Now, widows, divorcees can also become nuns

3/9/2012 Preetha T S KOCHI: The Jacobite Syrian Church (Syrian Orthodox Church in India), which traces its origins to Saint Peter, is ordaining widows and divorcees as nuns. Conventionally, across various church denominations, only unmarried women are admitted to the fold as nuns. Around 250 nuns are part of the church, which follows Orthodox traditions, and the ...

The second coming

Shobha John shobha.john@timesgroup.com 26/12/2011 The Indian Orthodox Church They are among the oldest Christian community in India, going as far back as 52 CE when St Thomas, an apostle of Jesus Christ, came to India. The Orthodox Syrian Christians are different. They have many rituals which are common to Hindus too. Though there are over 252 Christian denominations in ...

Consecration of Holy Mooron

Orthodox Church of the East- Indian orthodox Church Thousands of the faithful children of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church filled the compound of the Catholicate Palace. His Holiness the Catholicos, assisted by His Beatitude the Catholicos Designate along with the members of the Holy Episcopal Synod consecrated Holy Mooron. This blessed service is unlike any ...