By your life, O Mother of God, you showed us the path to the Source of Life. And by your death, you revealed to us the greatness of the grace that our Lord has given us through His redeeming work. ⏩ Swipe left through the slides in the Instagram post below to learn more aboutContinue reading “Shoonoyo: A Glimpse of Salvation”
🏅 With Olympics season upon us, it is fitting to focus on the theme of “crowns” in a very familiar hymn – “Yajamanan varumanneram” (in Malayalam) or “Thoobayhoon l-abde thobe” (in Syriac) or “Blessed are those good servants”. It is usually sung as a hymn after the Gospel reading in the Syriac Orthodox Qurbono, andContinue reading “A Crown For The Victorious”
One of the major qualifiers of the Orthodox Church is its Apostolicity. Its theology is informed by significant and diverse tributaries of Apostolic Tradition (both written and unwritten) which encompasses scripture, liturgy, patristic heritage, iconography, canonical corpus, decrees of ecumenical synods and the like that subsume the spirit of all the formative factors of theology.Continue reading “Apostolic Legacy”
In this episode of “Walking The Way with The Saints”, we focus on St. Cyril of Alexandria (AD 376-444), whom we commemorate on June 27 according to the Syriac Orthodox Liturgical calendar. Daniel Michalski presents us with his research into the saint’s life and deeds. St. Cyril of Alexandria, the nephew of his predecessor St. Theophilus,Continue reading “St. Cyril of Alexandria”
In the Gospel of St. John, our Lord Jesus Christ utters the following commandment, “that you love one another, just as I have loved you” (St. John 13:34). Yet around the world, there exist great struggles to truly love all as one’s self. With mass media always looming on the horizon, bringing with it strugglesContinue reading “Understanding God’s Love With An Onion”
If one were to look for the feast day of St. Eusebius of Caesarea, blessed author of such masterworks as the Ecclesiastical History and Preparation for the Gospel, they would have an extremely difficult time of finding it. In fact, most would be led to believe he has never had a feast day at all.Continue reading “Rediscovering Eusebius of Caesarea’s Sainthood Part 2: His Feast Days, Icons, and Orthodoxy”
Eusebius, the Bishop of Caesarea (d. 339-340 AD) earns the distinction of being, besides his much beloved Origen, the most controversial Christian to be given the title of Church Father. Lauded as the “Father of Church History” and “a most diligent investigator of the Holy Bible” by some, and yet deemed an Arian heretic andContinue reading “Rediscovering Eusebius of Caesarea’s Sainthood, and Why It Matters”
In this episode of “Walking The Way with The Saints,” we focus on St. Matthew The Apostle (1st Century A.D.) one of the 12 apostles and writer of the Gospel of Matthew. We commemorate him on February 24 according to the Syriac Orthodox Liturgical calendar. Deacon Daniel Malyon presents us with his research into the saint’sContinue reading “St. Matthew The Apostle”
In this episode of “Walking The Way with The Saints”, we focus on St. Elias III (1867-1932 A.D.) the 119th patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church and all the East. the Martyrs. We commemorate him on February 13 according to the Syriac Orthodox Liturgical calendar. Sam Joseph Kaippallil presents us with his research into this greatContinue reading “Moran Mor Ignatius Elias III”
In this episode of “Walking The Way with The Saints”, we focus on St. Stephen (?-35/36 A.D.) the illustrious saint, chief of the Deacons, and first ofthe Martyrs. We commemorate him on January 8 according to the Syriac Orthodox Liturgical calendar. Quroyo deacon Yousif Abdul Wahid presents us with his research into this great saint’s lifeContinue reading “St. Stephen, chief of the deacons and the first martyr”
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