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Angel of Peace: Remembering Patriarch St. Ignatius Elias III

“Death is inevitable whether here or in India; I would rather sacrifice my life for the sake of our children in Malankara.” – St. Ignatius Elias III Urho prayerfully presents, “Angel of Peace: Reflections on the Life and Legacy of Patriarch St. Ignatius Elias III”. On Wednesday February 16th at 9:30am EST, 8:00pm IST, weContinue reading “Angel of Peace: Remembering Patriarch St. Ignatius Elias III”

Is The Jesus Story Copied?

It has become fashionable nowadays for internet atheists and conspiracy theory fans to claim that the Jesus story has been copied from stories of deities from other cultures or that Jesus never really existed. We see this pop up most noticeably during Christmas time, when even major newspapers run articles to this effect. However, isContinue reading “Is The Jesus Story Copied?”

Should We Fear God?

⛲ “The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,” says the Book of Proverbs. 😨 Many of us would find have read verses like these, and went right ahead without thinking about what this means. Aren’t we supposed to love God? Why is fear considered such a positive quality by the biblical authors?Continue reading “Should We Fear God?”

What Is The Fear of God?

😨 Many of us would have read about “fearing God” in the Old Testament and wondered if God wants us to approach Him in love or in fear. For example, the author of Ecclesiastes says, “Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man’s all.” (Eccl 12:13) 📜 Scholars have looked at the contextContinue reading “What Is The Fear of God?”

A Crown For The Victorious

🏅 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”

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