Many people today are convinced that the early Christians made up the story of Jesus Christ in order to back up the faith and grow the religion. This raises some serious questions. Does history stand behind our claim about who Jesus really was? The Bible is often ignored as a “biased” source in this debate.Continue reading “Is There Evidence for Jesus Outside The Bible?”
The Annunciation to St. Mary, the pivotal moment of our salvation history when the Archangel Gabriel announces the birth of Jesus by Mary, has been a favorite subject of religious art and iconography throughout the centuries. Today, we will focus on one curious element present in many examples of such art – depicting the ideaContinue reading “Through Her Ear, Mary Receives Christ”
🦠😷The COVID-19 pandemic has truly changed the lives of people across the world. Most of us have experienced the harsh reality of being separated from our family, friends and neighbours. Church life was also completely disrupted, with live-streams and Zoom calls taking the place of worship and fellowship. 💻📱 Although technology came to the rescueContinue reading “The #1 Reason You Should Go To Church”
“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”
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?”
⛲ “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?”
😨 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?”
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”
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”
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