Organic Orthodoxy

“For everything in the Orthodox Church points toward a way of life; the Church is connected to all aspects of life.”

+ Fr. Alexander Schmemann

Orthodoxy is an ocean without shores. Such magnanimity cannot be confined within the four walls of a church building. Reducing orthodoxy to a few performative rituals is the greatest distortion one could possibly make of it. Orthodoxy is not a religious ideology but the most organic lifestyle initiated, practiced and traditioned to us by Jesus Christ for the integral healing of human beings and the wider creation. There is not a single aspect of human life and ecosystem which Orthodoxy does not encompass. A genuine inculcation of this lifestyle would lead us to the cross of Christ where we would discover our true life which is “hidden with Christ in God” (Col 3:3).

Organic Orthodoxy envisions to theologically engage with the social evils of the world that strive to upend the divine order and impede the realization of the reign of God on earth.


Keep Awake

The Gospel of Mark is a rapid gospel for the transition between the narratives is quick. This is corroborated by the frequent occurrence (41 times) of the phrase καί εὐθὺς which means “and immediately.” Thus Mark’s Gospel is sometimes called “the breathless gospel.” The Gospel of Mark does not at all squander time but attributesContinue reading “Keep Awake”

Gardeners Of The Earth

Human beings are fundamentally gardeners of the earth. The primary purpose of God placing human beings in the Garden of Eden was to till the earth and keep it (Gen. 2: 15). However we miserably failed in our divinely bequeathed vocation and therefore Christ had to remind us of our basic identity. Reminiscent the PaschalContinue reading “Gardeners Of The Earth”

Deconstructing The Wisdom of the Wise

As many have gotten tipsy celebrating Christmas promoting the consumer culture by buying expensive gifts thereby favouring the greedy corporates in amassing wealth who would later assuage their guilt of covetousness by acts of charity to camouflage the socio-economic inequality they have knowingly caused, it is good to withdraw to reflect on the “merriness” ofContinue reading “Deconstructing The Wisdom of the Wise”

The Coming One

“Behold all Creation is saved by Christ and sang praise for the Son’s Nativity” ~Qolo: Nativity Night Vigil Advent is a season of travail. Birth pangs are upon the entire creation that yearns for the coming of its Creator;[1] for salvation is not anthropocentric but eco-centric. It is not just the human beings who longContinue reading “The Coming One”


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Dayroyo Fr. Basil of the Syriac Orthodox Church holds a B.Div from United Theological College, Bangalore and an M.A. from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, New York. He also holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Nagpur University and has served in the National Council of Churches in India (NCCI), Nagpur. As of now he serves in St. Ignatius Monastery, Manjinikkara, Kerala.


  1. Good initiative! Best wishes!!

    I hope and pray that along with the social evils, Organic Orthodoxy will continue to address the evils and hypocrisy within the Christian Churches including our Church, which are part of the society/world.

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