Editorials

CHRIST IS BORN; GLORIFY HIM!

By Chief Editor Chor-Episcopos Dr. Kyriakos of Chicago Anselm the English bishop and monk almost nine hundred years tried to philosophically unravel the mystery of incarnation in the context of many questions raised by several profane philosophers and critics of Christianity. The result was the book “Cur Deus Homo”. It was a sophisticated book which…

Having a Thankful and Grateful Attitude

Guest Editorial for a Spiritually Meaningful 2010 Thanksgiving Day: By Reverend Tom Tsagalakis As we begin preparation for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, I was reflecting on St. Paul’s words found in Thessalonians. He says, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” This is such…

CHRIST IS BORN; ADORE HIM AND VENERATE HIS HUMILITY

By Chor-Episcopos Dr. Kyriakos of Chicago Chief-Editor Remember that the celebration of Christmas was not one of the original feasts related to the mystery of Christ celebrated by the ancient Church. Among all the feasts of the Church the most important was the Celebration of Resurrection of Christ or Passover, or Pascha, because it was…

NATIVITY REFLECTIONS: WAITING WITH HOPE AND EXPECTATION

(This is one of our Nativity 2009 Editorials and written by Tenny Thomas, one of our contributors. Mr. Thomas holds graduate degrees from Cambridge University and Oxford University in United Kingdom, and is growing as a mature Orthodox Theologian by his own right and is reading for his doctorate in Theology at Columbia University, New…

Reflection: The Pascha of our Lord Jesus Christ- 2009

By Rev. Fr. Alexander Lukashonok, M.Div All too often among Christians, the celebration of the Pascha of our Lord Jesus Christ is viewed as the end. Our Lenten journey comes to a conclusion with the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and now we can relax and forget about the Church, for the Victory has been won….

THE EASTER SERMON OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

Kuriakos Thottupuram, Ph.D., D.D. If you are devout and love God, enjoy this beautiful and radiant celebration. If you are a grateful servant, enter, rejoicing, into the joy of your Lord. If you followed the fast, receive your payment now. If you worked from the first hour, receive today your just reward. If you came…

IS THE CHURCH OF MALANKARA STRIPPED OFF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND ORTHODOXY?

Kuriakos Tharakan Thottupuram, Ph.D., D.D. We write this editorial with great pain because of a recent decision our Episcopal Synod has reportedly taken regarding widower-priests, giving them the permission to remarry. This is totally unorthodox, and we think this will destroy the sanctity and integrity and historical character of our priesthood. Our priesthood is so…

CHRIST IS BORN! GLORIFY HIM!!

By Chor-Episcopos Dr. Kyriakos of Chicago The other day when I was dismissing my Metaphysics class after the final lecture of the semester my farewell statement was: “Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!” Immediately the response from the back corner of the classroom was “Dr. T, don’t say so; it is politically incorrect to…

Advent-The Season of Expectation

Rev. Father Alexander Lukashonok, M.Div. (Guest Editorial) There is a period of time before the feast of Christmas that is very important and very special; it is the 40-Day Fast, called by several names, St Philip’s Fast, the Christmas Fast, or Advent. It is a time of spiritual preparation and growth as we prepare to…

REPENT YE, HOLY CHURCH, FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, AND CONVERT BEFORE YOU CELEBRATE THE HOLY PASCHA

Lenten Editorial REPENT YE, HOLY CHURCH, FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, AND CONVERT BEFORE YOU CELEBRATE THE HOLY PASCHA By Chor-Episcopos Dr. Kyriakos of Chicago, Chief Editor This period experiences a great turmoil, which has never been in recent times. The earth is roaring with anger. Our climate has not been normal for past the past…

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