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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…

WAKE-UP CALL

The greatest religious deception ever perpetrated in history was and still is from the hand of the Pope of Rome who perpetuates the false claims that he is the Vicar of Christ and through his primacy and infallibility he rules the “True Church” founded by Christ. He proclaims to the world that we Orthodox Christians…

From the West to the East

An American Pilgrimage to the Orthodox Church by James M. Kushiner I don’t remember when I first became aware that there are other than Roman Catholic or Protestant Christians. There are so many Catholics and so many Protestants in the United States that the Orthodox virtually are an invisible minority to many. When I finally…

Orthodoxy * Greece * and People

By Katherine G. Valone Orthodoxy in the world is alive and well, but, also in some cases suffering great persecution. This is to be expected. The Lord Jesus Christ said that His Church would suffer much and history records “The Suffering Church” that has prevailed. At this point in history it is significant to understand…

Opposite Sides of the Same Coin – Faith & Fear

by NAKKOLACKAL V.L EAPEN “God is Spirit.” (Jn. 4:24). Being made in His image and likeness, man is a spiritual being, NOT a rational animal, as taught by the ancient Greeks. God the Father sees us always as spiritual beings, and calls us to live victorious abundant lives in His Son, Jesus Christ, and be”more…

VIEW FROM THE PEW

By Katherine G. Valone Community of the Holy Mount Athos OPPOSES COMPROMISING THE FAITH The well known periodical, ORTHODOX LIFE, in its NO. 1 2007 issue carries an open letter from all the holy abbots of Mt. Athos decrying the recent meeting of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew and Pope Benedict XVI on November…

Meditation on the Day of The Cross

LEARNING FROM THE TWO CRUCIFIED CRIMINALS OF CALVARY by NAKKOLACKAL V.L EAPEN Gaining invaluable insights into life from others’ experience, rather than our own, is generally reckoned a measure of maturity and humility as well. Humility is as fundamental as IQ (Intelligence Quotient) to effective learning. Often we tend to learn from superiors and peers,…

“AN ATRAITA GOD”

A Dispassionate Review by NAKKOLACKAL V.L EAPEN, AUSTIN, TX 78728 Religion is ‘tasting God’s goodness in one’s day-to-day life through His Son with the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit.’ The emphasis is on experiencing for oneself the purity and power of God’s presence in one’s life. Ratiocination (logical reasoning) has little or NO…

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