As MTV wishes its readers a Merry
Christmas, we wish to remind one and all that we have an
extensive collection of recordings by Sruthi of the hymns
sung during the Christmas day service. Hum along to the
mellifluous rendition of Fr. M. P. George and team as they give
voice to the late Malankara Malpan Konattu Abraham
Kathanar's translation of the sublime thoughts of the Syriac
fathers, set in golden verse by Sabhakavi Vennikkulam C. P. Chandy.
Memorise the tunes, understand the context, reflect on them
as you slip into slumber... let the meanings sink deep into
your consciousness. You will then be able to immerse
yourself in the early morning Christmas service and feel its
richness and wholeness.
Apart from the Malankara Orthodox Church, the Jacobite
faction, the Knanaya faction, and the Malankara Syrian
Catholic Rite also use the same order of service for
Christmas. Members with such affiliations will also profit
from the recordings.
MTV once again wishes all its readers a blessed Nativity.
Scripture Readings & Devotional Thoughts for
Fr. John Samuel, Vicar, St. Gregorious Church, London, UK.
Feast of Holy Innocents: Dr. Yakob
Mar Irenaios will be the chief celebrant for the Penta-Mass on
the occasion of the Feast of Holy Innocents on Sunday 27th
December 2009 at the Mulanthuruthy Marthoman Church.
meeting of the
10th anniversary of OCYM Dallas St. Mary’s will be held
on December 27.
The public meeting
will be presided over by the
Vicar, Fr. Thampan Varghese. The priests and the Members
of OCYM from neighboring parishes will attend the function. The
function will end with a variety entertainment program.
Dallas St. Mary’s
unit had raised and distributed $25,000 towards charity among
The release of the
Souvenir will also take place at the function. A committee under
the leadership of Prince Abraham, Biji Baby,
Mathew and jiju John will coordinate the function.
Dec. 22, 09
A News about
Official Church Calendar: Sabha Pangangamenna Abadha
Pangangam. M TV
Compares the thought of Paulos Mar Gregorios and Hans Küng.
Bringing them together, Father Philip claims that in Hans Küng
and Mar Gregorios, the western and eastern Christian traditions
converge with the single purpose of bringing about peace in the
world. Hans Küng and Mar Gregorios, who have been giants in the
world of thought, have so much in common although they have come
from the two diverse tributaries of Christianity. The common
goal of peace and justice has made the differences between them
Review by John Kunnathu.
Kairaly TV is telecasting
Christmas and new year message of South West diocese
of America's metropolitan Alexios Mar Eusebius.
Christmas message will be aired on Sunday 20th December 2009 at
8 PM (Central Standard time in US, 7.30 AM Monday 21st in India)
and New year message will be aired on 27th Sunday 8 pm (Central
standard time in US, 7.30 AM Monday 28 in India).
OCYM Kottayam diocese conducted St. Thomas
memorial speech at St. Thomas Orthodox Church Vadakkanmannoor.
South Pampady St. Thomas Orthodox Church
conducted St. Thomas memorial speech.
Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church, Southend On Sea,(U.K )
Celebrated its First Perunal of the Patron Saint Parumala
Thirumeni on 28th November 2009 at All Saints Church Southend On
Sea. Members from London, Romford, Chelmsford, Basildon and
Southend On Sea Attended the Perunal. The Chief Celebrant For
the Munumel Qurbana was the Very. Rev. A. M. Mathai
Cor-Episcopa,followed by Guest Fr. George Panakamuttom (Vicar of
Liverpool indian orthodox church) and Fr. Mathew Abraham
Palathinkal,Vicar of indian Orthodox church in Southend On Sea.
Special choir was arranged by Fr John Samuel, Vicar of St.
Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church, Brockley, London.
Constitution of Syriac Orthodox Church of
Antioch: A Study by Dr. Thomas Mar Athanasius.
Kandanad Diocesan Bulletin,
Catholic - Orthodox Dialogue at Sophia
Centre, Orthodox Seminary, Kottayam.
St. Thomas Orthodox
St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Dubai celebrating
the holy services of Christmas, Feast of the Patron Saint and
New Year. His Grace Dr. Mathews Mar Themothios (Metropolitan, UK
Europe & Africa Diocese) will be the chief celebrant for the
Dec. 15, 09
An Article About Alvaris Mar Julios.
Published in Economic and Political Weekly:
Goan historian Rochelle Pinto brings to light the
influential role played by Alvares Mar Julius in the
anti-colonial Rane rebellion of 1895. In this article
published in the prestigious
Economic and Political Weekly, Feb 26, 2005, issue,
Thirumeni is referred to as Pe Alvares, short for Padre
Alvares, since the author mistakenly assumes him to be a
Roman Catholic priest.
Biography of Alvares Thirumeni written by
late Goan historian Carmo Azevedo at the request of the
Malankara Orthodox Church.
Part 1Part 2Part 3
Brahmavar Orthodox Community. Recent Updates
and rare snaps.
Brahmavar Orthodox Community. An Article
written by Fr. Dr. N. J. Thomas Ramban (Ex. Vicar General of Brahmavar Orthodox Community).
annual convention of St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church,
Papworth, Cambridge was held on Nov 22nd at the
British Legion hall, Cambridge. The diocesan bishop Dr.
Mathews Mar Thimothios inaugurated the convention. Rev. Fr.
George Panakamuttom was the main speaker. Vicar Rev. Fr.
Mathew Abraham Palathinkal welcomed the gathering.
Youth Fest held in VMDM Center,
Edamulickal, Trivandrum Diocese on 12-12-2009.