The Holy Episcopal Synod has accepted the report of the
commission appointed by the Holy Synod to report to the Holy
Synod regarding the possibilities of granting voting right
to women in Malankara Orthodox Church. The report will be
available for publication only after the Rules Committe
makes specific constitutional changes in this regard. The
commission, Metropolitan Yuhanon Mar Militos in his 11 page
report has given, reasons for granting voting right to women
in parish assembly on the basis of the teachings and
approach of Jesus Christ, the Biblical passages, the opinion
of the father of the Church, theological issues, position of
other Orthodox Churches of the world, the suggestion of the
Supreme court in its order in 1995 verdict on Church case,
articles of human rights, practical issues etc. Through
this, the Church will be addressing a major issue that has
been in the Church for a long time and will be a milestone
in the history of the Church. Though this will make the size
of the parish general body larger, it will not add any
number to parish managing committee, diocesan council,
Malankara Association or Association Managing Committee.
Sabha Managing Committee give a proposal to Holy Episcopal
Synod to appoint Zacharia Mar Nicholovos as Diocesan Bishop
to North East America Diocese.
Geevarghese Mar Yulios at St. Mary's Church Kota, Rajastan.
Ahmedabad Diocese representatives met the Chief Minister
Narendra Modi in regarding to invite him for the Sunthroniso
ceremony of Geevarghese Mar Yulios. The delegation consisted
of Fr. Joji George the diocesan secretary, Fr. George
Varghese Asst. Vicar Ahmedabad, P. D. Baby (Sabha Managing
Committee member), Dr. Linz and Saju Mathew.
Of MOSC: St. George Orthodox Church, Puthupally. More
Dr Mar Seraphim
outlines roadmap for Bangalore Diocese at Meltho 2011.
Mazmur 2011- Syriac Music Fest - Jointly organised by St.
Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute (SEERI) & Sruthi School
of Liturgical Music. Photos
The Consecration of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Ras Al
Khaimah held on Thursday and Friday, 17th and 18th February,
2011. Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan Moran Mar
Baselios Marthoma Paulose II was the Chief Celebrant and
H.G.Dr.Abraham Mar Seraphim (Diocese Metropolitan)
H.G.Kuriakose Mar Clemis, H.G.Abraham Mar Epiphanios were
blessed the event.
Jeevan TV News
Feb. 20, 2011
Malankara Nazrani Sangamam at Ernakulam on April 10, 2011.
HH The Catholicos' Message.
The Catholicos Baselius Marthoma Paulose II celebrated Holy
Qurbana at Marthoman Orthodox Church, Mulamthuruthy. M TV
Videos M TV
Feast of St. Dionysius at St. Dionysius Chapel, Devagiri,
Feast of St. Dionysius at St. Dionysius Church, Northamton.
Orthodox Cathedral, Dubai organised a colorful, befitting
reception to His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II
Catholicos on 18th Friday February 2011 at 6.30 pm.
Kuriakose Mar Clemis, Abraham Mar Epiphanios, Abraham Mar
Seraphim, Abba Dimetrios (The Arch Bishop of Lebanon and
United Arab Emirates of Ethiopian Orthodox Church) were
blessed the events.News
St. Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary,
Nagpur was blessed with the presence of H. G. Alexios Mar
Eusebius, Metropolitan of South West America Diocese as
retreat father for the Three Day Lent. His Grace was
accompanied by Rev. Dn. Gabriel Pike from SPOKANE mission.
HG is on a week’s visit to Seminary. He was associated with
STOTS as faculty member and Bursar for a very long period
since its inception.
Dr. Zacharia Mar Aprem visits Plasthanathu
Padiyola - Edited by Thomas Mar Athanasios Metropolitan -
Published by MOC Publications. (Cover) (Preface by Fr. Dr.
Johns Abraham Konat) (Contents). Book release on 23 rd
February at Old Seminary.
Holy Episcopal synod will meet on Feb. 21-26 at Devalokam
Catholicate Aramana and Managing Committee will meet on Feb
24 at Orthodox Seminary, Kottayam.
Marthoma Paulose II will celebrate Holy Qurbana at
Mulamthuruthy Marthoman Orthodox Church on 20th Feb. with
the order of High court of Kerala.
Church Mission & Malayalam Bible. From: Reinhold Wagner,
Die Bibel für Kerala, in, Die Bible in der Welt, Band 12,
Jahrbuch des Verbandes der Evangelischen Bibelgeselschaften
in Deutschland 1969 (Berlin: Cansteinsche Bibelanstalt,
1969), Pp 100-127. Translated from German to Malayalam by
Fr. Dr. Reji Mathew (Orthodox Seminary, Kottayam).
Orthodox Sunday Schools - Bangalore District consisting of
1,150 students and 250 teachers of - Tumkur, Mysore and
Bangalore – Annual Get Together and QUIZ Competition will be
held on 20th February 2011, Sunday, at St. Mary’s
Orthodox Church, Begur at 1.30 p.m. Prize distribution,
Teachers Awards and Felicitation of SSFC/XII students will
take place during the Annual Get together. Bangalore
Diocese Metropolitan Dr. Abraham Mar Seraphim, will be the
Chief Guest. Vice – President Fr. V.P. Idichandy, Director
K.C. Thomas, Vicars of various parishes will speak on the
Mary Joseph (Enchakkattil, Manganam, Kottayam. Mother of George Joseph
Enchakkattil, Palarivattam, Ernakulam) passed away.
Nineveh lent: Feb 14-17. This lent originated in the 4th
Century. It falls in January or February every year. This
lent commemorates the time spent by Jonah in the stomach of
the whale. Hearing the words of the Prophet Jonah, the
people of Nineveh repented and fasted for many days. God was
merciful and saved the city.
Official Response from Yakobaya Faction:
Speeches by Joseph Mar Gregorios & Mar Dioscoros
at Manjinikkara Dayara.
Another Response from Yakobaya Church. Mangalam News:
The ‘Aykyavedhi’ meeting of Viswasa
Samrakshana Samithi, Kochi - Kandanad diocese Samrakshana
Samithi & "Samadhana Aykyavedhi" held at Kolenchery decided
to prevent the "samadhana samithi" members from marching to
Church head quarters.
Orthodox Church & SNDP. Orthodox Herald
Suriyani Sabha Charithram: The New Book from Mar Adai Study
Centre Released at Manjinikkara on 11.2.11 by Mar Gregoriose
Joseph giving a copy to HB Basalius Thomas 1 Catholicose.
‘History of Syrian Orthodox Church of India’ written by HH
Patriarch Mor Ignatius Yacob III translated to Malayalam by
Mr Jacob Varghese Mannakuzhiyil, Ayroor to be published by
Mor Adai Study Centre, Cheeranchira, Changanaserry-686106.
Meltho 2011 - the sixth
annual three day convention of the Orthodox Parishes of
Bangalore commenced on 11th Feb at the Campus Crusade for
Christ Auditorium, Lingarajapuram, Bangalore.
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