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Hang in There! There is Joy in our Suffering

Hang in There! There is Joy in our Suffering “Consider it pure joy, my friends, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4 Some days, when life is…

The Most Holy Theotokos Intercede for Us!

8-Day Lent comes to a conclusion: Most Holy Theotokos remember us in our times of trials and tribulations of this challenging world.    Please Intercede for those: Poor, Hungry, and the Homeless Suffering from various illness – Cancer, arthritis, heart, etc.. Lost their jobs and facing financial challenges. Separated from someone they love.  Families of the…

70th Birthday – H.H. Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose II

70th Birthday (Sapthathi) Celebration of His Holiness Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose II Catholicos of the East & Malankara Metropolitan The Supreme Head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India It was certainly a memorable weekend for the Indian Orthodox Faithful in Philadelphia – God blessed us to celebrate the 70th birthday (Sapthathi) of our…

Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day 2016 Memorial Day gives us an opportunity to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the principles of liberty and democracy. As this day of remembrance approaches, I encourage everyone to pause and reflect on those individuals from all Services who gave their lives in defense of our Nation.…

Pentecost Sunday – A Biblical Look

Simplistic Understanding of Pentecost Sunday Pentecost Sunday – Many people, including Christians, may not know why the day is special or what is celebrated. Unlike Easter and Christmas, when colorful eggs, Easter bunnies, Christmas trees and Santa Claus are harbingers of the upcoming Christian holidays, there are no such social markers by secular society ahead…

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day Prayer Happy Mother’s Day Wishes and Prayers for all of you Mothers reading this!  A Mother’s Day Prayer for all mothers (especially for my Ajitha and our mothers)!- God of love, passionate and strong, tender and careful, we thank you for our mothers.  We thank you that they gave us lives and nurtured us…

Χριστός ανέστη! “Christ is Risen!

The Promise of The Resurrection Through the resurrection, there is a way out of our personal tombs of pain and suffering, of cynicism and despair, if only we will open our eyes, sit up, and see how the stone has been rolled away by a power far beyond our control. As Jesus said in his…

His Eternal Love for His Children

His Unconditional Eternal Love – Holy Thursday Message Any words we might use to explain the mystery of Holy Thursday are inadequate. But it is not hard to imagine the feelings of Jesus’ heart on that evening, his last evening with his friends before the sacrifice of Calvary.   “I have eagerly desired to eat this…

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