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The Times of India Article – God is an Awesome God

Thank you!!! I pace the seasons of MY life in God’s hands: Everyday, I ask God to transform my attitudes and bring positive results out of negative situations as I travel through life’s seasons. I totally rely on God’s unchanging power in the midst of changes and unbearable challenges I experience in all aspects of…

Special Prayer for COVID-19:

Special Prayer for COVID-19: My most beloved friends, Good early Sunday morning from my prayer room in our home. I know, things are beginning to look very frightening. Our Lord is telling us – Do not be afraid. He is asking us – Don’t we have Faith in Him? Let us cast all our anxieties…

Dormition of Theotokos (Κοιμήσεως της Θεοτόκου)

Each year on August 15, the Feast of the Dormition of the Holy Virgin Mary (Theotokos) is celebrated. It is also known as the “falling asleep,” repose or kimisis of the Virgin Mary, mother of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Feast also commemorates the Assumption of the body of the Theotokos into heaven. The Epitaph…

Anniversary of my Holy Ordination

oday marks the 32nd anniversary of my Holy Ordination to the Priesthood: My priesthood began by answering His call.

Farewell & Funeral Service of Mrs. Pennamma Kurien

To my most beloved friends, My Amma’s viewing began at 8:30 am and the funeral/burial ended at 5:30 pm on 17th April (Wednesday). We had several Orthodox and Marthoma bishops and numerous priests attended from both sides. She was very blessed and fortunate to receive a complete Orthodox and full Marthoma funeral services. Well wishers…

Missing my Beloved Mother

Dear friends, Thank you so much for participating in a “Royal Viewing” for my Mother in Tampa, Florida. She deserved every bit of royalty and recognition she received today. Many of you drove and flew from distance to pay last respects and reminisce your fond memories of her. Thank YOU! Now we are taking our…

Begin 2019 Great Lent Seeking “Forgiveness”

Let us begin the Great Lent Seeking “Forgiveness” My dear friends, “if I have wronged you in any manner through my words or deeds, please Forgive me, a Sinner.” The first act before we enter this Great Lent is to ask from and offer forgiveness to everyone individually we have wronged. This is one of…

Merry Christmas!

Mary’s Magnificent Song “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.  For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. And…

Guide to Fasting – Nativity Fast!

Guide to Fasting: I get so many questions about how to fast:  In response, I am sharing my simple and humble guidance.    For us Orthodox Christians, we are supposed to keep the traditional rules of fasting. Keep the Church’s fasting rule as well as you are able, and then decide on additional disciplines, in consultation…

Nativity Fast – A Message of – “Fear Not”

Baby Jesus Brings the Message of “Not to Be Afraid” Let us enter the “Nativity Fast” with a message for this Christmas!  St. Luke 2:10-11 says, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city…

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