'St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church of Washington DC' tagged posts

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.

Tribute to a Blessed Life of Mrs. Pennamma Kurien

Dear friends, Thank you so much for attending the “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! Her Funeral was held on Wednesday…

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…

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…

Has Jesus forgiven your sins?

Has Jesus forgiven your sins? The Story of the Paralytic in Mark 2:1-12 The Lord placed this event in Scripture to assure us that Jesus has the authority and divine power to forgive sins. Jesus is able to forgive because He became a man, lived a perfect life, and taking our sins upon Himself, He…

His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II

I am very blessed and extremely honored to be standing next to His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East & Malankara Metropolitan, holding his blessed Crosier.  These are the cherished precious moments of a lifetime! .

Jesus Cleanses and Accepts Everyone

The man in today’s story (St. Luke 5:12-16) was unclean, repulsive, unfeeling, alienated, with an incurable disease. He came to Jesus – You will never be saved until you are willing to do anything you have to do to get to Jesus. In order to come to Christ, you are going to have to turn…

Memorial of Late Metropolitan Osthathios of Niranam

I was blessed beyond human imagination to have late His Grace Geeverghese Mar Osthathios with me at St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church of Greater Washington DC and St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church of Baltimore for 1993 Holy Week where we conducted services at the Catholic University Chapel. I am proud to say that, as a…

Wishing you a Great Lent!

Remember -“God forgives.” Great Lent is an opportunity to maximize our Easter gladness. Religious fanatics put on a big show during the Great Lent, missing the whole intent. This discipline is not intended to draw us away from others. Moreover, the Church is very clear that fasting per se is not a virtue, nor is…

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