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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…

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…

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…

Farewell beloved Theophilos Thirumeni

Memorial Prayer for Metropolitan Theophilos of Malabar Diocese: O God of spirits and of all flesh, You trampled upon death and abolished the power of the devil, giving life to Your world. Give rest to the soul of Your departed servant in a place of light, in a place of green pasture, in a place of refreshment,…

Feast Day of Philipose Mar Dionysius (IV)

Blessed 162nd Feast of His Holiness (Malankara Metropolitan) Cheepadu Philipose Mar Dionysius (IV) (1825-1846). Buried at St. George Orthodox Church, Cheppad. Our Most Beloved Thirumeni, who has pleased God by sacrificing your life to unconditionally serve the Orthodox Church and His children; pray to Christ my Lord that we might live in peace love and…

Holy Liturgy at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Los Angeles, CA

God amazingly blessed me this Sunday to conduct Holy Liturgy at St. Thomas Orthodox Church in Los Angeles. My God is an Awesome God.

Pray for and Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Please pray for and help our beloved brothers and sisters in Texas affected by the Horrible Natural Calamity – Hurricane Harvey.   Thousands of Texas residents facing horrible impact of Hurricane Harvey a very major disaster.  O God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children. The Sea of Galilee obeyed…

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