please tell his parents that I am putting him on my regular prayer list for the sick. TOTUS TUUS MARIA ... From: James To: OzInterOrthodoxUnity@yahoogroups.comApr 23, 2002 1 of 16View Sourceplease tell his parents that I am putting him on my regular prayer list for the sick.TOTUS TUUS MARIA----- Original Message -----From: JamesSent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 6:56 PMSubject: [SOCM-FORUM] Pray for - Ganesh - Brain Tumour
Ganesh Balasubramanian is a 14 year old boy studying in 10th std. at the Indian School, Bahrain. He became unconscious 3 days ago and has been diagonised as having tumour in the brain. He is now admitted in the Bahrani Defence Force Hospital and was operated once.
Request you to uphold him in your prayers.
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Shlomo! May the peace of our Lord abide with all of us. It is rather disturbing to find the upsurge of messages that advocate hatred, harshness, and otherApr 24, 2002 1 of 16View SourceShlomo! May the peace of our Lord abide with all of us.
It is rather disturbing to find the upsurge of messages that advocate
hatred, harshness, and other unchristian attitudes and actions in
defense of the Church. Understandably, our Church is in a crisis and
under siege from forces that seek our destruction. These are,
however, not new situations for the Church which has survived nearly
2000 years of adversity by the strength of its faith in God, strict
adherence to the ideals that our Lord taught His children to uphold,
and the spiritual discipline of incessant prayer and fasting. The
early Church which faced persecution from the Jewish religious
authorities as well as the Roman and Persian civil authorities
emerged triumphantly by upholding the ideals enshrined in the
Gospels. Evil will not overcome evil; as our Lord Himself tells
us "all who take the sword will perish by the sword." (Matt. 26:51-
53). Our instinct to use words and actions of hatred should be
moderated by the knowledge that everyone is judged by his deeds at
the day of reckoning. Resorting to words and deeds that do not befit
a Christian diminishes our moral standing in the society; the graver
consequence is that we deprive ourselves of a confident stand in the
presence of our Creator. I recognize the importance of disseminating
the facts, but this can be done without the hatred and rancour that
does not befit an elect people of God; let the facts speak for
In these days of much anxiety, I implore my brethren in Christ to
pray diligently for our Church and its children that we emerge from
this crisis stronger and without losing our souls to the devil. Let
us resolve not to play into the hands of those who harbor illwill.
Let us resist evil with good, strengthening ourselves with prayer and
fasting. We may lose material possessions, but if we are steadfast in
our faith and our hope and trust in God we have indeed lost nothing.
Thomas Joseph, Ph.D.
Web Master, Syriac Orthodox Resources
Dear forum memebrs ���� This is to inform you that the sudden demise of my niece Ms.Sindhu,w/o.Benz Mammen,Thoompunkal,Mavelikkara and D/O.Mrs.LillykuttyApr 24, 2002 1 of 16View SourceDear forum memebrs�This is to inform you that the sudden demise of my niece Ms.Sindhu,w/o.Benz Mammen,Thoompunkal,Mavelikkara and D/O.Mrs.Lillykutty Thampy & Late Mr.Thampy Oommen, Pazhayaparambil Kandathil, Kattodu, Thiruvalla (D/O.Late Mr.D.Abraham, Karimpanackal Puthenpurayil,Cheppad), which happened on 23rd April.The funeral will be on 26th April at 11 am .�Please pray for the soul.�Thomas Daniel
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Dear Thomas Thanks for the posting. Very appropriate message for Malankara Church John JosephApr 24, 2002 1 of 16View SourceDear Thomas
Thanks for the posting.
Very appropriate message for Malankara Church
To rgphilipos I request you to read the the malayalam book Sishu Snaanam - Tharkkangalkku Viraamam written by Fr. Sunny Abraham of the Marthoma Church.Apr 24, 2002 1 of 16View SourceTo� rgphilipos
I request you to read the the malayalam book� "Sishu Snaanam -� Tharkkangalkku Viraamam"
written by Fr. Sunny Abraham of the Marthoma Church.� All your doubts can be cleared.
There is n't�� any proof in the bible for and against� child baptism.� That is the truth.
Let me first introduce myself. I was born to Jacobite parents and
attend the church whenever I am in Kerala. However, I do not know
much of the doctrines of our church and I would love to know more.
Hence, I subscribed to this group.
I had many questions, one among them being child baptism and how it
is done in the Jacobite church...
Since this is an open letter, I have few quesions: - Is Indian Orthodox a really bad word? A church can be called by many names. Many innocently use the nameApr 24, 2002 1 of 16View SourceSince this is an open letter, I have few quesions:
- Is Indian Orthodox a really bad word? A church can be called by many
names. Many innocently use the name "Indian Orthodox", especially
faithful from other Orthodox churches in the world, to denote
Orthodox Christians from India. These Orthodox Christians from
poor Orthodox nations also take great pride that there is an Orthodox
church in India. They feel great about it - that their faith is
growing. Of course, this depends on one's mind set - whether one is
more interested in the growth of Orthodox church or lesser wordly
- Regarding constitution, there is the ancient Apostolic
constitutions. Every church has a constitution to exist in this world.
We also need one.
Let us drop wordly and silly arguments (throne, constitution,
nation/language names etc.) and develop a broader understanding of
church of Orthodox faith, unity between churches etc. The Church
confessing same faith is one, no division or seperation there.
If we reach that realisation, peace will prevail in the Church and in
our minds. It is a very simple concept, but very difficult to
experience and accept.
Malankara church is not the only Orthodox church with internal
disputes. Every Orthodox church is facing similar problems, thus
inhibiting the growth. Let us make a difference with a simple
Peace to you and to all.
--- In SOCM-FORUM@y..., "MalankaraVoice.cjb.net" wrote:
> Here is enclosed an open letter from Jacob V Joshua, New Delhi to
one Fr.Eapen, a member of Methran Kakshi. Through this, Joshua is
giving a clear idea on the latest developments in the Malankara
Dear Sir, My condolence to you and the bereaved family.We pray for the departed soul. Regards vmt ... From: Thomas Daniel @indianhosting.com To:Apr 24, 2002 1 of 16View SourceDear Sir,My condolence to you and the bereaved family.We pray for the departed soul.Regardsvmt----- Original Message -----From: "Thomas Daniel"@...Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 1:56 PMSubject: [SOCM-FORUM] Sudden demise of my nieceDear forum memebrsThis is to inform you that the sudden demise of my niece Ms.Sindhu,w/o.Benz Mammen,Thoompunkal,Mavelikkara and D/O.Mrs.Lillykutty Thampy & Late Mr.Thampy Oommen, Pazhayaparambil Kandathil, Kattodu, Thiruvalla (D/O.Late Mr.D.Abraham, Karimpanackal Puthenpurayil,Cheppad), which happened on 23rd April.The funeral will be on 26th April at 11 am .Please pray for the soul.Thomas Daniel
Thank you for repling to my query. I do not read Malayalam (can speak, though) so I might not get the book. I did check the website that I was refered to. ItApr 24, 2002 1 of 16View SourceThank you for repling to my query.
I do not read Malayalam (can speak, though) so I might not get the book. I
did check the website that I was refered to.
It is clear from the site and from the reply that I got, that there is
nothing in the bible for or against infant baptism. But, if we look at the
Acts, baptism always followed believing in Christ. In Matt 28:19, we first
become disciples and then get baptized. Baptism is always the next step
after you believe in Christ. Why would you baptize an infant apart from
Are we not to believe in the Bible alone? Traditions are okay as long as
they dont contradict the Bible.
This again is my humble opinion and I dont want to be picky. More important
is to have a personal relationship with Christ and He will lead us to the
truth in all matters.
Love In Christ,
>Subject: Re: [SOCM-FORUM] Baptism.
>Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 03:16:39 +0100 (BST)
>About Infant Baptism etc.
>Please refer the following link, maintained by St.Ignatius Church, Texas
>for the concerned matter.
>The article is the reproduced from the book written by Malankara Malpan,
>Very Rev Kaniamparambil Kurien Cor-episcopa, one of the greatest scholars
>of the centuary.....