- Dear Mr.Thomas,
I vehemently support your view and concern of the present pathetic plight of our church. The bane of today in our church is the excessive influence of the politicians and business magnates in the Managing Committee. They, for their vested interest, exploit this church. Some priests also join hands with them for their selfish ulterior motives. I doubt whether they have lost their sense of direction and oneness or not. Further,what we lack today is an authentic and unbiased history of our own. What we can do now is but pray for the church. May God save His Church.
With love and prayers
George Achen, Ireland.
- 4 days to Mission Sunday: St. Gregorios Daya Bhavan, Kunigal
As we continue to look at the multiple dimensions of IOC's mission initiatives, today, we will look at how IOC's mission initiatives address the current day killer diseases.
As we talk about AIDS, the name of our country comes up, as India have the
largest number of HIV infected people in the world. One in eight people
infected with HIV in the world resides in India and it accounts to ~5.7
There are 6 states (Manipur, Nagaland, Andhra Pradesh, TamilNadu, Karnataka
and Maharashtra) that are very badly affected, with HIV/AIDS prevalence
rates greater than 1%.
IOC has always been on the forefront in the fight against killer diseases.
In the 80's IOC's mission fought against leprosy, today it
is fighting against AIDS. It has made the fight against AIDS a top priority.
In its fight against AIDS, St.Gregorios Daya Bhavan is one of the newest
ventures of Malankara Orthodox Mission Board to care for the children of
AIDS patients. It is located at Bhaktarhalli, Kunigal Town, 80 kms away from
St. Gregorios Daya Bhavan
No. 69, Vanighere Village
Bhaktharahalli P.O, (Via) Kunigal, Tumkur Dist
Karnataka - 572 120, India
Phone: 0816 320075
ICON Archives on Daya Bhavan and AIDS
(repost from 2007)