Re: Jesus Prayer
- Since my last posting on Jesus Prayer, I see some that some of the esteemed ICON participants followed up on the message. Thank you all for following up on my posting. I believe that prayers and meditation with Jesus prayer as practiced in Mar Baselios Dayara will be a solace to a number of our orthodox people running to evangelical prayer meetings and ministries. I hope the Holy Synod will officially consider instituting Jesus Prayer as an official prayer along the lines as is practiced at Mar Baselios Dayara. Meanwhile, I heard from one of the senior priests of Syro-Malabar Catholic Church that they are looking into Jesus Prayer "as practiced by the Eastern Orthodox Churches" and are thinking of adopting it as a practice.
--- In IndianOrthodox@yahoogroups.com, Jose Kurian <jose.puliyeril@...> wrote:
> Dear and Respected Brethren,
> Immediately after the demise of H.G. Geevarghese Mar Ivanios Metropolitan
> of Kottayam, of blessed memory, a few eminent members of the Forum had
> suggested that the Holy Episcopal Synod of our Holy Church has to recognize
> and approve the `Jesus Prayer', as it is practiced in Mar Baselios Dayara,
> Njaliyakuzhi, as an official prayer of the Church. I too whole heartedly
> support the suggestion and do humbly beseech to the Holy Synod to instruct
> the responsible persons of the Orthodox Sunday School Association to
> include this prayer as a part of the Sunday school syllabus, in addition to
> what else are being continued. The prayer must be mandatory topic for all
> children of class V and above. And there must be facility to practice the
> prayer during the public assembly at the beginning or end of each Sunday
> school classes. It is expected that our most respected Thirumenies who
> often read the messages in ICON would kindly take up the matter to the Holy
> Synod and do the needful to make it a blessing.
> May God bless us all.
> Jose Kurian Puliyeril