- In our Church H. Baptism and H. Chrismation are considered as the entry to Holy Life in Christ and ofcourse to Church too. H. Eucharist is counted as theMessage 1 of 3350 , Mar 30 1:44 AMView SourceIn our Church H. Baptism and H. Chrismation are considered as the entry to Holy Life in Christ and ofcourse to Church too. H. Eucharist is counted as the sacrament which fulfils all the other sacraments. So it called as Queen of Sacrament. We are also blessed with having H. Confession, H. Matrimony, H. Orders and Anointing of the Sick. Sacraments like H. Orders are not considered as mandatory to all in our Church. Obviously H. Chrismation, H. Eucharist, H. Matrimony, H. Orders are shared with those who are purified and bonded with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection through H. Baptism.
My doubt is, whether Holy Confession is restricted to community of Church?
What about the gentiles which St Paul mentions in Romans 2: 14 (For when the Gentiles, which have not the law?.)?
Can they repent or confess their sins to God in the presence of a priest ? Can they receive penance and forgiveness of sins?
Request you to give valuable blogs in our Church views.
In HIS Love,
Thomas Mann George,
Marth Mariam Church Kandanad,
St Mary's Jacobite Church Bangalore,
Member ID # 0972.
- Dear Sir, Thanks for the reply and I appreciate that. Nevertheless, I would like to point out few things for your information and kind consideration. (1) Yes,Message 3350 of 3350 , Mar 8 9:35 PMView SourceDear Sir,Thanks for the reply and I appreciate that. Nevertheless, I would like to point out few things for your information and kind consideration.(1) Yes, It is noticed that the calendar is made by Samajam, but let me reiterate its a Church Calendar. I had pointed out this to Mr. Daniel, who made this a year back, but unfortunately I got the reply that this is to be used for Saudi Arabia. I don't think any one in Saudi Arabia use Church Calendar in their offices. Further, if its for Saudi Arabia, that shpuld be with Samajam members and wellwishers, it should not appear in jacobite online's website. Am I making sense?(2) Even our local church calendar in Kerala often makes this mistakes, as they put these dates in Calendars, I believe. How can we justify that, if so.(3) Communal harmony is well and good, but that should not get in to a level which dilutes the basic faith (when I say faith means, its Christian Faith, not church/ community) we adhere to.As a person, I'm so weak and cannot take it to higher hierarchy, but you can.Once again thanks for your reply and I hope my points are clear to you now.RegardsShibu MATHEWID number is 4595
On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 8:47 PM, Shibu Mathew <shibmat@...> wrote:Hello,
It has been noticed for the past couple of years hat the Church Calendar highlights the 'Hijra' dates along with the Gregorian date. Basically there is nothing harmful in first shot, but there is a damage behind that.Hijra year is basically the year Muslims calculate as the year when they received Quran to them. My question, Are we Christians accept and acknowledge the same?St. Pauls says to Galatians 1: 9 "As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."Keeping this in mind; how do we highlight Hijri year? Let normal calendar carry it for business reasons, but Church Calendar shall not...Please express yourself with comments....Rgds
Shibu MATHEWID number is 4595---------------------From the desk of moderatorsThis calender was prepared and distributed by our congregation (SAMJAM) in Saudi Arabia. For their own reasons they included the "Hijra" dates.