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VOL:11 SPECIAL 3
Jesus Is Calling
Dr K.C.Nainan, Atlanta, U.S.A
The Divine Bread From Heaven
By Rt.Rev. Joseph Mar Barnabas Episcopa
An Amazing Spirit Of Caring And Sharing
By Prof. Dr. Zac Varghese

Journey Of Faith
By Sima Das
St. George : A Christian Hero For The Modern World
By Fr. John Brian
God Of Life - Lead Us To Forgiveness And Reconciliation.htm
By Rev. M. J. Joseph
Father Abraham - Part 2 [Malayalam]
By Rev. Fr. Dr. T.J. Joshua
Prayerful Homage To Anjumol Raju
Felicitation To H.H. Basalios Marthoma Paulose II
By Editor Dr. Rajan Mathew
Felicitation : Ten Years Of Excellence [ICON]
By Editor Dr. Rajan Mathew
Love The Only Means For Human Unity [Malayalam]
By H.G. Geevarghese Mar Ostathios Metropolitan
Poem - Keep Smiling Always
By Mrs. Aju Tharian - New Jersey
But Who Do You Say That I Am?
By Mini Krishanan
Healing Of The Bent Woman [Malayalam]
By V. Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Ramban
Will Our Earth Be Fortunate To See Another Millennium
By LOL Feature
Nanotechnology Promises And Concerns
By Dr. Rajan M. Thomas
Seek And You Shall Find
By Rev. Dr. Valsan Thampu
Chrysostom Thirumeni A Model Of Retired Life
By Dr. Zac Varghese, London
Medium Of Worship
By E.S. John Australia
Church - The Place Of Worship [Malayalam]
By Rev. Fr. Dr. T.J. Joshua
Crisis For Prosperity Of Gospel [Malayalam]
By H.G. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostomos
Wealth For Justice And Glory Of God [Malayalam]
By Rev. Fr. Kurien Varghese
Deceitfulness Of Wealth [Malayalam]
By H.G. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios
Synopsis For Meditation
By V.Rev.Thomas Mundukuzhy

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H.G. GEEVARGHESE MAR IVANIOS
Metropolitan Geevarghese Mar Ivanios of the Kottayam Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Church entered into eternal rest on 12th April 2013. The Metropolitan was 73 years old.

K.G. George, who was born in 1940 in a Marthomite family, had become a member of Malankara Sabha by getting fascinated to the divine sacraments and pure faith of orthodox traditions. His education at Oxford University and co-living with Kauli fathers had made him to reach the pinnacle of spirituality and monastic life. He was called to His Episcopate in 1985 and became a Metropolitan of Orthodox Church in 1991. Miraculous deliverance from a mortal disease and the intercession of the saints involved in it had nurtured him to a great extent for his change in life. It was a great dream of this saint to establish an eastern monastery similar to the Mount Athos Orthodox Dayara and he could originate a similar one at Njaliyakuzhy near Kottayam. Thirumeni walked on same beeline with Pampadi Thirumeni for his devotion and compassion.

Thirumeni loved to be away from noise and crowd as far as possible. He opposed many inappropriate traditional rituals with a clear mind to avert any aberration of the church from true orthodoxy. He loved the nature, silence and developed a new culture of blending with the nature by silent meditation and prayer.

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SAGE WHO PRAYED INCESSANTLY AND REJOICED ALWAYS
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- By Jose Kurien Pulieril
DEVOTIONAL MESSAGE [REPUBLISHED]
PRAYER IN THE EASTERN CHURCH PERSPECTIVE
H.G. Geevarghese Mar Ivanios Metropolitan
Late Diocesan Metropolitan of Kottayam Diocese
Malankara Orthodox Church
The western style of prayers and sermons are logically gracious, benevolent and emotionally satisfying. The decisions we make in our life by our own will power will not suffice for solving our problems in our spiritual life. The Eastern Church prayer patterns not only lead us to the goal of spiritual life and bring about humility for the obedience to God but also that in itself is the step-by-step way to reach the spiritual goal of contemplation by the Grace of God. The prayer, fasting and worship lead us for a guard of the mind and internal purification.
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SHORT BIOGRAPHY [REPUBLISHED]
H.G. PAMPADY KURIAKOSE MAR GREGORIOS
Pampadi Kuriakose Mar Gregorios was effectively an uncanonised saint of Malankara Church who had been a simple and humble priest of the Most High Lord of Heaven and a man of great faith who possessed the spiritual gift of love. He shared his spiritual gifts of love and kindness to countless numbers of people around him from all religious and social sects.
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COVER MESSAGE
JESUS IS CALLING

By Dr K.C.Nainan, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A
Once Jesus invited all people who are carrying heavy loads put by religious and social leaders to come to Him so that He could give light loads and soft yokes in life which are bearable and He will be a Partner too because He is humble and gentle in spirit. Jesus called out loudly whoever are thirsty to come to Him so that they will be able to drink from Him and they will be filled with Holy Spirit. Our Lord is calling all the people in the world to come to Him for the gift of salvation and Holy Spirit through faith and sincere confession.
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ARTICLE
AN AMAZING SPIRIT OF CARING AND SHARING
By Prof. Dr. Zac Varghese, London
The most unusual accidental coincidence of natural and man-made disaster in Japan questions our unshakable faith in science and technology and makes us painfully aware that technologies that enable man to create new lifestyles carry the potential for self destruction. The moder huge structures creates ecological imbalance, pollution and climate change. It is time for us to have the humility not to build our own towers of Babel. We need the humility to think that we own nothing, but we are custodians of everything. This custodial responsibility is necessary to care for this wounded and broken world.
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ARTICLE
JOURNEY OF FAITH
By Sima Das
Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Faith can never be without action, Faith and actions works together, without action faith is considered to be dead. Without faith it is impossible to please God. But the Word of God says, Fear not, for ?I will be with you always even to the end of the world?. Let us cling on this promise of God that in every situation or in every trial, God is always with us. Obeying God without getting any promise?Walking the Way of Faith without receiving any Promise. There comes the real test.
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ARTICLE
ST. GEORGE : A CHRISTIAN HERO FOR THE MODERN WORLD
By Fr. John Brian
After the saints and holy people of the New Testament, Saint George (Giwargis Sahado) is perhaps the most popular holy figure in Christianity. Saints of our Holy Church are heroes who instruct us in the fullness of hope, faith and love. According to tradition, St. George can restore sanity to the insane. St. George can be looked as a hero to show how far we can go in our faithful actions in this world. May the saint and the hero pray for us and help us.
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ARTICLE
GOD OF LIFE - LEAD US TO FORGIVENESS AND RECONCILIATION
By Rev. Dr. M. J. Joseph
The ecumenical calling of the Church is to build just societies by participation in the struggles of the people for human dignity. The ultimate goal of peace making is to build a community of communities for the glory of God. Truth telling is an essential ingredient for the reconstruction of the community. The Church as reconciling community should be understood against the background of a broad biblical vision of God?s reconciling and peace making mission.
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BOOK REVIEW
?ORMAKALUDE THERUVEEDHIYIL?
By Prof. Dr. Zac Varghese
(Autobiography of Rev. Dr. M. J. Joseph, in Malayalam, CSS, Tiruvalla)
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SYNOPSIS-SERIES
SYNOPSIS FOR MEDITATION-MAY

By Late V. Rev. Thomas P. Mundukuzhy Cor Episcopa
New Year, Circumcision; St. Basil, St. Gregorios
Lent V: The Bent Woman : St. Luke 13:10-17
Lent VI: The Blind Man : St. John 9:1-41
40th Friday of Lent: St. Luke 4:1-13; Matthew 4:1-11
Lazarus Saturday: St. John 11:1-46
Palm Sunday: Matthew 21:1-17; Mark 11:1-11; St. Luke 19:28-34; St. John 12-19
Passover : St. Luke 22:14-30; St. John 6:41-63
Good Friday: St. Matthew 26-27; St. Mark 14-15; St. Luke 22-23; St. John 18-19
Good/Great Saturday: St. Matthew 27:57-66; St. Mark 15:42-16:1; St. Luke 23:50-56; St. John 19:31-42
Resurrection Sunday: St. Matthew 28:1-20; St. Mark 16:1FF; St. Luke 24:1FF; St. John 20:1FF
First Sunday After Easter: St. John 20:19-31
Second Sunday After Easter: St. John 21:1-14
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ARTICLE [MALAYALAM] - REPUBLISHED
CRISIS, FOR THE PROSPERITY OF GOSPEL
By H.G. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostomos Metropolitan
Hardships and sufferings in our life should not cause for desperation, and God man should not get stumbled on that; instead it should happen for the prosperity and enlargement of Gospel. The persecutors cannot imprison the word of God. St. Paul considered his life was Christ, and his death was gain. It is the undoubted character of every good Christian that to him to live is Christ. The glory of Christ ought to be the end of our life, the grace of Christ the principle of our life, and the word of Christ the rule of it.
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ARTICLE [MALAYALAM]
FATHER ABRAHAM - PART II
By Rev. Fr. Dr. T. J. Joshua - Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam
Father Abraham was a prayer Warrior. Intercessory prayer is an important part of the prayer life. The prayer should be selfless. Abraham prayer is a model for our prayer life. Abraham's prayer for Sodom is an amazing revelation of the faith of one man in the justice of Almighty God and an incredible boldness of a mere human before the Creator of the Universe. Also we get a lesson from family life of Abraham that the marriage life should be maintained pure and trustworthy.
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ARTICLE [MALAYALAM] - REPUBLISHED
WEALTH : FOR JUSTICE AND GLORY OF GOD
By Rev. Fr. Kurien Varghese Chandanappally
Abundant wealth will not give peace and joy in our life. Exceeding dependence of wealth in our life lead us into devastation. The wealth has three defects, which detrimentally affect our spiritual life. Wealth makes man selfish, shatters man to the earth and it creates a false sense of independence. Our attitude towards wealth is very important in spiritual journey. We should not keep vain confidence in our wealth; instead do good with what we have.
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