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BIBLE LIGHT
HOMAGE



H.H. BASALIOS PAULOSE II
CATHOLICOS

H. H. Basalios Marthoma Paulose II Catholicose of Malankara Orthodox Chuch departed this world for heavenly abode on 12 July 2021. His mortal remains is interred in the Chapel at Catholicate Palace, Devalokam, Kottayam, India. Departure of beloved Bava Thirumeni was quite unexpected and excruciating. Thirumeni was an epitome of love and compassion and personification of celestial mercy and Godly amity. His friendship was warm and awesome. He cared for people of all religion and of all classes.
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MOST REV. JOSEPH MARTHOMA METROPOLITAN

The 89 year old Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan entered into his eternal life in the early morning on 18 October 2020 after a prolonged illness. He was supreme head of The Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church, often condensed as Mar Thoma Church, from 2 October 2007 to 18 October 2020. He was preceded by Most Rev. Philipose Chrysostom Mar Thoma and Succeeded by Most Rev. Theodosius Mar Thoma. Joseph Mar Thoma was a prominent church leader in the country who was champion of the movements against social evils, in the field of charity and in ecumenical efforts for unity of churches.
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UPDATE PERIOD FEBRUARY - APRIL 2022
GREAT LENT, MARAMON CONVENTION, THREE DAYS LENT

BROTHERLY LOVE THROUGH GREAT LENT
Great Lent Message 2022
H.H. Baselios Marthoma Mathew III Catholicos Malankara Orthodox Church
Great Lent is a period of renewal and rejuvenation through penitence. In general, a fast is intended, for the honoring and pleasing of God. It is not enough to look demure, to put on a grave and melancholy aspect, to bow down the head like a bulrush that is withered and broken. Real Lent is to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into the house; when you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh.
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RETURN TO JERUSALEM
Great Lent Retreat
H.G. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostomos Metropolitan
When the disciples who went to Emmaus on the Resurrection day sat down to meal with stranger who met them on the road, the stranger turned as the Master of the feast. While having communion their eyes opened. Christ’s discourse with then on the road had burned their hearts within them. Going back Jerusalem is a indication of turning back to God.
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ECUMENISM: A NEW LIFE STYLE OF HUMAN RELATION
Main Speech Ecumenical Meeting Maramon Convention 2022
H.H. Baselios Marthoma Mathew III Catholicos Malankara Orthodox Church
Our Lord Jesus presses upon us that righteousness towards men which is an essential branch of true ecumenism and that leads towards God. The rule in general is whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them. We cannot expect to receive good things from God, if we do not fair things, and that which is honest, and lovely, and of good report among men. The negatively approach of forbidden comes out of a rule, positive commitment comes out of Godly love.
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RECONCILIATION THROUGH GREAT LENT
Great Lent Message
Rev. Fr. Dr. T. J. Joshua
We ought carefully to preserve Christian love and peace with our brothers, and that if at any time a breach happens, we should labour for a reconciliation, by confessing our fault, humbling ourselves to our brother, begging his pardon, and making restitution, or offering satisfaction for wrong done in word or deed, according as the nature of the thing is; and that we should do this quickly because, till this be done, we are utterly unfit for communion with God in holy ordinances.
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SELECTED ARTICLES FOR THE LENT AND PASSION WEEK
  1. Thoughts For Lent Period [Malayalam] : V. Rev. K. Mathai CorEpiscopa

  2. A Season Of Renewal For All : H.G. DR. Yakob Mar Irenios Metropolitan

  3. Jesus Said "Ephphatha!" That is, "Be Opened" : Rt. Rev. Abraham Mar Paulose Episcopa

  4. The Devine Bread From Heaven : Rt. Rev. Joseph Mar Barnabas Episcopa

  5. Importance Of Fasting In Spiritual Life : H.G. Dr. Mathews Mar Savarios Metropolitan

  6. Prayer In The Eastern Church Perspective : H.G. Geevarghese Mar Ivanios Metropolitan

  7. The Voice Of Cry And Hands Of Care : Rt. Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius Episcopa

  8. How To Follow Jesus? : H. G. Paulose Mar Milithios Metropolitan

  9. Easter: The Event Of Peace And Love : H. G. Philipos Mar Eusabius Metropolitan

  10. Transference From Death To Life : H. G. Mathews Mar Barnabas Metropolitan

  11. What Do You Prefer? Chicken For Good Friday? Or Egg For Easter? : Rev. Fr. Reji Mathew

  12. Synopsis For Sermons And Meditations : Season of Lent : V.Rev.Thomas P.Mundukuzhy Cor Episcopa

  13. Water Turned Into Wine : Rev. Fr. K. K. John Philadelphia

  14. Great Lent [Saumo] : Rev. Fr. K. K. John Philadelphia

  15. Man Of Gerasenes With An Unclean Spirit [Malayalam] : Rev. Fr. Saji Amayil

  16. Healing Of The Bent Woman [Malayalam] : V. Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Ramban

  17. Journey To Emmaus [Malayalam] : Rev. Fr. Dr. V. M. Abraham

  18. Refuge Under The Cross [Malayalam] : Rev. Fr. Abraham Tharakan

  19. Holy Mysteries In The Holy Bible [Malayalam] : H. H. Basalios Marthoma Mathews II

  20. Beginning Of The Signs [Malayalam] : H. H. Basalios Marthoma Mathews II

  21. Marriage In Cana Of Galilee [Malayalam] : Rev. Fr. Mathai Edayanal

  22. The Man With Leprosy [Malayalam] : Rev. Dr. Valsan Thampu

  23. Healing Of The Blind Man : H. G. Yuhanon Ma Polycarpose Metropolitan

  24. Post-Resurrection Appearances Of Our Lord : Dr. K. C. Nainan Atlanta

  25. The Risen Christ And His Empty Tomb : Dr. K. C. Nainan Atlanta

  26. Death Is The Door To Eternity : Dr. K. C. Nainan Atlanta

  27. Cure For Death Is Eternal Life [St. John 3:16] : Dr. K. C. Nainan Atlanta


MALAYALAM TRAVALOGUE
MY JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM [MALAYALAM]
Saint Geevarghese Mar Gregorios Of Parumala
St. Geevarghese Mar Gregorios of Parumala, is the first canonized saint of Malankara Orthodox Church. As it was a long cherished desire, Thirumeni visited the Holy Land in 1895. The Holy Land travelogue, Thirumeni had written is a very rich Malayalam literary contribution. Many literary Scholars believe that it is the first travelogue available in Malayalam. This is the original Malayalam Version of the Travalogue written by Parumala Thirumeni.
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MALAYALAM ARTICLE
MISSIONARY JOURNEYS OF APOSTLE ST. PAUL [MALAYALAM]
Dr. Rajan Mathew
The proofs of Christ’s resurrection with which the gospels closed are abundantly corroborated by the constant and undaunted testimony of those that conversed with Him as illustrated by St. Luke in his Acts of Apostles. The New Testament records Paul taking three missionary journeys that spread the message of Christ to Asia Minor and Europe. St. Pauls' first plan of evangelism was to preach in the town synagogues but when many of the Jews rejected the teachings of Christ, the missionaries recognized God was calling them to witness to the Gentiles.
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MALAYALAM ARTICLE
GANDHIAN ETHICS AND ITS IMPORTANCE ON SOCIETY [MALAYALAM]
Rev. Fr. Dr. K.M. George
Former Principal, Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam
Malankara Orthodox Church
The most important two ideals of the Mahatma Gandhi were Satyagraha and Ahimsa. Ahimsa is the doctrine of refraining from harming any living being. Ahimsa is one of the cardinal virtues and an important tenet of Jainism. Satyagraha is a term coined by Gandhi on his own. The way of Satyagraha was experimented by Gandhi in South Africa and then followed it in India for the Freedom Struggle. Satyagraha literally means “hold onto the truth.” So, true Satyagraha needs purification of body, mind and spirit. It is the philosophy of nonviolent resistance to authorities.
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MALAYALAM ARTICLE
CHRISTIAN WRITERS AND THEIR WRITINGS IN APOSTOLIC AGE [MALAYALAM]
Dr. Rajan Mathew
Various Early Apostolic Christian writers wrote gospels and other books, some of which were canonized as the New Testament. The New Testament discusses the teachings and person of Jesus, as well as events in first-century Christianity. Each of the four gospels in the New Testament narrates the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. The Apostolic Fathers were prominent writers who are traditionally understood to have met and learned from Jesus or His personal disciples. The Church Fathers are later writers with no direct connection to the disciples. Apologists defended Christianity against its critics.
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ENGLISH ARTICLE
LOOKING FOR THE COMING OF THE KINGDOM [ENGLISH]
H.G. Paulose Mar Gregorios Metropolitan
Late Diocesan Metropolitan of Delhi Diocese
Malankara Orthodox Church
How do we find a way to become a dynamic presence in our own nation? Many nations, with their poverty and injustice, dishonesty and corruption, hope and frustration, lack of leadership and initiative are in sad state in the world today. Is there some good news that we can be and bring to our people? In India we Christians need to realise the wide range of salvation that God brings - not just the individual salvation in the ‘other’ world, but corporate and national salvation here and now as well.
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MALAYALAM ARTICLE
PLACE OF SACRAMENTS IN CHRISTIAN LIFE
H.G. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios Metropolitan
Late Diocesan Metropolitan of Niranam Diocese
Malankara Orthodox Church
Holy Sacraments are the sprit and life giving instruments of Holy Spirit. They are visible sign of an inward divine grace and instituted by Jesus Christ Himself. They are the sign or symbol of a spiritual reality. Sacraments involves matter, form and intention. Holy Liturgy is the queen of all other sacraments.
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SERIES [MALAYALAM]
HISTORY AND GROWTH OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IN EARLY CENTURIES
Editor Dr. Rajan Mathew
Christianity and associated Christian Education commenced with Jesus of Nazareth. This work is a humble attempt to overview the history and methods of Christian Education during the public mission of Savior Jesus, Apostolic age, Sub-Apostolic era and the early period of the Christian Church while it was under severe hostilities; all over a span of almost 300 years, till the church was finally given legal status and came out of persecution
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ARTICLE [ENGLISH]
ECUMENISM AT GRASSROOTS
Rev. Fr. M. K. Kuriakose Philadelphia
It is urgent that we Christians loose our worldly identity and acquire Christian identity so that we can save not only the people but the entire earth from destruction. Unless we are united we cannot change the world from destruction. All wars, competition on trade and acquisition of weapons of mass destruction will end if we are united to spread the love of Christ to the world. The common man is looking forward to a practical way of witnessing Christ.
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ARTICLE [ENGLISH]
HOW TO RESPOND TO THE PAINFUL CIRCUMSTANCES IN LIFE ?
Very Rev. K. Mathai Cor-Episcopa
God has purpose behind every problem in life. A crisis whether it is sickness should be considered as a character building opportunity. More difficult the problem is, grater would be the potential for building up spiritual and moral strength after successfully gone through it. Life of Lord Jesus Christ taught us how we should respond to the crises in life.
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SHORT BIOGRAPHY
H.G. PATHROS MAR OSTHATHIOS METROPOLITAN
H. G. Pathros Mar Osthathios Metropolitan was a true champion of the poor, herald of Gospel and glitter of Malankara. He enriched his life committing himself to self negation and compassion to poor and dalits. Pathros Mar Osthathios was the first missionary Bishop of Malankara. By mission and charitable activities of Mar Osthathios Metropolitan among low caste and downtrodden people, he is exemplified as Malankara Gandhi, because of the similarities of the characteristics of his mission with ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi.
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SHORT BIOGRAPHY
H.G. GEEVARGHESE MAR OSTHATHIOS METROPOLITAN
Sabharatnam H. G. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios Metropolitan was widely known as a prophet of social justice and as a propagator of the Universal Religion of Love. His enriched life taught the world, the way a Church should look like, and in what mode the Church should act in this world. He achieved everything out from a thorny surface, by hard work, purity of vision and the real love sprout from God, the Almighty.
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SERIES [ENGLISH]
LITURGICAL CALENDAR OF MALANKARA ORTHODOX CHURCH
The Eastern Orthodox Liturgical Calendar describes and depicts the spiritual rhythm of the life in the Orthodox Church. The liturgical year is different from the normal calendar year. Liturgical calendar is organized in a way to commemorate the important events in the incarnate earthly life of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. So, the liturgical year is a distributed annual celebration of the incarnation of Son of God.
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SELECTED YOUTUBE VIDEO LINKS

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  1. Holy Qurbana [Malayalam]

  2. Monte Thursday Service [Malayalam]

  3. Morning Service [Malayalam]

  4. Holy Qurbana Songs [Malayalam]

  5. Palm Sunday Service

  6. Good Friday Songs [Malayalam]

  7. Good Friday Service Part 1 [Malayalam]

  8. Good Friday Service Part 2 [Malayalam]

  9. Good Friday Service Part 3 [Malayalam]

  10. Good Friday Service Part 4 [Malayalam]

  11. Easter Service [Malayalam]

  12. Dhyanam at Parumala Fr. T.J. Joshua

  13. Upavasa Dhyanam at Parumala Fr. T.J. Joshua

  14. Passion Week Retreat H.G. Dr. Yuhanon Mar Chrysostomos - Part 1

  15. Passion Week Retreat H.G. Dr. Yuhanon Mar Chrysostomos - Part 2

  16. Holy Message H.H. Basalios Marthoma Paulose

FELICITATION

CATHOLICOS
H.H. BASALIOS MARTHOMA MATHEWS III


H.H. Baselios Marthoma Mathews III is the Ninth Catholicos of the East in Malankara succeeding H.H. Baselios Marthoma Paulose II the Eighth Catholicos of the East in Malankara who departed for heavenly abode on July 2021. As a key advancement of the epoch, Episcopal synod of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (MOSC) held at Church headquarters in Devalokam in Kottayam presided over by the eldest Metropolitan Kuriakose Mar Cleemmis, has unanimously nominated Dr. Mathews Mar Saverios as the Catholicos designate and the Supreme Head of the Church. All 24 Metropolitans present in the synod had cheered on the decision. Mar Saverios was the Metropolitan of the Diocese of Kandanad West and the Diocese of Kottayam Central. He is also the former secretary of the Episcopal Synod.
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