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Heroic Virtues and Vattasseril Thirumeni
Article on Vattasseril Thirumeni by C.K. Kochukoshy I.A.S   Note: The article appeared in the magazine The Star of the East in 1984. Vattasseril Thirumeni was declared a Saint by the Holy Church in 2003, 19 years after this article was published. The Star o...

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Geevarghese Mar Philoxenos (Puthencavil Kochu Thirumeni)
Geevarghese Mar Philoxenos (Puthencavil Kochu Thirumeni) April 17 – 65 th Dukrono of Geevarghese Mar
Philoxenos (Puthencavil Kochu Thirumeni) Just as Parumala Thirumeni, Puthencavil Kochu Thirumeni was
called to his heavenly abode at a young age, Thirumeni ...

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HG Geevarghese Mar Ivanios - Former Metropolitan of Kottayam Diocese
HG Geevarghese Mar Ivanios April 12 - Dukrono of HG Geevarghese Mar Ivanios. Thirumeni is entombed at Mar Baselios Dayara (monastery) near Kottayam, Kerala. Thirumeni established Mar Baselios Dayara at a time when monastic tradition was becoming a relic of ...

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Significance of Mid Lent and Golgotha
Golgotha We are
half way through the holy lent. The Church has instituted a service for mid
lent, when Golgotha (cross placed on a big decorated cross like stand covered
with a red cloth) is set up in the middle of the Church du...

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Speech by St. Dionysius Vattasseril - Conscience and Peace
Conscience and Peace Below is an excerpt from Vattasseril Thirumeni's speech when the Church was in the midst of trials and tribulations and its autocephaly was in danger. Here Thirumeni is admonishing the faithful that one should not act against his consci...

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Prayer, Fasting, Holy Qurbana and Almsgiving for the Departed - St. Dionysius Vattasseril
  Cemetery Source: As we approach the Great Lent and are preparing for the spiritual warfare with the enemy, it is a custom that we pray for the departed and seek their intercession as well. The God we worship is not just the God of Living, bu...

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Coonan Cross (Leaning Cross) Oath
Fathers of the Church taking oath with the rope tied to the slanting cross at Mattanchery near Kochi, Kerala in 1653 Vasco Da Gama, a Portuguese voyager, was the first European to reach India by the sea (1499) and established trade between India and the Wes...

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HH Baselios Geevarghese II - Glimpse into His Holiness' Life
Baselios Geevarghese II, Catholicos of the East Baselios Geevarghese II, Catholicos of the East Geevarghese Dwitheeyan Bava (the second) is also fondly called as Kallasseri Bava (family name), or Kurichi Bava (place of birth) or Valiya Bava (The Great Catho...

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Fr. Dr. V.C. Samuel - Architect of the Oriental Orthodox Churches
Fr. Dr. V.C. Samuel (1912-1998) Author: Fr. Dr. Parackel K. Mathew, Canada Architect of the Oriental Orthodox Churches: fellowship and Joint  works  The chief organizing force behind the first ever Conference  of Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches held...

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Feast of St. Gregorios of Parumala (Parumala Thirumeni)
Feast of Parumala Thirumeni November 2 Parumala Thirumeni Kochu Thirumeni St. Gregorios 1 st ever “declared”
Saint in India June 15, 1848 – November 2,
1902 Passed away at the age of 54 Entombed : St. Peter’s & St. Paul’s
Church (a.k.a Parumala Seminary) We...
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