Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Faith , Love and Repentance

Today a young friend gave a talk . He asks to remind ourselves to heed to these Three - Faith, Love and Repentance . Something I know in my head but need to get down to my heart . Lord Help


March 31, 2015


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cry of the Assyrian !!!!! -1

Cry of the Assyrian!!!!

Today I was led to hearing this Special Podcast in Ancient Faith radio - Crucible of the Assyrians.
It so much touched my heart  that it  made me cry and the thought came to me repeatedly  that I should not to go to sleep tonight without sharing  and asking others too to listen to the crying plea of the Assyrian  - A people being systematically made extinct while we live in the comfort of  of our day to day affairs .
Please pray and do what your heart tells you to . May God in His Mercy  .

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Yet another SCOOCH meeting in 2015 !!!


It is indeed with a sad heart that I  wake to see that in this land of North America where racial discrimination and partiality is not acceptable when the Standing Council of Oriental Orthodox Church meet that that the participants and Diocesan Bishops in North America of Orthodox Church in India and its Catholicate is excluded and alienated .

- A whole community founded on its Apostolic faith handed by none other than St. Thomas, that was constantly involved with OO Christian relations including its Catholicose of the East representing the Oriental Orthodox Council of Heads held in 1965 at Addis Ababa and its Theologians like Fr. V.C Samuel , many unknown lay persons struggling on a day to day basis this wonderful faith amidst distractions is excluded and alienated .

While the choice to closing our eyes and pretending not to see or turn the other way , Please remember that allowing this discrimination to continue is not only a wrong against the Children living now including my own children, but also against our Lord Jesus Christ and His Body that we proclaim as ' One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church ' . Lord Have Mercy

March 17, 2015


Monday, March 16, 2015

Sunday of the Crippled Woman , March 15, 2015

Sunday of the Crippled Woman

Readings St. Luke 13: 10- 17  , I Peter 3:8-16  , Romans 12: 1-15

"And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God."

 It is the first time that it stuck me that crippled woman was at the Synagogue to be seen the Lord to be healed. Very often, we too have to come to stand in prayer and in the temple before God to be healed by Him . It is reminder to stand in prayer  even when not expecting a sudden reply or even when what we have come to ask may not be as expected by God to  have that expectation that all seeing God may yet have mercy upon us and heal us ,and touch us  as He did the crippled woman.

Wonderful how we need to focus and see the Epistle Reading that tells -
'Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:'Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing'
"For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers."
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
as well as the reading from Romans 12
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
Another message that I have read or heard is how at this specific event in a specific moment in time when the Eternal God  willed to be incarnate in  His temple of the Old Israel, of the chosen people. He chose to make straight that was bend and  in His mercy continues to making straight all of creation through His Church  where He dwells in its fullness by His very presence . Like the rulers of the Synagogue ,we the custodians those baptised and  especially the Clergy called to serve chose to see only the legal implications and not see and glorify as the Crippled woman gave Glory to Him whom all Glory is due.  Our very birthright to which we are born gain as  ' Orthodox Christians' (' Christians who give 'Right Glory' )have reduced to become sectarian and  fallen short of our calling. Let us cry out and seek His Mercy that he may yet heal us and  through us heal this world, which has fallen short of what good it was created to be.