Pride of Malankara Orthodox Church


La Moriyo Zgutho is a project on Malankara Orthodox Church of which Rev. Fr. John Samuel is the project coordinator. Their Graces Geevarghese Mar Yulios and Abraham Mar Seraphim were responsible for making this possible. Rev. Fr. John Samuel has produced two DVDs to explain H. Qurbana and H. Baptism for English speaking world. They are excellent works. Clippings of the concert can be seen on YouTube.

Here is a news report on The Hindu about the project.

Pride of Malankara Orthodox Church

My Day with my Parish in Sunland


The day on Sunday April 21st began with H. Qurbana in the morning at St. James’ Orthodox Church, Sunland, CA and then tea at the banquet hall of the Church and further a photo session inside the Church. Later a Dinner in hosted by the board of trustees of the Church honor of the heir diocesan bishop in a Mexican restaurant and before the day ended a tea and chat session at the vicar’s residence.

A video is uploaded to YouTube:

http://youtu.be/NR7zTkfCf6U

Or: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR7zTkfCf6U&list=UU8bQDT0tJ9YZoyBxN4WdUgw&index=1

St. James’ Orthodox Ladies Fundraiser Party


I have uploaded a video in to the YouTube of the fundraiser party of the Ladies Society of St. James Orthodox Church, Sunland, CA. which is the mission of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, conducted on April 20th 2013 at Castaway Restaurant, Burbank.

http://youtu.be/wn8At8mMXSo

or. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn8At8mMXSo&list=UU8bQDT0tJ9YZoyBxN4WdUgw&index=1

 

Three Sermons


I have uploaded three sermons to my SkyDrive folder of which the address is given below.

The first one was delivered at Hamilton Orthodox congregation. The second was delivered at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Toronto, and the third was delivered at St. James Orthodox Church, Sunland, California (kindly note that they still follow the Eastern calendar and hence their Easter shall be on May 5th this year. We Malankara Orthodox Church follows the Western (Gregorian) Calendar since the Catholics and the protestant Churches which has majority in India and wanted to celebrate Christmas and Easter with every one else. The Chaldean Church in Thrissur until recently was following the Eastern (Julian) calendar. Most of the Orthodox Churches around the world follow Julian Calendar).

https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=866cc4f0caf251c6#cid=866CC4F0CAF251C6&id=866CC4F0CAF251C6%213790

 

At Sunland Church


A Video is uploaded to my Youtube channel on a Coffee session after the Sunday Service at St. James Orthodox Church, Sunland under my care.

 

 

Lunch in Santa Monica


I had a lovely afternoon with Corepiscopo Dr. Joseph Tarzi, his wife Ms. Julian Tarzi, Dr. Issa Shamounki and his wife Ms. Cosette at Santa Monica Seafood Restaurant. We had lunch together. Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GhVOZlk5Os

LUCKY GUY


I watched the Broadway Play “Lucky Guy” with Mr. Shibu Abraham and family. It was the first time  Tom Hanks, my favorite Hollywood actor, in Broadway theater.

Lucky Guy is a new play about the scandal – and graffiti – ridden New York of the 1980s, as told through the story of the charismatic and controversial tabloid columnist Mike McAlary.

From his sensational reporting of New York’s major police corruption to the libel suit that nearly ended his career, the play dramatizes the story of McAlary’s meteoric rise, fall and rise again, ending with his coverage of the Abner Louima case for which he won the Pulitzer Prize, shortly before his untimely death on Christmas Day, 1998.

Any kind of recording was prohibited in the theater. At the end the whole cast came forward and allowed us to take pictures.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F-GvReOcD0

You may also watch:  http://www.newyorkcitytheatre.com/theaters/broadhursttheater/lucky-guy.php

and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_M9cJQNIe8

 

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