Article in NE American Souvenir


Here is the copy of an article from me published in North East American Diocese Souvenir published in connection with the Diocese’s Family Conference 2013 (With due acknowledgement of the fine work of the editor Mr. Oommen Kappil, Philadelphia)

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Meditation on John 1:14


Here is the text of the mediation on John 1:14 (originally delivered on 5-8-2013, the first day of the Holy Episcopal Synod of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church held at Catholicate Aramana Kottayam)

Synod Retreat 1

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Synod Retreat 4

Synod Retreat 5pdf

Synod Retreat 6

Synod Meditation

A Nostalgic Experience


We, many of the Metropolitans are staying at Sophia Center, guest house of Orthodox Theological seminary, Kottayam, during the days of the Holy Episcopal Synod from Aug. 5 till 10. The continuous rain brought water in to the dams and they had to open the shutters to let extra water out not to cause damage to the dam. It flooded the Meenachil River on the bank of which the O T Seminary is situated. We could not take our cars out to go to Catholicate Palace the venue of the H. Synod as the road leading to Chungam was drowned to knee deep water. So we had to commute on a bus. I was born on the bank of Muvattupuzha river and this has been a regular experience for me during rainy season while I was a boy. I have uploaded a video to my YouTube channel on the flooding and our journey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v56xNEuZB8&feature=c4-overview&list=UU8bQDT0tJ9YZoyBxN4WdUgw