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Prayers
Syrian Orthodox Prayers, Holy Qurbana Service Books, Prayers for special feasts etc. can be found in our Prayers Section

Prayer When You Are Depressed

Psalm 51 - Repentance Prayer

The Nicene Creed

more prayers

Family
Addresses issues that are of interest to family.

General Categories (Click on the link to see the list of articles)

General | Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Raising Children | Teens Issues

Seniors and Aging Parents

Domestic Violence and Abuse

Relationship Issues - How to Save Your Marriage

Staying in Peace After Divorce

Miscellaneous

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Cafe All about Food and Recipes
Come and prepare some mouth watering snacks and food items with the recipes given. You can also make some exotic drinks!!

Recipes for Lenten Meal

Vegetable Pulao

Fresh Vegetable Juice (Beats V8 Juice!)

Pumpkin Granola Bars

Tomato Rice

Top Ten Indian Spices

40 Best Foods to Eat

more recipes

Poems, Inspirations
Paradise Lost by John Milton
An epic poem by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. All 10 books are included.

Lord, plant my feet on higher ground

Grace

Let not your heart be troubled

more poems

Inside the Church
About Madbaha (Holiest of Holies) - in Malayalam

About Censor - Dhoopakutty in Malayalam

Orthodox Church Architecture

Church History
The challenges faced by the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
The Jacobite Syrian Orthodox church is steeped in tradition and time tested beliefs and faith. But with the turn of the century clock come new challenges. These are not better than the experiences of the older generations but different.

Christian Family in the Globalized World
Excerpts from the Couple's Conference held on 31 May, 2008 at St George Church, NY.

The Role of Women in the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch
by Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas
The Role of Women is a topic of importance today in our Syriac Orthodox Church which is a deeply rooted traditional apostolic church.?

more on Church History including Contemporary Issues

Church Fathers
We cover living and departed saints and doctors of the church.

St. Ephrem, Harp of the Holy Spirit
Considered by many to be the greatest poet and theologian of the Syriac Orthodox Church, St. Ephrem or Aprem holds a special place in the traditions of both Oriental and Eastern Orthodox Churches.

more on Church Fathers

Multimedia Resources

Holy Qurbano celebrated by H.E. Dr. Kuriakose Mor Theophilose Metropolitan

More Holy Qurbana Videos

What is special about Syriac Orthodox Church - BBC

Syriac Orthodox Hymn - Prayer For Intercession By St. Mary

multi-media Home

Devotional Songs
Mercy's Ganamela - Baselios Church Perunnal, October 2010

Viswam Kakkunna Nadha

Divya Karunyame - Malayalam Christian Song

Njan ninne Srishticha - Malayalam Devotional Song

Nin Daanam Njan - Malayalam Christian Devotional

Daiva sneham - Malayalam Devotional Song

more songs

Bible Study

A Bible study of St. Matthew  (Chapters 1 thru 6) Dr. Susan Jacob MD, Editor

New: Bible Study of the Book of Revelation

more Bible Study

eBooks Full Books for you to enjoy!

A Wonderful Night: An Interpretation of Christmas
By James H. Snowden

40 Questions Answered
By H.G. Dr Geevarghese Mar Osthathios

What Shall I Do To Be Saved?
By Rev. Dr. Curian Kaniyamparambil

The Spirit of St. Francis de Sales
By Jean Pierre Camus

The Life and Legends of Saint Francis of Assisi
Translated from The French of Father Candide Chalippe, O.F.M.

A Study of the King James Version of the Bible and its Influence on Life And Literature
by
Cleland Boyd McAfee, D.D.

The Strange Strategy of God
My Journey By Susan Eapen

The Gospels in The Second Century by W. Sanday
An Examination of The Critical Part of a Work Entitled ĎSupernatural Religion?/a>

How I Know God Answers Prayer
The Personal Testimony of One Life-Time

Paradise Lost by John Milton

"The Kingdom of God Is Within You" by Leo Tolstoi

Lighted to Lighten: The Hope of India by Alice B. Van Doren

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General Reading
Golden Rules Learned in Life from Napoleon Hill
In keeping with the tradition of taking inventory of what lessons have been learned during the past year, I would like to offer my year end thoughts.

Yahrzeit - Things I learned in a Year
A year's time ?Yahrzeit ?has now passed since my wife's death and I wanted to share with you some insights I have gained during these last twelve months.

Servant Leadership
Another model of leadership, where leaders are preoccupied with serving rather than being followed, with giving rather than getting Cheap iPad 3 Cases, with doing rather than demanding.

More General Articles

Church - General
Church Calendar

Church Constitutions

Church Lectionary

Scripture Nuggets
Holy Bible for Our Rescue
Important Bible Passages for emergency use.

Read The Bible
The words of God recorded in the Bible are containers. They contain ideas from God. They contain life. When those words enter us through our eyes, ears, or our thinking, they impart life and faith.

The Lordship and The Lifestyle
To "seek first His kingdom" is to daily live in voluntary submission to His will, His way, and His word.

Seven Three Sixteens
Genesis 3:16, with its prophetic divine judgment on "the woman" (required because of Eve's disobedience to the Word of God) is the first of the Bible's "three sixteens."

Church Feud and Politics

A Suggested Approach to Solve the century old disputes between (Jacobite) Syrian Christians and Indian Orthodox Church
A Prominent Jacobite Priest suggests a Christian approach to solve the church disputes.

Tribulations within the Church- Optimistic Approach
Suggestions from an Orthodox faction member as to how to bring peace to the church.

Malayalam Calendar 2011
Daily and Weekly Devotionals
Today with Jesus - by Rev. Fr. V.V. Paulose

Daily Morning and Evening Devotionals by Spurgeon

Daily Devotional with Oswald Chambers

Wisdom from the Desert Devotional

Weekly Devotional - by Rev. Fr. Dr. Dimitri from New Zealand

More Devotionals - Devotionals from selected evangelists

Sacraments
Sin and its Confession

Holy Confession - Spiritual Therapy for the Soul

On Confession by Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

On Confession by Protopriest Valerian Krechetov, Russian Orthodox Church

Sermon of the Week

This week's Sermons based on the Lectionary of the Church

See more sermons at: Sermons Based on the Lectionary of the Church | Church Lectionary

How Is Orthodoxy Different?
Is infant baptism in accordance with the will of God?

Should We Pray for the departed and seek their intercession?

What is the uniqueness of the Orthodox Churches?

Tell me something about sex-ethics of Christianity.

Apostolic Succession And The Church

Did Jesus Have any 'Brothers'?

Are You Saved? Answer to Pentecostal Followers

View of Orthodox Church Practices from a Pentacostal Faithful

Answer from Orthodox Faithful

Another Comment/view from an Orthodox Faithful

Orthodox Spirituality
Orthodox Spirituality presents the process of a Christianís progress on the road to perfection in Christ, by the cleansing of passions and the winning of the virtues, a process which takes place in a certain order. Spirituality describes the manner in which the Christians can go forward from the cleansing of one passion, to the cleansing of another, and the same to the acquiring of the different virtues.

The Principles Of Orthodox Worship
Ten principles of the orthodox worship are described. Orthodox worship is complete and is designed to invoke the whole human being (mind, body and spirit) and the five senses.  It also has a strong biblical basis.

An Explanation of the Holy Qurbana
A step by step explanation of the holy qurbana. Especially great for the beginners.

Holy Qurbana - Questions and Answers
51 questions dealing with all aspects of the Holy Qurbana are answered. Great overview of the Holy Qurbana.

Holy Communion
It is our central act of worship and sacrament of sacraments. It is the perfection of all other sacraments. St James, half-brother of our Lord and the first bishop of Jerusalem, was the first to conduct it and form a written liturgy in AD 37. Syrian Orthodox Church has a wealth of about 80 liturgies. All the liturgies are based on St James liturgy but nevertheless St James liturgy is the finest, the first and the most important of all.

See more similar articles in our General Sermons and Essays

Syrian Orthodox Faith
Faith of the Universal Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church

Holy Bible - What Syrian Orthodox Believe (by Rev. Fr. Curian Kaniamparambil Cor Episcopa)

The Holy Bible
There are several reasons to call the Bible as one book. From Genesis to Revelation it deals with one theme, Godís ultimate redemptive plan. It bears witness to one God and His consistent nature in relation to mankind.

Salvation by Rev. Fr. Curian Kaniamparambil Cor Episcopa

General - Sermons, Essays etc.
For more general essays and sermons, visit General Sermons and Essays

Orthodox Christianity: The Lasting Solution
Christianity is not a quick fix; it's a gradual step-by-step growth. This is hard for many to accept, including myself. We fall into the trap of those who claim otherwise.

Suffering and Orthodox Prayer
Everyone faces suffering at different points in their life. The more important question is how we will react to our sufferings. The prayers of the Orthodox Church offer answers to this question.

Are You a Fool? Part 1: Fools and Their Disobedience
The Bible has much to say about fools and without hesitation it presents the foolish in a negative light. Why study fools? If the Bible frowns on the foolish, then it would behoove man to learn about fools so that they can avoid being one.

Are Science and Christianity Compatible?
Although the Bible clearly states that God created the universe, it reveals nothing about how He did it. Yet its message that God is rational and personal profoundly influenced scientists such as Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Pascal and Faraday. Their belief that the world was created by a reasonable God gave them confidence in scientific observation and experimentation.

Why Jesus? Is Jesus relevant today?
Although other philosophers and religious leaders have offered their answers to the meaning of life, only Jesus Christ proved his credentials by rising from the dead. Jesus offers life with real meaning. He said that life is much more than making money, having fun, being successful, and then ending up in a graveyard. Yet, many people still try to find meaning in fame and success, even the greatest superstars?/font>

Did Jesus rise from the dead?
Is Jesus' resurrection a fantastic fact or a vicious myth? To find out, we need to look at the evidence of history and draw our own conclusions. Let's see what skeptics who investigated the resurrection discovered for themselves. A must read.

The Significance of Priesthood
Jesus has made us priests and kings unto God, and even here upon earth we exercise the priesthood of consecrated living and hallowed service.

Holy Communion
It is our central act of worship and sacrament of sacraments. It is the perfection of all other sacraments. St James, half-brother of our Lord and the first bishop of Jerusalem, was the first to conduct it and form a written liturgy in AD 37.

To Live, We Must Die
When I say, "To live, we must die," it cannot be in the physical world, for we know that in the physical world, we live until we die. But then, we may ask, "How must we die, that we may live forever?" The answer is that we must die to our pride and to our other sins.

The Most Powerful Effective Spiritual Work
Christ call upon us to pray before God. He persists in asking us to pray and not lose heart, to pray with persistence and passion. This call points to the source from which we receive the power for conversion, renewal, and growth.

I am the light of the world
Light from Sun is same. But same light that makes plants grow, hardens clay. The response is completely different. Likewise, blessings are.

Collection of Articles and Sermons from Cleveland Prayer Group, Cleveland

Collection of Articles about Christianity from 1stHolistic.com

Spiritual/Moral Articles

Explanation of God
This is what an 8-year old wrote about God. Vey insightful.

Temple of God
I want you to see the distinction between those who believe and those who do not believe.

Temptation
A Holy character does not avert temptation-Jesus was tempted.

Finding Jesus
In my life finding Jesus was the most exciting ever to happen.

Inspirational Articles
For all Inspirational and Spiritual Articles, visit: Inspirational and Spiritual Articles, Home

What Goes Around, Comes Around
This is a true story that had happened in 1892 at Stanford University. Its moral is still relevant today.

Pencil and Eraser
I found this conversation between the pencil and the eraser very inspirational.

God's Love
We are living in a time where the love of many are going cold. Due to lack of love many problems are happening in family, in society and even in churches. It may be easy to love our own family or our own church members. But to love others it may be difficult.

White Envelopes
It's just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past 10 years or so.

more inspirational articles

Collection of Inspirational Articles from 1stholistic.com

Health

Alcohol and Stroke: Your Stroke Risk Goes Up After Drinking
New research reveals that the risk of stroke doubles in the hour after drinking one serving of wine, beer or hard liquor.

8 Ways to Survive a Family Holiday with a Child with Autism
There are ways to alleviate some of the stress and create an enjoyable getaway for every member of the family when vacationing with a child with autism. Some simple guidelines and smart planning will make a big difference!

Happiest People Less Likely to Have Heart Disease
After accounting for known heart disease risk factors, the researchers found that the happiest people were 22% less likely to develop heart disease over the 10 years of follow-up than people who fell in the middle of the negative-positive emotion scale.

Study: Monthly fasting may help heart
A study in Utah, where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is based, found that people who skipped meals once a month were about 40 percent less likely to be diagnosed with clogged arteries than those who did not regularly fast.

More articles on Health

Humor - Life

Don't Mess with Children

Hillary goes to Heaven

Irish Jokes

More Articles on Humor and Life

Virtual Travel
A Virtual Tour of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem
A virtual tour of Christ's burial place, enclosed within this church.

Panoramic View of Manarcadu Church
Official Marian Pilgrim Center

Vazhachal - India's Niagara Falls
Enjoy the natural beauty of these Water Falls in Kerala

More articles on virtual travel

Thought for the Day

Seeing the Likeness of our Lord in Poor

Faith Changes our Perspective

Your greatness is measured by

The World is Your Mirror

 

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