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We celebrate the Nativity of Virgin Mary on September 8. Leading to that event is the 8-Day Lent (Ettu Nombu), one of the most popular lent in our church. The faithful spend lot of time during this time in prayer, meditation, introspection, and reading. Many read about St. Mary to learn how they can use her story to become better Christians; St. Mary is, after all, the 1st disciple of Jesus. Malankara World has assembled an impressive collection of materials that is useful for your spiritual growth during this time. Please go here to learn more.

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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

Jesus' Prayer of Thanksgiving
Jesus spent much time in prayer. On at least one occasion, He 'continued all night in prayer to God' (Luke 6:12).

Prayer of St. Faustina before the Eucharist
I adore You, Lord and Creator, hidden in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I adore You for all the works of Your hands, that reveal to me so much wisdom, goodness and mercy, O Lord.

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!!

40 Best Foods to Eat

Best Foods to Eat - Lesson from Chinese

Methods To Make The Ideal Cup Of Tea

The Art and Science of a Delicious Cup of Espresso Coffee

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.

The Gospel According to .. You

Holy Week by Dr Zhivago

I Cannot Do This Alone

The Lorica (Breastplate) of Saint Patrick

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.

Saint Yeldho Mar Baselios
Patron Saint of Baselios Church

Saint Gregorios of Parumala

St. Basil the Great

St. Gregory of Nazianzus

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

Subukono Service at Manarcad Cathedral, March 2011 - Part 1 | Part 2

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 ‘Supernatural Religion’

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
Scare Yourself
Most people go through life wishing their lives were better in one way or another. When nothing changes, they decide life is hard, and success comes from luck, or connections.

Worship and Community
The loss of faith in God and decline in worship results in weakening of the social fabric and manifests in broken communities. Children are born out of wedlock without benefit of a loving family. There is no pride in work and it is a spiral down. Good luck trying to arrest that causal chain through rituals without God!

America, Keep Rewarding Your Dissidents
This is the greatness of America and why this country leads the world: Disagreement and debate are cherished. Challenging the norms, thinking outside the box, and questioning those in power is encouraged and celebrated. The louder you speak the more prominence and respect you are given. Society's heroes aren't merely revolutionaries or political figures, but opinionated, non-conformist entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. ...

Mormons - Are They Christians?
I've heard some people talk about Mormons (members of the "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints") as if they are just part of another denomination within Christendom, like Methodists or Baptists. Is that true?

Why I Left India
The idea that you can fix India's problems by adding more people to it - even smart people - is highly suspect. No, I wasn't going back to fix things; I was leaving the U.S. to go back to Thomas Friedman's India: an India that offered global companies, continental food, international schools and domestic help.

Fulfilling: Start With an Attitude Inventory
It's a wise custom to end an old year and begin a new one with serious self-reflection. What did you learn this year that could improve your life and make you a wiser and better person?

The Ten Commandments of Success by Napoleon Hill
1. Set your head and heart upon a DEFINITE MAJOR PURPOSE and go to work, right where you stand, to attain it; and begin NOW.

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.

more articles on the history of church feud

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

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Sacraments
Worship in the Syriac Orthodox Church

The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist

The Sacrament of Baptism

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

Read More About Sacraments in our 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

Social Ministry of Church
St. Ephrem Universal Syriac Orthodox Mission (SEUSOMM)
How Is Orthodoxy Different?
My Own Vision of The Ultimate: Why am I an Eastern Orthodox Christian?

Orthodox Spirituality

The Principles Of Orthodox Worship

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

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.

Living the Orthodox Christian Life
The spiritual teachings of Eastern Christianity, the rituals and the traditions of the Orthodox Church, have a transformative power. They have been repeated on every continent, every year for centuries.

See more similar articles in How is Orthodoxy Different?

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, God’s 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

Understanding Holy Trinity
To learn more about Holy Trinity, please visit:

Holy Trinity Supplement in Malankara World

and also:

Malankara World Pentecost Supplement

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

Just Believe
It was small enough to overlook. Only two words. I know I'd read that passage a hundred times. But I'd never seen it. But I won't miss it again. It's highlighted in yellow and underlined in red.

The Message of The Cross
From Jesus' birth and youth, the cross cast its shadow ahead of Him. The cross is inextricably tied to the Person and the work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus + Nothing = Everything
Christ offers forgiveness full and free from both our self-righteous goodness and our unrighteous badness. This is the hardest thing for us to believe as Christians. We think it's a mark of spiritual maturity to hang onto our guilt and shame.

The New Year: The Mystery of Time
On New Year's Eve we feel the mystery of time more powerfully than at any other time. We feel, in other words, that its flow " in which we live and in which everything constantly vanishes as the 'past' and constantly places us face to face with the unknown future " essentially contains within itself the main question that everyone is called to answer with their lives.

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.

Collection of Articles and Sermons from Cleveland Prayer Group, Cleveland

Collection of Articles about Christianity from 1stHolistic.com

Spiritual/Moral Articles
How You Can Live a Life That Pleases God
I read in a survey awhile back that Americans were asked this question: Do you believe that most people are basically good? The result of the survey was that 83 percent said yes. People are basically good.

Jesus is Christ
Malayalam article by Joykutty, Detroit

Enrich Your World
Most people that I know go off to work in the morning to make a living. That's what I did for many years. Parts of it were quite fun and very rewarding, and a lot of it was not.

Are you irritated?
We all experience aggravation. No matter how much I want to maintain a sweet disposition and always display a godly attitude in every situation; No matter how much I want to show the world that being a Christian and living according to
biblical standards is the best thing there is, I get angry.

Are You There God?
Whether divorce has touched you in some way or not, all of us have been through some sort of trial that has shaken us to the very core. That has turned our lives upside down. Whether it be a broken relationship, the death of a loved one, the dashing to pieces of a dream, childlessness, defeat in your career or prolonged singleness . .

Two Reasons Why Christians Gossip
Gossip is a huge problem in the church and sometimes gossip is very stealthy. Satan has a slick marketing trick that he sells to Christians. We don't call gossip by it's name. We like to call gossip by euphemisms like "sharing our concerns" or "venting to a brother or sister."

Read More Spiritual/Moral Articles

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

Friends
The story of friendship between a 3 year old orangutan and a sick dog. May you always have…Love to Share, Health to Spare, And Friends who Care.

Bill Gates: Reality
Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about eleven (11) things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings, created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

"We Want Ike!": The Gift of Being Included
With all the scandals in sports at all levels, it's nice to come across a story that affirms what games are supposed to teach - character, sportsmanship, team spirit, and self-confidence. Ike and his big brothers can talk football like never before for the rest of their lives now.

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.

What makes a Saint?
A true Christian must encourage the people to come nearer to the LORD, and not to the Saints. Yes, we must respect the Saints because God has established them as his holy people and we must also respect the relics of Saints because these are `anointed by the SPIRIT' too.

The Second Coming of Christ
As Christians, we look forward to the return of Christ – the Second Coming. It will be a time of blessing for believers but also a time of upheaval and judgment for the wicked.

Some Thoughts on Prayer

more inspirational articles

Collection of Inspirational Articles from 1stholistic.com

Malankara World Supplements

Malankara World New Year Supplement

Denho (Baptism of Jesus) Supplement

Nineveh Lent (3 Day Lent) Supplement

Great Lent Special Supplement

St. Mary - Mother of God Supplement

Passion Week (Holy Week) Supplement

Pentecost Supplement

Sleebo Festival (Exaltation of Cross) Feast

Thanksgiving Supplement

Malankara World Advent Supplement

Christmas Supplement

MWJ Centennial Edition

Mega Special on Women in Church

Health

Drug Interactions: The Effects of Coffee on Medications
Most people rarely consider the side effects beyond restlessness, or trouble falling asleep at night. But coffee and espresso can have other consequences in people taking certain drugs, by either blocking absorption or enhancing their effects.

The Testosterone (Hormone) To Your Heart's Rescue
In fact, in a brand-new review of other studies by the prestigious journal Nature, researchers showed that people with heart disease have significantly lower testosterone than healthy people.

Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
"The idea that Alzheimer's is entirely genetic and unpreventable is perhaps the greatest misconception about the disease," says Gary Small, M.D., director of the UCLA Center on Aging. Researchers now know that Alzheimer's, like heart disease and cancer, develops over decades and can be influenced by lifestyle factors.

More articles on Health

Humor - Life

Making the 'Difference'

God and Lawn Care

If you ever think you have been stupid, read this

The New Caste System in India

Quiz for Senior Citizens

More Articles on Humor and Life

Virtual Travel

A Visit to Heaven (an Evangelical's visit to a Catholic seminary)
My brother is a Roman Catholic seminarian, and I visited him at Mount Saint Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg, Maryland the last couple days to see him installed in his second-to-last office (acolyte) before hopefully being ordained a priest (in about two years). Let me tell you what I found among the more than 150 seminarians I spent a couple days with.

20 Unsolved Mysteries
None of them is not explained yet, here are some fact and pictures about each of them…

Beautiful Earth from Space
NASA astronaut Douglas Wheelock who is currently aboard the International Space Station shares pictures of the Earth he snaps with the world through internet. These pictures are just breathtaking!!

The High Church: Chapel That Really Is That Little Bit Closer to God
This is the church where religious leaders really are preaching from on high - perched 130ft on top of a pillar of rock.

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 Reflection

God Is Always Right - Abraham Lincoln

Always keep hoping for good

How precious to me are your thoughts

All negative things can be shaped into positives

Life is too ironic to fully understand

Cultivate an Attitude of Happiness

more thoughts for reflection

News

Patriarch Declares Saturday, September 7, 2013 as a Day of Prayer for Syria and for the Kidnapped Bishops

Temporary Protected Status for Syrians in U.S.
The Secretary of Homeland Security has designated the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months, effective March 29, 2012 through September 30, 2013. Details

Aromatic Oil Started Flowing from Stone Cross in Manarcad Church (Feb 2012)
Aromatic Oil has been observed pouring out from the Stone Cross of Manarcad Marthamariam Cathedral (St. Mary's Cathedral), Kottayam, Kerala, India. Faithful are pouring to the Church.

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