The Church


The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church

Catholicate of the East The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church was founded by St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, who came to India in A.D. 52. At...

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The Throne of St. Thomas

The concept of the 'Throne of St. Thomas' is based on the words of our Lord Himself. In St. Mathew 19:28 it is written that ‘Jesus said to them: Amen,...

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What do we believe?

What do the Orthodox Believe? It is more to ask: "in whom do we put our trust?" "Believe" is a very vague word. Often it means simply holding an opinion...

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The Creed

The Ecumenical Council of Nicea and Nicene Creed The Oriental Orthodox Churches recognize only three ecumenical councils and the council of Nicea is the first among them. The Nicene Council,...

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The main Doctrines of the Church The Malankara Orthodox Church has pillars of Mystery through which it teaches and demonstrates its basic religious belief. They are called pillars due to...

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Introduction Spirituality may be defined as the life in and with the Holy Spirit.  It is an ascetic and pious struggle against sin through repentance, prayer, fasting and participation in...

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Syrian Heritage

Syrian Heritage of the St. Thomas Christians Syriac is the liturgical language of the St. Thomas Christians from a very early date, even though their identity and culture remained always...

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Oriental and Eastern Orthodox churches

How Different is The Eastern Orthodox Church? Several people have asked this question in several different forms: Who are these Orthodox-- Protestants or Roman Catholics? What do they believe differently...

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THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF INDIA The Malankara Orthodox Church hereafter referred to as the Orthodox Church of India or the Indian Orthodox Church, is the second largest faction of the...

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The Holy Myron

By the divine power, we have spoken at length on the mysteries of the cross. We next write about the divine and life-giving mystery of the Holy Myron. CHAPTER 1...

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"We have seen the true Light, we have received the heavenly Spirit; we have found the true Faith, worshiping the undivided Trinity: forHe has saved us."The Liturgy of St. John...

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