Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hi, Hello, Hallow all are derived from Halleluia, Hallelujah ...!

What does the word hi, hello or hallow mean is not known to many. The word used largely and extensively in the entire world as a salutation nowadays may be 'Hello' which is derived from 'hallow' which means sacred or holy. Hi is a shorter form of hello. Saintly people and monks in the past used to Praise and worship the Almighty God throughout the day and night, in every work and action. They used to utter 'Hallowed be your Name, Father' or 'God be Hallowed' while wishing others.

This word slowly developed as a word for salutation in the past centuries. Instead of saying 'Hallowed be the Lord', they slowly started saying, hallow ignoring the meaning in the phrase.

According to some other researches, the word 'Hallelujah' (Halleluia /Halleluia /Alleluia) is pronounced to say ' Praise to the Creator' or Praise to the Lord God.

The Primitive Christians right from the beginning even during the time of severe persecutions, encouraged and strengthened one another saying, 'hallelujah'. This word while served as a salutation for the co-faithful, its main aim was to praise the Lord God always...!

This sacred way of wishing one another slowly became a word used by not only Christians but also the entire world...! So one thing is imminent, knowingly or unknowingly "every tongue praises HIS Glory" in this universe....!

Here after let's say "Halleluia" while answering the phone or saluting another ... and if not, say "Hello" thinking and believing that we are saying 'Praise to the Lord, our God'

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Attack on Minorities must be treated as terrorism. Justice Michael Saldanha

Justice Saldanha, former Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court has lamented recently in the 'persecuted pastors/Christians' conference organized jointly by All India Christian Council (AICC) and Karnataka Missions Network (KMN) that the atrocities on the Christian Communities are increasing in some states of India, specially in Karnataka State.

He stated that the attacks and violence on Minorities should be treated as terrorist act.

All the participants denounced the statement made by Subramanyam Swamy on Christians and his efforts to sabotage the bill named 'communal violence prevention bill'. They all condemned in one voice the frequent recurrance of vandalism against Christian Institutions specially in Mangalore.