Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Major Arch Bishop Baselios Mar Cleemis of Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is elevated as the first Cardianl

Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis
The Holy Father Benedict XVI has announced the elevation of the Major Arch Bishop of the Syro Malankara Catholic Church Mar Baselios Mar Cleemis as a Cardinal of the Universal Catholic Church. The order of the Pontiff was read in the Thiruvannthapuram Cathedral today.

With his appointment as a Cardinal, Major Arch Bishop Moron Mor Baselios Cleemis is the first one from the Syro-Malankara Church to become a Cardinal of the Holy Catholic Church. He is the 89th Cardinal of the Catholic Church. The official anointment will take place in Vatican on the 24th of November, 2012.

The Malankara Catholic Church which was re-unified with the Catholic Church in 1930 has more than half a million (five lakhs) strong devotees.

Moron Cleemis Catholicos, who was ordained as a Priest in 1986, is one among the six new Cardinals announced by the Holy father this afternoon. With this the Universal Catholic Church of Lord Jesus Christ will have 211 Cardinals out of whom 89 having right to vote the Pope.

Let us all Pray for the new Cardinal and wish him all success to lead the Church as per the Will of the Master
 in the present era of the evil....!



Saturday, October 20, 2012

Marian Pilgrimage (Einsiedelelike) by Syro Malabar Churches in Switzerland on October 28, 2012

On the last Sunday of the Holy Rosary month of 2012 ie on the 28th October, 2012, all the Marian devotees from all the Syro Malabar pastoral centers are arriving in Einsiedelelike as a pilgrimage.

The Bishop of Thrissur Diocese Mar Andrews Thazhath will celebrate the Holy High Mass and deliver the Lord's message. All the Marian devotees are cordially invited by the Church community to participate the mega spiritual event.

event schedule:

1.30 pm Holy Rosary (Japamala)
2.00 pm Holy Eucharistic Mass ( Visuddha Querbana)

Ave Maria

Zion (Seon /Sion) Retreat Center / Church, Muriyad, Irinjalakkuda, Thrissur, kerala

What / Where is Zion Retreat Center...? By whom are it run...?

There are many inquiries and searches about a newly flourished 'Retreat center' near Irinjalakkuda. It is attracting a huge number of people (only/mostly Catholics) for retreats. Apparently many who underwent the retreats are said to have given up their bad habits. They have started reading the Holy Bible daily and saying Family prayers regularly.

It is a good and commendable thing. Others are naturally attracted towards this 'centre' voluntarily and there is a heavy rush of people undergoing retreats in different levels here. It is fine.

But the not so nice thing that are found in those who participated in the retreats is.......

They do not participate in the Sunday holy Eucharist which is a mandatory for the Catholics.

This information made me to search / inquire more about this center and gave me the information that this center is run by some lay missionaries who are talented in delivering Biblical Sermons and have walked out of the Catholic Church to form a cult / trust by name Emperor Emmanuel Church...!

Catholic Christians need to seek the discernment of the Holy Spirit to understand whether these trusts are Recognized by the Lord Jesus Christ or are just like the many cults against the Holy Catholic Church that mushroom and wither away soon.

We are not supposed to judge anyone as the Lord is the Only one to judge, but need to realize and believe...

Many Catholic believers are found attacking this organization, as it has come out of the Catholic Faith. While criticizing many Catholic Pastors and Priests for their spiritual ruin, they seem to be correct by most of the participants who agree with most of their claims.
  As the Lord Himself has said, "He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters" (Matthew 12:30)

...but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.... (Matt 24:13)!!!

As our Beloved Lord has also said in the Holy Bible, 

Do not stop him," Lord Jesus said. "No one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me, for whoever is not against us is for us" (Mark 9:40) 

Lets feel happy if anyone is Spreading the Holy Gospel of the Lord, without criticizing or working against HIS Church or chosen people...!


Please also visit:

http://www.ephesians-511.net/

http://www.vaticans.org/index.php?/archives/1349-New-Cult-Emperor-Emmanuel-in-India-deceives-huge-Catholics-.html



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Catholic / Christian Year of Faith: 2012 October 11 to 2013 November 24

The Holy Father Pope Benedict XV! has declared the period from October 11th, 2012 to  November 24, 2013 as the Year of Faith....!

The Year of Faith begins in accordance with the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council by Blessed Pope John XXIII in 1962 and the twentieth anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church in 1992. The Catholic Christian Year of Faith ends on the Feast Day of Christ the King in 2013 November 24th.

The Main theme of the Year Of Faith is " to Strengthen our Faith in HIM and to proclaim HIM with joy to the people of our time" 

Please refer the Vatican website on the 'Year of Faith' :

www.annusfidei.va/content/novaevangelizatio/en.html

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mary Matha (Ross Hill) Shrine, Visakhapatnam Arch Diocese: Chain Rosary Prayer 2012

October month is dedicated by the Catholic world as the Month of the Holy Rosary. It is observed as a holy month throughout the world. People of all regions recite the Rosary Prayer in their families and in groups this month for getting special favors through the Holy Mother of Lord Jesus Christ.

With an aim to spread the devotion to the holy rosary around the globe, the Rose Hill (Mary Matha/ Mother Mary's) shrine situated in Visakhapatnam Arch-Diocese, has been conducting a Rosary Chain Prayer for the past 18 years successfully. This year too it has commenced on the 1st of October, 2012 and invites Rosary devotees from around the world to be a part of this noble venture.

One can be included and involved in this spiritual mission by sending his/her time of choice (any hour of the day in 24 hours) by e-mail or through a phone call. People from any part of the world, belonging to any Nationality can be a participant. One can be a Rosary volunteer for either this Rosary month of October or throughout the year 2012.

Those interested to be a part of this Great Mission, please contact to the below email address with necessary details like your Name, Parish, Diocese, time slot chosen, etc to the Director of Ross Hill Chapel, Visag.!

E-Mail:  rosarydirector@yahoo.com
             mariamatha@yahoo.com

Website: www.rosaryprayer.in


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Guardian Angels feast Day: October 2nd: How fortunate and privileged we are...!

We see usually VIPs (very important persons) having one or more personal guards to protect them from attackers. Now-a-days even wealthy people appoint security guards for their personal safety. Heads of countries are supplied with the best personnel available in that particular country for very high salaries and other perks.

There are several instances in the world history of theses trusted personal security guards betraying their Masters...! For example, former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was brutally assassinated by her own trusted security guard.

Many of us fail to remember the presence of the heavenly guards appointed by our Heavenly Father after creating us. God our compassionate Creator does want any of HIS unique creatures get astray. He wants each and every human being on this earth to be safe and sound and walk in the right path. Hence HE has ordered HIS faithful and most trusted mighty servants- Angels, to watch over and protect HIS beloved children.

Though unseen, there is an invisible agent of the Almighty God always beside each and every one of us. let us not forget to thank them and the the ONE Who has specially appointed that special guard to protect our body and soul...!

Thank You God ....!