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St. Peter's 2014 Thanksgiving

On Nov 15th, St. Peter’s celebrated its second annual Thanksgiving feast. It might have been a littler earlier than usual, but nothing was held back in terms of efforts.  A whole day’s worth of fellowship and dedication culminated in a grand dinner that served all the traditional dishes of Thanksgiving, with just enough of an Indian touch to make it unique. 

Mother Mary - Defender of Orthodoxy

Anybody who has spent more than one hour in an Orthodox Church understands that the Orthodox Church values St. Mary. Almost every prayer has some mention of her, and the Church calendar sets apart seven days where we celebrate an event in the life of the Mother of God. Without a doubt one can come to the conclusion that the Theotokos (“the God bearer”) is an important part of the life of any Orthodox Christian. 

Kiss of Peace

Good Friday Icon"Greet one another with a holy kiss"  The kiss of peace is a traditional Christian greeting dating to early Christianity. The practice remains a part of the worship in traditional churches. It is practiced as a part of worship and included in the Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist. 

2014 Perunaal Celebrations - Days of Holiness, Fun, Festival

The 2014 Perunaal celebrations of St. Peter's Church were held from Saturday Jun 22nd 2014 through Sunday 29th 2014 in a holy, spiritual, fun-filled environment. His Eminence Mor Titus Eldho, the Archbishop of  Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America led the prayers and celebrations. Here's presenting a glimpse of celebrations this year. 

Christ is Risen

People condemned God to death; with His Resurrection He gave them immortality. For striking Him, God returned embraces; for insults, blessings; for death, immortality. Mankind wanted to make God dead, but God, with His Resurrection, made people alive, the crucified God resurrected on the third day and thereby killed death ! There is no more death. Immortality is surrounding man and his entire world. The all-joyous and most desired day of Holy Pascha (Resurrection) has come and the entire Church solemnly and radiantly celebrates the rising of Christ from the grave.....

Good Friday - Coming Full Circle

Good Friday IconWhat’s so “great” about Great and Holy Friday? The term “Good Friday” or “Great and Holy Friday” is used in Orthodox vocabulary without giving much thought about what makes it so great. Our Lord and Savior died. God died on this day. Yet the Church claims it as great and holy! It begs the believer to ask “why?” ...