St. Thomas Syriac Jacobite Orthodox Church celebrated its Perunal today. We thank our All mighty God for all His blessings and our patron St.Thomas for the intercession and prayers. We thank our Thirumeni, H.E Mor Theethose(Titus) Yeldho, Archbishop and Patriarchal Vicar for such a wonderful service and for his wonderful message. Here are few pictures from the Rasa
(Mark 2:1-12, cf. Isaiah 5:20-25) “When Jesus saw their faith…” The passage from Isaiah describes people who should know better so deluded by pride that they start calling God’s principals evil, forgetting God’s role as Creator. Being unsatisfied with merely discounting God, they start promoting evil as though “it’s all good!” Such a people are unable to re-engage God when the consequences start rolling in. They may no longer even know His name. The paralytic’s foremost problem was not the weakness of his limbs, but sickness
Lepers are untouchable. I don’t mean that they’re considered superstars…just the opposite. People shunned them. For good reason too. They carried a highly communicable disease with horrible consequences. Many of us today aren’t familiar with the terrible suffering caused by infectious disease, as many of the killers of the past like TB, flu, pneumonia, etc are treatable. Back in Jesus day, such conditions took their toll hard. Who wants to cozy up to the unhealthy, the unclean, or the invalid? Jesus’ mission
After Jesus’ baptism by John and the clear revelation of the Holy Trinity, as well as His temptation by Satan, it may surprise some that Jesus engaged in family outings. It seems clear that He had begun sharing the Good News as He had disciples. But He remained close to His mother, attending a wedding feast with her alongside the disciples. Jesus lived a fully Jewish/Aramean life, concerning Himself with the material and cultural needs to people like Him. Of course He lived without sin.