SLEEBA PERUNNAL/FEAST OF CROSS
The feast of cross is celebrated on 14th of Sepember every year.It is the day on which the hidden cross of Jesus was found. when Jesus resurrected Jews came to know the power of Jesus on death.so they hid the cross of Jesus and the two thieves to conceal the power of Jesus from people. In A.D.320 Queen Helen, mother of emperor Constantine , wanted to find out the cross of Jesus.She went to Jerusalem to find out the cross.A man named Judas ( Not - Judas who betrayed Jesus,it was a commen name among Jews and the meaning of that name is Praise of the Lord) showed the place where the crosses were hidden.They found three crosses.They did not know which was the cross of Jesus. Then they happened to see a dead body which was being taken to a burial ground.Then they put the crosses one by one on the dead body. when the Cross of Jesus was put on the dead body the dead man got life again .So they confirmed that was the cross of Jesus. So September 14 th is celebrated as a feast to commemorate cross. When we see cross we see Jesus Himself through that.
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In mid 60’s the boom attracted many foreigners, including Malayalee Christians, to Abu Dhabi. Rev. Fr. K.K. Punnoose. M.A., B. D., S.T.M., (L L H.G. Stephanos Mar Theodosios Metropolitan of Calcutta Diocese, India) Vicar, St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Bahrain, used to visit this area at regular intervals to look after the spiritual needs of our people. He had managed to organize a prayer group of our own. A meeting of our members was held as per his request on 29th Nov ’68, and elected an Ad-Hoc committee and decided to have evening prayers on all Fridays. The evening prayers were continued without break until the arrival of Rev. Fr. T. A. Jacob as resident Vicar. The carol service (visiting the houses of all our members) started in Dec. ’68 is a milestone in the history of our parish. The Carol service was continued for some more years.
H.G. Thomas Mar Themothios Metropolitan of Malabar Diocese (LL HH Baselios Didymos I, the Malankara Metropolit...View More
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St.Thomas Hall - St.George Orthodox Cathedral
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