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If you good people remember to adjust huge images by changing the [img] tag to [img width=700] (for example; it's a good size), that would make the life of us with less than extra-large screens a lot easier.
Other Topics / Re: W.A.G.-word association game
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A block of text on the screen? ...
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« Last post by Joha on Today at 03:49:09 AM »
Christ's love is alive and eternal in the monks that ceaselessly pray for the world, in children's  hearts, in families that Glorify Him through their love of one another and others, in anyone's prayers or acts of kindness that are done humbly for Him and for our brothers and sisters of the world. We are His creation after all, so just the gift of our lives and people being born everyday with a soul seeking His love is evidence of His presence everywhere.

I'd say it's abusive to indoctrinate children. So is the love for Santa Klaus and Easter bunny alive children's hearts.

The human soul is very complex. Humans love all sort of things and have an amalgam of feelings towards many distinct things. Supreme things are the ones that stick in an adult's heart even after he has found that Santa Klaus is not true, or their religion.
Everyone gets indoctrinated. It is just a question of what they are being indoctrinated with.

True! Thus our best option, I think, is to indoctrinate our children with something that will lead them on the way to the One that gives Life.
Second to that, I truly believe He invented joy for us and our children as well. If there are 2 things I learned from my father, it are these:

- Trust in God Almighty because He is truly Almighty. Find Him in everything.
- Enjoy. Have joy in little things, have joy in big things, and way more important learn to find the joy hidden in the hard things.

These 2 things interlink.

I am glad I learned it as a child, with the help of Santa Claus...

Any kind of reconciliation effort must follow the true authentic tradition of the (Oriental)Church.

According to the tradition, there is not a Church called Universal Syriac Orthodox or Universal Malankara Syriac Orthodox or Universal Malankara Orthodox Syriac.

Each local  Church is Katholic(the divine-human organism which spans all space-time) and not Catholic(Universal). All local Churches are one.

A Bishop in a local Church manifests Christ in the Church.

There is no Church without a Bishop(Christ) and a person cannot assume  office of the Bishop unless the people in the Church are with him.

There is no hierarchy among  Bishops in the Church.

The Patriarch or Catholicose is a Bishop who presides local Bishops' Council.

So there is no hierarchy between the Patriarch of Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch(Syrian Orthodox Church) and the Catholicose of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Malankara (Malankara Orthodox Church).

Prayer Forum / Re: for my Abuna
« Last post by Joha on Today at 03:32:45 AM »
Abuna's health is getting better, this weekend he will be praying liturgie again, thank you so much for your prayers. Please continue praying for him because the grief of losing a beloved brother is great. He is strengthened by the Saints and above all God Almighty.
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