CHRISTOS MAR THOMA CHURCH

  

Philadelphia

Vicar's Message


REV. ANISH THOMAS THOMAS 


FROM THE DESK OF THE VICAR


MAY, 2021



Dearly beloved in Christ,

We all are undergoing an unprecedented calamity of covid 19 pandemic. India is now experiencing a second wave which is more dangerous than the first one and it came when we thought about a normal life. This wave put the entire people in to trouble. But as Christians we should be able to find hope in the midst of frustrations and hopelessness. We should be able to profess the message of life giving God because We have the faith in a God who always has triumph over the death. Let's trust and hope for the intervention of God who can change the entire situations.


On May 5th our beloved Valiya Metropolitan was taken in to the heavenly abode and on 6th the funeral service was conducted in a blessed way. He was a man with extra ordinary vision and philosophy of life. He could include different stratas of the community and were able to extend his ministry to all people and communities. He with his golden tongue could be able to communicate his lofty thoughts and message to all walks of life. Let us praise God for his life and ministry. We as the Church payed our homage and offered our condolences.

May 1 is the day we remember the glory of labor as it is the international worker's day. Every labor has its own respect, and the aim of every labor is to affirm and ensure life. May 12 we remember as the international nurse's day. Let's thankfully remember the priceless and self emptying services of our nurses. May 8 we celebrate as international mother's Day. Let's remember all those who are experiencing and imparting the motherhood to all.

From May 1 onwards Church transferred me to Philadelphia Christos MTC. We have planned to travel on May 4 but because of the Covid situations in India I could not travel according to the plan. Now I thankfully remember the ministry of Rev Anish Thomas Thomas which he and his family rendered to our Parish. I also pray that may God strengthen him to do His ministry in the new place where he was assigned.

Our lay leader Josechayan's father was taken to eternal glory. I extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaving family and pray for their comfort.

Yours in Christ
Rev. Reji Yohannan
Vicar, Christos M T C, Philadelphia