CHRISTOS MAR THOMA CHURCH

  

Philadelphia

Vicar's Message


REV. ANISH THOMAS THOMAS 


FROM THE DESK OF THE VICAR


NOVEMBER, 2020


We are not those who draw back and are destroyed, but those who have faith and obtain life (Hebrews 10:39) 


Dearly Beloved in Christ,


Greetings to you all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ


Church is the representation of the body of Christ in this world. God almighty provide the leaders to nurture and guide the Church respectively. Let me take this opportunity to thank for the blessed life of the Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan. Christos Mar Thoma Church, Philadelphia all family express our deepest sorrow and Prayers. Let the Christ who the head of the Church comfort us and lead us to days to come. 


In St. Luke Chapter 18 and 19 we can read about two wealthy characters. A rich young ruler and a chief publican. Both wealthy men. One walked away lost, while salvation lodged at the other’s home. Salvation was not impossible for either one of these rich men. Both had the Son of God standing right there in front of them… willing and able to deliver. The difference was that one saw how much he had to lose. The other saw how much he had to gain. If you’re facing a choice right now between pressing forward and drawing back, look at these two men. Which one do you want to be more like? 


According to the Church calendar, Family dedication day ends with the Church year and then the Church year begins with purification. This is what Kudosh Ethos is. After the family reformation, which was the smallest unit of society, the Church entered into the act of reformation. This is the preparation for receiving Jesus’ birth who is the head of the Church. We can prepare ourselves to receive the joy of salvation and life. 


Last month as a Church we received more blessings from above. Our Extravaganza went very well this year. We had lots of challenges to make this event Successful. I am very happy that we had a big success in this year. Let me thank Lord almighty for all His guidance and blessings. I appreciate Our Office bearers, executive committee, conveners, organizations and all Church members for their dedication and hard work. 


During this Pandemic age God is guiding us day by day. We are entering into the last months of this financial year. Those who have still to complete their dues please pay as early as possible. This month we are planning to have our annual convention, we can prepare ourselves to choose the right path in our faith journey. 


November 14th Saturday our former diocesan bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Theodosius Suffragan Metropolitan will elevate as 22nd Mar Thoma in our Church. As a Christos family, lets pray for Thirumeni in this new age of world, that He can guide the Church according to God’s will. 


God Bless you all 

With Prayer’s 

Rev. Anish Thomas Thomas 

Vicar, Christos Mar Thoma Church, Phialdelphia