SyroMalabar Church

The SyroMalabar Catholic Church is one of the 22 Eastern (Oriental) Catholic Churches in full communion with Rome, with 4.6 million believers.

Sunday Reflections

Sunday Reflections based on Syro-Malabar liturgy readings by Fr. Abaraham Mutholath.

Youth Apostolate

The national SyroMalabar Catholic youth organization of the St. Thomas Diocese of Chicago

EASTER SUNDAY REFLECTION : The Resurrection of Christ (April 21, 2019 )

The resurrection of Jesus was pre-planned by God the Father and predicted by Jesus several times during his public ministry. It was on the first day of the week of creation that God brought forth light out of darkness. Jesus who is the Light of the world emerged out of darkness of the grave defeating the sin and Satan on the first day of the week. Christ’s triumph over sin, Satan, and death is our victory because we share in the benefits of Jesus’ triumph. This victory was achieved by the passion and death of Jesus. He has invited us to take up our cross and follow him to join his victory in heaven.

Posted on Monday, April 15, 2019 - 15:04

PASSION FRIDAY REFLECTION:The Passion of Christ. (April 19, 2019)

The passion of Christ, from his agony in the garden to his death, was the most torturous suffering a person could undergo. Jesus fulfilled his words, “Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Mark 10:45). Jesus and his mother Mary fulfilled God’s promise of the woman and her son who would destroy the serpent that led to the fall of mankind. When Jesus successfully accomplished his mission on the cross, he drank the fourth cup of Passover and said, “It is finished.” It was not words of relief but words of accomplishment like the words of a military captain saying at completion of a victorious war. Let us join Jesus in carrying our crosses and finally say with him, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit” (Luke 23:46).

Posted on Monday, April 15, 2019 - 14:59

HOLY THURSDAY REFLECTION : Washing of the feet and Institution of the Holy Qurbana (April 18, 2019)

On Holy Thursday we celebrate with Jesus the Passover of the old and the new. The old Passover was the remembrance of the liberation of Israelites from the slavery of Egyptians through the blood of the innocent and unblemished lambs. In the new Passover, we celebrate the salvation of all humanity from the slavery of Satan through the blood of the perfect Lamb of God, Jesus. While remembering the old covenant God made with the Israelites through the sprinkling of animal blood on the people by Moses, we renew the new covenant God made by drinking the precious blood of Jesus shed for our sins. In preparation for this, we take part in the washing of apostles’ feet by Jesus as a pledge of our humble service and cleanliness of our souls.

Posted on Monday, April 15, 2019 - 14:53

Bishop's Appeal - 2018

Glory to God in the Highest! As we enter the new year 2019, let us glorify God by our love and good deeds. The world may fade, the stars may fall, the seasons may change, but the God who has been our help in ages past is our hope for years to come. In Him we have permanence, stability, joy unshakable, and life unending. Let the Lord be with you all.

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 16:15

The 7th Syro Malabar National Convention

The 7th Syro Malabar National Convention

August 1st – 4th, 2019

 

CONVENTION WEBSITE      REGISTRATION     PROMO VIDEO

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018 - 06:39

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History

History of St. Thomas SyroMalabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago, established by His Holiness Pope John Paul II on March 13, 2001.

 

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SyroMalabar Church Liturgical Seasons and Mass Readings in English and Malayalam

 

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