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ARTICLES OF H.G. YAKOB MAR IRENIOS METROPOLITAN

H.G. YAKOB MAR IRENIOS

H.G. Yakob Mar Irenios Metropolitan is an incessant writer of theological documentation, Sunday School Books and other liturgical hymns and translations. Thirumeni is the Diocesan Metropolitan of Cochin Diocese of Malankara Orthodox Church. He is scholar in multi languages.

FAMILY, STEWARDSHIP AND CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP [ENGLISH]
Both in the East and West, the Family used to be a precious institution. Human civilization contemplate a proved advice on the one hand the strong tenure of family and family relationship, and on another an organic institute of religion. Family is a divinely established institution planted by God and it is sacred. Chastitity is valid in married life and more valid in unmarried life. We are kept in this world as steward and not as the owner. Christian leaders have the responsibility to keep the true meaning of leadership ready to serve and ready to sacrifice.
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A SEASON OF RENEWAL FOR ALL [ENGLISH]
Prophet Isaiah was emphatic in arguing that lent and fasting are not just pious "obligatory Observances" for the people of God, but a trmendous tranforming force. The central theme of the preaching of Jesus Christ and earlier, of John the Baptist, was the call to repentance and renewal. All the three elemets - body, mind and soul, do participate in this ardurous process of Lent. The note in Isaiah specifically exhorts that lent is to accepted wholeheartedly as the time to repair and make anew.
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THE RIGHT TO HOPE [ENGLISH]
Give us back the right to hope, thus, rang the emphatic appeal of Pope John Paul during the midnight mass on Christmas night at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican. His Christmas Sermon was echoing and re-echoing the aspirations of millions of people on earth at the close of year 2001.
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BETWEEN TRADITION AND MODERNITY [ENGLISH]
Tradition is a living and active process of passing on the faith based on the Scripture to each generation. Revelational Truth is to be found in the written books and in the unwritten Traditions. Apostolic Tradition encompasses what the apostles saw, witnessed, and later recorded in the books of the New Testament. Tradition is founded upon the Holy Trinity, it constantly proclaims the Gospel of Christ, and it is found within the boundaries of the Church and is expounded by the Fathers. Holy traditions are universal and timeless. It is in fulfillment of our Lordís mandate to go and make disciples of all nations, that we find an authentic understanding of the church.
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PLANNING A CHRISTIAN FAMILY [ENGLISH]
A consistent prayer life is one of the most important agenda of planning the family. The family who pray together stay together. Whatsoever you would like that men should do to you, do you even so to them. Our Lord's words were of great comfort, solace and great hope of consolation. Choosing the good part is the luck of our life. The consolation word of Jesus will be accomplished in us when we have a master-in-charge of life.
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VICTORY THROUGH SURRENDER [ENGLISH]
When the Holy Spirit strengthened the disciples of Jesus Christ, though they were very ordinary people, they could make unusual, unnatural and extraordinary claims. The lost communication among the creation and between creation and God was restored on day of Pentecost with the strength of Holy Spirit. In addition, the sacrament of reconciliation also was restored on that day. Love makes us for a total surrender to the will of God.
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TRUE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP [ENGLISH]
In the broadest sense, the most extensive Christian fellowship signifies the entire Church of Christ with its all believers. Jesus Christ is the corner stone of the Church. As Christ is a living stone, all member stones are living. As the consummation of love is the beatitude of heaven, so the sincerity of love is the earnest of that blessedness. Those that live in fellowship of love and peace shall have the God of love and peace with them always.
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LORD, YOU KNOW EVERYTHING [ENGLISH]
Lord knows us better than we know ourselves. Real knowledge commence when we realize our ignorance. This is the greatest divine knowledge that God is expecting that we should have. First Peter denied Jesus, next he thought he knows and eventually he confessed that he does not know. Restoration of the commision of Peter is a great scene of Christian reconciliation.
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