Faith Series presented by MGOCSM North America
“Worship, Study, and Service”- within the practices and beliefs of the Orthodox Christian faith of the Three Holy Ecumenical Councils. This is the Mission Statement of MGOCSM of North America. In this regard, the faith series aims to relive the lives of the Saints, Church Fathers, Church Mothers, and other parts of Orthodox History.
St. Basil the Great
On January 1st, the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church celebrates the feast date of St. Basil the Great, one of the Cappadocian Fathers, along with St. Gregory.
The Oath of the Slanting Cross (Koonan Cross)
On January 16th, the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church celebrates the Oath of the Slanting Cross, also known as the Koonan Cross.
St. Severus of Antioch
On February 8th, the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church celebrates the feast date of St. Severus of Antioch, who is referred to as the Crown of the Syrians, the eloquent mouth, the pillar, the teacher and doctor of the Holy Church of God as a whole, the meadow abounding in blossom who preached all the time that Mary was undoubtedly the God bearer.
St. Dionysius of Vattasseril
On February 23rd, the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church celebrates St. Dionysios of Vattesseril.
On April 23rd, the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church remembers St. George, a Roman soldier who slayed a dragon and who was later martyred for the faith
St. Paul & The Great Commission
On June 29th, the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church celebrates St. Paul and the Great Commission.
St. Thomas the Apostle
On December 21, the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church celebrates St. Thomas the Apostle.
St. Gregorios of Parumala
On November 2nd, the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church celebrates St. Gregorios of Parumala.
St. Ephraim the Syrian
On the First Saturday of Great Lent, the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church celebrates St. Ephraim the Syrian, also known as the Harp of the Spirit.
The Forty Martyrs of Sebaste
"Praise to the Lord who humbled Himself unto death to give strength to His athletes against all the torments of their persecutors and who by His fast of forty days gave victory to the Forty Martyrs, while they made light of the cold and frost of the lake by night and by day. To Him belongs glory, honor and adoration at this time of evening and at all times, season, hours, and all the days of our lives forever. Amin!"
+Promeon of Evening Prayer (Ramsho) of the Feast of the Holy 40 Martyrs of Sebastia.
On March 10th, the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church remembers the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste, a group of Roman soldiers who became martyrs for their Christian faith in 320 AD.