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Living word of God is the media followed by Christians, says Mar Yulios

The living word of God, the good news, should be the media which Christians must devotedly follow, the Metropolitan Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios said. The base of our media culture should be “Christ is our savior” the Metropolitan reminded, quoting from the Gospel St Luke 2-10:11. Mar Yulios was delivering the presidential address

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UDAIPUR: “The living word of God, the good news, should be the media which Christians must devotedly follow”, the Metropolitan Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios said.

The base of our media culture should be “Christ is our savior” the Metropolitan reminded, quoting from the Gospel St Luke 2-10:11

Mar Yulios was delivering the presidential address after inaugurating the 6th annual MMVS conference of Ahmedabad Diocese, at Mar Gregorios Valiya Pally, Udaipur, from December 12, 13, 2015.

The theme of the conference was based on “The Christian family in the context of New Media Culture”.

About 250 delegates from the states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan attended the two-day annual conference and shared their experience of having an enriching and rewarding experience.

Fr George Abraham, Vicar, Mar Gregorios Valiya Pally, Udaipur, welcomed the dignitaries at the inaugural function and urged the Samajam delegates to seize the opportunity to attain maximum benefit from the conference.

Elaborating on the theme, Fr Dr John Thomas Karingattil, focused on the role of parents to inculcate Christian values among children. “This will help them differentiate the good and evil of new media culture and its influence,” he explained.

Jaisy John Karingattil with her expertise as an advocate briefed about empowerment of women and urged the womenfolk to be aware of their rights and to kindle the spirit of self-confidence, self-respect and empower oneself and the society.

The delegates enjoyed the classes as the lessons were interspersed with fun and humor. The classes were also made very interactive as the message was delivered to the delegates in a very interesting manner.
Fr Manu Varghese Jacob, Vice President MMVS, Fr Binu John, Vicar, Banaswara Church also graced the occasion and delivered felicitation speeches.

A group discussion with presentation brought forth the theme in its full depth which was much appreciated. The conference also saw various flair of the Samajam members being exhibited through competitions on solo song, quick Bible verses and talent show.

Top rankers from the diocesan level results of annual MMVS examinations 2015 were declared during the conference and awarded.

General Secretary Mrs Beena Kuriakose presented the annual report and the annual accounts for 2014-15 was read by treasurer Mrs Ponnamma Thomas.

The warmth of the hospitality by Mar Gregorios Valiya Pally, Udaipur, the host church, under the leadership of Fr George, the Vicar, was highly applauded by all the participants.

1 reply on “Living word of God is the media followed by Christians, says Mar Yulios”

“The living word of God, the good news, should be the media which Christians
must devotedly follow”. A big message challenging message in a short sentence.

While hearing the terrifying speeches of Hitler today, we listen with skepticism and confusion, why that devil was born to the world to kill millions of people? While he was living, the listeners around the world, especially in Europe were hit
with depression and bewilderment about their future.

We the Christians celebrate Easter with all the pomp and pageantry declaring to
the world that JESUS is risen from the dead and that makes JESUS unique than any other deity; a living GOD. But, right after the Easter, we will be back
the same old boat, lost our passion of declaring the living word of GOD; the good news or the gospel to the sin sick world. The word from the living GOD will be life giving word, and when we share that, it will create life and transformation in the hearts of the human beings. While studying at college in
Kerala half a century back, like a divine calling in my life, I used to distribute
gospel tracts and the gospel of John in the college; and I got the award from my friends “upadesi:. But years later, when I saw some of Hindus friends who are followers of Christ, they did indirectly indicate that through my sharing of the living word of God through literature, they began to search the truth and found the truth later on in life, because the living word had transforming life in it.

Though Pundit Nehru was known as an agnostic, he greatly admired the work of
the Christian missionaries in India; so even through high pressure from his comrades like Morarji Desai, C. Rajagopalacharri , C. P. Ramaswami Iyer etc to
enact a law in India to ban the entrance of the foreign missionaries, but Pundit
Nehru didn’t yield to that.

” I don’t know what is the secret of the power is in this ( the Gospel). It appears that when the worst sinners come to Jesus Christ, they became the best saints of the world”. Pundit Nehru. That is the real power of the living word from the living GOD.

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