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

SUNDAY REFLECTION : The body of Christ is the temple (November 18, 2018)

The Temple of Jerusalem was the only place where the Israelites were allowed to offer sacrifices to God. The Temple authorities contaminated that holy dwelling place of God by allowing unjust business related to temple service. The Court of Gentiles became unsuitable for prayers and the pilgrims were exploited through the sales of sacrificial animals and money exchange. Just like cleaning of leaven before Passover from the Jewish houses, Jesus cleaned the House of God by expelling the corrupted merchants and their merchandise. When Jews questioned him, Jesus predicted his resurrection as a sign of his authority over his Father’s house. “We are the temple of the living God.” (2 Cor. 6:16). Let us try to keep our lives holy dwelling place for God.

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018 - 09:47

The 7th Syro Malabar National Convention

The 7th Syro Malabar National Convention

August 1st – 4th, 2019



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

Priestly Ordination of Deacon Rajeev Philip

Posted on Monday, October 8, 2018 - 11:11

SUNDAY REFLECTION : The faith of the Canaanite woman (September 30, 2018)

Though Jesus started his ministry with the Israelites who were the lost sheep, he did not deny the request of Gentiles for help. He made them express their faith in him as the “Son of David.” The disciples who were with Jesus also could learn from him on how to deal with the Gentiles. Before his ascension into heaven, Jesus entrusted the disciples to preach the good news to all the nations. Faith and persistence in prayer without losing hope are the qualities we note in the Canaanite woman’s request for help. Like the Canaanite woman let us also keep our faith and prayer. And like Jesus, let us be compassionate to those who need our help.

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 21:55

SUNDAY REFLECTION : Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds (September 9, 2018)

The parable of the weeds growing among the wheat gives a spiritual meaning for the existence of evil among the good in the world. The wheat represent God’s elect who are tormented or influenced by the godless. The ministers of Christ shall not judge or destroy the ungodly and have to be patient and tolerant until the end of the ages when Christ will come to separate the good and the bad. The evil will be destroyed. The good will be rewarded in the new heavens and new earth (Rev. 21:1) that would be free from every evil. We are called to be the spiritual wheat that provide nourishment to the world. Let us be nonjudgmental and help others to become God’s elect. Unlike weed and wheat, humans can transform from one to another before the end of life.

Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 17:22


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