When I was approached to serve at a North-East mission in Assam, I was super excited as I always wanted to serve God on mission. But this privilege came with a choice; choosing between my student concert and the mission. I asked God to direct my path and help me discern what His will was for me. God directed me towards the mission and I gladly said yes. Continue reading
The Regional Youth Conference 2016 was held from the 4th to the 6th of November at The Kings’ School in Margao, Goa. Youth from Porvorim, Panjim, Siolim, Margao, Bangalore, Mangalore, and Gujarat attended it. ‘The Great Pursuit‘ was the theme for the conference – and we all set out to find our way towards the path to holiness. Continue reading
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God”
~ Matthew 5:8
What does it mean to be pure of heart?
It means to be clean, blameless, unstained from guilt. Being pure of heart involves having a singleness of heart toward God. A pure heart has no hypocrisy, no guile, no hidden motives. The pure heart is marked by transparency and an uncompromising desire to please God in all things. It is more than an external purity of behavior; it is an internal purity of soul. Continue reading
The Panaghia or All Holy icon venerated especially in Russia is the icon that best expresses all of this. The Mother of God is standing in an upright position with her arms raised in an attitude of total submission and acceptance.
The Lord with her is depicted as a princely child, visible in the centre of her bosom. Continue reading