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Sr. Jomy Paul SSS – New Author

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on July 27, 2014

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Ignorance of the Scripture is ignorance of Christ” (St. Jerome)

This statement which I heard long back brought an electrifying experience in me that shook me with a doubt of my own religion. I thought for a while, if this is true then am I ignorant of Christ? Can I be called as a Christian, the so called ‘follower of Christ’?

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Audio CD of One Act Plays Pala Communications

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on July 26, 2014

Pala Communications is the media wing of the Diocese of Palai that has been staging value based dramas, biblical and social as well, since 1996. Presently this department is releasing an Audio CD of one act plays entitled ‘Ah-X-cn¨ hN\w’ (The Word Incarnate) based on 20 episodes in the Bible with an accompanying hand book for the benefit of parish communities, Sunday school gatherings, fellowships of Pious organizations and so on. The price of the book is Rs. 250/-. This work is going to be published on August 15, 2014. The details are enclosed.

Please Contact Pala Communications for the book.

Contact :

Fr. James Vennaippillil

Director, Pala Communications

Ph :  9048306071, 72

           04822-210812

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Kaithakkalam 1st Sunday, Malayalam Homily by Fr Cyriac Thekkekuttu

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on July 26, 2014

First Sunday of Kaithakkalam

കൈത്താക്കാലം ഒന്നാം ഞായർ

Syro-Malabar Malayalam Sunday Homily (Video)

by

Fr Cyriac Thekkekuttu MCBS

Rev. Fr Cyriac Thekkekuttu MCBS

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Kaithakkalam 1st Sunday, Malayalam Homily PDF, Emmaus Vachanadooth

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on July 26, 2014

Emmaus Vachanam

First Sunday  of  KAithakkalam

കൈത്താക്കാലം ഒന്നാം ഞായർ

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17th Sunday of the Year, Gospel Reflection with Fr Bill Grimm, 2014 July 27

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on July 25, 2014

How can I become like some learned scribe who can speak with confident knowledge of the Reign of God?

Seventeenth Sunday of the Year (A)

Matthew 13:44-52

44 ‘The kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field which someone has found; he hides it again, goes off in his joy, sells everything he owns and buys the field.

45 ‘Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls;

46 when he finds one of great value he goes and sells everything he owns and buys it.

47 ‘Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like a dragnet that is cast in the sea and brings in a haul of all kinds of fish.

48 When it is full, the fishermen bring it ashore; then, sitting down, they collect the good ones in baskets and throw away those that are no use.

49 This is how it will be at the end of time: the angels will appear and separate the wicked from the upright,

50 to throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.

51 ‘Have you understood all these?’ They said, ‘Yes.’

52 And he said to them, ‘Well then, every scribe who becomes a disciple of the kingdom of Heaven is like a householder who b

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Sleehakkalam 7th Sunday, Malayalam Homily PDF, Emmaus Vachanadooth

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on July 19, 2014

Emmaus Vachanam

7th Sunday  of  Sleehakkalam

സ്ലീഹാക്കാലം എഴാം ഞായർ 

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Sleehakkalam 7th Sunday, Malayalam Homily by Fr Cyriac Thekkekuttu

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on July 19, 2014

7th Sunday  of  Sleehakkalam

സ്ലീഹാക്കാലം എഴാം ഞായർ

Syro-Malabar Malayalam Sunday Homily (Video)

by

Fr Cyriac Thekkekuttu MCBS

Rev. Fr Cyriac Thekkekuttu MCBS

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16th Sunday of the Year, Gospel Reflection with Fr Bill Grimm, 2014 July 20

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on July 18, 2014

In our prayer, God makes the seemingly impossible happen. The seed of good flourishes, the world is leavened. All we need do is pray. But how?

Sixteenth Sunday of the Year (A)

Matthew 13:24-43

24 He put another parable before them, ‘The kingdom of Heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.

25 While everybody was asleep his enemy came, sowed darnel all among the wheat, and made off.

26 When the new wheat sprouted and ripened, then the darnel appeared as well.

27 The owner’s labourers went to him and said, “Sir, was it not good seed that you sowed in your field? If so, where does the darnel come from?”

28 He said to them, “Some enemy has done this.” And the labourers said, “Do you want us to go and weed it out?”

29 But he said, “No, because when you weed out the darnel you might pull up the wheat with it.

30 Let them both grow till the harvest; and at harvest time I shall say to the reapers: First collect the darnel and tie it in bundles to be burnt, then gather the wheat into my barn.” ‘

31 He put another parable before them, ‘The kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed which a man took and sowed i

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10 Powerful Antibiotics Found In Your Cupboards

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on July 15, 2014

10 Powerful Antibiotics Found In Your Cupboards

10 Powerful Antibiotics Found In Your Cupboards

10 Powerful Antibiotics Found In Your Cupboards

Antibiotic drugs were accidentally discovered by Alexander Fleming. At that time it was actually still a quite natural thing. Penicillium is a mold which is, or was, very effective in killing certain strains of bacteria.

Unfortunately the pharma industry jumped on this discovery, giving rise to all sorts of the chemical antibiotics that are now causing more harm than good for our health and environment.

They are still the most commonly prescribed drugs and globally overused. This overuse gave birth to the superbugs who became resistant to the most powerful drugs out there. And they not only kill the bad or sick making bacteria they kill your beneficial bacteria as well.

Why would you opt for those dangerous drugs with all their side-effects if nature can provide you a safe and healthy solution? The only thing you need to do is go through your cupboards or open your fridge and a whole natural pharmacy will enroll in front of your eyes.

 

Here are 10 of the most powerful foods to eliminate bad bacteria and strengthen your immune system:

 

1.      Garlic and Onions

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Garlic and onions have been used for ages to treat all sorts of illnesses and inflammation. It thanks its antibacterial properties to sulfur compounds, allicin, and many other antioxidants which kill bacteria, viruses and fungi. You can add garlic and/or onions to a wide range of dishes, cooked or raw.

 

2.      Turmeric

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Curcumin, a powerful antioxidant found in the turmeric root, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat stomach ulcers, indigestion, heart diseases, and viral and bacterial infections. You can use raw turmeric root or dried powdered in smoothies, Indian-style dishes, teas, or sprinkled on rice or salads. Always combine with black pepper to amplify the effect and make curcumin more available for your body.

 

3.      Ginger

Ginger

Ginger is well known for its stomach soothing and anti-nausea effect. Ginger will not only help you to keep your food in when you’re sick, but its phenols have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties as well. Works great in tea, smoothies, soups, and Asian style dishes.

 

4.      Coconut oil

Natural coconut walnut oil

Its medium chained fatty acids (lauric acid) are great for your heart health and have antibacterial and antiviral effects. Lauric acid, also found in breast milk, destroys pathogens by dissolving their fatty cell wall. We cook nearly all or dishes with coconut oil or often add a spoonful to our morning smoothies.

 

5.      Honey

Fresh honey

Honey has been used as an antibiotic to treat wounds and illness for ages. Its enzymes produce hydrogen peroxides which can kill bacteria and stop their growth.

 

6.      Cinnamon

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Love cinnamon for its taste and antibacterial and antifungal properties. Its medicinal properties come for the oils found in the bark. It is active against more than 60 strains of bacteria and suppresses the growth of fungi as well. For a better effect combine with honey.

 

7.      Cruciferous

Nutritious Wet Kale

 
When you’re sick it is best to incorporate more healing, anti-inflammatory cruciferous vegetables to your diet. Those include cabbage, kale, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. They are high in vitamin C to strengthen your immune system and kill invading bacteria. Raw vegetables contain more beneficial phytonutrients. So next to cooking them for dinner try green juices and smoothies as a natural liquid form of antibiotics. Click here to download my FREE green smoothie eBook.

 

8.      Tea Tree Essential Oil

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Tea tree essential oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Its most common use is to treat cuts, acne, nail fungus, and lung infections. Tea tree oil can be used in toothpaste, lip balms, lotions, soaps, or as a spot-on treatment (test on a small patch first as some people show allergic reactions to this oil).

 

9.      Fermented Food or Probiotics

Yogurt

These add beneficial bacteria to your digestive system, which help to kill bad bacteria or restore the balance after an antibiotic cure. Fermented foods include yogurt, sauerkraut, raw pickles, kim chi, kombucha, and cultured vegetables.

 

10.  Echinacea

echinacea alternative medicine

Echinacea tea or cough syrup has been used for ages to treat the flu, cold, or sore throat. It works anti-inflammatory and acts as an antiviral and antibacterial agent.

 

FYI: Other Beneficial Herbs

There are many other beneficial herbs with antibiotic properties for you to try. So try and flavor your dishes or teas with those on a regular basis to fight bacteria and strengthen your immune system

  • Goldenseal
  • Thyme
  • Mint
  • Basil
  • Sage
  • Rosemary
  • Oregano
  • Chili peppers
  • Cardamom
  • Nutmeg
  • Fennel
  • Anise
  • elderberries

 

Adding those foods to your daily diet will improve your overall health and reduce the risk of bacterial overgrowth.

 

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Feast of Assumption – An Article

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on July 14, 2014

Malayalam Article

Dr Vincent Chittilappally MCBS

Dr Vincent Chittilappally MCBS

Feast of Assumption – Download as PDF

Feast of Assumption – Download as Word Document

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