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In Christianity is food recommended to be consumed using left hand?

There are no rules in Christianity about which hand you eat with. As NigelJ writes, Christianity does not consider how you eat to be important (see Matthew 15). Such rules as there were under Judaism ...
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How can Saint Thomas Christians who are Catholic have confidence that St. Thomas sailed to Muziris?

Both the Gospel of Thomas and the Acts of Thomas are considered apocrypha by the Catholic Church and as such are not deemed to be part of the deposit of faith. No one can say with absolute confidence ...
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In Christianity is food recommended to be consumed using left hand?

And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? But those things which ...
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What is the controversy that is leading the Syro-Malabar Catholics into schism?

What is the controversy that is leading the Syro-Malabar Catholics into schism? The major issue is in the manner in which the priest says his mass. In the Syro-Malabar Rite, the traditional manner in ...
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If someone with no exposure to the Bible / Christianity were to spend 1hr reading the Bible, what passage(s) would you point them to?

I have a friend who starts bible reading plans with young folk in treatment centers who have no biblical exposure and he takes them through Proverbs first. This is because he is then able to help ...
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Is the Tamil name Savari derived from the name Xavier?

Is the Tamil name Savari derived from the name Xavier? It appears that the Tamil name Savari is not a Christian name and is unrelated to Xavier, after St. Francis Xavier. The given name Xavier is a ...
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How is the new anti-conversion law going to affect Christians in India?

There's many a slip twixt cup and lip, so until an actual law is actually passed, we can only surmise. The history tag is useful to remind us that in every generation, sections of Christians in ...
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Did St. Thomas come to India?

Did St. Thomas come to India? According to Catholic tradition the answer is yes! Historical evidence seems to suggest the same results, although there is no direct proofs so to speak. The long-...
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How can Saint Thomas Christians who are Catholic have confidence that St. Thomas sailed to Muziris?

Acts of Thomas is the earliest extant reference to Thomas’ journey to India and conversions of Indians. Keith Hopkins says in A World Full of Gods, page 154, the Acts of Thomas was written in Syriac, ...
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What are some comprehensive, reliable resources to learn about the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church?

The Oriental Orthodox Church is comprised of six sister churches all of which are in communion with one another. These six churches include Armenian Orthodox Church Coptic Orthodox Church Ethiopian ...
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How can Saint Thomas Christians who are Catholic have confidence that St. Thomas sailed to Muziris?

Interestingly, a large number of people who accept the belief that St. Thomas preached in Kerala, India are non-Christians while the skeptics, sadly, are mostly Christians of various denominations and ...
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What does Believers Eastern Church teach on the mode and subjects of baptism?

After searching through numerous web sites, including the official Believers Eastern Church, I have been unable to find anything specifically about believers’ baptism, infant baptism, full water ...
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What is the controversy that is leading the Syro-Malabar Catholics into schism?

Before we examine the controversy, it may be worthwhile to have a brief understanding of the scenario. Catholics of Kerala belong to either of the three Liturgical Rites namely, Latin, Syro-Malabar ...
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Jacobite girl and Catholic Boy (Syro-Malabar) marriage and inter-liturgy (Can we have Syro-Malankara mass in Syro-Malabar church)

Three rites are followed by the respective Catholic communities of Kerala: Latin, Syro Malabar and Syro Malankara. The faithful can attend any Mass said in either of the three rites on Sundays and ...
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Is the Tamil name Savari derived from the name Xavier?

In Southern India which traces Christianity to the time of St. Thomas the Apostle (who is believed to have reached India in AD 52) and to the missionaries including those from Portugal and Spain, ...
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How is the new anti-conversion law going to affect Christians in India?

How is the new anti-conversion law going to affect Christians in India? The real short answer is that Christian Churches will adopt to the situation as they always have. Churches will continue to ...
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Ancient Western Christianity & Indian Christians

The Christian's in the West did have some loose connection with those Christians in the far east due to the trade that went on with the Silk and Spice trail. The Christians of Far Asia and The Roman ...
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Did St.Thomas really throw water in the air (in India) and it remained airborne?

This so-called water miracle is an imaginary story to appropriate Brahmin status to a family belonging to a non-Brahmin, local caste. It's historically inaccurate because there were no Namboodiri ...
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