Aspiration of a Magnificent Goal

AspirationRev. Fr. M.K. Kuriakose
Project Coordinator, ICCCP

A community is a social unit that shares common values. If community exists, both a sense of connectedness and a more cohesive social entity may exist as well. Building a sense of community is easy but maintaining this sense of community is difficult in the modern world. Spirit of community depends on the people’s participation and the intensity and centrality of that involvement and so the community development is often linked with a community planning. The Great Good Places that Christian people need are the home, the office, the Church and the community hangout or gathering place. So consciously projected and re-created community coming together around particular chosen ways of life and shared emotional connection which takes on life of its on is a divine vision through God. ICCCP is such divine vision and this is the time for us to plunge in for its culmination with a confident new spirit. Continue reading

From the EFICP Secretary’s Desk

SecretaryAnnies Mathew
Secretary EFICP

We, the people of Philadelphia, have a great history of love and fraternal charity. Our Christmas celebration is above all, an expression of our mutual love and appreciation. Let us all try to bring Christ back into the midst of our culture, into our social life and political decision making. The world ravaged by terrorism and war needs peace, a peace which only Christ can give. Continue reading

EFICP Religious Activities 2014

RevDennisRev. Dennis Abraham
EFICP Religious Activities Coordinator

Dearly beloved in Christ,
I praise the Holy Trinity for the blessings we have received as the Ecumenical Fellowship of Indian Churches in Philadelphia. When reflecting on this past year, it was eventful, with many programs and fellowships, which strengthened the unity, and relationship of our sister churches. I appreciate all the respected clergy, and the member churches, and all those who have been working ardently for the EFICP. Continue reading

EFICP Youth Affairs 2014

BenjaminBenjamin  Mathew
EFlCP- 2014 Youth Affairs Coordinator

Glory be to God,
It is indeed a pleasure for me, as the EFICP Youth Affairs Coordinator, to speak through the Annual EFICP Christmas Souvenir. Throughout the past 28 years of the ecumenical movement here in Philadelphia, Malayalee Christians have discovered together that being in unity and working as one, enhances our service and witness for Christ. Continue reading

Christmas Message

FrJohnykkuttyVery Rev. Fr. Johnykutty George Puleessery
Vicar, St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church

Season’s greetings from St Thomas Syro Malabar Forane Church Philadelphia.

It is Christmas once more! We commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, the momentous event in history, which divided time into two distinct eras. Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary, true man and true God, entered history to free us from darkness and to grant us eternal light. Continue reading

Ecumenical Fellowship of Indian Churches in Pennsylvania [EFICP]

Christmas_CelebrationThe various Indian immigrant Christian denominations in Philadelphia share close bonds of love and mutual respect with each other and, under the banner of EFICP have always come together to work for the good of the whole community. This congenial atmosphere is a true blessing from God.

The ecumenical friendship of Indian Christians in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, traces its roots back much before any Church of any denomination of Indian Christians was originated. In fact, until October 1976, there was no denominational congregation in Philadelphia except for an ecumenical Christian group. Now for all the Christian denominations of Kerala origin, there are many Churches and  believers in all of them also increased many fold.

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