Archive for the Religious Category

July 5, 2020

Guru poornima celebrated at Sri Sai Baba Temple today

To mark guru poornima, several events were conducted at Sri Sai Baba Temple at Venkatesa Agraharam Road, Mylapore today. The day started off with a veda parayanam followed by a guru poornima Vyasa pooja. A special rudrabhishekam was also held. […]

July 4, 2020

To God via Zoom: CSI St Thomas English Church has Sunday service online

The congregation of the 177-year-old CSI St. Thomas English Church in San Thome has been regularly meeting and interacting online, ever since Chennai city came under lockdown. The first online worship service was held live on Zoom, on Sunday, March […]

July 1, 2020

St Thomas feast; flag hoisting held inside Cathedral

St Thomas feast; flag hoisting held inside Cathedral

This must have been a unique start to the celebration of a religious feast in the San Thome Cathedral. On June 30 evening, the flag of saint Thomas was hoisted not on the massive flag mast outside the church and […]

June 25, 2020

Feast of saint Thomas to be celebrated at San Thome Cathedral from June 30

Feast of saint Thomas to be celebrated at San Thome Cathedral from June 30

The annual feast of saint Thomas will be celebrated at San Thome Cathedral from June 30. All services will be celebrated by a few priests and some by Archbishop Rev. George Antonysamy but because of pandemic time regulations, the laity […]

June 19, 2020

Archbishop Mass to celebrate feast of Sacred Heart

Rev. Dr George Antonysamy, archbishop of Madras-Mylapore diocese will celebrate the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, by saying Holy Mass on June 19, Friday at 6.30 p.m. The Mass will be webcast on San Thome TV and on […]

June 9, 2020

A quiet Vaikasi for this priest of Sri Vedantha Desikar Srinivasa Perumal Temple

A quiet Vaikasi for this priest of Sri Vedantha Desikar Srinivasa Perumal Temple

For the first time in over a decade, this Mylapore temple priest has had normal sleep in Vaikasi: courtesy¬† the lockdown. If all had been well, it would have been the busiest fortnight in the year for 37 year old […]

June 5, 2020

Tribute: Fr Petrus renovated churches, improved schools and paid teachers better

The family of late Fr Paschal Petrus who succumbed to the virus and passed away on the weekend and was buried in the diocese cemetery in Luz this week has its roots in R. A. Puram. Currently, the late Catholic […]

June 4, 2020

Thirukalyanam at Sri Kapali Temple on small scale. To be webcast.

D. Kaveri, the executive officer of Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore says the thirukalyanam at the temple, which will be held tomorrow (June 5) evening from 8 to 9.30 p.m., will not be as grand as the one that is generally […]

June 4, 2020

We have requested government to allow re-opening of mosque from June 8, says Chief Imam of Jumma Masjid

Syed Masood Jamali, the Chief Imam of Jumma Masjid at Kutchery Road says their community leaders have requested the government to allow the reopening of this mosque from June 8. Said the Chief Imam, “We have requested the government to […]

June 3, 2020

Priests informally discuss ways to manage services when churches are re-opened

The archbishop and priests of Madras-Mylapore diocese have been informally discussing ways to manage religious services in churches when orders are issued for places of worship to to re-opened to the public. Churches face some unique challenges since the community […]

June 3, 2020

Thirukalyanam at Sri Kapali Temple on June 5 night

The HR & CE Dept. will celebrate the thirukalyanam of the gods at Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore on June 5, starting from 8 p.m. This was confirmed by the officer at the temple. It will end at 9.30 p.m.and the […]

June 2, 2020

First Catholic priest in city to succumb to virus buried at cemetery in Luz

First Catholic priest in city to succumb to virus buried at cemetery in Luz

Fr. Paschal Petrus, a senior Catholic priest belonging to Archdiocese of Madras-Mylapore¬†passed away on Saturday night (May 30) in a city hospital aged 70, due to Corona virus complications. He was the first diocesan priest to contract the illness and […]

June 2, 2020

‘Even if Thirukalyanam is held now, the entire Panguni utsavam has to be held once lockdown is over’, says temple priest.

'Even if Thirukalyanam is held now, the entire Panguni utsavam has to be held once lockdown is over', says temple priest.

While the HR & CE is keen on conducting the Thirukalyanam on the full moon Day in vaikasi this Friday at Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple, the priests have requested the department for at least 10-15 service personnel to be present to […]

June 2, 2020

Thirukalyanam at Sri Kapali Temple on June 5

The HR & CE Dept. has decided to celebrate the thirukalyanam of the gods at Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore on June 5. This was confirmed by the officer at the temple on Monday evening. But the timing of this grand […]

May 29, 2020

English discourse on Sundara Kandam to be featured on RASA’s web channel

An extensive English discourse on Sundara Kandam, the fifth book in the Hindu epic, The Ramayana, will be featured on RASA’s web channel from Thursday to Sunday at 9 a.m. every week. RASA – Ramana Sunritya Aalaya was founded by […]

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