Vicar’s Message

Vicar’s Message

Rev. Aby M. Thomas Tharakan

Dearly beloved in Christ,

Greetings to you all in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Let us thank our Almighty God for all the providence and the protection in our daily walks of the life. We praise God for the blessed occasion for meditating the passion of our Lord amid the threat of the pandemic. We also praise God for those twenty-three children who became full communicant members of our Church.

This month, we as the Church, meditate the post resurrection narratives of our Lord. It includes the restoration of Peter, the church evolving on the wayside (the Emmaus experience), the Great commissioning of the disciples, and the ascension of our Lord. May the Lord enable us to ponder upon the task that the Risen Lord entrusted to us.

The month May is incredibly significant internationally because 1st of May is observed as May Day, or International Worker’s Day. It started in 1889 to commemorate the Haymarket affair in Chicago and the struggle for an eight-hour working day. May Day reminds us to proclaim the dignity of labor, and compassion to the workers.

Many of our children are graduating from schools and colleges these days. Let us uphold our generation next in prayers that their ambition, the ways to achieve that should be in line with the will of God. Let us also pray for the wellness of the Parish and its members. May our people receive that divine holistic healing that sustain our physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.

May the peace of God that surpasses all human understanding guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus, Amen

Rev. Aby M. Thomas Tharakan
Vicar, The Chicago Mar Thoma Church