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Source: The Week Magazine (India) Via Onmanorama Thomas Mar Athanasios, the metropolitan of the Chengannur Diocese of the Orthodox Syrian Church, died early on Friday after falling from a train in Ernakulam. He was 80 years old. The accident happened as Mar Athanasios was standing near the train door as he was about to alight at the Ernakulam Junction railway station. Mar Athanasios reportedly fell as the door slammed on him. The accident happened near the Pullepady bridge between the Ernakulam Junction and Ernakulam Town railway stations. The body of Mar Athanasios has been kept at the Ernakulam General Hospital.…

Source: Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, Kerala, India Dr. Christine Mangala Frost, a venerable resource person at the Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies at Cambridge, UK gave a brief talk on her journey from being a Tamil Brahmin to Orthodox Christianity on Tuesday December 4, 2012 at the Ecumenical Hall in the Smrithi Complex. Dr. Christine Mangala was born a Brahmin Hindu. She was brought up on yoga. Her grandfather, in fact, was a personal friend of one of the expounders of modern yoga and Vedanta philosophy, the well-known Swami Sivananda, who is the founder of the Divine Life Society. She…