Navchetana launches Homilies through e-mail

November 28, 2012 by  
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Preaching the Word of God through modern technology.

Navchetana launches Homilies through e-mailMadhya Pradesh, November 21, 2012: Navchetana, the Madhya Pradesh Regional Communication Centre, Bhopal has launched a new website for Sunday and weekday homilies at a function in Bhopal.

Archbishop Dr. Leo Cornelio, inaugurating the new website said, “This new venture by Navchetana is yet another milestone in the history of Navchetana and it is a significant contribution to the Church in India”.

Wishing the programme every success and wide acceptance the Archbishop added that this new attempt will certainly enhance the quality of the homilies preached and listened to as it makes available for the preachers of the Word of God and the listening faithful relevant content and powerful method.

One can expect quality, depth and variety as these homilies will be prepared by expert preachers, bishops, theologians, priests and deacons in the service of the Word of God.

The programme was also attended by all bishops of M.P. and Major Superiors of M.P.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Anto Karokaren CMI, the Provincial of St. Paul Province, Bhopal lauded this innovative attempt and said as a communication centre Navchetana is entering a new phase today as it dedicates itself to the preaching of the Word of God through all modern technology available, reaching people far and near.

Dr. James Muttickal CMI, the Director of Navchetana explaining the scope of the launch of the homily website said, “Our pulpits shall never be the same as the preachers will have solid and substantial material to deliver. Even seasoned preachers will have enough material to delve into.

These Sunday and weekday homilies will be available from on the Thursday of every forthcoming week.”He said this is the first time in the country that homilies for all Sundays and weekdays of the whole liturgical year are electronically made available to benefit the clergy and the faithful.

These texts, he said, would also allow the preachers to amply exercise their own ingenuity and rhetoric in the delivery and make homilies all the more interesting, meditative and effective.

Fr. Dominic, CMI, a pastor and principal of a local Senior Secondary School, commenting on the new website expressed that the attempt by Navchetana is very welcome as it greatly relieves the clergy of a weekly constraint of preparing homilies. He recommended the Navchetana homilies as a ready reference for all who wonder “what to preach?”

Dr. Muttickal further explained that the present attempt is to prepare homilies in English on the readings of the Latin Ordo.Preparations are underway at Navchetana to soon launch homilies also in Hindi according to the Latin and Syro-Malabar liturgical calendars. He said the homilies are the collective work of bishops, eminent theologians, professors and priests from 28 countries.

The website is said to have received wide acclamation and overwhelming feed backs from all over.

– cri, james muttickal

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