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God is good. He alone is truly and fully good. 
In Him I put my trust. Christ is my all
 
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This is my homepage, so I have to say something about myself. Sometimes it is hard to introduce yourself because you know yourself so well that you do not know where to start with. Let me give a try to see what kind of image you have about me through my self-description. I hope that my impression about myself and your impression about me are not so different. Here it goes. I am a person who is positive about every aspect of life. There are many things I like to do, to see, and to experience. I am just someone who does some teaching, some research, and some writing. But my dream is still alive.



Priesthood

The priesthood is not something I can pick out for myself or give myself. I cannot push myself forward for ordination, or seek it on my own terms. The Lord's call cannot be forced by my own desire or choice. It is pure gift. It is always a response to his summons, his call, his choice of me. No matter how strongly I would like to be a priest, it is His will that matters, not mine. In 1992 September 19th Saturday he was ordained as a Priest of The Malankara Orthodox Church by His Holiness Baselious Mathoma Mathews II, the then Catholicose and Malankara Metropolitan of the Malankara.
My personal experience as a Minister
A parish is a family, a living cell of the one family of God. No two parishes are the same, any more than two ordinary families. Each has its own special challenges, its own problems, needs and blessings. An inner city parish is very different to a rural one. The priest needs to be very flexible and adaptable in the way he lives and works.

Summary
�  19 years of experience as a Priest of The Malankara Orthodox Church.
�  Experience in Web Designing, hosting and Maintenance of web site.

Now Fr.Johnson is completing 19 years of pastoral services in various parishes. The parish is where most people experience what it means to belong to the Church. Although there are various special ministries for priests outside of parish life, most priests spend their life moving from one parish to another. For the parish the priest is their shepherd, bringing them the care of the Good Shepherd. His ministry tries to create an atmosphere of prayer and of loving care, a community where people feel they belong, where they are valued and accepted. Every parishioner has a role in building such a caring family, but the priest has a central ministry here. He must be open, welcoming and friendly in his attitude to all.

Vision
Vision, when it stems from the heart and spirit, when it is pure and intense, possesses awesome electromagnetic energy. You can rely, young man, upon this ageless promise as surely as you can rely upon the eternally unbroken promise of sunrise. Accept your destiny and go ahead with your life. Forget this failure, as you are destined for a different path. I took a different path with strong desires to lead my life.
I fully involved myself in my work, with a strong desire to achieve wherever and whatever work I did. Vision brought forth desires, desires brought forth dreams and dreams brought them into reality. Looking the way back, I feel now how true it is. Desires drive us to achieve the things we wanted to have. We are all born with a divine fire within us. When the desire is pure and intense, the fire gets ignited by the desire. The light which comes out of the fire will energize us and dispel the darkness and we all should strive for keeping up the light for achieving greatness for ourselves. This is a brief introduction of me. If you are interested in knowing more, logon my web sites.

Dream Projects
1998 onwards I am working for this dedicated dream projects. In 1998 we started a web site for our church ie,www.orthodoxsyrianchurch.org, which was officially inaugurated by the then Catholicose and Malankara Metropolitan His Holiness Moran Mar Baselious Marthoma Mathews II, on 15th September 1999. That was the first ever web site of the Malankara Orthodox church in the web world. In 2002 I shifted this site to a portal for all Indian Christian communities.

Indian Christianity  www.indianchristianity.org
I believe that this portal would be timely and very much in keeping with the spirit of His words " All May be one " That would be a step toward Christians recoganising fellow Christians across denominations. I hope this work would whisper to Indian Christians of various denominations that " they are birds of the same feather flying different ways to one destination where they would flock together " : Our Lord Jesus Christ, inspired us, emboldened us when problems loomed, and guided us past all abstract and solid impediments to a gratifying finish. I invite you all, to share the richness on the journey of enlightenment toward Salvation and the reconciliation of all people.

Indian Orthodox TV              www.orthodoxtv.in

Indian Orthodox Radio         www.orthodoxfm.com


Now I am serving as the CEO & Operations Manager of the Indian Orthodox TV and Indian Orthodox Radio, a publishing-and-Broadcasting. I have 13 years experience in web media broadcasting, having serving as the Priest of The Malankara Orthodox Church and a freelance writer and speaker on topics related to Orthodox faith and culture.                                                     

God is good. He alone is truly and fully good. He is good without mixture of evil. From Him comes all well. All that is good not only comes from Him, but is also His presence. Where the good is, there God is present. In Him I put my trust. Christ is my all. Without him I am nothing at all. I have no life of my own. I live in Him and He lives in me.

Reach me:
Email: revfrj@gmail.com  
Phone: 678-342-0246