WELCOME TO CHRIST CHURCH
Christ Church, Trivandrum, which was consecrated in 1859, is the oldest church in the city. Set in sylvan surroundings, it is centrally located in the Palayam area, between the Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium and the University Stadium, and with the Kerala Legislative Complex on one side and the arterial Mahatma Gandhi Road on the other.
The Church itself is an elegant building, built in the Gothic style, with beautiful stained glass windows portraying The Good Shepherd. The windows on the walls depict the twelve disciples (and their symbols) and others associated with the life of Jesus.
Greetings to you in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
The month of September begins with Choir Sunday. The Church of South India is giving more importance than any other churches in India to the songs in its worship services. A song is equal to two prayers. Almost all the songs are written in life’s various situations. So the songs will touch the hearts of the people.
In the Bible we can find so many songs. For instance, Song of Moses, Song of Mary, Song of Zechariah, and so on. Psalms are the songs which were used in the Jerusalem Temple. Most of the Psalms are written by David, the King. Psalms are praises and thanksgiving to the Creator, God. They never tire of singing His majesty in creation. In all His works in the heavens, the earth, and the sea, He has made himself known as the all-powerful, the all-knowing, the everywhere present God. He is also the God of all history who guides everything towards the final goal which He has purposed to fulfil. But this Ruler of the world, the King of kings, Lord of lords, is also Law-giver and Judge, the Vindicator of all who are oppressed, and their Saviour. He is therefore merciful and faithful, just and righteous, the Holy One whom men and angels adore.
From earliest times the psalms have been the hymn-book and the prayer book of the Christian Church. The psalms were the inspiration of the Apostles in persecution. It was embedded in their message. It was used to set forth their profound beliefs concerning the Lord. In all ages the Church has found in the psalms “a Bible in miniature” (Luther) or Bible within the Bible.
The songs are very important and indispensable in worshipping the Lord in spirit and truth. As our choir also is celebrating Choir Sunday I am glad to wish and congratulate them at this momentous time and pray to God to fill them with the Holy Spirit to sing to the Lord wholeheartedly.
Yours in His service
C Y Thomas Achen