• Matt Kappadakunnel

    Matt Kappadakunnel

    Finance Professional in Los Angeles

    Matt Kappadakunnel is a finance professional who lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two young children. He is from the Syro-Malabar Eastern Catholic Rite and has ancestral ties to the Malankara Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church. Previously, Matt spent a few years studying to be a Catholic priest, culminating in graduate studies at Fordham University. He is a graduate of Creighton University and is a CFA Charter holder.

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Christian Practice

The Gift of Tears

In my last article in Public Orthodoxy, I shared a reflection on the Jesus Prayer.  An important facet of the prayer—one that I often overlook or speed past—is acknowledging in humility and truth before God that I am a sinner. We are often afraid to acknowledge our fallen areas and our need for growth. When...

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Christian Practice

The Jesus Prayer and the Way of This Pilgrim

Русский As an Eastern Catholic, I find tremendous solidarity with Orthodox Christians. One of these areas of commonality is our love for the Jesus Prayer. I discovered the Jesus Prayer in an unlikely place and from an unlikely source. In 2010, during my first year of the Jesuit Novitiate, I b... Read more.
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Christian Practice

What Palamas Can Teach Us About Trolls

български |  ქართული | Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски Internet trolling has, unfortunately, become commonplace even in Christian circles. While at times these trolls are known individuals who get a rise out of provoking anger and controversy, the present tre... Read more.
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Christian Practice

Night Vigil for Insomniacs

The stress of 2020 through the present has caused many, including myself, to lose sleep. I cannot count the number of nights I have laid awake for more than an hour, and I often don’t fall back asleep until minutes before my alarm is set to go off. One sleepless night, I remembered a spiritual...... Read more.
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Public Life, Theology

Racial Injustice and Trinitarian Suffering

Ελληνικά I discovered Andrei Rublev’s The Trinity icon ten years ago and have been using this icon for prayer ever since. I especially turn to the Trinity (both the icon and the Father, Son and Spirit) during times of crisis. Given the COVID-19 Pandemic, coupled with the racial violen... Read more.
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