Come to me all who are burdened

When our souls are weary, Christ is the only consolation where we experience his love to the fullest.

The Season of Lent.

Rend your hearts and not your garments.Return to the LORD your God.

The Philosophate standing majestically in the midst of Dumbara Mountains

The massive edifice where the future priests are trained to develop their reason

Do this in memory of me

All the seminarians and priests are invited to be another Christ and to follow the footsteps of Jesus, the High Priest

Faith seeking understanding

Future priests are taught Philosophy not to question the Divine existence, but to consolidate their faith in God

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Welcome

Welcome to www.philosophatekandy.org – The Official Website of The National Seminary Philosophate, Ampitiya, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Philosophy is taught as a preparation for theology because both these aspects supplement one another.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 21 OCT 2017

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest".
- Benjamin Franklin

Friday, October 20, 2017

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY...20 OCTOBER 2017

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect". - Mark Twain

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

FEAST OF ST LUKE THE EVANGELIST


(LatinLūcāsAncient GreekΛουκςLoukãsHebrewלוקאס‎‎, LūqāsAramaicלוקא‏‎‎, Lūqā’‎) is one of the Four Evangelists—the four traditionally ascribed authors of the canonical Gospels. The early church fathersascribed to him authorship of both the Gospel according to Luke and the book of Acts of the Apostles, which would mean Luke contributed over a quarter of the text of the New Testament, more than any other author. The New Testament mentions Luke briefly a few times, and the Pauline epistle to the Colossians refers to him as a physician (from Greek for 'one who heals'); thus he is thought to have been both a physician and a disciple of Paul. Christians since the faith's early years have regarded him as a saint. He is believed to have been a martyr, reportedly as having been hanged from an olive tree, though some believe otherwise.
The Roman Catholic Church and other major denominations venerate him as Saint Luke the Evangelist and as a patron saint of artistsphysiciansbachelorssurgeonsstudents and butchers; his feast day takes place on 18 October.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

On October 7, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the yearly feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Known for several centuries by the alternate title of “Our Lady of Victory,” the feast day takes place in honor of a 16th century naval victory which secured Europe against Turkish invasion. Pope St. Pius V attributed the victory to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was invoked on the day of the battle through a campaign to pray the Rosary throughout Europe.
The feast always occurs one week after the similar Byzantine celebration of the Protection of the Mother of God, which most Eastern Orthodox Christians and Eastern Catholics celebrate on October 1 in memory of a 10th-century military victory which protected Constantinople against invasion after a reported Marian apparition.

Friday, October 6, 2017

INSTALLATION OF THE NEW DIRECTOR OF THE PHILOSOPHATE

Rev. Fr. P. Christunayagam was installed as the 7th director of the national seminary philosophateon the 4th of October 2017 by his lordship most Rev. Dr. Norbert Andradi O.M.I. the Bishop of Anuradhapura. We wish you all the best ! for your future here father.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

THE THREE ACADEMIES IN THE PHILOSOPHATE 2017 - 2018

A new board of officers for the three language academies at the National Seminary Philosophate, namely the Chesterton English Academy, the Gonsalvez Sinhala Academy and the Gnanapragasar Tamil Academy assumed their duties for the new scholastic year of 2017-2018. While profusely thanking all the outgoing office bearers for their services during their tenure we would like to extend our warmest wishes of luck to the new office bearers and the Rev. Fathers acting as moderators of the Academies for the success of all their future endeavors.