By Dr Vinu Thomas, Dubai
Jacobite faction claims that they are going to build the first ever Church in
Parumala in the name of Saint Gregorious.It is my understanding that we have an
Orthodox Church in the Parumala hospital premises called Saint Gregorious
Orthodox Church for the construction of which building materials from the old
Parumala church was used, while it was renovated.
Any Orthodox faithful irrespective of faction is free to receive sacraments in
Parumala Church.I have heard the Priest in Puthupally Orthodox church announcing
during the Holy Quirbana that all faithful who have come with preparation from
the Orthodox Church and the jacobite Church are invited to come and receive the
The sinister motives of Jacobite faction in raising the Church construction
issue has clearly come to the surface and many true faithful in Jacobite faction
itself has 'strongly resented this move' by
their battered,wicked sighted
leadership.They say that 65 lakhs used to buy this 20 cents marshy plot could
have been used to build houses for the poor or for some effective charity
work.One cannot put a building there-forget a church-unless crores are spent on
foundation.There is just hardly space, I understand, for an autorickshaw to
reach this plot.
The Hindus and Muslims in the area are said to be as much agitated and disturbed
as the well meaning Orthodox faithful on this issue.
Parumala Thirumeni was a strict disciplinarian during his erstwhile holy
life.His Grace's blessed mediating soul will not tolerate any nonsense that may
be brought forth in HG's holy name.Satanic forces will be defeated just as the
island land of Parumala has been brought from satanic dark ages to present
divine light and from an oxen market to a holy township.
As the holy memorial feast of this legendary powerful Saint is
us be steadfastedly prayerful,seeking and vigilant.