Greetings Fr. Mani Rajan,
Ok now I see the differnces and why the splits. I read this last
night and was a little confused. I did some more reading on the
internet today and looked at some of the discussions on this forum
and along with what you wrote cleared up some things. I know I asked
if the church we started attending was a good church. It is a
Jacobite church. But I think that question is more clear to me now.
Well I pray that these issues are resolved someday. It seems like it
has been a long time division.
Grace and Peace in the love of Chirst.
--- In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Mani Rajan wrote:
> Dear Brother Larry,
> I am Fr. (Dr.) Mani Rajan, a priest of the Syrian Orthodox Church.
There is a short answer to your questions, provided you have some
knowledge about the history of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church.
Let me try to answer your questions.
> Orthodox Syrian church
> Malankara Orthodox Syrian church
> Malankara Jacobite Syrian church
> Mar Thoma Indian Orthodox church