Witnessing various falsehoods written in both the forums by misguided
people I felt it logical enough to reproduce the true version of the
Church History written by none other than the most Rev Malankara
Malpan Dr Kanyamparambil Achen.
I humbly implore this forum to kindly reproduce the article as it is,
so that the faithful could have a clear view about the happenings in
this church for the past 100 years. This article starts from page 173
of the book. However only select but important portions (relevant in
this context) have been written along with my very small observations
in the spare time I could afford because of my busy schedule.
I do not know if this book is available anymore but I sincerely
exhort every faithful to try to get at least a copy of it.
THE SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN INDIA AND ITS APOSTOLIC FAITH
The said Constitution had neither been forwarded to the Patriarch nor
had His approval. Even natural justice demands its disapproval by the
Patriarch. Prolonged correspondence ensued. The Patriarch maintained
that the said constitution was not binding on Him. "When We received
the report regarding the acceptance at the old seminary on 16th
December 1958, We were at a loss to understand your words `subject to
the constitution'. You had neither informed Us earlier that you would
be accepting Us only with certain conditions nor had you forwarded to
Us a copy of such a record. Whatever might be the influence the said
constitution has on you, you never had Our approval for the same so
that it might be binding on Us as Patriarch of Antioch and Supreme
Head of the church or on the Jacobite Church. It is why We demanded
your explanation (vide letter of 8th April 1959) and your reply there
to is not at all any explanation We had demanded. We could afterwards
go through your constitution and we are informing you certain facts
that have come to our notice.
The said constitution was passed in a meeting of a section, with a
lay majority with a motive to separate the Malankara church from the
throne of Antioch, if the latter does not comply with every objects
of the former. The Throne of St Thomas is invented by the
association, that had passed the constitution, for the glory and
advantage of the Catholicos!!!. Such a Throne is not seen either in
the Canons or in the writings of the Early Fathers of the Church.
Even if Mor Abdul Massih had been the legitimate Patriarch he had no
authority to give a throne of St Thomas or to install a Catholicos.
Neither the Supreme Court has given you a throne of St Thomas. The
Synod of the Prelates only has the authority in matters concerning
the Faith and everything relating the Church. The encroachment on
such authority by the association puts the axe at the root of the
the Canon you have quoted is one published in
Paris by the order of the Pope of Rome. It is not the right Canon;
neither have other Patriarchs especially the Patriarch of Antioch
Note: its sheer heresy for misguided people to swear by this 1934
constitution. In fact its an irony to support this constitution and
blame the Patriarch faction for its cordial relations with Rome!!!!!
Even the forefathers of the metran kakshis would be turning in their
graves as a result of the obstinacy of their ascendant's heretic
attitude!!! Infact during the case between the Jacobites and Mar
Athanasius (Marthoma Church) , while the Jacobites swore by the
Hudayo Canon it was the Marthomites who first introduced and adopted
this Canon . It's a real pity to see the Metran Kakshis now swearing
by this false Canon.