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 Holy Father continues, that there were serious differences of
opinion among the faithful in Malankara regarding this constitution.
But He went on, " You seem to cling to it more than to the Holy Bible
and the Canon. We cannot but accept our people there who are firm in
faith. They are the true Jacobite Syrian church ". The Patriarch
further issued one months notice to the Catholicos to clarify his
stand and warned him that necessary action would be taken for the
well being of the Malankara church.
Thus the hurried compromise of December 16, 1958 began to crack.
Whenever legality is given priority over spirituality, legality never
comes to an end.
Unhappy developments again.
The Syrian Christian association meeting at Puthencavu on 26th
December 1958 clearly disclosed that there were masters (metran
kakshis) and slaves in the community a strong rebut to those who
sacrificed truth for gaining momentary benefits!!!
Again the circular of the Catholicos barely two months after,
criticizing the Patriarchal Kalpana regarding fast days, as
uncanonical, enraged the faithful who demanded that the Holy father
should visit Malankara to establish real peace. The Synod finally had
to decide to request the Patriarch to visit the Malankara church. The
request remained on paper on which it was written.
Again the reshuffling of dioceses by the managing committee without
even intimating the Holy Father added fuel to the fire. A vain
attempt to capture the Simhasana churches under the Patriarchal
Delegate was also made.
The Holy Father in his Kalpana to Rev Punnose Vayithara of 17-2-59,
after mentioning the invalidity of ordination through Abdul Massih
says " We desired to lay the foundation for peace, and to REMOVE
GRADUALLY THE INVALIDITY of their orders and to give a support to the
metropolitans in their shameful fall!!" Publication of this letter
silenced the scoffers who asked whether it was through Post Office
that valid offers were given to those who were once called pretenders.