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
Mar Athanasius was raised by his partisans to the dignity of the
Catholicos on 27th October 1976 and he without any precedent,
unscrupulously adorned his title with the inclusion of St Thomas. His
Holiness " Moran Mor Baselios Mar Thoma MathewsI . Catholicos of the
East, a title that would evoke a smile on the great Historian and
Theologian Mor Gregorios Bar Hebraeus of the 13th Century, himself a
Catholicos and on Vattasseril Dionysius and Mor Baselios
GeevargheseII and Mor Augen I .
May we humbly remind, that if his claim as a successor to the
Maphrians of Tigris- transplanted to Malankara then he is not Mathews
I !! There had been one Mathai Catholicos earlier.
Note: so the present Devalokam Catholicos should be MathewsIII now!
The problem arises in reciting a lie in the `Tubden' of the Qurbana.
Pity the metran kakshis
Thus ends the portion of the Church History and as for the succeeding
developments we witnessed how Mathews II became the Catholicos from
Mathews I (this was treated in an earlier article of mine in the
forum). Perhaps this will lay to rest all falsehoods and lies hurled
against the Jacobite Church by some IOC member through their personal and private mails.
Let me take this opportunity to exhort the faithful to pray for the
misguided people in Malankara and sincerely pray to God to reveal to
them Reason and True Faith.