Mor Gregoriose of Parumala
by Kuriakose Corepiscopa Moolayil
The Syrian Orthodox Church(2) in India witnessed the life and contribution of a very saintly person who had a very varied approach than his contemporaries in the mission, evangelistic and education vision of the church. His life and contribution(3) is more known as a saint of the Church of the latter part of the Nineteenth century, whereas his mission concept and praxis is less known and projected. My thesis is an attempt to limelight some of the salient features of his works in the church and society at large. He was a reformist inside the church, an evangelist inside and outside the church, initiator of baptism and receiving of backward communities, a philanthropist by mission and the one who led the outreaching of the church to foreign countries.
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