Going through the IOC forum, you can see serious
problems pertaining to the American diocese of
It had been there for long, when almost 7 years back
Makarious Thirumeni (now "senior" metran) was almost
excommunicated from the devalokam church.
expecting that decision Mor Makarious had sent a "kalpana"
to the devalokam catholica, explaining to the catholica
that he is not under the jurisdiction of devalokam catholica.
In that letter Mor Makarious had claimed that he is the
"Patriarch" of "American Orthodox Church". (copies of this
letter was "made" available in most of the orthodox churches
Anyway that was "settled" amicably with good old Barnabas Metran.
again a large number of members of the devalokam church is trying
to seperate the american diocese from the devalokam church. they
simply want to form the "American orthodox church" with their own
supreme head.the main reason put forward is that majority of
people are now american citizens and hense they dont want to continue
their relation with the indian church. No doubt Mor Makarious and
Mor Niclovas are behind this move, with Barnabas being only a spectator.
People have even gone to the extend of saying that the indian church
wants them only for their "money". (there were some people in seventies
who were screaming that the syrian fathers want the malankara church
only for money and since they belong to another nation they dont want to
be under "syrians")