Dear Respected and friends,
The bold, authoritative and explisit posting of Chev.
Dr Mathew was indeed thought provoking. several points
he mentioned were really to be considered very soon.
after reading it my heart was so much burdened. i
thought and thought during meditation why it is freely
being practiced in our holy church. several thought
came to mind; however i am trying to share some of
1. Holy Querbono is the only sacrement our Lord
instituted in the church and was ordered to conduct
till His second comming. it is a blessings,
peace,sacrifice and praise. our participation in true
meditation with our Lord which make this holy
sacrifice a true praise to the Lord thereby to flow
His bountiful blessings and heavenly peace to the
world. otherwise what i feel that it becomes a
decorated play acted by achan and few alterboys.
The duplicate querbana and action play will increase
in the church because satan wants to see the holy
scarifice to be vanished from the earth.
2. i am so sorry to talk about the clergy because any
sin against Holy Spirit may not be pardoned. we must
review the salection practice followed for clergy in
our church. we must allow Holy Spirit to show His
ordainees. if the current selection pratice was
strictly followed in the church the most esteemed bava
the hope of the church HB Thomas I the catholicose may
not have raised to this position.
3. we teach our children christian relegion and syrian
church history. we also teach them the life of church
fathers but we fail to show them the life founded on
our faith and how to converse with our Lord. 'be still
and find I am the God' are we teaching our children to
meditate so that they may participate in holy querbono
with real meditaion.
4. when we stop the diversion of our tithe for winning
over our own brothers the fortune Our Lord gifts us
with the strong intercession of our saints could be
truelly utilised to help the clery so that none of
them will have to run behind extra income to support
their family. there are so many ways to do it. if
there is a will there is a way.
i am here not to criticize any one when i am so poor.
but once when i attended holy querbana in one of the
gulf churches i was bodily pushed down by a self
volunteer. i lost my balance because it was the time
in the querbana holy spirit was flying down to over
the holy mysteries and every one was asked to remain
with fear and respect and pray.
the crux of the problem i think is we never feel in
our mind and body the presence of holy spirit
therefore we may get bored with liturgy.
St Peter & St Paul Jacobite Church, Pengamuck
St Thomas Orthodox Church , Dubai