The three-days Episcopal Holy Synod concluded on Wednesday, 23rd May
The Jacobite Church Episcopal Synod yesterday welcomed the mediation
efforts of Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia, the General Secretary of World
Council of Churches, in the Malankara Church dispute. It also
welcomed the peace initiatives of the Kerala Government and hoped
for a just solution to the century old dispute through peaceful
The Holy Episcopal Synod authorized a sub-committee comprising its
Secretary H.E. Joseph Mor Gregorios, H.E. Thomas Mor Themotheos, H.
E. Mathews Mor Ivanios , Church Lay Secretary Thambu George Thukalan
and Lay Trustee George Mathew Thekkethalakkal, for conducting
necessary negotiations, whenever it is required.
The Holy Synod also took the following decisions:
1- Each and every parish should keep aside 10% of its income for
2- A sub-committee is formed to implement uniformity in the
liturgies in the Church.
3- A commission is formed to study and report its recommendations
for the formation of Idukki diocese.
4- H. E. Dr. Joseph Mor Gregorios is re-selected as the Holy
Episcopal Synod Secretary.
5- To make necessary arrangements for the proposed visit of H.H.
Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch & All the East
in 2008, and to conduct the Golden Jubilee of priesthood of the
Catholicose H.B. Aboon Mor Baselius Thomas I, during HH's visit.
The three-days Episcopal Synod and Metropolitan retreat conducted at
Puthencruz Patriarchal Centre, concluded on Wednesday, 23rd May.
Seventeen Metropolitans of the Jacobite Church participated in the
SOCM News Bureau - Kochi