35411Marthoma church head expresses solidarity......
- Oct 23, 2013Marthoma metropolitan has once again shown his arrogant and unbecoming
behaviour by expressing solidarity with the Jacobites and indirectly
accusing the Orthodox church regarding the Kolencherry church issue.He
should have advised the rebel catholicose to desist from such
activities against the verdict of the hon. high court of Kerala, which
only encourage the Jacobites to become lawless citizens.He went one
step further,according to Mangalam daily, by calling up on the churches
with a Syrian tag to accept the Syrian Patriarch as their supreme
head.But Joseph Marthoma denied as having said so (Marthman T.V.).
If the Mangalam report is true,then we can assume that he was
expressing gratitude at his old age to the Patriarch of Antioch for the
reason that he is a metropolitan today,because of that Patriarch.
His ancestor Palakkunnathu Mathews mar Athanasios was the first
metropolitan from Malankara ever consecrated directly by a Syrian
Patriarch in the history of our church,who was responsible for the
first split of the Church after coonan cross oath.As the Marthoma
church originated in central Travancore,it is surrounded by the strong
presence of the Orthodox church who possess many of the old churches
which the reformists had to leave as per the Royal court verdict.For
this reason he never miss a chance to hurt the Orthodox church with his
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