I was not aware that our church was seeking unity with the Malabar
Indepedent Syrian Church (Thozhiyoor Church). Although the idea of
unity with the church is new, it is not suprising since we share the
same Orthodox faith recognizing the three Ecumenical Synods. From
my understanding, the Thozhiyoor Church is in communion with the Mar
Thoma Church and has growing relations with the Anglican Church.
Unity with the Thozhiyoor Church, which was once under the Syriac
Orthodox Church till the late 18th century, also necessitates
ecumenical discussions with the Mar Thoma Church and quite possibly
the Anglican Church. This is only my humble observation.
Greg Varghese, Voorhees, NJ