Attending Holy Qurbana???
- In reference to the email of Daya Kappil, on this subject, I agree
with her opinion. I wish to quote Very Rev.Chor-Episcopo G.
Mannikarott of Malankara Catholic Church "Antioch occupied an eminent
position in the apostolic tradition, doctrine and culture. In this
background, it was easy for the Christian faith to take a deep root
in the soil, and' develop unique liturgy and rite.
The Antiochean liturgy is radiant with God's awe inspiring presence,
mystery, articulated expression of the Salvific plan, and above all,
scriptural and theological prayers. The seasonal observance of Lent,
practice of austerity, rigorous regulations of fasting and
abstinence, recitation of breviary even by the laity, etc. had
brought name and fame to the rite. The poetical hymns of Mar Ephrem
and devotional songs of Mar Jacob utilized in the liturgy make it ap-
pealing to both the learned and the ordinary men. It possesses one of
the most beautiful 'Anaphoras' (canons) of the mass, namely that of
St. James, which is one of the closest replicas of the Last Supper of
our Lord". As Ms. Daya says why we have to cut short of the beautiful
liturgy. If we agree to do it were will be the end.
Regarding the declared Saints. H.H. Baselius Yaldo ('Kothamangalam
Bava') had been declared as a saint by our Church in 1947, along with
Parumala Thirumeni. Recently (Oct. 2000) the Catholica Bava has
issued a "Kalpana" (Encyclical) reminding that the names of both of
these saints be remembered in Thubden. Even in many churches do not
follow the "Kalpana" fully.
Why the Catholica Bava have to re issues a `Kalpana" after 53 years?
Is it because the other faction in the church issued a Patriarchal
Bull on Dec 20, 1987?
Why Kothamangalam Bava's name is omitted in many churches even today?
Is it because he is not a form Malankara?
If I am wrong please correct me I think because of our LACK OF
KNOWLEDGE IN THE CHURCH HISTORY, OUR IGNORENCE TO THE FACTS AND OUR
NARROW MINDED MENALITY.
In conclusion my opinion is that.. Leave the liturgy untouched and
just obey the church with all faith in it. Otherwise very soon we
will be demanding an independent church in America or even each of
the dioceses. Please go through the messages of this forum, which
will prove itself.
In God's Love