Re: Miscellaney - ICON's thought provoking postings
- Alexander Cherian wrote: “…Many in the patriarch faction says that His beatitude chose to join the Syrian Faction in 1975 as Thirumeni was worried that any other incumbent would only make the division permanent. What made Gregorious Thirumeni of the Patriarch Faction (Great Grand nephew of Parumala Kochu Thirumeni) to back track in 1995.What made Abraham Mar Severious Thirumeni to return to the Patriarch Faction. Theological considerations or convictions may matter in the least. Human Relations Management problems must be the most relevant. Unless we address and understand the psyche of the Patriarch Faction Peace will remain a mirage…”
Your above comments are truly thought provoking and seems true. The recent move of certain elements to sell the Jacobite Church to Mr. KP Yohannan and Company for few crores was thwarted due to the presence of sensible Bishops like Mar Gregorios (Kochi), Mar Timothios (Kottayam) etc there. They are the rays of hope for the ordinary faithful.
Thomas Chacko, Ernakulam