The Real narration of Antiochian Jacobite Patriarchis & the indian visit.
- Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 20:46:31 -0000
From: Thomas P
Subject: Truth Triumphs!
A Mulanthuruthy local meeting decided that Jacobite church is the
only church in this world!!! i.e. a church which was registered in
2002 as an independent church is the only church in this world!
How can they make such a decision in a local meeting of few bishops
and lay people of JacobiHB Thomas 1 faction, in which two syrian
bishops also participated. Why the rest of Syrian and Indian bishops
did not participate? Were they invited for a common meeting to
discuss matters in an Apostolic way, the True Christian way we see
Acts, and in the method followed in acceptable Ecumenical Synod.
What happened in Chalcedon, St. Diascoros was not even allowed to
explain his position. Even before that the Pope Leo of Rome declared
that St. Diascoros is a heretic! And we know how Chalcedon, which
happened in an unjust way lead to blood-shedding and later the city
of Antioch was totally distroyed in earthquake. Today no Christian
church exist in that city.
In the history of Christian church there was never an acceptable
Synod in which both the parties were not invited. In Ephesus (AD
both Nestor and Patriarch John of Antioch were invited, even though
both were confirmed heretics at that time. John was an ardent
supporter of Nestor, but later, after Ephesus converted back to
Orthodox faith due to the efforts of St. Cyril of Alexandria.
Mulanthuruthy meeting has no meaning. It is not canonical. It can be
considered a political gathering to preserve the political interests
of the present Jacobite leader trying to prove his leadership
abilities, give popularity and credibility to the position he took
through media magic (which is another phenomena of doomsday). The
fact that he immediately went to see Political leaders to make Mr.
T.M. Jacob a minister proves what kind of a leader he is.
When the Patriarch said that Jacobites should pray for the other
group, in the same meeting HB Thomas 1 said very bad words about
Catholicos. Thus he proved how much he follows the Patriarch!
People do not think, they go by shows and media magic.
I was told by an Orthodox friend that carefully planned shows are
Christian in nature, but done for praise and worldy reasons.
Mulanthuruthy meeting once again taught the RC faith of Universal
primacy of throne, that Patriarch can unilaterally make any
Universal Syrian is a term coined in 20th century. There is no
canonical validity for such a term. It is merely a political
to keep the Indian Church under subordination. Also, no Ecumenical
council placed Patriarch of Anthioc as the head of the Universal
But our people in Kerala do not think or try to learn. We are given
talents, not to hide it and remain blind, but to seek the truth
Some questions for all to consider.
1. Which Orthodox Ecumenical council gave Patriarch of Antioch the
title 'Universal head'?
2. Which Orthodox Ecumenical council accepted the name 'Universal
3. Which Oriental and Eastern Orthodox churches in the whole world
believes in Universal rule of successsors of one throne, that one
leader can unilaterally make decisions?
The answer to all the three questions above is 'none'. It is a clear
answer for any one who learned the basics of the history of Orthodox
We say Kerala is a 100% literate community. But this literacy should
help us to learn the truth. Our talents should be used to understand
the truth and help others to learn the truth. In the past, and even
today our church did not put a lot of focus on catechism. Continuous
teaching is important in the Church. Only true knowledge can help us
to come out of the present complicated situation in the Malankara
Church. Those who have some experience truth knows how important it
is to maintain unity in the Orthodox church of India, and how
unimportant and narrow the arguments of supremacy etc. are
Ignorant people of Kerala can be easily mislead through political
strategies of religious leaders. But truth is often not very
attrative and glamorous. Those who keep truth face great
in the current world. Yet we stand by the side of truth.
I am still interested in the HB Thomas 1 group's response to the
above three questions?
I hope HB Thomas 1, his bishops and priests do not mislead people by
mixing teachings of different church groups, but teach Orthodoxy in
the purest way, and encourage youth to follow Orthodoxy instead of
training them to be blind religious fanatics.