Interview with Mar Milithios-Manorama 12/10/2006
- Please find herewith the Interview with Mar Milithios, the Catholicate designate of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, published in Malayala Manorama on 12th October 2006.
For the information of all members, kindly recall the series of messages posted in this forum in connection with the issues in Kolenchery church and the efforts for a conciliation. It is now 10 months since regular functioning was commenced. Till time, everything going very smooth. Two weeks for Orthodox faction and one week for Patriarch faction; as it was till 1998, when the church was closed. No police, not even a single dispute. In Kadamattom church, alternate weeks for each faction.
Sending this message not for a debate, but to make you informed that most of the problems in our church can be solved through Mediation and conciliation and also, it is better that church leaders take a practical stand in disputes without sacrificing the church policies. If a resolution cannot be attained through mutual consensus, better wait peacefully till a resolution is attained through litigation. Till then, why not allow the common man to pray?
Yes, Kolenchery was a successful test case.
Do visit Kolenchery church when you pass this way.
Dear Moderators, publish this message only if you feel that the contents do not evoke an unnecessary debate.
- Dear Kurian Mathew
Very good action from your side. All churches should be opened for worship in 2006.
All denominated churches constitute "MY(GOD'S) CHURCH". No body can close the doors of denominated churches to Christian believers. Jesus is the chief shepherd of MY Church. All other leaders are servants to Jesus's ministry.
- I think its unfair to quote the bishops out of context. Most of them
dont know the legal implications of what they are talking. The
remaining dont know the spiritual implication of all this mess.
Ultimately those who love God and search for peace have none. I pray
God will open the eyes of the church members to this kind of situation.
Till then its harvest time for the Pentecostals and other cults.