- Jan 14, 2002Dear brothers, Please listen to me. Last week I talked to
a Malankara Jacobite relative of mine. He told me that it is
fine to commune in Anglican church ( I know that in Kerala this
person does not commune from Mar Thoma church). He also mentioned
that he can commune from RCC. Another close relative and an altar
servant of Malankara Jacobite church communes from Anglican church.
He was an youth leader in the Church and a person with strong
adherence to Mar Divannasios. So, where is faith in all these.
The faith my grand-mother taught me is significantly different
from what I see today. I know that both Malankara Jacobite and
Malnakara Orthodox side will ignore me.
So, to answer Daniel, it is true that His Holiness Patriarch's
agreement means only communion in certain situations. But, knowing
our people, I can predict for sure that eventually younger generation
(especially those living outside Kerala) will go to RCC because
of shorter service. Also there is no singing and other participation
of laity in RCC liturgy.
Hope I made my concerns clear. I have the same concerns about
Malankara Orthodocx church entering in to such agreements with RCC.
We also need to keep in mind that RCC accepts any kind of thing:
even cultic worship. Also according to Cardinal Ratzinger of
congregation of faith, a church entering to any kind of communion
agreement with RCC would mean (from RCC perspective) that, the
church is a part of RCC accpting the supremacy of Pope. This is
written clearly in "Dominus Iesus" statement, official statement
of faith from Vatican.
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