24791Re: What is the use of 'Cathedral' status to Churches??
- May 14, 2013Our love of titles and decorations surpasses that of the Pharisees that our Lord condemned. When title-mania grips people, try contemplating on St. Matthew 23: 1-12 as medicine!
Matt 23, 1 Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, 2 saying: "The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. 3 Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do. ... 5 But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of their garments. 6 They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, 7 greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, `Rabbi, Rabbi.' ... But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
--- In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, "Varkey T.A." <takunjunju@...> wrote:
> Dear Moderators,
> Recently it became a status symbol for many Churches in Malankara and outside India belongs to SOC & IOC, to get declared their churches as "Cathedral" Church!!
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