Re: Easter Guidance..
- Greetings to All
Thanks to Mr. Thomas Chacko of ICON for your reply. Who is naughty
or cunning can be judged if you go back to my reply and read the
very next sentence of that post. Please explain and correct me the
context I used or interpretation I made, if it was a wrong context.
Then I will be more than happy to accept my mistake. A mere hue and
cry saying I am wrong and whatever you argue is right is not the way
to a discussion or debate goes. Bible is not just a story book but a
holy book where we can find answer to everything if you got the will
to correlate. I was even surprised by the resignation of George
Achen from the discussion promising his prayers.
Even if you like it or not for the division, it is happening and the
court judgments are slowly but steadily pointing in that direction
as seen from the recent judgment posted by Adv P J Philiph. If the
Supreme Court is saying as per para 2(i) "The rights of the parish
churches was not determined by the supreme court in the 1995
decision. Thus, it cannot be ." For God's sake don't say I am
using a wrong context. My only argument is the division is the BEST
solution and if both factions settle it amicably the earliest in a
Christian way it will be respected by all. If not -more street
fights, closing of churches.. etc will continue and you can be happy
that "we will settle only for the RIGHT solution".
Again I repeat that I am neither interested nor good enough to
discuss or question any actions of any of the holy fathers of either
side being followed and respected by many and hence please excuse me
from that. Finally let me share with you all one good moment I
personally heard from a group of faithful from US (St. Stephens
Orthodox Church Houston, if I am not mistaken) who visited the
Holy land along with their vicar only a month ago. How warmly they
were received by the Bishop of Syrian Orthodox Church of St. Mark's
Monastery in Jerusalem. Even the Bishop had wholeheartedly allowed
them to conduct a Holy Qurbana, but was not carried out by the
narrow-mindedness of some in the visiting group. Does any of the one
who preach of the Unity of both factions has the courage to allow or
welcome some from the opposite faction. It was not long back the
Partriach by himself visited malankara and what was the reaction by
those who preach Unity. So please accept the fact that the Gap
between the factions is widening and there is no Love or Trust which
are the basic things required for any Unity. May God bless us all.
Your brother in Christ
Shinu Jesus Abraham
St. Mary's Church, Thrukothamangalam
Member ID # 2908
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