Re: SAVE OUR SABHA In Foreign Lands - New Jacobite Church in Singapore
- Dear Moderators & Fellow participants of the Forum,
I remember the discussions we had in this Forum about having a congregation of ours for the frustrated Jacobite faithful in Singapore. Thanks to the Lord who heard our plea. Congratulations to our brothers and sisters who took initiative in organizing a congregation there while wishing you abundance of blessing from Above.
Dear all, this is an ongoing situation in different parts of the Globe wherever our people are spread that it is so hard either to locate our own place of worship OR to get direction, help and enough spirited faithful in organizing a congregation to quench their spiritual needs. This is the very situation that hesitantly compels some to join denominations other than of our own. ("But some are conveniently taking refuge in others campus without due consideration of what is spiritually diluted in their blood". I know for fact that even some priests fall in this category which is so sad. I would say, `they are just floating wanderers and NOT SERIOUS in their faith and conviction". Probably none can help them.) We discussed about this situation in 2006 but I am not sure whether any steps have been taken yet from any quarters of our Church. In this electronic era there should be a better way of conglomeration. We all must pay attention to this issue and address it to the hierarchical authorities for remedial steps. IF ANY OF OUR VENERABLE METROPOLITANS READ THIS MESSAGE I am humbly praying to them for immediate directive to their respected dioceses so that none of their sheep are lost to the wilderness.
The faithful also have to do their part in saving their kith and kin from being carried away from our ancient mother church by circumstances of foreign lands. The uprooting process that has been going on for so long must be stopped forthwith. To achieve this may I suggest this: whenever our friends or relatives leave for far places the respective parish priests should be properly informed of the journey and those priests in turn should inform the diocesan
Metropolitan or his office of the area to where his parish member is
headed. This can be easily and electronically done across the globe
as every diocesan Metropolitan has their own e-mail or contact
addresses. From the office of that prelate necessary action can be
taken to trace out and direct our member to the appropriate place of
worship. Please remember how our fore-parents were kept within the
undefiled and uncorrupted faith by the devoted Holy Fathers when
there was absolutely no electronic advancement in this world. They
travelled not in air, you know how, they walked and sometime dragged
themselves to keep us where we are now. An e-mail message, a telephone call or an oral message through another friend or relative
to the Metropolitan of a diocese under the Universal Syriac Orthodox
Church or to a priest under that Metropolitan WILL secure our members from falling prey to other denominations. Remember ! Loss of ONE will later cause MANY to depart from the root and we will be held responsible for that. So many times and numerous occasions we are agonized to learn that we lost one of our own here and another one there. If we have prior knowledge of their arrival the situation could have been different. Of course! There can be some, I mean very few, as I stated above within parenthesis whom none can help.
May the Lord of our Holy Fathers help us.
Babu Jacob Nadayil
--- In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, SOCM Moderators wrote:
> Dear Members
> As a follow up of the discussions in SOCM Forum during October /
November 2006, the Jacobite members in Singapore started their own
Church recently. The first Holy Qurbana was celebrated by H.G.
Thomas Mor Themotheos and around 100 families attended it. The vicar
Fr. Kuriakose Kadavumbhagam celebrated the Holy Qurbana from next
Sunday onwards. It is estimated that around 300 jacobite families
are in Singapore. The new church, to be named after St. Mary, is
currently celebrating Holy Qurbana at the Marthoma Church in
- Dear All in Christ
Barekmore / Shlomo
We, Malankara Jacobite Internet Platform (http://www.socmnet.org), Syriac
Orthodox Resources (http://www.sor.cua.edu) and Malankara Syriac Christian
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Please note that this project is not based on any official church directives.
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Sharwoyo /Dayroyo / Rabban / Cor episcopos)
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In HIS Love
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