- Dear Mr. Wingert, From the Ecumenical Council of Oriental Orthodox Churches in 1965 in Addis Abba, Ethiopia, the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (or theMessage 1 of 3350 , Nov 24, 2007View SourceDear Mr. Wingert,
From the Ecumenical Council of Oriental Orthodox Churches in 1965 in
Addis Abba, Ethiopia, the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (or the
Indian Orthodox Church) was/is/and will be confirmed as a truly
Orthodox having not deviated from the teachings of the Church
fathers according to the three Ecumenical councils. The claim that
the MOSC is not Orthodox has no support and is quite outrageous and
hypocritical. I do not have to mention it but the Oriental Orthodox
Communion consists of SIX churches namely that of the Armenian
Orthodox Church, the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, the
Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo
Church, the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, and the Syriac
Orthodox Church. Such a statement about one of the churches within
the Communion results in disregard of the unity held by the rest of
the five churches.
Perhaps, the allegation made can be interpreted as confusing the
MOSC with a one Malabar Indepedent Syrian Church (of Thozhiyur)
which is Oriental Orthodox in tradition and utilizes the West Syriac
liturgical rites, but is not considered an (Oriental) Orthodox
In either way, stating that the MOSC is not Orthodox is baseless and
does not justify reason to join the SOC when both churches share the
same liturgical tradition and faith.
--- In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, Mike Wingert wrote:
> Dear Joykutty,
> It is very wonderful to see a member of the IO group such as
yourself take a stand and demand that the churches should be
opened. Far too often, people in your group talk of peace, but few
will take a stand to do what is right. I believe you are a good
example and I'm happy to be your friend.
- Dear Sir, Thanks for the reply and I appreciate that. Nevertheless, I would like to point out few things for your information and kind consideration. (1) Yes,Message 3350 of 3350 , Mar 8 9:35 PMView SourceDear Sir,Thanks for the reply and I appreciate that. Nevertheless, I would like to point out few things for your information and kind consideration.(1) Yes, It is noticed that the calendar is made by Samajam, but let me reiterate its a Church Calendar. I had pointed out this to Mr. Daniel, who made this a year back, but unfortunately I got the reply that this is to be used for Saudi Arabia. I don't think any one in Saudi Arabia use Church Calendar in their offices. Further, if its for Saudi Arabia, that shpuld be with Samajam members and wellwishers, it should not appear in jacobite online's website. Am I making sense?(2) Even our local church calendar in Kerala often makes this mistakes, as they put these dates in Calendars, I believe. How can we justify that, if so.(3) Communal harmony is well and good, but that should not get in to a level which dilutes the basic faith (when I say faith means, its Christian Faith, not church/ community) we adhere to.As a person, I'm so weak and cannot take it to higher hierarchy, but you can.Once again thanks for your reply and I hope my points are clear to you now.RegardsShibu MATHEWID number is 4595
On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 8:47 PM, Shibu Mathew <shibmat@...> wrote:Hello,
It has been noticed for the past couple of years hat the Church Calendar highlights the 'Hijra' dates along with the Gregorian date. Basically there is nothing harmful in first shot, but there is a damage behind that.Hijra year is basically the year Muslims calculate as the year when they received Quran to them. My question, Are we Christians accept and acknowledge the same?St. Pauls says to Galatians 1: 9 "As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."Keeping this in mind; how do we highlight Hijri year? Let normal calendar carry it for business reasons, but Church Calendar shall not...Please express yourself with comments....Rgds
Shibu MATHEWID number is 4595---------------------From the desk of moderatorsThis calender was prepared and distributed by our congregation (SAMJAM) in Saudi Arabia. For their own reasons they included the "Hijra" dates.