Communicant of the R C Church & Immaculate Conception
- Dear List & Fr. George
I never received HQ in Latin Church after receivng it in our church
in the morning.I can receive only when we do not have a HQ which I
can access. It is clear from the 1984 agreement. Incidentally the
Devalokam group is following us in this matter just as Parasuram
Express follows Venad after 45 minutes. They have completed all
steps by now except this last one!
NANMA vs Kripa is a translation issue. It is related to the
evolution of the language. It is plain stupid to read theology into
Immaculate Conception is misunderstood by most people, RC and non
RC. The Church commemmorates only 3 births, LORD, St. John and St.
Mary. Lord of course needs no explanation. John becuase he was
filled with Holy Spirit before he was born. Regarding Mary we have
no such statement except perhaps in Infancy Gospels.Obviously anyway
Mary was special. Ettunombu is a tradition, and the no-fast-after HQ
is also a tradition. HQ should be after supper, which was the first
meal for the Semitics. Even there it was after food.Lots of change
have taken place, and to quote one tradition that suits one's
convenience to prove a point is illogical practice.
I have no time or inclination to waste my efforts on such avoidable
controversies. If however anybody has a genuine doubt I shall find
time to discuss though I am no expert. Some of these find an
explanation in my VEDASABDARATNAKARAM.
--- In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, Fr.T.George wrote:
>Thanks for your explanation. Dr.D.Babu Paul(Bar eetho!) once told >me that
>while he was a regular communicant of the St.Peter's Jacobite >syrian Orthodox
>church,Punnan road,Trivandrum on every sunday morning, he used to >be a regular
>communicant of the Roman Catholic church at Palayam,Trivandrum as >well in the
>very same evening. How would you justify this based on your >explantion?
>Yours in Orthodox faith,