Witnessing various falsehoods written in both the forums by misguided
people I felt it logical enough to reproduce the true version of the
Church History written by none other than the most Rev Malankara
Malpan Dr Kanyamparambil Achen.
I humbly implore this forum to kindly reproduce the article as it is,
so that the faithful could have a clear view about the happenings in
this church for the past 100 years. This article starts from page 173
of the book. However only select but important portions (relevant in
this context) have been written along with my very small observations
in the spare time I could afford because of my busy schedule.
I do not know if this book is available anymore but I sincerely
exhort every faithful to try to get at least a copy of it.
THE SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN INDIA AND ITS APOSTOLIC FAITH
The forced entry of the Catholicos to the Kallumkathara Church with
police escort facing the unanimous opposition and boycott of the
parishioners, the arrest and lock up of Fr Mathai Manakunnil of the
Kayamkulam Kadeesha Church and disciplinary action against Mor
Philexinos precipitated matters.
Mor Philexinos called together an assembly of the representatives of
churches at Manarcadu and it resolved to send a deputation to the
Holy Father to give a detailed report of the serious situation in the
Meanwhile the Catholicos made preparations for convening a meeting of
the Association for electing a successor to the Catholicos; but
injunction from the court was served on him on the ground that it was
uncanonical to elect a successor to a prelate who was functioning.
The last days of Delegate Mor Julios.
Mor Julios who had been the delegate to three successive Patriarchs,
faithfully preserving the interests of the Holy See and of the
Malankara Church in the most turbulent 39 years left for his heavenly
abode on 19th February 1962. In his last Kalpana he exposed himself
saying that as much he loved and respected the Throne of Antioch, so
much dearly did he love the Malankara church in which he spent the
whole period of his High Priesthood. He forgave all who criticized
him harshly, and unkindly, misunderstanding his sincerity.
To his critics he seemed to be stern and uncompromising, but deep
down he was simple, courteous and saintly. His actions were without
fear or favor. As he was well aware of the precedents of certain
mischief mongers, abusing the delegates of the Holy See, he accepted
the criticisms very lightly. During his prolonged examination as
witness in the law court, he was most scholarly in the way he bent
the edges of the arrows aimed at him. He had been a real hermit
throughout spending long hours in private prayer and reading.