SABHA CHARITHRAM PART 35
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.
Aloho Ahmuch .
THE SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN INDIA AND ITS APOSTOLIC FAITH
It might have been wiser for Mor Theophilos Philipose if he had
honored the just feelings of the Ankamali Diocese which cherished
a `Valia Thirumeni' tradition or had influenced the Synod or had
resigned from his bishopric, rather than vainly hoping that all would
be alright through disciplinary actions. His attempts to transfer Fr
George Parathuvayalil, was an utter failure, which should have been
an eye opener to him to learn that the Ankamali diocese was neither
Kollam nor Thumpamon. For the first time in Kerala, a cleric-Fr
Ouseph Pathikal of Perumbavoor argued in a Court of Law and won his
The Holy Father demands explanation
On 30-1-74, the Holy Father demanded from the Catholicos explanations
on 13 points. It was the secretary o the Synod who replied on 5-3-74
stating that the Catholicos had handed over the Patriarchal Kalpana
to the Synod requesting it to discuss the same in his absence; and
that the Synod, presided by Mor Ivanios found that all the
allegations were baseless and that the authority to frame allegations
and to take decisions rested with the Malankara Synod and not with
the Patriarch. Abraham Mor Clemis and Paulose Mor Philixenos had
boycotted the meeting earlier and had given notice that they would
never subscribe to, or approve of the Throne of St Thomas.