Re: Sacred Tomb of Saints
- Dear Shinuand all
I accept the importance of putting offering at the tomb of our Saints, but, I cannot accept that theory at Parumala IOCchurch. You can give that money in the name of Parumala Tirumenito your own church, or any other SOC in the name of St.Gregorious; you can do any charity work in thename of our Saint Parumaltirumeni insteadof putting it in to the devalokam neerchapetty. I always lit candles and pray in front of the Tomb of Parumala tirumeni. Since I believe the sacraments performed by IOC priest are not valid I do not give names for holy Qurbana at Parumala IOC church office. Until H.H. Patriarch Bava lifts the excommunication of IOC I will do the same. I am not forcing any one to do the same, this is only my belief
- Dear Jose,
I repeat my request on this issue of offerings at Parumalapally that the best way to stop reaching the money at the hands of the IOC people given by the Jacobites is to construct relatively a big church adjacent to Parumalpally in the name of St. Gregorios under the supervision of the Catholicose. That money can be used exclusively for the social activity entrusted upon the Catholicose . I believe those who go to the tomb will put their money at the nerchapetty of the current parumalapally, that we can't restrict the believers.
J M. Paul
- Dear Mr. Paul,
I appreciate your idea to redirect the money of believers from IOC church to our own church. In the southern diocese Niramanm Thumpamon Kollam I OC has not only money power but also muscle power. Suppose we are planned to construct a new church adjacent to Parumala church they will react in many ways. Firstly, they obtain a stay for the construction ( Ayiram roopayum malloorum undangil…………) If somebody open a foreign liquor shop sometimes they will not react but, Jacobites church they don’t allow. Ultimately one more case will be against our H.B. Bava. We can’t restrict believers, correct, but we can educate our children in our home and home parish.
- Dear Cecil
I think we should change our mindset then we can construct a church in
Parumala. I agree with you the problem we would face when we initiate the project. Your arguement " ...they(IOC) will react in many ways..... they will not react(for a liquor shop) but, Jacobites church they don’t allow.
Ultimately one more case will be against our H.B. Bava", i feel it could have happend during the 1970s to 1990s, but now we have the political influence and money power, though IOC is strong in the southern area. What my feeling is that "if there is a will there is a way" that we need to do. Importantly in any of the Case in which our Bawa is accused of has been convicted by the court , some are pending while some are outrightly rejected by the court.
J M Paul