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
Devalokam was resolute to frustrate the peace atmosphere. News
published in the Malayala Manorama, that on the report, that the
Patriarch would be visiting Malankara, the Home Ministry asked the
Indian Embassy in Damascus not to issue any kind of Visa to the
Patriarch, without the Government of India's advice, infuriated the
faithful to the core. Those who shouted `Hosanna' in 1964 were
shouting `Crucify' in 1974!! None other than themselves can explain
their illogical stand: - Patriarch has authority to consecrate but no
authority to question the consecrated!
Note: History repeated itself in 200 AD during the Private visit of
HH Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas to India to commemorate the 50th Year of
the High Priest Hood of Abraham Mor Clemis. May I recall the words of
the Disgraced Chenganoor MLA, Sobhana Gorge, who said that she would
fight tooth and nail against the arrival and she would do everything
influential in her capacity as MLA to thwart this visit. Mathews Mor
Severios, the metran kakshi bishop went on record that the metran
kakshi Church would at any cost prevent the Holy Patriarch from
setting foot on Indian soil. Compare this to the Devalokam Bava's
statement a few months back that he respects and acknowledges the
Patriarch!! All these contradictions will only bring to naught
whatever (miniscule) recognition they have in this part of the world.
And what was the result of those who made such heretic and
sacrilegious statements? Sobhana George's political years are pretty
over and as for Mathews Mor Severios, he never ceases to humor the
malayalis with his contradictions! And as for Balakrisha Pillai,
look at his Political future now.