Dear brother Kuriakose,
I cant agree with ur statement that IOC is for
peace.I used to visit the Jacobite churches at Kundara and
Kottarakkara.The Kundara church was closed due to the factional fight
decades back.Jacobite faction comprises of almost 450 families and
the Orthodox faction comprises of only 12 families.Its because of the
evil acts of the 12 families and the then Kollam Diocese Bishop
Koorilose(present Catholica Bava) made this church closed.The
current pathetic situation of the church will certainly prompt one to
curse those who had committed this misdeed.The parishioners all
belong to a single family and their forefathers had built the church.
But i really felt embarassed when i happened to see one of my friend
there broke to tears while talking about the church.Its really heart
breaking to see the old church facing destruction. The Catholica is
not going to loose anything if that church remains closed or
destructed.The parishioners are the real losers.Now they are building
up a new church near the old one and its nearing completion.Same is
the case with the church at kottarakkara.It was also an old church
that was closed during the reign of Koorilose(Catholica).It was shut
for 12 years.By the time several members joined Malankara Catholic
church but the true belivers remained with the mother church.Now they
are back into the track after 12 years of court procedures and mental
agony.It is after the reign of Coorilose those people could breath
some fresh air.It is easy to preach peace sitting at Devalokam and
Bombay..It will be unjust to blame these innocent people for their
faith(whatever it may be)and glorify those people who are making
troubles filing suits against their faith.So pls understand the
ground realities and comment.U mentioned that kuraikose form
Muvattupuzha has changed after joining the Othodox church he has
changed a lot.We cant say that what he has done is true and the rest
are false. He loves to play wit the safer side.thats it.
> and we can see from the posting and feel the
> kedakkunna kallinum ondu sowribham" See from the writing Mr. KG,
> learned the Orthodox Church and people wishes peace in the
> and they pray for it.
The Orthodox people are not at all affected by the dispute.Their
churches are intact.So it is easy to sit and pray for peace.
Talk to the parishioners of the closed churches.They will convey you
what is the real problem.
St.Peter's Syrian Simhasana Church