SABHA CHARITHRAM PART 42
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
The Universal Synod of 1975
The Universal Synod of the Syrian Orthodox Church was held at the
Patriarchate, Damascus from 16th to 20th June 1975. The Synod
presided over by His Holiness was attended by all the Metrapolitans
barring the Catholicos and his partisan metropolitans in Kerala.
In the light of correspondence and other relevant records the Synod
1. The Catholicos and his partisan metropolitans did not attend
the Synod, disregarding the Patriarch's invitation on the plea that
the Patriarch had no right to interfere in the matters of the
2. The Catholicos claims that he is seated on the Throne of St
3. The name of the Patriarch was removed from the Amologia.
4. The Catholicos objected to the powers of the Patriarch and
his rightful dignity as the Supreme Head of the Malankara Church.
5. The Catholicos did not accept the metropolitans consecrated
by the Patriarch.
The Synod therefore decided that the Catholicos had separated himself
from the Holy Faith and Canons and the Hierarchical setup of the
Church and has forfeited all rights, as Catholicos and Metrapolitan
of Malankara and also that all who co-operate with him in his revolt
against the Patriarch were cut off from the communion of the Holy
Church. The Synod accordingly prayed the Holy Father, to the whole
Church and all whom it may so concern, the decrees of the Synod and
be pleased to take necessary action in the matter,
The final session discussed matters regarding the Malankara Church
and took necessary decisions