Re: Dispute in Cheengeri Church settled down From: Paul Pothen
- Dear All,
Finally a "unity and peace" is achieved in Cheenger Church. Thanks to the people of the church including Priests for their foresight. It is found that in this case majority people(SOC ) earned the old church and good share of the property and the minority(IOC) got their due right and both church will flourish nearby area and hope both priests will visit the other church during ceremonies like marriage, funeral, baptism etc...
But quite interesting and surprising is that this news has not reported by any of the IOC publication (ICON, Malankara orthiodox TV etc). Otherwise they had thousands of tongues to say "unity and peace" whenever they get an opportunity about church cases, if it gets completely to thier side. When Elanadu church problem was resolved HG Miltios had wrttten extensively and IOC people were vehemently praising HG's effort. But this time no words from the so called "unity"lovers. May be in this case IOC got less property that is why they are deaf and silent. So don't anybody expect this kind of resolution in any other disputed churches like Kolenchery and Kadamttom because they will loose property of this church if Cheengery is considered as a model so IOC leadership willl obstruct at any cost the "unity and peace" in other disputed churches.
J M. Paul