Fwd: HERE I STAND!
--- In thirumeni@y..., "thirumenius" <thirumeni@m...> wrote:
IN the light of confusing news, rumours, gossips documents claiming
to be from the Patriarchal office flying all around I think it is
time for me to say something.
First of let me assert firmly that I haven't left the church and I do
not have any intention to do so.
As H. G. Mor Dionysius Thomas of Angamaly diocese and H. G. Mor
Gregorios Joseph of Kochi Diocese has done years ago I have also
declared my allegiance to the 1934 constitution of the
Malankara Church as amended by the Supreme court of India. I cannot
understand How can I be considered leaving the church for signing a
document that declares the Patriarch of Antioch as the head of the
What is the impact of this action of mine?
To put it simply this will make the churches of this Archdiocese
eligible to partake in the Malnakra Association convened at the
direction of the Supreme Court. Through this act we will be able to
parttake in the decision making process of the church we are part of.
His Holiness the Patriarch has already envisaged his vision for the
unity of the Malankara Church in 1995 itself. He has clearly stated
after the 1995 Supreme Court verdict that He glorifies God for what
has happened and accepts it as the will of God.Now I have moved in
direction of unity as envisaged by His Holiness more than five years
Why did I do it now instead of 1995?
The Supreme Court verdict of 1995 had ambiguities in it and there was
no final solution in the sight but now with Noveber order of the
Supreme Court it has become clear that Supreme Court has made clear
dirtives about how the whole process should take place, The Supreme
Court has appointed an observer with nencessary powers to find
solutions for problems that arise from time to time and conduct the
meeting and file reports with Supreme Court at a specified time.
This was acceptable to both the parties and H. G. Mor Dinysius
expressed his satisfaction about the decision. I am convinced at this
stage the association will take place and it is a must that as many
parishes from our faction should participate in the process and use
our votes. This is the first time either this Archdiocese is given a
chance to participate in the decision making process. So far we were
considere only as colony to raise funds. We were remembered only
Malankara needed money. Now when we have a chance to be a part of the
Church that is unified and maintains it Historic relatioship with the
Holy Throne of Antioch we should consider it as a golden opportunity.
So far we were fighting to protect our relationship with the Holy
throne of Antioch now our stand is vindicated by the Honorouble
Supreme Court and our leaders in India has formally accepted the
formula in the Supreme court. Also the Catholicose have formally
declared that He or his faction do not have any intention severe this
age old relationship with the Holy Throne.
Now I firmly belive that we owe it our future geneartion that "We
accept the scheme prepared by the Supreme court and make use of this
ooprtunity bring pece". We are seeing light at the end of hundred
year old tunnel of litigation let go forward and embrace pece."
God bless you.
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