A few questions (Posting from Malankara News)
- A Few Questions After reading some latest news in the site ,few
1. The Orthodox church upholds with great reverence,the 1934 constitution.
But those who know it in the real text will read the foremost clause ie.,
the Pariarch of Antioch is the Supreme spiritual leader of Malankara Orthodox
Church and Catholicose only comes below him.The last Supreme Court verdict
also asserts it .And so we no longer have any base in saying Catholicose
is equal to Patriarch.
2.The 1934 Constitution clearly says about the control of Parish Church by
parishers.Infact isn't this which is violated by Orthodox Bishops who claims
churches to be their own and Catholicose asking for churches to be in his name?
3.The Parumala Association was called for as according to Court orders .But
the absence of transparency in conducting the elections prompted the
Jacobite faction to complain about it and when not obtaining a proper
solution ,walked out.What happened was a manipulated election with
members only from one section and voting for one person alone. Is it
the Christian way? If the Orthodox bishops had confidence in their
majority, they wouldn't dare to do such an act of cowardice. Isn't
that what happened?
4.Those upholding the 1934 constitution and the Supreme Court verdict
which clearly underlines Patriarchal supremacy, could have at least kept
a photo of Patriarch at the Association election site at Parumala where
a Saint(Parumala thirumeni) is venerated who in his life time proclaimed
all allegiance to the Syrian throne. Why didn't we do it? We are moving
in a manner with very little respect to opposition.If we don't want to
respect Patriarch,better keep quiet.It is not an excuse to abuse Him.
5. What would have been the stand of Parumala thirumeni if He were present
today? Certainly it wouldn't something against the Throne of St:Peter !!!
6.The Supreme Court Verdict also has said against the throne of St: Thomas
in Kerala. Now only the Orthodox Church is saying about the throne of St:
Thomas. Not even the Mar Thoma church says anything about it. So in insisting
about the throne of St: Thomas are we for or against the Supreme Court. Or
is it that, we want the verdict the way we want it ? Isn't it another act
of cowardice and treachery?
7.The Supreme Court says about the status of Catholicose as the Head of Church
in India.Why are we not contended with it? Why should we want more? Why are
the bishops acting like blood hounds?
8.If we say against the Patriarch , we should then give back the seminary at
Thrikkunath, Aluva , for which the funding had a share from Syria also for
building it. Also give back the Kolenchery Hospital, the main architect and
the man behind it being our opposition leader Catholicose Thomas (former
Bishop Dionysius). They are not coming to catch hold of Parumala Church ,so
we better don't go to get their churches.
9.The Puthupally church problem was settled amicably when the Jacobite faction
withdrew seeing they don't have a majority. This act of Jacobites inspired
Mr. Oommen Chandy and he went and asked Catholicose for such compromise from
our part also which infuriated our church head. And he became an enemy of the
church. When a compromise solution is put, will the faithful become enemy of
the church. Even still Mr.Oommen Chandy hasn't denounced Orthodox Church. So
who is great,the faithful leading a Christian way or the Head rejecting the Christian way?
Courtesy : Malankara News (An Indian Orthodox Church internet magazine)
- Dear all
I could not open this controversial letter, Anybody can help in this regard
--- In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, Malankara Voice wrote:
> 1. Full Text of the controversial letter written by
> Rev.P C Yohannan Ramban (Pampady Dayara), questioning the
> integrity of Yuhanon Milithios (Trichur)
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