A GREAT ST RUGGLE – R EPEAT OF H ISTORY (18 00’s – 201 1)
- A GREAT STRUGGLE – REPEAT OF HISTORY (1800’s – 2011)
Kolencherry Church – Changanasserry Church - Alleppy Church
This is a time when the Syrian Orthodox Jacobites who are a vast majority in the Kolencherry church struggles to retain their rights over this 7th century Church inspite of great threats. Anyhow this is not the first time any Church is facing such a situation.
The extract from the book “Indian Church of St. Thomas” by E M Philip,
published in early 1900’s shows how the Roman Catholic faithful including men & women defended their Church at Changanasserry and Alleppy from the onslaught of mighty British forces who tried to take it from them claiming that these were once the chapels of the Church at Niranam.
I think now the history in a way is being repeated, though the communities affected and the place are different. Anyhow this must be great motivation to all of us, particularly the faithful of the Kolecherry Church who are struggling to retain their rights over this Church built by their ancestors.