- Dear all,
We see some people in the IO forum, referring to the followers of the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church as dissidents.
Who are the dissidents?
Those who retain their identity or those who had to take a new name?
From when was the church known as Orthodox Syrian church. It had to make corrections even in the prayer books written by their fathers. Even the book written by Vattaserril thirumeni had to be corrected by his children whereever the name of the church is mentioned.
It is good to remember that the malankara association was registered just a few decades before the ‘puthencruz society’. If the Jacobite church is a new church formed in 2002, it will not be wrong to say that the church of the (original+dissidents) began in 1912.
Making peace with the group with acute wishfull dependence on 1934, not particularly proud of its history of 4 centuries under ‘foreign rule’, and positioning itself as the original church- orthodox at that, the rightful owner of all parishes with or without their original owners as per 1934, will be a challenge to even saints.