Be Alert & Stand up
- Be Alert & Stand up
The Jacobite Syrian Church is facing a severe threat from IOC. This aggression is to be dealt seriously and cautiously. The reasons for aggression can be:
1. The Court cases are not delivering what they had expected
2. It seems next to impossible to bind the Jacobite Syrian Church with J1934 constitution
Every earnest believer must think of exposing the deception of IOC:
1. RTI Act provides ample opportunity for a petitioner/defendant in any case to request the Secretary of the IOC to provide information about the list of churches which participated in Association at Pathanumthitta. Who represented the churches under a particular diocese - - priest, lay members. Start from there to prove that the Association is fake and is not legally valid.
2. If the reply is that so many churches did not participate, start from there to establish that those churches did not have IOC vicar or office bearer and nobody represented. The General Body meeting and its decisions are going to make a big difference.
3. The legal battle must continue in a more systematic way. But, these repeated suggestions fall on deaf ears and later the churches will have to be surrendered or many faithful will have to become martyrs.
Celebrations of churches need not necessarily incorporate politicians / MLA / MP. They have their own agenda. Why project any MLA at all. Is the strength of the Church decided by the number of MLA/MP? As a church it will be wrong to take side with any political party. Sorry to see that Church leaders have strong party affiliations. Then, the Church will have to pay the price now or later. Probably this is what we were witnessing in the recent past.
Dr. Mani Rajan Cor-Episcopo
- Dear All,
This is time for us to unite and fight against this monster called IOC.
Methran kakshi is currently following a two way approach to capture Jacobite faction. We have to fight this with full force.
* Firstly they will try to get inside our Jacobite church and try somehow to install a Orthodox Priest. its capturing of Physical assets.
* Secondly, they feel once an orthodox Priest is installed, Jacobite believers will come and attend Orthodox Qurbana and slowly they will be come part of IOC. Here they believe that neutral members will join IOC once an Orthodox priest get inside a church.
First strategy of IOC should be resisted with court orders or with government mechanism or by insisting to maintain status quo in Jacobite Churches.
The second strategy of IOC should be resisted with tooth and nail, because this is the most important asset in any church. We should make sure there is no Neutral jacobite members in our Jacobite churches. At any point of time we should make sure our church will have only majority of Jacobites, no neutral members. The question is How to make neutral Jacobite members to hardcore jacobites? For doing this we should make the image of IOC as worst as Predator or a Monster or a Beast who comes from Kottayam to capture physical assets of our Church created by our fore-fathers. We should ask each and every member in church to join the resistance against this monster. People will definitely join as, because humans hates monsters. We should publicize among the parish members, about how IOC captured our churches in Muvattupuzha, Mannuthy, Thrikunnath and all, when the need arises in that particular church. KEFA, Youth assosiations, Anthokya Vishwasa Samrakshana Samithi should work closely with vanitha samajam in mass communicating among our parishners about the worst image of IOC. This can be easily executed as long as IOC keeps on raiding our churches. These raids should be showcased as a Predators move to capture our churches. This startegy worked well in Pazhamthottam when we shed blood for our belief, now in pazhamthottam there will be no neutral member. In Piravom we were able to showcase the predator image to IOC, when their catholica came from Kottayam with three bus full of Police to capture Piravom Church. If IOC raid our church, that parish should make sure, they rope in everyone to fight against the monster.
--- In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, Very Rev. Mani Rajan Cor-Episcopo wrote:
> Be Alert & Stand up
> The Jacobite Syrian Church is facing a severe threat from IOC. This aggression is to be dealt seriously and cautiously. The reasons for aggression can be: