--- In SOCM-FORUM@y..., "Daniel Thomas" <daniel_reji@h...> wrote:
> Dear Members
> I am loyal to Holy throne of Antioch for above reasons. Syrian
> no doubt trustworthy and through sacrifice & Christ's love they have
> us by coming to poverty stuck India from Land of MILK and HONEY, and
> have seen footsteps of Christ, we believe by seeing some of us, but
> all Biblical sites daily hence their faith should be little more,
> that's why Parumala Thirumeni asked us to visit these sites to
> faith at least by seeing.
Poverty stuck India!! Is that the general image you Western/
Middle-Eastern Semitic people have about India??
By the immense blessing of God, India from ancient times was
a land rich in MILK, honey and spices. Middle eastern merchants
came from their arrid lands to take these from India. Cows are
abundant in India. Almost every home (including Christians)
owns atleast one cow. How many Syrians owns a cow? or do they
drink camel milk?? We consider it a blessing that we have
enough food in our land (infact excess wheat and milk).
Please don't get too emotional. No Eastern Orthodox Church or
Oriental Orthodox (except the Syriac Orthodox which removed
itself from Oriental Orthodox communion because of communion
with Roman Catholics based on Petrine Supremacy theory) believes
in Petrine Supremacy. In ancient writings the name of
Syrian Patriarch is second only to that of Coptic Patriarch
of Alexandria (the great defenders of Orthodox faith). The
Syrian Church got the Orthodox faith from Alexandria. St. Jacob
Burdana was ordained by an Alexandrian Patriarch. Thus the
broken lineage of Anthioc was reinstated. Armenian Church
was founded by St. Andrew, The Church of Constantinople was
founded by St. Barthalomew. Similarly the Coptic Church
was founded by St. Mark. All of these are true Christians
acts. Their is no ethnic pride or arguments of Superiority
here. Only the Syrian Church following Roman Catholic line
of thinking preaches these false teachings against ignorant
Indian Christians. This is NOT Christian in any way!
Regarding liturgy, it is not proprietary intellectual property
of a Church. Only the highly racial and ethnic "modern" Syrian
church believes in this un-Christian way. The Ethiopian Liturgy
is from the Alexandrian Coptic Church. Yet the Patriarchs of
Alexandria does not claim any intellectual superiority over
> 1000s martyrs of Syrian church are there
> died for their belief, can U show me 1 malayali Malankara Orthodox
> martyr, NEVER U will find. Then why should I join subversion against
> Throne Of Antioch. What Malankara bishop's party has its own apart
> it has acquired from Patriarchs, not even 1 Prayer or saint or
> or dress. Slight differences are deliberately made now.
The dress used by Syrian bishops originates from Alexandria.
The head cover with 13 crosses it was traditionally used by
Egyptian dessert fathers. Ancient Syrian attire was more close
to modern Assyrian attire. Observe the Icons/image of St. Issac the
Syrian, Canayi Thoma etc.
Can you answer who murdered the secretary of Vattasheril Thirumeni?
Please don't pretent to be clean people. Is is not very difficult
to understand the desire of bishop Divannasios and the people
who support him. Please be realistic. There is no need to give
any importance to Syrian Patriarch because he is not Orthodox.
Instead, follow the path of the Alexandrian Patriarch. This is
an advice to you as a Malankara brother belonging to the same