Re: Ethiopian Orthodox Church
- When Patriarch Abune Theophilos constructed the largest
church in Addis Abeba, he dedicated one of the Holy Altars
in the name of St. Thomas for the Indian Church. Christian
love is not about authorities, who is above whom in authority.
Years later, Catholica Bava (Malankara Church) sent a letter
to all parishes to collect materials to send to Ethiopia in
a ship to help them during the famine. Christian love is
about helping each other in need, it is not about superiority
of just one church.
- Dear Thomas,
You have quoted History.Why we go to the history of some other place.Our
history is that the church was under Partiarch of Antioh
and east from the begining.No other group was there in Kerala till Portugese
came.All were following the Syriac litergy and rites.
The books burned by the bishop Menzes were our syriac pryer books and
Or leave very old history.Can we believe the saint of Kerala,Parumala
Thirumeni,who wanted us to be loyal to Patriarch.He cannot be partially
wrong in that aspect.
If present,Bava is a great person ,as you say why can't he go for a give
and take policy.?Why he is after Jacobite group?He is a Holy man
and supposed to pardon seventy times.But actions show hollowness instead of
Holiness.He sent a parallel priest to Manarkadchurch to establish the
kingdom of God?
Or he is listening to Satan who says he can rule the whole world.(Atleast
jacobites) if he listen to him..
I know about him from days he was the Metropolitan of Kollam. He tried
occupy one church by entering,through the window.Incase of doubt
check with him.Otherwise I will give more deatils. That definitely was not
praying.!!Incommon mans dictionary it is greed!
When christs disciples quarelled for seniority and positions,He scolded
them.The yerning for positions in the world at any rate
is not what christ taught.In the early centuries this work of -percecuting
fellow christians,was with Pope!Now the work is handed over to
Kottayam Catholicose.Now Pope is going around and apolagising.!!
When Partiarch was at Kerala during Kananaya Metropolitans Powrohithya
Jubilee,many leading figures tried to bring catholicos
atleast for a tea together with Patriarch to sort out matters..The Orthodox
leadership was not ready for that.(There is many witness to it.)
That is their Christian spirit.
Now they go around talking about peace,eccuminism etc.But can not amicably
settle things with their own brothers.They go around importing Great
Bishops/Archbishop and Partiarchs from Kazakistan,Unzbekkistan
and God knows from where all, but can not accept their own high priest
(whom the supreme court confirms and
they themselves accept in the costitution.)
This double standard.You cannot serve God and Mamon together
- Original Message -----
From: "thomas_pa1" <thomas_pa1@...>
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 9:08 PM
Subject: [SOCM-FORUM] Re: Ethiopian Orthodox Church
> When Patriarch Abune Theophilos constructed the largest
> church in Addis Abeba, he dedicated one of the Holy Altars
> in the name of St. Thomas for the Indian Church.
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