Dear Thomas P,
May I ask, according to your interpretation and theory,
He stood in their midst and said: ''peace be with you. As the father
has sent me, even so I send you. And when he had said this, he breathed
on them, and said to them, receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the
sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any they are
retained'' John 20:21 and 22). He thus ordained them priests, as we are
taught by our fathers the saints. Likewise, he ordained them bishops when''
He took them out as far as Bethany, and he lifted up his hands and blessed
them. While he blessed them, he parted from them and went up to heaven"
(Luke 24: 51 and 52)."
the priests also should be equal to St.Peter not only the Holy Catholicose
of Devalokam who is seeking shooting orders (police protection) of the
syrian orthodox christians in Kerala . You may at least agree that The
patriarch has the power to ordain a Bishop, and he also has the authority to
Your own quote
If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins
of any they are retained'' John 20:21 and 22).
If that is the case, One simple thing which I have difficulty in
comprehensing is How is one American Bishop Mor Nicholovose performing
priestly duties...If he can do it then isn't the whole IOC church
organization propagating FRAUD. Besides, In the name of PEACE AND UNITY
the IOC HOLY FATHER is seeking court orders to shoot down Syrian Orthodox
christians in Kerala. My understanding is the Goverment of Kerala, and the
High Court of that state has refused to oblige to his wishes. Now he is
seeking the same from New Delhi. If this is not persecution, what is
I don't think this a fight for St.Thomas so that St.Thomas will have equal
authority to that of St.Peter.