Re: Pampady Thirumeni
> Now regarding the Independence craze, it is not going to reach anend. Now Catholicose groups want Independent Indian Church. You
already know that the Independence cry started in USA. Many of USA
members of so called Independent Church started to ask, "Why we have
to be controlled by Devalokam?" If some one from North India started
asking same, then the present Catholicose Group leaders can't deny it.
> Thomas DanielMalankara churches throughout the world are under the Malankara
Holy Synod and there is no independence movement. They are all
going to participate in the upcoming Malankara Associaton.
What is the status of Knanaya church, Malankara archdiocese of
America and Canada etc.? In my understanding they are now seperated
(Independent) of Malankara. This is also one form of independence.
This kind of independence (removing Malankara dependency) will not
help the younger generation much. We need to teach young people that
we are Indians with a distict civilization. It is because of this
civilization that we follow the same life style in family life like
people of other religions in India. Thus the value system is based
on Indian civilization. For this reason alone, Malankara Orthodox
parents in America want to teach Indian traditions to young people.
All most all parishes are planning to participate in the upcoming
association. Is Bava forcing parishes to particpate. No, it is the
parish general body deciding whether to participate of not. Let us
work for unity in our church and maintain our distinct identity as
ancient christians of India.