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HIGH RANKING COMMITTEE ON ISSUES OF TRUE FAITH

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  • Babu Maracheril
    Dear Members In the name of Secularism, we cannot perform all our national programs - Onam, Vishu, Pooja, Dasserah and most of the national festivals �����
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 7, 2003
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      Dear Members

      In the name of Secularism, we cannot perform all our national
      programs - Onam, Vishu, Pooja, Dasserah and most of the national
      festivals � Idol worship is very visible. � Yesterday�s Deepika.com
      reported the Vidyarambham at the Kangarappady St: George Jacobite
      Church and also the Cheraman Masjid of Kodungalloor performing
      the same.

      Seeking the blessing of a priest is not wrong � but to insist
      Vidyarambham or any auspicious functions on a particular date
      and a particular hour � its absolutely wrong.

      Why don't we discuss about this matter positively ?

      May I suggest that Our Church should have a high ranking religious
      committee ( similar to the Muslim Fatwah Committee ) to discuss
      and issue directives on the issues true faith of our church ?
      It is not fair for the common people to say any opinion about
      matters of the true faith and it was never a practice of our
      Church for ages.

      We are performing this on almost all Sundays in our Older Churches
      - I have seen a ceremony called "Ezhithiniruthu" - The Priest in
      Charge will help the child to start his academic study at the
      church after the Holy Mass - this is conducted on almost all
      Sundays - especially in the new school year period. I don�t think
      it is a wrong practice � on the other hand we sow a seed in the
      heart of the child that everything should be started in the name
      of God. The only thing is that we should not restrict these
      auspicious functions according to any Hindu calendars.

      When Bible, especially the Epistles of St: Paul very specifically
      tell that a Christian should not go to any sort of sorceries or
      performers of black magic, palmistry, fortune tellers, or those
      who fix good dates and times ( many of our people still follow
      Raahu kaalam for marriages and house warming)

      The Holy Church have to become bolder in issuing instructions
      against all these. We feel that it is better to educate our
      people in the light of Holy Bible than to issue ban orders.

      Dear members � please come up with constructive criticism

      In the Everlasting Love of our Lord
      Yours truly,
      Babu Maracheril
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