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Re: JSC Association Membership to Outside India Churches

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  • Chevalier Advocate P J Philip
    DEAR ALL, 1. PLEASE DO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS NO AUTOMATIC MEMBERSHIP IN THE JACOBITE SYRIAN CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION.450 PARISH CHURCHES OPTED OUT OF THE
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 8, 2004
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      DEAR ALL,

      1. PLEASE DO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS NO AUTOMATIC MEMBERSHIP IN THE JACOBITE SYRIAN CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION.450 PARISH CHURCHES OPTED OUT OF THE MALANKARA ASSOCIATION AND ASSOCIATED THEMSELVES TO THE JACOBITE SYRIAN CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION BY TAKING DECISIONS IN A DULY CONSTITUTED PARISH POTHUYOGAM.

      2. IT IS FOR THE CONCERNED PARISH CHURCHES TO HOLD THEIR PARISH GENERAL BODY MEETING, ACCEPT AND ADOPT THE CONSTITUTION OF THE JACOBITE SYRIAN CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION. THEY WILL THEN HAVE TO ELECT THEIR REPRESENTATIVES TO ATTEND MEETINGS OF THE SAID ASSOCIATION. THEREAFTER, IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO CONTACT THE JACOBITE SYRIAN CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION FORMALY AND CONVEY THE DECISION TAKEN BY THE CONCERENED PARISH. THIS WAS THE PROCEDURE FOLLOWED BY CHURCHES WHICH WERE IN EXISTENCE FOR MORE THAN 1000 YEARS IN KERALA.

      3.THE PROCEDURE WILL CERTAINLY HAVE TO BE FOLLOWED BY CHURCHES OUTSIDE KERALA INDIA ALSO. NONE OF THE BISHOPS OF JACOBITE CHURCH HAVE INVITED ANY PARISH CHURCH TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE JACOBITE SYRIAN CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION AND THERE CAN BE NO EXCEPTION IN THE MATTER OF THE CHURCHES OUTSIDE INDIA ALSO.

      4. IT IS UPTO THE PARISH CHURCHES TO DECIDE TO JOIN THE ASSOCIATION.

      CHEVALIER, ADVOCATE P J PHILIP, ERNAKULAM
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