Dear SOCM Moderators,
The following message posted in your forum was brought
to our attention. Since it contained inaccurate statements
you the Moderators made about us, we would like to
respond. Kindly publish this message on your forum to
clarify our position.
We get many letters on various topics from our
readers. Some members request answers from our Bishops. (Not all
our Bishops are on our mailing list; still we try our best to
The answers for genuine questions.) Some of those
questions at times need personal response from authorities or
persons involved. Recently we got a letter from Ms. Lincy
requesting clarification of our Church's stand. We felt Mar
Nicholovos could answer her, and we contacted Thirumeni. HG was
Gracious enough to answer any questions, and we provided
Thirumeni's e-mail id and requested her to contact Thirumeni
However, we did not get any intimation from Lincy
after the response from Nicholovas Thirumeni. Our
first knowledge of the response from Nicholovas
Thirumeni was after the message on your forum.
Our intention was sincere when we tried our best to
get Ms. Lincy's questions answered by the right individual. We
are puzzled by your statement implying that Ms. Lincy wrote to
you that we refused to publish Thirumeni's response, which we
never got from her. Had we got her request to publish a private
response she got from another person, we would not have
published it anyway, since it is unethical to publish a private
correspondence in a public forum without that person's consent.
We will be grateful if you could check the facts with us in the
future before you make inaccurate statements about our forum. We
believe that you want to publish the truth. Kindly let us know
if you have any questions on this matter. Thank you in advance
for publishing this clarification.
In Christian Fellowship
Indian (Christian) Orthodox Network (ICON)
> SOCM Moderators wrote:
> > ==================================================
> > From the Desk of the Moderators
> > Following is an email exchange between Ms. Lincy
> > Thomas and Mor Nicholovos
> > Thirumeni of IOC (excommunicated Bishop of
> > Syriac Orthodox Church).
> > Ms. Lincy is identified as a member of St.
> > Orthodox Church, Madras.
> > She wished to post this in Indian Orthodox Forum
> > was declined by the forum
> > moderators and thus she forwarded it to the
> > SOCM-Forum. We are publishing it in
> > the public interest with our comments (Foot Note)
> > along with the Excommunication
> > encyclical from HH.
> > A letter to Mor Nicholovos
> > Dear Thirumeni -
> > I am really thankfull that you decided to help me
> > clear my questions. ....
From the desk of moderators-SOCM:
Dear Brothers in Christ,
Thank you for clarifying your stand and the mail to SOCM forum.
We didn't intend to say that Indian Orthodox Church forum declined to
publish Nicholovas Thirumeni's message, but we mentioned that Lincy's
original message was declined by the Indian Orthodox Church moderators.
We have received a mail from Ms. Lincy Thomas showing that one Ms. Sumam
Thomas, identified as Indian Orthodox Church forum moderator, declined
to publish her message. If you require the copy of it we will be happy
to forward it to you.
We apologise, if our message sounded like, declining to publish Nicholovas
Thirumeni's message by Indian Orthodox Church moderators. We were mentioning
about Lincy's original message not publishing in the Indian Orthodox Forum
and not about Nicholovas Thirumeni's message.
We have the copy of Ms Lincy's e mail as a proof if you want us to forward
it to you or publish it in the forum. We request you to kindly avoid twisting
If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact
us at SOCM-FORUMfirstname.lastname@example.org
In Our Lords Love,