Re: Thrikkunnathu Church - Let's pray for its opening
- --- In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, Koshy George wrote:
>Dear Koshy, When you go home, do you really attend liturgy at
> Koshy George, Baroda
> Thumpamon Valiyapally.
Thumpamon Valiyapalli? I am happy if you attend (not because Orthodox
faction get one more member, but to learn that you are keeping the
spirit of unity), but would you tell me sincerely if you attend?
Once I went to Manjinikkara riding few kms in my cycle. There, a
chevalier asked me some tricky questions. He thought I am anti-
Orthodox faction. I am neither anti-Orthodox, not anti-Jacobite, but
it is a previlege to be part of the Orthodox confession, which I
think is most important compared with petty issues and claims of
perfection. What is the foundation of the Church? It is not a piece
of Rock or throne or supreme rule of any human, but the faith kept by
the people. Though fanaticism is not good, I think a temporary
solution is to shift the fanaticism from other issues to a fanaticism
about Orthodoxy, which can help in developing a common goal.
St. Mary Orthodox Church/St. George Orthodox Church, Thumpamon