Dear Boney Kuriakose,
"""The Church issues are not between our fathers and
saints, but it
started with division between Mar Abdulla and Mar
St. Mary Orthodox/ St. George Orthodox churches,
There is no point in asking mr thomas p to elaborate
on the above. As usual, as is his style, he has
twisted the matter.
Here he hints that there was no point of disunity
between 'our fathers'(!!!) and the disunity in
malankara was due to the division between HH Mar
Abdulla the second and Abded Mesiah, the deposed
See how cleverly he has twisted the facts.
Its common knowledge that the disunity in malankara
after 1907 started only because of the lust for power
and money by vattaserri metrachen.
After the demise of malankara metran Pulikottil
thirumeni, vattaserri was selected as the malankara
metran.( with heavy reservations from konat malpan, C
J Kurian, Palambodom etc).
Now, as per the decisions of the Mulamthuruthy
association (the first malankara association duly
constituted by HH Peter the third) the Samudayam
properties were to be handled and looked after by the
Metropolitain trustee(malankara metran), the priest
trustee and the lay trustee.
All three were equal and nobody had any power over the
other as far as the case of Samudayam Properties were
But after vattaserri became the malankara metran, he
slowly started to side line the priest trustee (konat
malpan) and the lay trustee(C J Kurian)
Vattaserri started handling the Samudayam properties
as if it was his family fortune, without any regard to
the other two trustees.
Thus started the disunity in malankara.(Pl note that
HH Mar Abdulla or Abded Messiah was not involved).
So as far as the post of Malankara Metran was
concerned, there was total disunity in malankara, and
a section of the community started to think in terms
of having a new malankara metran.
When HH Mar Addulla came across the facts of disunity
in malankara, He ordered the priest trustee and the
lay trustee to look after the Samudayam
properties.This also in effect led to the selection of
a new malankara metran.
When it became clear to vattaserri that HH Mar Abdulla
wont support him, he went against the Patriarch.
This led to the formation of 'Bava Kashi' and 'Metran
After HH Mar Abdulla went back Vattaserri and P T
Gheevargheese(later Mar Evanious of Malankara Reeth)
started thinking of getting even with HH the Patriarch
and in effect with the other two trustees.
(( From this part iam quoting from the autobiography
of Mar evanious of Malankara reeth))
Vattaserri knew of the existence of Abded Messiah in
the Patriarchal Aramana(After being deposed, Abded
Messiah was leading a quiet life in Kurkuma Dayara.)
So he planned to some how get Abded Messiah to
malankara.(the integrity of Vattaserri can be measured
from this. He got ordained from HH Mar Abdulla, when
Abded Messiah was in kurkuma dayara, but still to get
even with his co trustees he went all out)
In this, vattaserri and P T gheevargheese got help
from a source in the Patriarchal Aramana. A teenager
who had left malankara to study suriyani was staying
in the aramana. By name 'chetalathungara ougen'.Hope
you know this person.
Abded messiah was 'transpoted' to malankara with the
help of this decon.
Its said that the catholicate was reinstated in
niranam church. But how??
Something had happened behind the closed doors of
niranam church.Nobody have witnessed it.
Here the words of Mar Evanious of Malankara Reeth
speaks for itself. Mar Evanious hints on the 'shady
underhand dealings' in niranam.
Anyway the 'reinstatement' of catholicate by Abded
Messiah made sure that there was no hope of any unity
in the community.
An issue, which till then was an issue between the
malankara metran and his cotrustees took an entirely
That was what exactly vattaserri wanted. To carve a
group of his own inside the community. And that group
has declared him a saint now.
In a nutshell, whatever this community have underwent
in the last 100 years is only because of the lust for
power and money of a single person.
Early in 1910's we should have given the Vattipanam(a
mere 3000 poovarahan)and its interest to vattaserri or
Atleast that would have saved this community from a
century of turmoil and loss of millions.
Baby Gleeson Zachariah
St George Jacobite Syrian Church
PS; If you are interested in knowing about that decon
in Patriarchal Aramana; He became a stouch supporter
of 'Bava Kashi', got ordained in 1921 for Kandanad(?)
as 'Ougen Mar Timotious'(by HH the Patriarch), ditched
the Holy See and the faithfull in 1942, left for
greener pastures, accepted HH the Patriarch in 58, and
in 64 got ordained as catholicos by the Patriarch and
in front of multitudes stood on his knees and recited
his allegience before the Holy See. He forgot about
this oath at a later stage.