Re: Adding the name of saints in Diptychs
> From the desk of the moderatorSuvissham Aruyichu Mesihayil Namme Janippicha Nummude Kaval pithav
> Our (Jacobite) draft at first was' Bharathathil Karthavinte
Mor Thoma Sleehayem'.
>The above was my understanding. Thanks for explaining the recent changes, which looks same as the form used in the other faction.
> The words used by HH in his Encyclical # E 265/87 in 1987
> contains no hidden meaning. The only inconvenience was the length. It
> has now been amended to "Nammude Kaval Pithav Mor Thoma Sleehayeum
> Njangal Orkkunnu" to make it brief with the permission of the Holy
> Synod, "St.Thomas, our Patron Saint" in English, and there again
> there is nothing hidden. When you say THOMASLEEHA where does the
> challenge occur to his APOSTOLATE, which is much above than the
> The former was first drafted and proposed by Perumpilly Thirumeni
> and was annexed in the Encyclical of Aboon Mor Baselious Paulose II.
> The present form was the only one used in the official Qurbanakramam
> with imprimatur of Paulose II Bava and published from Seminary.
> Moreover how can St. Thomas be "The Apostle of India" as Mr. Thomas
> P says! He was the apostle of the East from Edessa to far East. The
> IOC version is historically and geographically not faithful to the
> apostolic times.
> In IOC version St. Thomas is not remembered as "The Apostil of
> India" as Mr. Thomas Claim, but it is remembered only as "Our
> Father", please see the link
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