SABHA CHARITHRAM PART 8
- THE SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN INDIA AND ITS APOSTOLIC FAITH - PART 8
Last days of Vattasseril Dionysius
He had been the foremost in his generation- well versed in theology and doctrine of the Church. `Matha Sangath'i (articles of faith) though a booklet written by him while he was still a Malpan at the Seminary excels all the elaborate treatise of others � nay his book is the foundation of all subsequent compilations on faith.
Note: unfortunately that booklet available was tampered with and now only a doctored version is available today!!.
He was one among the most eminent scholars the Malankara church ever had and the Church expected from him great things, BUT�!! The internal skirmishes and split begun at the commencement of his rule lasted unto his day and its unhappy consequences shroud the atmosphere even to this day!!.
Had Vattasseril Dionysius utilized his intelligence, erudition and ability for the spiritual progress of the Church, the church might have surpassed the stature of all other churches in Malankara. His admirers hail him as `Malankara Sabha Bhasuran'. Let us leave that Judgment to GOD!!. He passed away at the Old Seminary, Kottayam
Church History written by Most Rev Malankara Malpan Dr Kanyamparambil Achen.
St George Simhasana Church, Tiruvalla
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