- THE SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN INDIA AND ITS APOSTOLIC FAITH - PART 9 HH Moran Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem I Mar Aprem Severios Metrapolitan of Beirut LebanonMessage 1 of 3349 , Nov 23, 2004View SourceTHE SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN INDIA AND ITS APOSTOLIC FAITH - PART 9
HH Moran Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem I
Mar Aprem Severios Metrapolitan of Beirut Lebanon Arch- Diocese was elected unanimously by the Holy Synod as the illustrious predecessor on 16th Makarom 1933 and the Installation was on the 30th of the same month.
While going through the ancient, manuscripts at the Patriarchate in Homs, Syria, the Holy Father learnt that inside the main altar of the St Mary's church at Homs, the holy girdle used by the mother of god was preserved. It was taken out and its antiquity was certified by eminent archeologists and scholars after minute tests.
The Catholicos Mor Baselios Geevarghese II along with the patriarchal delegate Mor Julios presented before the Patriarch and on 21st September it was decided that autonomy under the Catholicos would be granted to Malankara and also that the consecration by Mar Abdul Massih was invalid. To be brief the peace talks failed. The Holy Father by His Kalpana of 27 Kanni, 1934 informed the Malankara Church the decisions taken by the Holy Synod.
Church History written by Most Rev Malankara Malpan Dr Kanyamparambil Achen.
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- Hello, It has been noticed for the past couple of years hat the Church Calendar highlights the Hijra dates along with the Gregorian date. Basically there isMessage 3349 of 3349 , Mar 1 9:47 AMView SourceHello,
It has been noticed for the past couple of years hat the Church Calendar highlights the 'Hijra' dates along with the Gregorian date. Basically there is nothing harmful in first shot, but there is a damage behind that.Hijra year is basically the year Muslims calculate as the year when they received Quran to them. My question, Are we Christians accept and acknowledge the same?St. Pauls says to Galatians 1: 9 "As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."Keeping this in mind; how do we highlight Hijri year? Let normal calendar carry it for business reasons, but Church Calendar shall not...Please express yourself with comments....Rgds
Shibu MATHEWID number is 4595---------------------From the desk of moderatorsThis calender was prepared and distributed by our congregation (SAMJAM) in Saudi Arabia. For their own reasons they included the "Hijra" dates.