Re: [SOCM-FORUM] Re: An open letter from Jacob V Joshua on the latest developments in the Malankara Church
Names can sometimes be very misleading !! Is "Marthoma "
church-the orginal church established by St.Thomas.(Marthoma)?
Many"innocent" people seem to think so.!! If the pride of
The Indian Orthodox Church is just the "Indianness" in it,
then what can be said of the patiotism of the members of this
community living abroad ? (Kerala Orthodox Church is more apt for
us who can never accept just any Indian into it )
It is important to understand here that the feeling of patriotism
is entirely different from the"' show of patriotism"(like politicians).
There are people-fanatic politiciaans like late Mr. Lohia who felt
that conversing in the national language is very necessary to be patriotic.
In my younger days there was a Vanchi geetham (in praise of the king of
Travancore).This song I loved those days (I should say )..
Does this imply any unfaithfllness to my dear country ? If I love
malayalam/english and sincerly serve country at border but is against
Hindi imposition I am less patriotic. ? So by calling the orginal
christains,of Kerala who were under the Patriarch of Antioh and
all the East,by the name"Indian Orthodox people'' and also saying
you are proud since theword Indian is added, is only cheap
'show of patriotism' . It is gimmick intended for these innocent,
gullible sheep like us.. It is like being in PMO ,office and selling
military secrets to Pakistan and claim to be patriotic and recieve
at Padmashree.. If your idea is to distingush the church established
in in 1912 by MM,Vattseril metran etc by calling it Indian Orthodox church
and rest of us have to be proud of that I will recommend the appropriate
name is MM orthodox church.
---- Original Message -----
From: "thomas_pa1" <thomas_pa1@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 2:59 AM
Subject: [SOCM-FORUM] Re: An open letter from Jacob V Joshua on the latest
developments in the Malankara Church
> Since this is an open letter, I have few quesions:
> - Is Indian Orthodox a really bad word? A church can be called by many
- My condolences to the bereaved family and prayers for the departed, Fr John
>From: "Thomas Daniel"_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [SOCM-FORUM] Sudden demise of my niece
>Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 08:26:08 +0000
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