- We are aware of the unfortunate dissension at St. Ephrem s Syrian Orthodox Church during the past 3 years. We have seen outbursts from one side such as theMessage 1 of 3350 , Jan 30, 2006View SourceWe are aware of the unfortunate dissension at St. Ephrem's Syrian
Orthodox Church during the past 3 years. We have seen outbursts from
one side such as the HIS-Storians of Orthodox Faction of Malankara
cites in their forum earlier. We had understood that a settlement
was being negotiated. Perhaps the negotiation has entered a
stalemate and one party appears to be posturing against the
hierarchy through messages on the internet. The Western Archdiocese
has several parishes. This schism is limited to this parish only
(Our information is that about 25 families--108 members in all-
voted for the secession, despite tall claims on the internet.) It
remains to be seen how many faithful will actually leave the Church.
We hope that those contemplating "independence under no religious
authority" will come to their senses soon.
While Satan revels in his temporary victory, These Orthodox faction
HIS-Storians and their ilk are welcome to revel along. In fact, as
is their habit, we expect them to fish in troubled waters (yes, we
are referring to the events of 1912 when they took advantage of an
unfortunate situation in the Patriarchate). We know of earlier
contacts between the Orthodox faction leadership and the dissident
group's priest which didn't go too far because of unanimous
opposition within the group.
It is at the same time that one of the senior bishop boasted at the
Kottayam Cheriyapally that he could consecrate a Patriarch at
Damascus if only he got a word of approval from his leadership.
Published in the interest of innocent believers to avoid get
confused by the Satanic activates
In Our Lord�s Love
- Dear Sir, Thanks for the reply and I appreciate that. Nevertheless, I would like to point out few things for your information and kind consideration. (1) Yes,Message 3350 of 3350 , Mar 8 9:35 PMView SourceDear Sir,Thanks for the reply and I appreciate that. Nevertheless, I would like to point out few things for your information and kind consideration.(1) Yes, It is noticed that the calendar is made by Samajam, but let me reiterate its a Church Calendar. I had pointed out this to Mr. Daniel, who made this a year back, but unfortunately I got the reply that this is to be used for Saudi Arabia. I don't think any one in Saudi Arabia use Church Calendar in their offices. Further, if its for Saudi Arabia, that shpuld be with Samajam members and wellwishers, it should not appear in jacobite online's website. Am I making sense?(2) Even our local church calendar in Kerala often makes this mistakes, as they put these dates in Calendars, I believe. How can we justify that, if so.(3) Communal harmony is well and good, but that should not get in to a level which dilutes the basic faith (when I say faith means, its Christian Faith, not church/ community) we adhere to.As a person, I'm so weak and cannot take it to higher hierarchy, but you can.Once again thanks for your reply and I hope my points are clear to you now.RegardsShibu MATHEWID number is 4595
On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 8:47 PM, Shibu Mathew <shibmat@...> wrote: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 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.