Re: Holy Catholicose !
- But Catholicos also said other things. Why don't we stress those?
We only stress the bad this we perceive in other party and try to say
that we are better than the other party. Consideting that both parties
constitute humans, we need to understand the the ambitions of both
sides and come up with a negotiation. Egypt claimed ownership of
sinai. Isreal wanted control over Sinai, not for enjoying the
ownership, but to act as a buffer zone. The solution reached - Egypt
owns Sinai and an international peace keepers deployed there.
Do we clearly know our own interests? Malankara Metran wants to ensure
the unity of Malankara Church, unity of our people and families. There
is nothing wrong in it. At the same time Malankara Metran said in
Cochin that maintaining the strong unity with Anthioc equally
What is clearly the interest of Sinu about Malankara Church?
We Orthodox Christians do not believe in the infallibility of a bishop or
head of the Synod. We believe in
human limitations. But it is the responsibility of Malankara Metran to
ensure unity of the parishes in Malankara, though all our parishes are
rules by the parish general body. Every community need administrative
setup. Freedom of parish doesn't mean an uncontrolled state. There
has to be some mechanism to ensure the integrity of Malankara Church.
We forget certain realities overtaken by some emotions. We cannot just
say that Patriarch or Catholicos is always wrong. Only Christ is
infallible and His advice is unity of the body, the Church. Apostlolic
Canons retained this by saying that Church in a nation should remain
united. What is the meaning of ecumenism if what Christians keep in
mind is anger, jealousy and destruction of eath other through
--- In SOCM-FORUM@y..., "nithinpjohn" wrote:
> Catholicose, Baselious Mathews II, holy by himself, was shouting in
> the crowd at Cochin, 'if any body wants to go and make new church
> do that but leave the churches and properties'.From this statement
> what we understand, about the Holy Catholicose? .He is not
- Dear SOCM forum members,
According to the "Mangalm Daily", the declaration of
ordination of Mor Dionysius Thomas as Catholicose of
Malankara Jacobite Church is going to be on 28th Friday.
Mor Divanyisos and Mor Gregarious are in Damascus. And the
Church trusty Mr. T. George returned to Kerala.
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