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881The three-days Episcopal Holy Synod concluded on Wednesday, 23rd May 20

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  • Thomas Daniel
    May 24 10:17 AM
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      The three-days Episcopal Holy Synod concluded on Wednesday, 23rd May
      2007.

      The Jacobite Church Episcopal Synod yesterday welcomed the mediation
      efforts of Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia, the General Secretary of World
      Council of Churches, in the Malankara Church dispute. It also
      welcomed the peace initiatives of the Kerala Government and hoped
      for a just solution to the century old dispute through peaceful
      negotiations.

      The Holy Episcopal Synod authorized a sub-committee comprising its
      Secretary H.E. Joseph Mor Gregorios, H.E. Thomas Mor Themotheos, H.
      E. Mathews Mor Ivanios , Church Lay Secretary Thambu George Thukalan
      and Lay Trustee George Mathew Thekkethalakkal, for conducting
      necessary negotiations, whenever it is required.

      The Holy Synod also took the following decisions:

      1- Each and every parish should keep aside 10% of its income for
      charitable activities.

      2- A sub-committee is formed to implement uniformity in the
      liturgies in the Church.

      3- A commission is formed to study and report its recommendations
      for the formation of Idukki diocese.

      4- H. E. Dr. Joseph Mor Gregorios is re-selected as the Holy
      Episcopal Synod Secretary.

      5- To make necessary arrangements for the proposed visit of H.H.
      Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch & All the East
      in 2008, and to conduct the Golden Jubilee of priesthood of the
      Catholicose H.B. Aboon Mor Baselius Thomas I, during HH's visit.

      The three-days Episcopal Synod and Metropolitan retreat conducted at
      Puthencruz Patriarchal Centre, concluded on Wednesday, 23rd May.

      Seventeen Metropolitans of the Jacobite Church participated in the
      Holy Synod.

      SOCM News Bureau - Kochi