Quintessence of Religious Doctrine (Mathopadesa Sarangal) released
"Quintessence of Religious Doctrine" (The English translation
of 'Mathopadesa Sarangal', written by Mor Dionysuis Geevarghese
Vattasseril), is released on 14 February 2007 by H.G Thomas Mor
Themotheos of Kottayam Diocese and H.G Dr. Geevarghese Mor Koorilos
of Niranom diocese, at St. Joseph's Cathedral,Kottayam.
The book was released by presenting the first copy of it to Mor
Koorilos by Mor Themotheos, in the presence of around 50
distinguished personalities and invited guests.
Very Rev. Kuriakose Corepicopa Kizhakkadathu, the Kottayam Diocesan
Secretary, gave the welcome speech. Mor Thimotheos delivered
presidential address and released the book. The translator Prof. O.M
Mathew introduced the book to the press and guests.
Mor Koorilos, Rev. Fr. V M Geevarghese Kallooparampil - the senior
priest of Kottayam diocese, Rev. Fr. Jojo from Kaldaya Syrian
Church, Rev. Fr. Cherian Kottayil and Rev. Dr. Samuel Geevarghese -
Secretary of the Bible society of Kerala auxiliary, delivered the
Mr. Bibby Abraham, Chief Editor of Viswasa Samrakshakan, proposed
the Vote of thanks.
"SOCMNet.org" is represented by one of the SOCM Forum Moderator Mr.
John Philip Kottaparambil, and an esteemed member Chevalier Daniel
K.J from Doha, Qatar.
'Mathopadesa Sarangal' originally written in Malayalam by Mor
Dionysuis Geevarghese Vattasseril is a comprehensive and summarized
formulation of the essence of the Syrian Orthodox Theology, based on
the works of the Church Fathers like Mor Gregorios Bar Ebroyo. This
great work was prepared and published by the author while he was
Malankara Malpan of the undivided Malankara Church. Until 1964, this
book was reprinted in its unaltered form, but later the faction
separated from the Syrian Orthodox Church started reprinting it with
alterations to suit their new theology. It is our earnest desire and
made efforts to make this book available in its original form, and
is translated into English by a well-known scholar Prof. O.M. Mathew
Oruvattithara. He has translated the original work with much
precision and originality. Also, he has appended to each theme a
commentary to explain the content and the original formulation of
the author. Prof. Mathew has done a commendable work in his perfect
translation, as well as his enriching commentary. This book will
undoubtedly be a valuable resource material for all scholars of the
faith and doctrines of the Syrian Orthodox Church.
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We would like to acknowledge the generous support and patronage we
received from the forum members.
We dedicate this book to the glory of God and for the edification of
the Church at large.
In the service of our Lord,
For and on behalf of
Mor Adai Study Center / SOCMNet.org
Kuriakose Corepiscopa Moolayil / Thomas Daniel (Reji)