Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Calls for Peace & Reconciliation in Malankara

by Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE on May 23, 2018

in Featured, Featured News, News

His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch and All East on the Apostolic Throne of St Peter – Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II – Catholicos of the East & Metropolitan of Malankara on the Apostolic Throne of St Thomas – Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church, His Beatitude Baselios Thomas I – Catholicos & Maphriyano -Metropolitan Trustee of the Syriac Orthodox Church in India.

His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch and All East on the Apostolic Throne of St Peter – Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II – Catholicos of the East & Metropolitan of Malankara on the Apostolic Throne of St Thomas – Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church, His Beatitude Baselios Thomas I – Catholicos & Maphriyano -Metropolitan Trustee of the Syriac Orthodox Church in India.

OCP News Service – 23/5/18

“I will do all I can to achieve peace based on respect, dignity and mutual acceptance” – Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II.

Kerala- India: His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II has called for peace and reconciliation between the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church and the Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church of India. Patriarch urged peace and understanding between two parties in Malankara during the second apostolic visit to India.

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Meets Chief Minister of Kerala

An official letter of invitation for talks was sent to Catholicos Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II- Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church. The Patriarch expressed his deep desire for lasting peace in Malankara during the press conference.

The Primate of the Universal Syriac met Kerala Chief Minister Sri. Pinarayi Vijayan. The Primate will also meet Indian President and Prime Minister in New Delhi.

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch Arrives in Malankara

Source:
OCP News Service

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OOMMEN PANICKER May 24, 2018 at 6:41 am

WITH DUE RESPECT TO THE PATRIARCH OF ANTIOCH, I GOT A QUESTION TO HIS HOLINESS APREM II , THAT IF YOU STILL BELIEVE THAT THE INDIAN COURT RULINGS AND JUDGEMENTS CANNOT BRING IN PERMANENT PEACE IN MALANKARA CHURCH DISPUTES, THEN WHY THE JACOBITE CHURCH FACTION IN KERALA, OWING ALLEGENCE TO YOUR HOLINESS, FOUGHT UP TO THE LEVEL THAT OF HON. SUPREME COURT OF INDIA FOR ALMOST A CENTURY, AFTER SPENDING HUNDREDS OF CRORES OF INDIAN MONEY? AND ONLY AFTER TASTING A HUMILIATING DEFEAT AT THE HON. SUPREME COURT OF INDIA, YOUR HOLINESS AND YOUR JACOBITE CHURCH GROUP IN KERALA , HAVE HAD SUCH A STUNNING VISION ?

TO ME, IF THE PATRIARCH OF ANTIOCH IS SINCERE IN HIS EFFORTS TO ESTABLISH PEACE IN MALANKARA CHURCH, HE AND THE JACOBITE FACTION IN KERALA , ARE EXPECTED TO DO THE FOLLOWINGS :-

(1) ACCEPT H.H. PAULOSE II OF THE MALANKARA ORTHODOX CHURCH, AS THE LEGITIMATE CATHOLICOSE OF THE EAST, AS RECOGNIZED BY THE HON. SUPREME COURT OF INDIA,THROUGH ITS VARIOUS JUDGEMENTS. (2) WIND UP THE JACOBITE CHURCH FACTION AND MERGE ALL THE CHURCHES CONTROLLED BY THEM WITH THE MALANKARA ORTHODOX CHURCH, THE OFFICIAL CHURCH AS PROCLAIMED BY THE HON. SUPREME COURT. (3) THE PATRIARCH SHOULD ADVISE SHRESDA CATHOLICA OF JACOBITE FACTION, THOMAS – I TO RETIRE IMMEDIATELY AND LEAD A PEACEFUL LIFE AT PUTHENKURISHU OR SOME OTHER PLACE. (4) ALL THE PRESENT BISHOPS OF JACOBITE FACTION, WHO ARE ORDAINED ILLEGALLY BY THE PATRIARCH AND THE SHRESDA BAVA, SHOULD EXECUTE A DECLARATION TO THE CATHOLICOSE OF THE EAST, PAULOSE II, PROCLAIMING THEIR FAITH TO THE 1934 MALANKARA ORTHODOX CHURCH CONSTITUTION. (5) AND ALL THOSE JACOBITE CHURCH BISHOPS SHOULD BE ONCE AGAIN RE-ELECTED BY THE MALANKARA SURIYANI KRISTHIYANI ASSOCIATION. (6) AND THEN ONLY, THOSE BISHOPS SHOULD BE ALLOTTED DIOCESES BY THE CATHOLICOSE OF THE EAST, AS PER VACANCY ARISES. (7) AND AT LAST, THE JACOBITE CHURCH FACTION SHOULD BE ABLE TO RESPECT THE APOSTOLIC THRONE OF ST. THOMAS IN INDIA AND SUCCUMB TO THE AUTHORITIES OF THE CATHOLICOSE OF THE EAST, H.H. MAR THOMA PAULOSE -II, THE SUPREME HEAD OF MALANKARA ORTHODOX CHURCH. OR OTHERWISE, THERE CANNOT BE ANY PERMANENT PEACE IN MALANKARA SABHA AND ALL THE HOLLOW TALKS OF THE PATRIARCH, WILL GO IN WAIN!

0OMMEN G. PANICKER, PHILADELPHIA, USA

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