The Indian Malankara Orthodox Church
AHMEDABAD, India — The Orthodox Diocese of Ahmedabad has achieved complete transparency towards maintaining its financial accounts. The Diocese under the able leadership of HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios have come out with booklet of contributors list to the Metropolitan Discretionary Fund (MDF). The booklet contains the list of all contributors to the MDF since August 2010 when the Diocese came into being under the holy hands of His Holiness Baselios Didymus I.
The Diocese has taken every effort to particularly mention the amount contributed by the faithful. Proper procedures of accounts were followed with vouchers and other documents issued. The excess amount was incorporated to the Diocesan Development Fund. This was in addition to the balance sheets which were provided by March 31, end of each financial year.
The balance sheets were discussed at each meeting of the Diocesan Council held at the Diocesean HQ in Naroda.
Dr Mar Yulios has in a Bull # 67/13 dated July 11, 2013 offered his Apostolic blessings to all the faithful who have contributed to the Metropolitan Discretionary Fund. The Metropolitan notes that “whatever we receive from our faithful is undoubtedly a part of their tithing. So it our responsibility to acknowledge them and have proper accounts for it.”
The Holy Shepherd further states that the contributions made by the faithful is the wealth of the Church which must be handled responsibly and cannot be termed as private money.