OCP Chancellor Chorbishop Kyriakose Thottupuram of Chicago urges meeting between Patriarch of Antioch and Catholicos of the East

 

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and Catholicos Baselois Marthoma Paulose II of the East

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and Catholicos Baselois Marthoma Paulose II of the East

Rt Rev Chorbishop Dr Kyriakose Thottuouram of Chicago – Chancellor of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society

Rt Rev Chorbishop Dr Kyriakose Thottuouram of Chicago – Chancellor of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society

 

OCP News Service
30/5/14

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Chicago: In his recent statement OCP Chancellor Chorbishop Kyriakose Thottupuram of Chicago urged meeting between Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East – Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church and Baselius Marthoma Paulose II – Catholicos of the East and Metropolitan of Malankara- Primate of the Indian Malankara Orthodox Church.

The Chancellor called for unity and prayed for peace in Malankara between the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and the Indian Malankara Orthodox Church.

The statement

“I urge our new Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Ephraim II to invite the Catholicos of the East for a friendly meeting, and later move towards creative dialog for complete union. There is a dictum in English, “Charity begins at home”. Most Holy Father, we are all ONE family, ONE home; we are all waiting for the light of love (charity) in our home lighted by Your Holiness. I understand that Malankara always wanted and does want a healthy sisterly relationship with Antioch.

Most Holy Father, this is the most important challenge of your Patriarchal ministry: to bring the Patriarchate of Antioch and the Catholicate of the East together as ONE team keeping both jurisdictions independent without one encroaching the other in autonomy of administration and autocephaly. ”

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OCP News Service