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One door opens to heal schim in Malankara.
« on: May 20, 2018, 06:39:48 PM »
The Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, H.H Ignatius Aphrem IInd is visiting India for 5 days from May 22 to May 26. There are newspaper reports that the Patriarch has written a letter to H.H Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose IInd  Catholicose of the East and head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church inviting him for discussions.

Here are the relevant portions of the news article..
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According to highly placed sources, the Patriarch has written to the Catholicos explicitly inviting him for a meeting to initiate dialogue and reconciliation. In his letter dated May 17, addressing the Catholicos “His Holiness” (usually the Catholicos is addressed to as His Beatitude) he says: “We are always in the path of peace and reconciliation in a dignified manner which is agreeable to both the sides for a better witness together as a church and to end all disputes and litigation once and for all. Our doors are open for discussions.”

In his letter to the Catholicos, the Patriarch has expressed his willingness to meet him either in Kerala or in New Delhi.

The full news article can be read at:
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/patriarch-invites-catholicosfor-talks-during-india-visit/article23937639.ece
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Re: One door opens to heal schim in Malankara.
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2018, 06:45:34 PM »
I hope it bears fruit  :)
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Re: One door opens to heal schim in Malankara.
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2018, 11:41:57 AM »
May this indeed bring about the union of all in love and the grace of God.
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Re: One door opens to heal schim in Malankara.
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2018, 01:16:28 PM »
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Re: One door opens to heal schim in Malankara.
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2018, 11:08:09 AM »
UPDATE

FYI.  The autocephalaus Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church is referred to as the Orthodox faction; and the autonomous Malankara Syraic Orthodox Church under the Patriarch is referred to as the Jacobite faction in this article

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Re: One door opens to heal schim in Malankara.
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2018, 02:07:39 PM »
Huh? So their concern is that if they go to a meeting at the Patriarch's behest, it will send the message that he can order them around?
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