A Bishop moving on two boats at the same time!

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 2.08.11 pmThe faithful in the Church are encouraged to believe that their Shepherds are beyond human errors. There is almost no experience in which a Syro-Malabar Bishop has regretted over a past action, though there are many of that from Vatican. A Bishop who strongly stood against endogamy (see the video) has written this letter (given below). A sensible man will ask, “What happened to Mar Angadiath?” Joseph Mattappally (Asso. Editor)

See below the pastoral letter signed by Mar Angadiath

Bishop's Letter

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  1. almayasabdam says:
    Iames Kottor wrote: "You must call no one on earth your father,since you have only one father and he is in heaven." Ask Bishop Angadiath: Who said this to whom? And where is it written?
    It is in the first para of Chapter 23 of St.Mathews Gospel. Can it be that he never reads the Gospels? If he does, is he not acting just the opposite of what Jesus asks him and all of us to do? Whom are we, Church Citizens to follow: Jesus or Bishop Angadiath? Is not this rule applicable to the whole church, clergy and laity — a man-made division?
    Usually Chapter Mt.23 is the one never read or discussed in our churches because it is a downpour of "woes" on scribes, pharisees and high priestly class of His times. I quote here only the relevant part:
    "They tie up heavy burdens on men's shoulders…. Everything they do is done to attract attention,like wearing broader phylacteries, and longer tassels, like wanting to take the place of hon our at banquets, and front seats in synagogues, being greeted obsequiously in the market squares and and having people call them Rabbi..
    "You however should not allow yourself to be called Rabbi, since you have only one master, and you are all brothers. You must call no one on earth your father, since you have only one Father and he is in heaven. Nor must you allow yourselves to be called teachers, for you have only one Teacher, the Christ. The greatest among you must be your servant. Anyone who exalts himself will be humbled and anyone who humbles himself will be exalted." Mt.23. 4-12.
    What we are told to do is to be Jesus-like, not to be like anyone in any church, Synagogue, in any religion or politics. Is everyone, both clergy and laity listening? So among us let there be no such man-made divisions. Church is the people of God, an assembly of Church citizens — all equal, who offer that citizenship to everyone of good will in this world. james kottoor
  2. almayasabdam says:

    Zacharias Nedunkanal wrote: What struck me like a lightning is the audacity of this man to sign the letter with "Your loving Pithavu". There would surely be hundreds among his readers who are much older than the bishop himself. There could surely be more erudite, more saintly, more venerable members among those whom he expects to read the letter, be they laymen or women or those 'dear and rev. fathers'. He places himself above all of them as a loving pithavu! What an arrogance and what audacity! I'm sure quite a number of those who have read his letter, no matter in what spirit they took its content, would have used one of the following words to pray, please God, bless this stupid, (silly, foolish, half-witted, witless, brainless, mindless, thoughtless, imprudent, incautious, irresponsible, injudicious, indiscreet, unwise, unintelligent, unreasonable) bishop!

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