The Church in Malankara continued to be under the jurisdiction of the Patriarch of Antioch, and his subordinate in the East, the Catholicos/Maphriyono, till the arrival of Nestorian bishops in 1490. No other country or people make such claim about St. Thomas. This fact is recalled in the scholarly work of Arch Bishop Mar Ivanios of Syrian Catholic Church (Fr. But by the seventies, Catholicos Mar Augen under pressure from the extremists in his group, began to claim that he was sitting on the throne of St. Thomas and declared equality with his superior, the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East. Establishment of the Catholicate of the East. This is a list of past Metropolitans who served the church after establishment of Catholicate in India. One of the earliest references to Christianity in India mentions the visit of Alexandria’s leading Theologian, PANTENUS to the Indian Christians at their invitation in AD 190. Some argue that this Church (Nestorian) had been in India, as early as 4th century itself. But the Nestorian heresy had its influence in the Assyrian Church of East, only by the end of the 5th century and it was only in the subsequent years, the Christology of this Assyrian Church of East spread beyond the Persian Empire. In this period of serious crisis, the Patriarchate was not in a position to send any dignitaries to Malankara. While the Chief Prelate of Malankara Church has powers to administer the general affairs of the Church in India, he has limited authority over individual parishes. Jacobite Syian Christian Church (Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in India) Catholicos Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I. Patriarchal Centre: Puthencuriz – 682 308 Ernakulam, Kerala, India Tel: 0484-2732804 Fax: 0484-2732804. Kerala, INDIA Tel: 0091-484-2732804, Fax: 0091-484-2732624 OR. The group led by the Wattasseril Mor Dionysius came to be called as 'Methran Kakshi' (Bishop's Party) and the those who continued to be faithful to the Holy throne of Antioch were mentioned as 'Bava Kakshi' (Patriarch's Party). His Holiness did not spare any effort to bring about peace in Malankara but unfortunately he passed away before fulfilling his desire and was buried at Manjinikkara and his tomb church is now a major pilgrim centre of Malankara Syrian Christians. Ein prozentual großer Teil der indischen Christen lebt im südlichen Bundesstaat Kerala: Während im gesamten Indien nur ca. Thus, the Catholicate was established in India with its administrative jurisdiction limited to this nation, as per the decision of Universal Episcopal Synod held at Kottayam, presided by the Patriarch Ignatius Yakub-III of Antioch and attended by all the bishops of the Syrian Orthodox Church in India, and bishops from the Middle East who had accompanied the Patriarch. of the Church in India] Jacobite Syrian Christian Church. As per the decision of the Synod, the Eastern hemisphere, which included Indian Sub-continent, continued to be under the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Antioch. The Malankara Church had to suffer servitude and indignities under the Roman Catholic bishops. On 27th December 1999, H.E. On the request of the faithful assembled there, Mor Philixinose went to Damascus to call on His Holiness and submit their grievances. Later Pulikottil Fr. Mor Baselios Thomas-I succeeds Mor Baselios Paulose-II (died in 1996) as the Catholicos (Maphriyono) of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church. As for the 12th century, there is an authoritative record now safely maintained at Cambridge University, which clearly indicates the ties of Malankara Church with that of the Syrian Patriarchate of Antioch in the period. The Malabar Independent Syrian Church, also known as the Thozhiyur Church, is a Christian church centred in Kerala, India. From the 14th century onwards, the Syrian (Jacobite) Patriarchate of Antioch, gradually become weak following the continued persecution by the Romans, Mohammedans and also because of internal squabbles. Later his nephew, Deacon Mathews, went to the Patriarchate and producing a false record, which showed the authorization of Malankara Syrian Church, get ordained himself as Mor Athanasius. In this page the history of the Malankara Church from its beginning is reproduced; the brief history is complied from the articles written by the famous historian and Syriac Scholar Very Rev. But unfortunately even then, the Methran faction was not willing for peace until they felt strengthened by the Supreme Court verdict which went in their favour albeit on a purely technical and legalistic point. Created by : Ipsr solutions ltd Get all the Latest Malayalam News and Kerala News at Indian Express Malayalam. The church serves India's Saint Thomas Christian (also known as Nasrani) population. So it is very clear that the Syrian faith that was in Malankara, before the 5th century was not Nestorian. In short, while the Bishops gave guidance to the spiritual matters and administer the few common properties of the dioceses, it is with the parishioners the administration of the individual churches rest. All of these are administered by Metropolitans appointed by the Patriarch of Antioch. Relics of St. Thomas transferred to Edessa. Because of the stubborn attitude of the opponents, the Patriarch was forced to excommunicate the Catholicos Augen-I, in order to safeguard the true faith of Malankara Church, after giving ample time to correct his stand. Would you like to see only ebooks? (Dr) Adai Jacob Corepiscopus (the principal of Syrian Orthodox Theological Seminary at Udayagiri), Dr. D Babu Paul ('Veni Vidi Vici'), and late Prof. Pankkal E John and late K P John ('Way to Peace'). Kerala (Indian) tradition is that Apostle St. Thomas established Christianity in Malankara in AD 52; it got organized and prospered with the arrival a group of Syrian Christians (Knanaites) from Urhoy (Edessa) in AD 345. On June 20, 1599 the Roman Catholic Archbishop Menezes, with the help of local rulers, convened the historical Synod of Diamper (Udayamperoor) and thereafter started forcibly converting the Syrian churches as Latin, burned all the historical documents, and thereby terrified the Syrian Christians. P T Vargheese), "Were Syrian Christians - Nestorians". But he had no connection with the Malankara Church. The missionaries got separated from the Malankara Church and they established the Anglican Church in Kerala. Though the Christian Church in Persian empire was under the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Antioch from its beginning, in due course it become impossible for the Church members to go to Antioch and receive ordination due to geographical & political reasons. On 26th July 2002, H.E. His Beatitude continued as chief prelate of the Malankara Church till his demise on 1st September 1996 and was entombed at the famous Malecuriz Dayro, near Ernakulam, where the Holy relics of many saints including that of Saint Gregorios (Parumala) is interred. Later at the instance of the Patriarch of Antioch, the Indian Church was administered by these Maphriyono's and Metropolitans. Saint Gregorios (Parumala) who was then a Ramban, was the personal secretary of the Patriarch and it was with his help the draft for the 'Mulunthuruthy Synod' was formulated. They are the Simhasana (Thronal) Churches, the St. Antony's congregation and Honawar Mission based at Mangalore (founded by Mor Julius Alwarez), the Evangelical Association of the East ('Pourasthya Suvisesha Samagam') and the Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Greater India (comprising of Outside Kerala dioceses-in India). This page has been accessed 39,220 times. Catholicate Office, Patriarch Ignatius Centre, Puthencruz P.O, Ernakulam Dist.-682 308. It was then for the first time in Malankara, a group of native Metropolitans was there to administer the affairs of the local Church. Any how the general belief is that the Christians existed in Kerala from the second half of the 1st century itself and it was St.Thomas the Apostle who established the Christian faith in India. While Roman Catholics disowned them and the Nestorians disclaim them, the Malankara Syrian Church had their annual festival celebrated on the 2nd October every year, in the Mor Shabor & Mor Aphrot church at Akaparambu, in the diocese of Angamali. Malankara Church between 10th and 15th Centuries. Saint Gregorios ordained, Arakadiyakon as Bishop who assumed charge as MarThoma I. Both the Rajas of Travancore and Cochin finally decided against Mor Kurilose (Kattumangattu) and so he has to withdrew to Thozhiyoor (Anjoor, near Kunnamkulam) in British Malabar, where he laid the foundation of an independent Church in 1774. VIII. This was contrary to the understanding reached earlier and was a real shock for the peace loving people of Malankara. The group consisted of the Bishop Mor Joseph of Edessa as well as some priests and deacons. Philipose Mar Eusebius Metropolitan passed away", "HG Dr. Stephanos Mar Theodosios Metropolitan passed away", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Metropolitans_of_the_Indian_Orthodox_Church&oldid=1006888993, All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral, Puthenkavu, Kadamattom Church (St. George's Orthodox Syrian Church, Kadamattom), St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral, Puthencavu, Kolenchery Church (St. Peter's & St. Paul's Orthodox Syrian Church, Kolenchery), Niranam Church (St.Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church, Niranam), Marth Mariam Orthodox Syrian Cathedral, Kandanad, Kadampanad Valiyapally (St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Kadampanad), This page was last edited on 15 February 2021, at 10:18. While many from the three southern dioceses sided with Wattessril Mor Dionysius, almost the entire northerners continued to be the part of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church under the Holy See of Antioch. Both the Jewish as well as the local converts were in the beginning mentioned as St.Thomas Christians or 'Nazaranis' (being followers of Jesus who was a native of Nazareth). Check out pictures, bibliography, biography and community discussions about Metropolitan of the Orthodox Syrian Church in Kerala Geevarghese Mar Osthathios The architectural style of the church is based on a mixture of Persian and Kerala style, with galleries, pillars, cornices and pediments. Catholicate Residence: Catholicate Aramana Mount Sinai College P.O., Kothamangalam – 686 691 Kerala, India … The fact that Abdul Mesiha was not a Patriarch is strengthened with further evidences, when it is considered that Wattasseril Mar Dionysius went to Patrirach Mor Abded'Aloho (Abdulla) II for his ordination as Metropolitan, who had succeeded Abdul Mesiha, although Abdul Mesiha was living there at that time. Besides this, there are other churches/associations, independent of each other, that came into existence in the last century, established on the desire of the laity and are under the direct jurisdiction of the Patriarch. Most of the local converts were said to be from higher castes and this helped St. Thomas to preach the Holy Gospel without much opposition in a later stage. Formation of the Malabar Independent Syrian Church of Thoziyoor. Like all the Christians sects of Kerala, the Syrian Orthodox Church too firmly believes that St. Thomas, one of the twelve disciples of Jesus, had founded the Church in India. III. The academic importance of the Seminary suffered when it became the centre of church administration. Metropolitan of Niranam Orthodox Diocese: Gabriel Mar Gregorios: 10-02-1948: 05-03-2005: Metropolitan of Thiruvananthapuram Diocese: Youhanon Mar Polycarpos: 30-03-1955: 19-02-2009: Metropolitan of Angamaly Diocese: Joseph Mar Dionysius: 15-06-1956: 19-02-2009: Metropolitan of Calcutta Diocese Mathews Mar Theodosius: 15-09-1955: 19-02-2009: Metropolitan of … The Patriarch felt very sad on being cheated, and consequently he send a representative, Mor Kurilose Yuyakkim on the request of Malankara Syrian Church. P T Geevarghese (later Mar Ivanios of Syro-Malankara Church - author of 'Were Syrian Christians Nestorians'), Very Rev. In 1964, Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Yakub-III arrived in Malankara and ordained Mor Augen as Catholicos of the East-'Mor Baselius Augen-I'. Churches of the OrientalOrthodox Communion. After the split in 1911, Kochuparambil Mor Kurilose Paulose who was ordained together with Wattesseril Bishop, was elected as the Malankara Metropolitan of the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church of Kerala and after him Mor Athanasius Paulose the Great (entombed at Thrikkunnathu Seminary) was chosen as Malankara Metropolitan and his Grace continued to be in that privileged position till his demise. The tradition is that the Portuguese arrested him, tied him up and cast him in the Ocean. The Jerusalem Metropolitan deputed one Thomas a native of Cana, a respectable merchant then living at Jerusalem to ascertain the condition of the Christians of Malabar. Malankara Metropolitan was a legal title given to the head of the Malankara Church Nasrani Christians, by the Government of Travancore and Cochin in South India. And once again, Malankara Church become the integral part of the Syrian Orthodox Church, adopting its rituals, rites and liturgy as before. FAQs, Official News Site of Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church In India, Wikipedia:Malankara Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church, Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church in North America, https://orthodoxwiki.org/index.php?title=Malankara_Jacobite_Syriac_Orthodox_Church&oldid=113686. The name Malankara Church, is also supposed to be mentioned as such, for the entire Christian Church of Kerala, from this period. Finally in 1911, when Wattasseril Mor Dionysius VI started to defy even the orders of his spiritual supreme, the Patriarch Mor Ignatius Abed'Aloho II, the bishop was excommunicate d. A year later in 1912, Wattesseril Mor Dionysius managed to bring to Kerala, Abdul Mesiha, a former Patriarch who was dethroned by the Holy Synod because of his un-canonical practices and get ordained a Catholicos for his group. "7 More Bishops for Malankara Orthodox Church", "Kottayam Metropolitan Mar Ivanios Passes Away", "Metropolitan Mathews Mar Barnabas passes away", "HG Paulose Mar Pachomios Enters The Heavenly Abode", "Geevarghese Mar Osthathios passes away - South India - Kerala - ibnlive", "Metropolitan Job Mar Philoxenos of Delhi Diocese no more", http://malankaraorthodoxchurch.in/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=524&Itemid=18, "H.G. On his return he together with Mor Kurilose Yuyakkim made efforts to get the royal proclamation in favour of deposed Metropolitan Palakunnath Mor Athansius, cancelled, but could not succeed. The Syriac Orthodox faithful today live primarily in Middle Eastern countries, Europe, Australia, USA, Canada, South America and the Indian State of Kerala, with many communities in … But the records of the Malankara Orthodox Church confirm his visit to India, especially to Malabar, now known as the state of Kerala in India, in 1936/7. This administrative structure came into existence in Malankara with the approval of Mulunthuruthy Synod, that was held in AD 1876 under the leadership of the spiritual supreme of Malankara Church, the Patriarch of Antioch & all the East, His Holiness Mor Ignatius Peter-IV. It was then, at a Malankara Church meeting held in 1872 under the leadership of Ramban Geevarghese (St. Gregorios of Parumala), requested for the immediate help of the Patriarch of Antioch, to save it from the serious crisis. Please consider supporting OrthodoxWiki. Thus the early Christian converts (St.Thomas Christians) along with the new Christian settlers (Knanaites), came to be called 'the Syrian Christians'. The other main office Bearers of the Association are, a Priest-Trustee (Very Rev.Dr.Kurien Corepiscopa Kaniamparambil), a Lay-Trustee (Mr. George Mathew Thekkethalakkal), and an Association Secretary (Mr. Thambu George Thukalan). In the 4th century the Syrian Christian missionaries who came to India transferred the relics of their Apostle to Edessa and was installed at the St. Thomas church at Urhoy (modern Edessa/Urfa in SE Turkey). MALAPPURAM Metropolitans of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church visited Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) leaders at Panakkad near here on … As per this constitution, the Catholicos will also function as the Metropolitan-Trustee. We have no other source from which to receive our ancient tradition - except the tradition of Antioch, of the great Syrian Church which once had spread through the length and breadth of Asia right up to China and Korea". It was in this context that when Deacon Mathews of palakunnath from Malankara who actually had a protestant view, reached the Patriarchal Monastery at Turkey and producing a false record of authorization of Malankara Church, got himself ordained as Mor Athanasius. Mavelikara has an esteemed place in the history of Syrian Christians in Kerala. It contained special Gospel portions for reading on the feasts of the Mother of God and the Gospel readings for the Holy Mass on Saturdays in lent. (Dr.) Kurien Corepiscopo Kaniamparambil, Mr. E M Philip Edavazhikkal (author of 'Indian Church History', 1906), Dn. In spite of the interference of powerful agents of the British Government, the Malankara Church rejected the western influence and stuck to its connections with the Holy See of Antioch. But all the circumstantial evidences and history proves otherwise. Thus with the help of the Patriarch of Antioch, the Malankara Church was able to recoup its lost glory. Web Title: Orthodox sabha thomas mar athanasios metropolitan died in train accident. Joseph with the consent of the entire Malankara Church went to the Patriarchate at Mardin in Turkey and was ordained as Mor Dionysius Joseph by the Patriarch Mor Ignatius Yakub II. Die orthodoxe Kirche akzeptiert die Katholiken des Ostens als ihr oberstes Gebot, während die Mar thoma-Kirche Jesus als das oberste und das Metropolitan als das erste unter den Gleichen akzeptiert. While Metropolitan Mar Dionysius VI clashed with Mar Abdullah, the Canonical senior Patriarch Mar Abdul Messiah offered to come to the assistance of the former. But almost immediately after the accord of 1958, the Catholicos and his group took some steps which not only wounded the sentiments of the Syrian Christians, but also gave the impression that they would not give the Patriarch or the Jacobite Syrian community, due respect. According to tradition, the church originated in the missions of Thomas the Apostle in the 1st century. In the 13th and 14th centuries, it can safely be assumed that the Malankara Church continued to stay within the Syrian Orthodox belief. Showing all works by author. Not in Library. This was at a time when the Patriarch's side had won the case in the High Court and he made many sincere efforts, which is even now recalled by many. All of the above dioceses have their own associations and decisions pertaining them are taken by themselves and with the approval of the Patriarch of Antioch. Thus in 1912 he came to Kerala and associated with Mar Dionysius VI and Bishops and Church with him, to establish the Catholicate of the East in Malankara. Die orthodoxen Kirchenpriester verwenden eine Mütze sowie einen schwarzen Umhang, aber die Mar-Thomas-Kirche verwendet sie nicht. He informed this to the Bishop-Patriarch of Jerusalem who consulted the other Bishops as to what should be done in this matter. This is a list of present Metropolitans of the Indian Orthodox Church (Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church).[1][2]. Meanwhile the native Christians converted by St.Thomas, who were called Marthoma (St.Thomas) Christians lived on the northern part of the street. After Palakunnath Mor Athanasius returned to Malankara, the Association of representatives came to know about the malicious act of Mor Athanasius, so they wrote to the Patriarch about the Protestant inclinations of Mor Athanasius. On his arrival, Mor Dionysius IV who was then very old, handed over the administration of Malankara Church to the delegate Mor Kurilose Yuyakkim and he as per the wishes of Malankara Church and under the order of the Patriarch, excommunicated Mor Athanasius of Palakunnath. The Early Christians of India (mainly on the Southern coast) were known as T… This is only because, the Holy fathers were mentioned as Nestorian heretics at the Synod of Diamper convened by the Romans in 1599. The diocese made rapid strides during the tenure if His […] It is one of the churches of the Saint Thomas Christian community, which traces its origins to the evangelical activity of Thomas the Apostle in the 1st century. Two weeks before the historical consecration ceremony, a new constitution was adopted for the Church in India namely 'Jacobite Syrian Christian Church Association' and was registered as per the Indian Charitable Trust Act. Meeting with Tikhon, Metropolitan of OCA. If Abdul Mesiha was the canonical Patriarch, as claimed by the Methran group, then why did Wattasseril Mor Dionysius, the father of the Methran group went to Patriarch Abded'Aloho II, the successor to Abdul Mesiha to get ordained, is very mysterious. Hence the European missionaries or Palakunnath Metropolitan and his aides were not able to have much influence there, except in parts of Kunnamkulam. (It was in consideration of the importance of the Holy City of Jerusalem, the Metropolitan of Jerusalem came to be known as the 'fifth Patriarch of Christendom', who was a subordinate to the Patriarch of Antioch as mentioned in the Universal Synods). July 3 is celebrated as St.Thomas day by the Eastern Churches commemorating this hallowed event. For the proper training of the clergy, a Theological Seminary functions at Udayagiri (Vettickal), near Mulunthuruthy. Diese Vielfachheit erklärt sich zum einen aus der Zeit der Gründung einheimischer Kirchen, die häufig auf den Apostel Thomas (Thomaschristen) zurückgeführt wird, zum anderen aus dem Einfluss westlicher Kirchen, besonders der römisch-katholischen während der Kolonialzeit seit ca. But some believe that the India mentioned here was actually Greater India that extended up to the boundaries of the present North India and Malankara (Kerala) was not part of it, and none represented Kerala Christians, as the Christianity then existed here was very weak and not known to many. For that they even adopted some unholy practices. In one such letter he says that despite 11 petitions since 1825 no Metropolitan came and consequently the Malankara Church had spiritually deteriorated and that if a Metropolitan was not sent now the Patriarch will be answerable. Metropolitan Dositej participated in the World Conference of Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) held at Mysore, India from January 2, 1937, onwards. The Holy Episcopal Synod of Church in India also ratified its earlier decision to reappoint Metropolitan His Grace Mor Gregorios Joseph as its secretary. A new era of peace and unity started with it, which continued for some years. was enthroned as the Catholicos (Maphriyono) Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas-I by His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas, the Patriarch of Antioch & all the East. During the 10th and the 11th centuries the Malankara Church was within the authority of the Patriarch of Antioch. Also there is a Knanaya diocese that was established in early 20th century for the migrant Knanaites and is under the administration of a Metropolitan. Christianity in Kerala in the first 3 centuries. There is a general presumption that St. Thomas, a Jew himself by birth, may have visited India in search of Jews settled here. He wrote to the Nestorian 'Catholicos-Patriarch' that, he was well received by Christians, that there are about 30,000 Christian families here and that the name of the area was Malabar. Within a short period, the schisms in the Malankara Church reached a flash point and brought forth the unfortunate division in the Jacobite Syrian Church. Geevarghese Mar Coorilos Metropolitan Bombay Orthodox Church Centre, Dr.Mar Theophilus Marg, Sector X-A, Vashi, Juhu Nagar, Navi Mumbai - 400 703 : orthodox77@hotmail.com, marcoorilos@yahoo.com However after a series of aggression, such as that happened in Arthat Simhasana Church, Kallumkathra Church, Kattapurathu Church etc., many of the faithful were forced to react and as a direct consequence to this, a meeting of the representatives of the various parish churches, who were in favour for the continuation of the Apostolic faith, was convened at Manarcad in 1960. In spite of many such difficulties and mental agony, the Jacobite Syrian community under the instruction from the Patriarch, continued to co-operate with the united Church. They settled as a Colony on the southern side of the Kodungalloor Palace street, with the permission of Perumals, the then rulers of the region. Even in the midst of such great trials and tribulations, by God's grace the ancient Syrian Orthodox Church, which in India (Malankara) also referred to as the Jacobite Syrian Church, continues to exist in this part of the world with its distinct identity, ardently practicing the true Apostolic faith taught by its Holy fathers. by Geevarghese Mar Osthathios Metropolitan of the Orthodox Syrian Church in Kerala First published in 2005 1 edition. Архив 2005-2009 , События On December 7, Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, head of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, together with his retinue visited the city of Channai, former Madras. But still the Catholicos suspended Mor Philixinose Paulose from the Episcopal Synod of the united Church on 17th June 1960, there by paved way for the continuation of enmity among the Syrian Christians. II. Though many peace negotiations were going on from the days of the split, it become more significant with the arrival of Patriarch of Antioch Mor Ignatius Elias III in 1931. VI. The Indian Orthodox Diaspora is a Spiritual Organisation which intends to inspire, care, nurture, counsel and enable diaspora members (born and brought up outside Kerala specifically but not limited to) and engage them through Worship, Study, Service and Counsel in faith, beliefs and practices through a variety of initiatives, online forums and live events. But later they tried to introduce their faith among the Syrian Christians of Kerala. The Malankara Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church is an autonomous jurisdiction of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch in India. All the time, the northerners (places north of Kottayam) were able to effectively block the Protestant aggression on its fundamental faith. In the Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, the Patriarch of Antioch & All the East is the spiritual supreme, but the temporal powers of the local Church in India rests with an association, elected from among the representatives of Parishes of Malankara, and is to be administered under guidance from its Chief prelate, the Catholicos of India. In 1902, the Holy Episcopal Synod of Malankara Jacobite Syrian Church held under the then Malankara Metropolitan, Pulikottil Mor Dionysius, selected two Metropolitan-designates and in 1908 they were ordained as Mor Kurilose Paulose (Kochuparambil) and Mor Dionysius Geevarghese (Wattesseril) by the Patriarch of Antioch Mor Ignatius Abded'Aloho II. Supreme Pontiff of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch & all the East: ... [The President of the Malankara Episcopal Synod & the Metropolitan Trustee . But the Patriarch was of the opinion that it was better to ordain people from Malankara itself. After the split in 1911, Kochuparambil Mor Kurilose Paulose who was ordained together with Wattesseril Bishop, was elected as the Malankara Metropolitan of the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church of Kerala and after him Mor Athanasius Paulose the Great (entombed at Thrikkunnathu Seminary) was chosen as Malankara Metropolitan and his Grace continued to be in that privileged position till his demise. Again in the early 20th century, another group defied the Holy Church to form an independent faction claiming to be of nationalistic structure, after much harassment. Thereafter the Syrian Church in Malankara had to face a series of internal dissensions. In 1328 Pope John XXII had ordained the Friar Jordanoos as Bishop of Kollam and deputed him to India, but he does not seem to have reached India. This is authenticated in the Travancore State Manual as also in other books, such as that authored by the protestant historian Huff. 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