Malankara Orthodox Church expresses its strong Protest against Mathurbhoomi Channel and the Bar Owner V Sunil Kumar,in connivance with some unscrupulous elements, who defamed His Holiness The Catholicose,Supreme Head of the Church in the Prime News Hour yesterday (08/06/2017)
The flocks of Malankara Orthodox Church expresses its strong Protest against Mathurbhoomi Channel and the Bar Owner V Sunil Kumar,in connivance with some unscrupulous elements, who defamed His Holiness The Catholicose,Supreme Head of the Church in the Prime News Hour yesterday (08/06/2017)
Adv.Biju Oommen, the Association Secretary of Malankara Orthodox Church, informed in press meet that, the Malankara Orthodox Church decided to file a suit in Court against the liquor baron V Sunil Kumar,who defamed His Holiness The Catholicose, in a discussion about Liquor policy of State Government of Kerala, at the Prime News Hour in Mathurbhoomi Channel yesterday, unless they tender sincere apology about the incident.
Mr.Sunil Kumar exhibited a morphed photograph of His Holiness The Catholicos, who was attending a reception at St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Bahrain. Actually it was a reception conducted at Bahrain Parish, just after the washing of the feet ceremony,which is the custom and tradition of this ancient church, during the passion week 2012. But Sunil Kumar, in his defense about the liquor policy of state government, by exhibited the morphed photograph stating that His Holiness hosted a liquor party. Orthodox Christians all over the world felt that this a clear attempt of defaming the spiritual father,who is highly respected, as also the Holy Church. Through the Social Media many of the thousands of the church members expressed their grievances of this heinous act. They said that the Mathurbhoomi Channel, who invited Mr.Sunil kumar for the discussion is also equally responsible for this cause
St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Bahrain one of the oldest Parish in Gulf region, under Diocese of Bombay of Malankara Orthodox Church. In Bahrain it is a practice of inviting a Metropolitan (Bishop) for leading the passion week services, as per their seniority.It was on a Maundy Thursday evening at Bahrain Cathedral in 2012, after the washing of feet Service, where His Holiness had the symbolic supper with those whose feet was washed. Fresh and pure varieties of fruit juices and food are served to all the participants and people assembled during the occasion.
During the ordination service in the Malankara Orthodox Church, the ordinand candidates are advised not to consume alcohol nor assemble in front of a wine shop or a bar,then how can a spiritual father consume alcohol that too in front of his flocks.This is absurd.The one tried to tarnish His Holiness has to repent and tender apology, as also the Channel who had aired the discussion.
The whole flock of the Malankara Orthodox Church won’t tolerate such immature acts and will arise to any extend to safeguard the sanctity of the Holy Church and its spiritual leaders.These are the real pictures , the picture Mr Sunil showed in the Mathrubhoomi ia morphed photograp of the original.