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We need change in leadership – Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios

KOTTAYAM: The senior metropolitan of American diocese, Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios has demanded that the proposed Catholicos, Thomas Mar Thimothios should be consecrated as the Catholicos immediately.

Metropolitan was talking after the holy Qurbana during the remembrance festival for Vattasseril Thirumeni at old-seminary. Vattasseril Thirumeni was a person, who converted a failure into a success one. The church needs a leadership that can convert a failure into a success, not a leadership that can convert a success into a failure; Mar Makarios said. The reference of Antioch in the present constitution, when mentioning Patriarch should be removed, he demanded. There was no reference of Antioch in the 1934 constitution. That was included some time later.

Metropolitan Mar Makarios demanded that the added word of Antioch should be removed from the church constitution. We need to consecrate two Patriarchs under Malankara Catholicos. Since we do not have a Patriarch who was consecrated as per the constitution of Malankara church with the help of the Catholicos, we needed to consecrate a Patriarch at Damascus; he opinionated.

There were failures for the Malankara church in the past. Vattasseril Thirumeni has made those failures into successes. It is because of one such failure in the court that the Devalokam Aramana came into being. It is the duty of the proper leadership to point out successes in failures. Today’s leadership should be capable of doing that, Mar Makarios demanded. The proposed Catholicos lead the remembrance festival celebrations of His holiness Vattasseril Thirumeni. Philipose Mar Eusebios and Dr. Yacob Mar Irenios assisted him in the holy (moonninmel) Qurbana. It was attended by Dr. Geevarghese Mar Osthathios, Dr. Stephanose Mar Theodosius, Mathews Mar Eppiphanios, Thomas Mar Athanasios, Kuriakose Mar Climmese and Zachariah Mar Anthonios.