VISHAKHAPATTANAM: “The recent event of disrespecting the Malankara Association Secretary Dr. George Joseph at Sharjah Church was a shocking news to know from Mr. John John, Sharjah. The Church Vicar and Managing committee of Sharjah Church ignored the presence of Church dignitaries, mainly, Orthodox Church Sabha Secretary. It is a matter of shame that he was not allowed to speak at the function, where he had been deputed by none other than Bava Thirumeni”, said Sam Cherian Karuvelil, Sabha Managing Committee Member from Vishakhapattanam.
“This is very serious error at the Sharjah Church committee’s part and I am sure that someone’s hand may be behind it, where the Vicar might have been a silent spectator. But the Vicar got full right to control the Church committee in such matters and why Achen become silent is a riddle to me. This incident shall be thoroughly inquired by Diocesan Council or at the Church working committee level to pin point the guilty. This sort of incidents should not be repeated at any of the Malankara Orthodox parishes”, he demanded.
The entire Orthodox Church can be proud on Dr. George Joseph, the young and dynamic, hardworking secretary of the Malankara Association, Sam Cherian suggested.
“He at the helm of Church administration gave a new direction to all the Church activities, by sincerely leading the clergy and laity smoothly into the 21st Century”, Karuvelil carried on to state.