Catholicate
Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.
Psalm 139:4

THE SYRO-MALANKARA CATHOLIC CHURCH
MAJOR ARCHIEPISCOPAL CURIA 
CATHOLICATE CENTRE, TRIVANDRUM- 695 004, KERALA, INDIA

 

THE PERMANENT SYNOD

13 September 2006


REPORT

A meeting of the Permanent Synod of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church was held at Thirusannidhi, the Major Archbishop’s House, Pattom, Trivandrum on 13 September 2006. His Beatitude Moran Mor Cyril Baselios, the Major Archbishop-Catholicos presided over the Synod. The members of the Synod, namely, His Beatitude Moran Mor Cyril Baselios Catholicos (President of the Synod), Most Rev. Isaac Mar Cleemis, Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios, Most Rev. Thomas Mar Koorilos (Secretary of the Synod) were present. Most Rev. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom could not be present due to the dislocation of his itinerary. Rev. Fr. Antony Valiyavilayil OIC, the Chancellor, recorded the proceedings.
The meeting commenced at 9 a.m. on 13 September 2006. His Beatitude Moran Mor Cyril Baselios Catholicos made the opening prayer.
His Beatitude, the Catholicos welcomed the members to the first meeting of the Permanent Synod, convened to prepare the next Ordinary Synod of the Church.  He said that the draft of the statutes of the Permanent Synod can be taken as a working instrument for the functioning of the Synod. He drew the attention of the members to the forthcoming Reunion Day Celebrations to be held under the auspices of the Eparchy of Muvattupuzha. He also said that the Permanent Synod was convoked to discuss about certain matters of urgent concern and introduced the following Agenda.

THE AGENDA

1.   Preparation for the Fourth Ordinary Synod – Agenda
2.   Erection of a new Eparchy
3.   Evaluation of the functioning of the Synodal Commissions, especially Synodal Commission for Liturgy
4.   Pastoral care of the Faithful in the extraterritorial regions of the Church
5.   Construction of the Catholicate Centre – Fund Raising 
Preparation for the Fourth Ordinary Synod – Agenda 
            There are some important issues to be taken up in the next Ordinary Synod of the Church to be held from 31 October to 3 November 2006. The most important of them is the often-discussed need to create other Eparchies from the Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum.
            Similarly, the meeting of the Secretaries of the Synodal Commissions has to be well prepared and conducted so that the Commissions become more efficient.
Erection of a new Eparchy
His Beatitude introduced the topic. He summarised the various proposals that are currently discussed in order to make the ecclesial and pastoral life of the Archieparchy of Trivandrum more effective. The Bishops evolved the following criteria for considering the proposal:
·     What is the need to create the Eparchies?
·     Will they be self-sufficient?
·     Will they enhance the unity and pastoral efficiency of the Church safeguarding the legitimate cultural diversity of the people?
The Bishops were of the opinion that it was not advisable to erect more than one Eparchy for the present.  After weighing the merits and demerits of the proposals on the basis of the criteria evolved, the Bishops decided to submit the following proposal to the Ordinary Synod on behalf of the Permanent Synod: “We propose to erect a new Eparchy consisting of the Presbyteral districts of Mavelikara, Kollam and parts of Chengannoor and Adoor, spread over the civil districts of Alapuzha, Kollam and Pathanamthitta. The see of the proposed Eparchy may be fixed at Mavelikara due its historical and cultural importance and as the birth place of Archbishop Mar Ivanios.”
Evaluation of the functioning of the Synodal Commissions, especially Synodal Commission for Liturgy 
            The Permanent Synod expressed its satisfaction at the initial functioning of the Synodal Commissions. It urged those concerned to prepare well for the forthcoming meeting of the Secretaries of the Synodal Commissions.
            The progress of the tasks undertaken by the Synodal Commission for Liturgy was assessed. The commission was encouraged to speed up and complete the work to publish all necessary liturgical books.
            It was evaluated why the published Prārthanakramam (Order of Prayers) was not accepted by the Faithful. It was noted that the changes introduced were not appreciated by the Faithful. Hence it was decided to review the book. His Beatitude the Catholicos informed the Bishops that since the matter was raised in the meetings of the Major Archiepiscopal Eparchial Presbyteral Council, Rev. Fathers Philip Chempakasseril and P.G.Thomas Panicker were asked to review the published book and suggest corrections needed. 
Pastoral care of the Faithful in the extraterritorial regions of the Church
a)   Gulf Countries: The arrangement for the pastoral care of the faithful in the Gulf Countries was discussed. It was proposed that it would be good to send a priest to Kuwait. The present confusion created there by the Local Ordinary through appointing a Latin Priest to cater to the pastoral needs of the Malankarites, has to be cleared through correspondence with the Bishop of Kuwait.
b)   Extraterritorial Regions in India: The proposal for the appointment of an Apostolic Visitator with Episcopal character is under consideration of the Holy See and its decision is awaited. The question that came up for consideration is: where will the Apsotolic Visitator reside? Under the socio-political circumstances, it would be ideal to have the residence of the Apostolic Visitator in New Delhi, the capital of our country. The infrastructure at Vasant Kunj, Delhi and the new centre under construction in Delhi shall be utilized for this. It was observed that this is an arrangement done with synodal understanding. The maintenance of the priests and parishes, is to be taken care of by the respective parishes for the time being and later, it could be taken up by the Apostolic Visitator. The general consensus was that our North Indian parishes and missions should become self-sufficient.
Construction of the Catholicate Centre 
His Beatitude, the Catholicos gave details of the fund-raising-process with the local collections made so far.The estimated cost of the existing buildings of the St. Aloysius Seminary that are to be handed over to the Catholicate Centre, was presented to the Permanent Synod and approved by the Synod.


CONCLUSION 

The meeting of the Permanent Synod was concluded at 4 p.m. with the prayer and the blessing of His Beatitude, the Major Archbishop-Catholicos.


Most Rev. Thomas Mar Koorilos
Secretary of the Synod
                                                                        
Fr. Antony Valiyavilayil OIC
Chancellor

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

THE SYRO-MALANKARA CATHOLIC CHURCH
MAJOR ARCHIEPISCOPAL CURIA
CATHOLICATE CENTRE, TRIVANDRUM- 695 004, KERALA INDIA

 

THE PERMANENT SYNOD 

13 September 2006

 

DECISIONS


The Permanent Synod that met on 13 September 2006 decided:

1.   To submit the following proposal to the Ordinary Synod on behalf of the Permanent Synod: “We propose to erect a new Eparchy consisting of the Presbyteral districts of Mavelikara, Kollam and parts of Chengannoor and Adoor spread over the civil districts of Alapuzha, Kollam and Pathanamthitta.  The See of the proposed Eparchy may be fixed at Mavelikara due its historical and cultural importance and as the birth place of Archbishop Mar Ivanios.”

2.   That the recently published Prarthanakramam (Order of Prayers) be reviewed to correct mistakes

3.   That the Apostolic Visitator with Episcopal character, who will be appointed by the Holy See, for the Malankara Catholics residing outside the canonical territory of the Malankara Catholic Church in India, will have his residence in New Delhi, the capital of our country.

Most Rev. Thomas Mar Koorilos 
(Secretary) 

Fr. Antony Valiyavilayil OIC 
(Chancellor) 

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

THE SYRO-MALANKARA CATHOLIC CHURCH
MAJOR ARCHIEPISCOPAL CURIA 
CATHOLICATE CENTRE, TRIVANDRUM- 695 004, KERALA, INDIA

THE PERMANENT SYNOD

5 March 2007


REPORT

             A meeting of the Permanent Synod of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church was held at the Synod Hall in the Catholicate Centre on 5 March 2007.  His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis, the Major Archbishop-Catholicos presided over the Synod. This is the first meeting of the Permanent Synod presided over by His Beatitude, who was enthroned Major Archbishop Catholicos this morning. All the members of the Synod, namely, His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos (President of the Synod), Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios, Most Rev. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom and Most Rev. Thomas Mar Koorilos (Secretary of the Synod) were present. Rev. Fr. Antony Valiyavilayil OIC, the Chancellor, recorded the proceedings.
The meeting commenced at 3 p.m. on 5 March 2007. His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis said the opening prayer. After the prayer, the senior most Metropolitan and outgoing Synodal Administrator of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios, felicitated His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis on his assuming the office.
His Beatitude, the Catholicos welcomed the members to the meeting of the Permanent Synod, convened under his chairmanship, for consultation as per norms of c 220.3o, in appointing an Administrator to the Metropolitan See of Tiruvalla which fell vacant at his enthronement. His Beatitude thanked the Synodal Administrator, Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios for his inspiring leadership during the vacancy of the Major Archiepiscopal See of the Malankara Church.  His Beatitude remarked that it was indeed a special divine providence that Mar Divannasios became the Synodal Administrator of the Church.  His Excellency  fulfilled his obligations and conducted the Holy Episcopal Synod of Election and the liturgy of the Enthronement of the newly elected Catholicos  in a praiseworthy manner. They have set an example to the other individual Churches and are very much appreciated by all. It enhanced the lustre of the ecclesial individuality of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church and vindicated the raison d’être of the canonical status to which the Church was raised by the Roman Pontiff.
Then, His Beatitude, the Catholicos, introduced the following agenda of the meeting.

THE AGENDA 

1.   Appointment of an Administrator for the Archieparchy of Tiruvalla
2.   Canonical Provision for the vacant Metropolitan See of Tiruvalla

1. Appointment of an Administrator for the Archieparchy of Tiruvalla
His Beatitude, the Catholicos introduced the topic as the main point of deliberation for the Synod. In the discussion that followed, all the members present were of unanimous opinion that it would be better to appoint, Rt. Rev. Chrian Ramanalil Corepiscopo, the Protosyncellus of the Archieparchy as the Administrator, as it would ensure continuity of administration. His Beatitude, the Catholicos delared this decision and it was welcomed by all.

2. Canonical Provision for the Vacant Metropolitan See of Tiruvalla
The Permanent Synod observed that the vacancy of the Metropolitan See of Tiruvalla shall be filled up as early as possible, as prolonged period under an Administrator would be detrimental to the ecclesial life of the Archieparchy.  Hence, necessary steps should be taken for the appointment of a new Bishop at the earliest.  The Catholicos informed that the Holy Episcopal Synod is scheduled to be held on Saturday, 10 March 2007 and that letters for its convocation will be handed over soon.

CONCLUSION

            His Beatitude thanked all the members of the Synod for being present after the long liturgy of the enthronement. The meeting concluded at 4 p.m. with the prayer and the blessing of His Beatitude, the Major Archbishop-Catholicos.


Most Rev. Thomas Mar Koorilos
Secretary of the Synod
                                                                        
Fr. Antony Valiyavilayil OIC
Chancellor

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

THE SYRO-MALANKARA CATHOLIC CHURCH
MAJOR ARCHIEPISCOPAL CURIA
CATHOLICATE CENTRE, TRIVANDRUM- 695 004, KERALA INDIA

 

THE PERMANENT SYNOD 

5 March 2007

 

DECISIONS

The Permanent Synod that met on 5 March 2007 decided to recommend Rt. Rev. Corepiscopo Cherian Ramanalil to be appointed Administrator of the Vacant Meropolitan See of Tiruvalla.

 

Most Rev. Thomas Mar Koorilos 
Secretary of the Synod 


Fr. Antony Valiyavilayil OIC 
Chancellor

__________________________________________________________________________________________________


 

THE SYRO-MALANKARA CATHOLIC CHURCH
MAJOR ARCHIEPISCOPAL CURIA 
CATHOLICATE CENTRE, TRIVANDRUM- 695 004, KERALA, INDIA

THE PERMANENT SYNOD

2 May 2007


REPORT

 

A meeting of the Permanent Synod of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church was held at Marygiri Archbishop’s House Tiruvalla on 2 May 2007. His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis, the Major Archbishop-Catholicos presided over the meeting.
All members of the Synod, namely, His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos (President of the Synod), Most Rev. Thomas Mar Koorilos (Secretary of the Synod), Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios, Most Rev. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom were present. Fr. Antony Valiyavilayil OIC, the Chancellor, recorded the proceedings.
The meeting commenced at 3 p.m. on 2 May 2007. His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis said the opening prayer. He welcomed the members to the meeting of the Permanent Synod, convened for consultation as per norms of c 220.3o, to appoint an administrator for the Eparchial See of Muvattupuzha which fell vacant at the enthronement of His Grace Thomas Mar Koorilos as Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiruvalla.
THE AGENDA  AND DISCUSSION
His Beatitude introduced the topic, appointment of an Administrator for the Eparchy of Muvattupuzha, as the point for deliberation of the Synod. The Synod first evaluated the present status of the young Eparchy of Muvattupuzha.  In the discussion that followed, all the members present were of unanimous opinion that it would be better to appoint the Protosyncellus of the Eparchy of Muvattupuzha, Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Varghese Easwarankudiyil as the Administrator, as it would ensure continuity of administration. His Beatitude, the Catholicos declared this decision and it was welcomed by all.
CONCLUSION

His Beatitude thanked all the members of the Synod for being present at the meeting of the Permanent Synod, after the long liturgy of the enthronement.  The meeting concluded at 4 p.m. with the prayer and the blessing of His Beatitude.

 

Most Rev. Thomas Mar Koorilos
Secretary of the Synod
                                                                        
Fr. Antony Valiyavilayil OIC
Chancellor

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

THE SYRO-MALANKARA CATHOLIC CHURCH
MAJOR ARCHIEPISCOPAL CURIA
CATHOLICATE CENTRE, TRIVANDRUM- 695 004, KERALA INDIA

 

THE PERMANENT SYNOD 

2 May 2007

 

DECISIONS

         The Permanent Synod that met on 2 May 2007 decided to recommend Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Varghese Easwarankudiyil to be appointed Administrator of the Vacant Eparchial See of Muvattupuzha.

 

Most Rev. Thomas Mar Koorilos 
(Secretary) 

Fr. Antony Valiyavilayil OIC 
(Chancellor)

Quick Links

News & Events

SUNDAY SCHOOL RESULT OF STD. X, XII (2016-17)-Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum 
SUNDAY SCHO;

Read More...

© Copy Right The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. All Rights Reserved.
Designed by Design at India