Jacobite Church Needs A Victory To Survive; Internal Politics Demand It
Following the supreme court verdict, Jacobites cannot no longer exist in the Malankara church, although they can remain an independent church. Either they have to build new churches to be independent of their own, or should dissolve into the Malankara Orthodox community.
Jacobite Syrian Church Secretary George Mathew Thekethathalakam and church trustee Thampu George Thukalan faces struggle of wiping out from their responsibilities within the church. With this, the clear signs of a split the crisis in the church is being more revealed. A section of the followers even believes that the Jacobite Church is failing in the court continuously due to the undue leadership and the no reasons are left to blame the judgement.
Fr.George Varghese, Vayaliparambil accuses that the leadership is not in a position to meet the legal case with proper evidences or points to hold the assets of the church. Instead the leadership merely help in losing the churches to the Orthodox. It is not sure if the leadership hold any valuable documents in the headquarters to sustain the arguments they raise. Fr.George even ask the believers of the church to suspect the actions of the leadership as he accuse them not taking much effort to success Many among the church members condemn Jacobite Church's Annunciation Conference in Kaloor. The believers are also disappointed that such play can never change the judgments. Even the Jacobites who came to Kaloor have been disappointed upon some reasons. Some documents which were never submitted to the court and is being spread through social media was raised up there in the conference too. The echo of opposition within the church questions the intention behind such dramas. They accuse a massive corruption is occuring in the name of faith by the leaders.
Many people criticize the church secretary George Mathew Thekkathalakal and the church trustee Thambu George Thukalan behind the failure of church in the court and for a poor administration. Kerala has been witnessing a fight between two factions of Malankara Christians, in the Kerala likely Malankara Orthodox Church and Jacobite Syrian Christian church. Following the supreme court verdict, Jacobites cannot no longer exist in the Malankara church, although they can remain an independent church. Either they have to build new churches to be independent of their own, or should dissolve into the Malankara Orthodox community. While not fit to both options, Jacobite Syrian has decided to move SC seeking a revision on the present verdict.