Epiphany at Sunland Church

Epiphany at Sunland 2013

As many of you may know, I am placed in charge of the Syriac Orthodox parish (St. James) in Sunland, California, USA by the Holy Synod of Malankara Orthodox Church. A new Church was acquired by them and was consecrated on 3rd Nov. 2012. Those interested to see the  pictures from the Epiphany Service of the parish may go to:


Very Rev. Corepiscopo Dr. Joseph Tarzi  (vicar) is leading the serive.


No Quite (Un)Believable

We heard him say yes, now he says no. I just came across a Bible verse Matthew 5:37 which reads: ”

“But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is of evil.”

Look at these media reports

Here is a response from Bishop K. P. Yohannan on the matter:

From Believers Church


Sresta Bava on Unity

Quite Believable

A news report about Believers Church, a protestant Church headed by bishop K. P. Yohannan (Thiruvalla), planning to merge with Syrian Orthodox Church was aired by Reporter Chanel on Jan. 4th 2013. The last sentence in the report is noteworthy. It says, “a major part of the property of the Believers Church will go to the Jacobite Syrian Association Church in India”. If there is enough money involved who cares for faith questions!

Watch the video of the report


Metropolitan of Kochi diocese sent a complaint to the Patriarch by phone and then by fax. The patriarch in turn sent a Kalpana on the same letter the metropolitan sent asking the maprian Thomas I to stop all moves in that direction. It is reported that Metropolitans Kuriakose Mar Theophilus, Geevarghese Mar Coorilos, Coreposcopo Adai Jacob (Seminary Principal) and Mr. Thampu Thukalan are those behind the move.

2012 in review

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