Most Respected Bava Thirumeni,
1.1 Please know, again, that I am Dr KM George, a member of the Orthodox Church and a very senior professional. I am a former UN Advisor and belong to Ooramana near Muvattupuzha. Currently I am heading the SDF—Sustainable Development Forum. Our patron is Hon Justice Dr. Narayana Kurup. We have organised some 105 seminars since 1998 at Mel Mana Gardens on various issues of thematic importance. Our speakers, among others, included Dr Prem Nair of Amrita Medical College; Dr. K Kannan -Director of ADB, Manila; Air Marshal Dr Madhudusdanan, our lamented Dr Osthathious; Shri PJ Joseph former Minsiter, Rev Dr. Abraham Mulamootil, Dr MP Mathai, HG Dr. Thomas Athanasius, Prof Satcha Stone, etc to mention a few stalwarts. We are non political and non religious in our approach and outlook and supported by our own members only. Our motto is to “know and proclaim, not to argue and win”.
2.1 We are here to bring about awareness to the rural masses and communities on various issues that are of interest to our day to day lives. We get about 100 participants for each seminar and we meet at 4 pm on the last Sunday of every month at Mel Mana Gardens, overlooking the Muvattupuzha River.
3.1 Last year in November our regular Dr Palouse Gregorios memorial oration was delivered by arch bishop Dr Thomas Koorilos form Tiruvalla. During the previous years, we had very many eminent speakers to deliver these memorial lectures like the lamented Dr Osthathious, Rev Dr Johns Abraham Konat, Dr MP Mathai, HG Dr Thomas Athanasius, etc.
3.2 Please do recall that I did invite you in person in Devalokam to deliver such a memorial lecture and you did happily agree to do so. However, subsequently, you did shy away due to certain subjective reasons or considerations. Later I did understand that someone very close to you—one bishop—has reportedly poisoned your mind by saying that it is a kind of Ghostyy-Koshty going on here under the name of seminars! We both know very well as to who is that bishop!!!
4.1 Incidentally one of our Supreme Court advocates, MT George is a cousin of my wife- Dr Isabella George. He has been briefing me about the trend of the case as well as the dinner you were hosting for him and his wife Susy George.
5.1 I am personal friend of HH Patriarch right from the days of his being a Metropoitlian—Cyril. We had good days and bad days as patriarch and if you care to see my website, it is all there. I do seldom spare to call a spade and spade when it comes to clash with my core beliefs. Since 3rd July I did send him some 65 emails urging and appealing him to come to reconciliation and reunification and most of my emails were replied either by him or his secretary one Rev Bali Ramaban.
5.2 Sadly from your end neither you did acknowledge nor reply any of my emails, may be you are too busy or you felt that I am worthless to be acknowledged. Yet my zeal for my Church has been consuming me. Hence even this letter please.
5.3 I knew you as Paul achen and our Great March days! My family friend Dr Sunny Pariyaram of Bombay may come to our rescue, if you do not recall me that well. My school mates Dr MP Mathai and Rev Palouse Peter of NY (Former UN) may introduce me dispassionately. I am friends with many of the bishops of the Orthodox Church and Jacobite church alike. Babu thirumnei ( KT Thomas tuned Chenganoor Athanasius,) and many of your illustrious predecessors like Gheevarghese the second, Mathews the first and second were known to me as I was very active in the MGOCSM.I was friends with Palouse Gregorios, Philiopse Theophilous, Philiopse Eusobeous etc to mention a few luminaries of the MGOCSM.
6.1 I wonder if you would come and address any of our future seminars on a topic of World Peace in the light of the UN mandate of SDGs. !
Peace in Malankara Church—Loud Thinking to be Proactive.
7.1 It is a golden opportunity that you got now to bring in lasting peace through reunification. You do require a holistic approach by sacrificing perceptional disabilities. Your initial reactions and responses after 3rd July were very good and was even acknowledged by the civil society as well as HH Patriarch! I did market you very well to the Patriarch based on your tone. But subsequently you were found wanting and even betraying your own credibility -from an inclusive peace lover to that of a strong spokesperson of anti peace movement. You need an urgent introspection about your advisors and the company that you keep.
7.2 The impression that I gathered from the German meeting was that HH Patriarch just ignored you totally, while Fr KM George and metropolitan Nicholoves were given space to meet him for interactions! This does not speak well of you as head of the Malankara Church Holy Father.
7.3 There is no point in waging any shadow boxing as you are the victor. In victory you can afford to be and must be magnanimous with humility and modesty as your sole aim must be to include the marginalised and prosper.
7.4 Let me hasten to add that there is some sinister designs in operation even among our top leaders to discredit Dr Thomas Athanasius. These schemers know jolly well that if reconciliation and unity comes into being, with little over 60 parish churches and a sizable chunk of the Jacobite population ( half a million people support) in Kandanad East Diocese, Dr Athanasius would become an unstoppable force to be reckoned with in deciding the fate of the Malankara Church. It is therefore, imperative for them that unity should never take place for their own sordid vested interests to suit their sadistic pleasures.
7.5 You need to assume the status of a father figure, as head of the Church in Malankara. There are very many good talents among the bishops that you got in your team and you must make use of them as a good manger. You must not compete with them under any pressure of complexes of the coteries. Micro management is not your concern please.
7.6 Let us face it fairly and squarely that your Varikoli and Parumala performances did demarket you even among the moderates in the church. You are no more and should not be the old Paul achen. But you are the head of the Indian Orthodox Church Holy Father. You need to grow up in stature, perception, self esteem and outlook.
7.7 As it will be a historical blunder if you squander this God given opportunity, please awake and arise Holy Father.
7.8 Please do know that some 99 per cent of the Malankara Church wants peace and reunification. Sadly the leadership from the Jacobite faction is nonresponsive to any unity call! In fact, they should have been more proactive being the most affected ones due to the 2017 verdict. Only a few who want to wield power, positions and money power are the enemies of unity. This microscopic minority are to be identified as enemies of peace and even enemies of the civil society. They only use the social media to create unrest and confrontations under the guise of faith—true faith, etc. Only those who have business interest out of church litigations are the enemies of peace. They have much to lose if unity takes place. They are wolves in the costume of sheep.
8.0 You need to follow up and get done the Holy Synod decisions like:
8.1 Initiation of the implementation process of the court verdict by the state government.
8.2 Initiation of dialogue with the Jacobite faction.
8.3 Follow up action visit to HH Patriarch after the Lebanon contacts by your good will ambassadors.
8.4 What kind of adherence made about the synod decisions about building bridges with the Jacobite faction in the form of Confidence Building Measures ( CBMs).
8.5 Have we got any road maps prepared for reconciliation and reunification based on the 1934 constitution and the July verdict of the apex court?
9.1 Diplomacy is the only way forward if we want any inclusive peace agreement with malice to none and good will to all. We must be in a win –win situation. The right balance between thinking and doing must be perceived—must bend towards doing more critically.
10.1 We must send an official delegation including elected and non elected members to call on HH Patriarch in response to his letter to prove to the world that we too are Christians with witness.!
Dr KM George,
30th Oct, 2017.