Question: Who are the Marthoma Christians?

What is Marthoma Christianity?

The Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church, often shortened to Mar Thoma Church, and known also as the Reformed Syrian Church and the Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar, is an autonomous Reformed Oriental church based in Kerala, India.

Is Marthoma Church a Protestant church?

Bottom line, the Marthoma Church is a Protestant eastern Church that is within the Anglican communion. Some of the externals are Syriac Orthodox in origin, but the internals are not Syriac Orthodox. It is purely Protestant and Abraham Malpan was the Martin Luther of Malankara.

What is the difference between Roman Catholic and Marthoma?

This church uses the West Syriac liturgy but is more Anglican than Orthodox in theology like the lack of veneration of the saints. The Mar Thoma Church is that section of the non-Roman St. St Thomas Christians in Malankara which was part of those who defied the authority of Pope and Roman Faith.

Is Marthoma an Orthodox?

The Manlanka also known as Marthoma is an Oriental Orthodox church so they only recognise the first 3 eccuminical councils. They are in comunion with the Copts, Syriac , and Armenian Churches.

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Can marthoma priests marry?

Yes. Either in the Catholic rite or, if he gets permission, in the Marthoma rite. While interfaith marriages are broadly tolerated, it is recognized that there is an additional burden in these marriages from the outset.

What is Marthoma cross?

Mar Thoma Slīva. Mar Thoma Sleeva is a Syriac term which means Saint Thomas cross. Antonio Gouvea, in the sixteenth century work Jornada, states that the old churches of Saint Thomas Christians were full of crosses of the type discovered at S. Thome (Mylapore).

What is Jacobite religion?

The Jacobite Syrian Christian Church (JSCC), also known as the Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, the Jacobite Syrian Church, and the Syriac Orthodox Church in India, is an autonomous Oriental Orthodox church based in Kerala, India, and is an integral branch of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch.

Who was the first Metropolitan of Marthoma Church?

Mary’s Church Alangad, by laying hands of 12 priests on 22 May 1653.

Thoma I.

Mar Thoma I
Arkkadiyakon Thoma later Thoma I; The first Malankara Metropolitan of Puthenkoor.
Diocese Puthenkoor Malankara Syrian Church
Installed 22 May 1653

When was marthoma founded?

Niranam Church:

Thomas went to Thrikapaleswaram, near Niranam, on the Thiruvalla- Mavelikkara route. St. Thomas is believed to have performed many miracles there. It is thought that the modern Mar Thoma Church stands at the place where a cross was erected and the Orthodox Church at the place where it was reinstalled.

Which pope established Syro Malabar hierarchy?

In 1923, Pope Pius XI (1922–39) set up a full-fledged Syro-Malabar hierarchy with Ernakulam-Angamaly as the Metropolitan See and Augustine Kandathil as the first Head and Archbishop of the Church.

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What is the fight between Orthodox and Jacobite?

The fight is over the control of 2000-odd churches and the huge wealth in the treasury. The Orthodox Church is headquartered in Kottayam, and Jacobites, who consider the Patriarch of Antioch, based in Beirut, as their supreme leader. Both factions differ in their leadership but they share the same rites of worship.

What is the difference between Orthodox and Jacobite?

The difference now is both Marthoma and Malankara Orthodox church using pure Malayalam in their churches while Jacobite still using West Syrian liturgy. HQ of Jacobites is Damascus Syria while Marthoma church HQ is at Thiruvalla and Malankara Orthodox church HQ is at Kottayam.