Dear Johcy, You wrote ‘..the Church of the East. …
Comment posted ‘The St. Thomas Christian Encyclopaedia of India’- Volume II , Chief Editor Prof.George Menachery by George Mathew.
You wrote ‘..the Church of the East. See that in the Synode of Nicea there was a bishop called John who represented both persia and india. It was us who wanted to keep only an eccumenical relationship with the church..’
You seem to imply that ‘Bishop John’ was from Malabar. If so, please support your claim.
To make my query clearer!
The then India included today’s Afghanistan, Pakistan, today’s India (and Kerala). There were Israelite/Nazerene/Jewish communities in Parthia, Taxila, Kalyan, Goa and Malabar, apart from some other locations. Ethopian was also at times referred to as India by the West (Greek, and Romans). Ethopia was evangilized by Syrian Nazerenes and today’s Orthodox Christians of Ethopia are the fruits of the labour of those Syrians. So, the name ‘India’ can be vastly extended to include 100,000s of square miles of the world. Even Tibet had Nazerene presence. Large chunks of history of similar ‘unheard’ places has been lost.
Please support your implied claim that Bishop John was from Malabar.
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