Dear Jack “as per the limited knowledge and informational …
Comment posted Lifestyle of Kerala Syrian Christians by BGfromNZ.
“as per the limited knowledge and informational database of most Syrian Christians and this is ignorance of History”
Your so called advanced knowledge is entirely based on Ammamachi and Appacha tales which have no position in an educated atmosphere. Please read this…
* A History of the Expansion of Christianity *
In this book the possibility of Christians coming to India by any route before the third century is impossible. It also confirms the traditional date of 345 C.E. for the first migration.
* The Chaldean Syrian Church of the East *
—Dr. Mar Aprem, Metropolitan of the Chaldean Syrian Church of the East of Trichur
in this book it admits that there was a church in India in the middle of the sixth century when Cosmas Indicopleustes visited India…. According to Cosmas, Christians existed in Male and at [Quilon] where a bishop, ordained in Persia, lived.”
* Christian Topography *
—Cosmas the Alexandrian
The author was a theologian, geographer and merchant who traded with Ethiopia and Ceylon. He visited Malabar in 520–525 C.E., and in gives the first acceptable evidence for Christian communities in India.
* The Encyclopaedia Britannica *
in its article “Christians of Saint Thomas”, says, “The origins of the so-called Malabar Christians is uncertain, though they seem to have been in existence before the 6th century A.D. and probably derive from the missionary activity of the East Syrian (Nestorian) Church
* The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire *
Writing about the Syrian Christians of Malabar, in says, “The difference of their character and colour attest the mixture of a foreign race…. Their conformity with the faith and practice of the fifth century world equally disappoint the prejudices of a Papist or Protestant
* Marco Polo’s Asia *
In this book it declares, “The Nestorians of India … venerated St. Thomas as the patron of Asiatic Christianity and not of Indian or kerala Christianity
* Eastern Christianity in India *
—Eugene Cardinal Tisserant
Thomas of Cana—or his bishop from Edessa, Joseph – can be said to be the founder of the church in Malabar, gives the date of the first event as about 450 C.E., and it is because of the union that the Church of the East can be said to be the first Christian church in India.
“In this India there is a scattered people, one here, another there, who call themselves Christian, but are not so, nor have they baptism, nor do they know anything about the faith: nay, they believe St. Thomas the Great to be Christ”
– attested by Bishop Jordan, the French Dominican friar who was sent to Quilon by Pope John XXII, in 1330
There is also the evidence of the Persian “St. Thomas” crosses made of black granite, that have been provisionally dated to the seventh or eighth century
now its up to you jack, of course if you want to…
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