Communique: Mshikhani Province of Mar Thoma

26 February 2017

The Mshikhani Province of Mar Thoma is under the guidance of myself, Chayim bar Ya’aqub, and the Mebeqqar of the Assembly of Mshikhanim, Mar Andreos.

Additionally, the Eastern Province is under the spiritual direction of Rev. Mthr. Rosh-Shamash (Archdeaconess) Hanna (Micklereed). The monastics (as are all Mshikhani monastics) are under the spiritual direction of Rev. Fr. Abba Joseph, the Central Abbot of the Monastic Order of Mshikhanim.

This particular province of the Assembly of Mshikhanim is for those who came to the Assembly primarily from a St. Thomas Christian and Catholic Christian background. This Province has been received into the Assembly with and practices unique to various branches of Eastern and Western Catholic traditions. These traditions and practices were reviewed and authorised by myself and the Mebeqqar, finding that they are not out of line with the Three Pillars of the Faith. They share the same Scriptures as the rest of the Mshikhanim.

As of this day, 26 February 2017, the Mshikhani Province of Mar Thoma is in full communion with the Holy Synod of the Assembly of Mshikhanim.

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