- Throne of St. Thomas
The Throne of St. Thomas is the
Apostolictradition of the Christianchurch in India, believed to be established by St. Thomas at the same time as Saint Paul established the church in Corinth..It is currently held by six bishops from different denominationsin India. They were all once part of the same Malankara Church. During the course of time some of them joined the Catholic Church (1599), Patriarch of Antioch (1875) and C.M.S. Anglican Church (1878).
Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church
But those who remained independent later chose the name Mar Thoma Church and still is under the full control of its own local Metropolitan. It defines itself as, Apostolic in origin,
Universalin nature, Biblicalin faith, Evangelical in principle, Ecumenicalin outlook, Orientalin worship, Democraticin function, and Episcopalin character. [Rev.C.P.Philipose, in Introduction to Concise History of Malankara Marthoma Church (1936) by T.C. Chacko, Page 12-13.] It is in communion with a number of member churches of World Council of Churchesincluding the worldwide Anglican Communion.
***Supremo:Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan
Tiruvalla, Kerala, India.
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (Indian Orthodox Church)
The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church is an autocephalous (Independent)
Oriental OrthodoxChurch, founded by St.Thomas the Apostle in A.D 72 and succeeded by Catholicoses This church is in Communion with the Oriental Orthodox Churches.
This church faced several splits in its history. Those churches found such areSyro Malabar ChurchMarthoma ChurchMalabar Independent Syrian Church of ThozhiyoorSyro Malankara Catholic Church
**His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Didymos I
Syro-Malabar Catholic Church
The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church is an Eastern Catholic Church with a Major Archiepiscopal Status.
**Mar Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil
Syro-Malankara Catholic Church
Syro-Malankara Catholic Churchis an Eastern Catholic Church with a Major Archiepiscopal Status. It was established when Mar Ivanios and seven laymen and a deacon left the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church and joined the Catholic Church in the 1930s.
Mar Baselios Cleemis
Malabar Independent Syrian Church (Thoyzohir Sabha)
Malabar Independent Syrian Churchis an autocephalous (independent) Oriental Orthodox in its theology, but not in communion with the Oriental Orthodox Church but in communion with the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church
**MCyril Mar Basalius Metropolitan
St. Thomas Evangelical Church of India
St. Thomas Evangelical Church of India (STECI) is an Evangelical, Episcopal Church which firmly affirms that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God. All that is necessary for our salvation and living in righteousness is given in the Bible. It further affirms that the Church has a responsibility to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all the nations of the world, especially to
**T C Cherian
Mar Thoma Church
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