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‘Viswasa Samrakshana Samithi’

 

Early 1970′s was a period of great confusion and tribulations in the Malankara Church. The faith and traditions of the Holy Church were questioned by a section who later declared themselves independent. This hurt the feelings of many, but the lack of a common forum for the faithful to convey their grievances appeared to be a major handicap in those days. It was in this difficult period the parishioners of the churches in Kottayam and nearby places took an initiative to convene a meeting of the faithful in the Attamangalam church.

Accordingly on 18th June 1972 a special convention was held in the church which gave birth to the organization called ‘Viswasa Samrakshana Samithi’ (Association for defending the Holy Faith) with Mr. John Abraham Illikalam as its founder president and Mr. C Philip Panachiparambil as its secretary. It is this organization the forerunner of ‘Anthiokya Viswasa Samrakshana Samithi’ which have its branches now in all the Malankara churches.