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posted Sep 1, 2013, 10:48 AM by St. Peter CSI Church Los Angeles
Dear all,

This month is very important in the life of the Church of South India as it celebrates the formation day on September 27th.

Unity was the hallmark of the formation of the CSI. When various denominational traditions (mainly the Anglican, the Methodist, the Presbyterian and the Congregationalist) came together, oneness in Christ was accentuated in a very unique way in the challenging context of India.

Facing up to the mandate of Christ’s commandment of oneness was at the core of this vision of unity; unity in service; unity in witness; unity in mission; unity in ministry; unity in liturgy and worship; unity in community; unity in faith. The list could go on. Let us note, however, that uniformity was not envisaged.

Full communion of the Church of South India with the Marthoma Church and the Church of North India is a manifest expression of such a theological position of the CSI. So, with a sense of mutuality and acceptance these Churches function in an atmosphere of fellowship.

While celebrating the formation day let us thank God the rich heritage of the Church of South India and continue to practice the unity-vision of Christ in every walk of life.

Our Convention is around the corner; September 28th and 29th. Let us pray for Rev. Dr. Martin Alfonse, the speaker, and the Convention that it will be a source of inspiration for all.

With warm regards,

Yours in Christ,
George Oommenachen
August 30th 2013