Sunday, June 10, 2012

Marthomites - Who are they?

Mar Thoma Church Logo

Christians come in all shapes and sizes.

What kind am I?

I am an Indian Christian more accurately I am a Marthomite.
A Christian from Kerala will probably understand the type of church that I belong to. 

But to a Christian in the western world, explaining who I am and where I'm coming from is not an easy task. The Mar Thoma Church describes itself in the following manner:

We are Apostolic in origin, catholic in nature, Biblical in faith, Evangelical in principle, Ecumenical in outlook, Oriental in worship, Democratic in function, Episcopal in character and a Reformed Church.1

Each of the following few posts will expand and discuss this definition and its relevance to Marthomites.


1. Reformation in the Malankara Church. Living the Gospel Pub. Mar Thoma Sabha Council, February 2011.