The Moderator of CSI Submits False Affidavit
The Church, Its Calling and Mission
by Rev. Dr. E. C. John
A little over sixty years ago, the Rev.David Chellappa, then Principal of St. Paul’s High School, Bepery, later Bishop in Madras, addressed a Youth Conference at Pallam near Kottayam, attended mostly by mission – oriented college students. His theme was ‘We believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic church’. We felt enlightened and motivated to serve the church and the nation. We were full of hope, longing the dawn of our national independence.
CSI After Sixty Years
In 1947 when the Church of South India was formed I was too young to realise its full impact. Yet, I could sense the excitement in the air, especially of my elders in the family and the Church. As I grew up and studied theology and the history of the Church, I came to know that the formation was an epoch making event.