Sunday @ 8:45: Holy Qurbana Service
Apart from the Malankara Orthodox Church based in India, there are many other types of Orthodox Churches. It was at the Council of Chalcedon whereby the Orthodox Church split into two large factions; the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox Church.
In AD 451, during the Council of Chalcedon, there was a disagreement surrounding the status of how God nature and human nature operated in our Lord Jesus Christ. Those who believed that he had two separate natures eventually won the day at the Council of Chalcedon (the Eastern Orthodox Churches). However, the remaining churches (including the Malankara Orthodox Church) remained firm in the belief that Christ was God and man at the same time. This led to these Oriental Orthodox Churches (as they would later be called) to reject the council. Therefore, the Eastern Orthodox Church emphasises the difference in the Divine and Human Nature of Jesus while the Oriental Orthodox Churches emphasises the oneness of Jesus’ nature. This has led the Oriental Orthodox Church to only accept the first three Councils (Nicea, Constantinople and Ephesus) while the Eastern Orthodox Church accepts seven.
However, despite these differences, the Malankara Orthodox Church maintains strong relationships with our Orthodox brothers and sisters. Especially in Malaysia, as our Church is the only Orthodox Church in Malaysia, we openly welcome all Orthodox believers to glorify God as one united Church.