Monthly Archives: April 2019

‘Exiles from Eden’ – Sequel to ‘Flesh of Our Brethren’ Now Available

OCP-MARP – 29/4/2019

Purchase from LULU

Exiles from Eden‘ which is the sequel to the famous work ‘Flesh of Our Brethren‘ by Patriarch Abba Seraphim is now available for purchase. We recommend this work to any who has an interest in Western Rite Orthodoxy.

About the Book:
Exiles from Eden is the sequel to Abba Seraphim’s Flesh of Our Brethren which he first published in 2006. This is a later history of the Western episcopal successions originating from the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and deals specifically with the successions and jurisdictions originating from the 1866 mission of Mar Julius (Ferrette), Bishop of Iona, and the 1892 mission of Mar Timotheos (Vilatte).

Using the anonymous 1922 article “A Chapter of Secret History” which was originally published in The Church Times, as a framework for the period 1867-1922, he attempts to verify and amplify the events it recounts in tracing the history of the Ferrette Succession.

The later Vilatte Succession was more extensive in its outreach, not only in the United States but also in ministering to Poles, Black Americans, and Swedes, as well as establishing missions in Britain, France, Italy and the African Continent.


Western Rite Orthodox Book and Research Papers Presented to KCHR

OCP-MARP – 25/4/19

Trivandrum-Kerala-India: A copy of the first part of the book ‘Western Rites of Syriac-Malankara Orthodox Churches’ was presented to Kerala Council of Historical Research (KCHR) on 24/4/2019.  Dr. Sanal Mohan (Director – KCHR) received a copy of the book and research papers from George Alexander (Secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE – Pan-Orthodox Christian Society).

Research papers titled ‘The Russian Orthodox (ROCOR) Missionary Efforts in India – A Chronicle’ (by Fr. Angelos Stanway)’ and ‘St. Thomas & the Native Judeo-Dravidian Malankara Nasrani Church – A Brief Overview’ (by George Alexander) were submitted to the KCHR library. The book and the research papers will be cataloged for reference purpose. Both papers were published on behalf of the Center for Orthodox Studies – OCP Society. Visit COS portal –

Dr. Rachel A Varghese (Research Officer), Dr. Suneesh K. K (Academic Co-ordinator), Ms. Nyna John V. F (Librarian) were present for the occasion. Dr. Sanal thanked the research boards of Metropolitan Alvares Julius Research Project (MARP) and Center for Orthodox Studies (COS) and wished the very best for the on-going research initiatives onWestern Rite Orthodoxy and Malankara Nasrani history.

The Kerala Council for Historical Research (KCHR) is an autonomous research institution which is recognized as an official research center of the University of Kerala. The center is committed to quality research in History, Archaeology and Social Sciences. The center is situated within the campus of the Vyloppilli Samskriti Bhavan, Trivandrum, in the State of Kerala. Visit KCHR portal for more info –