I hope the biography will be read widely and the memory of Bishop Jonas Thaliath will be kept alive to provide inspiration to every member of the familyie the Church in India and specially to the younger generation
Antony Cardinal Padiyara,
Major Archbishop – Emeritus of Ernakulam-Ankamaly
It is in the fitness of things ..that at least a biography should exist to tell the next generation about this great man who spent himself for the church in our generation.Bishop Jonas Thaliath was a champion advocate of greater autonomy for the three Rites of the Church in India as also an apostle of greater unity and Cupertino between them Shri KP Joseph is to be thanked for undertaking this task. I am sure the biography will help us to keep Bishop Jonas will help us to keep Bishop Jonas alive in our memory. He could be our inspiration in many of our pastoral enterprises..Bishop Jonas Thaliath was a champion advocate of greater autonomy for the three Rites of the Church in India as also an apostle of greater unity and Cupertino between them
Rev Fr. Joseph Powathil
The biography of Bishop Jonas is of special significance at a time , when the Syro-Malabar Church is at crossroads in her search for identity, especially in liturgy and worship.It cbecomes all the more relevant in this time, when the Syro- Malabar Church is conferred autonomy within the fold of the Universal Chuch , a cause which was so dear to Bishop Jonas .
Fr. Alex Ukken CMI
An ineffable stillness seemed to have descended on the body of the Shepherd of Jesus, the stillness of death , the stillness of a pause in his spiritual pilgrimage, stillness of a new beginning, the stillness of a moment tied up with eternity, with eternal life, the stillness within the heart of a still revolving planet sending off one of its illustrious occupants home towards the wondrous but unexplored and mystifying abode and ineffable presence of God.
Feeling himself as a shepherd he peered into the eyes of the goats ;some of them responded and the goat eyes gleamed on him. He experience a few supreme moments of empathy for Gods creation. The goat eyes became for him at that moment windows opening into a vision of the mystery of creation, of life, of existence, of God.