Faith and Liturgy
The Church, though modern in its vision and outlook, keeps the traditional Orthodox faith and liturgy. It accepts the first three Ecumenical Synods. In earlier days, the liturgy used by the Church was adopted from the Persian Church, which had to be abandoned at the Portuguese compulsion at the end of 16th century. The liturgy now in use is the translation of the Syrian liturgy adopted from the Antiochian (Syrian or Antiochian?) Orthodox Church in the 17th century. Today the Church uses Malayalam as liturgical language in Kerala, respective local languages in other parts of India, and English in outside India. Use of syriac words like ‘Barekmor’ and Kurielaison’ are common in all the translations.
The Indian Orthodox community inherited many aspects of Indian civilization and they are as any other member of any other community in India, in their customs, manners and life style.