Malankara World

What Shall I Do To Be Saved?

By Rev. Dr. Curian Kaniyamparambil

Question 103. Bishops in the Orthodox Church have a miter. Isn't this an imitation from the priests of the god Dagon? Is this not against the Christian Faith?

The Old Testament priests had miter. (Biblical encyclopedia pages 127, 465). St. Polycrathis of Ephesus (AD 125-190) has written, St. John, who is an apostle, a witness, and teacher, used mitre. It was in Ephesus that St. John lived and died.

Can we say that even St. John copied this from the priests of Dagon?

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