THE ESCHATOLOGICAL CHARACTER OF THE PROPRIA

Rev. Dr. George Thakadiyel   Introduction             In order to understand the richness of the East Syrian liturgical tradition one must go to the great and vast world of the Hudra of the Church of...

Period of the Dedication of the Church (Qudas Edta)

Rev. Dr. Prof. John Moolan     This period comprises the last four weeks of the East Syrian liturgical year. The rubric indicates the mandate for the beginning of the season. If the November first is...

The Period of Elia-Cross

     Rev. Dr. Prof. John Moolan The naming of this season is based on the appearance of Eia and Moses with Jesus at transfiguration (Mt 17:1-18). Sliba (Cross) here stands for Jesus, because the Cros...

Period of Qayta

  Rev. Dr. Prof. John Moolan   The literal meaning of Syriac term qayta is summer. It is in summer that the vegetative fruition takes place. Accordingly the theological significance of this period is...

Period of the Apostles

Rev. Dr. Prof. John Moolan The period of the Apostles begins with the feast of Pentecost. This feast should be understood in the context of Jewish feast by the same name. Among the Jews the feast of ...

Period of Resurrection

Rev. Dr. Prof. John Moolan The death and resurrection of Jesus is the central focus of Christianity. Until fourth century, the Resurrection was the only feast in the Church. In the second century, th...

The Period of Great Fast (Sawma Rabba)

Rev.Prof.Dr. John Moolan   The period of Great Fast is the third liturgical season of the Syro-Malabar Church of East Syrian tradition. The name “Great Fast” signifies the imitation of the great...

Period of Denha (Epiphany)

  Rev .Dr. Prof. John Moolan               he Syriac term Denha and the Greek term Epiphania or Theophania literally means the rising of the sun, but theologically it means the divine manifestation o...

The Period of Annunciation-Nativity

 The Period of Annunciation-Nativity Prof. Dr. John Moolan 1. The Naming of the Season The Syrians call this season Subbara (Annunciation), while Latins and Armenians call it Advent. For Syrians and ...