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Weeks of Annunciation (Subara) is the first season of the liturgical year. The Syro-Malabar liturgical year begins with the proclamation and celebration of the historical encounter between God and man in the person of Jesus Christ, the human appearance of the Divine Person. The Syriac word Subara, 'Annunciation', with which the Church qualify the first five or six weeks of her liturgical year, is, in fact, an announcement and proclamation with celebration with this supreme glad news of divine condescension to the human frailty in order to raise it up to the divine sublimity. For the whole East Syriac tradition and thus also to the Syro-Malabar Church, the whole period of Annunciation is a big Christmas! December 25th is only the climax of this celebration. Continue reading....
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2018
2018
1 January 2018, Fifth Monday of Subara
Importance of this day The Name Isho
We give honour to the Name of Jesus, not because we believe that there is any intrinsic power hidden in the letters composing it, but because the Name of Jesus reminds us of all the blessings we receive through our Holy Redeemer. To give thanks for these blessings we revere the Holy Name, as we honour the Passion of Christ by honouring His Cross.
Read more: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07421a.htm.
Click to read reflections based on the readings, prepared by Father George Edayadiyil, CMI.
Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Genesis 17:1-27
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Isaiah 42:18-43:13
Engarta (Epistle Reading): Galatians 5:1-6 & Philippians 2:5-11
Evangalion (Gospel): Matthew 1:18-25, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)
Prayer of the dayIsho-M'siha the Name above all names, eight days after Your birth You were given the Name Isho that is above every other name. Through Your saving Name Isho, grant that we may serve You and Your people with a joyful and renewed heart. From this first day of the New Year, may we grow rich in conduct and deeds that will be well pleasing to You. And we offer praise and thanksgiving to Your Holy Name Isho.
For Study, Reflection, Meditation, Celebration and Experimental Assimilation

Mystery of Incarnation - in background, Creation: man its centre - life in Paradise - Sin and Fall - thrown out of Paradise - promise of the Saviousr - long OT life of misery and suffering, election and rejection - birth of the Son of God - "Glory to God in the highest" - Amman-hu-El = God with us - beheading of the innocent - presentation of Jesus in the Temple - at twelve Jesus in the Temple amidst the teachers and elders.

Devotion to Mother Mary

Consent of Mary essential - "Hail, full of grace!" - "Be it to me according to your word!" - Son of God became man - human indebtedness to Mary comes from this consent - she is the Mother of Jesus and also ours - Christian believers are not orphans!


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