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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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2017
2017
27 December 2017, Fourth Wednesday of Subara
Importance of this day Sleeha Mar Yohannan

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Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Exodus 33:9-23
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Proverbs 15:1-6
Engarta (Epistle Reading): Romans 8:35-39
Evangalion (Gospel): John 21:20-24, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)
Prayer of the dayJesus the Protector of all, You allowed Your holy Sliha and Evangelist John the Beloved, to rest his head on Your chest at the Mystical Supper, and he drew from Your heart the depths of his divine knowledge. May we recognize You as the Word of Life, filled with grace and truth, the Image and Glory of the Father, that we may have fellowship with You and live Your teaching of love.
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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