First Sunday of 50 days Lent (Kothine Sunday) - Feb 26th

Pethratha of the Great Lent

The Great Lent starts by commemorating the first miracle performed by Jesus i.e. turning water into wine at the wedding feast at Cana of Galilee. The Gospel reading for each Sunday of the Great Lent is about a miracle performed by Jesus.

Evening
St. John 3: 1- 6

Morning
St. Luke 16: 1-18

Before Holy Qurbana
Exodus 20: 1-21
Joel 2: 12-20
Isaiah 58: 5-14

Holy Qurbana
Acts 11: 19-26
OR
Revelations 2: 1 -7
Colossians 3: 1- 17
St. John 2: 1-11

Great Lent Prayer Book

Please download the Great Lent Prayer Book using the URL below. You can print copies for your family and use for the daily family prayers.

Great Lent Prayer Book

Feast of Vattasseril Thirumeni & Makarios Thirumeni

Feast Day: February 23rd


St. Geevarghese Mar Dionysius Vattasseril

Vattasseril Geevarghese Mar Dionysius is popularly known as Malankara Sabha Bhasuran (The Great Luminary of Malankara Orthodox Church) which our Church has bestowed on him in recognition of his rich contribution to Malankara Orthodox Church. Vattasseril Thirumeni was a man of prayer, determination and dynamism. He was a saint who never stooped before falsehood.

As our Church pays its profound respects to the sacred memory of Mar Dionysius VI, it should dedicate itself to follow his example and build on what he had begun. May the remembrance of his saintly life be a blessing to the Church as a whole and to its members individually.

H.G. Dr. Thomas Mar Makarios

He was instrumental in the growth of our church and have been part of many of our lives.  Let us all pray and remember the great things he has blessed us with on this special day.  May his memory live with us forever.

The Stream - Diocesan Newsletter for 2017

Please click on the link below to view the Diocesan Stream.

The Stream

Holy Qurbana - Wed., Feb 8th @ 6:30pm (Ending 3-Day Nineveh Fast)

There will be a Holy Qurbana on Wednesday, February 8th at 6:30pm for the ending of the Nineveh (3 Day) Fast.  Please make every effort to attend and inform any members in your area.

The fast of Nineveh is a three-day lent recognized by the Orthodox Church. During this fast, we remember the three days Prophet Jonah spent in the belly of a large fish as penance for his disobedience to God and the atonement of the sinful city of Nineveh.

During these three days, we should look at our lives and show remorse for our disobedient natures and follow in the footsteps of Prophet Jonah and the people of Nineveh.  As with all other fasts/lents of the Holy church, the fast of Nineveh is observed by refraining from the intake of all dairy and meat products.

May the Lord God accept your prayers, repentance and fasting. May He reward you and shower His blessing upon you.