Saturday, February 4, 2012

February - Sunday of Departed Priests

February: Sunday of All Departed Priests - An update

Evening : St.Matthew 25:13-30 , Morning :St.Luke19:11-28

Before Holy Qurbana
Numbers 20:23-29 ,Deuteronomy 34 :1-8 ,Isaiah65:13-20

Holy Qurbana
Acts 20:26-38 ,I Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 ,St.Matthew 24:42-51

From the Nativity , we moved to Sundays of the Theophany with the last Sunday being how God does not reveal Him self if we are not cooperating with His grace and working with Him. With the Ninevah lent, we moved towards Holy Lent and Pascha (Easter) . This Sunday , May we remember in Holy Qurbana all departed Fathers and seek their prayers. Our Achen told today the the Church commemorate the two Sundays the Departed Priests amd all faithful predominantly before the Holy Lent so that we seek their solace as we go along with them to battle during Holy Lent.

Some Fathers that come to immediate mind

Saints:- Saint Severus of Antioch, St. Gregorios of Parumala , Saint Geevarghese Mar Dionysius
Departed Bishops of Malankara :Bishop Philoxenos (Delhi), Bishop Makarios, Paulos Mar Gregorios , Adding Bishop Ivanios
Departed Priests : V.C Samuel of Blessed Memory, Fr. P.C Eapen and Fr. Thomas Mundukuhy from ICON days , Our Kottathuvila Achen of Alleppey , Added Fr. Constantine

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