Lectionary

January-1: New Year's Day, Circumcision of our Lord, Memory of St. Basil and St. Gregory.

Evening         St.Luke13:6-9
Morning         St.John9:4-7
 
Before Holy Qurbana
 
Holy Qurbana

January-6: Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ

Description : This festival is called Danaha in Syriac meaning 'Dawn'. Also called Epiphany or Theophany.
 
Evening     St.Mark1:1-11
Morning     St.Matthew3:1-17
 
Before Holy Qurbana
 
Holy Qurbana
 
Blessing of the Water

January-7: Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Evening     St.Luke3:1-14,19-20
Morning     St.Mark6:14-29
 
Before Holy Qurbana
 
Holy Qurbana

January-8: Feast of St. Stephen

Evening    St.Mark12:1-12
Morning     St.John8:34-59
 
Before Holy Qurbana
 
Holy Qurbana

January-15: Second Sunday after Baptism of our Lord

Evening    St.John1:26-34
Morning     St.John1:35-42
 
Before Holy Qurbana
 
Holy Qurbana

January-22: Third Sunday After Danaha

January-29: Fourth Sunday After Danaha

Description : February 2nd is celebrated as the day when infant Jesus was presented in the temple. Also called the day of the Old Aged. Memory of St. Simon and St. Hanna.
 
Evening     St.Luke2:22-40
Morning     St.Luke2:22-40
 
Before Holy Qurbana
 
Holy Qurbana

February-3: All Departed Holy Fathers

Evening     St.Luke13:22-30
Morning     St.Matthew5:1-20
 
Before Holy Qurbana
 
Holy Qurbana

February-5: Fifth Sunday After Danaha

February-6: Monday of Three days Lent

Description : The three day lent is a lent of attrition and repentance commemorating the repentance of the people Nineveh at the preaching of Prophet Jonah. This lent starts three weeks before the start of the Great Lent.
 
Evening     St.Matthew12:31-41
 
Morning     

February-9: Thursday/The end of Three days Lent

February-12: All Departed Priests

February-19: All Departed Faithful

February 26 : First Sunday of 50 days Lent (Kothine Sunday - Pethrutha of the Great Lent)

Description
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.
 

March 5: Second Sunday of Fifty days Lent (Lepers' Sunday)

Evening     St.Mark1:32-45
Morning     St.Mark9:14-29
 
Before Holy Qurbana
 
Holy Qurbana


March-11: Memory of Forty Martyrs

Description
Memorial of the 40 martyrs of Sebeste. Celebrated on 9th March, if it is a Saturday or Sunday. Otherwise on the Saturday after 9th
EveningMorningBefore Holy QurbanaHoly Qurbana

March 12: Third Sunday of Fifty days Lent (Palsy Sunday)

Evening     St.Luke5:17-26
Morning     St.John5:1-18
 
Before Holy Qurbana
 
Holy Qurbana


March-19: Fourth Sunday of Fifty days Lent (Canaanite woman)

Evening     St.Mark7:24-37
Morning     St.Luke7:1-10
 
Before Holy Qurbana
 
Holy Qurbana

March-22: Fourth Wednesday of Fifty days Lent (Mid Lent)

Evening     St.Matthew17:22-27
Morning
Before Holy Qurbana
Holy Qurbana

March-25: Annunciation to St. Mary

Description
We celebrate the Feast of Annunciation to St. Mary twice a year. On the 3rd Sunday after Koodhosh Eetho and on March 25th. Holy Eucharist must be celebrated on this day even if it comes during the Great Lent, during the Passion Week or on Good Friday. (The Holy Eucharist is not celebrated during the Great Lent days except all Saturdays and Sundays, Wednesday of Mid Lent, 40th Friday, and Maundy Thursday during the Passion week.)
EveningMorningBefore Holy QurbanaHoly Qurbana

March-26: Fifth Sunday of Fifty days Lent (Kpiptho/Crippled Woman)

April-2: Sixth Sunday of Fifty Days Lent (Catholicate Day)

April-7: Friday before Hosanna (40th Friday)

April-8: Saturday before Hosanna (Lazarus' Saturday)

April-9: Hosanna/Palm Sunday - (Boys' and Girl's Day)

April-14: Good Friday



April-30: First Sunday after New Sunday


May-7: Second Sunday after New Sunday


May-14: Third Sunday after New Sunday


May-21: Fourth Sunday after New Sunday


May-25: Ascension of our Lord (Thursday after the fourth Sunday following New Sunday)

May-28: Sunday before Pentecost (Sunday of the Monks)

June-11: First Sunday after Pentecost


June-18: Second Sunday after Pentecost


June-25: Third Sunday after Pentecost


June-29: Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul


July-2: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

July-9: Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

July-16: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

July-23: Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

July-30: Eighth Sunday after Pentecost


August-6: The Festival of Transfiguration/Koodaara Perunnal


August-13: First Sunday after the Festival of Transfiguration


August-15: The Festival of the Assumption of St. Mary (Marth Mariam Samajam Day)


August-20: First Sunday after the Festival of the Assumption


August-27: Second Sunday after the Festival of the Assumption


September-3: Third Sunday after the Festival of the Assumption


September-10: Fourth Sunday after the Festival of the Assumption


September-14: The Festival of Holy Cross


September-17: First Sunday after the Festival of Holy Cross


September-24: Second Sunday after the Festival of Holy Cross


October-1: Third Sunday after the Festival of Holy Cross


October-8: Fourth Sunday after the Festival of Holy Cross


October-15: Fifth Sunday after the Festival of Holy Cross


October-22: Sixth Sunday after the Festival of Holy Cross


October-29: Seventh Sunday after the Festival of Holy Cross

November-2: St. Gregorios of Parumala (Parumala Thirumeni)

November-5: Koodhosh Eetho (Sanctification) Sunday

Description
The Sunday that comes on of after October 30th is called Koodhosh Eetho (Sanctification of Church) Sunday. It is the beginning of the church calendar.
EveningMorningBefore Holy QurbanaHoly Qurbana

November-12: Hoodhosh Eetho (Dedication) Sunday

Description
The Sunday after Koodhosh Eetho is called Hoodhosh Eetho (Dedication of Church) Sunday.
Evening Morning Before Holy Qurbana Holy Qurbana

November-19: Annunciation to Zechariah (Parents' day)

Description
This Sunday is commemorated as the day when John the Baptist's birth was announced to Zechariah by Angel Gabriel.
Evening Morning Before Holy Qurbana Holy Qurbana

November-26: Annunciation to St. Mary, Mother of God.


December-3: St. Mary's visit to Elizabeth (Ladies' day)


December-10: Birth of John the Baptist (Children's day)


December-17: Annunciation to St. Joseph


December-24: Sunday before Christmas


December-25: Yeldho/Incarnation of our Lord (Christmas)


December-31: First Sunday after Christmas (The Holy Family flee to Egypt)