Lectionary2016

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-3: Second Sunday After Christmas


Evening     St.John 1:35-42
Morning     St.John 1:43-51
 
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-10: First Sunday after Baptism of our Lord

Evening     St.Mark1:14-34
Morning     St.John1:18-28
 
Before Holy Qurbana
 
Holy Qurbana

January-17: Second Sunday after Baptism of our Lord

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

January-18: 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     

January-21: Thursday/The end of Three days Lent

January-24: All Departed Priests



January-31: All Departed Faithful

February-2: Mayaltho (Entry of our Lord into the temple)

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 7 : 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.
 

February 14: Second Sunday of Fifty days Lent (Lepers' Sunday)

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

February 21: Third Sunday of Fifty days Lent (Palsy Sunday)

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

February-28: Fourth Sunday of Fifty days Lent (Canaanite woman)

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

March-2: Fourth Wednesday of Fifty days Lent (Mid Lent)

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

March-14: 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
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March-6: Fifth Sunday of Fifty days Lent (Kpiptho/Crippled Woman)

March-13: Sixth Sunday of Fifty Days Lent (Catholicate Day)

March-18: Friday before Hosanna (40th Friday)

March-19: Saturday before Hosanna (Lazarus' Saturday)

March-20: Hosanna/Palm Sunday - (Boys' and Girl's Day)

March-24: Pesaho (Maundy Thursday)

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.)
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April-3: Good Friday



April-10: First Sunday after New Sunday


April-17: Second Sunday after New Sunday


April-24: Third Sunday after New Sunday


May-1: Fourth Sunday after New Sunday


May-8: Sunday before Pentecost (Sunday of the Monks)

May-5: Ascension of our Lord (Thursday after the fourth Sunday following New Sunday)


May-22: First Sunday after Pentecost


May-29: Second Sunday after Pentecost


June-5: Third Sunday after Pentecost

June-12: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

June-19: Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

June-26: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

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



July-10: Eighth Sunday after Pentecost


July-31: Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
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August-6: The Festival of Transfiguration/Koodaara Perunnal


August-7: First Sunday after the Festival of Transfiguration


August-14: Second Sunday after the Festival of Transfiguration
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August-15: The Festival of the Assumption of St. Mary (Marth Mariam Samajam Day)


August-21: First Sunday after the Festival of the Assumption


August-28: Second Sunday after the Festival of the Assumption


September-4: Third Sunday after the Festival of the Assumption


September-11: Fourth Sunday after the Festival of the Assumption


September-14: The Festival of Holy Cross


September-18: First Sunday after the Festival of Holy Cross


September-25: Second Sunday after the Festival of Holy Cross


October-2: Third Sunday after the Festival of Holy Cross


October-9: Fourth Sunday after the Festival of Holy Cross


October-16: Fifth Sunday after the Festival of Holy Cross


October-23: Sixth Sunday after the Festival of Holy Cross

October-30: 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-2: St. Gregorios of Parumala (Parumala Thirumeni)


November-6: 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-13: 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-20: Annunciation to St. Mary, Mother of God.


November-27: St. Mary's visit to Elizabeth (Ladies' day)


December-4: Birth of John the Baptist (Children's day)


December-11: Annunciation to St. Joseph


December-18: Sunday before Christmas


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


December-27: First Sunday after Christmas (The Holy Family flee to Egypt)