Season Special
The liturgical year of the Syro-Malabar Church begins with the period of Annunciation. The four weeks in preparation to the feast of the Nativity of Jesus, celebrated on 25th December constitute this season.
Palm Sunday (Oshana njayar) is celebrated in preparation to the great week of Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection for the salvation of the humankind.
Denha was considered in ancient Christianity as the second great feast after Easter. The Baptism and the Birth of Jesus were celebrated together until Constantine declared Dec. 25 as Christmas.
“The angel said, 'Do not be afraid. Look, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you;........
"Advent is concerned with that very connection between memory and hope which is so necessary to man. Advent’s intention is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional memory within us.....
"They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues"

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