Syro-Malabar Liturgical Calendar/Seasons


Syro Malabar Church has its own liturgical Calendar. The liturgical year begins on the Sunday that comes between November 27 and December 3. The liturgical year is divided into 9 liturgical seasons. The seasons are based on the central events of salvation history, with special focus on the historical life of Jesus and the historical existence of the Church. It begins with Annunciation of the birth of the Saviour and ends with his second coming and eschatological fulfillment and the heavenly kingdom.


The liturgical seasons of the year 2014 are:

No.
Name
Wks
Begins Ends Main event
1
Annunciation (Agmanam)
5
Dec 01, 2013 Jan 05, 2014 Nativity
2
Epiphany (Denha)
8
Jan 06, 2014 Feb 28, 2014 Public Life
3
Great Fast (nombu)
7
Mar 02, 2014 Apr 19, 2014 Paschal Mysteries
4
Resurrection (uyirppu)
7
Apr 20, 2014 Jun 07, 2014 Resurrection
5
Apostles (Sliha)
7
Jun 08, 2014 July 26, 2014 Pentecost
6
Summer (Qaita)
6
July 27, 2014 Sep 06, 2014 Growth of Church
7
Elijah-Cross (Elia-Sliba)
5
Sep 07, 2014 Oct 11, 2014 Transfiguration
8
Moses (Muse)
3
Oct 12, 2014 Nov 01, 2014 Glorification of Cross
9
Dedication of the Church (pallikuddasa)
4
Nov 02, 2014 Nov 29, 2014 Parousia


Major feasts

Mar Addai and Mar Mari Second Friday of Qaita
All Saints Day first Friday of Resurrection
Remembrance of all Departed Faithful Last Friday of Denha
Blessed Chavara Kuriakose Elias 3 January
Feast of Denha, the Epiphany 6 January
Annunciation 25 March
Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem Hosana Sunday
Maundy Thursday Between March 22 to Arpil 25
Good Friday Between March 22 to Arpil 25
Easter Between March 22 to Arpil 25
New Sunday 1st Sunday coming after Easter
Mar Geevarghese Sahadha 24 April
Mar Addai Sleeha 10 May
Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ 21 May
Pentecost 31 May
Blessed Mariam Thresia 8 June
Mar Aprem 9 June
Dukrana of Mar Thoma Sleeha 3 July
Mar Quriaqos and mother Yolethe 15 July
70 Disciples 17 July
12 Apostles of our Lord 19 July
Saint Alphonsa 28 July
Transfiguration 6 August
Assumption of Mary 15 August
St. Simoni and her 7 Children 21 August
Mar Bartholomeo Sleeha 24 August
Blessed Euphrasia 29 August
Servant of God Varghese Payapilly Palakkappilly 5 October
Blessed Kunjachan 16 October
Immaculate Conception of Mary 8 December
St. Thomas Cross 18 December
Nativity of our Lord 25 December

Days of the Commencement of the Seasons 2012-2020

No.
Seasons
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
1
Annunciation (Agmanam)
27 Nov
2 Dec
1 Dec
30 Nov
29 Nov
27 Nov
3 Dec
2 Dec
1 Dec
2
Epiphany (Denha)
8 Jan
6 Jan
5 Jan
4 Jan
3 Jan
8 Jan
7 Jan
6 Jan
5 Jan
3
Great Fast (nombu)
19 Feb
10 Feb
2 Mar
15 Feb
7 Feb
26 Feb
11 Feb
3 Mar
23 Feb
4
Resurrection (uyirppu)
8 Apr
31 Mar
20 Apr
5 Apr
27 Mar
16 Apr
1 Apr
21Apr
12 Apr
5
Apostles (Sliha)
27 May
19 May
8 Jun
24 May
15May
4 Jun
20May
9 Jun
31May
6
Summer (Qaita)
15 Jul
7 Jul
27 Jul
12 Jul
3 Jul
23 Jul
8 Jul
28 Jul
19 Jul
7
Elijah-Cross (Elijah-Sliba)
2 Sep
25 Aug
7 Sep
30 Aug
21 Aug
3 Sep
26 Aug
8 Sep
6 Sep
8
Moses (Muse)
14 Oct
13 Oct
12 Oct
18 Oct
16 Oct
15 Oct
14 Oct
13Oct
18 Oct
9
Dedication of the Church (pallikuddasa)
4 Nov
3 Nov
2 Nov
1 Nov
30 Oct
5 Nov
4 Nov
3 Nov
1 Nov

 

Easter (Resurrection) Sunday

Liturgical seasons are arranged on the basis of the date of Easter each year. Easter or the Resurrection of the Lord is celebrated on a Sunday, one of the 35 dates between March 22 and April 25 as per the Catholic Tradition. It is the first Sunday following the 14th day of the full moon on or after March 20 (Spring Equinox). The aim of the Easter Dating Method is to maintain, for each Easter Sunday, the same season of the year and the same relationship to the preceding astronomical full moon that occurred at the time of his resurrection in 30 A.D. We know that Easter must always occur on a Sunday, because Sunday was the day of Christ's Resurrection. But, why the paschal full moon? Because that was the date of Passover in the Jewish calendar, and the Last Supper (Holy Thursday) occurred on the Passover. Therefore, Easter was the Sunday after Passover. The orthodox Christians still follow the Julian calendar and their Easter date can fall on or within 14 days of Catholic Easter date.

Here are the dates of Easter from 2000 to 2099


Easter Dates from 2009-2099 in Month and Date Order

  March April
D
T
22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
  08   35 62 05 27 43 59 02
      46 73 16 32 54 70 13
        84     65 81 24
                92 86
                  97
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
18 51 67 10 15 42 75 07 23 39 04 09 31 47 01 06 22 49 71 03 19 57 00 11 38
29 56 78 21 26 53 80 12 34 50 66 20 36 58 63 17 33 55 76 14 30 68 79 95  
40   89 83 37 64   91 45 61 77 93   69 74 28 44 60 82 25 41        
      94 48         72 88 99   85 90       87 52          
                          96         98            
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Date of Easter from 2000-2099

Year
Month
2000
April 23
2001
April 15
2002
March 31
2003
April 20
2004
April 11
2005
March 27
2006
April 16
2007
April 08
2008
March 23
2009
April 12
2010
April 04
2011
April 24
2012
April 08
2013
March 31
2014
April 20
2015
April 05
2016
March 27
2017
April 16
2018
April 01
2019
April 21
2020
April 12
2021
April 04
2022
April 17
2023
April 09
2024
March 31
Year
Month
2025
April 20
2026
April 05
2027
March 28
2028
April 16
2029
April 01
2030
April 21
2031
April 13
2032
March 28
2033
April 17
2034
April 09
2035
March 25
2036
April 13
2037
April 05
2038
April 25
2039
April 10
2040
April 01
2041
April 21
2042
April 06
2043
March 29
2044
April 17
2045
April 09
2046
March 25
2047
April 14
2048
April 05
2049
April 18
Year
Month
2050
April 10
2051
April 02
2052
April 21
2053
April 06
2054
March 29
2055
April 18
2056
April 02
2057
April 22
2058
April 14
2059
March 30
2060
April 18
2061
April 10
2062
March 26
2063
April 15
2064
April 06
2065
March 29
2066
April 11
2067
April 03
2068
April 22
2069
April 14
2070
March 30
2071
April 19
2072
April 10
2073
March 26
2074
April 15
Year
Month
2075
April 07
2076
April 19
2077
April 11
2078
April 03
2079
April 23
2080
April 07
2081
March 30
2082
April 19
2083
April 04
2084
March 26
2085
April 15
2086
March 31
2087
April 20
2088
April 11
2089
April 03
2090
April 16
2091
April 08
2092
March 30
2093
April 12
2094
April 04
2095
April 24
2096
April 15
2097
March 31
2098
April 20
2099
April 12

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