SCRIPTURE READINGS 2019

01-01-2019

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

06-01-2019

Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ
This festival is called Danaha in Syriac meaning 'Dawn'. Also called Epiphany or Theophany.

07-01-2019

Beheading of St. John the Baptist

08-01-2019

Feast of St. Stephen

13-01-2019

First Sunday after Baptism of our Lord

20-01-2019

Second Sunday after Baptism of our Lord

27-01-2019

Third Sunday after Baptism of our Lord

02-02-2019

Mayaltho (Entry of our Lord into the temple)

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.

03-02-2019

All Departed Holy Fathers

10-02-2019

Fifth Sunday after Baptism of our Lord

11-02-2019

Monday of Three days Lent

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.

14-02-2019

Thursday/The end of Three days Lent

17-02-2019

All Departed Priests

24-02-2019

All the Departed Faithful

03-03-2019

First Sunday of 50 days Lent
(Kothine Sunday - Pethrutha of the Great Lent)
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.

09-03-2019

Memory of Forty Martyrs
Memorial of the 40 martyrs of Sebeste. Celebrated on 9th March, if it is a Saturday or Sunday. Otherwise on the Saturday after 9th

10-03-2019

Second Sunday of Fifty days Lent (Lepers' Sunday)

17-03-2019

Third Sunday of Fifty days Lent (Palsy Sunday)

24-03-2019

Fourth Sunday of Fifty days Lent (Canaanite woman)

25-03-2019

Annunciation to St. Mary

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.)

27-03-2019

Fourth Wednesday of Fifty days Lent (Mid Lent)

31-03-2019

Fifth Sunday of Fifty days Lent (Kpiptho/Crippled Woman)

07-04-2019

Sixth Sunday of Fifty Days Lent (Catholicate Day)

12-04-2019

Friday before Hosanna (40th Friday)

13-04-2019

Saturday before Hosanna (Lazarus' Saturday)

14-04-2019

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

18-04-2019

Pesaho (Maundy Thursday)

19-04-2019

Good Friday

20-04-2019

Gospel Saturday (Saturday of Good Tidings)

21-04-2019

Easter Sunday

28-04-2019

New Sunday (Sunday after Easter - The Sunday of the Youth)

05-05-2019

First Sunday after New Sunday

12-05-2019

Second Sunday after New Sunday

19-05-2019

Third Sunday after New Sunday

26-05-2019

Fourth Sunday after New Sunday

30-05-2019

Ascension of our Lord (Thursday after the fourth Sunday following New Sunday)

02-06-2019

Sunday before Pentecost (Sunday of the Monks)

09-06-2019

Pentecost (Fiftieth day after Easter) (Sunday School Day)

16-06-2019

First Sunday after Pentecost

23-06-2019

Second Sunday after Pentecost

29-06-2019

Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul

30-06-2019

Third Sunday after Pentecost

03-07-2019

Dukharono of St.Thomas (July 3rd)

07-07-2019

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

14-07-2019

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

21-07-2019

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

28-07-2019

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

04-08-2019

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

06-08-2019

The Festival of Transfiguration/Koodaara Perunnal

11-08-2019

First Sunday after the Festival of Transfiguration

15-08-2019

The Festival of the Assumption of St. Mary (Marth Mariam Samajam Day)

18-08-2019

First Sunday after the Festival of the Assumption

25-08-2019

Second Sunday after the Festival of the Assumption

01-09-2019

Third Sunday after the Festival of the Assumption

08-09-2019

Fourth Sunday after the Festival of the Assumption

14-09-2019

The Festival of Holy Cross

15-09-2019

First Sunday after the Festival of Holy Cross

22-09-2019

Second Sunday after the Festival of Holy Cross

29-09-2019

Third Sunday after the Festival of Holy Cross

06-10-2019

Fourth Sunday after the Festival of Holy Cross

13-10-2019

Fifth Sunday after the Festival of Holy Cross

20-10-2019

Sixth Sunday after the Festival of Holy Cross

27-10-2019

Seventh Sunday after the Festival of Holy Cross

02-11-2019

St. Gregorios of Parumala (Parumala Thirumeni)

03-11-2019

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

10-11-2019

Hoodhosh Eetho (Dedication) Sunday
The Sunday after Koodhosh Eetho is called Hoodhosh Eetho (Dedication of Church) Sunday

17-11-2019

Annunciation to Zechariah (Parents' day)
This Sunday is commemorated as the day when John the Baptist's birth was announced to Zechariah by Angel Gabriel.

24-11-2019

Annunciation to St. Mary, Mother of God.

01-12-2019

St. Mary's visit to Elizabeth (Ladies' day)

08-12-2019

Birth of John the Baptist (Children's day)

15-12-2019

Revelation to St. Joseph

22-12-2019

Sunday before Christmas

25-12-2019

Yeldho/Incarnation of our Lord (Christmas)

29-12-2019

First Sunday after Christmas (The Holy Family flee to Egypt)