The Young AltarServers(Madbaha Srushukkar)
- I refer to a recent article by elder brother Yesudasan's comments in
MALANKARA SABHA regarding the above.I totally agree with it
I also came across with such incidents in one of the parish in New york
The young altar servers are not caring the importance of Holy Qurbana.
especailly two times they are non attendive or idle during the
serviceof Holy Qurbana.
They do not come and attend the morning prayers before holy qurbana on
sundays.They come during the end of 3rdhour prayer(monnam mani
While singing "anpudoyene nin vathil" these young altar servers are
idle and they do not participate in singing the hymn.They don't
undersatnd the importance of that part of our sevice.Although the
Qurbana kramam) explain the context and occassion well they do not
follow it up.
when serving the holy Mysteries(Visudha Qurbana Kodukkumpol)the
congregation sing "reksakanura cheythan enmeiyrekthangal" these young
altar servers listen to their cell phones/or play ring tones etc.
We have the book "Devotional study of Holy Qurnaba " By Brnabas
Metropolitan available in all churches in U S A.Either the parish
priests or the parents of these young altar servers should tell/advise
them how to be paricipating in the Holy Mystery services of our churh.