527Re: [SOCM-FORUM] Syrian Christian
- Mar 13, 2002Dear Reji, Although it says, "this article" there was no article on
Though it is rightly said that Christianity adopted the tieing if minnu from
the ancient Hindu tradition, now it is very much a Christian formality.
Minnu is symbolic of 'Cross.'
In other words we sing while tieing the knot,
"Sleebo osos dsaino,
Sleebo neeso dsokooso,
Sleebo dbae hu freekeenan,
Bae koolan mesthabhreenan"
That is: Cross is good symbol, Cross is victorious flag, Cross saves us, and
we take pride (or we praise) in Cross.
Therefore Minnu is abreviated or abridged form of Cross.
Tieing the knot is solem symbolic assurance that marriage is solomnised by
the active presence of the redeeimng Cross rather, bride and groom are
inseparably braided by the Cross which is the only hope of Christians.
It also means that from that time onwards the husband voluntarily takes up
the responsibility of protecting and nurturing his wife and that crucified
Jesus Christ is the true mediator between them, Fr. John KK.
>From: "Thomas Daniel" <daniel_reji@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [SOCM-FORUM] Syrian Christian
>Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 09:30:46 +0000
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