- Dear All
As Indian citizens we are well proud of our nation. We remember
the Independence day on August 15 and celebrating that very day with
enthusiasm .We are also proud of that day which uplift us from
the bondage of a foreign nation. Since 1947 it was our concept
that we are all out of all slavery. But, I think that till
now we are all slaves of something much more worst than foreign
bondage. Truly, we are slaves of three powerful forces, ie. Satan, sin and death.
We are also celebrating the ascension day of the mother of our
redeemer Jesus Christ on August 15.After her death Virgin Mary was
exalted and enthroned in Paradise. We can see her majestic attitude
in Revelation 12:1 `A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under
her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars". The sun
represents our Lord Jesus Christ, moon the church, and twelve stars
the holy Apostles.
About her biography the Holy Church teaches us in a hymn in quqoyo
tune as follows "When St. John (the holy Apostle of Love) brought
the biography of Virgin Mary there happened dew fall of blessing.In
which mentioned about three festivals of St. Mary shall be celebrated in every year. Jan 15th the festival for seeds,May 15 the
festival of seed plants, and Aug 15 the festival of vine. There
under stood a mystery in these festivals. Her prayer may help us."
On August 15th the Holy Church celebrates the assumption day of St.
Now we can interpret the mystery mentioned in her biography as follows. The productivity and availability of wheat and Qurbana-
wine are essential in our spiritual sustainment. Wheat -bread
(lahmo-leavened bread)and wine (hamro-leavened wine) are important
factors in Holy Qurbana. While we are celebrating these festivals
in good sence, corn field and vineyards shall be protected all
over the world by the great intercession of St. Virgin Mary.
In the Penkeeza prayer book Virgin Mary was interpreted as a
corn field and Jesus Christ the seed. St.Mary brought forth
Jesus, the bread of life, in Beth-lhem (the house of leavened
At the time of Passover Jesus Christ blessed the lahmo(leavened
wheat bread) and hamro (leavened wine) and proclaimed that these are
His flesh and blood for eternal life and is the hidden mystery
mentioned in the biography of Virgin Mary
In our tradition most important festivals are accompanied by a lent
in respect of the Holy Festivals. `Soonoyo' the assumption day
of St.Mary, The Mother Of God. We have to dedicate ourselves in this
Soonoyo lent period to our Lord Jesus Christ as St. Mary. She said' Behold! The handmaid of the Lord, be it unto me according to thy word"
I convey "Soonoyo" Greetings to all of the SOCM readers. May God
bless us all through the great intercession of St.Virgin Mary ,the
mother of God.
Mor ignathios Dayara,
- Dear All in Christ
Barekmore / Shlomo
We, Malankara Jacobite Internet Platform (http://www.socmnet.org), Syriac
Orthodox Resources (http://www.sor.cua.edu) and Malankara Syriac Christian
Resource (http://www.syrianchurch.org/) together are compiling the following
informations to publish an online directory of Syriac orthodox Clergy.
Please note that this project is not based on any official church directives.
We request each and every one of our forum members to request all clergy you
know, to provide the informations on the following format along with a
photograph of the clergy, to soc.clergylist@... . If you are a third
party providing these informations, then you must have clear consent from
Place of Birth:-
Date of Birth & Age:-
Present Clergy Status:-
(Mzamrono / Qoruyo / Apodiakno / Mshamshono / Archdeacon/ Qashisho /
Sharwoyo /Dayroyo / Rabban / Cor episcopos)
Do you have Professional and/or Decorative titles? Yes or No:-
If yes, what is the Profession? (Dr. / Eng. / Prof. etc):-
Contact Tel. number:-
Any additional information to be published on line:-
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In HIS Love
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