Re: Kabaradakkam - Good Friday
- Dear Mr.Mathew,
I doubt how far it was fair that you podcast the Holy service "Kabaradakkam" through this forum. In my humble opinion there are certain things in the rituals of our holy church that are supposed to be conducted in secret for it being part of ' a divine mystery'. It should not be made public. That is why the curtain is drawn over the sanctuary while such things are being done. See what we do during the solemn moments when the prayer of Fraction and Commixture is done in the Holy Eucharist.If it was something to be made public, indeed , there was no need of drawing the curtain over the sanctuary.
I seek the erudite comments from the respected members in this forum.
God bless us,
Fr.T.George,St.Peter's&St.Paul's Indian Orthodox Church,
In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, Mathew G M wrote:
> This is a very good video that shows the 'Kabaradakkam' on Good
- Dear Moderators / Members,
It was not my intention to violate the traditions of the church in
sharing this video. I am very glad that Rev Fr. George and Mr Issac
Joseph has corrected me. I understand that I was wrong and I apologize.
I did not make the video or post it on youtube. It was done by the
user "stephraimcathedral" on youtube. I don't attend St. Eprhraim
Cathedral, for that matter I am not even in California, USA. When I
did a search and found the video I just forwarded the link. So if any
of our members are in California and/or know the user "stephraimcathedral", please get in touch with them and ask them
to take down the video from the youtube.
Mathew G M
- Dear Isaac,
As far as I know, the practices of Great (good) Friday have slight
differences in Middle East and in India. In SOC in Middle East and
also in coptic church, the burial services are conducted with the
curtain open. The crucifixion and death of Christ is done with
curtain closed in all parts of our church, remembering the darkeness
came on earth unusually for that hour, during his crucifixion.
I dont think it is appropriate to criticize slight differences in
practices in different regions of the church.
Remember that church in India have even adopted Hindu
traditions/practices in wedding and in Church festivals, which are
not seen in other parts of the churches or anywhere in Bible.
Sinu Punnasseril John, PhD