Tuesday, 22 July, 2014

Ecclesial Exposure: St Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Cathedral

On 20th July, the first year B D students of UTC, under the leadership of Sister Dr. Mary Shruti SND, went to St Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Cathedral at Queens’s Road in Bangalore for their ecclesial exposure. Before the Holy Qurbana there was morning prayer in Malayalam.

 The Holy Qurbana was celebrated by Fr. Eldo John in English. He was assisted by one of the deacons and the altar assistants. The richness of the liturgical songs in the worship added more meaning to the worship and filled our hearts with holiness.  The sermon was delivered after the holy mass. The sermon was given by Ms Nikhita Sunil, a youth member, based on the gospel reading Mathew 15:32-39. Through her sermon she insisted on the importance of the willingness to 'give' in Christian ministry. The youth in the church are given the opportunity to preach on the third Sunday of every month in this church. It was a great experience for many among us to witness the worship in the eastern tradition.

Koshy P. Vaidyan


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