Festivals

Holy Resurrection

Holy Resurrection, which celebrates Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead, is our most important festival. It has been called a moveable feast because it doesn't fall on a set date every year, as most festivals do.


Holy Resurrection is really an entire season of the Christian church year, as opposed to a single-day observance. Lent, the 40-day period leading up to Easter Sunday, is a time of reflection and penance and represents the 40 days that Jesus spent alone in the wilderness before starting his ministry, a time in which he survived various temptations by the devil. The week preceding Resurrection is called Holy Week and includes Jesus' last supper with his disciples; Good Friday, which honors the day of his crucifixion; and Holy Saturday, which focuses on the transition between the crucifixion and resurrection.


Our church celebrates our Lord’s resurrection with an early morning Holy Quarbana (6am CST) followed by youth activities & love feast.


Church Perunnal


Our church perunnal is celebrated every year during the month of November. It’s a three day celebration beginning with Vicar, Rev. Fr. P.M. Cheriyan celebrating the Holy Qurbana and Raza on Sunday. The celebration includes the daily morning Holy Liturgy, intercessory prayers, devotional addresses, hourly prayers followed by convention level speeches each evening and lunch.


Christmas

Every year Dec 25th is a time to celebrate the birth of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. The bible says in John 1:1 and 1:14

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

The birth of our Lord is described in Mathew 1:18-25:

18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

Unlike any other baby, the one born that night in Bethlehem was unique in all of history. He was not created by a human father and mother. He had a heavenly pre-existence (John 1:1-3, 14). He is God, the Son—Creator of the universe (Philippians 2:5-11). This is why Christmas is called the incarnation, a word which means “in the flesh.” In the birth of Jesus, the eternal, all-powerful and all-knowing Creator came to earth in the flesh.

Our church celebrates our Lord’s birth, starting with carol singing through December, then an early morning Holy Quarbana (6am CST) on Christmas day, followed by lunch.