Important Feasts & Events of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church-2015


January

01-Jan-2015           New Year, Circumcision of our Lord, Feast of St Basil and St Gregory & All the Holy Fathers

03-Jan-2015           Commemoration of HH Mar Baselios Geevarghese II Catholicos (Devalokam Aramana)

04-Jan-2015           Second Sunday after Christmas

06-Jan-2015           Epiphany/Danaha, Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ

07-Jan-2015           Feast Commemorating the Beheading of St John the Baptist

08-Jan-2015           Feast Commemorating the Martyrdom of St.Stephen, Head of Deacons & the First Among Martyrs

11-Jan-2015           First Sunday after Epiphany

15-Jan-2015           Feast of St. Mary for Seeds

18-Jan-2015           Feast of St. Samuel, St. Simon, St. Antonios, Head of the Ascetics

18-Jan-2015           Second Sunday after Epiphany

21-Jan-2015           Commemoration of HG Philipose Mar Eusebius (St. Basil Dayara, Pathanamthitta)

25-Jan-2015           Sunday before Three day Lent

25-Jan-2015           Third Sunday after Epiphany

26-Jan-2015           Commemoration of HH Baselios Marthoma Mathews II Catholicos (Shastamkotta Mount Horeb)

26-Jan-2015           Commemoration of HG Paulose Mar Athanasios Metropolitan (Aluva Thrikunnathu Seminary)

26-Jan-2015           Monday of Three day Lent

27-Jan-2015           Tuesday of Three day Lent

28-Jan-2015           Wednesday of Three day Lent

29-Jan-2015           Thursday / The end of Three day Lent


February

01-Feb-2015           All Departed Priests

01-Feb-2015           Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (Sunday for Workers)

02-Feb-2015           Mayaltho (Entry of our Lord into the temple), Feast of St Simeon

02-Feb-2015           Commemoration of HG Pathrose Mar Osthathios Metropolitan (Kandanadu Carmel Dayara)

03-Feb-2015           All Departed Holy Fathers, Feast of St. Bar Soumo – the Chief Among Mourners

08-Feb-2015           Feast of Saint Severios of Antioch

08-Feb-2015           All the Departed Faithful

08-Feb-2015           Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

09-Feb-2015           Commemoration of HG Mathews Mar Epiphanios (St. Thomas Cathedral Kollam)

13-Feb-2015           Commemoration of Patriarch Ignatius Elias III (Manjinikkara Dayara)

15-Feb-2015           First Sunday of Great Lent (Kothine Sunday) (Pethurtha of the Great Lent)

16-Feb-2015           First Monday of the Great Lent

16-Feb-2015           Commemoration of HG Geevarghese Mar Osthathios (St. Paul’s Mission Chapel, Mavelikkara)

17-Feb-2015           First Tuesday of the Great Lent

18-Feb-2015           First Wednesday of the Great Lent

19-Feb-2015           First Thursday of the Great Lent

20-Feb-2015           First Friday of the Great Lent

21-Feb-2015           Feast of the Establishment of the Throne in Antioch by Saint Peter

21-Feb-2015           First Saturday of the Great Lent

22-Feb-2015           Second Sunday of Great Lent (Leper’s Sunday)

23-Feb-2015           Second Monday of the Great Lent

23-Feb-2015           Commemoration of HG Thomas Mar Makarios (Devalokam Aramana Chapel, Kottayam)

24-Feb-2015           Feast of St. Mathew the Evangelist

24-Feb-2015           Second Tuesday of the Great Lent

25-Feb-2015           Second Wednesday of the Great Lent

26-Feb-2015           Second Thursday of the Great Lent

27-Feb-2015           Second Friday of the Great Lent

28-Feb-2015           Feast of St. Geevarghese Mar Dionysius Metropolitan Vatasseril, MalankaraChurch Bhasuran (Orthodox Theological Old Seminary Chapel, Kottayam)

28-Feb-2015           Commemoration of Mar Aprem Malpan

28-Feb-2015           Commemoration of Mar Theodoros the Martyr

28-Feb-2015           Second Saturday of the Great Lent


March

01-Mar-2015           Third Sunday of Great Lent (Palsy Sunday)

02-Mar-2015           Third Monday of the Great Lent

03-Mar-2015           Third Tuesday of the Great Lent

04-Mar-2015           Third Wednesday of the Great Lent

05-Mar-2015           Third Thursday of the Great Lent

06-Mar-2015           Third Friday of the Great Lent

07-Mar-2015           Third Saturday of the Great Lent

08-Mar-2015           Fourth Sunday of Great Lent (Canaanite woman)

09-Mar-2015           Fourth Monday of the Great Lent

10-Mar-2015           Fourth Tuesday of the Great Lent

11-Mar-2015           Fourth Wednesday of the Great Lent (Mid Lent)

12-Mar-2015           Fourth Thursday of the Great Lent

13-Mar-2015           Fourth Friday of the Great Lent

14-Mar-2015           Fourth Saturday of the Great Lent

14-Mar-2015           Memory of Forty Martyrs

15-Mar-2015           Fifth Sunday of Great Lent (Kpiptho/Crippled woman)

16-Mar-2015           Fifth Monday of the Great Lent

17-Mar-2015           Commemoration of HG Paulose Mar Severios Metropolitan (KunnamkulamArthatPuthurChurch)

17-Mar-2015           Fifth Tuesday of the Great Lent

18-Mar-2015           Fifth Wednesday of the Great Lent

19-Mar-2015           Commemoration of HG Sleeba Mar Osthathios Metropolitan (KunnamkulamArthatPuthurChurch)

19-Mar-2015           Fifth Thursday of the Great Lent

20-Mar-2015           Fifth Friday of the Great Lent

21-Mar-2015           Fifth Saturday of the Great Lent

22-Mar-2015           Sixth Sunday of Great Lent (Blind Man, Catholicate Day)

23-Mar-2015           Monday before Hosanna

24-Mar-2015           Tuesday before Hosanna

25-Mar-2015           Vachanippu, Anunciation to St Mary

25-Mar-2015           Commemoration of Marthoma IV (KandanaduChurch)

25-Mar-2015           Wednesday before Hosanna

26-Mar-2015           Thursday before Hosanna

27-Mar-2015           Friday before Hosanna (40th Friday)

28-Mar-2015           Saturday before Hosanna (Lazarus’ Saturday)

29-Mar-2015           Hosanna/Palm Sunday (Boy’s and Girl’s Day)

30-Mar-2015           Monday of the Passion Week

31-Mar-2015           Tuesday of the Passion Week


April

01-Apr-2015           Wednesday of the Passion Week

02-Apr-2015           Passover (Maundy Thursday)

03-Apr-2015           Good Friday

04-Apr-2015           Gospel Saturday (Saturday of Good Tidings)

05-Apr-2015           Commemoration of HG Kuriakose Mar Gregorios Metropolitan (Pambady Dayara)

05-Apr-2015           Kymtho/Easter

06-Apr-2015           Hevorae Monday (Monday after Easter)

07-Apr-2015           Commemoration of HG Marthoma VI, also known as Valiya Mar Divanasios Metropolitan (PuthencavuChurch)

07-Apr-2015           Hevorae Tuesday

08-Apr-2015           Hevorae Wednesday

09-Apr-2015           Hevorae Thursday

10-Apr-2015           Hevorae Friday

11-Apr-2015           Hevorae Saturday

12-Apr-2015           New Sunday (Sunday after Easter – The Sunday of the Youth)

12-Apr-2015           Commemoration of HG Geevarghese Mar Ivanios (Mar Baselios Dayara, Kottayam)

16-Apr-2015           Commemoration of Marthoma II (NiranamValiyaChurch)

17-Apr-2015           Commemoration of HG Geevarghese Mar Philoxenos Metropolitan (PuthencavuChurch)

19-Apr-2015           First Sunday after New Sunday

22-Apr-2015           Commemoration of Marthoma III (KadambanaduChurch)

23-Apr-2015           St George’s Day

25-Apr-2015           Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist

25-Apr-2015           Commemoration of Marthoma I (Ankamali Cheriyapally)

26-Apr-2015           Second Sunday after New Sunday

27-Apr-2015           Commemoration of HG Mar Gregorios Abdel Jaleel Metropolitan (VadakanParavurChurch)


May

03-May-2015          Feast of Saint John the Evangelist

03-May-2015          Baselios Paulose I Catholicos (Pampakuda Cheriyapally)

03-May-2015          Third Sunday after New Sunday

10-May-2015          Feast of Saint Simon the Zealot

10-May-2015          Commemoration of Marthoma V (Niranam Valiyapally)

10-May-2015          Fourth Sunday after New Sunday

14-May-2015          Ascension of our Lord (Thursday after the fourth Sunday following New Sunday)

15-May-2015          Fest of Saint Mary for Good Crops

16-May-2015          Commemoration of HG Yuhanon Mar Severios (Zion Seminary Chapel, Koratty)

17-May-2015          Sunday before Pentecost (Sunday of the Monks)

19-May-2015          Commemoration of HG Mar Divanasios III (Punnathra) Metropolitan (Kottayam Cheriyapally)

24-May-2015          Pentecost – Fiftieth day after Easter (Sunday School Day)

26-May-2015          Commemoration of HH Baselios Marthoma Didymus I Catholicos (Pathanapuram Mount Tabor)

29-May-2015          Golden Friday (Friday after Pentecost)

31-May-2015          First Sunday after Pentecost


June

06-Jun-2015           Commemoration of HG Yuyakim Mar Ivanios Metropolitan (ParumalaChurch)

06-Jun-2015           Commemoration of HG Augen Mar Divanyasios (Vallikkattu Dayara, Vakathanam)

07-Jun-2015           Second Sunday after Pentecost

11-Jun-2015           Feast of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle

11-Jun-2015           Commemoration of HG Simon Mar Athanasios Metropolitan (Kottayam Puthupally)

14-Jun-2015           Third Sunday after Pentecost

15-Jun-2015           Feast of St Mary, Commemoration of the Establishment of the FirstChurch in Saint Mary’s Name

16-Jun-2015           Apostles’ Fast (13 day Sleeha Fast)

19-Jun-2015           Feast of St. James, Brother of Jesus and the First Bishop of Jerusalem

21-Jun-2015           Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

28-Jun-2015           Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

29-Jun-2015           Feast of St Peter and St Paul

30-Jun-2015           Feast of the Twelve Apostles


July

01-Jul-2015            Mission Sunday

03-Jul-2015            Dukhrono of St Thomas

05-Jul-2015            Feast of the Seventy-Two Evangelists

05-Jul-2015            Commemoration of Marthoma VII (KolencherryChurch)

05-Jul-2015            Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

07-Jul-2015            Commemoration of HG Zechariah Mar Dionysius Metropolitan (Pathanapuram Tabor Dayara)

10-Jul-2015            Commemoration of HG Yuhannon Mar Gregorios Metropolitan (MulanthuruthyChurch)

12-Jul-2015            Commemoration of HG Pulikkottil Joseph Mar Divanasios V Metropolitan, Founder of the Kottayam M.D. Seminary (Kottayam Pazhiya Seminary)

12-Jul-2015            Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

15-Jul-2015            Feast of the Kuriakose the Martyr and his Mother, St Yulithy, St. Abhai of Nicea

19-Jul-2015            Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

20-Jul-2015            Feast of Prophet Mar Elijah

22-Jul-2015            Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene

23-Jul-2015            Commemoration of HG Geevarghese Mar Dioscoros Metropolitan (Ranny Holy Trinity Ashram)

26-Jul-2015            Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

27-Jul-2015            Feast of St. Simon the Stylite


August

01-Aug-2015           Assumption Fast (15 day), Feast of Martyrs Marth Shmouny, her 7 children and Eliazar their teacher

02-Aug-2015           Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

04-Aug-2015           Commemoration of HG Paulose Mar Pachomios Metropolitan (Bethany Ashramam, Ranni Perunaad)

06-Aug-2015           The festival of Transfiguration, Koodaara Perunnal

06-Aug-2015           Commemoration of HG Alexios Mar Theodosios Metropolitan (Perunadu Bethany Ashram)

09-Aug-2015           Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

09-Aug-2015           First Sunday after the festival of Transfiguration

12-Aug-2015           Feast of St. Azazayel the Martyr

15-Aug-2015           Soonoyo, Festival of the Ascension of St Mary, Martha Mariam Samajam day

16-Aug-2015           Commemoration of HG Mar Ivanios Hidayatulla Metropolitan (MulunthuruthyChurch)

16-Aug-2015           Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

16-Aug-2015           Second Sunday after the festival of Transfiguration

16-Aug-2015           First Sunday after the festival of the Ascension of St Mary

19-Aug-2015           Feast of Saint Labbaeus (Thaddeus) the Apostle

19-Aug-2015           Commemoration of HG Joseph Mar Pachomios Metropolitan (Mulakulam Carmel Kunnupally)

23-Aug-2015           Second Sunday after the festival of the Ascension of St Mary

24-Aug-2015           Feast of Saint Mathew the Apostle

29-Aug-2015           Feast Commemorating the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

30-Aug-2015           Third Sunday after the festival of the Ascension of St Mary

31-Aug-2015           Commemoration of HG Mathews Mar Ivanios Metropolitan (Pambady Mar Kuriakose Dayara)


September

02-Sep-2015           Commemoration of HG Yuyakim Mar Kurilos Metropolitan (MulunthuruhyChurch)

06-Sep-2015           Fourth Sunday after the festival of the Ascension of St Mary

08-Sep-2015           Feast of the Birth of Saint Mary, the Mother of God

09-Sep-2015           Feast of St. Mary’s Parents, Youyakim and Hanna

13-Sep-2015           Fifth Sunday after the festival of the Ascension of St Mary

14-Sep-2015           Feast of the Holy Cross (Sleeba Perunnal)

20-Sep-2015           First Sunday after the Feast of Holy Cross

22-Sep-2015           Commemoration of HG Alvarez Mar Julius Metropolitan (Panjim St. Mary?s ChurchChurch, Goa)

24-Sep-2015           Feast of Saint Dimeth

27-Sep-2015           Second Sunday after the Feast of Holy Cross

28-Sep-2015           Commemoration of HG Philipose Mar Theophilos Metropolitan (Aluva Thrikunathu Seminary)


October

01-Oct-2015           Feast of evangelist St. Adai, Abhai the Martyr, Mar Malke

03-Oct-2015           Commemoration of HH Mar Baselios Yeldo Catholicos (Kothamangalam Cheriyapally)

04-Oct-2015           Third Sunday after the Feast of Holy Cross

07-Oct-2015           Feast of Martyrs St. Sargis and St. Bakos

11-Oct-2015           Fourth Sunday after the Feast of Holy Cross

12-Oct-2015           Commemoration of HG Philipos Mar Divanasios IV Metropolitan 152th (CheppaduChurch)

12-Oct-2015           Commemoration of HG Yuhannon Mar Athanasios (Perunadu Bethany Ashram)

15-Oct-2015           Feast of Saint Osyo the Ascetic

18-Oct-2015           Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist

18-Oct-2015           Fifth Sunday after the Feast of Holy Cross

22-Oct-2015           Commemoration of HH Mar Baselios Shakralla Catholicos (KandanaduChurch)

23-Oct-2015           Feast of St. James the Apostle, Son of Alphaeus

25-Oct-2015           Sixth Sunday after the Feast of Holy Cross

31-Oct-2015           Commemoration of HG Mathews Mar Evanios Parett (Pampady Dayara)


November

01-Nov-2015          Feast of All Saints

01-Nov-2015          Koodosh Eetho (Santification)

01-Nov-2015          Seventh Sunday after the Feast of Holy Cross

02-Nov-2015          Parumala Perunnal

02-Nov-2015          Commemoration of HG Kadavil Paulose Mar Athanasios Metropolitan Anniversary (Aluva Thrikunnathu)

05-Nov-2015          Commemoration of HG Stephanos Mar Theodosios (St. Thomas Ashram, Bhilai)

06-Nov-2015          Commemoration of HG Geevarghese Mar Gregorios Metropolitan (Aluva Thrikunnathu Seminary)

08-Nov-2015          Commemoration of HH Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews I Catholicos (Devalokam Catholicate Aramana)

08-Nov-2015          Hoodosh Eetho (Dedication)

13-Nov-2015          Feast of Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople

14-Nov-2015          Feast of Saint Philip the Apostle

15-Nov-2015          Anunciation to Zachariah (Parent’s Day)

20-Nov-2015          Commemoration of HG Job Mar Philoxenos (MountTabor Dayara, Pathanapuram)

21-Nov-2015          Feast Commemorating the Entry of Saint Mary to the Temple of Jerusalem

22-Nov-2015          Anunciation to Mary

24-Nov-2015          Commemoration of HG Pulikkottil Joseph Mar Divanasios II (Orthodox Theological Seminary Chapel, Kottayam)

24-Nov-2015          Commemoration of HG Paulose Mar Gregorios Metroplitan (Orthodox Theological Seminary Chapel, Kottayam)

28-Nov-2015          Feast of Saint Jacob Baradaeus

29-Nov-2015          Feast of Saint Jacob of Serugh, Bishop of Batnan and Universal Doctor

29-Nov-2015          Mary’s Journey to Elizabeth

30-Nov-2015          Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle and First-Called


December

01-Dec-2015           Fast of the Nativity (25 days fast)

03-Dec-2015           Commemoration of HG Thoma Mar Divanyasios (MountTabor Dayara, Pathanapuram)

04-Dec-2015           Feast of the Martyrs St. Barbara and St. Juliana

06-Dec-2015           Feast of Saint Soke, Bishop of Myre (also known as Saint Nikolas)

06-Dec-2015           Birth of John the Baptist (Children’s Day)

08-Dec-2015           Commemoration of HH Baselios Mar Augen I Catholicos (Devalokam Catholicate Aramana)

09-Dec-2015           Commemoration of HG Mathews Mar Barnabas (St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s, Valayanchirangara)

10-Dec-2015           Feast of the Martyrs, Saint Behanam, his sister, Saint Sarah, and Others Martyrs

10-Dec-2015           Feast of St. Philoxenus of Mabbog

13-Dec-2015           Commemoration of HG Daniel Mar Philoxenos Metropolitan 17th (Pathanamthitta Basil Aramana)

13-Dec-2015           Anunciation to St Joseph

16-Dec-2015           Commemoration of HG Yuhannon Mar Severios Metropolitan (Koratty Zion Seminary)

17-Dec-2015           Commemoration of HH Baselios Mar Geevarghese I Catholicos 79th (Vakathanam Vallikattu Dayara)

18-Dec-2015           Feast of St Thomas the Apostle

20-Dec-2015           Feast of Saint Ignatius Nourono of Antioch (also known as Saint Ignatius the Fiery One)

20-Dec-2015           Sunday before Christmas

21-Dec-2015           Dukhrono of St Thomas the Apostle

25-Dec-2015           Yeldho, Incarnation of our Lord (Christmas)

26-Dec-2015           Feast of the Glory of St. Mary, Mother of God

26-Dec-2015           Commemoration of HG Yakkob Mar Policarpos (Zion Seminary, Koratty)

27-Dec-2015           Feast Commemorating the Slaughter of the Infants by King Herod

27-Dec-2015           First Sunday after Christmas (The Holy Family flee to Egypt)

03-Jan-2016           Second Sunday after Christmas