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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

An explanation of Holy Qurbana- XVII

Holy Qurbana or the "Holy Offering" or "Holy Sacrifice", refers to the Eucharist as celebrated according to the Syriac Orthodox Church traditions.

An explanation of Holy Qurbana- XVII

Elevation of the Holy Mysteries (Ascension of Jesus Christ)

To commemorate the ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ to heaven.

The bells rings while the priest lifts up the chalice and paten with two lighted candles on either side.

The Maruvahsas on either side are shaken (Acts 1:10).

The deacon entreats the congregation to watch with fear and trembling, in order to emphasize the solemnity of the occasion. 

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