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Friday, May 3, 2013

An explanation of Holy Qurbana- XVIII


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- XVIII
Dhoopa Prarthana - Hymns of Eucharistic Devotion

Through these hymns, the Church while remembering the saints, seeks their intercession . 

The Church venerates the memory of St. Mary, the mother of God, the patron saint of the parish or the saint whose feast is being celebrated. 

The congregation also intercedes for the departed clergy and the faithful departed through these hymns.

The sanctuary closed again to symbolizes that our Lord is at present hidden to human eyes and also the time in which the Church awaits the second coming of our Lord Jesus.

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