Program :

Baccalaureate in Theology

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Teacher :

Karintholil T.


The Course deals with the terms and Concepts of Liturgical Year, the Purpose of Liturgical Time, the Christian Vision of Time and the concept of Sacred Time. It deals also with the Origin of Liturgical Year and Weekly- Yearly – Daily Cycles. The course enquires into the Development of East Syrian Liturgical Year especially of the Syro-Malabar Church. It envisages a detailed Study of the East Syrian Liturgical Seasons namely, the Feasts and Spirit of the Seasons: i) Soovara-Nativity ii) Denha; iii) SaumaRamba- The days of Passion Week; iv) Pascha-Qyamtha; v) Sleeha; vi) Qaitha; vii) Elia-Sleeva-Moose; ix) Qudas E’dtha. In addition, it deals with the Mart Mariyam Cycles (Marian Feasts) and undertakes a Comparative Study of the Liturgical Year in the i) Latin West ii) Antiochene and iii) the Byzantine Eastern Traditions.


  1. Adam A.. The Liturgical Year: Its History & Its Meaning after the Reform of the Liturgy (Collegeville-Minnesota. 1990).
  2. Moolan J.. Liturgical Year (Kottayam. 2013).
  3. Bradshaw Paul E. Maxwell E. Johnson. The Origins of Feasts, Fasts and Seasons in Early Christianity (Collegeville-Minnesota. 2011).
  4. Podipara P.J..NammudeReethu (Emakulam. 1943).
  5. Pyngot C.. Aradhanavalsaram (Kottayam. 2001).
  6. Tally T.J.. The Origins ofthe Liturgical Year (Collegeville-Minnesota. 1991).