Almanac

The themes and lessons for Sundays and other Feast / Commemoration days are adopted from the Second cycle (Year B) of the revised three cycled common Lectionary prepared by the “Worship and Mission Commission” of the Communion of Churches in India (Joint Council of the CSI, CNI and the Mar Thoma Church). The collects are prepared by the CSI Liturgy Committee and follow the lectionary themes.

The readings for week-days follow the Third Cycle (Year C) of Daily Reading prepared by the CSI Synod Liturgy Committee to cover the Old Testament once in three years and the New Testament twice in three years. A table of Psalms for daily reading is also provided. Themes and prayers for the Prayer Octave for Christian Unity 2021 prepared by the World Council of Churches and the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, Vatican are also provided to encourage the local congregations to join the world wide Church in praying, experiencing and anticipating unity. The reflective meditations will be available on the CSI website, csisynod.com.

Symbols

Liturgical Colours - 2022

December 24 Evening to January 6 White
January 7 to March 1 Green
March 2 to April 16 Purple
April 17 to June 4 White
June 5 to June 11 Red
June 12  White
June 13 to November 26 Green
November 27 to December 24 Morning Purple

 

White is the color for the festal periods from Christmas Eve to the festival of Epiphany, from Easter day to the eve of Pentecost and for Trinity Sunday.

Red is used on the feast of Pentecost, and during the week between Pentecost, and during the week between Pentecost and Trinity Sunday.

Purple is the colour for Advent season and Lenten season and is therefore used from the first Sunday in Advent to the fourth Sunday in Advent; from Ash Wednesday until Holy Saturday.

Green is the colour for ordinary Sundays, It is used between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday, and between Trinity Sunday and Advent Sunday.

Orange/Saffron CSI Episcopacy has instituted Orange/Saffron Hand bands and stolls for its Bishops. 

Source : Almanac 2022

Liturgy

Christian worship is the corporate and united response to God, by men and women who have been brought together in the name of Jesus and seek to give expression to their experience of God, in and through Jesus Christ. The Order of Service for Worship has been prepared by the Liturgy Committee of the Church of South India, to renew the Church’s faith, witness and life.

 

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