Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Syro-Malabar Eastern Rite Mass in Manila
Last July 4, the local Insdian Catholic community of composed mostly of priests and nuns from Southeen India had a gte together and celebrated Holy Mass(Qurbana) according to the Syro-Malabar Eastern Rite with Fr. Sebastian as main celebrant with Fr. Alex Marrotikkal as assistant together with another Syro-Malabar priest. It was held at around 3pm at Our lady of Fatima Parish in Mandaluyong with authentic vestments and music peculiar to the rite using the Malayalam language. It was our first time to have experienced such a different liturgical celebration, since we come from the Roman-Tridentine orientation. Next Mass in the Syro-Malabar Rite is in August on the occassion of the FABC with Bishops celebrating. Program and details later be annlunced by Fr. Alex Marottikkal.