Moonnu Nombu – 2018 – Day 3 – Kuravilangad Church

 

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Athirampuzha Church – St. Sebastian’s Feast Procession 24-01-2018

St. Mary’s Forane Church, Athirampuzha, a world-renowned pilgrim center of St.Sebastian is dedicated to Blessed Virgin Mary. This church is about 10Kms away from Kottayam has been the hub of Christian life in and around central Kerala, India from early 9th century. This is one of the biggest parishes of the Archeparchy of Changanassery.  It consists of almost 2500 families and the total number of the faithful exceeds 10000.

The procession is a spiritual ablu for the devotees. Band including school bands, flags, gold-brass-silver wooden crosses, allavattom, venchamaram, Thazahakkuda, theevetti and beaded ornate umbrellas etc make the procession very gorgeous and regal.

Credits: Athirampuzha Church Official Facebook Page

 

Photos of St. Sebastian’s Feast celebration

There is a beautiful Rosary And Litany Garden in Athirampuzha Church.

Piyata Tableau    School Band Set     Blessed Mary Garlanding Ceremony   Fireworks

St. Sebastian’s Feast –  Jan.24    St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.25 – I     St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.25 – II      Shinkari Melam – Kerala Women        Chenda Melam

Every Friday at 7.30 pm, The way of the cross is being conducted at Athirampuzha church. People from different places reach with their intention to be fulfilled.

Photo – Kappalottam (Sailing vessel procession) – Kuravilangad Church – Moonnu Nombu Thirunal – 2018

 

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Awesome Band Display – 2018 – Kuravilangad Church

This is really great talent, God-given gift.

 

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Video – Kappalottam (Sailing vessel procession) – Kuravilangad Church – Moonnu Nombu Thirunal – 2018

Sailing Vessel Procession – Kuravilangad Church

Historically famous “Kappalottam” (a sailing vessel pompously carried to commemorate the journey of Prophet Jonah), on the second day. The ceremonial procession on the second day of the feast when the replica of the vessel used by prophet Jonah of the OT is taken out is the main attraction of the feast. The people of the Kadapoor locality has the privilege to carry the vessel during the procession.

It is a special feature of  Moonnu Nombu ( 3 days fast)  at world-famous Marian pilgrim center, St. Mary’s Forane Church, Kuravilangad.  It is in Meenachil Taluk, 22 km north of Kottayam, on the eastern side of M.C. Road. Martha Mariam Church belongs to the diocese of Palai. “Moonnu Noimbu” is the main feast of the church. Three days fast have known also as the Rogation of Ninevites, a movable feast celebrated on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, three weeks prior to the beginning of Lent. Thousands of people from all over Kerala come to this three-days-feast. Another very special feature is “Aana  Ezhunnalippu” (procession with an elephant in front).

Tradition is that Muthiamma appeared to the children on the second day of Moonnu Nombu.

 

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Moonnu Nombu Thirunal – 2018 – Kuravilangad Church – Day 1 – Photo

 

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Moonnu Nombu Thirunal 2018 – Kuravilangad Church – Aerial Video

Kuravilangadu Major Archiepiscopal Martha Mariam Archdeacon Pilgrim Centre

Moonu Nombu Thirunal Aerial Video

 

 

 

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