Commemorations determined by the Moronoyo feast of Resurrection (Qyomto).
The Church in India adopted the Liturgy of the West Syrians (Syrian Orthodox) with each Sunday and days of the Holy Lent associated to the theme /primary character or event and thereafter on to Feast of Pentecost. As we enter and journey through the Holy Lent, it is fitting that we have this reference
The date of Feast of Resurrection (Qyomto). is determined according to the rule laid down by the Synod of Nicaea (AD 325). According to the Synod, Easter should be commemorated on the Sunday following the full moon after the spring equinox, though never on the day of the full moon itself. Since the date of Easter is tied to a lunar calendar, its date is not fixed on the Julian or Gregorian calendars.
The great fast of our Lord precedes the feast of Resurrection commencing on the Monday seven weeks prior.
The three day fast of the Ninevites (sawmo d-ninwoyé) begins on the Monday three weeks prior to the commencement of the Great Lent.
The first Sunday following the fast of the Ninevites commemorates all departed clergy of the Church (kohné) and the Sunday following commemorates all faithful departed (`aneedé ).
The Church, on this very afternoon of the ‘Day of Forgiveness,’ has set her journey into penitence. And so, kneeling and prostrating, her people look ahead to Kymtho, the great feast of the Light. The service of reconciliation is conducted on Monday, the first day if the Great Lent, at the end of third hour. The Service of Reconciliation or shubqono, stands at the ‘threshold of Great Lent
The Sunday that marks the beginning of the Great Lent commemorates the Wedding Feast of Cana (qotné da-gleeylo) which marked the beginning of the public ministry of our Lord. On subsequent Sundays, events from our Lord's healing ministry are remembered :
Healing of the Leper (garbono) on the second Sunday of the Great Fast, Paralytic (msharyo) on the third, Canaanite woman (kna`nayto) on the fourth, Good Samaritan (shamryoto) or the hunch-back woman (kfifto) on the fifth,Blind man (samyo) on the sixth, leading to Palm Sunday (oosha`né) and the week of Passion (hasho).
The Wednesday of the fourth week of the fast marks the middle of the Lent (phelgo d-sawmo) and the Feast of the Holy Cross.
The Annunciation to the Mother of God (sooboro) falls on the 25th of March and is of such significance that the liturgy of the Eucharist is required to be offered even if it falls on the Friday of Passion.
The fortieth day of Lent falls on the Friday before the Passion Week.
The raising of Lazarus (noohomeh d-lo`ozor) is commemorated the following day on Saturday.
The Passion week (hasho) begins with the Sunday of Hosanna (oosha`né).
The order of entrance into heaven, commemorating the parable of the ten virgins (naheeré) is celebrated in the evening of Palm Sunday.
The Thursday of Mysteries (hamsho d-rozé) or Passover (phesaho) is commemorated on the Thursday of Passion Week.
On Thursday evening is the commemoration of the washing of the feet of the disciples by our Lord.
Friday of Passion Week is the Great Friday of Crucifixion (`rubto rabto dazqeephootho).
The Saturday is the Saturday of Good Tidings when our Lord descended into Sheol to preach the Good News to the departed.
On Sunday, the resurrection of our Saviour (qyomto phorooqoyto) is celebrated.
The following Sunday is called New Sunday or Whit Sunday (had b-shabo hadto) and days in between are called the heworé (White [days]).
The Ascension of our Lord to heaven (suloqo) is commemorated on the sixth Thursday after the resurrection.
The Pentecost (phentiqostee) falls on the Sunday, ten days after the Feast of Ascension.
February 8, 2018
(Source: Complied from Internet)