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Prot. No. 1100/2015

                            Pastoral Letter on Sabha Dinam

GEORGE CARDINAL ALENCHERRY, the Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church, to the Archbishops, Bishops, Priests, Men and Women Religious and Lay Faithful of the Syro-Malabar Church, May the Grace of the Lord be with you all!


My dear brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ,

In response to the question of St. Thomas: “Lord, we do not know where you are going; then, how will we know the way?”, Jesus replied: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (Jn: 14:5-6).


This season comprises 7 weeks from the day of the feast of Pentecost. In this season we give importance to the working of the Holy Spirit.

Pentecost is a feast intimately connected with the history of salvation. In the Old Testament, we read that the Israelites celebrated Pentecost in connection with harvest. The term ‘Pentecost’ means ‘fifty’ - the feast on the fiftieth day. It was a feast of first fruit connected with the harvest. Later this feast turned out to be the commemoration of the covenant by which the Israelites became the people of God.