Tradition is, basically, the spiritual teaching we have inherited from the Holy Apostles and Church Fathers. Tradition is divine, apostolic or patriarchal.
It would be most helpful to remind you of the identity of our Holy Church: The Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch, the apostolic see of which was established in AD 37 by St. Peter, the chief of apostles in Antioch, the ancient capital of Syria.
What Is Lent?
This 50-day period of Lent is a time of abstinence from
March 30th is the 25th day of Lent which is Mid-Lent Wednesday (midpoint of lent) known as Paathi Nombu in malayalam. It is the day we erect the Golgotha in the middle of the church.
We call the monastic life a philosophy of Christian law and character. It is a way of abandoning worldly life. It is filled with yearning to attain the life hereafter.