Period 4 - Resurrection

The period from the Feast of the Resurrection toe Pentecost commemorates the times Christ spent with His disciples on earth after His Resurrection. The first Sunday after Easter is called New Sunday. Forty days after Easter, or the sixth Thursday after the Resurrection, the Church celebrates the feast of the Ascension of our Lord. Ten days later, on Sunday, the fiftieth day after Easter Sunday, is the feast of Pentecost. These ten days are known as the days of awaiting (kathiruppu), or awaiting the Holy Spirit. Because of the joyous celebratory nature of this period prostrations, an integral part of the Orthodox prayer life, are not allowed.

Hevorae Monday

Evening
  • St. Luke 24: 13-35
Morning
    St. Matthew 28: 11-20
Before Holy Qurbana
  • Genesis 41: 41-46
  • Jeremiah 1: 4-12
  • Isaiah 40: 9-15
Holy Qurbana
  • I Peter 5 : 1 - 8
  • Romans 6: 12-23
  • St. John 2:18-25

Hevorae Tuesday

Evening
  • St. Mark15: 37- 47, 16: 1 - 8
Morning
  • St. Mark 16: 9-18
Before Holy Qurbana
  • Exodus14: 26-31
  • Joshua 6 : 6 - 21
  • Great Wisdom 1: 1-18
Holy Qurbana
  • Acts 13:26-39
  • Ephesians 6: 10-20
  • St. Mark 8:11-21

Hevorae Wednesday

Evening
  • St. Luke 23: 46- 56, 24: 1- 12
Morning
  • St. Luke 24: 13 -35
Before Holy Qurbana
  • Exodus 40: 1-16
  • Joshua 2:1-6
  • Isaiah 49 : 13- 21
Holy Qurbana
  • Acts 4: 8-21
  • Hebrews 3: 1-13
  • St. Mark 8:27-33

Hevorae Thursday

Evening
  • St. John 19: 30-20: 2
Morning
  • St. John 20: 3-18
Before Holy Qurbana
  • Exodus 34: 4-12
  • Micah 4: 1-7
  • Zechariah 8: 4-9
  • Isaiah 37: 8-17
Holy Qurbana
  • I John 5: 13 - 21
  • Hebrews 11: 3-6
  • St. Matthew 16: 20-27

Hevorae Friday

Evening
  • St. John 20: 18-23
Morning
  • St. Matthew 28 : 1-11
Before Holy Qurbana
  • Deuteronomy16: 1-8
  • Joshua 8:30-33
  • Isaiah54: : 1-8
Holy Qurbana
  • I Peter 3: 17-22
  • Hebrews11: 32-40
  • St. Mark 9:9-13

Hevorae Saturday

Evening
  • St. Luke24: 36-45
Morning
  • St. Matthew 28: 1 - 20
Before Holy Qurbana
  • Joshua 1:5-9
  • Leviticus25: 1 - 7
  • Isaiah44: 23-28
    Holy Qurbana
    • Acts 26:19-25
    • Philippians 2: 1-11
    • St. Matthew 22: 23-33

    New Sunday (Sunday after Easter)

    Evening
    • St. John20: 19-31
    Morning
    • St. John4:31 -38
    Before Holy Qurbana
    • Genesis 41: 41-46
    • Ecclesiastes 12:1 - 8
    • Jeremiah 1: 4-12
    • Isaiah 40: 9-15
    Holy Qurbana
    • I Peter 2: 19-25
    • II Timothy2 1 - 13
    • St. John20: 19-31

    First Sunday after New Sunday

    Evening
    • St. John21: 15 -25
    Morning
    • St. John 21: 1- 14
    Before Holy Qurbana
    • Exodus 14: 26-31
    • Joshua 6, 9 - 21
    • Great Wisdom 1: 1-8
    Holy Qurbana
    • Acts 13:26-39
    • Ephesians 6: 10-20
    • St. John 21: 1 - 14

    Second Sunday after New Sunday

    Evening
    • St. John 6:16-29
    Morning
    • St. Matthew 14: 22-33
    Before Holy Qurbana
    • Exodus 40: 1-16
    • Joshua 2:1-6
    • Isaiah 49 : 13 -21
    Holy Qurbana
    • Acts 4: 8-21
    • Hebrews 3: 1-13
    • St. John 21: 15 -19

    Third Sunday after New Sunday

    Evening
    • St. Luke 5:27-39
    Morning
    • St. John 6: 47-58
    Before Holy Qurbana
    • Exodus 34: 4-12
    • Micah 4: 1-7
    • Zachariah 8: 4-9
    • Isaiah 37: 8-17
    Holy Qurbana
    • I John 5: 13 - 21
    • Hebrews 11: 3-6
    • St. Luke 24 : 13 - 35

    Fourth Sunday after New Sunday

    Evening
    • St. John14: 1-16
    Morning
    • St. John 16: 16-30
    Before Holy Qurbana
    • Deuteronomy 16: 1-8
    • Joshua 8:30-35
    • Isaiah 54: 1-8
    Holy Qurbana
    • I Peter 3: 17-22
    • Hebrews 11: 32-40
    • St. Luke 9 : 51 - 62

    Ascension of our Lord (Thursday after the fourth Sunday following New Sunday)

    Evening
    • St. Mark 16: 14 - 20
    Morning
    • St. Luke 24: 36-53
    Before Holy Qurbana
    • Deuteronomy 9: 26-10: 5
    • Jeremiah 31: 31-34
    • II Kings 2: 9-15
    • Isaiah 48: 20-49: 4
    Holy Qurbana
    • Acts 1: 4-11
    • Ephesians 4: 1-16
    • St. Luke 24 : 36 - 53

    Sunday before Pentecost (Sunday of the Monks)

    Evening
    • St. Matthew 19 : 16 - 30
    Morning
    • St. Mark 10 : 17 - 22
    Before Holy Qurbana
    • Leviticus 25: 1 - 13
    • Joshua 1:5-9
    • Isaiah 44: 23-25
    Holy Qurbana
    • Acts 21 : 7 - 9
    • I Corinthians 7: 1- 2, 25 - 34, 9: 1- 10
    • St. John 17: 13 -26

    Pentecost (Fiftieth day after Easter) Sunday School day

    Evening
    • St. John 14:15-31
    Morning
    • St. John 15: 20 -25
    Before Holy Qurbana
    • Numbers 11: 16 - 35
    • I Samuel 10:9-15
    • II Kings 2:14 -17 , 12: 1-27
    • Ezekiel 11: 17-20, 36: 25 - 27
    • Isaiah 42: 1- 27
    Holy Qurbana
    • Acts 2: 1-13
    • Galatians 5 : 16 - 26
    • John 15: 1 - 14
    Service of the First kneeling
    • Genesis 11: 1-9
    • II Kings 2 ; 14 - 17
    • Acts 19:1-7
    • I Corinthians 14: 20-25
    • St. John 14: 1-17
    Service of the Second Kneeling
    • Ezekiel 37: 1 - 14
    • Joel 2:25-32
    • Acts 10: 34 - 48
    • I Corinthians 12: 12 - 27
    • St. John 14: 25 - 31
    Service of the Third Kneeling
    • Judges 13 : 24- 14: 7
    • Ezekiel 47: 1-12
    • Isaiah 47: 1- 1
    • Acts 2: 1-21
    • I Corinthians 14: 20 - 33
    • St. John 16: 1 - 15