Liturgical Hours

According to the Malankara Orthodox Syrian church, each member is expected to pray seven times a day but due to modern lifestyles, Orthodoxy does not strictly enforce this requirement. However, every one of the faithful are required to say the prayers at least two times: morning and evening. The morning prayers include four sets of prayers - midnight, morning, third hour and sixth hour. Evening prayers include three sets of prayers - ninth hour, evening and bed time. Each time a prayer starts with the Kauma which is a set of prayers with Trisagion and the Lord's prayer. The prayer also includes the Kauma and the Nicene Creed.

Prayer is very important in an Orthodox Christian life. In prayer, one is in communion with God while praising and worshiping Him. Prayer is the relationship man has with God. Prayer is where God the Father is accessible to us.