This paper focuses on the theology of the liturgical seasons in the Syro-Malabar Church. The liturgical year with its liturgical cycles and seasons, is more than just a mere structural framework for the prayer life of the Church. It is a true locus of rich theology. The liturgical year is defined as the yearly plan of spiritual life by the Church, for her children, arranged in different seasons or periods to celebrate the mysteries of Christ in life together with feasts, fasts, and abstinence in order to make Christian life a successful pilgrimage to heaven for attaining salvation. This article can be seen as the brief and systematic interpretation of this comprehensive definition. The structure of the liturgical year transcends time and eternity, its liturgical practices shape and transform the vision of the Church and its essence transmits the paschal mystery.



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