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KOTHINE SUNDAY - WEDDING AT CANA
sImns\ RbdmgvN -- Im\mhnse IeymWw

By H.G. Dr. Yohanon Mar Chrysostomos Metropolitan
Diocesan Metropolitan of Niranam Diocese, Malankara Orthodox Church

henbt\mv XpSp RbdmgvNsb \ sImns\ RbdmgvN Fp hnfnpp. Cu Znhkw AXp Znhks s\mbntev k` HSw {]thinpIbmWv. Hcp IeymWhncpns Imcyw A\pkvacnvv [ym\npIbpw Nnnbpw sNbvXpsImv t\mntev \mw ISpp. Cu Znhks hmb\mbn k` {IaoIcnncnp thZ`mKw hnip tbmlm olmbpsS kphntijw cmw Aymbw Hp apX ]Xns\mp hscbp hmIy BWv.

aqmw \m Keoebnse Im\mhn Hcp IeymWw Dmbn; tbiphnsd A AhnsS Dmbncpp. tbiphns\bpw injymscbpw IeymWnp Wnncpp. hop t]mcmsX hcnIbm tbiphnsd A Aht\mSp: Ahp hop C Fp ]dp. tbip AhtfmSp: kv{Xotb F\npw \n\pw Xn Fp? Fsd \mgnI CXphsc hnn Fp ]dp. Ahsd A ip{iqjmtcmSp: Ah \ntfmSp Fsnepw Iev]nm AXp sNbvhn Fp ]dp. AhnsS sblqZmcpsS ipoIcW\nbaw A\pkcnp ctm aqtm ]d hoXw sImffp Bdp Iev]m{Xw Dmbncpp. tbip AhtcmSp Cu Iev]m{Xfn shffw \nsdn Fp ]dp; Ah htmfhpw \nsdp. Ctm tImcn hncpp hmgnp sImpt]mbn sImSpn Fp Ah ]dp; Ah sImpt]mbn sImSpp. AXp FhnsS\np Fp shffw tImcnb ip{iqjmcmsX hncpphmgn Adnn. hombno shffw hncpphmgn cpNnt\mnbmsd aWhmfs\ hnfnp: Fmhcpw BZyw \ hopw elcn]nSn tijw CfambXpw sImSppamdpp; \o \ hop CXphscbpw kqnpshphtm Fp Aht\mSp ]dp. tbip CXns\ ASbmffpsS Bcw`ambn Keoebnse Im\mhnshp sNbvXp Xsd alXzw shfnsSpn; Ahsd injym Ah\n hnizknp. (tbmlm 2:1--11)

\apv hfsc kp]cnNnXamb Hcp thZ`mKw BWv CXv. ipnaXnbmb amXmhns ayX Ghpw BhiyamWv Fp sXfnbnm ]uckvXy k`I D]tbmKnp thZ`mKhpw CXp XsbmWv. hnipamXmhns ayX Bhiyw C Fp hmZnph AhcpsS A`n{]mbw m]nm\mbn {]Xn]mZnpXpw CtX thZ`mKw XsbmWv. AbpsS hmpI tInv Xs {]hfpsS \mgnI Bbnn Fncpnpw tbipXpcm shs homn ampp.

"kv{Xotb F\npw \n\pw Xn Fp?' Fp aebmf ]cn`mjbpsS NqSp ]nSnv BWv Ccw hymJym\ \SpXv. Asb kv{Xotb Fq hnfnptam? `mjIġv ]cnanXnI Dv Fv \mw a\nemWw. ]e `mjIfn ]cnh\w sNptm IpdhpI DmImdpv hnip tbmlms kphntijn \mw hfsc {im]qw t\mpIbmsWn hnip tbmlm FhnsSsbms amXmhns\ ]cmaintn hnptm AhnsSsbms "tbiphns A' FmWv ]dbpXv. ssZhamXmhns\pdnv hnip\mb At{]w ]dbppv I\yIadnbmw ssZhamXmh Fn tbip ssZha, ssZh]p{X\pa. AbpsS alXzw aI\neqsSbmWv hmbnpXpw hymJym\nsSpXpw. AXpsImmWv am At{]w ]dbpXv ssZhhpw ssZh]p{X\pamb tbiphns A ssZhamXmhmWv Fv.

]cmain thZ`mKw Bcw`npXv aqmw \m Keoebnse Im\mhn Hcp IeymWw Dmbncpp FmWv. tbmlm Xs kphntijns cmw Aymbw Bcw`npXv aqmw \m Fp ]dpsImmWv. B Znhkn\p apv cp \mfpI Dv. Hmw Znhkw ]t{Xmknt\bpw Ahs ktlmZc\mb A{tbmknt\bpw Xs injyKWntev tNpp. AXv Hmw Aymbn Dv. cmw Znhkn ^nentmkns\ Xs injyKWntev tNpp. ]{pt]cpw Bbnn. aqmw ZnhkamWv Im\mhnse IeymWhncpn ]sSppXv. Cu thZ`mKspdnv Hcp]mSv Imcy \apv ]Tnphm\pw Nnnphm\pw [ym\nphm\pw Dv. ]nXmm ]Tnnpp: Im\mhn shs homn, sklntbm amfnIbn hons\ camn, tKmKpmbnse Ipcnin Hgpnb kzw cw k temIn\pw c \In.

Ch aqpw Iqn tNp hmbnp ]nXmm k`mNcn{Xnepv. tbipXpcm ASbmffpsS Bcw`ambn Im\mhn shs homn. ASbmfw Signs and Symbols. Bob PohnXs [\yamnop At\Iw ASbmffpv. ASbmfsf A\p`hfpsS Xen GphmWw. Cu thZ`mKp\nv FSpp]dbphm Rm B{Klnp Hv henb s\mbntep t]mcmw Hcp IeymW hncptmSpIqSnbmWv Bcw`npXv. IeymWhncpn\v XncphN\n {InkvXphns {]t_m[\fn henb m\apv. shfn]mSp ]pkvXIw ]sm]Xmw Aymbw H]Xmw hmIyn ]dbpp ]ns Ah FtmSp: IpmSnsd IeymWkZyp Wnsh `mKyhmm Fp FgpXpI Fp ]dp. CXp ssZhnsd kXyhN\w Fpw FtmSp ]dp. (shfnmSp 19:9) henb Hcp IeymWhncpv k`bpsS {]XobmWv. aWhmf\mb {InkvXphpw aWhmnbmb k`bpw hopw tNcp Hcp hnhmlns\pdnv tbmlm Xs shfn]mSn honppv. Blessed are those who are called unto the marriage

hnip ambnbpsS kphntijn ssZhcmPyw FXn\v kzcmPyw F hmmWv A[nIhpw D]tbmKnpXv. ssZhcmPyspdnv ]Xnaqv D]aI {InkvXp ]dXmbn hnip ambn tcJsSpnbnpv. Ccp]ncmw Aymbw Hp`pX ]Xn\mep hscbp hmIyfn Cu D]a ]Tnnppv. ssZhcmPyw ISpIpaWnbmWv. ssZhcmPyw hben Hfnpsh apmWv. ssZhcmPyw ]pfnmWv. ssZhcmPys t_mysSpphm {][m\ Bib {InkvXp D]aIfn IqSn ]Tnnp. AXn Hv ssZhcmPyw AYhm kzcmPyw Xs aIs hnhmln\v hncpsmcpnb cmPmhnt\mSv kZriyw FpXmWv.

IpmSns IeymW hncpn Wnsh `mKyhmmscv \mw Nnnptm AhnsS ]dbp _mn Imcy IqsS \mw {intXpv. kphntijn hnhcnpXv C{]ImcamWv. kzcmPyw Xsd ]p{Xp thn IeymWkZy Ign Hcp cmPmhnt\mSp kZriw. Ah IeymWnp Wnhsc hnfntXnp Zmkmsc ]dbp; Ahtm hcphm a\mbn. Hcp Xsd \nentepw asmcp Xsd hym]mcnpw t]mbvfp. tijaph Ahsd Zmkmsc ]nSnp A]am\np sImpIfp. cmPmhp tIm]np ssk\ysf Abp B Ipe]mXImsc apSnp AhcpsS ]Ww Npp Ifp. ssZhcmPyns A\p`hw Ahv apKW\ D Imcyambncpn. ]ns Ah ZmkmtcmSp: IeymWw Hcpnbncnpp; Wnshtcm tbmKycmbn. BIbm hgnse sNp ImWphsc Hsbpw IeymWnp hnfnn Fp ]dp. B Zmkm s]cphgnIfn t]mbn, I Zpmscbpw \hscbpw Fmw Iqnsmp hp; IeymWime hncppImscsmp \ndp. hncppImsc t\mphm cmPmhp AIp htm IeymW hkv{Xw [cnm Hcp a\pjys\ AhnsS Ip: kvt\lnXm \o IeymWh{kvXw CmsX ChnsS AIp hXp Fs\ Fp tNmZnp. Ah\v hmpapntmbn. cmPmhp ip{iqjmtcmSp: Chs\ Ipw Imepw sIn Ghpw ]pdp Ccpn Xnfhn; AhnsS Icnepw ]pISnbpw DmIpw Fp ]dp. hnfnsh At\I; XncsSpshtcm Npcpw.

As ImeLn AhcpsS kwkvImcn IeymWhncpn ]sSpWsan \nambpw Wedding Garment [cnncnWw. BYnt[b AXv Fmhpw sImSppw. AXn\p ]e ImcWfpv. Hv, GIoIrXX. Uniformity Cs Imev University Ifnse _ncpZZm\ NSn\v Hcp {]tXyI Uniform Dv. As Imev BYnt[bs NpaXebmWv Wnshsmw IeymWhkv{Xw IcpXpI FXv. AXn Hcm IeymW hkv{Xw CSmsX Fs\tbm AIp Ibdn. aqv ImcW sImmbncnmw As\ kw`hnXv. Hv, Ah AXv Kuch]qw FSpnnmbncnmw. cv Ah AXv \ncknnpmbncnmw. aqp, Ah AXp hmnpImWpw ]s AXv [cnmsX FhnsSsbnepw Dt]npImWpw. Cu IeymWhkv{XamWv IpmSns IeymWhncpn Wnshv BhiyambncnpXv. Fn\p ssZhw {InkvXphn a\pjy\mbn Fp tNmZyn\v ]nXmm \Ip Hcp adp]Sn GZ ]dpZombn BZmw Dcnp If alXzns hkv{Xw Ahs\ [cnnpXn\pthn ssZhw kzbw {InkvXphn a\pjy\mbn.

hnip amtamZokmbn BZmw DcnpIf alXzns hkv{Xw \s [cnnppv. aptmp \psS hfbn \mw kzoIcnWn B tXtPmhkv{Xw \mw AipampItbm \jvSsSppItbm `qjWamXv ]nnSntbm sNbvXnpsn AXns\ Isphm\pw ipoIcnphm\pw DXIp HmWv s\mbv. AXns\ ipoIcnp shbmp {]{InbbmWv hnip Ipkmcw. ]nXmmcpsS ]TnnepIfn Wedding Gown is the garment of penitance. A\pXm]ns ]pXmWv IeymWhkv{Xw. AXnt\mSv \ntj[hpw \ncknepw \jvSsSpepw DmIm ]mSn. B hkv{Xw tIhew kzoIcnXpsImv am{Xambn. Inhns IeymWhkv{Xnse D]abnsetmse AXp [cnmsX h B a\pjys\tmse \ncknmt\m AhKWnmt\m ]mSpX.

AXpsImv Hcp IeymWhncpns\ \ kvacnptm, \apsmhpw thn cI Hcpp AXnt{ijvTamb, AXnalmb Hcp IeymW hncppv. B hncpneqsSbmWv \nXyXbntev {]thi\saXv \mw adp t]mIcXv. AXn\v Gw Ahiyw Bhiyambncnp LSIw Fp ]dbpXv IeymWhkv{Xw BWv. t\mv \apv HgnpIqSm ]mSnm IeymW hkv{Xs HmsSpp HmWv. We all are waiting for a glorious Wedding Feast \psS hkv{Xw F{X {]uVambmepw t{ijvTXcambmepw AXn\v kzoImcyX DmIbn. hnip amtamZokmbneqsS \apv e`nncnpXpw A\pXm]neqsSbpw hnipnbneqsSbpw t{ijvTamsSp IeymW hkv{Xn\p am{Xta \mw hnizmkn Imncnp IpmSns IeymW hncpn kzoImcyX DmIbpp.

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