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NINEVA LENT, THE DOOR WAY OF GREAT LENT
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By H.G. Yakoob Mar Irenaios Metropolitan
Diocesan Metropolitan of Kochi Diocese, Malankara Orthodox Church

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AXpt]mse Xs tbm\m ZoLZinbpsS kw`hhpw \mw A\pkvacnppv. HcpXcn Atln\pw aqp Znhkw ayns hbn ITn\amb {hXw Bbncpp. AXpt]mseXs, tbm\bpsS {]kwKw tI \os\thm ssZhn hnizknp Hcp D]hmkw ]ckyw sNbvXp henbhcpw sNdnbhcpw Hcpt]mse cpSpp. \os\th cmPmhpw cmPhkv{Xw \onshp cp ]psXp shodn Ccpp, a\pjyt\m arKtam IpImentbm BtSm Hpw Hcp hkvXphpw BkzZncpXp; tabvbpw shw IpSnbpw AcpXp, Xmmsd Zpmn \nv a\wXncnv cp ]psXp Dn ssZhtmSp hnfnp At]ntWw; Fp ]ckyamn hnfcw sNbvXp. Fm ssZhw AhcpsS {hXhpw A\pXm]hpw Itm Xm Ahp hcppw Fp AcpfnsbvXncp A\spdnp A\pX]np AXp hcpnbXpan. AhntSbpw {hXw ^ew Ip

a\pjy t\mv A\pjvTnpXv Fn\mWv? icoc a\pIsf NnsSppXn\pw kwkvIcnsSppXn\pw s]mXpsh PohnXn B\nb{Ww km[npXn\pw thnbmWsm. Cu Imcyġv asmcp {]Xnhn[ntbm acptm C. Ftmgpw D]hmkwsImpw Z\akvImcw sImpw km[npXv Ah\hsta \ \nb{Whpw kzm[o\hpw e`yamIpp FXmWv.

`Ww, hkv{Xw, ]mnSw BZnbmb ASnm\]camb Bhiysftmepw IcpXmsX t\m\pjvTnphcptm. Blmcn\p \nb{Ww, Ddn\v \nb{Ww, kwkmcn\v \nb{Ww Cu Imcysfmw Ftmgpw {hXhpambn _sXmWv. HcpXcw k\ymkamWv Cu t\mpImew Fp ]dbmambncnmw. \mhns\ \nb{npIbpw, AXphgn kw`mjW \nb{nsSpIbpw tbmKyam kwkmc HgnhmIbpw, AanX `Ww HgnhmpIbpw Nne {]tXyI `W \nambn hnpIbpw, AtX kabpXs Zcn{Zsc klmbnpIbpw sNpp. C{Xbpw Imcy Ftmgpw ASnhcbnv \psS ]mccyn t\mns\ {]Xn]mZnp Fm k`fnepw \mw ImWppv.

BXynIambn ssZhns apn amemJamv kZriyambn, `Wneqnb \n{Zbn Dunb am\pjnIamb kw`mjWfneqnb, AmsXbp Hcp PohnX kmlNcysfn ]TnnpXpw kz]v\w ImWpXpsamw Cu {hXfpsS `mKamWv. amemJamsctmse Pohnm Cu `qanbn a\pjy\v km[npw Fv ImWnp XcpXmWv t\mv. As\ aqpt\mv lrkzkabtv am{XambXn\m A[nIw t]cpw BNcnmdpv, AXpw ITn\amb hrXm\pjvTm\tfmSpXs. IpSpw_ġpw hynIġpw k` apgph\mbpw ssZhm\p{Klw e`yamIpXn\v, a\pjys sNbvXnI aqew ssZhtIm]w DmIpXn\nv HgnhmIphm\pw ss]imNnIamb t{]cWI \njvImk\w sNsSpXn\pw Fmw t\mv Fpw D]Icnpw. t\mns {]tbmP\ Hcnsenepw A\p`hnh ]noSv t\mns\ XndbpIbn. AXns\ ktmj]qw kzoIcnpI am{Xta sNpIbpp. \app \psSta hnPbw t\SpXn\v, ss]imNnIamb inIfpsSta BXynIamb hnPbw t\SpXn\v Imhv X henb Hcp Bbp[amIpp t\mv. AXp tIhew {]`mjWfneqsSb, t\mv kzbw A\pjvTn amXrIbneqsSbmWv ImWnpXXv. Iqn ]gb\nba ]nXmmcmb tamibpw Genbmhpw \mXp\m s\mbv t\mhcmWv. Cu amXrIIsfmw ]pXnb\nba Imetv {]kcnp.

ss{IkvXh k`bnse ]pcmX\ ]nXmm, acp`qanbnse ]nXmfpw amXmfpw Bb henb k\ymknam \ ImiytmSpIqsS t\mv A\pjvTnhcmWv. Cu B[p\nI Imepw t\mn\v henb {]knbpw m\hpw Dv. a\pjyPohnXsf, hynXzsf, kz`mhsf ipoIcnphm ka{Kamnophm kwkvIcnsSpphm t\mpt]mse D]bpamb cmasXmcp amhpan. aqpt\mv Bmambn A\pjvTnpXneqsS henb t\mntep Hcp henb hmXn XpdpXpt]mse \apv A\p`hsSpw. app Znhks BkwkvIcWtmSpIqsS henbt\mntep Imncnn\v \app XmdmIm ssZhw \s A\p{Klns.

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