On the Sunday before the Sunday of Resurrection (Qyomto), the church commemorates the triuphant entry of Christ into Jerusalem on a colt. The service commences with a procession in the church with the clergy, dressed in their vestments, carrying olive and palm branches. Hence this Sunday is also known as Palm Sunday. The crowd especially the children welcomed him into Jerusalem by shouting 'Ushana' (Hoshanna) meaning 'Save Now' in Hebrew, in recognition of the Messiahship of Jesus. So this Sunday is also known as 'Ushana'. 'Ushana' is not only a cry for salvation, but at the same time is a declaration of praise.

Readings for Ushana

  • Before Holy Qurbana
  • For the Procession (at the Western Entrance)
  • For the Blessing of the Palm leaves
  • Holy Qurbana

    Download Lyrics of Hymns: Malayalam and English

  • Audio: Yerusalemile Audio 1, Audio 2, Audio 3

    Audio: Oliveendal Malayalam


    Audio: Eesha Nadha Malayalam


    Audio: Shlomo Zeeyonodariyikkunnone Malayalam


    Audio: Vazhthuka Karthane


    Audio: Yerusaleme paramanadathode


    Audio: Yerusalemerunnone

    Bovooso of Mor Jacob

    Audio: Unnikalarthu Nadhan Sudhan Syriac and Malayalam

    Hymn during the Gospel

    Audio:Ushanna Dhanyan Syriac and Malayalam

    ഊശാന ധന്യന്‍ കര്‍ത്താവിന്‍ നാമത്തില്‍ വരുവോന്‍
    ധന്യം കര്‍ത്താവിന്‍ തിരു നാമത്തില്‍ വന്നീടും
    പിതൃ ദാവീദിന്‍ രാജ്യം
    വാനില്‍ ശാന്തി
    സ്തുതി സ്വര്‍ഗത്തില്‍
    സ്വര്‍ഗങ്ങളില്‍ ഊശാന

    Hymn after the Gospel

    Audio: Yerusalem Puriyil Malayalam


    Audio: Vanoorarthoreeshan Malayalam

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