Traditional "Madi Fest" of Milagres Cathedral celebrated to prelude Annual Feast
Udupi : Prelude to Annual Feast of Our Lady of Miracles, "Madi Fest" was celebrated at Milagres Cathedral on Sunday, 10th January, 2016, which declared open the Annual Feast – 2016 by hoisting the Milagres Flag. Madi Fest celebrated on Sunday before the start of Nine days Novena commences next day i.e. from Monday 11th January 2016. The annual Parish Feast to be celebrated on 19th January and 20th January, 2016 this year.
As per the tradition since centuries on account of the annual parish feast, Madi Fest celebrated by hoisting Our Lady of Milagres Flag in front of the church which was held this year also. The parish Flag this year hoisted by Very Rev Fr. Stany B. Lobo Rector and Vicar of Milagres Cathedral along with other priests and Parish Pastoral Council members. During the occasion along with Rector of the Cathedral, Rev Fr. Rolwin Aranha Asst. parish priest, Rev Fr. Wilfred Lewis local priest, Deacon Dennis were present.
The historical Madi Fest tradition has been celebrated by our ancestors since three centuries at Our Lady of Miracles Church, Kallianpur. By local tradition it is called “Kodi Yeroni” in Tulu language for the preparation of Annual grand Feast. This traditional custom is celebrated 9 days before with novenas to Our Lady of Miracles. In front of the Church campus parish flag with portrait picture of Our Lady of Miracles was hoisted at the top end of an areca nut tree (Madi) pole. Even after the Milagres Church become Cathedral of the Udupi Diocese, the same custom is continued to commemorate the event “Madi Fest”. But now instead of areaca nut tree silver coated pole will be used to hoist the flag.
Prior to the flag hoisting ceremony Eucharistic mass was concelebrated by Very Rev. Fr. Stany Lobo, Rev Fr. Wilfred Lewis and Deacon Dennis.
The occasion of flag hoisting ceremony was compered by Rev Fr. Rolwin Aranha. Even though there will be church repairing work in progress, the annual feast will be celebrated as usual. The Confraternity Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday, 17th January, 2016 which Eucharistic mass will be held at 4 p.m. followed by Eucharistic procession which culminated at Ozanum Home for the Aged campus.
Our Lady of Miracles, Milagres Cathedral Kallianpur Solemn Vespers will be celebrated on Tuesday, 19th January, 2016 at 6.45 p.m. Annual Feast High mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, 20th January, 2016 at 10.30 a.m. This year the annual feast will be celebrated by all families of Milagres Cathedral, Kallianpur.
News published on: 2016-01-10