Liturgical Life

According to Lumen Gentium, the Second Vatican Council document on Church, “Eucharist is the source and summit of Christian life” (LG 11). The Council document on Liturgy tells in clear terms about the need of proper liturgical life in the seminaries. “In seminaries and houses of religious, clerics shall be given a liturgical formation in their spiritual life. For this they will need proper direction, so that they may be able to understand the sacred rites and take part in them wholeheartedly; and they will also need personally to celebrate the sacred mysteries, as well as popular devotions which are imbued with the spirit of the liturgy. In addition they must learn how to observe the liturgical laws, so that life in the seminaries and house of religious may be thoroughly influence by the spirit of the liturgy.” (SC 17).
The liturgical life in the seminary is mainly centered on the solemn celebration of the Holy Qurbana (Mass) every day. On Sundays and Feast Days there is very solemn celebration of the Holy Qurbana. The spirit of the celebration of the paschal mystery in the Qurbana is continued through the celebration of the Divine Praises or the Liturgy of Hours, namely the Ramsa (Evening Prayer), Lelya (Night Prayer) and Sapra (Morning prayer). For the spiritual growth of the students, the seminary also gives due importance to the popular devotions like rosary, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, via sacra, visita etc. Liturgical celebrations in various small groups help the students to have a more personal experience of the liturgy.