Practice Questions – Public Celebration Part 1

Below you can find some sample questions on the Holy Qurbono – Public Celebration – Mass of the Catechumens! It is provided in various formats.  (Questions provided by St. Mary’s Miami.)

Printable Documents

  • Question Sheet:  Click here
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Online Questions Here

  1. Who was the Mass of the Catechumens primarily intended for?
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  2. What does the Mass of the Catechumens consist of?
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  3. What does the opening of the Thirasheela represent at the start of the Public Celebration?
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  4. Who do the celebrant and deacon/thurifer holding the candle represent when they move in a procession around the thronos? (after “Mariyam Dheelethok…”)
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  5. What does this procession signify? What does the censing around the altar symbolize?
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  6. Who heard the angels sing the Trisagion and when/where?
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  7. During the lections (Bible readings) the deacon/altar server steps down to the chancel step. What does this and the readings at the north and south sides symbolize?
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  8. What does the word ‘Habibai’ mean?
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  9. What does the word ‘Ahai’ mean?
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  10. What do the lit candles during the Gospel reading represent?
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