The second Sunday of Easter commemorates Sunday of the World Church (Ashkharhamadoor), the first Church of Jerusalem, established by Christ.

On Sunday 23 April 2023, the Sunday of the World Church (also called “Green” Sunday) was celebrated.  The term most probably originates from an ancient holiday celebrating spring. Our forefathers, seeing mother earth bloom after long winter months, glorified the Creator with an act of thanksgiving and celebrated by decorating the church and themselves with greenery. The reawakening of nature is symbolic of the Resurrection. Green is the colour of life, freshness, and promise. After a barren winter and with the Resurrection we are filled with hope, life and love.

Green Sunday is the perfect time for us to remember and strengthen our obligations as good stewards of the earth and caretakers of the gifts given to us by God.