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St. Augustine's Forane Church

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Rituals

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There is a custom of carrying in procession a small golden chain with cross in a plate and going round the tall granite cross in the front yard.

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For the feast of St. George there is a practice of offering roosters and hens to the Church

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At the feast of St. Sebastian, many faithful carry a small arrow in a plate, symbolic of the arrows that killed the saint. They also go round the granite cross.

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Lighting candles and oil lamps around the granite cross is another custom which is followed even by non Christians. This is known as Chuttuvilakku.

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Some believers crawl on hands and knees around the tomb of blessed Kunjachan

 

 
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