News Reading Practice #35

(100 Day Challenge)



Chennai, Dec 25: Gaiety and religious fervour marked Christmas celebrations in various parts of Tamil Nadu on Monday.

Special services were held from midnight of December 24 till early this morning to celebrate the joyous occasion of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Attractive cribs, depicting Christ's birth set amidst pastoral scenes, were displayed to commemorate the occasion, at several places.

In Chennai, the Archbishop of Madras and Mylapore Rev George Antonysamy presided over the Christmas holy mass held at the St Thomas Cathedral

Christmas mass at St Patrick's Church in Chennai.

Basilica and national shrine, here. Parish priest Fr Arulraj and other priests joined him in the celebration.

After the Mass, the Archbishop cut a mega cake and shared it with a few children first and then with others.

Earlier, Holy Mass was conducted in English for the congregation at St Bede's School auditorium. The Kirk (St Andrew's Church), Annai Velankanni Shrine, and the St Thomas Mount Church in the city ushered in Christmas celebrations in a grand manner.



GAIETY - The state of being cheerful, lively, or full of high spirits. (ആനന്ദം)

FERVOUR - Intense and passionate feeling or enthusiasm. (ഉത്സാഹം, ആവേശം.)

JOYOUS - Full of happiness, delight, or gladness. (സന്തോഷം നിറഞ്ഞ)

CRIBS - Small beds for infants, typically with barred sides. (തൊട്ടിൽ)

DEPICTING - Representing or portraying something through images or descriptions. (ചിത്രീകരിക്കുക)

PASTORAL - giving of spiritual guidance. (ഇടയലേഖനം)

COMMEMORATE - To honor or remember a person or event, typically through a ceremony or special observance. (ഓർമ്മയ്ക്കായി ആഘോഷം കൊണ്ടാടുക)

HOLY - Regarded as sacred, divine, or associated with religious significance. (ദൈവികമായ, വിശുദ്ധമായ)

SHRINE - A place regarded as holy or sacred, often dedicated to a specific deity or religious figure. (പുണ്യസങ്കേതം)

PARISH - A local church community or the territory served by a particular church. (ഇടവകപ്പള്ളി)

MASS - A religious ceremony, especially in Christianity (കുർബാന)

CONGREGATION - A gathering or assembly of people, especially for religious worship. (പ്രാർത്ഥനയ്ക്കു പള്ളിയിൽ വരുന്നവരുടെ കൂട്ടം)

USHERED - To lead or guide someone, often with courtesy or formality. (സാധ്യമാക്കുക)