Qurbana Purpose

Qurbana Purpose

Our Lord at the church in Capernaum just before the Holy Qurbana is instituted at the Sehiyon Mansion of St.Mark, foretold the importance, the purpose and the necessity of it sufficiently early. (John 6:26-59). 

It has five purposes:
1. For the remission of sins (Math.26:28)
2. For life (John 6:51)
3. For everlasting life (John 6:54)
4. For resurrection (John 5:28-29)
5. For God to remain in us (John 6:56)
The basis of Holy Qurbana is the service done with bread and wine by our Lord before his disciples on the eve of the crucifixion. The chief celebrant of the service was Lord himself. Later the bishops and priests became the celebrants. In olden days all people assembled together every day at any time. (Acts 2:46). There after the practice was turned to the morning on the first day of the week. (Acts 20:7). They usually conducted the worship by reading and meditating Bible portions suitable for the day and by singing songs bringing to mind the songs of the angels of heaven and by declaring that they do remember the death of Christ on the cross and the resurrection thereupon and their eagerness to look forward to the last Second Coming. The worship got the different form and shape by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, strictly, following the foot steps of the worship of angels of heaven as described in the sixth chapter of Isaiah and from the intuition received from the various parts of the Book of Revelation. Hence the present form achieved

Basis of Qurbana

There are four descriptions about the institution of the Holy Qurbana in the New Testament:
1. Mt:26:26-28
2. Mk:14:22-24
3. Lk:22:17-20
4. I Cor:11:23-25

John 6:53 says Jesus Said to them: "I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you".