BEAUTIFICATION OF THE BRIDE
(MAYILANCHI IDEEL)

(After the bride is brought to the stage, all sing together the Marthomman song.)

മാർത്തോമ്മാൻ നന്മയാലൊന്നു തുടങ്ങുന്നു
നന്നായ് വരേണമേയിന്ന്
ഉത്തമനായ മിശിഹാ തിരുവുള്ളം
ഉണ്മൈയെഴുന്നൾക വേണം

കന്തീശാനായനെഴുന്നള്ളി വന്നിട്ട്
കർപ്പൂരപ്പന്തലകമേ
കൈകൂപ്പി നേർന്നു ഞാൻ പെറ്റുവളർത്തൊരു
കന്നിമകളെ ഞാൻ നിന്നെ

തോളും തുടയും മുഖവും മണിമാറും
യോഗത്താലെ പരിശുണ്ട്
എന്റെ മകളെ പരമേറ്റി വെച്ചാറെ
എന്മനസ്സോ തെളിയുന്നു

ചെമ്പകപ്പൂവിൻ നിറം ചൊല്ലാം പെണ്ണിന്
ചെമ്മേയരുൾപെറ്റ പെണ്ണ്
പെണ്ണിനെ കണ്ടവരെല്ലാരും ചൊല്ലുന്നു
ഉലകിലിവൾക്കൊത്തോരില്ല

നല്ലൊരുനേരം മണർക്കോലം പുക്കാറെ
നന്നായ്ക വേണമിതെന്ന്
കാരണമായവരെല്ലാരും കൂടീട്ട്
നന്മാരുത്തിത്തരേണം

ആലാഹാനായനും അൻപൻ മിശിഹായും
കൂടെ തുണയ്ക്ക ഇവർക്ക്.

maarththommaan nanmayaalonnu thuTangngunnu
nannaay vareenaameeyinn
uththamanaaya miSihaa thiruvuLLam
uNmaiyezhunnaLka veeNam

kantheeSaa naayanezhunnaLLi vanniTT~
Karppoora ppanthalakamee
kaikooppi neernnu njaan petuvaLarththoru
kannimakaLe njaan ninne

thOLum thuTayum mukhavum maNimaarum
yOgaththaale pariSuNT~
ente makaLe parameeti vechchaarre
enmanassO theLiyunnu

chempakappoovin nirram chollaam peNNin~
chemmEyaruL peta peNN~
peNNine kaNTavarellaarum chollunnu
ulakilivaLkkoththOrilla

nallorunEram maNarkkOlam pukkaarre
nannaayka vENamithenn~
kaaraNamaayavarellaarum kooTeeTT
nanmaaruththiththareeNam

aalaahaanaayanum anpan miSihaayum
kooTe thuNaykka ivarkk.

ALL: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day the bread we need and forgive us our debts and sins as we have forgiven those who offended us. Do not let us fall into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

SER: Let us pray, peace be with us.

LEADER: Lord God, you created man in your image and likeness. Because it is not good for man to be alone, God, you created woman to be his partner and helper. With His own blood, our Lord Jesus Christ washed and sanctified humanity, which had been disfigured by sin. O Jesus, who has graced the pure and holy Church and made her your bride, sanctify, and bless our daughter and adorn her with the inner beauty at her wedding. Eternal Lord, Amen.

READER: A reading from the first letter of St. Peter (3:1-6).

Likewise, you wives should be subordinate to your husbands so that, even if some disobey the word, they may be won over without a word by their wives’ conduct when they observe your reverent and chaste behavior. Your adornment should not be an external one: braiding the hair, wearing gold jewelry, or dressing in fine clothes, but rather the hidden character of the heart, expressed in the imperishable beauty of a gentle and calm disposition, which is precious in the sight of God. For this is also how the holy women who hoped in God once used to adorn themselves and were subordinate to their husbands; thus Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him “lord.” You are her children when you do what is good and fear no intimidation.

ALL: Praise be to Christ, our Lord.

LEADER: Lord God, give your daughter the ability and maturity to become a good wife and mother. May she become a devoted housewife like the Holy Mother who gave herself completely, saying, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.” Eternal Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.

ALL: Amen.

(The other ceremonies of Maylanchi Ideel / beatification of the bride shall continue).

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