Weeks of the Dedication of the Church

The last four weeks of the Syro-Malabar liturgical year are precisely arranged to have an in-depth heavenly experience for the faithful. Christ the Bride-groom leads His bride the Church to the heavenly bride chamber and offers her to the Father giving her the fullness of heavenly bliss. The church being the sign of heavenly Kingdom here on earth, every time the believer enters it, he/she is invited to such a heavenly experience and sing praises to the Lord in the company of the celestial choirs. The faithful reach to the climax of such experience during the Qurbana celebration, the full and integral expression of their faith and life. The Holy Communion becomes the real participation in the heavenly banquet. They are also encouraged and helped to have an internal vision of the Lord, converse with Him and be truly transfigured to His personality. With such heavenly transformation, their earthly life becomes a standing invitation to their fellowmen and the whole creation for a transfiguration to the Creator.


Credits: Fr. Varghese Pathikulangara, CMI, from the book "A moment with the Jesus"


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