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The great solemnity of the Glorious Cross that we celebrate on September 14th is the basic theme meditated on and absorbed in all through this liturgical period of Eliyah-Sliba. This feast emerged as the second Easter, especially in Eastern Traditions, in the second half of the liturgical year, parallel to the Easter in the first half. During this period the faithful try their best to have an experience of the heavenly bliss here on earth itself, a foretaste of the intimate union with the Divine Person. Continue reading...
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2018
2018
11 October 2018, Seventh Thursday of Eliyah-Sliba
Importance of this day Seventh Thursday of Elijah-Sliba
Seventh Thursday of Elijah-Sliba
Engarta (Epistle Reading): Hebrews 10:11-18
Evangalion (Gospel): Matthew 16:5-12
Prayer of the dayJesus whose orders are much sweeter than honey, Your parable of the labourers in the vineyard reminds us of the time for the end of all things, the judgment and the coming of the fullness of Your Kingdom. And You teach us through it never to despair, but to trust that all can be saved. May every one of us respond generously to Your repeated calls to repentance and life in the Kingdom.
For Study, Reflection, Meditation, Celebration and Experimental Assimilation

Mystery of Jesus' Transfiguration - Foretaste of heavenly bliss - overtaken by the heavenly experience, Peter exclaims: "Lord, it is well that we are here" - Glorious Cross, out Saint Thomas Cross, is the symbol of Risen Jesus - unique Symbol of Jesus' life and our Christian perfection - sum total of Old & New Testaments.

Time of Heavenly Foretaste

Qurbana celebration is the time of heavenly foretaste - then the heeavenly and earthy choirs mingle together - there we experience the heavenly banquet - this heavenly experience is spread to the other hours of the day through the "Divine Praises", the Prayer of the Church - the whole Christian life must proceed from and return to these celebrations.
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