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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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2 October 2018, Sixth Tuesday of Eliyah-Sliba
Importance of this day Sixth Tuesday of Elijah-Sliba
Sixth Tuesday of Elijah-Sliba
Engarta (Epistle Reading): 2 Timothy 3:10-17
Evangalion (Gospel): Matthew 13:10-17
Prayer of the dayJesus who puts our enemies to flight, Your disciples offered You their few loaves and fish to help meet the needs of the many. Although they thought they were insufficient and inadequate, You used them to feed more than four thousand people. Without their gift, perhaps, You could not have worked the miracle. May we generously offer You our weak selves and our poor talents, trusting that You can use and multiply them for Your work today.
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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