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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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6 October 2018, Sixth Saturday of Eliyah-Sliba
Importance of this day Sixth Saturday of Elijah-Sliba
Sixth Saturday of Elijah-Sliba
Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): 2 Samuel 22:31-35
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Wisdom 3:1-6
Engarta (Epistle Reading): Galatians 5:7-15
Evangalion (Gospel): John 7:45-53
Prayer of the dayJesus the Supreme Teacher, You raised Saint Ignatius of Antioch as a pillar of fire, giving light to Your Churches, and a model of evangelical perfection. May we be renewed unceasingly according to the pattern You teach us in Your Word, which he so beautifully explains to us.
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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