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Qudas-Edta (weeks of dedication of the Church) is the last four weeks of the Syro-Malabar liturgical year. They 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. Continue reading...
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24 November 2019, Fourth Sunday of Qudas-Edta
Importance of this day Fourth Sunday of the Qudas-Edta
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Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): 1 Kings 6:1-19
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Ezekiel 43:1-7+44:1-15
Engarta (Epistle Reading): Hebrews 9:15-28
Evangalion (Gospel): Matthew 22:41-23:22, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)
Prayer of the dayJesus who hates those who worship worthless idols, cleanse and renew Your holy Church, Your Bride. Sanctify all believers that they may worship in spirit and in truth and be well pleasing to You. Grant them a discerning mind that they may be at peace with all. Make them grow to that full stature of perfection which is fitting to You, and they will praise and glorify You.
For Study, Reflection, Meditation, Celebration and Experimental Assimilation

Mystify of entrance to heaven - the Church, Bride of Jesus, enters the heavenly bride chamber together with her Bridegroom - Jesus offers His bride to the Father.

Time of Heavenly Honeymoon

Real heavenly experience - Church is in fact the heaven on earth - we enter it and immerse in supreme heavenly experience in the Qurbana celebration - reach to its climax in holy communion, the heavenly banquet - "God becomes all in all in Jesus".

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