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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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3 November 2019, First Sunday of Qudas-Edta
Importance of this day First Sunday of the Qudas-Edta

Click to read reflections based on the readings, prepared by Fr Benny Nalkara CMI.
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Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Exodus 40:17-38
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Isaiah 6:1-13
Engarta (Epistle Reading): 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13
Evangalion (Gospel): Matthew 16:13-19, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)
Prayer of the dayJesus who is our light and salvation, may Your Church dwell in peace and tranquillity. Establish her unshakably upon Yourself, who are the true Rock of truth. In Your love, bring an end to all divisions and disunity within her. Make her perfectly one, as You are one with the Father. Let the light of Your Gospel shine upon every creature. Thus may all come to form that one communion of love which is Your Bride, Your Church, where we may render all glory to You with Your Father and Your Holy Spirit.
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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