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Weeks of Denha is centred on the great solemnity of Denha, Epiphany, Jesus' Baptism in Jordan, provides the faithful an occasion for meditating deeper on the Trinitarian economy of human salvation. Also, we remember the most important Saints related to the manifestation of our Lord during the weeks of Denha. Another important celebration during the weeks of Denha is the Rogation of the Ninevites or 3-day Fast. Continue reading...
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2 February 2018, Fourth Friday of Denha
Importance of this day Patron of the Church
On this day the Church exhorts us to remember the Patron of the Church. In Syriac the words Had Parsopa are used to express the sense of the word Patron. The literal meaning of the Syriac expression is One Person. Who is this person? Evidently it is the person who gave origin to the Individual or Particular Church by his evangelization. That is Mar Toma Shliha, St Thomas, the Apostle, for the ancient Christian community in India.
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Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Isaiah 41:8-16
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Acts 19:8-20
Engarta (Epistle Reading): 2 Corinthians 10:4-18
Evangalion (Gospel): Matthew 24:45-47&25:14-23, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)
Prayer of the dayJesus the Lord of Martyrs and Saints, we honour with great joy Mar Toma Sliha, who pleased You in his life and whom You have given us as father and patron, revealing Your love in his life. He, by his martyrdom in our motherland, bore witness to You and entered into Your Kingdom. He followed the way You showed, took Your Gospel as the rule of life, Your teachings and life as the living experience to be shared, Your Cross as the pattern for life and Your love as the goal of living. Through his intercession and patronage, may we follow in his footsteps and attain the goal set before us, so that we glorify You together with him at all times.
Submission to the Trinitarian Economy

One God, Three Persons - source of all sanctity and holiness - communication to the world only in Jesus, the Messiah - everything through the work of the Holy Spirit - the believers participate in the Trinitarian holiness - their holiness is celebrated through the Fridays of this season.

For Study, Reflection, Meditation, Celebration and Experimental Assimilation

Mystery of the Holy Trinity - Jesus' baptism at Jordan - Heaven opens! - Father attests - Spirit descends - Son stands in His assumed humanity and weakness to atone for human sins.

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