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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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23 February 2019, Seventh Saturday of Denha
Importance of this day The Feast of Saint Polycarp
On this day, the Church remembers St. Polycarp, one of the Apostolic Fathers of the Church. He was the Bishop of Smyrna (modern Izmir in Turkey). Although the exact date of his life time is not known, the general agreement among historians is that he was born about 69 A.D. and was martyred in 155. He is called an Apostolic Father because he had contact with at least one of the Apostles of Jesus.
Click to read the Biblical reflections based on the readings, prepared by Father Thomas Kalayil, CMI.
Icon/Picture of the day:
Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Exodus 3:1-6
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Daniel 3:19-26
Engarta (Epistle Reading): 2 Corinthians 6:4-10
Evangalion (Gospel): Luke 11:43-53, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)
Prayer of the dayJesus the most praiseworthy One, with the Centurion we cry out: O Lord, we are not worthy to have You enter under the roof of our sinful humanity. But as You entered the womb of Mary, so You entered the River Jordan. As You entered the tomb, so You entered the heavenly bridal chamber. By Your entrances You have healed and sanctified our nature. Grant health to the sick and guide those who wander astray.
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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