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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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3 February 2020, Fifth Monday of Denha
Importance of this day Monday of the 3-day fast (rogation of the Ninevites)
The yearly practice of observing three days of Fast to commemorate the Fast of the Ninivites as described in the Book of Jonah 3:1-10 begins on this day. This is called in Malayalam Moonnu Nompu (or 3-day Fast) and in English Rogation of Ninivites recalling the prayer of the people of Niniveh/Nineveh together with fast for the pardon of sins when they became penitents hearing the preaching of Jonah. The Fast is observed from Monday to Wednesday two weeks before (or the third week counting backward from) the beginning of the Great Fast (Sauma ramba) or Lent in the Latin tradition. The Thursday after the Fast is celebrated as a concluding feast.
Click to read the Biblical reflections based on the readings, prepared by Father Thomas Kalayil, CMI.
Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Isaiah 63:17-64:12
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Habakkuk 3:1-19
Engarta (Epistle Reading): 1 Timothy 2:1-3:10
Evangalion (Gospel): Matthew 18:23-35
Prayer of the dayJesus the Effulgent Light, at Your Baptism, You arose as a great Light from the streams of the Jordan, revealing the Trinity and setting the waters on fire with love so that they became the womb of the Church, bringing forth new children for Your Kingdom, born of water and the Spirit. Dispel the darkness of sin from this world and enlighten the sorrowful who in darkness await Your teaching.
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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