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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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9 February 2018, Fifth Friday of Denha
Importance of this day Departed Faithful
St. Thomas Christians of Malabar remember the departed faithful on this day. According to Bishop Francis Roz (Report on Serra, written during 1601-10 AD), this feast was celebrated prior to the arrival of Portuguese missionaries in the coast of Malabar. He adds that on this day, the priests used to visit the cemetery with a cross and the graves were sprinkled with Holy water. This practice is still observed by the Syro-Malabar Church.
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Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Ezekiel 37:1-14
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Proverbs 44:1-45:6
Engarta (Epistle Reading): 1 Corinthians 15:34-57
Evangalion (Gospel): Matthew 25:31-46, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)
Prayer of the dayJesus the Lord and God of all spirits and all flesh, You have destroyed death, overcome the devil and given life to the world. Grant, O Lord, to Your servants who have departed this life that they may rest in a place of light, happiness and peace, where there is no pain, grief nor sighing. Since You are a gracious God and the Lover of Mankind, forgive them every sin they have committed by thought, word or deed, for there is no one who lives and does not sin. You alone are without sin, Your righteousness is everlasting and Your word is true. For You are the Resurrection, the Life and the Repose of Your departed servants, O Christ our God, and we render glory to You.
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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