| During the weeks of Great Fast, the faithful reflect on and meditate over the public life of Jesus and especially on its culmination in his passion, death and burial. It is a God-given time for turning to one's own life more deeply and to become convinced of the abundant blessings of the loving God in the creation, the providential caring, the human fall, the helplessness of man to save himself, the promise of salvation, the redemption through His Son Jesus, the invaluable Gift of the Holy Spirit and the inheritance of the heavenly Kingdom. Continue reading...|
1 March 2017, First Wednesday of Sawma Ramba
|Importance of this day||First Wednesday of Sawma Ramba|
|Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I):||Genesis 2:18-25|
|Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II):||Joshua 2:8-24|
|Engarta (Epistle Reading):||Romans 2:7-27|
|Evangalion (Gospel):||Matthew 6:1-18|
|Prayer of the day||Jesus the Lord of fragrant vegetables and perfumes, You chose a daughter of Eve to triumph over death, which had come upon mankind through the first Eve. Grant us her motherly protection and help to face our death with great cheer. Purify our souls by a pure Fast; control our bodies by just mortifications; awaken our spirits by our work and vigils, and sanctify our lips by Your praise. In our combat, may we triumph over the evil one and his hosts, and by our confidence in You escape his power. We shall glorify You at all times and seasons.|
| For Study, Reflection, Meditation, Celebration and Experimental Assimilation|
Mysteries of Jesus' Life, Passion, Death and Burial - He came to His own - they brought Him to the Cross - thickness and darkness of human sin - "Petratha" means a looking back - a salvific call to reconciliation - repair through prayer, penance and almsgiving.
Remembrance of dear Departed Ones
We enter Great Fast commemorating our Departed ones - let us continue to keep their memory all through this season through special prayer, penance and almsgiving, which are also the best means for our sanctification.
Credits: Liturgical Calendar 2009-10 published by Fr. Varghese Pathikulangara, CMI
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