| 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...|
12 March 2017, Third Sunday of Sawma Ramba
|Importance of this day||Third Sunday of Sawma Ramba|
Click to read the Biblical reflections based on the readings, prepared by Father Joy Philip Kakkanattu, CMI.
|Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I):||Genesis 7:6-24|
|Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II):||Joshua 5:13-6:5|
|Engarta (Epistle Reading):||Romans 7:14-25|
|Evangalion (Gospel):||Matthew 20:17-28, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)|
|Prayer of the day||Jesus the Peace of all, You sent Your angel to Joshua and Your people and were present with them through the ark. You helped them to conquer Jericho for You after they turned to You. Help Your Churches to turn fully to You, worshipping in spirit and in truth, and removing the sandals of all sin, that we may win the world for You. We ask You to accept the prayers and requests of Your sinful servants; forgive the sins of our past and keep us from falling into temptation in the days to come. May Your Cross keep Your Churches from evil and its power and be a source of victory and strength, that we may praise 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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