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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...
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19 March 2020, Fourth Thursday of Sawma Ramba
Importance of this day Mar Yawsep
Feast of St. Joseph or Solemnity of Saint Joseph is the principal feast day of Saint Joseph. It is celebrated seven days before the Feast of the Annunciation (25 March) which commemorates Gabriel's visit to Mary announcing that she is to give birth to the Messiah, we meet St. Joseph, her spouse.
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Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Isaiah 41:8-16
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Acts 19:11-20
Engarta (Epistle Reading): 2 Corinthians 10:4-11
Evangalion (Gospel): Matthew 1:18-25, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)
Prayer of the dayJesus the Son of a Carpenter, You revealed the perfection of Your Gospel in the life of Mar Yawsep the Just, a true servant of God in imitation of You, the Servant of the Lord. Through his intercession, help us always to set our minds on the Kingdom of God and Your justice, and all that it requires from us, above anything else.
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.

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