| 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...|
20 March 2017, Fourth Monday of Sawma Ramba
|Importance of this day||Fourth Monday of Sawma Ramba|
Click to read the Biblical reflections based on the readings, prepared by Father Joseph Varghese Kureethara, CMI.
|Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I):||Genesis 12:1-9|
|Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II):||Joshua 7:16-27|
|Engarta (Epistle Reading):||Romans 9:1-13|
|Evangalion (Gospel):||John 5:1-18|
|Prayer of the day||Jesus whose Kingdom remains for ever, in obedience to Your call, Abraham, our father in faith, left all that was familiar and set out on a journey of trust, prefiguring You fulfilling Your Fatherís will in the Paschal Mystery. May Your Churches be ever attentive to Your will in all things, never accommodating themselves to the spirit and comforts of this world, but seeking and proclaiming Your Kingdom. O Christ, mediator between the Father and our-selves, You have taken our nature upon Yourself and made known to us the mystery of Your divine nature, enabling us to share in it. You pardoned the sins of the paralytic and healed his illness; he carried his litter and walked away, glorifying God. Forgive us also our sins and inscribe Your teachings on our hearts; then we shall follow You joyfully, carry our cross and thank You.|
| 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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