| 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...|
21 March 2017, Fourth Tuesday of Sawma Ramba
|Importance of this day||Fourth Tuesday 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 12:10-13:7|
|Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II):||Joshua 8:1-17|
|Engarta (Epistle Reading):||Romans 9:14-29|
|Evangalion (Gospel):||John 5:19-47|
|Prayer of the day||Jesus the Support of fatherless, following Your directions, Joshua and his people managed to outwit their cunning enemy. Help all Your faithful to be more attentive to Your word and more zealous in putting it into practice, that they may escape the wicked snares of the evil one in their struggles during the Great Fast. O Good One, Lover of Mankind, make Your glorious light shine upon us so that we may come to You with a childlike confidence. Do not leave us alone to fight the enemy, who spies on us in order to suffocate Your Word of life within us, but be with us today and all the days of our lives, and we shall praise 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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