| 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...|
22 March 2017, Fourth Wednesday of Sawma Ramba
|Importance of this day||Palgutha: Middle of Sawma Ramba|
There was a tradition in the Church of Nasranis to celebrate this feast at homes. A special food was made for this day like in the case of Pesaha. At present this feast is not popular.
Click to read the Biblical reflections based on the readings, prepared by Father Joseph Varghese Kureethara, CMI.
|Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I):||Genesis 13:8-18|
|Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II):||Joshua 8:18-29|
|Engarta (Epistle Reading):||Romans 9:30-10:17|
|Evangalion (Gospel):||John 6:51-69, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)|
|Prayer of the day||Jesus who feeds the hungry, the Blessed Virgin Mary nourished You. Through her intercession, may our faith be nourished that we may grow in our belief in You and become heirs of Your Kingdom. O Good Shepherd, who came to look for the lost sheep, loving Master who fasted to teach us that we do not live on bread alone, grant that we may not become slaves of our passions. Be for us the food that does not perish, and the drink that quenches our thirst forever. We shall acknowledge and believe in You alone.|
| 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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