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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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2017
2017
23 March 2017, Fourth Thursday of Sawma Ramba
Importance of this day Fourth Thursday of Sawma Ramba
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Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Genesis 14:1-17
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Joshua 8:30-35
Engarta (Epistle Reading): Romans 10:17-11:12
Evangalion (Gospel): John 7:1-13
Prayer of the dayJesus who cares for the poor, when Joshua brought the people to freedom, he rededicated them to You as he renewed the covenant. He spoke Your words to all. Thus, he foreshadowed You, O Jesus, who have saved us all by Your Paschal Mystery, rededicated us as the new People of God and gave us the new and everlasting covenant. May we renew it as we celebrate Your Pascal Mysteries during the great and holy week. O Lord, strengthen our faith, hope and love. Give us strength and holiness in these pure and holy days of fasting, lead us to Your presence by perfect lives so that we may joyfully meet You on the feast of Your glorious and victorious third-day resurrection, and praise and thank You, O Light of our lives.
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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