| 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...|
24 March 2017, Fourth Friday of Sawma Ramba
|Importance of this day||Fourth Friday 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 14:18-15:15|
|Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II):||Joshua 9:1-14|
|Engarta (Epistle Reading):||Romans 11:25-36|
|Evangalion (Gospel):||John 7:14-36|
|Prayer of the day||Jesus the Helper of the widows, Melchizedek, the priest and king of Ur Salem, prefigured You, as he blessed Abraham, our father in faith, and offered bread and wine. May we always seek Your blessing as our great High Priest, King and God, and be constantly nourished by the Holy Gifts of Your Body and Blood under the species of bread and wine. Enable us, O Lord, to address our pure praise to You and to meditate on Your divine teachings, for they are a balm for our wounds and remedy for our souls, which come to You shedding tears of repentance. Grant that we may prepare ourselves for the feast of Your resurrection with pure hearts and consciences, so that we may meet You here in joy in happiness, and there we shall joyfully praise You with all Your chosen ones.|
| 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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