| 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...|
25 March 2017, Fourth Saturday of Sawma Ramba
|Importance of this day||Annunciation to Marth Mariam|
This day is the celebration of the announcement to Marth Mariam by the angel Gabriel that she would become the Christotokos (mother of Isho Mishiha, who is at once God and man).
Click to read the Biblical reflections based on the readings, prepared by Father Joseph Varghese Kureethara, CMI.
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|Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I):||Exodus 15:1-21 + Micah 6:1-5 + Jeremiah 31:13-17|
|Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II):||Acts 1:11-14|
|Engarta (Epistle Reading):||Hebrews 1:1-13 + 2:16-18|
|Evangalion (Gospel):||Luke 1:26-38, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)|
|Prayer of the day||Jesus the Eternal Word, the Archangel Gabriel greeted the all-pure Virgin with the words: "Peace be to you, who have found favour before God! The Lord is with you!" By the example of our all-holy Lady, who led a worthy life, may we come to see Your presence in everything. The all-holy Mother was encouraged by the words: "Fear not, Mary; for you have found grace with God." By the same words, may we find strength and courage in times of tension and strife in 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.
Credits: Liturgical Calendar 2009-10 published by Fr. Varghese Pathikulangara, CMI
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