| 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...|
26 March 2017, Fifth Sunday of Sawma Ramba
|Importance of this day||Fifth Sunday of the Sawma Ramba|
Click to read the Biblical reflections based on the readings, prepared by Father Paulachan Kochappilly, CMI.
|Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I):||Genesis 16:1-16|
|Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II):||Joshua 9:16-27|
|Engarta (Epistle Reading):||Romans 12:1-21|
|Evangalion (Gospel):||John 7:37-52 + 8:12-20, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)|
|Prayer of the day||Jesus who opened the eyes of the blind, You sent an angel to direct, console and protect Hagar and Ishmael when Sarah unjustly persecuted them. Make Your Churches and all the believers Your messengers to work for justice, for the upholding of human dignity and human rights against all forms of oppression and persecution. Glory to You, O Lord Jesus Christ, Light of the world. The one who follows You will not walk in darkness. Just as the sun rises and sheds light on all, so may You dawn ever more brightly in our hearts during this Great Fast. Then we shall be truly enlightened by You, and we shall attain the great Morning when we shall glorify You with all Your Saints.|
| 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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