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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
3 March 2017, First Friday of Sawma Ramba
Importance of this day First Friday of Sawma Ramba
Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Genesis 3:20-4:16
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Joshua 3:14-4:9
Engarta (Epistle Reading): Romans 3:31-4:25
Evangalion (Gospel): Matthew 7:1-14
Prayer of the dayJesus who forgives our debts, by our sin, we became mortal and are born outside Paradise and have become suspicious and harmful to one another. As we repent, remove our leather garment of mortality and replace it with the finest robes given to the Prodigal son who returned, the wedding garment of light of Your Kingdom; and make us again brothers and sisters to one another. During this Great Fast, confirm our will so that we may reject all thoughts which disturb our love for You. Establish us in Your truth that we may be filled with Your gifts, and so reach Your Paradise on the morning of Your glorious Resurrection, where we shall praise You with joy and exultation.
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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