| 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...|
31 March 2017, Fifth Friday of Sawma Ramba
|Importance of this day||Fifth 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 14:1-17|
|Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II):||Acts 19:8-20|
|Engarta (Epistle Reading):||2 Corinthians 10:4-18|
|Evangalion (Gospel):||Matthew 1:18-25|
|Prayer of the day||Jesus who gathers the dispersed, You visited Your servant Abraham, who received You with hospitality, and prefigured to him the mystery of Your glorious Trinity. May we always practise hospitality and welcome all, seeing and serving You in them. During this Great Fast may we quell the inclinations and passions of the body, purify our hearts of hatred, jealousy, pride and anger, arm ourselves with justice and holiness, and proceed on the way of perfection. Then shall we glorify You at all times.|
| 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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