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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
5 March 2017, Second Sunday of Sawma Ramba
Importance of this day Second Sunday of Sawma Ramba
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Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Genesis 5:19-31
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Joshua 4:15-24
Engarta (Epistle Reading): Romans 6:1-23
Evangalion (Gospel): Matthew 7:21-27, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)
Prayer of the dayJesus who ignores our offences, as the Ark of the Covenant went into the Jordan and provided safe passage for Your people into the Promised Land, so You went down into death, halted its power and provided our entrance through it into Your Kingdom. May we follow You faithfully through Your death and Resurrection, living out our baptism daily. Grant us to remain apart from the spirit of this fallen world. Give us the grace to praise You with hearts and minds raised above worldly preoccupations. May this Great Fast help us to come closer to You, walk in the way of Your commandments and serve You more effectively in the world. Then we shall praise You with all Your angels and 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.

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