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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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11 April 2020, Seventh Saturday of Sawma Ramba
Importance of this day Great Saturday
Click to read the Biblical reflections for RAMSHA, Evening Liturgy on the Great Saturday by Fr George Kaniarakath, CMI. .
Click to read the Biblical reflections for QUDASHA, the Holy QURBANA on Great Saturday by Fr Varghese Pathikulangara, CMI. .
More pre-recorded Bible verses (Qeryana I, Qeryana II, Engarta and Evangalion) of the day are embedded in the reflection page.
Icon/Picture of the day:
Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Genesis 22:1-19
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Jonah 2:1-10
Engarta (Epistle Reading): 1 Corinthians 15:20-28
Evangalion (Gospel): Matthew 28:1-20, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)
Prayer of the dayJesus the Life of all, have mercy on me, Mary Magdalene cried before the sepulchre. She remembered You who made her the dwelling of Your love instead of the abode of the devils; she bought aromatic spices to make fragrant Your holy body, by which the odour of our mortal race has become sweet. O the good Lord, our Saviour, the Tree of Life, sprinkle us with the dew of Your mercy and make us participate the glory of Your Resurrection.
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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