| 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...|
13 April 2017, Seventh Thursday of Sawma Ramba
|Importance of this day||Thursday of Pesaha|
Pesaha is a tradition observed by the Nasranis at home on the Thursday of Pesaha. This practice is observed with piety and has been preserved even after centuries of European influence. This is a unique tradition of Saint Thomas Christians. Uniqueness is its nature of celebration, i.e., Pesaha is a family celebration and not Church centured. It is not known to be practiced by any other Christian community in India and abroad.
Click to read reflections of the readings, prepared by Fr George Kaniarakath, CMI.
Read an article on the Thursday of Pesaha.
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|Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I):||Exodus 12:1-20|
|Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II):||Zechariah 9:9-12 + 11:12-13 + 12:9-14 + 13:7-9|
|Engarta (Epistle Reading):||1 Corinthians 5:7-8 + 10:15-17 + 11:23-25|
|Evangalion (Gospel):||Matthew 26:1-5, 14-30, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)|
|Prayer of the day||Jesus the Image of the Father, let us all, who have been called to enjoy the glorious and divine Mysteries, Your life-giving Body and Blood, thank and adore You, the Lord of all, in fear and love. We stretch out our hands and receive You in love and faith. You were crucified for us, pardoned our sins and reconciled us with Your Father, shedding out Your own blood. You are celebrated and extolled without ceasing both at the right hand of the Father and on the altar. You, being one and indivisible, without undergoing suffering, are sacrificed contin-uously in heaven above and on the altar of the Church in propitiation for our sins. We approach with great love and purity of heart this supreme sacrifice of the Son under the species of our meal and exclaim: "Holy, holy, holy are You, O Lord, by Your glory the heaven and earth are filled!"|
| 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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