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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
14 April 2017, Seventh Friday of Sawma Ramba
Importance of this day Friday of Passion
Click to read the Biblical reflections for LELYA in preparation of Passion Friday by Fr George Kaniarakath, CMI.
Click to read the Biblical reflections for RAMSHA, the evening liturgy 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): Isaiah 52:13-53:9
Engarta (Epistle Reading): Romans 5:6-16
Evangalion (Gospel): Luke 22:63-23:12 + Matthew 27:19 + Luke 23:13-23 + Matthew 27:24-25 + Luke 23:24-45 + Matthew 27:51-54 + John 19:23-42, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)
Prayer of the dayIsho the Light of the world, when You ascended the Cross for liberating us, all the creatures were trembled and terrified; the sun, beautiful with its rays, darkened its light and hid its splendour; the moon changed its colour in order to scold the wicked people, who daringly attacked and killed its Lord; the sanctuary veil was torn asunder. Your sound resuscitated the dead, proclaiming You the Vivifier of our mortality. And in heaven the celestial beings rejoiced as Adam is invited to heaven. O Lord, You defeated death and united heaven and earth by Your immolation on Gagulta. Thus the First Fruit from our humanity, the body that the only Begotten of the Father united to His Person made His peace reign among us from century to century. Let us all together adore Him and extol His Name forever and ever.
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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