| 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...|
2 April 2017, Sixth Sunday of Sawma Ramba
|Importance of this day||Sixth Sunday 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 19:15-26|
|Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II):||Joshua 21:43-22:5|
|Engarta (Epistle Reading):||Romans 14:13-23|
|Evangalion (Gospel):||John 10:11-18, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)|
|Prayer of the day||Jesus who dresses the wounded, You showed Yourself to be the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for us, Your sheep. May all the clergy of Your Churches strive to pattern themselves on You, seeking only the security, nourishment, guidance and well-being of the flocks You have entrusted to them; and may the faithful cooperate maturely and actively with their pastors. You walked among us to bring back the lost sheep and to gather all people into one flock under the guidance of You, the one Shepherd. Gather us around You in one mind and one heart as we celebrate Your Holy Mysteries. Accept our prayer and fasting as we repent.|
| 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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