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The Church celebrates the Resurrection of our Lord during the weeks of Resurrection seven weeks: Jesus' victory over death, sin, suffering and Satan. The empty TOMB, the empty CROSS, the blooming or living or flourishing or flowering or fruit bearing TREE, and so on are speaking icons or images in the Church of this unique victory of Jesus. Continue reading...
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21 April 2019, First Sunday of Qyamta
Importance of this day The Great Sunday of our Lord's Resurrection
Click to read the Biblical reflections for TAKSA' D-HUGAJA' DA-SHLAMA' DA-QJAMTA' THE ORDER OF CELEBRATING THE PEACE OF THE RESURRECTION by Fr Varghese Pathikulangara, CMI.
Click to read the Biblical reflections for QUDASHA, THE HOLY QURBANA ON THE GREAT SUN DAY OF RESURRECTION 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): Isaiah 60:1-7
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): 1 Samuel 2:1-10
Engarta (Epistle Reading): Romans 5:20-6:23
Evangalion (Gospel): John 20:1-18, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)
Prayer of the dayJesus who grant us tranquillity and peace, You have broken the gates of Sheol, trampled down death, despoiled its kingdom and rose up as the First-born from the dead. On this day of Your Resurrection, You have brought about our salvation. May we be loosed from the darkness of our ignorance and be freed from the bonds of our sins, that we may rise from the tomb of dead works and walk in newness of life. We praise You always, O Lord of all, especially when we celebrate and partake of Your pure and life-creating Mysteries.
For Study, Reflection, Meditation, Celebration and Experimental Assimilation

Mystery of Resurrection - Jesus' victory over the world, sin and death - He fills us with the glory of His Resurrection, Peace, Satisfaction and Joy - Life in Jesus is one of peace and tranquillity.

Peace Celebration

Risen Jesus = Peace - Resurrection celebration in the Syro-Malabar Church is entitled "Peace Celebration" - Mesihites (Christians) are to be peace-makers and peace-lovers - Let us greet each other in this season saying: "Let the Risen Lord be with you" and respond "Let Resurrection, Life and Renewal be with you".

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