| 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...|
22 April 2017, First Saturday of Qyamta
|Importance of this day||First Saturday of the Resurrection|
|Icon/Picture of the day:|
|Engarta (Epistle Reading):||Colossians 3:1-4|
|Evangalion (Gospel):||Mark 16:1-8|
|Prayer of the day||Jesus who banishes war from the face of the earth, we remember all our brothers and sisters who are triumphant in Your Kingdom, especially those who struggled greatly in confessing You. With such a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, may we rid ourselves of all sins and persevere firm in running our race in faith. May these martyrs, saints and confessors be a standing inspiration to us in encoun-tering our daily struggles and in confessing Your Presence in everything.|
| 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.
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".
Credits: Liturgical Calendar 2009-10 published by Fr. Varghese Pathikulangara, CMI
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