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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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24 April 2017, Second Monday of Qyamta
Importance of this day Mar Giwargis Sahada
For Mar Thoma Nasranis, Sahda Mar Giwargis is the most popular saint after Marth Mariam and Mar Thoma Shliha. Regardless of their doctrinal and political differences, all Mar Thoma Nasranis give particular devotion to Mar Giwargis Sahada.
Read reflections of the readings, prepared by Father Paul Kalluveettil, CMI .
Icon/Picture of the day:
Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Daniel 6:12-24
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Acts 12:1-23
Engarta (Epistle Reading): 2 Corinthians 12:1-14
Evangalion (Gospel): Matthew 10:37-42 + 16:24-27 + 19:29-30
Prayer of the dayIsho the Zeal of Martyrs, Mar Giwargis Sahada served the earthly emperor as a brave soldier and loyal citizen of the empire. When this conflicted with his allegiance to You, His heavenly King, he valiantly chose fidelity to You and Your Kingdom and prepared himself for martyrdom. By his prayers, may we always be faithful to our primary commitment to You through baptism.
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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