| 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...|
7 April 2017, Sixth Friday of Sawma Ramba
|Importance of this day||Sixth Friday 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 19:27-30|
|Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II):||Joshua 22:10-20|
|Engarta (Epistle Reading):||Romans 15:1-13|
|Evangalion (Gospel):||John 11:1-45|
|Prayer of the day||Jesus who makes the trees grow, when You raised Lazarus from the dead, You ordered Your Apostles to unbind him and set him free, revealing to them that You are the Resurrection and the Life. Create in us a spirit of repentance, so that we might live pure and good lives and share in Your glorious resurrection. May Your Churches always collaborate with You in setting the human race free from all bondage and suffering, that people may freely develop in Your image, according to Your likeness, as children of Your Father.|
| 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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