| 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...|
9 April 2017, Seventh Sunday of Sawma Ramba
|Importance of this day||Oshana Sunday|
Palm Sunday is celebrated in preparation to the Passion Week. It is the remembrance of the day on which Iso Mishiha's victorious entry into the city of Jerusalem. The special ritual of the day is the blessing and distribution of the tender coconut leaves and the procession carrying them. The leaves distributed on this day are used to make a cross over Pesaha Appam and Paal on the Thursday of Pesaha.
Read reflections of the readings, prepared by Fr George Kaniarakath, CMI.
|Icon/Picture of the day:|
|Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I):||Genesis 49:1-12, 22-26|
|Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II):||Zechariah 4:8-14+7:9-10+8:4-5, 12-19+9:9-12|
|Engarta (Epistle Reading):||Romans 11:13-24|
|Evangalion (Gospel):||Matthew 20:29-21:22, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)|
|Prayer of the day||Jesus the Lover of Children, when You came near Jerusalem where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, You were acclaimed by the people with loud 'Osanas'. The young men and children carrying olive branches in their hands saw You with the luminous eye of faith, spread their garments on your way and cried out 'Osanas' in Your honour. Grant that while carrying the noble and divine branches of faith and palms of praise, we may be clothed in the garments of justice and holiness with love, that at Your Second Coming with all Your saints, we may praise You with earnestness and spiritual joy.|
| 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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