| 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...|
31 May 2017, Seventh Wednesday of Qyamta
|Importance of this day||Visitation of our Lady to Elizabeth|
This feast reminds us the visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth shortly after the Annunciation.
Read reflections of the readings, prepared by Father Paul Kalluveettil, CMI .
|Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I):||2 Samuel 6:2-5,11|
|Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II):||Zephaniah 3:14-18|
|Engarta (Epistle Reading):||Romans 12:9-16|
|Evangalion (Gospel):||Luke 1:39-45, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)|
|Prayer of the day||Jesus the Lord of Creation, in Your divine plan, You dwelt within the ever-Virgin and all-holy Lady Mary, making her Your living Ark of the Covenant. In her, You visited Your Forerunner in the barren womb of his mother Elizabeth. Visit us with Your gifts and blessings, that we may carry You our Lord and our God within us in fervour and holiness. Following the example of charitable service of the Blessed Virgin Your mother, make us also ready to visit, touch, heal and comfort the needy bringing You to them.|
| 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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