| 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...|
7 May 2017, Fourth Sunday of Qyamta
|Importance of this day||Fourth Sunday of Qyamta|
Read reflections of the readings, prepared by Father Paul Kalluveettil, CMI .
|Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I):||Isaiah 49:13-23|
|Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II):||Acts 8:14-25|
|Engarta (Epistle Reading):||Ephesians 1:15-2:7|
|Evangalion (Gospel):||John 16:16-33, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)|
|Prayer of the day||Jesus who bestowed upon us eternal life, Simon the magician did not understand that holy things are free gifts from You to Your holy people. They cannot be bought or earned, but must be humbly received. Teach us, O Lord, to receive Your grace and salvation with humility and thanks-giving. May Your holy Mysteries always be the source and guidance for our new life.|
| 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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