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2017
2017
9 June 2017, First Friday of Slihe
Importance of this day Malpan Mar Aprem
Mar Aprem (AD 309-73) is a great poet and theologian, known as the "harp of the Holy Spirit". He was born in Nisibis which was in the Roman Empire, but later became part of Persia. He was a Deacon and was the head of a theological school in the city for three decades or more. The Persians persecuted the Christians in Nisibis and so they moved to Edessa which was a great Christian centre and the last decade of Apremís life was spent there. He has written over four hundred poems in Syriac which are translated in many languages.
Read a short biography of Malpan Mar Aprem, prepared by Fr George Kaniarakath, CMI.
Icon/Picture of the day:
Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Deuteronomy 26:16-19
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Sirach 45:1-5
Engarta (Epistle Reading): Romans 5:1-5
Evangalion (Gospel): Matthew 5:13-20, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)
Prayer of the dayJesus the most Authentic Teacher, grant us that with true faith and sincere love we may celebrate the memory of Mar Aprem, great among our East Syriac fathers. For love of You, he renounced the world and adorned the Churches with his lofty teaching and his noble way of life. May we walk in his footsteps, learning still of You from his pure, simple, but highly theological hymns, and glorify You together with him.
For Study, Reflection, Meditation, Celebration and Experimental Assimilation

Mystery of the Holy Spirit - He works and fills the creation, the Prophets, Judges, Kings, Virgin Mary, John the Baptist, Jesus, Shlihe (Apostles), Church and every faithful - By His Power of the Church sprouts and grows in Jesus and the Shlihe, the foundation.

Age of the Church

Exactly as Jesus was formed in Virgin Mary so too the Church in this world by the Power of the Holy Spirit - those who are led by the Spirit must always be vigilant to root out at the very outset all selfish and individualistic likes and dislikes which topple down our faithfulness to the Church.


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