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The maturity and fruitfulness of the Church are specially meditated on during the weeks of summer (Qaita). The Syriac word Qaita means "summer". Summer is the time when grains and fruits mature and ripen. Thus it is a time of plentiful harvest for the Church. The fruits of the Church are those of holiness and martyrdom. Continue reading...
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11 July 2018, First Wednesday of Qaita
Importance of this day Saint Benedict

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Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Genesis 17:1-8
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Wisdom 9:1-12
Engarta (Epistle Reading): Romans 8:12-17
Evangalion (Gospel): Matthew 5:1-12
Prayer of the dayJesus the Image of the Father, Saint Benedict was always obedient to the Church authorities. According to his example, may we submit ourselves to the will of God expressed through the positive directives of the Church, even when they are contrary to our own convictions. He was a defender of the faith. Help us too to defend our faith in all precarious situations and be willing even die for it.
For Study, Reflection, Meditation, Celebration and Experimental Assimilation

Mystery of the Church - Church as the continuation of Jesus grows and spreads to all quarters of the world, produces flowers and fruits of martyrdom and holiness-Church shines as the Symbol of the heavenly Kingdom.

Age of Fruitfulness

Church becomes attractive through her holiness and martyrdom - not through this-worldly achievements - "Blessed are the poor in spirit...Blessed are the merciful...Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven" (Mt 5:3-12)

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