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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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25 July 2018, Third Wednesday of Qaita
Importance of this day Shliha Mar Yakob
Mar Yakob Shliha (St James the Greater), apostle and martyr, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. He was a son of Zebedee and Salome, and brother of Yohannan (John) the Apostle.
Click to read reflections of the readings, prepared by Fr Sebastian Mullooparambil, CMI
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Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Exodus 24:12-18
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Acts 11:27-12:3
Engarta (Epistle Reading): 1 Corinthians 4:6-15
Evangalion (Gospel): Matthew 20:20-28, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)
Prayer of the dayJesus the True Master, through the intercession of Sliha Mar Yakob, may we continue without faltering and unshaken until our death in the confession of the faith in You. May we always experience Your presence among us as our Lord and our God, and be zealous to bring others to know You as the Apostles did.
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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