Click to read more
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...
Click to read more
2017
2017
1 August 2017, Second Tuesday of Qaita
Importance of this day 15-day Fast begins
This is the traditional Fast of all Eastern Churches prior to the Assumption of Marth Mariam. The feast of Assumption was celebrated in the East as early as fourth century. This fast starts from the first day of August and ends on the fifteenth day. Download the PDF book "Mathrusthavangal (Malayalam): The Liturgy of the Hours for the eight Feast days of Marth Mariam and those of the Eight and Fifteen day Fastings" Original translation in Malayalam from Syriac Sources according to the seven times of "Divine Praises" a day style of the Syro-Malabar Church".
Engarta (Epistle Reading): Romans 7:7-13
Evangalion (Gospel): Mark 12:38-44
Prayer of the dayJesus by whose strength the seas were calmed, in Your parables, You tell us how diligently You search for whoever is lost, willing all to enter into Your glorious Kingdom. May Your Churches have that same zeal in reaching out to those rejected by society or lost in sin.
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)

source: http://www.pathikulangara.in/Archive.htm
View full calendar season
Listen Songs from Raza in Syriac
Order Books
Order Printed Wall Calendar
Year Liturgical Season  
 
 
  
Enter your name and email address for getting daily email alert with short note for thinking and meditation, based on this calendar.
Name:
E-mail:
Credits: Liturgical Calendar 2009-10 published by Fr. Varghese Pathikulangara, CMI
Send us your feedback here