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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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2017
2017
11 August 2017, Third Friday of Qaita
Importance of this day 15-day Fast: Day 11
Engarta (Epistle Reading): temp 1:1-11
Evangalion (Gospel): temp 1:1-11
Prayer of the dayJesus who strengthens our hands which have received the Holy Mysteries, You sent Mar Toma as Your Apostle to the East. He sent Mar Addai, one of Your seventy-two disciples, who in turn sent Mar Mari. All brought us the Good News of Your salvation. May all Your faithful be aware of being sent to share the Gospel with others, and thus encourage the growth of Your Churches.
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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