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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 August 2019, Third Sunday of Qaita
Importance of this day Third Sunday of Qaita

Click to read reflections of the readings, prepared by Fr Sebastian Mullooparambil, CMI
Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Deuteronomy 5:1-16
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Isaiah 5:1-7
Engarta (Epistle Reading): 2 Corinthians 7: 1-11
Evangalion (Gospel): John 9:1-38, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)
Prayer of the dayJesus who makes us worthy to pray with confidence before Him, You became flesh for us and made Yourself like us in all things but sin. You wished to open the eyes of the man born blind so that we might open our eyes to Your light. We know that You are the Light coming into this world, and that whoever follows You will not walk blindly in darkness. Grant that we may always keep our gaze fixed on Your divine splendour, and we shall live for You alone.
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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