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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
17 August 2017, Fourth Thursday of Qaita
Importance of this day Fourth Thursday of the Qaita
Engarta (Epistle Reading): James 4:7-12
Evangalion (Gospel): Luke 12:49-53
Prayer of the dayJesus who strengthens our feet which have walked in the church to walk in the land of Light, Your law is a means for us to respond to the salvation which You have freely given us. It is not the means of obtaining that salvation or an end in itself. May we always respond with obedient filial love to Your fatherly and saving love.
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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