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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 August 2018, Seventh Saturday of Qaita
Importance of this day Seventh Saturday of Qaita
Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Deuteronomy 10:12-17
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Wisdom 7:10-14
Engarta (Epistle Reading): 2 Corinthians 5:14-21
Evangalion (Gospel): Matthew 5:13-19
Prayer of the dayJesus for whom all sing praise with joy in melodious songs, the blood of Your martyrs is the seed for the growth of Your Churches. Through their intercession and example, may we live and bear witness to You in this world of hope and expectation.
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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