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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 2019, Fifth Sunday of Qaita
Importance of this day Fifth Sunday of Qaita
Click to read reflections of the readings, prepared by Fr Sebastian Mullooparambil, CMI.
Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Leviticus 23:33-44
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Isaiah 28:14-22
Engarta (Epistle Reading): 2 Corinthians 12:14-21
Evangalion (Gospel): Luke 16:19-17:10, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)
Prayer of the dayJesus whose everlasting Love remains with us forever, make us like Lazarus, and not like the rich man. Fill the emptiness of our hearts with Your love and our limitations and wounds with Your perfection. May our prayers be a pledge of our fidelity and confidence in You. Increase our faith, and strengthen our abandonment to You and our love for You and others. Then we shall sing pure hymns to You and praise You.
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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