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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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4 August 2019, Second Sunday of Qaita
Importance of this day Second Sunday of Qaita
Click to read reflections of the readings, prepared by Fr Sebastian Mullooparambil, CMI.
Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Deuteronomy 4:32-40
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Isaiah 3:16-4:6
Engarta (Epistle Reading): 2 Corinthians 3:4-18
Evangalion (Gospel): Luke 15:1-32, Listen Recorded Bible in Malayalam (from the translation of Peshitta Bible)
Prayer of the dayJesus who transforms us to worthy temples for His dwelling, may we always seek and obtain Your fatherly love, and may our prayers be acceptable to You. You constantly seek us. May we ever grow closer to You. Then we shall be pure and chaste in Your presence, adorned with the Gospel virtues, and give thanks for Your prodigal mercy to us.
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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