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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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14 September 2019, Seventh Saturday of Qaita
Importance of this day Exaltation of Mar Sleeva
The Holy Cross is said to have been discovered in 326 AD by the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine I, Helena of Constantinople, during a pilgrimage she made to Jerusalem. Read more....
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Qeryana I (Old Testament Reading I): Isaiah 42:13-43:12
Qeryana II (Old Testament Reading II): Acts 2:14-36
Engarta (Epistle Reading): 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Evangalion (Gospel): Luke 24:13-35
Prayer of the dayJesus Christ our Saviour, may Your Cross be our powerful weapon and our supreme honour. Through it, drive away our enemies; by it, turn our weakness to strength. May it be our companion in this life, and we shall follow You in carrying the sign of Your shame, so as to merit to be numbered among Your disciples. May it teach us that our strength lies not in combat and the sword, but in love and sacrifice.
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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