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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
2 September 2017, Sixth Saturday of Qaita
Importance of this day 8-day Fast: Day 2
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Engarta (Epistle Reading): temp 1:1-11
Evangalion (Gospel): temp 1:1-11
Prayer of the dayJesus who enables us to stand at His right hand in heavenly Jerusalem, when Your faithful were tempted to abandon their faith and be assimilated to the majority around them, Mar Simon taught them to remain faithful to You and yet be good citizens of their empire. By his prayers, may Your faithful living as minorities in hostile lands do the same.
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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