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The great solemnity of the Glorious Cross that we celebrate on September 14th is the basic theme meditated on and absorbed in all through this liturgical period of Eliyah-Sliba. This feast emerged as the second Easter, especially in Eastern Traditions, in the second half of the liturgical year, parallel to the Easter in the first half. During this period the faithful try their best to have an experience of the heavenly bliss here on earth itself, a foretaste of the intimate union with the Divine Person. Continue reading...
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2018
2018
6 September 2018, Second Thursday of Eliyah-Sliba
Importance of this day 8-day Fast: Day 6
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Engarta (Epistle Reading): temp 1:1-11
Evangalion (Gospel): temp 1:1-11
Prayer of the dayJesus whose throne is in heaven, Moses and Isaiah urge us to place our trust in Your love for us, rather than in any earthly powers, politics, wisdom or wealth. May our hope be always in Your Providence, and our desire be for Your Second Coming when all shall pass into Your glorious Kingdom.
For Study, Reflection, Meditation, Celebration and Experimental Assimilation

Mystery of Jesus' Transfiguration - Foretaste of heavenly bliss - overtaken by the heavenly experience, Peter exclaims: "Lord, it is well that we are here" - Glorious Cross, out Saint Thomas Cross, is the symbol of Risen Jesus - unique Symbol of Jesus' life and our Christian perfection - sum total of Old & New Testaments.

Time of Heavenly Foretaste

Qurbana celebration is the time of heavenly foretaste - then the heeavenly and earthy choirs mingle together - there we experience the heavenly banquet - this heavenly experience is spread to the other hours of the day through the "Divine Praises", the Prayer of the Church - the whole Christian life must proceed from and return to these celebrations.
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