4th Sunday of Great Lent/ Canaanite woman
Jesus was amazed by the faith of the Canaanite woman and her daughter was instantly healed. The physical and practical nature of Jesus’ ministry is remarkable. Not only does he teach deep truths, but he also heals people who are sick or disabled and take time to feed a crowd of hungry people. In what ways can we minister to people- caring for the “whole person”- as Jesus did? To whom might we reach out today?
GREAT LENT SUN # 2/ HEALING LEPER
Touching the Untouchable! Reflections on Garbo Sunday The study of the Bible is absolutely necessary for the nourishment of Christian life. The facts which the Scriptures present are the basis of faith in the Trinitarian God. Acquaintance with these prophetic and devotional facts in the light of the contemporary world realities is the only sensible means to imbibe and disseminate a true dynamic Christian faith. The nourishment of the Scriptures is necessary to the spiritual life as that of food to the body. The following Bible study is based on the Gospel reading on the ‘Sunday of the Leper’ from St. Luke 5: 12-16; and St. Luke 4: 40-42.…
PETHRATHA SUNDAY (Also called Kothanae Sunday- Marriage at Cana)
The Sunday before the Great lent is called the PETHRATHA Sunday. The Syriac word, ‘Peturta’ means “looking back” or “reconciliation”. The liturgical Season of Great Lent is one of the kinds of introspection- looking back to one’s own life, and of real reconciliation. As a reminder one of the hymns in the Shubquono liturgy says, “Brethren, let us love one another, for it is the completion of the commandments.” The reading is from St. John 2: 1-11; which depicts the Marriage at Cana, where we can see the first sign of the Son of Human. We all know the episode at the marriage house in Cana; Jesus and his friends…