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March 7, 2012 Comments off

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Bombay Diocese Annual Convention

March 7, 2012 Comments off


YOU
 ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE ANNUAL CONVENTION OF BOMBAY DIOCESE HELD AT VASAI ON

11 MARCH2012. 

Rible Thomas

Zonal Co-ordinator, Malad Zone.

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Something you like about MGOCSM

March 1, 2012 Comments off

Continued …

Vivek Varghese: It’s Innovative Mission!

Lidia Abraham: Its trial to take youth near to Almighty .

Manu Michael: What I love most about the organization is the love it generates inside.

to be continued …….

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Categories: YOU

Preface for Meditation

February 27, 2012 Comments off

Dear All in Jesus Christ,

Fasting is the advocate of repentance. Adam and Eve disobeyed God; they refused to fast from the forbidden fruit. They became slaves of their own desires. But now through fasting, through obedience to the rules of the Church regarding the use of spiritual and material goods, we may return to the life in Paradise, a life of communion with God. Thus, fasting is a means of salvation, this salvation being a life we live in accordance with the Divine will, in communion with God. Because of the liberating effect of fasting, both material and spiritual, the Church has connected fasting with the celebration of the major feasts of our tradition.

Easter is the “feast of feasts.” It is the feast of our liberation from the bondage of sin, from corrupted nature, from death. For on that day, through His Resurrection from the dead, Christ has raised us “from death to life, and from earth to heaven”, Christ, “our new Passover,” has taken us away from the land of slavery, sin and death, to the promised land of freedom, bliss and glory; from our sinful condition to resurrected life.

“Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.” (Romans 8: 5-6) We need to live in accordance with our spirit and not our natural desires if we want to overcome temptation. Also God gave us His Holy Spirit. With His power we can overcome the devil.

– Lino Varghese Abraham

Something you like about MGOCSM

February 26, 2012 Comments off

Continued …

LESLIE ALEX: UNITY, DEDICATION

Thomas: It makes me grow spiritually

Pramod Georgekutty: Its Awesome…..

to be continued …….

Categories: YOU

Importance of Great Lent : # Day 4

February 23, 2012 Comments off

Dear All in Jesus Christ,

Preface for Meditation

Lenten season is a time whereby we may gain deeper insight into our deeper selves; it is a period whereby we cultivate the strength to know ourselves truly, to acquire honesty with ourselves, and to develop the courage to practice repentance as a means of constant transformation and purification of our innermost selves.

The purpose of fasting extends far beyond a superficial abstinence from certain foods; it is a discipline that has as its principle aim our overcoming of all worldly pursuits or material desires that divert our attention away from our spiritual communion with God. Its purpose is to strengthen our capacity to focus constantly and consciously upon God, to “seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness” (St. Matthew 6:33) before all else. By defining God as the chief priority in our lives, we restore to our minds a proper view of reality in which He is the One who ultimately sustains us with our every need.

In the very same way as Moses led his people, the Church leads Her children through the fifty-day sojourn of Great Lent. For it takes at least this long for many of the faithful to discard the vanity and the concerns of this world and to be transformed. In this transformation the faithful people of God become the newborn children from the secular wilderness who will be able to experience the joy of the Promised Land.

Increased prayer and fasting are encouraged by the Church during Great Lent as a means to purification and preparation. Both physical and spiritual purification are stressed so that the believer may feel prepared to experience a spectacular event, the event of the Lord’s return. His Bride, the Church is always in anticipation of the glorious return of Her Bridegroom. Fasting and prayer, therefore, during this time of the year is not simply because it is Great Lent but because the Church is awaiting the return of Her Bridegroom.

Bible Reading :First Thursday of Great Lent # Day4

Evening
St. Matthew 7: 1-12

Morning
Exodus 22:5-6
I Kings 18: 16 -24
II Kings 17: 7 – 23
Isaiah36: 1-7, 37: 1-7
St. James 2: 14 – 26
Romans2: 28 – 3: 8
St. Matthew 7: 13-27

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Importance of Great Lent : # Day 3

February 22, 2012 Comments off

Dear All in Jesus Christ,

Great Lent is a sacred place of the Church to serve the individual believer in participating as a member of the Mystical Body of Christ. It provides each person an annual opportunity for self-examination and improving the standards of faith and morals in his Christian life. The deep intent of the believer during Great Lent is encapsulated in the words of Saint Paul “forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal of the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14).”

By keeping and remembering Christ’s cross at the center of our lives, our path will be enlightened and God’s plan for us will come to fruition. The act of remembering what Christ accomplished on the cross is simply not enough for our Christian calling. This remembrance must ultimately lead us to the reality of the cross. “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” This proclamation by Christ leads us to a spirit of action and positive change.

Christ tells us to deny ourselves and to focus solely on Him – for He is Lord – He is King. We are to deny ourselves from our strength, knowledge, capability, wisdom, wealth, passions, temptations, and anything that will deter us from being close to God. To leave behind our selfish ways and to empty ourselves, so that God’s will may abide in and work through us. As we state in the Lord’s Prayer. “Thy will be done”, it is God’s will that truly fulfills our lives.

First Wednesday of Great Lent

  • Evening
  • St. Matthew 6: 19-24
  • St. Luke16: 14-18
  • Morning
  • Genesis1: 14-18
  • Isaiah13: 6-13
  • St. James 2 : 1 – 13
  • Romans 2:7-24
  • St. Matthew 6: 25-34
Take this lent as the most rigorous one. Let he forgive us and bless us.

Your Servant In Lord

Lino Varghese Abraham
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