“Behold, your king is coming to you, Mounted humbly upon an ass (and) upon a colt, the foal of an ass” (Mt 21:5).
“Through fasting, prayer and repentance, let us please Christ and his Father” (Syro-Malabar Mass)
Denha was considered in ancient Christianity as the second great feast after Easter. The Baptism and the Birth of Jesus were celebrated together until Constantine declared Dec. 25 as Christmas.
“The angel said, 'Do not be afraid. Look, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you;........
Fr Jose Palakeel
"Advent is concerned with that very connection between memory and hope which is so necessary to man. Advent’s intention is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional memory within us.....
World Mission Sunday, October 23, 2011
World Mission Sunday is an occasion to renew the commitment to proclamation of the Gospel to everyone. In his message for the WMS, Pope Benedict XVI stated that....
For Christians in India, August 15 marks two important celebrations. The Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven and Independence of India
"They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues"
The Easter celebration is a celebration of triumph