Friday, November 4, 2016

Hoodosh Etho ( "Dedication or Renewal"Sunday) Readings

Hoodosh Etho ( "Dedication or Renewal")  Sunday is the second Sunday in the Liturgical calendar of  West Syrian tradition .
The  Church prescribes to its members to reflect prior to coming together to Church and partake of the Body and Blood of Christ these Scripture Readings and hear it each year being read and listen to the Homily on these from the mouth of the Priest .

Evening St.Luke19:47-20:8
Morning St.Mark12:41-44

Before Holy Qurbana
Exodus33:7-11 , IKings:8:22-40
Holy Qurbana
Acts7:44-53  ,  Hebrews9:1-14

Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near.  Let the wicked forsake his way,And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
Let him return to the Lord, And He will have mercy on him;And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon
But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation.  Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.  For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh,  how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.  And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.  My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.  I and My Father are one.”
Lord , Have Mercy upon us. We have forgotten your teachings, willingly closed our eyes to what Church is to what we want it to be for us- from the Abode of you O Lord the Holy Spirit in its fullness for your Right Glory to be a community of mere men gathering as Social gathering and bring your percepts as mere rituals.

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