Season of Kaitha
This season commences commemorating the twelve apostles of Christ. The seven week long period is called Kaitha. The term ëKaithaí means summer. It is the season of harvest. This season reminds us of the growth of the Church as a result of the missionary activity of the apostles. The criteria to measure the growth of the Church are the life of witness of the individual Christians. Hence the commemoration of apostles and martyrs who were faithful to the Church is a special feature of this season. It reminds also of our responsibility to follow their life-style.This season reminds us of a total conversion which is effected by the renewal of mind and heart through the obedience of the law.
It can be seen also as a preparation to the season of Elijah-CrossMoses that points to the second coming of our Lord. It directs us to the need of repentance and conversion. We have to be prepared for the second coming of our Lord. May this season help us to renounce our sinful ways and lead a life of holiness.
A Dream Come True
"How good it is, how pleasant, where the people dwell as one" Ps. 133:1
This church of ours is proof of how the dreams of a group of people united in Christ, living together in faith inherited from Mother Church, get realized through prayer and hard work!
I am blessed to be a part of this vibrant community that prays hard, works hard, and be a witness to miracles. The enthusiasm, energy, and commitment of the people of this community is not of this world, but rather, it is Heaven sent, and I thank God for it!
Now that we have our own Church, our dream for the next generation is closer to reality. Many of us are here with our strong faith and Christ centered lifestyle because of the ecclesial, liturgical, cultural, and social heritage that we received from our parents. It is now our responsibility to proclaim our faith, live our tradition, and pass these Christian values and heritage on to the next generation.
I thank everyone who has helped to make this church a reality, and invite everyone to participate even more actively in our mission.
May God Bless us all.
Fr. George Maliekal (Vicar)