40th Day of Great Lent (7th April 2022) - Smiocbristol
St. Marys Indian Orthodox Church
1B Bank Rd, Pilning, Bristol BS35 4JG
The 40th day of the Great Lent which is always a Friday, the church commemorates the tempting of Jesus and His triumph over Satan. Our parish will be celebrating Holy Qurbana on 7th April 6:30pm starting with evening prayer.
Jesus fasted for forty days and at the end of the fast he was tempted by the devil. (St. Matthew 4: 1). We who are baptized into the Lord should not be surprised if we are also tempted like Jesus. We should not be defeated when temptations come, but triumph over Satan; like Jesus aided by Holy Spirit.
In Matthew 4:6, we could see Satan quoting the Holy Scripture (especially from Psalm 91: 11 - 12) and mis-interpreting it. This is a fair warning to us, who have received the true faith, not to fall into the trap, of someone quoting the Scripture and challenging our true faith of Orthodoxy.
We are celebrating our church perunnal on 20th and 21st Aug 2022 remembering St. Mary the God bearer and seeking her intercession for the wellbeing of humanity.
Vachanippu (Suboro),Annunciation to St Mary is one of the most important feasts in the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church and our parish will be celebrating the Holy Qurbana on 20th of November 2022.
Join us to celebrate and share the good news of Christ’s birth !!!
Easter is the most important Christian festival. As we celebrate this joyous Resurrection, we greet and embrace one another in Christ, thereby demonstrating our Savior's victory over death.