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The 2nd Sunday of Great Lent: Holy (Kidist)

Updated: Apr 10

The second Sunday of Great Lent, named "Kidist," signifies HOLY. This day marks the beginning of the 40-day fast of our Lord Jesus Christ, focusing on the theme of HOLINESS. It draws from St. Yared's hymns that highlight the holiness of the Sabbath and God's sanctity, urging believers to dedicate this time to spiritual pursuits.

Misbak of the Day:

"Because zeal for Your house has consumed me..." - Ps. 69:9-10. This reflects Jesus' zeal for God's house when He cleansed the temple, emphasizing the importance of keeping the temple, our bodies, holy.

Readings of the Day:

- Archdeacon: 1 Thessalonians 4:6-13 - God calls us to holiness.

- Assistant Deacon: 1 Peter 1:13-25 - Be holy in all your conduct.

- Assistant Priest: Acts 10:17-30 - God shows no partiality.

- Priest: Matthew 6:16-25 - Fast not for show, but in secret.

Lesson Plan:

- Holiness: God is holy, and we are called to be holy in imitation of Him.

- Created in His Image: We are made in God's image to be holy and to love as He loves.

- Freedom/Choice: True freedom comes from being free from sin and choosing holiness.

Maintaining Holiness:

- Desire Holiness: Purify your heart from evil desires.

- Avoid Sin: Stay away from temptations that lead to sin.

- Self-Control: Practice fasting and say no to sin.

- Support System: Seek guidance and support from spiritual mentors and the saints.

We are reminded that holiness is not optional but essential for following God. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, and we are called to keep ourselves pure and devoted to God.

Ending Note:

  • "O Lord! Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name’s sake." - Psalm 79

Glory be to God, and may we strive to embody His holiness in our lives.

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