Re: To Venerate St. Mary Mother of God, Which lent is more meaningful - 15 or8 days?
- It was a great article. I have to add this also.
These days at least chruch memebers seems to think that 8-day lent
is more important and has to be observed but seems lesser importance
to 15 day lent. ( for that matter even 25 and 50 day Lent). In my
parish the People passed a rule that there should be Holy Qurbana
from all days starting from Sept 1 to 8.
The intersession to St.Mary is alomost mandatory in all chruches
these days, which was absent 30 years back
To all those people, I have to point out that Apostle or early
chruch fathers did not institute 8-day Lent to co-memeorate
the Birth of St.Mary. Because chruch only celebrates birth of
only two persons. ( Our Lord and John the Baptist). The chruch's
rule is we should obsrve all Chruch's lents. Observing just 8 day
lent with out observing any other one is gross mistake and disobediance
to the chruch. St.mary's birth is Not even a Maranaya.
Let us keep the faith passed to us just like that. Just because
Catholics do some thing , does not mean we should follow blindly !
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