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    • Meril Jeffery John.J

      Mega Fish & Pet Expo at St.Sebastian's Church ITI campus Thapalpetti, Madhavaram, Chennai - 60.

      The Exhibition start on Oct 4th to Oct 7th Starting 10 Am to 8 Pm

      There is a Dog Show on 7th Oct - 2018 @ 6.00 Pm 
      BEST DOG WILL BE AWARDED 
      Entry Fee for Dog Show: Rs 300 Per Pet

      Nursery Plant is also for sale


      Organised by: Franciscan Friars 
      Ticket : Rs 10 for Children & Rs 20 for Adult
      Contact : 9500011559, 7538860130

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        Meril Jeffery John.J uploaded 64 images to an album The Holy Relics of St.Anthony from Padua [64 images]
        The Two Relics of St.Anthony: 1) This Relic is a Fragment of the Saint's petrified flesh in a beautiful bust. 2) Saints Smallest Rib bone St.Anthony’s Relic: The Relics of St.Anthony came to St.Sebastian's Church Madhavaram on March 5th...
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              Meril Jeffery John.J created a new album LENTEN RETREAT [31 images]
              FR. FRANKLIN D'SOUZA (DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL YOUTH, CBCI) PREACHING THE LENTEN RETREAT IN ENGLISH AT ST. SEBASTIAN CHURCH.
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                Meril Jeffery John.J created a new album St.Sebastian Church Christmas [27 images]
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                  KODUNGAIYUR IS A SUBSTATION OF ST. SEBASTIAN PARISH, MADHAVARAM, CHENNAI. THIS PARISH IS LOOKED AFTER BY THE FRANCISCAN FRIARS FOR THE LAST 63 YEARS.
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                    Meril Jeffery John.J created a new album 40 HOUR CHAIN ADORATION [20 images]
                    0 HOUR CHAIN ADORATION CONDUCTED IN VIEW OF CELEBRATING THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING. EACH SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY ANIMATED THE ADORATION FOR FOURTY HOURS. THE RELIGIOUS SISTERS AND THE FRANCISCAN FATHERS TOO JOINED THEM. THIS IS THE THIRD YEAR...
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                      Meril Jeffery John.J created a new album PILGRIMAGE TO KERALA - INDIA [33 images]
                      VISITING THE HOLY PLACES IN KERALA, INDIA: SHRINE OF ST. ALPHONSA, CEMETERY AND BIRTH PLACE OF ST. ALPHONSA, CHURCHES OF ST. GEORGE, ST. SEBASTIAN, ST. MARY'S, ST. THOMAS........... BEACH...... REPLICA OF HOLY LAND, AND RELICS OF SAINTS IN...
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                        Meril Jeffery John.J created a new album Feast of St. Francis of Assisi [31 images]
                        HAPPY FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI TO ALL THE FRIARS IN MADHAVARAM CELEBRATE THE FEAST OF THE PATRON OF ECOLOGY WITH THE PEOPLE AND THE SFO MEMBERS................ THERE WAS THE TRANSITUS SERVICE AND THE BLESSING OF PET ANIMALS AND...
                      • Pastor Jeremiah Steepek transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning.

                        He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service, only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him.

                        He asked people for change to buy food – no one in the church gave him change.

                        He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit in the back.

                        He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.

                        As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such.

                        When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation.

                        “We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek.” The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation.

                        The homeless man sitting in the back stood up and started walking down the aisle. The clapping stopped with all eyes on him.

                        He walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment then he recited,

                        “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.

                        “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

                        “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

                        ‘The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

                        After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning. Many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame.

                        He then said, “Today I see a gathering of people, not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples. When will YOU decide to become disciples?”

                        He then dismissed service until next week.

                        Following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ should be more than just talk. It ought to be a lifestyle that others around you can love about you and share in.

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                          O most holy virgin, mother of our Lord Jesus Christ: by the overwhelming grief you experienced when you witnessed the martyrdom, the crucifixion, and the death of your divine Son, look upon me with eyes of compassion and awaken in my heart a tender commiseration for those sufferings, as well as a sincere detestation of my sins, in order that, being disengaged from all undue affections for the passing joys of this earth, I may long for the eternal Jerusalem, and that henceforth all my thoughts and all my actions may be directed toward this one most desirable object.

                          Honor, glory, and love to our divine Lord Jesus, and to the holy and immaculate mother of God.
                          Amen.
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                              Meril Jeffery John.J created a new album ANNADHANAM [28 images]
                              IN HONOUR OF ST. SEBASTIAN (EVERY 20TH OF THE MONTH THE DEVOTEES OF ST. SEBASTIAN HAVE A ONE FULL DAY PRAYER AND WORSHIP, MASS AND ADORATION, COUNSELLING AND ANNADHANAM, CAR PROCESSION AND HEALING SERVICE AT St.sebastian Church, Madhavaram
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                                Meril Jeffery John.J created a new album 1st Day of St.Sebastian Feast [59 images]
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                                  st.sebastianAccording to popular historical legend, Sebastian was born at Narbonne, Gaul. Son of a wealthy Roman family, he was educated in Milan. He became a soldier in the Roman army in about 283 AD. He served originally as a regular legionnaire, winning acclaim in combat and the eye of the emperor.

                                  Sebastian was named captain in the Roman praetorian guards by Emperor Diocletian. He was secretly a Christian and encouraged the martyrs Marcellian and Marcus, under sentence of death, to remain firm in their faith. When it was discovered during Maximian`s persecution of the Christians that Sebastian was indeed a Christian, he was ordered executed.

                                  He tied naked to a column and was then shot with dozens of arrows by elite archers from Mauritania and left for dead. When the widow of St. Castulus went to recover his body, she found he was still alive and nursed him back to health. Soon after, Sebastian intercepted the Emperor and denounced him for his cruelty to Christians.

                                  This insult from a person whom was supposed to have been dead upset the emperor who gave orders for Sebastian to be seized and beat to death with cudgels on January 20th (now his feast day) 288 in Rome. Afterward his body was mutilated and thrown into the common sewer. 

                                  It was later retrieved and hidden in the catacombs. The martyrs Tranquillinus and Tiburtius were killed at around the same time. They were connected with the soldier-martyr St Sebastian and were entombed at the Via Lavicana. It is believed that one of the arrows that pierced him is at the San Sebastiano fuori le mura ad Catacumbas basilica in Rome, built on the site of where his body was hidden.

                                  Saint Sebastian was venerated at Milan as early as the time of St. Ambrose and was buried on the Appian Way. The relics of mortal remains asserted to be those of St. Sebastian are currently housed in the Basilica Apostolorum (one of the seven main churches in Rome, built by Pope Damasus II in 367, on the site of the provisional tomb of St. Peter and St. Paul.) St Sebastian is thought of as the traditional patron saint of the Infantryman, as well as archers; armorers; arrow smiths; fletchers; gunsmiths and police officers. The Pope’s Pontifical Swiss Guards and the Spanish Guardia Civil national police force both recognize St Sebastian as their patron saint. Images and icons of him have been prayed to by Catholics under arms for over a thousand years.

                                  Saint Sebastian is possibly one of the most well published of the `military saints`. From Piero della Francesca to Pierre et Gilles, there are 100s of drawings and paintings and photographs and sculptures of the arrow-riddled saint spanning centuries and continents. These include the famous `The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian, by Andrea Mantegna and an Esquire magazine cover with Mohammed Ali pierced in the same way as Sebastian.

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                                    Meril Jeffery John.J added a new discussion topic MASS TIMINGS

                                    MASS TIMINGS

                                    SUNDAY 

                                    6.3O AM – ENGLISH
                                    8.30 AM – TAMIL
                                    5.00 PM – ENGLISH
                                    6.15 PM – TAMIL
                                    MONDAY & WEDNESDAY 
                                    6.00 AM – TAMIL
                                    6.00 PM – ENGLISH
                                    TEUSDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY
                                    6.00 AM – TAMIL
                                    6.00 PM – ENGLISH

                                     

                                  • The car procession carrying the statue of St.Sebastian at chennai Madhavaram