Duties toward the Poor and the Oppressed

Read Bible verses that will provide biblical guidance, understanding and encouragement in your everyday life. The Bible contains uplifting and encouraging scriptures for any situation you may face in life, and will guide you in your walk with Christ. Below are selected Bible verses that will offer biblically based guidance to help you through any season of your life.

Sirach 4

1   My child, do not cheat the poor of their living,
      and do not keep needy eyes waiting.
2    Do not grieve the hungry,
      or anger one in need.
3    Do not add to the troubles of the desperate,
      or delay giving to the needy.
4    Do not reject a suppliant in distress,
      or turn your face away from the poor.
5    Do not avert your eye from the needy,
      and give no one reason to curse you;
6    for if in bitterness of soul some should curse you,
      their Creator will hear their prayer.

7    Endear yourself to the congregation;
      bow your head low to the great.
8    Give a hearing to the poor,
      and return their greeting politely.
9    Rescue the oppressed from the oppressor;
      and do not be hesitant in giving a verdict.
10   Be a father to orphans,
      and be like a husband to their mother;
     you will then be like a son of the Most High,
      and he will love you more than does your mother.

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Beautiful Piyata Tableau – Athirampuzha Church

This is not a statue. Two boys are in this Piyata Tableau which was part of the procession on street as part of St. Sebastian’s Feast, Athirampuzha Church, Kottayam, Kerala, India on Jan.23, 2012.

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St. Mary’s Forane Church                         Photo Rosary And Litany Garden

Photo – St. Sebastian’s feast                     Dazzling display of fireworks

Chenda Melam                                            Shinkari Melam – Kerala Women

School Girls Band Set                                 St. Sebastian’s Feast

Photo – Athirampuzha Church                 St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.24

St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.25-Part I      St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.25-Part II

St. Sebastian’s Feast – Athirampuzha Church – Jan.25 – Part II

St. Sebastian’s feast is being held from 19th January to 1st February every year in Athirampuzha Church, Kottayam, Kerala State, India. The event is a gigantic one with lacs of people visiting the place during the feast days

 

Click below links for more photos/videos of Athirampuzha Church – world renowned pilgrim centre.

St. Mary’s Forane Church                         Photo Rosary And Litany Garden

Photo – St. Sebastian’s feast                     Dazzling display of fireworks

Chenda Melam                                            Shinkari Melam – Kerala Women

School Girls Band Set                                 St. Sebastian’s Feast

Beautiful Piyata Tableau                           St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.24

St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.25-Part I      Photo – Athirampuzha Church

St. Sebastian’s Feast – Athirampuzha Church – Jan.25 – Part I

The St. Mary’s Church at Athirampuzha is one of the oldest in Kerala.Though dedicated to Mother Mary, it is the feast of Saint Sebastian which attracts a large crowd. This annual feast  is being held from 19th January to 1st February every year. The event is a gigantic one with lacs of people visiting the place during the feast days and especially on the two main days – 24th and 25th January.

Click below links for more photos/videos of Athirampuzha Church – world renowned pilgrim centre.

St. Mary’s Forane Church                              Photo Rosary And Litany Garden

Photo – St. Sebastian’s feast                         Dazzling display of fireworks

Chenda Melam                                                 Shinkari Melam – Kerala Women

School Girls Band Set                                      St. Sebastian’s Feast

Beautiful Piyata Tableau                                St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.24

St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.25-Part II         Photo – Athirampuzha Church

St. Sebastian’s Feast – Athirampuzha Church – Jan.24

St. Sebastian’s feast at Athirampuzha Church is famous. Main celebrations are on Jan.24th and 25th. The procession is a spiritual ablu for the devotees. Band set including school bands, flags, gold-brass-silver wooden crosses, allavattom, venchamaram, Thazahakkuda, theevetti and beaded ornate umbrellas etc make the procession very gorgeous and regal.

Click below links for more photos/videos of Athirampuzha Church – world renowned pilgrim centre.

St. Mary’s Forane Church                            Photo Rosary And Litany Garden

Photo – St. Sebastian’s feast                       Dazzling display of fireworks

Chenda Melam                                               Shinkari Melam – Kerala Women

School Girls Band Set                                    St. Sebastian’s Feast

Beautiful Piyata Tableau                              Photo – Athirampuzha Church

St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.25-Part I         St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.25-Part II

Shinkari Melam – Kerala Women – Athirampuzha Church

Excellent Drum play called as shinkari melam mixed in different pattern by Kerala women during St. Sebastian’s Feast, Athirampuzha Church, Kottayam, Kerala State, India.

Click below links for more photos/videos of Athirampuzha Church – world renowned pilgrim centre.

St. Mary’s Forane Church                             Photo Rosary And Litany Garden

Photo – St. Sebastian’s feast                         Dazzling display of fireworks

Chenda Melam                                                Photo – Athirampuzha Church

School Girls Band Set                                     St. Sebastian’s Feast

Beautiful Piyata Tableau                               St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.24

St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.25-Part I          St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.25-Part II

Chenda Melam – Athirampuzha Church

Watch the spirit and enthusiasm of chendamelam during St. Sebastian’s Feast, Athirampuzha Church, Kottayam,Kerala, India.


Click below links for more photos/videos of Athirampuzha Church – world renowned pilgrim centre.

St. Mary’s Forane Church                       Photo Rosary And Litany Garden

Photo – St. Sebastian’s feast                   Dazzling display of fireworks

Photo – Athirampuzha Church                Shinkari Melam – Kerala Women

School Girls Band Set                                St. Sebastian’s Feast

Beautiful Piyata Tableau                          St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.24

St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.25-Part I     St. Sebastian’s Feast – Jan.25-Part II