Blessed are you when people insult you

Blessed are you when people insult you

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:11-12

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Blessed Mary Garlanding Ceremony

This is one of the main ceremony in Athirampuzha Church, Kottayam, Kerala, India during St. Sebastian’s Feast. Blessed Mary is welcomed with  Garland of Flowers, cardamon etc.  On 26th Jan. there is an auction for these garlands. Christians,Hindus and Muslims are staying around this church. Church Feast is celebrated as a common function with full devotion and participation of all people without any cast or religion. Watch the video to see the devotion, spirit of thousands of people gathered there. Try to visit this place on Jan.24 & 25.

Blessed Mary Garlanding Ceremony

Athirampuzha Forane Church To Town Church Procession

St. Sebastian’s Feast Procession Jan.23