The Church celebrates Mary’s birth from the sixth century. The month of September was chosen for her birth because the Eastern Church begins its Church year with September. Saint Augustine connects Mary’s birth with Jesus’ saving work. He tells the earth to rejoice and shine forth in the light of her birth. “She is the flower of the field from whom bloomed the precious lily of the valley. Through her birth the nature inherited from our first parents is changed.” If Jesus is the perfect expression of God’s love, Mary is the foreshadowing of that love. If Jesus has brought the fullness of salvation, Mary is its dawning.
As the feast of Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated as girl child day in the church lets pray for girls who are exploited and deprived of the rights to live in the society and we pledge to protect them. Let our family bonds be strengthened as we come together and share the meal with the new corn. Monthi Feast, a popular family and harvest feast that we celebrate with great devotion unite us as one Bethany Family!
I wish you all a happy feast of Nativity!


















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