Come to me all who are burdened

When our souls are weary, Christ is the only consolation where we experience his love to the fullest.

The Season of Lent.

Rend your hearts and not your garments.Return to the LORD your God.

The Philosophate standing majestically in the midst of Dumbara Mountains

The massive edifice where the future priests are trained to develop their reason

Do this in memory of me

All the seminarians and priests are invited to be another Christ and to follow the footsteps of Jesus, the High Priest

Faith seeking understanding

Future priests are taught Philosophy not to question the Divine existence, but to consolidate their faith in God

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Welcome

Welcome to www.philosophatekandy.org – The Official Website of The National Seminary Philosophate, Ampitiya, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Philosophy is taught as a preparation for theology because both these aspects supplement one another.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

LIBRARY DAY 2017

Annual Library Day of the National Seminary Philosophate was held on 16th of November 2017. Days proceedings began with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist presided over by Rev. Fr. Eugene De Silva. The opening of the new e-library was a historical event in the history of the Philosophate. Fr. Eugene reiterated the fact that the habit of  reading should e inculcated in the life of a seminarian and every Priest must become good readers with vast knowledge in many fields.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

JOURNALISM PROGRAMME

 A journalism programme was conducted by the Co - Editor of "NANARTHA PRADEEPAYA" on 6th November 2017, at the National Seminary Philosophate. This demonstration program helped the Brothers to have a good interest and to gather knowledge on this field. It was a good opportunity for the Brothers to engage on writing and reporting to news papers.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

ALL SOULS DAY

All Souls Day is a holy day set aside for honoring the dead. The day is primarily celebrated in the Catholic Church, but it is also celebrated in the Eastern Orthodox Church and a few other denominations of Christianity. The Anglican Church is the largest protestant church to celebrate the holy day. Most protestant denominations do not recognize the holiday and disagree with the theology behind it.
According to Catholic belief, the soul of a person who dies can go to one of three places. The first is heaven, where a person who dies in a state of perfect grace and communion with God goes. The second is hell, where those who die in a state of mortal sin are naturally condemned by their choice. The intermediate option is purgatory, which is thought to be where most people, free of mortal sin, but still in a state of lesser (venial) sin, must go.

Purgatory is necessary so that souls can be cleansed and perfected before they enter into heaven. There is scriptural basis for this belief. The primary reference is in 2 Maccabees, 12:26 and 12:32. "Turning to supplication, they prayed that the sinful deed might be fully blotted out... Thus made atonement for the dead that they might be free from sin."

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

ALL SAINTS DAY

All Saints' Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. It should not be confused with All Souls' Day, which is observed on November 2, and is dedicated to those who have died and not yet reached heaven.
Although millions, or even billions of people may already be saints, All Saints' Day observances tend to focus on known saints --that is those recognized in the canon of the saints by the Catholic Church.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

FEAST OF SAINTS SIMON AND JUDE

Today the Church celebrates the feast of Sts. Simon and Jude whose names occur together in the Canon of the Mass and are also celebrated on the same day. Possibly this is because they both preached the Gospel in Mesopotamia and Persia where it is said they had both been sent, but in actual fact we know nothing for certain about them beyond what is told us of their being called as Apostles in the New Testament. St. Jude is the author of a short Epistle which forms part of the New Testament.
St. Jude
Patron: Desperate situations; forgotten causes; hospital workers; hospitals; impossible causes; lost causes; diocese of Saint Petersburg, Florida.


Symbols: Bearded man holding an oar, a boat, boat hook, a club, an axe or a book; nearly every image depicts him wearing a medallion with a profile of Jesus, and usually with a small flame above his head.

St. Simon
Patron: Curriers; sawmen; sawyers; tanners.

Symbols: Boat; fish; man being sawn in two longitudinally; fish and book; oar; saw; two fishes; lance; fuller's bat; axe; cross; saw and oar saltire; fish on a boat hood; sword; shield: red background with two oars and a hatchet.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

FEAST OF ST LUKE THE EVANGELIST


(LatinLūcāsAncient GreekΛουκςLoukãsHebrewלוקאס‎‎, LūqāsAramaicלוקא‏‎‎, Lūqā’‎) is one of the Four Evangelists—the four traditionally ascribed authors of the canonical Gospels. The early church fathersascribed to him authorship of both the Gospel according to Luke and the book of Acts of the Apostles, which would mean Luke contributed over a quarter of the text of the New Testament, more than any other author. The New Testament mentions Luke briefly a few times, and the Pauline epistle to the Colossians refers to him as a physician (from Greek for 'one who heals'); thus he is thought to have been both a physician and a disciple of Paul. Christians since the faith's early years have regarded him as a saint. He is believed to have been a martyr, reportedly as having been hanged from an olive tree, though some believe otherwise.
The Roman Catholic Church and other major denominations venerate him as Saint Luke the Evangelist and as a patron saint of artistsphysiciansbachelorssurgeonsstudents and butchers; his feast day takes place on 18 October.