The Malankara World Journal Issue 124 - Focus: Great Lent - Week 1 -
(Feb 7, 2013) is available online at:
*TABLE OF CONTENTS*
Issue No: 124 Focus: Great Lent - Week 1
2. Bible Readings for This Sunday (Feb 10)
First Sunday of Great Lent (Kothne Sunday)
3. Sermons for This Sunday (Feb 10)
Sermons for the First Sunday of Great Lent (Kothne Sunday)
4. Featured: Great Lent - A Matter of Life and Death
Lent - the forty-day journey toward the Resurrection of our Lord, has
suffered much because of lack of attention. There is no doubt that we
know a great deal about Lent, we have enough information to satisfy our
inquisitive mind, but our spirit cries out for meaningful application of
our faith. How can we do this? ...
5. Jesus Changes Water into Wine
If we read through the whole Gospel of John, we discover that Jesus
spoke often about His "time" coming, and it becomes obvious that He was
always referring to the time when He would die for the sins of the
world. So when Jesus responded to Mary's statement about the lack of
wine, He must have been thinking about people lacking, not wine, but
something that wouldn't be provided until He died. It's possible that
Jesus was referring to His own blood, which was symbolized by wine at
the Last Supper. Or He may have been speaking about the Holy Spirit, who
is sometimes symbolized by wine in the New Testament. ...
6. What Did They See?
What the spectators witnessed were men at work. What is it that is seen
by the world? They see His servants doing what Christ has commanded them
to do. What was it that they witnessed? They witnessed the obedience of
His servants. They did not witness God creating something out of
nothing. It was not that Christ gave a command for the water to become
wine and then some miracle happened. ...
7. Shubkono (Reconciliation) Service
We begin our Lent by cleansing ourselves. Reconciliation Service
(Shubkono) on Monday, February, 11 will precisely help us to do it. ...
8. God's Invitation To Us
Lent is a season of being invited by God in a deeply personal way. "Come
back to me, with all of your heart," our Lord beckons. "We will," we
respond, but we aren't quite ready yet, our hearts are not prepared. We
want to squirm, evade, avoid. Our souls not yet perfect. We are not
ready for God to love us. ...
9. Beyond Giving Up Chocolate: Going Deeper in Lent
Lent isn't simply about us "giving up" something. The real grace is when
we recognize that Lent is a season in which God wants to give us
something. God wants to help us transform our lives and make us free-er
as people, not just free-er with God, but in the way we live our lives
and love our families. ...
10. Malankara World Great Lent Supplement
Great Lent is the time for personal reflection, meditation,
reconciliation, and prayer. Malankara World has a great resource that
helps you accomplish that. We provide you daily reflections,
meditations, prayer, bible readings etc. If you had been with us last
year, you will find that this year's offering has expanded. Read the
articles about how to practice lent. Then do the reading for the day
specified. We will guide you week by week. You can find the resources here.
Malankara World Great Lent Supplement
Week 1 of Great Lent
11. Health: A Timeless and Universal Health Principle
This article aims to give you a big picture look at how interconnected
all of your parts are. Really understanding this concept should immunize
you against the temptation to dip into the ocean of transient miracle
remedies on the market. To start, let's review the basic pathway of
blood through your body. ...
12. Recipe: Euphoric Potatoes
13. 81st Dukhrono Feast of St. Ignatius Elias III Patriarch to be
Commemorated in Chicago
The program will be held on Saturday and Sunday (Feb 9-10, 2013).
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In HIS Service
Dr. Jacob Mathew
Malankara World Journal
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