Malankara World Journal Issue 169, Theme: Cross (Sleebo)
(Sep 12, 2013)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Issue No: 169
Theme: Cross (Sleebo)
Lectionary and Sermons
2. Bible Readings for Sleebo Feast (September 14)
Bible Readings For Sleebo/ the Feast of Holy Cross
3. Sermons for Sleebo Feast (September 14)
Sermons for the Sleebo Feast
4. Bible Readings for This Sunday (September 15)
Bible Readings For First Sunday after Sleebo/ the Feast of Holy
5. Sermons for This Sunday (September 15)
Sermons for the First Sunday After Sleebo
6. Inspiration for Today: The Cross in Prayer
We too often think of the Cross of Christ as something we have to
get through, yet we get through for the purpose of getting into it.
The Cross represents only one thing for us - complete, entire,
absolute identification with the Lord Jesus Christ - and there is
nothing in which this identification is more real to us than in
7. Featured: The Elevation of the Precious and Life-Creating Cross
of the Lord
For a long time the Cross served as the instrument of a shameful
punishment, exciting fear and disgust among people, but from the
time that Christ sanctified it by His Blood, it became an object of
pious respect and veneration for all Christians. However, this did
not become universal at once. ...
8. Veneration of the Cross
Jesus tells us that if we wish to go after Him we too must take up
our cross and follow. This means that we must suffer with Him in
truth and love, that we've got to live through the trials and
tribulations that this world brings to us, and that we must endure
the rejection of this world. We are rejected for being Christians,
for living a Christian life, for standing before the world and
saying "I believe in Jesus and follow his teachings". This means
that we must put into practice the life that Christ Himself lived,
the life that Christ Himself is, the life which is given to us in
Christ's name in the Church. Then will we gain the life that awaits
9. The Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross
The Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross is one of the greatest
feasts of the Eastern Churches. It is frequently mentioned in
ecclesiastical writings and always has, as its object, the triumph
of Christ, his resurrection, and the veneration of the holy cross,
the sign of his victory over death. The feast of the Exaltation of
the Holy Cross was first instituted in order to commemorate the
dedication of the Church of the Resurrection on September 13, 335.
10. Society Needs Cross as Reminder of People's Shared Dignity
The crucifix should be present in public and private places because
this external symbol of God's presence is a reminder of humanity's
shared God-given dignity, Pope Benedict XVI said. The modern world
believed that by putting God aside and following man's ideas and
desires people could become truly free, but that did not happen.
Only by exalting God's greatness, just as Mary did in her hymn of
praise, the Magnificat, can people become great. ....
Living on the 'Finished' Side of the Cross
My salvation cost Christ agony that I will never understand, but one
thing I know for certain. Christ didn't go through it all for parcel
deliverance. He finished the job. Sin and death have lost their grip
on me. When you believe this, you'll begin to live on the "finished"
side of the cross. ...
11. The Symbol of the Cross
What does the symbol of the Cross mean to you? To many people, the
Cross is merely an archaic emblem. To others, the Cross invokes
feelings of guilt or confusion. Some churches even see it as a
hindrance to attracting nonbelievers. Yet the early believers chose
the Cross as their symbol for a special reason. they chose the Cross
that proclaims the wages of sin are fully paid and the perfect
sacrifice has been fully offered. ...
12. Malankara World Supplement on Sleebo Feast
13. Health: ADHD and Improved Breathing
Pay close attention to your kid's breathing; if he or she is
suffering from a sleep disorder, it may very well be obstructed
breathing, which has been linked to attention deficit hyperactivity
disorder, that's causing the problem. ...
14. How to Keep Having Fun Together in Marriage
Could there be a connection between spouses having fun together and
the success of their marriages? There is, according to a 2008
University of Denver research study that found the more fun married
couples had together, the happier their marriages became. Reflecting
on that study in an interview for USA Today, Howard Markman,
co-director of the university's Center for Marital and Family
Studies, commented: "The more you invest in fun and friendship and
being there for your partner, the happier the relationship will get
over time. The correlation between fun and marital happiness is
high, and significant." ...
15. Inspirational: Obstacles into Opportunity
For as long as he could remember, Jay Platt wanted to be a U.S.
Marine, and for nearly 15 years, he lived that dream. But in 1998, a
rare condition called von Hippel Lindau syndrome (VHL), attacked his
eyes, brain, spine and kidneys, forcing his retirement from the
16. Russia Calls for Protection of Christian Holy Places in Maalula
The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed concern over the attempts
made by the armed opposition in Syria to take over the city of
Maalula, a symbol of the Christian presence in Syria. ...
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Dr. Jacob Mathew
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