The Malankara World Journal Special Edition: Ascension of Our Lord;
Evangelization - Issue 141 (May 8, 2013) is available online at:
TABLE OF CONTENTS Issue No: 141
Special Edition: Ascension of Our Lord; Evangelization
2. Bible Readings for Ascension (May 9)
3. Sermons for Ascension (May 9)
4. Jesus' Ascension Gives a Foretaste of Life in Heaven
Using the words of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, the pope explained that
the event took place in three stages: first was the glory of the
Resurrection, then the power to judge and finally his Ascension to
sit at the right hand of the Father. ...
5. Featured: Opening Our Minds to the Ascension
The commemoration of the Ascension passes us by in this country. In
places where the Eastern Church is prevalent it's an important feast
day, up there in importance with Christmas and Pentecost. In many
places, it's a work holiday. Always falling on a Thursday, the word
"Ascension" passes through lips casually, but it is doubtful that
those who speak it contemplate its meaning. ...
6. Our Turn To Evangelize
Now it is our turn. As it always has been, being an apostle today is
difficult. As we get older, it gets harder. Nevertheless, it is our
turn. We live at a crossroads of history. ..
7. The Ascension of the Lord
Jesus, being God, took Himself by His own power up to heaven. And
He took our humanity with Him so that, united to the Second Person
of the Most Holy Trinity, our human nature is already present in
heaven in Jesus Christ. ...
8. What to Preach and Where to Reach
Forty days after Easter. During those forty days, the risen Christ
appeared to his disciples a number of times, speaking, as it says,
about the kingdom of God. Christ was preparing his apostles for what
he would be sending them out to do after he ascended. He had a
mission for them to carry out. This is the church's mission still to
this day. And Jesus gives us everything we need to carry out this
mission. What Jesus did to prepare and empower the apostles he does
now for us. ...
9. You Are Christ's Ambassador
You have a destiny to fulfill, something greater than you've ever
even imagined. Embrace His truth, embrace His love, and embrace the
blessings He has in store for your future! ...
10. Telling Your Story in Evangelism
The task of evangelism often includes telling our individual story
along with the larger gospel story. Weaving the two together makes
for a powerful articulation of God's gracious work through all times
and his specific salvific work in an individual heart - namely,
11. Prayer Request for Our Abdicated Bishops and Priests
12. Chain Prayer Requested for The Safe Release of the Bishops by
13. Recipe: Shila's Perfect Muffin Recipe
14. Family Special: Sharing The Goodness of God
Make a point of frequently encouraging each other by reciting the
great deeds of God, reflecting back on those spiritual milestones
that prove His long-term faithfulness. ...
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In HIS Service
Dr. Jacob Mathew
Malankara World Journal