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Malankara World Journal - Good Friday and Holy Saturday - Issue 134

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  • Jacob Mathew
    The Malankara World Journal - Good Friday and Holy Saturday - Issue 134 (Mar 27, 2013) is available online at:
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      The Malankara World Journal - Good Friday and Holy Saturday - Issue 134
      (Mar 27, 2013) is available online at:


      *TABLE OF CONTENTS Issue No: 134*
      Passion Week Special- 4
      Good Friday and Gospel Saturday

      1. Foreword

      2. Bible Readings for Good Friday (Mar 28)

      3. Sermons for Good Friday (Mar 28)


      4. Bible Readings for Gospel Saturday (Mar 29)

      5. Sermons for Gospel Saturday (Mar 29)


      6. Malankara World Passion Week Supplement and Daily Reflections

      Malankara World has a supplement that provides detailed information
      about Passion Week including articles, prayers, sermons, etc. You
      will find it here:

      Passion Week Supplement in Malankara World

      Malankara World has developed a daily plan of bible readings,
      meditations, reflections, and prayers for Passion Week. You will
      find it here:

      Today in Passion Week

      7. The Greatest Act of Love

      The crucifixion was the only way to rescue lost humanity. If there had
      been any other way, the cross would have been a grotesque display of
      divine cruelty. But because so much was at stake, it can truly be called
      the greatest act of love by both the Father and the Son. ...

      8. Jesus' Last Words

      Every year on Good Friday, Christians take some time to meditate on the
      depth of Jesus' sacrifice for us in suffering a humiliating, bloody
      death by crucifixion. It's a time to dwell on what Jesus suffered for
      us, in all its pain and intensity, without rushing straight ahead to the
      good news of Easter, resurrection, and new life. ...

      9. Forgiven and Forgiving

      Jesus practiced forgiveness. He paid the price for our forgiveness, and
      He inspires and empowers us to forgive. He can help us! ...Forgiveness
      of our sins came at a great cost. Jesus suffered and died and shed His
      blood on the cross.. to pay the price for our forgiveness. ...

      10. What's So Good about Good Friday?

      Why do we call Good Friday "good," when it is such a dark and bleak
      event commemorating a day of suffering and death for Jesus? ...

      11. Stabat Mater - St. Mary at the Cross

      Stabat Mater is the title of a thirteenth-century Latin hymn and it
      means "the Mother was standing." In Latin, the hymn consists of twenty
      couplets which describe the Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin at the Cross. ...

      12. The Art of Dying Well, with Jesus

      The headings of the Grief cycle still offer useful lenses through which
      to observe some of the archetypal activities and personalities playing
      out during Holy week...An article in the Christianity Today Library
      merges the themes of Ars Moriendi with the Seven words of Jesus from the
      Cross and this might just become my outline for the Three Hour Vigil on
      Good Friday. ..

      13. Love is Stronger Than Death - Good Friday Meditation

      Love is stronger than death. That is why this Friday is so good. Love
      Incarnate died for each one of us and transformed the door of death into
      the portal of everlasting life and communion. ..

      14. A Prayer for the Enemy

      So Jesus was essentially saying, "Father, forgive them. They don't
      realize how bad this is. Forgive them, because they need forgiveness so
      desperately. Forgive them, for they have committed a sin that is beyond
      all comprehension. Forgive them, for they have done something that is
      beyond bad. Father, forgive them." ...

      15. As It Was in the Beginning - The Cross

      We cannot relegate the Cross to history, as an event, a bit of Christian
      doctrine. It is an abiding judgment-seat; the Lamb is on the throne now,
      and will be the final verdict of judgment. The last view is of "The Lamb
      in the midst of the throne", and the whole scene will be one of God's
      mighty and eternal "Yes!", when everything of the "No!" of God will have
      been actually removed.

      16. The Passion Week and Holy Saturday

      The Passion Week has a special position in the liturgical life of the
      Church. The whole week is a complete unity during which we follow the
      procession of our Lord's passions. His crucifixion, His burial, then His
      resurrection. ...

      17. About Malankara World


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      Thank you for your support and help.

      In HIS Service

      Dr. Jacob Mathew
      Malankara World

      Malankara World Journal
      Hudson, Ohio
      ID No: 956
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