The Malankara World Journal - Good Friday and Holy Saturday - Issue 134
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*TABLE OF CONTENTS Issue No: 134*
Passion Week Special- 4
Good Friday and Gospel Saturday
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
17. About Malankara World
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Dr. Jacob Mathew
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