The Malankara World Journal Issue 139 - Focus: Emmaus Experience and
Saint George - (Apr 25, 2013) is available online at:
*TABLE OF CONTENTS* Issue No: 139
*Focus: Emmaus Experience and Saint George*
2. Bible Readings for This Sunday (Apr 28)
Third Sunday after New Sunday
3. Sermons for This Sunday (Apr 28)
Sermons for The Third Sunday after New Sunday
4. Inspiration for Today: Gospel In A Nutshell
The gospel in a nutshell is that Jesus Christ died for our sins, was
buried, and was raised on the third day. That is the cornerstone of our
faith. So when you share the gospel, remind those you speak to that
Jesus died for them. He shed His blood for them. ...
*THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL*
5. Featured: The Living Bread Which Came Down from Heaven
By the power of the Spirit, God has prepared a special place in each of
us where Jesus dwells. As we take time to rest with Him and learn from
Him, we meet Jesus and we are refreshed. As we continue resting in Him,
we are moved to surrender all to Him - our lives, our concerns, all of
our circumstances - and we open our hearts to Him. ...
6. St. George, Martyr and Patron Saint
Pictures of St. George usually show him killing a dragon to save a
beautiful lady. The dragon stands for wickedness. The lady stands for
God's holy truth. St. George kills the dragon because he won the battle
against the devil. ...
7. Saint George, Awesome Among The Very Saints of God
The point of all this wonderful triumphalism in the iconography is not
that Saint George or the other martyrs successfully fought their way out
of being martyred, but rather that they conquered the demonically
controlled world by witnessing to Christ Jesus' goodness and kindness
right unto their deaths, so hated is goodness and kindness by the
demonically controlled world. Saint George and the other martyrs slew
the dragon by being slain themselves. ...
8. Looking in the Wrong Places
This story offers us clues as to where to find the Risen Christ, as to
where to find a deep, intimate, loving, caring, long term relationship
with Christ. In the Word. In the Sacrament. In the conversation between
friends that Jesus has transformed...
9. Unexpected Company and Personal Reassessments
The two disciples are so centered on their own woes and wounds that they
do not recognize who walks alongside them. Feeling sorry for ourselves
does not help us go to God, but only immerses us further in our own
impotence. What breaks through this situation? An unexpected question
that destroys the incorrect assumptions of these two malcontents and
invites them to look more deeply at their own situation. ...
10. Happy 80th Birthday HH
11. Abduction of Bishop Paul Yazigi and Bishop John Ibrahim in Syria
His Eminence Mor Gregorius Yuhaana Ibrahim, Syriac Orthodox Archbishop
of Aleppo, and His Eminence Boulos Yazigi, Greek Orthodox Archbishop of
Aleppo, were abducted by unknown terrorists at the outskirts of Aleppo.
The driver and another person in the group were killed. Efforts are
continuing to seek the release of the two bishops. As of this writing,
they are still being held. The following is a joint Communique from the
Patriarchates of the Syrian Orthodox Church and the Greek Orthodox
Church regarding the abduction. Please pray for the safe return of the
12. Health: Hypothyroidism is a 'Silent Epidemic' of Misdiagnosis,
Hypothyroidism and aging share an important common denominator -
diminished or faulty hormone production -- so it's easy to see how
doctors can miss a diagnosis. ...
13. Family Special: The Perfect Wedding
Whether you are divorced with a heart broken by betrayal, widowed with a
bed chilled by loneliness, single with still no promise of a ring on
your finger, or happily joined to the man of your dreams, Jesus longs to
take you in his arms, not simply "for as long as you both shall live,"
but for all eternity. ...
14. Building Bridges
Choose today to create one of the most significant bridges you'll ever
build: to destroy your enemies by making them your friends. It changes
countries, businesses, communities and families. And my friends, it's
certain to change you...
15. Humor: Psychology 101
16. About Malankara World
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In HIS Service
Dr. Jacob Mathew
Malankara World Journal
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