*Malankara World Journal Issue 451, Themes: Advent, Joseph's Dream (Dec. 15, 2017)* The Malankara World Journal Issue 451 (Dec. 15, 2017) is available onlineicbsinc
"Do not be surprised that you fall every day; do not give up, but stand your ground courageously. And assuredly, the angel who guards you will honor yourmarksadek
Abba Joseph said to Abba Nisterus, "What should I do about my tongue, for I cannot control it?" The old man said to him, "When you speak, do you find peace?"marksadek
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