Malankara World Wishes You a
MERRY CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY NEW YEAR
I. This Week in Church
Bible Readings for Christmas (December 25)
Bible Readings For Yeldo /
Incarnation of our Lord (Christmas) (December 25)
Bible Readings for This Sunday (December 28)
Readings For First Sunday after Yeldo (Christmas)
Sermons for Christmas (December 25)
Sermons for This Sunday (December 28)
Sermons For First Sunday after Yeldo (Christmas)
Malankara World Advent and Christmas Supplements
To learn more about the spiritual significance of Christmas
and Advent Season Malankara World has created special supplements so you can
read all about them in depth. Click below to visit:
Malankara World Christmas Supplement
Malankara World Advent Supplement
We also invite you to read the Malankara World Journal
Specials on Christmas in 2013 and 2012. You can read them from our archives here:
Malankara World Journal Christmas
Special - Issue 185 - December 23, 2013
Malankara World Journal Christmas
Special - Issue 115 - December 23, 2012
II. This Week's Features
Inspiration for Today: Jesus, our Emmanuel
The Greatest Event in Human History
Jesus came to earth that we might go to heaven. Jesus was born of a virgin that
we might be born again. When you celebrate this Christmas season, may it be with
an increased love for a Father who sent His only begotten Son - and a Savior,
the Second Person of the Trinity, who laid aside His royal robes and stepped
onto earth to become "obedient unto death - even the death of the cross." No
wonder we say that is human history's greatest event. ...
Orthodox Prayer: The One Who Was Born of The Virgin
Eniyono (Emo d’Kitho/Kanyakayam) - From the Christmas Liturgy of Syriac
The Nativity: 'Where Does God Fit In?'
In the incarnation, God says to each of us, "You are worth so much to me that in
Jesus Christ I came to identify with you in all of life's sorrows and struggles.
I came to live with you, to save you from your sins so that I could have a
personal relationship with you. If you will let me be born into your life,
everything will be different - everything will change." ...
All I want for Christmas
All He wants for Christmas is you.
You and I and others like us were the motivating reason for Christmas in the
"But when the fulness of time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman,
born under the Law, that He might redeem those who were under the Law…"
"…that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting
(John 3:16). ...
What Christmas Is About
Christ came to this earth. God came near to you so you can come near to Him - to
give your life purpose and meaning, to forgive you of your sins, and to give you
the hope of heaven beyond the grave. Christmas is not about tinsel or shopping
or presents. Christmas is not about the gifts under the tree. Rather, Christmas
is about the gift that was given on the tree when Christ died there for our sins
and gave us the gift of eternal life. ...
Good News of Great Joy
God sends Jesus, the Messiah, out of a sense of delight and pleasure with
his creation. The Messiah coming as one of us, Immanuel, God with us, is the
greatest good news we could ever hope to receive. Jesus says in John's gospel,
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only, begotten son; that whosoever
believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).
Greed vs. Joyful Giving
God is much more interested in our motive for giving than in the gift itself. If
that motive is tainted with greed of any kind, the gift simply does not count.
This year, before you give, ask yourself, "What's in it for me?" If the answer
is "nothing," then go ahead and give the gift.
Be a joyful giver. A wonderful story illustrates this. ...
Four Things You Can Do When Christmas Is Not Merry
For some individuals, the holiday season feels anything but merry and it's hard
to pretend. You've lost a loved one and this season does not feel the same
without him or her. ...
Recipe: Tom Kha Chicken Soup- Thai Recipe for Cold and Flu
The flu season is upon us and the latest
flu vaccine, reportedly is not very effective in the strain of the flu that
is expected this season, according to CDC. So, we are on the lookout for
Chicken soup is the grandma's recipe for Cold and Flu. This modified chicken
soup that incorporates several spices, known to help in flu and cold, is worth
trying. It is delicious, too!
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