This Sunday, we recall the Revelation to St. Joseph. St. Joseph is the most
ignored Patriarch/Saint of our church. Not a word of what he said is
recorded in the Bible. He was described as a just man and followed what the
God asked him to do without questioning. That is the ultimate faith and
I. This Sunday in Church - Revelation to Joseph
Bible Readings for This Sunday (December 13)
Sermons for This Sunday (December 13)
4. From Malankara World Journal Archives
Malankara World Journals Featuring: St. Joseph
Volume 4 No 252: December 12, 2014
Volume 3 No 182: December 12, 2013
Volume 2 No 113: Dec 13 2012
II. This Week's Featured Articles
St. Joseph's Doubt And The Angel's Gift
Although devotion to St. Joseph has grown tremendously in recent centuries,
it is still easy to overlook both the tremendous decisions he faced and the
great character he demonstrated in making those decisions. Today's reading
from the Gospel of Matthew describes Joseph as a "righteous man". This is
not some vague reference to Joseph simply being a nice guy, but is a direct
recognition of his whole-hearted commitment to the Law. ...
Joseph, The Righteous Man of God
This Sunday offers us a very human insight into an important figure that played
a significant role in the birth of Jesus and beyond – Joseph, the husband of
Mary. Joseph is silent throughout the Gospels so whatever he may have thought we
can only speculate. Yet, we can probably assume that what he felt when the news
of Mary's unexpected pregnancy was made known to him, how we don't know, his
reaction surely was what any intended spouse would have felt – disappointment
and confusion. ...
Why Did God Wait To Tell Joseph?
God could've made it easier for St. Joseph, but he didn't. Therefore he
must've had a good reason for waiting to make his will clear to St. Joseph.
Sometimes, we too wonder why God doesn't make things clear right away. After
all, God has all the answers – why doesn't he share them with us? ...
Let's Stop Ignoring Joseph at Christmas
It's a shame that Joseph is so neglected in our thoughts and affections, even at
Christmastime. If we pay attention to him, though, we just might see a model for
a new generation of Christians. We might see how to live as the presence of
Christ in a culture of death. We might see how to image a protective Father, how
to preach a life-affirming gospel, even in a culture captivated by the spirit of
Intercessional Prayer to St. Joseph
III. General Weekly Features
Health: Five Tips For Staying (Almost) Stress Free During The Holidays
The holidays are approaching, bringing with them a flurry of must-accomplish
tasks such as baking, shopping, entertaining, traveling and dealing with
eccentric family members who arrive ready to renew decades-old arguments.
So how can you endure without all those stress-inducing moments ruining your
health and sapping your holiday spirit? ...
Healthy Eating with Four Recipe Substitutions
We all love the foods served at typical holiday celebrations, but we're not so
fond of the calories they contain. Here, fitness, nutrition, and weight loss
expert Warren Honeycutt shares four healthy recipes to prepare instead - and no,
you won't have to sacrifice flavor. ...
Family Special: Seven Lessons Fathers Should Teach Their Children
It was no accident, rather, it was the will of God that Jesus Christ was
conceived of woman and born into a family where he was lovingly raised and
received experiential knowledge as he matured from infancy to adulthood.
Everything Jesus received from that family experience is an example for us to
follow. Nothing of his life is to be neglected by us as if it were irrelevant to
our lives. The same is true of every word written in Sacred Scripture. ...
Three Things to Remember When You Feel Invisible
When we're operating as a faulty bow, we long for identity, but we land in
crisis. We shoot for pleasure, but we end up requiring more and more to make us
happy. We target acceptance, but we hit greater insecurity. We long to be seen
and acknowledged, but we end up feeling jealous, envious, and invisible. ...
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