Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from an Orthodox Perspective
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Pes'ho/Maundy Thursday
Volume 6 No. 339 March 22, 2016

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Jesus Washing the Feet of Disciples by Duccio di Buoninsegna (1308-1311)
Jesus Washing the Feet of Disciples
by Duccio di Buoninsegna (1308-1311)

I. Pes'ho/Maundy Thursday in Church

1. Bible Readings for Pes'ho/Maundy Thursday (March 24)

2. Sermons for Pes'ho/Maundy Thursday (March 24)

3. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Maundy Thursday

4. Malankara World Passion Week Supplement

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 Passion_Today_archives.htm

II. Featured Articles

5. Maundy Thursday and Triduum - The Holiest Days of Passion Week

By dying on the cross, Jesus Christ paid for our sins and made us children of God, who is love. So, as children of God, and made in the image of God, we should love one another. That is the new commandment or Mandatum of Love.

The second important thing Jesus did on Maundy Thursday is what is popularly known as "Last Supper." During the Last Supper, Jesus offers himself as the Passover sacrifice, the sacrificial lamb. He established the Eucharist or our Holy Qurbano and instituted the priesthood. ...

6. What's so 'New' about the New Covenant?

The Gospel is not about setting up a legal system, but about transforming hearts. It is about freeing people, one at a time, from the darkness and slavery of sin and releasing them into "the glorious freedom of the children of God" (Rom 8:21). Conversion to Christ and the Gift of the Holy Spirit are not ancient cultural relics from the Roman world, but are offered anew everyday by our eternal God. As birth and death have never gone out of fashion, so the gospel message will constantly retain its power, its relevance and its newness. ...

7. He Gives Himself Entirely to Us

Jesus gave it all. He continues to give it all, and He asks that we would do the same, to lower ourselves, to become less than a slave, but not in force - in love - so that we will die to ourselves and we will give ourselves to Him and to our brothers and sisters in a perfect act of love. ...

8. That You Should Do As I Have - Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday, the first day of the Triduum, introduces us to shape of this baptized life and the real meaning of discipleship. We are to do as the Lord Jesus does. We are to love as our Master loves. He gives us a new commandment to give our lives away in humble service even unto death. ...

9. Poem - All Creation Worships You

You are God: we praise you;
You are the Lord: we acclaim you;
You are the eternal Father:
All creation worships you. ...

10. Maundy Thursday Poem: The Birthday of the Chalice

If you are sick; he is health.
If you are in the grip of death; he is life.
If you have stumbled and fallen low,
once, twice, three times or more,
he is resurrection. ...

11. Don't Let Past Failures Stop You From Taking The Next Step

Whenever we realize we have not taken advantage of a magnificent opportunity, we are apt to sink into despair. But Jesus comes and lovingly says to us, in essence, "Sleep on now. That opportunity is lost forever and you can't change that. But get up, and let's go on to the next thing." In other words, let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. ...

12. 2nd Dhukrono of Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas (Mar 21, 16)

Let us pay our respects and seek intercession from our Moran on the occasion of his second dhukrono.

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