Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from an Orthodox Perspective
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Theme: Child-like Faith
Volume 6 No. 359 July 22, 2016

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Happy Birthday Catholica Bava and Theethose Thirumeni. Malankara World Photo by Dr. Jacob Mathew
Catholica Bava and Theethose Thirumeni after the Holy Qurbono. Malankara World Photo by Dr. Jacob Mathew
Blessed Unity of the People of God

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Psalm 133:1 (NKJV)

On July 22, 2016, American Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church in
North America celebrated the birthdays of His Beatitude Aboon Mor Baselios
Thomas I Sreshtta Catholica Bava and His Eminence Yeldho Mor Theethose,
Archbishop and Patriarchal Vicar of MASOC-NA during the 30th Family and
Youth Conference held in Mount Saint Mary University, Emmittsburgh, MD
near Washington, DC.

HB and HE cut their birthday cakes and fed each other as a symbol of peace
and love (Top).

A scene after the Holy Qurbono on Saturday, July 23. (Bottom)

Photos for Malankara World by Dr. Jacob Mathew


I. This Sunday in Church: 10th Sunday After Pentecost

1. Bible Readings for This Sunday (July 24)

2. Sermons for This Sunday (July 24)

II. Lectionary Reflections

3. Welcoming the Child

Jesus isn't interested in who we say is the greatest or even in who acts like the greatest or looks to be great. Jesus is interested in who acts with the greatest grace, compassion, and love. ...

4. Kingdom Greatness

Christians must cast off dreams of power or status and, like a child, admit their ultimate dependence on God for all things. Rather than seek status in the eyes of men, they should rely more and more on the Father. ...

5. The Value of Children

It's wonderful to know that God loves all His children very much, young and old. That is why we should love each other, and not overlook anyone who believes in Jesus. ...

6. Let the Children Come to Jesus

You and I are also the children who are coming to Jesus. And he will bless us. Whatever your age, whether young or old, we enter the kingdom of God only as little children, being given to, trusting in and receiving from our gracious Lord. ...

III. General Weekly Features

7. Poem: A Tranquil Moment

Peace fills my mind at this moment solemn
As I gaze across the green placid lake
Where else can I
find such a place except
In my own country -
"Gods own Country"
Where birds come to nest from eons abroad. ...

8. Health: The Cost of Emotional Dependency...

The Bosurgi Method™ is based on the theory that the mind always strives for perfection, implementing and choosing behaviors that grant the best possible responses to one's daily events. Optimal responses are selected by the mind in order to maximize safety and efficiency--whatever the occurrence. ...

9. Food: Coffee Talk

Higher the roast, higher the caffeine content, higher the kick. A shot of 30 ml espresso can give 30 -45 mg. caffeine. But, higher the roast, higher the bitterness too, and hence also demands more sugar. Most Indian coffees are roasted to low or medium range. ...

10. Family Special: The Beautiful Faith of Fearless Submission

God designed the relationship between a husband and his wife to represent the relationship between Christ and the church. This is the deepest meaning of marriage. And that is why ultimately the roles of headship and submission are so important. If our marriages are going to tell the truth about Christ and his church, we cannot be indifferent to the meaning of headship and submission. ...

11. Family Special: Beauty in Submission

The goal is not a dominating husband, but a godly husband. God-shaped submission makes the people around us better, not worse. Furthermore, even if an unsaved husband never responds to Christ, the Christian wife may grow in such beautiful godliness that others will be attracted to Christ. ...

12. Self Improvement: The Secret to Making Habits Stick

The story you tell yourself about your habit matters more than most people realize. So the key is to shape the story, become your own habit storyteller, and create a story that will make you more likely to stick to the habit. ...

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