I. This Sunday in Church: 2nd Sunday After Transfiguration
Bible Readings for This Sunday (August 14)
Sermons for This Sunday (August 14)
II. Shunoyo (Assumption of St. Mary) in Church
Bible Readings for Shunoyo (Assumption of St. Mary) (August 15)
Sermons for Shunoyo (Assumption of St. Mary) (August 15)
III. Articles on Shunoyo Feast
Dormition versus Assumption
The Orthodox Church teaches that Mary died a natural death, like any human being; that her
soul was received by Christ upon death; and that her body was resurrected on the
third day after her repose, at which time she was taken up, bodily only, into
heaven when the apostles, miraculously transported from the ends of the earth,
found her tomb to be empty. ...
A Homily on the Dormition of the Theotokos
Mary's role in this economy, her identity as "Mother," does not end with
giving birth or rearing her child. We see her not only at the Annunciation
and the birth of Jesus, but also at his first miracle in Cana, at the foot
of the Cross, and with the Church at Pentecost. ...
Think not for a moment that the Assumption places a distance between us and the
all-holy Mother of God. Quite the contrary. Her exaltation has made her closer
to us than we can dream or imagine. The all-holy Virgin is mother, completely
mother, and the desire of every mother is to be close to her children. ...
Hymn: Mary Crowned With Living Light
Hymn: The Ark Which God Has Sanctified
Malankara World Shunoyo Supplement
Malankara World Shunoyo Supplement to learn more about St. Mary -
nativity, life, death etc. You can find prayers of intercession, homilies,
articles etc. too. You will find it here:
10. From Malankara World Journal Archives (Theme: Shunoyo Feast)
Malankara World Journal Issue 299 (August 14, 2015)
Malankara World Journal Issue 232 (August 15, 2014)
Malankara World Journal Issue 157 (August 13, 2013)
Malankara World Journal Issue 90 (August 14, 2012)
Malankara World Journal Issue 18 (August 12, 2011)
V. General Weekly Features
Recipe: Grilled Open-Faced Mediterranean Sandwich
Family Special: Longing to Comfort
How many times have I refused to allow God to come close in comfort and
instead in my anger and lostness, forced Him to a distance in favor of my lonely
puddle of fear, confusion, and grief? ...
Family Special: Getting Ready for College
This August, as you pack up your minivan or SUV to take your son or daughter off
to college, give them one last word of advice. Not about money management or
proper nutrition. All well and good, to be sure.
Give them a word about their souls, and the importance of a grounded faith.
And then pray for them. ....
Christian Life: How to Live Like a Daughter of God
Many of us who have found ourselves to be useful in Christian service have found
ourselves unable, if we're honest, to connect with God any other way. We do for
him, instead of being with him. We become soldiers, instead of brothers and
sisters and daughters and sons. This is dangerous, damaging territory, and I've
spent too much time there. ...
Personal Improvement: Using the 5/25 Rule to Learn to Say 'No'
The 5/25 rule of Warren Buffett:
What are the top 25 things you want to do in life? Now take the top 5 and
separate it from the bottom 20. And never look at the bottom 20 again. ....
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