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Theme: Humility, US Elections-2, Annunciation to Mary
Volume 6 No. 384 November 18, 2016

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Annunciation to Mary by Caravaggio
Annunciation to Mary by Caravaggio

1. Foreword

I. This Sunday in Church

2. Bible Readings for This Sunday (November 20)

3. Sermons for This Sunday (November 20)

4. Malankara World Supplement on St. Mary

For more articles, hymns, prayers, and eBooks on St. Mary, please visit Malankara World Supplement on St. Mary here:

5. From Malankara World Journal Archives

Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Annunciation to St. Mary

Volume 5 No 314: November 20 2015
Annunciation to St. Mary

Volume 5 No 271: March 24 2015
Special: Annunciation to St. Mary

Volume 4 No 247: November 21, 2014
Theme: Lessons from St. Mary - Faith

Volume 3 No 132: Mar 21 2013
Palm Sunday and Annunciation to St. Mary

Volume 2 No 111: Nov 29 2012
Theme: Advent - Magnificat, The Canticle of Mary

Volume 2 No 110: Nov 22 2012
Theme: Advent - Annunciation to St. Mary

Volume 2 No 65: March 22 2012

Volume 1 No 39: November 17 2011

II. Featured Articles: Humility

6. Mary's Humility

"Humility," says Saint Bernard, "is the foundation and guardian of the virtues." He is right, for without it no other virtue can exist in the soul. ...

7. Humility Brings Blessings From Above

Numerous places in the Bible you will see how much God desires a humble attitude from us. Over and over He blesses the humble. ...

8. The Humility of Being Human

Jesus' demonstrated humility is just one of the reasons the Incarnation should inspire such awe in us. Yes, the Incarnation dignified a downtrodden humanity. ..

9. The Grace and Greatness of True Humility

One of the central problems of our times is the fact that our reflex is to define humility in basically human terms. Thus, humility can dissolve into an endless and pointless process of comparing ourselves with others. ...

10. Servanthood: Humility in Action

In God's sight, greatness is marked by a humble, servant's heart. ...

11. The Humility of Dust

Scripture is appropriately full of imperfect people through whom the God of all mercy has chosen to work. Leaders ought especially to imitate the penitential posture of Scripture's leaders. ...

III. This Week's Supplement: US Elections (Part II)

12. Introduction: US Presidential Elections - Part II

Politics is personal and emotional. This year, the divide between the two main candidates was so strong that it broke several relationships. ...

13. Signs of Divine Intervention In Trump Victory

The strong right arm of a holy God heard the prayers of His people and graciously answered our prayers," Bachmann reflected. "It truly explains the Trump victory. There had been a genuine repentance and coordinated beseeching of God. We saw the effective fervent prayers of righteous believers availing much."...

14. Why Christians Voted for Trump

One has to admit that Donald Trump isn't everybody's idea of a pious Presbyterian. And yet he won over Christians by a wide margin: 52 per cent of all Catholics, 58 per cent of all Protestants and 82 per cent of all evangelicals voted for him. ...

15. Trump - President by The Sovereign Intervention Of God

If Trump indeed is president by divine intervention, we should pray for divine restraint on his life as well, lest this divine wrecking ball wreak havoc on the nation while tearing down what is wrong. May he be a divinely guided wrecking ball! ...

16. A Message From a Heartland Pastor on Trump's Promise and the Great Race

The story of how Donald Trump kept a very important promise to a pastor in Iowa and to another pastor imprisoned in Iran. ...

17. Avoiding Extremes - A Post-Election Reflection

In the aftermath of the recent election I have noticed a tendency toward extremes. I'd like to point them out and counsel something of a via media. ...

18. A Victory For Life

America has spoken. The message was clear: our political system is corrupt and broken. And they voted for change. ...

19. How to Reconcile With Family and Friends After the Election: 5 Tips To Bury The Hatchet

IV. General Weekly Features

20. Recipe: Roasted Acorn Squash And Apple Salad

21. Family Special: 15 Things to Make You The Happiest Couple in the World

These 15 things are sure to not only increase the happiness you have as a couple, but to keep it going throughout your entire marriage. ...

22. Family Special: 5 Habits You Don't Realize Will Ruin Your Marriage

A house left on its own falls into ruin over the decades and so does a marriage. Here are five habits that can easily creep in unnoticed, slowing eroding the foundation of your most important relationship. ...

23. Christian Persecution: Christians 'Under Caesar's Sword': Responding to Worldwide Persecution

All told, a Pew Research Center found "that between June 2006 and December 2012, Christians faced harassment and intimidation in 151 countries, the largest number of any religious group." ...

24. How to Go from Good to Great - and Enjoy the Rewards - In 4 Easy Steps

Ego. Selflessness. Pride. Humility. Confidence. Fear. There are so many emotions that play a part in personal development. What you want in your career is the confidence that follows accomplishment, not the pride that precedes a fall. ...

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