Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
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Theme: Great Lent Week 2
Volume 7 No. 401 March 3, 2017

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Psalm90:2 - Thou art the everlasting God
Everlasting God

1. Foreword

I. 2nd Sunday in Great Lent in Church

2. Bible Readings for 2nd Sunday in Great Lent (March 5)

3. Sermons for 2nd Sunday in Great Lent (March 5)

4. From Malankara World Journal Archives

Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Great Lent Week 2

Volume 6 No 331 February 12 2016
Volume 5 No 265: February 20 2015
Volume 4 No 201: March 7, 2014
Volume 3 No 125: Feb 14 2013
Volume 2 No 58: February 25 2012
Volume 2 No 57: February 23 2012

II. Lectionary Reflections

5. An Itch for Holiness

Jesus frees us from the leprosy of sin. He cleanses us and purifies us so that we can enter his presence. As we seek his face, he continually transforms us and prepares us to see him face to face. ...

6. The Work of God: Of course I Want to Cure You

At the time of Jesus' healing ministry, lepers were despised and rejected because people feared to be contaminated by them, in fact, they were not allowed in public places. This poor man suffering with leprosy risked his life in order to be cured. He knelt down before Jesus with utter humility, he knew that Jesus had the power to heal, and yet he did not ask Him directly to heal him, he said to Jesus, "If you want to, you can make me clean." ...

7. Scripture Speaks: Be Made Clean

What can we learn today from a leper who kneels before Jesus in the hope of being healed? ...

III. Great Lent - Week 2 - Featured Articles

8. Malankara World Great Lent Supplement

Malankara World Great Lent Supplement

9. Meditations and Reflections For Week 2 of Great Lent

Week 2 of Great Lent

10. The Battle Theme of Lent

 To take up our cross daily is to endure short-term pain for long-term gain. ...

11. Stop and Think

Lent is a time of correcting our vision. Our acts of repentance should not remain external actions that fall away once Easter comes. They should, rather, produce an interior renewal of mind that brings about a greater likeness to Christ at His Resurrection. ...

12. Time of Fasting

The hunger we experience when we fast is a symbol of the deeper spiritual hunger we should feel for God and for heaven. This world often makes us all too comfortable, and we easily forget that this is not our true home. We are pilgrims traveling through a foreign land, far from our final resting place. Fasting reminds us of the longing a traveler has to reach his destination safely and finally to rejoice in being home for good. ...

13. The majority of Russians do not want to fast during Lent

It must be said that the Lenten fast has a particularly significant bond with Orthodox identity, which attributes these ascetic practices (with many periods of fasting during the year, not just during Lent), a much higher value than Western tradition. ...

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