Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
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Theme: Annunciation to St. Mary, Great Lent Week 5
Volume 7 No. 405 March 24, 2017

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Ethiopian Theotokos
Ethiopian Theotokos

1. Foreword

This Saturday, we celebrate the annunciation to St. Mary. It is one of the most important feasts of our church...This Sunday, as part of exploring the various miracles/signs performed by Jesus during his public ministry, we look at the healing of the crippled lady described in Luke 13:10-17. ...

I. This Saturday in Church - Annunciation to St. Mary

2. Bible Readings for This Saturday (March 25)

3. Sermons for This Saturday (March 25)

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

Volume 6 No 384 Nov 18 2016
Volume 5 No 314: Nov 20 2015
Volume 5 No 271: Mar 24 2015
Volume 4 No 247: Nov 21, 2014
Volume 3 No 132: Mar 21 2013
Volume 2 No 111: Nov 29 2012
Volume 2 No 110: Nov 22 2012
Volume 2 No 65: Mar 22 2012
Volume 1 No 39: Nov 17 2011

II. This Sunday in Church - 5th Sunday in Great Lent

6. Bible Readings for 5th Sunday in Great Lent (March 26)

7. Sermons for 5th Sunday in Great Lent (March 26)

8. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Great Lent Week 5

III. Great Lent - Week 5 - Supplement

9. Malankara World Great Lent Supplement

Malankara World Great Lent Supplement

10. Meditations and Reflections For Week 5 of Great Lent

Week 5 of Great Lent

IV. Lectionary Reflections: Annunciation to St. Mary

11. Annunciation Homily, Looking Back Two Centuries Later

For both Abraham and Mary, the divine promise comes as something completely unexpected. God disrupts the daily course of their lives, overturning its settled rhythms and conventional expectations. For both Abraham and Mary, the promise seems impossible. Abraham's wife Sarah was barren, and Mary is not yet married: "How can this come about", she asks, "since I am a virgin?" (Lk 1:34). ...

12. Mary - Surrendering to God

All this is beyond Mary's power to accomplish, but she does not become flustered or assume that she needs to do all that is humanly possible towards achieving it; rather, with perfect confidence in God, she asks how He wants to bring it about. ..

V. Lectionary Reflections: Kfiftho-Crippled Woman

13. God, Have Mercy

Something like 90% of all Americans believe in God. Most everyone believes God exists. "Does God exist?" is not the question. The tougher question is, "Does God care about me?" ...

14. The Day of Your Deliverance Is Decreed

Like this disabled woman, the patient, purposeful, powerful compassion of God in Christ for you is approaching like a relentless torrent. The day of your deliverance is decreed. It will come with a sudden joy. Every adversary will be shamed. Every tear will be wiped away. ...

15. Free Sunday

When Jesus set her free from her ailment, she immediately began praising God. It seems to me that there's no better way to honor God on the Sabbath than by engaging in some heart-felt praise to God! ...

VI. General Weekly Features

16. Family Special: How to Raise a Brat

The concept involves the delicate balance between love and control, recognizing that implementing a reasonable and consistent action line does not assault self-worth; instead, it represents a source of security for an immature child.  ...

17. Family Special: Keeping The Marital Covenant

Marriage is a covenant between three, not two. On our wedding day, I entered into a covenant both with my wife and with God. Our marriage is not a contract but a sacred cord of three strands that will not be easily broken....

18. Life is Hard, but God is Good

God has reasons we may not understand. He thinks differently than we do. Read Isaiah 55:8-9. God's ways are not our ways, nor are his thoughts like our thoughts. We cannot understand an infinite God with finite minds. ...

19. Four Reasons Why Christians Have Nothing to Fear

God himself came in the incarnation, put on human flesh and blood, so that he too could experience death, and in doing so take the power of death away from the Evil One. ...

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