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Theme: Pentecost, The Paraclete Arrives, Birthday of The Church
Volume 7 No. 419 June 2, 2017

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Pentecost - The Descent of the Holy Spirit
Orthodox ICON

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Questions and Answers On Pentecost


1. Third Year Anniversary of the Enthronement of HH Ignatius Aphrem II as The Patriarch of Antioch & All The East and The Universal Syriac Orthodox Church

HH Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, The Patriarch of Antioch & All the East and the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, has completed the 3rd year of the Patriarchal enthronement on 29 May 2017. ...

2. Introduction to MWJ Special on Pentecost

I. Pentecost Sunday in Church

3. Bible Readings for Pentecost Sunday (June 4)

4. Sermons for Pentecost Sunday (June 4)

5. Malankara World Trinity and Pentecost Supplements

The concept of Trinity is difficult to understand; but it is the cornerstone of Christian Faith. Malankara World has an infocenter specifically devoted to Trinity. You can find it here:

A Special chapter on the Triune God can be found in Malankara World Issue 400: The Triune God

Learn more about Pentecost, Holy Spirit and the Birthday of the Church in our Pentecost Infocenter.

Malankara World Journal Specials on Pentecost

Volume 5 No 287: May 22, 2015
Pentecost Special

Volume 4 No 222: June 5, 2014
Pentecost Special

Volume 3 No 143: May 16 2013
Pentecost Special

Volume 2 No 78: May 24 2012
Pentecost Special

Volume 1 No 9: June 10, 2011
Pentecost Special

II. Selected Prayers From The Pentecost Liturgy of The Syriac Orthodox Church

6. Opening Prayer

7. Section 1

Secret Kneeling Prayer -1

8. Section 2

Secret Kneeling Prayer 2

9. Section 3

Secret Kneeling Prayer 3

10. Hoothomo - Concluding Prayer

III. Reflections: Pentecost, The Arrival of The Paraclete

11. Pentecost Homily

There is nothing lacking at this point; we have absolutely everything we need. The only question now is on our part: Are we willing to cooperate with the Holy Spirit? ..

12. The Helper: The Paraclete of Pentecost

Pentecost is all about the risen and ascended Lord Jesus Christ sending the Paraclete, the Helper, the Holy Spirit, to the church, to help the church, to help us Christians, in several ways. ..

13. A Mighty Wind: Reflections on Pentecost Sunday

The giving of the Spirit to the new people of God crowns the mighty acts of the Father in salvation history. ...

14. Newness, Harmony and Mission - Reflections on Pentecost

Today we contemplate and re-live in the liturgy the outpouring of the Holy Spirit sent by the risen Christ upon his Church; an event of grace which filled the Upper Room in Jerusalem and then spread throughout the world. ...

15. The Temple of God

Many call this day the birthday of the church because it was the day God the Holy Spirit came to live among His people, came to live in His new Temple, the Church. How can we say that? Let's look at some background...

IV. Featured: The Pentecost

16. Questions and Answers On Pentecost

Pentecost is simply the Greek word for fifty. Pentecost comes 50 days after Easter. The significance of this is that even in the Old Testament (Leviticus 25), the number 50 was special. ...

17. Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The moral life of Christians is sustained by the gifts of the Holy Spirit. ...

18. Tongues as of Fire

In the same way that our limited minds will never be able to fully grasp the vastness of space, so our brains will never fully understand how incredibly important the Holy Spirit is in the life of the Christian. ...

19. The Byzantine and Orthodox Hymns for Pentecost Feast

20. An Everlasting Picture: Pentecost and the Story of Ruth

God calls and equips his people to be fruitful. Jesus made that clear through numerous parables and principles. His kingdom is in a long harvest season of gathering sheaves of grain from the fields. ...

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