Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
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Themes: Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles, Evangelism, 3rd Sun After Pentecost
Volume 7 No. 422 June 23, 2017

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St. Peters Syriac Orthodox Cathedral, Philadelphia
St. Peters Syriac Orthodox Cathedral, Philadelphia

One of the many churches named after St. Peter in the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church,
St. Peters Syriac Orthodox Cathedral celebrates the feast of St. Peter on July 1-2, 2017.
It is one of the largest churches in Malankara Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church in
North America under the Patriarchal Vicar His Eminence Archbishop Yeldo Mor Titus.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Foreword

Seasons, Gospel reading for the 3rd Sunday after the Pentecost, Feast of St. Paul, St. Peter and 12 apostles...

I. This Sunday in Church

2. Bible Readings for This Sunday (June 25)

http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Library/Lectionary/Lec_3rd_sunday-after-pentecost.htm

3. Sermons for This Sunday (June 25)

http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Library/Sermons/Sermon-of-the-week_3rd-sunday-after-Pentecost.htm

4. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: 3rd Sunday After Pentecost

Volume 6 No 352 June 3 2016
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJA_352.htm

Volume 5 No 290: June 12 2015
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_290.htm

Volume 3 No 146: June 6 2013
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_146.htm

II. This week In Church

5. Feast Days

  • June 24 - Birth of John The Baptist
  • June 25 - Third Sunday After Pentecost
  • June 26 - Apostles' Lent Begins
  • June 29 - Apostles' Lent Ends
  • June 29 - Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul
  • June 30 - Feast of 12 Apostles
  • July 3 - St. Thomas Day

III. Featured: Evangelism

6. The Great Commission of Jesus - A Commentary

A commentary on Mark 16:15-18. Verse 15 contains what is called the "universal apostolic mandate" (paralleled by Matthew 28:19-20 and Luke 24:46-48). This is an imperative command from Christ to His Apostles to preach the Gospel to the whole world. This same apostolic mission applies, especially to the Apostles' successors, the bishops in communion with Peter's successors. ...

7. Father Barron's Seven Tips for New Evangelization

An interview with Fr. Robert Barron  who, with his "Word on Fire" ministry, uses blogs, podcasts, YouTube videos, websites and mobile apps to spread the faith and also produced the epic 'Catholicism' series. He talks about evangelization. ...

8. A Four-Fold Strategy for Church Ministry

If we believe that people live and suffer in profound spiritual poverty, and if we believe God has provided grace and power and truth, how can we not see our mission as bringing together the need and the supply? How can we not do everything we can to engage? ...

9. The Paradox of Evangelism

There is a paradox about evangelism. It starts with the realization that evangelism is impossible. ...

10. Just Keep Sowing

Our labor for God is never in vain. Our work for God is never wasted. God promises that he will use our labor and sweat and tears for his purposes, to bring him glory. ...

11. Enjoy the Blessings of Informal Mentoring

The strength of a mentor is their connection to Jesus. Christ provides the nourishment, and we bear the fruit.  The power of influence is Christ in us, overflowing to others. ...

12. Three Ways to Weave Evangelism into Daily Life

Here are three ways to weave evangelism into your daily life. ...

13. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Evangelism

Volume 6 No 360 July 29 2016
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJA_360.htm

Volume 6 No 325 January 15 2016
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJA_325.htm

Volume 5 No 290: June 12 2015
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_290.htm

Volume 3 No 177: November 7 2013
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_177.htm

Volume 3 No 154: August 1, 2013
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_154.htm

Volume 3 No 141: May 8 2013
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_141.htm

Volume 2 No 116: Dec 27 2012
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_116.htm

IV. Supplement: St. Peter, St. Paul And Apostles

14. It's Not About You: A Meditation on the Abrupt End of the Acts of the Apostles

There are two parts of the Acts of the Apostles: The Acts of Peter and those of Paul. But to be honest, the book has an unfinished quality to it. Let's consider that. ....

15. How Saul Became the Apostle Paul

But even before that fateful day when young Saul the Pharisee gloated over the brutal death of the innocent disciple Stephen, the Spirit of Jesus Christ was pricking his heart. God had designs for this bright young man...

16. Paul: Sly as a Snake, Simple as a Dove

St. Paul, the festival of whose conversion we celebrate today, certainly knew how to be sly as a snake and simple as a dove! To be shrewd or modest as the situation demanded! ....

17. Saint Peter - The Apostle

A great article on the life and times of Peter, his role in the church and legacy etc. ...

18. 'Occasionally Naive and Fearful, Yet Honest and Capable of Repentance' - A Profile of St. Peter

Peter learned what following Jesus really means. It is the second call, as Abraham's in Genesis, Chapter 22, after that of Genesis, Chapter 12. "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever loses his life for my sake and the Gospel's will save it" (Mark 8:34-35). ...

19. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles

Volume 6 No 355 June 24 2016
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJA_355.htm

Volume 5 No 292: June 26 2015
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_292.htm

Volume 4 No 225: June 27, 2014
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_225.htm

Volume 3 No 149: June 27 2013
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_149.htm

V. General Weekly Features

20. Family Special: Believe the Best (Of Your Spouse)

When we choose to see our spouse's good intentions and base our reactions on them, we're taking the road toward intimacy and away from unnecessary conflict. ...

21. Family Special: Four Types Of Families In Our Culture

If culture is defined as the world in which we live, and the world which lives in us, this study is a good reminder that the heart of that world is, indeed, the family. ...

22. Habits are the Stairway to a Richer Life

We are ruled by habits, all of us! Our habits are fastened upon us by repetition of our thoughts and acts. ...

23. Lessons From a Carrot, Egg, and a Coffee Bean

We can't control what happens to us, but we have a lot to say about how we react and, therefore, what happens in us. ...

24. About Malankara World

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