Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
Malankara World Journal Abstracts
Theme: Servant Leadership, Humility
Volume 7 No. 431 August 18, 2017

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Virgin Mary with Infant Jesus, Our Lady of Peace Church, Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Dr. Jacob Mathew, Malankara World
Virgin Mary with Infant Jesus
Our Lady of Peace Church, Cleveland, Ohio.

Photo by Dr. Jacob Mathew, Malankara World


I. This Sunday in Church: 1st Sunday After Shunoyo

1. Bible Readings for This Sunday (August 21)

2. Sermons for This Sunday (August 21)

3. From Malankara World Journal Archives

3a. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Servant Leadership

Volume 6 No 363 Aug 19 2016
Volume 5 No 309: October 16 2015
Volume 3 No 158: August 15, 2013
Volume 3 No 152: July 18 2013
Volume 3 No 148: June 20 2013

3b. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Humility

Volume 6 No 384 Nov 18 2016
Volume 6 No 379 Oct 14 2016
Volume 6 No 365 Sep 1 2016
Volume 6 No 363 Aug 19 2016
Volume 5 No 297: July 31 2015
Volume 5 No 296: July 24 2015
Volume 4 No 242: October 17, 2014
Volume 3 No 179: November 21 2013

II. Lectionary Reflections

4. A. Gospel Readings This Week

Gospel Reading During Holy Qurbano (Sunday)

Gospel Reading During Saturday Evening Liturgy

Gospel Reading During Sunday Morning Liturgy

B. Sermons/Reflections on This Week's Gospel

5. The High Cost of Finishing First

How did Jesus arrive at such an exalted place? It isn't because He is God! He is there because He took the place of a slave. He is there because He willingly chose the lowest place of all and God elevated Him to the highest place of all. ...

6. Hallmarks of Discipleship

Christian discipleship is about total obedience to the will of God, whether that leads to good things or bad, easy times or hard: we don't become bitter or angry, we don't give in to the temptation to give up…Instead, we endure all things in our walk with Christ. ...

III. General Weekly Features

7. Family Special: Four Lies About Anger

Anger is a normal part of being a human being but it can be a dangerous emotion and has the potential to wreck our relationships and our lives. ...

8. Three Reasons the Church Must Start Talking about Domestic Violence

We, Church, are called to be the conversation starters. God can use our passion for justice to start conversations that bring healing and hope. It doesn't take an expert; it only takes a willing heart. ...

9. Inspiration: Words Create Worlds

The words we hear can profoundly influence our lives. ...

10. Six Costs of Real Friendships

To become another's friend in the true sense - is to take the other into such close, living fellowship, that his life and ours are knit together as one. ...

11. Just Keep Moving - It Is Not About Winning - It Is About Growing

When healing emotionally or spiritually, let God do His work fully, even if it takes more time than you want. ...

12. About Malankara World

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