Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
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Theme: Hoodosh E'tho, Dedication of Church, End Times
Volume 7 No. 445 November 10, 2017

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Jesus Walks in the Portico of Solomon  by James Tissot. 1886-1896 Brooklyn Museum
Jesus Walks in the Portico of Solomon

by James Tissot. 1886-1896.
Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper.
From Brooklyn Museum.

Portico of Solomon in Temple is the scene of this Sunday's Gospel Reading (John 10:22-38).


I. This Sunday in Church: Hoodos E'tho (Dedication of the Church)

1. Bible Readings for This Sunday (November 12)

2. Sermons for This Sunday (November 12)

3. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Hoodosh E'tho - Dedication of The Church

Volume 6 No 382: November 4 2016
Volume 5 No 312: November 6 2015
Volume 4 No 245: November 7, 2014
Volume 3 No 177: November 7 2013

4. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: End Times - Waiting For the 2nd Coming of Jesus

Volume 6 No 375: September 16 2016
Volume 6 No 374: September 13 2016
Volume 5 No 305: September 18 2015
Volume 4 No 238: September 19, 2014
Volume 3 No 176: October 31 2013

II. Lectionary Reflections: John 10:22-38

5. The Voice of New Life

Jesus makes his voice crystal clear. The Temple is no longer the location of the presence of God. He is. The voice that comes from the Temple has been replaced by the voice of the Mary's son, who is the Messiah on his terms, not theirs or ours. ...

6. Jesus and the Father are One: Commentary on John 10:22-30

Jesus reveals that He is one in substance with the Father as far as divine essence or nature is concerned, but He also reveals that the Father and the Son are distinct Persons...

7. Listening For God

In our Gospel lesson for today, Jesus makes some interesting remarks about what characterizes those who at least claim to follow him. He says, "My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me." ...

8. What Do You Think the Messiah Should Be Doing?

Is the Messiah accountable to our human expectations? To the agenda of the ancestors? To expectations of an End Time? To the prayers of the suffering and the frightened? ...

9. Sheep Know Their Shepherd

Sheep & shepherds develop a language of their own. ...

III. Featured Articles: End Times

10. Where Will You Be When the First Trumpet Sounds?

A Good Question from an Advent Hymn . We are hastening to the Day of Judgment, a day about which to be sober and ready. Are you ready? Where shall you be when the first trumpet sounds? ...

11. Our Journey Through a Passing World

As the golden gown of autumn gives way to the lifeless look of winter, we are encouraged to see that our lives are on a trajectory that leads to autumn and then to the winter of death. But those who have faith know that this passage to death ultimately leads to glory. ...

12. End Times: It Will Happen

Biblical prophecy is not a fantasy movie script. These are realities. And God has given us times in history to see a touchdown fulfillment of it. ...

13. Look Up!

Regarding the signs of the end of the age, Jesus said, "Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near" (Luke 21:28). ...

IV. General Weekly Features

14. Recipe: Chick'n Noodle Soup Featuring King Oyster Mushrooms

As Fall is settling in and the weather starts to finally cool off, soup is the first thing on the menu. This is our wicked take on a cold-weather classic: chick'n noodle soup. ...

15. Family Special: 10-Day Communication Challenge for Married Couples

Day 9: A Time to Be Silent

16. Family Special: What Would You Give for Your Spouse?

When you put your partner's needs ahead of your own, your children will notice. Your example of sacrificial love will leave a lasting impression and encourage them to apply a giving spirit to others. ...

17. Self Improvement: 5 Things to Never Do in the Morning

If you ever feel like you don't get enough done in the day, it's because you're doing what you should never do in the morning...

18. About Malankara World

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