Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
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Theme: Advent, Joseph's Dream
Volume 7 No. 451 December 15, 2017

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St. Joseph and Jesus
St. Joseph and Jesus

I. This Sunday in Church: Revelation to Joseph

1. Bible Readings for This Sunday (December 17)

2. Sermons for This Sunday (December 17)

3. Malankara World Journals Featuring: St. Joseph

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Volume 5 No 318: December 11 2015

Volume 4 No 252: December 12, 2014

Volume 3 No 182: December 12, 2013

Volume 2 No 113: Dec 13 2012

II. Lectionary Reflections: Joseph's Dream

4. Joseph: The Father of a Messiah

The course of Joseph's life was entirely redirected by God, and yet he reacted with grace and obedience. ...

5. Believe in the Dreams of the Person You Love

Today's gospel lesson is about a dream. The dream of Joseph. Not Mary's dream, but Joseph's dream. ...

6. Silent Night - Silent Joseph

Jesus wants to give us a "Joseph-Christmas" present. "For when peaceful stillness compassed everything and the night in its swift course was half spent, Your all-powerful Word from heaven's royal throne bounded" (Wis 18:14-15). ...

7. Joseph's dream

Joseph is silent throughout the Gospels so whatever he may have thought we can only speculate. Yet, we can probably assume that what he felt when the news of Mary's unexpected pregnancy was made known to him...

8. Reflection On St. Joseph

 In some ways, the example of Joseph is the perfect pivot point as move from anticipation to reality in the Incarnation, celebrated all through the liturgical season of Christmas. How? ...

III. Featured Articles on Advent

9. Five Brief Advent Meditations

 As the days grow shorter and the darkness increases we light candles on our Advent wreaths and remember that Jesus is the true light of the world, the light that shines in the darkness. ...

10. From Jacob to Jesus

The Old Testament says, "He is coming!" The Gospels say, "He is here!" The book of Acts says, "He has come!" The Epistles say, "He is Lord!" Revelation says, "He is coming again!" ...

11. It's Getting Late Very Early Out There: On the Great Drama of Light at Advent and Christmas

Our hymns turn to images of light. The darker it gets, the more candles we light on the Advent wreath. In the darkest moments of December, our Advent wreath is at its brightest. As Scripture says, The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

12. The Incarnation of Christ

We are to imitate Christ's perfect example of humility. James 4:10 says, "Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you." ...

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