1. Early Release of MWJ Issues 454-456
Due to the holidays and office closures, Malankara
World Issues 454-456 will be released before January 1. Here is some info
and a handy tool to help navigate the period. ...
I. Denho Feast in Church (January 6)
Bible Readings for Denho Feast (January 6)
Sermons for Denho Feast (January 6)
From Malankara World Journal Archives
Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Denho
5. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: John The Baptist
Volume 6 No 323 January 5 2016
Volume 5 No 258: January 9 2015
Volume 3 No 119: January 10 2013
II. This Sunday in Church: 1st Sunday After Denho Feast
Bible Readings for This Sunday (January
Sermons for This Sunday (January
III. Epiphany - Arrival of Magi
The Troubling Star
When Herod saw that star, all he could manage to see was bad news. But the point
is that it's good news. Truth be told, it's the greatest news there is. ...
The Epiphany of the Lord
The magi in Bethlehem, as they adored their new king, were the first Gentiles to
experience the unfolding of this great mystery, and St. Paul, many years later,
became its first great evangelist. ...
The Journey of Faith – The Feast of Epiphany
In this meditation, I would like to follow these Magi in their journey of faith
to become "Wise Men." As magi, they followed the faint stars, distant points of
light; as wise men, they follow Jesus, who is the ever glorious Light from
Light, true God from true God. ...
The Promise of Epiphany
Into this scene of obscure poverty suddenly bursts an exotic entourage from a
far-off land. Dignitaries in dress uniform lavish the newborn with expensive
gifts that seem out of place in the humble surroundings. ...
Arise, Shine, for Your Light Has Come
Isaiah here is telling us that we have been called out of darkness and into
the Lord's marvelous light. We have been set apart, to belong to the Lord,
to live as his people. We have an identity and a purpose in life. ...
IV. Featured: Baptism of Jesus
Anointed Ones: The Baptism of the Lord
Jesus presents himself for John's baptism in today's Gospel, not because He
is a sinner, but to fulfill the word of God proclaimed by His prophets. He
must be baptized to reveal that He is the Christ ("anointed one") ...
An article in Malayalam by Chev. Cherian Venkadath (In PDF)
Thin Place, Deep Water
Jesus himself is our thin place. He's the one who stands in line with us
at the water's edge, willing to immerse himself in shame, scandal,
repentance, and pain - all so that we might hear the only Voice that can
tell us who we are and whose we are in this sacred season. ...
The Christening of Jesus as The Christ
We see Jesus, the Word of God filled with the Spirit of God, bringing order
to chaos, remission of sins, and establishing righteousness in order to
reconcile all the world to God. ...
Shining Light into Darkness
In a very real sense, in his baptism Jesus was making a public declaration
that he was going to take the side of God's justice. He was going to set
about promoting God's work of righting the wrongs and lifting the burdens
from the oppressed...
V. General Weekly Features
Christian Life: Giving and Living the Gospel
The snapshot of Jesus' life that the thief saw from his unique perspective
convinced him that he was next to the Son of God. ...
Family Special: Marriage - Good or Good Enough
In reality, the intensity and ecstasy of the honeymoon never lasts for any
of us. It wasn't meant to. But that doesn't mean you have to remain the
victim of the status quo, or that you have to settle for a relationship
that's good enough - but not as good as it could be. ...
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