I. This Sunday in Church:
Bible Readings for This Sunday (February
Sermons for This Sunday (February
3. From Malankara World Journal Archives
Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Aneede Sunday,
Volume 6 No 398 Feb 17 2017
Aneede Sunday (Departed Faithful)
Volume 6 No 388 Dec 9 2016
Death and Dying
Volume 6 No 328 January 29 2016
Volume 5 No 263: February 6 2015
Aneede - Second Coming - Judgement
More on Death and Life after Death
of Faithful Departed are
discussed in Malankara World Journal articles on "Raising of Lazar". The following are especially
Volume 4 No 209: April 9, 2014
Volume 6 No 337 March 16 2016
II. Lectionary Reflections
On Forsaking Fear By Remaining Ready
In the Gospel for this weekend (Luke 12:32-40) the Lord Jesus presents a
"Recipe for Readiness." He gives this recipe so that we can lay hold of his
offer that we not be afraid. ...
Where Your Treasure Is
At that moment I realized that my heart is my compass that will always lead me
to where my life will find fulfillment. If my heart is damaged by material
possessions [fat] or sin and vice [cholesterol], then I will never arrive to or
achieve my life purpose. ...
Stewards of the Mysteries of God
We, who are the servants of the master of the household, we are the
stewards of the Lord, we have received the measure of wheat to disburse to you.
III. Featured Articles: Death
The Christian Concept of Death
Christianity is a belief, first of all and above all, in the fact that
Christ did not remain in the grave, that life shone forth from death, and
that in Christ's Resurrection from the dead, the absolute, all-encompassing
law of dying and death, which tolerated no exceptions, was somehow blown
apart and overcome from within. ...
On the Fear of Death
For the faithful, the day we die is the greatest day of our life on this earth.
Even if some final purifications await us, the beatific vision for which we long
lies just ahead; our exile in this valley of tears is ended. ...
Talking To Children About Death
In moments of death impacting a child, the adult will feel inept and without
the "right words." This is a "moment of opportunity" for the adult to turn
to God, beg for help, and rely upon His infinitely wise guidance. ...
The Sorrows of Death Surrounded Me
The sorrows of death surrounded me,
the sorrows of hell encompassed me;
and in my affliction I called upon the Lord,
and He heard my voice from His holy temple.
Poem: 'Tis a Fearful Thing
'Tis a fearful thing
to love what death can touch. ...
Remembering the Dead
Every time we are faced with the death of a loved one or of someone we knew
well, the question arises: "What will become of his life, his work, his service
to the Church?" The Book of Wisdom tells us that they are in God's hands!
The hand is a sign of welcome and protection, it is the sign of a personal
relationship of respect and loyalty: to offer one's hand, to shake hands...
IV. General Weekly Features
Health: The Six Different Types of Sugar & What's the Healthiest
With the average American consuming almost 20 grams of sugar each day and
the consequences that may follow with high intake, the concept of sugar
control is stressed now more than ever! ...
Recipe: Fish Manchurian Dry Style
It's Possible . . . Not Easy!
Endurance that demands blood, sweat, and tears, will be rewarded one day. So
get ready for today's obstacle course and run it with patient diligence. ...
Finding Strength in Weakness
We all like to think that we are strong, but in reality we are weak. It is
part of who we are as humans. ...
The Seven Major Negative Emotions (To Be Avoided)
Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time. One
or the other must dominate. It is your responsibility to make sure that
positive emotions constitute the dominating influence of your mind. ...
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