Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
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Theme: Great Lent Week 1, Fasting
Volume 8 No. 462 February 9, 2018

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Mary Help of Christians Cathedral Kohima-Nagaland, India
Mary Help of Christians Cathedral Kohima-Nagaland, India

Great Lent Begins on Sunday Eve (Feb 11, 2018)

I. Kothne Sunday in Church

1. Bible Readings for Kothne Sunday (February 11)

2. Sermons for Kothne Sunday (February 11)

3. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Great Lent Week 1

Volume 7 No 399 February 24 2017
Volume 6 No 330 February 5 2016
Volume 5 No 264: February 13 2015

Volume 4 No 199: February 27, 2014
Volume 3 No 124: Feb 7 2013
Volume 2 No 56: February 18 2012

II. Featured: Lent And Fasting

4. Fasting Guidelines During Great Lent

5. The Truer Purpose of Fasting

The purpose of fasting and other such mortifications is not to get God's attention; He hears us just fine. Rather, the purpose is to get us to hear and better understand what God seeks of us. Fasting is meant to help us to pay better attention to God. Its goal is to make room for God in our busy lives. ...

6. What's The Point of Fasting?

God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, Church Fathers have preached the importance of it - fasting is a powerful and fundamental part of the Christian life. ...

7. What, Then, is The Reason for Fasting?

The operative principle behind the discipline of fasting is simple: to limit yourself to only what is necessary for your physical and psychological health–no more, no less. ...

8. Lent Reflection: An Opportunity to Put Our Authenticity to The Test

 Prayer, almsgiving and fasting are the traditional categories of spiritual practice. ...

9. Faith and Charity Are Two Sides of The Same Coin

Faith and charity go together, which is why the Gospel and action go together. What holds as true in personal experience also applies to the Church as a community. ...

III. Featured Articles (Great Lent Week 1)

10. Malankara World Great Lent Supplement

Malankara World Great Lent Supplement

11. Meditations and Reflections For Week 1 of Great Lent

Week 1 of Great Lent

IV. General Weekly Features

12. Health Benefits of Lent

Modern science has shown how fasting can be very beneficial to health in several ways. ...

13. Family Special: How to Inspire Manners In Your Children

Apologize to your children if you made a mistake. Apologizing teaches them to be humble and polite. ...

14. Family Special: Three Tips for Your Family

The longer I live, the more convinced I become of how easy it is to allow irretrievable moments to slip away. ...

15. You Are The Light of The World

If Christians walk by the principles of the Word of God, their lives take on a higher purpose and direction than that of self. ...

16. Forget. And Move Forward

It is impossible to reach and stretch for the future when we live in the pain of the past. ...

17. Inspirational: What is your limit?

Do not look at your problem or the difficulties you live today as a limit, but as an opportunity for the manifestation of his glory in your life. ...

18. About Malankara World

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