Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
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Theme: Easter Special
Volume 8 No. 473 March 31, 2018

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Empty Tomb
The Empty Tomb

Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. 2 But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. 3 Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.

4 And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. 5 Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, 7 saying, 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.'"
Luke 24:1-7 (NKJV)


I. Kyomtho/Easter in Church

1. Bible Readings for Kyomtho/Easter (April 1) Lec_Easter_sunday.htm

2. Sermons for Kyomtho/Easter (April 1)

3. Malankara World Journal Specials on Easter

4. Malankara World Passion Week/Easter Supplement

Malankara World has a supplement that provides detailed information about Passion Week and Easter including articles, prayers, sermons, etc. You will find it here:

Passion Week Supplement in Malankara World Default.htm

Malankara World has developed a daily plan of bible readings, meditations, reflections, and prayers for Passion Week and Easter. You will find it here:

Today in Passion Week Passion_Today_archives.htm

II. Easter Reflections

5. Just as He Told You

The young man in the white robe begins to tell them why they should not be alarmed. He says: "You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him." ...

6. Reflections on Easter Sunday

The tomb was empty. In the early morning darkness of that first Easter, there was only confusion for Mary Magdalene and the other disciples. But as the daylight spread, they saw the dawning of a new creation. ...

7. Why Did the Lord Appear to the Women Before the Apostles?

It is curious that upon rising from the dead the Lord appeared to Mary Magdalene and other women before appearing to the Apostles, His chosen witnesses. It is even stranger that He sent the women to the Apostles as witnesses, given that women were not considered valid witnesses at that time. ...

8. Life Unburied - A Sermon for Easter

We get buried by the circumstances of life and God unburies us. Over and over God comes to the tombs of our lives and unburies us. That's Easter. That is the power and love of God. ...

9. All Things Subject to the Risen Christ

Christ was and is equal with God. He is God. He became also a human being. He obediently suffered and died. It was a planned death. And the point of the plan was that the Christ be a substitute for the damnation of all human sinners who would trust in Jesus. ...

III. More Easter Articles

10. A Tale of Two Men - An Easter Story

Suppose you were preaching to the men who crucified Jesus, and you wanted to convince them that the man they had crucified had risen from the dead. How would you do it? It's an interesting question because it's not easy to convince anyone that a resurrection has taken place. ...

11. Easter Brings Hope

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, in his great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that can never perish or spoil or fade kept in heaven for you." ...

13. The Resurrection: A Belief That Matters

To deny the actual, bodily resurrection of Christ creates some very significant doctrinal problems. Without His resurrection, the gospel is an empty message that doesn't make sense. ...

14. Easter Is for Everyone

Because Jesus has died and has risen again, it means that we as believers do not have to be afraid of death. ...

IV. What is Easter? Understanding the History and Symbols

What is Easter?

When did Easter Start?

What Does Easter Mean?

Origin and History of Easter bunny

Origin and History of Easter Eggs

The Easter Lamb

New Clothes at Easter

Easter Lilies

A Prayer for Easter Sunday

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