Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
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Theme: God's Kingdom - Parable of The Two Sons
Volume 8 No. 493 August 10, 2018

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St. Mary's Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church, Areeparambu, Kottayam
St. Mary's Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church, Areeparambu, Kottayam
Getting ready for the Shunoyo Feast.
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Note: Shunoyo Lent Begins on Thursday, Aug 10 and ends with the Shunoyo Feast on Tuesday, August 15.

I. This Sunday in Church: 1st Sunday After Transfiguration

1. Bible Readings for This Sunday (August 12)

http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Library/Lectionary/Lec_1st-sun-after-transfiguration.htm

2. Sermons for This Sunday (August 12)

http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Library/Sermons/Sermon-of-the-week_1st-sunday-after-transfiguration.htm

3. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: 1st Sunday After Transfiguration

Volume 7 No 429 August 11, 2017
Theme: Kingdom of God

Volume 4 No 231: August 8, 2014

II. Lectionary Reflections

4. The Will of the Father...

It matters what we do. It matters how we live our lives in all the places we are privileged to live them. ...

5. Two Types of Sinners

Neither son in the parable treated his father with due respect and obedience, just as neither hypocrisy nor greed and lust please God, but clearly the one who "changed his mind" and went into the fields cheered his father's heart more than the other. ...

6. Three Desirable Traits From The Parable of The Two Sons

Let us ask that he give us "a humble heart", a heart that is "poor" and above all that seeks "refuge in the Lord", because "the Lord never disappoints"...

7. The Story of the Two Sons

Jesus says that the tax collectors and the prostitutes had seen what Jesus was doing (and John the Baptist before him) and had decided to follow him and their lives had been transformed and, according to Jesus, 'they were getting into the kingdom of God' ahead of the religious people. ...

III. General Weekly Features

8. Family Special: The Conversation Game

My husband has used a single illustration to help parents teach the art of communication to their children. ...

9. Family Special: The Day I Stopped Saying 'Hurry Up'

I will not say, "We don't have time for this." Because that is basically saying, "We don't have time to live." ...

10. Poem: When We Die

11. Finance: Wealth-Building Lessons from The Richest Man in Babylon

In pursuit of wealth, most people make foolish mistakes - simple mistakes that add up to a lifetime of disappointment and, ultimately, failure. ...

12. About Malankara World

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