Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
Malankara World Journal Abstracts
Theme: Birth of St. Mary, The Theotokos
Volume 8 No. 498 September 8, 2018

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St. Mary - Magnificat
On September 8, our church celebrates the Birthday (Nativity) of St. Mary.

His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
(Luke 1:50)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. This Sunday in Church: 4th Sunday After Shunoyo

1. Bible Readings for This Sunday
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Library/Lectionary/Lec_4th_sunday-after-shunoyo.htm

II. Nativity of St. Mary (September 8)

From Malankara World Journal Archives:

3. Nativity of St. Mary Specials
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ/ MWJ_8day_Lent_archives.htm#Nativity  

III. Eight Day Lent (Nativity of St. Mary Lent) Sep 1-8

From Malankara World Journal Archives:

4. Eight Day Lent Reflections and Meditations
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ/ MWJ_8day_Lent_archives.htm#8Nombu

 IV. Malankara World Supplement on St. Mary

5. Please visit Malankara World Supplement on St. Mary to learn more about St. Mary - nativity, life, death etc. You can find prayers of intercession, homilies, articles etc. too.

You will find it here:

http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Library/shunoyo/StMary.htm

V. Lectionary Reflections

6. Following a Hometown Boy: Reflections on Mark 6:1-6

The hometown boy is on the move. He is good but not safe. And he is coming to bring the message. The question is, are we ready to hear it and act on it? ..

7. There's No Shepherd like the Good Shepherd- Reflection on Mat 18:12-14

Jesus, Good Shepherd, give me the grace to open my heart to your mercy. ...

VI. Featured Articles: St. Mary

8. Magnificat: The Hymn of the Blessed Virgin Mary

If God is merciful to such a degree in and of Himself, how much the more easily will He allow Himself to be touched with compassion when the Blessed Virgin Mary, His Mother, pleads our cause and prays to Him on our behalf? Her power over the Heart of Her Son is unlimited. ...

9. Twelve Virtues of the Childhood of St. Mary

Among all the virtues which shine as so many stars in the heaven of the holy childhood of our thrice-hallowed Mary, I shall mention here twelve of the most remarkable. ...

VII. General Weekly Features

10. Family Special: 10 Habits of Happy Couples Who Make Friendship a Priority

My number one tip on keeping marriage healthy is to keep it Christ-centered. ..

11. Be Willing To Be Stubborn

If only the road to our goals was a smooth, straight line! That would be nice, but for a whole lifetime - boring! ...

12. What Does it Mean to Surrender?

We live in a world where we are groomed to "never give up," "fight until the death" and "to the victor goes the spoils." We have been taught to hold our ground, not let others push you around and to be all you can be. ...

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