Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from an Orthodox Perspective
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Lord of Sabbath; Yeldo Mor Baselios
Volume 5 No. 307 October 2, 2015

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Kothamangalam Cheriapally decorated for the feast of Yeldho Mor Baselios
Kothamangalam Cheriapally is ready for the Feast of St. Yeldho Mor Baselios,
the Patron Saint of Malankara World

1. Mor Baselios Yeldho Maphrian, Patron Saint of Malankara World

Yeldho was born in the famous Hadhai family in Karakosh village near Mosul, Iraq. Karakosh village was earlier known by the names Bakudaida or Kooded. At a very young age he joined Mor Bahnam Monastery near Kooded. ...

I. This Sunday in Church

2. Bible Readings for This Sunday (October 4)

3. Sermons for This Sunday (October 4)

II. This Week's Featured Articles: Lord of Sabbath

4. Sabbath: A Lesson About God's Love

In Jesus, God shows us that the core of authentic human life is love. The person who loves, Paul wrote, fulfills the law. We could say that the only reason the law of God exists is to point us toward the life of love. To love is to enter into the divine fellowship of the Holy Spirit, to dwell in the eternal love of the Father for the Son and of the Son for the Father. ...

5. The Commandment Christians Seem to Violate The Most

In the days of Jesus there were very strict laws concerning how to keep the Sabbath. Through the years the religious "leaders" had sought to clarify what was meant by "keeping the Sabbath" and therefore law upon law was laid down through the years until there were so many laws governing the Sabbath that nobody could keep them all. ...

6. Taking Sabbath Seriously

"We must consider what God wants… " Maybe that, after all, is the best way for us to approach the Sabbath ­ considering what God wants for us…. And what God wants for us is…. Rest and worship. One day a week­ maybe it's not all that much­ in a sense, but a good beginning; or a good ending. ...

III. General Weekly Features

7. Recipe: Baked Stuffed Apples

Impress your guests with this autumn apple dessert stuffed with sharp blue cheese and sweet dried fruit. ...

8. Family Special: Ten Ways to Be a Happier Mom

 If you can tap into the joy that comes from obeying Christ and being in his presence, you can be a happier mom no matter what is happening. Happiness (pleasure, contentment, satisfaction, cheerfulness) is actually something you can increase in your life by your thoughts and actions. Here are ten ways to help you be a happier mom. ...

9. How to Deal With Disappointment

A friend of mine wrote to me about her disappointment in herself to do all the things she'd hoped to do, and I saw myself in her: I am never all that I hope to be. I constantly fail, like everyone else. ...

10. Surviving the Lions - Facing Hardships in Life

I don't think that there is one person whom I have ever met who has been exempted from hard times in life. There is a myth in much of Christianity that once you become a follower of Jesus you are "protected" from tough times. People interpret the "abundant life" that Jesus promises as if His role is to insulate us from the hard realities of life, but it just doesn't happen that way. ...

11. About Malankara World

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