Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from an Orthodox Perspective
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Theme: Annunciation to St. Mary
Volume 5 No. 314 November 20, 2015

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Sunset in Hudson, Ohio-America's Northcoast. Photo (c) by Dr. Jacob Mathew, Malankara World
The Heavens Declare the Glory of God. ... Psalm 19:1

An autumn sunset in America's Northcoast, Hudson, Ohio
by Dr. Jacob Mathew, Malankara World

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Foreword

Ever wonder why or how Mary was selected by God to bear the human nature of Jesus? Mary was an ordinary woman in an unknown hamlet of Israel. Not much education or status; definitely not a royalty although she was from the bloodline of David. I believe that God was pleased by the humility of Mary. We see time and time again, God picks ordinary people for extraordinary tasks. People like ....

I. This Sunday in Church - Annunciation to St. Mary

2. Bible Readings for This Sunday (November 22)

http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Library/Lectionary/Lec_annunciation_mary.htm

3. Sermons for This Sunday (November 22)

http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Library/Sermons/Sermon-of-the-week_annunciation_Mary.htm

4. Malankara World Supplement on St. Mary

For more articles, hymns, prayers, and eBooks on St. Mary, please visit Malankara World Supplement on St. Mary here:

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

5. From Malankara World Journal Archives

Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Annunciation to St. Mary

Volume 5 No 271: March 24 2015
Special: Annunciation to St. Mary

Volume 4 No 247: November 21, 2014
Theme: Lessons from St. Mary - Faith

Volume 3 No 132: Mar 21 2013
Palm Sunday and Annunciation to St. Mary

Volume 2 No 111: Nov 29 2012
Theme: Advent - Magnificat, The Canticle of Mary

Volume 2 No 110: Nov 22 2012
Theme: Advent - Annunciation to St. Mary

Volume 2 No 65: March 22 2012

Volume 1 No 39: November 17 2011

6. The Eternal King is Coming - Jesus' Birth Foretold

Luke was also concerned to contrast the attitudes of Zechariah, the embodiment of the establishment, and Mary, the representative of the "Poor of Yahweh". Zechariah's questioning had expressed his reluctance to believe. Mary's question was purely for further information. Her response was one of total openness to the will of God. ...

7. Annunciation To St. Mary

An archangel was sent from Heaven to say to the Theotokos:

Rejoice! And beholding Thee, O Lord, taking bodily form,
he was amazed and with his bodiless voice he stood crying
to Her such things as these: ...

II. This Week's Featured Articles

8. A Woman Wrapped in Silence - A Meditation for the Feast of the Annunciation

Yes, Mother Mary is a woman wrapped in silence. We know so little, for she is reflective, quiet, saying little, silently standing by, silently supportive in Jesus' publicly ministry. And now, again silently, she is at the foot of the Cross. Yes this is the Mary, the mother that I know. A woman of faith but also human being like you and me. ...

9. The Key to Understanding Mary - The Second Eve

We see three of the most important fathers of the second and third century bearing witness to the implication of the Genesis 3:15 prophecy, that after the woman of Genesis 3 there will come a second woman, a second Eve, who will give birth to Christ while still a virgin. Thus Mary helps rectify what Eve brought about. Eve brought sin and death into the world by her relationship with the first Adam, from whom we inherit Original Sin, while Mary brought helped bring holiness and life into the world by her relationship to the Second Adam, the Lord Jesus Christ. ...

10. Hymns Of The Annunciation Feast

III. General Weekly Features

11. Health: How to Prevent a Second (and First) Heart Attack Thru Diet

If you're one of the persons who have survived a heart attack, or if you've been diagnosed with heart disease, take heart. You can take control of your heart health with the knowledge that certain foods have been shown to quell inflammation, which is the root cause of plaque buildup in the arteries. ...

12. Recipe: Sweet Potato Soup - A Recipe From Down Under

13. Recipe: Autumn Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

I love to make soup on Sundays, especially when it's cold outside and my family is curled up on the sofa watching football. There's something so relaxing about it - clearing out the produce drawer, slow-cooking onions in butter, stirring a big pot as it simmers on the stove - and it makes the house smell so inviting! This savory soup with a hint of sweetness and spice is one of my new favorites. ...

14. Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

15. Family Special: Lazy? Needy? The Top 13 Relationship Deal Breakers

A series of six studies published together in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin found that people put more emphasis on negative traits than positive ones while evaluating a potential mate. In other words, a deal-breaking trait hurts a potential mate's chances more than the average deal-making characteristic helps. ...

16. Paris Massacre - When Terror Strikes - How Do We Deal With The Fear?

The darker this world gets, the brighter our light shines. Hang on to God, my friends. He is our hope. The LORD is my light and my salvation - so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident. ...

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