This Sunday, the Holy Church remembers the birth of John the Baptist. John The
Baptist enjoys a premier place in the church as the forerunner of Jesus Christ
who was sent here to "prepare a way for Jesus." So, he also played a key role in
the redemption plan of God for the mankind. John the Baptist is described as the
greatest of the prophets, greater than Isaiah and Jeremiah put together. The
Holy Church considers him more than a prophet or a Saint....
I. This Sunday in Church - Birth of John, The Baptist
Bible Readings for This Sunday (December
Sermons for This Sunday (December
4. From Malankara World Journal Archives
Malankara World Journals Featuring: John The Baptist
Volume 5 No 258: January 9 2015
Volume 4 No 251: December 5, 2014
Volume 2 No 112: Dec 6 2012
Volume 5 No 292: June 26 2015
Volume 3 No 181: December 5, 2013
Volume 3 No 119: Jan 10 2013
II. This Week's Featured Articles
Scripture: Birth of Saint John the Baptist
John the Baptist is Born
Isn't it amazing that God had a plan for John's life even before he
was born? Did you know that, according to Ephesians 2:10, God also had a plan
for our lives even before we were born? All of God's children are somewhat like
John the Baptist. Like John, our main job is to get people ready to meet the
The Birth and Circumcision of John the Baptist
This was the first mission of Mary: to
carry the hidden Christ to the "little child" (Lk 1:76) destined to be the
Friend of the Bridegroom (Jn 3:29), the Prophet of the Most High (Lk 1:76). With
the flame of love burning in her Heart and the light of the real presence
shining in her eyes, Mary "became in some way a "tabernacle." ....
Zechariah's Song: The Benedictus
Today we want to find out why Zechariah is praising the Lord God of Israel.
What his song is saying, and how Zechariah's song can be our song, too. ...
III. General Weekly Features
Health: Fighting Flu The Natural Way
Nutritional Supplements May Help Keep Those
Sniffling, Sneezing Symptoms at Bay. ...
Apple Walnut Crisp Recipe
This fall-favorite dessert is perfect for any time of the year and is one that
everyone will love. Have all the taste of apple pie without any of the guilt
with this delightful apple walnut crisp recipe. This sweet treat has only
160 calories per serving and is a perfect size for you next family get-together!
Give What You Can
My friend introduced me to the concept of "sacrificial giving" – giving in abundance to a
point where one must sacrifice something one desires. ...
Kindness has a ripple effect. The ripple from generosity positively impact
someone else's life. But the real gift is that the life most deeply touched is
the one who gave. ...
Take a Break from Busy Life
In the midst of a busy life, with people and problems wanting our attention,
it's very difficult to get meaningful work done, especially meaningful work
on our selves. Moses didn't plan it that way, but when he got out of the
palace and up in the hills, he found the time to work on himself. ...
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