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Kohne Sunday, Conversion of Paul
Volume 6 No. 327 January 22, 2016

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Conversion of St. Paul by Michael Angelo
The Conversion of Saul to Paul by Michelangelo, 1542-1545

I. This Sunday in Church - Departed Clergy

This Sunday, being the first Sunday following Nineveh Lent, the Holy Church remembers all the Departed Clergy.

1. Bible Readings for This Sunday (January 22)

2. Sermons for This Sunday (January 22)

3. From Malankara World Journal Archives

Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Priesthood

Volume 6 No 327 January 22 2016
Kohne Sunday

Volume 4 No 196: February 13, 2014
Featured: Priesthood

Volume 3 No 122: Jan 24 2013
Theme: Holy Priesthood

4. Featured: A Jesuit Prayer for Priests

On this Sunday we remember all the departed clergy, But, we should remember all the clergy, departed or living. Here is a prayer by an Irish Jesuit Father William Doyle. It expresses the role of priests very well. ...

5. Saint John Chrysostom on Priests

All men are ready to pass judgment on the priest as if he was not a being clothed with flesh, or one who inherited a human nature, but like an angel, and emancipated from every species of infirmity. ...

II. Articles About St. Paul and His Conversion to Christianity

On January 25, the Holy Church remembers the conversion of Saul (Paul) to Christianity and St. Ananias' baptism of Saul to Paul, paving the way for Paul to become the Apostle to Gentiles.

6. Conversion of Saul to Paul - The Most Important Event After the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

The most important event in human history apart from the life, death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth is the conversion to Christianity of Saul of Tarsus. If Saul had remained a Jewish rabbi, we would be missing thirteen of twenty-seven books of the New Testament and Christianity's early major expansion to the Gentiles. ...

7. Biography of St Paul

A Hellenistic Jew, St Paul is known worldwide as one of the earliest Christian missionaries, along with Saint Peter and James the Just. He was also known as Paul the Apostle, the Apostle Paul and the Paul of Tarsus. However, he preferred to call himself 'Apostle to the Gentiles'. ...

8. St. Paul's Conversion

St. Paul's conversion is memorable. It was a triumph over the enemy. When Almighty God would convert the world, opening the door of faith to the Gentiles, who was the chosen preacher of His mercy? Not one of Christ's first followers. To show His power, He put forth His hand into the very midst of the persecutors of His Son, and seized upon the most strenuous among them. ...

9. Paul's 'Previous Way of Life': From Violent Aggression to Indiscriminate Love

"The only thing that counts," wrote Paul, "is faith expressing itself through love," for without concrete deeds of love, we're "nothing" (Galatians 5:6; 1 Cor. 13). ...

10. St. Paul Novena/Prayer

Novena for the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, January 25.

III. General Weekly Features

11. Recipe: Mango Shrimp Salsa

Serve on top of tostadas with a garnish of black beans and chopped cilantro. ...

12. Family Special: Love at First Sight

Some people believe that true love can occur the moment a man and woman lay eyes on each other. But "love at first sight" is a physical and emotional impossibility because you cannot love someone you don't even know. You have simply been drawn to the package in which they live. ...

13. The Meaning of the Cross

Listen to the apostle Paul's description of the divine transaction that took place in those terrible moments when Jesus suffered for our sins: "God made you alive with Christ. He forgave all our sins. He canceled the record that contained the charges against us. He took it and destroyed it by nailing it to Christ's cross." ...

14. Living Unfulfilled Dreams

The truth is, God is always in the process of planting and blooming. There are parts of us that are ready to bloom, parts ready for water and parts ready for seeding. But, one thing we can trust is that he is always at work - and it's not just for our good, it's for our great! ...

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