Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from an Orthodox Perspective
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Mid Lent, Exaltation of Cross
Volume 6 No. 334 March 1, 2016

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Gogultha - Christ in the Midst of Us

1. Foreword

The liturgy of the exaltation of the cross has a direct link to the Gospel reading from the Holy Qurbana of Mid Lent. John 3: 14-15 says "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." ...

I. Mid-Lent in Church

2. Bible Readings for Mid-Lent (March 2)

3. Sermons for Mid-Lent (March 2)

4. Malankara World Great Lent Supplement

Malankara World Great Lent Supplement

5. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Mid Lent

II. Lectionary Reflections on Mid Lent (Elevation of Cross)

6. Feasts of the Holy Cross - Spirituality of the Cross Rite

Christ having instructed Nicodemus in the doctrine of regeneration in the former verses, here He instructs him in the death of the Messiah and in the necessity of faith in His death. The Son of man must be lifted up; that is, upon the cross, and die; that whosoever believes in Him should not perish....

7. Lift high the cross!

This is the good news: the Son of Man has been lifted up just as the serpent was lifted on the pole in the desert and in the source of our affliction we also find our healing. ...

8. Lifted High A Reflection on John 3:14-21

Unlike the synoptic Gospels, John's Gospel presents the crucifixion not as an event of horror and humiliation, but as exaltation. There are no great drops of sweat. No crying out, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

No, in John it's an enthronement. It's the moment of coronation where Jesus' kingship is fulfilled and proclaimed. ...

9. Selected Articles on Mid-Lent From Malankara World

Lenten Reflection for Mid Lent

Mid Lent and Erection of Golgotha

Mid-Lent and the Holy Cross

Elevation of the Cross - Saved by The Cross

III. Great Lent - Exaltation of Cross - Featured Articles

10. Cross, The Hidden Face of God

The cross is the symbol that captures the passionate love of God for your life and mine. And the Lord God wants to capture your heart and mine, that we would love back. It's in the cross, that symbol which pictures the hidden face of God....

11. The Cross Always Wins

The Lord can give us a heart for what really matters, a heart for God, for love, and for the things waiting for us in Heaven. And the way to this new life is through the Cross. Jesus had to go to the Cross and die to give us this new life. And we, too, must go to the Cross and die with Him to this world's agenda in order to rise to new life. To those who would scoff at this way of the Cross, there is only one thing to say, "The Cross wins; it always wins."...

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