In this edition of MWJ, we feature 4 women who played important roles in the
ministry of Jesus. The society, at the time of Jesus, was very
discriminatory and prejudicial against women. They were treated as slaves.
Jesus comes to this world and treats women with respect. That was absolutely
unthinkable at that time. ...
I. This Sunday in Church - 5th Sunday in Great Lent: Kliftho - Crippled Woman
Bible Readings for 5th Sunday in Great Lent (March 4)
Sermons for 5th Sunday in Great Lent (March 4)
4. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Great Lent Week 5
II. Lectionary Reflections on 5th Sunday of Great Lent
God Has a Dream
God has something better in store for the world. God has something better in
store for every man, woman, and child who has ever walked upon the face of
this earth. God has something better in store for God's creation and God's
world. So go forth into that world and proclaim God's dream for us all. ...
The Power of Love
These women - both in this text from Luke and those in Magdalene - need not
"look for love." When he shows up, they are overcome by the power of a love
that pours itself out for them in Jesus Christ. And, by God's grace, they
are never the same again. ...
III. Great Lent - Week 5 -
7. Malankara World Great Lent Supplement
Malankara World Great Lent Supplement
8. Meditations and Reflections For Week 5 of Great Lent
Week 5 of Great Lent
IV. Featured: Women in Jesus' Ministry
Role of Women in Jesus' Ministry
It is remarkable that 3 out of six miracles selected by Holy Church to
feature during the Holy Lent involves women. In two of those instances, the
women were able to change Jesus' initial objection to performing the miracle
too. Women played an important role in the ministry of Jesus Christ. ...
Jesus Praises a Poor Widow
Let us learn from this that Jesus turns the values of the world upside down. We
look at the outside; God judges the heart. We look at the amount on the check;
Jesus looks at what it cost us to make the gift. ...
Mary Magdalene - Messenger of Resurrection
Mary Magdalene was among the last at the cross to witness Christ's death
and, following Joseph of Arimathea to see where Jesus' body would be laid,
she was the last to leave His tomb after night had fallen. She was the first
to visit the tomb on resurrection morning and the first to carry the news
that Jesus had risen from the dead. ...
St. Martha of Good Deeds
God bless all the Marthas of the world. Nothing would get done without them.
Someone has to make supper, someone has to get the kids ready for school,
someone has to knit blankets for the new babies, someone has to take a meal to a
sick person. ...
Mary: Extravagant Love
True love, deep love, honest-to-goodness love can't be explained. Even when you
see it, you don't understand it. Judas had a good point, but so what? Love has
its reasons, and those reasons can't always be spelled out. ...
MWJ Special Edition: Women's Role in Syriac Orthodox Church
One of the most misunderstood topic in our church is
the role played by women in our church. Many people have the mistaken notion
that women are treated inferior to men in our church and that is why we do
not allow women to take up priestly duties in our church. This is wrong. The
orthodox church gives equal importance to men and women in the church as
they are both created in the image of God. But each play a separate role.
Malankara World has produced a mega special on 'Women in Church' to discuss
this topic. ...
Family Special: Mom's Advice
There's an old saying that faith is "caught, not taught." I imagine that the son
caught a lot from this moment, about what it means to live out his faith and
about the woman who is his mom. And isn't it great to know that the words of
Jesus still apply to a grade-school bully in the 21st century?..
V. General Weekly Features
Inspirational: Finding God in the Park