Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from an Orthodox Perspective
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Kyomtho/Easter
Volume 6 No. 341 March 26, 2016

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He Is Risen! Indeed He  Is Risen!!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Easter - This is the Day of Gladness and Joy

We have 'naked' crosses because Christ is not there in the cross. He died on the cross, was buried and on the third day, he rose from the dead, leaving us the 'empty tomb.' ...

I. Kyomtho/Easter in Church

2. Bible Readings for Kyomtho/Easter (March 27)

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

3. Sermons for Kyomtho/Easter (March 27)

http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Library/Sermons/Sermon-for-Passion-week_Easter.htm

4. Malankara World Journal Specials on Easter

5. Malankara World Passion Week/Easter Supplement

Malankara World has a supplement that provides detailed information about Passion Week and Easter including articles, prayers, sermons, etc. You will find it here:

Passion Week Supplement in Malankara World
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Library/Lent/Passion/ Default.htm

Malankara World has developed a daily plan of bible readings, meditations, reflections, and prayers for Passion Week and Easter. You will find it here:

Today in Passion Week
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Library/Lent/Passion/ Passion_Today_archives.htm

II. Featured Articles on Easter

6. Holy Pascha, The Day of Resurrection

Holy Pascha, the day of Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, is very important in the Orthodox Church, because it's the greatest and oldest feast in the Christian calendar. Especially for Orthodox Christians, there is no greater feast than the celebration of Holy Pascha. ...

7. Easter Sunday - The Meaning of Resurrection

Remember that Jesus is not just a soul that's gone to heaven. The resurrected Christ, as Paul said, is the first fruits of a new life. A whole new human nature has appeared and emerged. ...

8. Jesus is Real to Me! A Homily for Easter Sunday

Nearly all of the Resurrection accounts in the Gospels present the apostles and disciples on a journey to deeper faith. In stages, they come out of the darkness of despair and of this world into the light of faith. Matthew's account (28:1-10) is no exception. ...

9. From Fear to Faith in Four Steps: A Meditation on the Johannine Easter Gospel

A companion to Msgr Pope's article 'Jesus is Real to Me! A Homily for Easter Sunday'

You can read this article in its entirety Malankara World Passion Week Supplement.

10. What If There had Been No Easter?

It's an unthinkable question: What if there had been no Easter? What if death had conquered and Jesus Christ stayed in the tomb? ...

11. The Turning Point of Time: An Easter Meditation

The Cross defines what love's entailments are. You see, in Christian terms, love does not stand merely as an emotion or even as an expression to just be reconciled to God. In a relationship with God, love ultimately flowers into worship. ...

12. The Day Death Died

While death is a decided fact, Death is also a defeated foe. We are able to laugh in the face of Death if we know the Lord Jesus Christ.  Jesus took the sting out of Death, and He has given us a hope that is steadfast and sure. ...

III. General Weekly Features

13. Recipe: Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

A great alternative to apple pie.

14. Resurrected - Lessons For Life

For many, Easter only served as a reminder of your cross. You felt like you got left at Good Friday, weeping, while the rest of the world moved on to Easter Sunday. You wish you could celebrate, but you don't know how. You may have even apologized to God for your somberness. ...

15. How to Worship as a Family

Just Read, Pray, and Sing ...

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