Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from an Orthodox Perspective
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Theme: Pentecost Special
Volume 6 No. 349 May 13, 2016

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Holy Spirit
TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Pentecost Sunday in Church

1. Bible Readings for Pentecost Sunday (May 15)

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

2. Sermons for Pentecost Sunday (May 15)

http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Library/Sermons/Sermon-of-the-week_Pentecost.htm

3. Malankara World Trinity and Pentecost Supplements

The concept of Trinity is difficult to understand; but it is the cornerstone of Christian Faith. Malankara World has an infocenter specifically devoted to Trinity. You can find it here:
http://www.Malankaraworld.com/Library/Faith/Trinity/Default.htm

You can also learn more about Pentecost, Holy Spirit and the Birthday of the Church in our Pentecost Infocenter.
http://www.Malankaraworld.com/Library/Pentecost/Default.htm

Malankara World Journal Specials on Pentecost

Volume 5 No 287: May 22, 2015
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_287.htm
Pentecost Special

Volume 4 No 222: June 5, 2014
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_222.htm
Pentecost Special

Volume 3 No 143: May 16 2013
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_143.htm
Pentecost Special

Volume 2 No 78: May 24 2012
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_78.htm
Pentecost Special

Volume 1 No 9: June 10, 2011
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_9.htm
Pentecost Special

II. Meditation on The Gospel Reading of The Week - 'I am The True Vine'

4. John 15:1-14 Text

I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. ...

5. The True Vine!

Our gospel writer recalled for his church that Jesus used the image of the vineyard to inform his disciples concerning his authority. Using self-description, our Lord said "I am the True Vine". Those disciples familiar with Hebrew scripture found that their minds could easily grasp that the symbol of the vine had historically represented Israel. ...

6. Separated From Christ

Lord, help me to grow in my interior life so I can remain united to you....

III. Featured Articles on Pentecost

7. The First Pentecost

On that Pentecost day, Peter asked the people to repent, to change their way of life, to seek a new life in Christ. And they did respond. The Holy Spirit of Jesus moved into the valley of dry bones and brought three thousand to life. ...

8. The Service of Pentecost as Renewal And Hope for a Spirited Tomorrow

The service of Pentecost gives us the opportunity to renew the power of the Holy Spirit inside us. We have gained the Holy Spirit through the commitment of baptism. The bending of our knees is an acknowledge of our short comings and sinful nature and an invitation to God through the Holy Spirit to work inside us. Such opportunities are less in life. ...

9. The Fire Next Time - A Homily for Pentecost

What a wondrous and challenging feast we celebrate at Pentecost! The Lord Jesus said to the Apostles and still says to us, "I have come to cast a fire on the earth!" (Luke 12:49). This is a feast about fire - about a transformative, refining, and purifying fire that the Lord wants to kindle in us and in this world. ...

10. Working of Holy Spirit: Newness, Harmony and Mission

Today we contemplate and re-live in the liturgy the outpouring of the Holy Spirit sent by the risen Christ upon his Church; an event of grace which filled the Upper Room in Jerusalem and then spread throughout the world. ...

11. Veni, Sancte Spiritus - Come Holy Spirit

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. ...

12. Hymn - All Hail, Adored Trinity

All hail, adored Trinity!
all hail, eternal Unity!
O God the Father, God the Son,
and God the Spirit, ever One. ...

IV. General Weekly Features

13. Health: Five Best Foods to Fight Inflammation

As a Fitness and Nutrition Therapist I knew that I had powerful tools to fight chronic inflammation. I began to explore the healing power of food, which led to the development of my creative and delicious anti-inflammatory recipes! ...

14. Family Special: Five Dangerous Questions to Ask about Your Marriage

If you want a better relationship with your spouse, begin by asking better questions. There are obvious questions that are invitations to arguments such as "Do these jeans make me look fat?" and "Do you even know how to cook a decent meal?" ...

15. Shaping the Next Generation

All parents have the crucial responsibility of shaping the next generation. And not only parents but all adults are examples that children are observing and imitating. ...

16. Career: Functions of A Leader - Encouragement

Few functions a leader performs are more important than that of keeping hope alive. During those times in which others are lost in a dark and seemingly endless maze of despair, effective leaders will drive away the darkness with positive projections for the future. ...

17. Inspiration: Tell Someone They're Valued

Be careful not to underestimate the power of expressed appreciation. It won't always save a life, but it will always make someone's life better. ...

18. A Modern Shepherd - What a 'Good Shepherd' Would Look Like Today

Some of the Bible's rural illustrations simply do not transfer easily into modern life. What is a good shepherd like? What did Jesus mean by the term? ...

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