I. Pentecost Sunday in Church
Bible Readings for Pentecost Sunday (May 15)
Sermons for Pentecost Sunday (May 15)
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.
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about Pentecost, Holy Spirit and the Birthday of the Church in our
Malankara World Journal Specials on Pentecost
Volume 5 No 287:
May 22, 2015
Volume 4 No 222: June 5, 2014
Volume 3 No 143: May 16 2013
Volume 2 No 78: May 24 2012
Volume 1 No 9: June 10, 2011
II. Meditation on The Gospel Reading of The Week -
'I am The True Vine'
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. ...
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. ...
Separated From Christ
Lord, help me to grow in my interior life so I can remain united to
III. Featured Articles on Pentecost
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. ...
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. ...
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,
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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
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
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?" ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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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