1. Wannabe Stylite, Chosen Patriarch - Dr. Babu Paul on HH Aphrem II
May 29, 2016 is the 2nd enthronement anniversary of HH Moran Mor Ignatius
Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All The East, The Supreme Head of the
Universal Syriac Orthodox Church. To celebrate this occasion, we are
publishing an article penned by Dr. Babu Paul at the time of the election of
then Karim Thirumeni to Patriarch. Barekmor. ...
I. This Sunday in Church
Bible Readings for This Sunday (May 29)
Sermons for This Sunday (May 29)
II. Lectionary Reflections
Above And Beyond Family Values
For many people their highest value is merely their family. Their life is
their family; and for all practical purposes, their family is their God.
Jesus measures himself against family, he lays the "good" family next to
himself as the "best" and says: "Choose me above all." ...
Discipleship, Conflict and Peace
There are all kinds of bad ways to interpret the Matthean text. Clearly it
cannot have been intended to create active disrespect for parents, since
just a few chapters later (15:4 and 19:18) Jesus repeats the commandment to
honor our fathers and mothers. Nor can it have been intended to sanction
abuse or neglect of children. Just a few verses before Jesus recites the
fifth commandment, he lays his hands upon the little ones brought to him and
says that the kingdom of heaven is theirs (19:14). ...
Not Peace But Division
Where have you witnessed the truth that sometimes
faith divides? Have you also witnessed reunion once more? ...
III. Featured Articles
Peace - More Solid Than Fear
Jesus offers peace in uncertainty, mercy in brokenness, something solid when
all is lost. He speaks of peace can that transcend understanding when we
cling to the one who gives us life. ...
A Prescription For Peace
True peace comes when we trust God and seek rest in Him, not when life is
conflict-free. A daily dose of God's presence and promises is the best
prescription for peace. ...
How to Experience Christ's Peace
"My peace I give to you" (John 14:27). Jesus spoke these amazing words just
hours before His crucifixion. His peace isn't dependent upon external
circumstances, but rather, it transcends them. ...
Peace and Joy, Not Perfect Organization, Signs of God's Presence in Church
The "vitality of the Church," then, does not come through documents and planning
meetings- these are necessary, yes, but they are not "the sign of God's
IV. General Weekly Features
Family Special: 15 Fun Summer Dates for You and Your Spouse
Research shows time and again that those married couples who date regularly,
and furthermore, try new activities together, tend to have more meaningful
Family Special: Just the Two of Us
Schedule at least two "getaway" activities a month when you can be alone
together. If you keep the fire of your relationship well tended with
romance, you'll enjoy its warmth throughout your marriage. ...
The Family Dog
It's just dawned on me My dog sleeps about 20 hours a day.
He has his food prepared for him. He can eat whenever he wants. His meals are
provided at no cost to him. ...
Don't Miss What's Right in Front of You
Sometimes we miss the beauty, the amazing possibility, and the untapped
potential of the people and things closest to us. Because of their proximity, we
don't always see the remarkable gifts in our spouses, parents, children and
friends. Because of their familiarity, we don't always grasp their full worth.
Career: How to Protect Yourself From Failure
If we have a bad habit, putting ourselves into an environment that promotes the
bad habit is the first step in making the bad habit worse. Therefore, we need to
identify not only the bad habits in our lives that we want to change, but also
the environments we must avoid in order to foster this change. ...
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