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Theme: Apostles
Volume 6 No. 355 June 24, 2016

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Thank God for Saving Our Holy Father from the Hands of a Suicide Bomber

Thank God for Saving Our Holy Father from the Hands of a Suicide Bomber
Graphics by Chev. Daniel Paitel, SAMAJAM


I. Attack on The Patriarch

1. Suicide Attack Kills 3 at Christian Massacre Memorial in Syria

2. Patriarch Aphrem II Offers Thanks to God and Condemns the Terrorist Attack in Qamishly

Statement Issued by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East

II. This Sunday in Church: 6th Sunday After Pentecost

3. Bible Readings for This Sunday (June 26)

4. Sermons for This Sunday (June 26)

III. This week In Church

  • June 26 - Apostles' Lent Begins
  • June 29 - Apostles' Lent Ends
  • June 29 - Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul
  • June 30 - Feast of 12 Apostles
  • July 3 - St. Thomas Day

5. From Malankara World Journal Archives

Malankara World Journals with the Theme: St. Peter and St. Paul

Volume 5 No 292: June 26 2015

Volume 4 No 225: June 27, 2014

Volume 3 No 149: June 27 2013

IV. Featured This Week: The Apostles

6. Peter's Impulsive Self-Confidence

Prior to Jesus' death, Peter's trust in himself rather than God distorted his judgment concerning loyalty to Jesus. Like a self-willed child, Peter often heard and believed only what he wanted to. He failed to grasp the Lord's warning that his faith would be severely tested. ...

7. What should we learn from the life of Paul? Who was Paul?

There is much we can learn from the life of the Apostle Paul. Far from ordinary, Paul was given the opportunity to do extraordinary things for the kingdom of God. The story of Paul is a story of redemption in Jesus Christ and a testimony that no one is beyond the saving grace of the Lord. ...

8. Doubting Thomas

The doubt of St. Thomas is described in the eastern orthodox tradition as "blessed", for it was not a doubt of resistance to truth, but one that desperately desired a truthful answer - a " doubt which gave birth to faith" - when the answer was revealed. ...

9. The Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ

The Apostles started the process from an established ecclesiastical perspective and we are a continuation of that same process and calling. Sanctification in itself had no beginning; for God is holy from eternity and has always been sanctifying all creation outside of himself starting with the angels to humankind. ...

10. Jesus Describes His True Followers

What kind of people are eternally blessed of God? They are people who have repented of their sins. They are those who have made Jesus their Lord and are destined to spend eternity in God's kingdom. They can be recognized by how they live their lives. ....

11. What It Means To Follow Jesus

Here is the first important part of what it means to follow Jesus. Jesus finds the person he wants to follow him. Philip doesn't go looking for a guru. ... He is "found" by Jesus. Found, discovered, I guess, called, we might say, to be a follower of Jesus. ...

V. General Weekly Features

12. Recipe: Mutton Korma

13. Family Special: How to Make a Bad Day Better

Bad days happen, but they don't have to undo us. No matter how difficult our day, we can always end it on a better note with God. The Examen is a powerful prayer tool to help you find glimmers of God even on your worst days. You might be surprised to learn that it comes from Ignatius of Loyola, who taught his Jesuit followers to look back over each day using five steps. ...

14. Why is White-Collar Crime on the Rise?

White-collar crimes include identity theft, cheating on taxes, health-care fraud – crimes as readily committed by employees at the local big-box store as suits in penthouse offices. ...

15. Broken Trust on Humanity - Blame It on Cheating

Swami Vivekanand had said that even if he is cheated by human beings a thousand times, he is not going to lose his faith in humanity even by an iota. This sentence remained the basis of my thinking and shall remain so for ever. ...

16. Growing Up in India: 1970s-90s

Superb stuff for those who grew up during the 70-90s in middle class India , here are some things that you can identify with…… (share it with your kids too.)

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