Editor's Note: Shunoyo Feast (Assumption of St. Mary) will be
celebrated on Monday, August 15, 2016. The Shunoyo Lent for Syriac Orthodox
(Jacobite Church) begins on August 10 and ends on August 15. The Malankara
Tradition is to observe this lent from August 1 to 15. (15-day Lent). To learn
more about Shunoyo Feast and St. Mary, please read the Malankara World
Bible Readings for Transfiguration (August
Sermons for Transfiguration (August
3. From Malankara World Journal Archives
Malankara World Journals with the Theme:
Volume 5 No 298: August 5 2015
Volume 3 No
155: August 4, 2013
Volume 2 No 88: August 2 2012
Volume 1 No 17: August 5, 2011
II. This Sunday in Church: 1st Sunday After Transfiguration
Bible Readings for This Sunday (August 7)
Sermons for This Sunday (August 7)
III. Reflections on Transfiguration
The Feast of the Transfiguration in the Western-Syrian Tradition
The purpose of the Transfiguration was to encourage and strengthen the
Apostles who were depressed by their Master's prediction of His own Passion
and Death. The Apostles were made to understand that His redeeming work has
two phases: The Cross, and Glory - that we shall be glorified with Him only
if we first suffer with Him. ...
In the Western-Syrian tradition, the great feast of the Transfiguration of
the Lord highlights with beautiful images the divinity of Christ manifested
through his humanity: "Lord God, make us worthy of celebrating in holiness,
chanting psalms in purity, and singing of you with songs of joy, on the
feast of the manifestation of the glory of your divinity on Mount Tabor.
Your grace, in fact, moves us from evil to good, from sin to justice." The
transfiguration manifests the divinity of Christ. ....
The Glory in Sight
By His death and resurrection, Jesus will lead a new Exodus - liberating not
only Israel but every race and people; not from bondage to Pharaoh, but from
slavery to sin and death. ...
The apostles saw Christ in glory at a moment when His total surrender to the
will of the Father, His final and ultimate acceptance of His own human
destiny, became revealed to them. Moses and Elijah, we are told, stood by
Him; the one representing the Law and the other one representing the
Here as the face of Christ "became like the sun," it portrayed vividly the
glory of God, the Love at the heart of things. Here was a moment, a glimpse
of the beginnings of God's restorative work, a preview of the gifted
transfiguration awaiting those united with Christ. ...
I Have Sought Thy Face
Lifting up your eyes, you will see no one, "but only Jesus" (Mt 17: 8). Only
Jesus: this is the secret to seeing Jesus everywhere and in everyone. It is this
that transfigures all of life. It is this that will allow us to say when Our
Lord calls us out of this valley of tears to Himself, "I have sought Thy Face"
(Ps 26:8). ...
IV. General Weekly Features
Recipe: Murg Haryali (Coriander-mint Chicken in Coconut Gravy)
Family Special: My Mother's Example
While children are charged with not forsaking their parents' teachings we have
the higher responsibility. We are to train and raise a generation of people who
are being ingrained with the concept that loving the Lord our God with all our
heart, mind, body, and soul is of utmost importance. ...
Family Special: How To Be Happy in an Unhappy Marriage
To find any joy in an unhappy or difficult marriage, we must learn to guard
our hearts (Proverbs 4:23). Many individuals who struggle in marriage get
very good at guarding their hearts, but the walls they build to protect
themselves are against their spouse instead of against their real enemy. In
the midst of an unhappy marriage, our spouse may feel like the enemy, but
God tells us that our real enemy is Satan. ...
Career: How to Persuade Anyone in 10 Seconds
The ideas below have worked for me in the hundreds of times I've had to be
persuasive. Either in writing, or in person. In business and in friendships and
in love. I hope variations on it can work for you. You decide. ...
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