Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from an Orthodox Perspective
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Theme: Shunoyo Feast/ Assumption of St. Mary
Volume 6 No. 362 August 12, 2016

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Assumption - National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, MD
Assumption of Theotokos

National Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes on the Campus of
Mount St. Mary's University, Emmetsburg, MD.

Photo for Malankara World by Dr. Jacob Mathew


I. This Sunday in Church: 2nd Sunday After Transfiguration

1. Bible Readings for This Sunday (August 14)

2. Sermons for This Sunday (August 14)

II. Shunoyo (Assumption of St. Mary) in Church

3. Bible Readings for Shunoyo (Assumption of St. Mary) (August 15)

4. Sermons for Shunoyo (Assumption of St. Mary) (August 15)

III. Articles on Shunoyo Feast

5. Dormition versus Assumption

The Orthodox Church teaches that Mary died a natural death, like any human being; that her soul was received by Christ upon death; and that her body was resurrected on the third day after her repose, at which time she was taken up, bodily only, into heaven when the apostles, miraculously transported from the ends of the earth, found her tomb to be empty.  ...

6. A Homily on the Dormition of the Theotokos

Mary's role in this economy, her identity as "Mother," does not end with giving birth or rearing her child. We see her not only at the Annunciation and the birth of Jesus, but also at his first miracle in Cana, at the foot of the Cross, and with the Church at Pentecost. ...

7. Assumption Homily

Think not for a moment that the Assumption places a distance between us and the all-holy Mother of God. Quite the contrary. Her exaltation has made her closer to us than we can dream or imagine. The all-holy Virgin is mother, completely mother, and the desire of every mother is to be close to her children. ...

8. Hymn: Mary Crowned With Living Light

9. Hymn: The Ark Which God Has Sanctified

IV. Malankara World Shunoyo Supplement

Please visit Malankara World Shunoyo Supplement to learn more about St. Mary - nativity, life, death etc. You can find prayers of intercession, homilies, articles etc. too. You will find it here:

10. From Malankara World Journal Archives (Theme: Shunoyo Feast)

Malankara World Journal Issue 299 (August 14, 2015)

Malankara World Journal Issue 232 (August 15, 2014)

Malankara World Journal Issue 157 (August 13, 2013)

Malankara World Journal Issue 90 (August 14, 2012)

Malankara World Journal Issue 18 (August 12, 2011)

V. General Weekly Features

11. Recipe: Grilled Open-Faced Mediterranean Sandwich

12. Family Special: Longing to Comfort

How many times have I refused to allow God to come close in comfort and instead in my anger and lostness, forced Him to a distance in favor of my lonely puddle of fear, confusion, and grief? ...

13. Family Special: Getting Ready for College

This August, as you pack up your minivan or SUV to take your son or daughter off to college, give them one last word of advice. Not about money management or proper nutrition. All well and good, to be sure. Give them a word about their souls, and the importance of a grounded faith. And then pray for them. ....

14. Christian Life: How to Live Like a Daughter of God

Many of us who have found ourselves to be useful in Christian service have found ourselves unable, if we're honest, to connect with God any other way. We do for him, instead of being with him. We become soldiers, instead of brothers and sisters and daughters and sons. This is dangerous, damaging territory, and I've spent too much time there. ...

15. Personal Improvement: Using the 5/25 Rule to Learn to Say 'No'

The 5/25 rule of Warren Buffett:

What are the top 25 things you want to do in life? Now take the top 5 and separate it from the bottom 20. And never look at the bottom 20 again. ....

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