Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from an Orthodox Perspective
Malankara World Journal Abstracts
Theme: Prayer
Volume 6 No. 364 August 26, 2016

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Hoosoyo (Absolution) Service at the Family and Youth Conference, 2016
Hoosoyo (Absolution) Service at the Family and Youth Conference
of the Malankara Archdiocese of Syrian Orthodox Church in N. America,
July 23, 2016, Emmitsburg, Maryland, USA

Foreground (left): Rev. Fr. Thomas Kora Pulpparayil, Vicar of
St. Mary's Syriac Orthodox Church, Livermore, CA
and St. Basil's Syriac Orthodox Congregation, Sacramento, CA
Member of Malankara World Board

Center: Rev. Fr. Binu Thomas, Vicar, St. George SO Church, OK
Right: Rev. Fr. Joel Jacob, Vicar: St. George SO Church, Cateret, NJ

Photo for Malankara World by Dr. Jacob Mathew


Editor's Note:

Ettu Nomb (8-day Lent) leading to the Birth of St. Mary, The Theotokos, on September 8 begins on Thursday, September 1. Although this is not a canonically required lent, it is one of the most popular lent in our church. Many people vouch for the power of intercession of St. Mary. Malankara World will have several special editions to help the devotees to reflect on what we can learn from the life of St. Mary. These will be short articles. Each issue will have only 3-4 articles. This can be supplemented by the archived issues of prior years. We hope you will have a blessed ettu nomb.

Morth Mariam Yoldath Aloho (Mother Of God) Pray For Us.

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

1. Bible Readings for This Sunday (August 28) Lec_2nd_sunday-after-shunoyo.htm

2. Sermons for This Sunday (August 28) Sermon-of-the-week_2nd-sunday-after-Shunoyo.htm

3. From Malankara World Journal Archives

Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Prayer MWJ_364_this_week.htm#archives

II. Lectionary Reflections: Prayer

4. Ask and You Shall Receive

We are often wrong about what to ask for, because we misidentify what will really make us happy. God knows us better than we know ourselves, since He created us. ....

5. Everyone Who Asks

 Jesus' approach to prayer suggests that the desires of our hearts ought to be shaped not by the values of our culture, or our own selfish interests, but by the principles of the kingdom--compassion, peace, justice, freedom, and new life. ...

6. How Much More?

"How much more" in different contexts has very different meanings. ...

7. Stronger than the Strong Man

Yes, we are weak but he is strong. Enemies surround us, but he protects us. The devil would have us, but we belong to Christ.  ...

8. Praying with Fervency

Daniel saw prayer as an opportunity to express the passion and fervency of his heart to the God he loved and served. ...

III. General Weekly Features

9. Health: Researchers report mushrooms can provide as much vitamin D as supplements

These results provide evidence that ingesting mushrooms which have been exposed to ultraviolet light and contain vitamin D2, are a good source of vitamin D that can improve the vitamin D status of healthy adults. ...

10. Recipe: Nectarine And Black Pepper Cheesecake

This famed chef's Italian Twist On Cheesecake is simply tantalizing. ...

11. Family Special: Don't Take Your Spouse for Granted

If we don't make our mate feel honored and respected, we may find our spouse looking for recognition somewhere else. ...

12. Family Special: Five Things You're Not Doing for Your Wife (And Should Be)

Husbands, do you ever wish that your wife came with an instruction manual of how to make her happy? ...

13. Family Special: Having and Raising Good Kids

There is no magic formula for having kids, let alone having them turn out well. Many couples remain childless after years of agonizing prayer. ...

14. Career: Seven Secrets from the Smartest Businessman I Know

If a business idea isn't working, cut it. Don't waste valuable time trying to make a wrong a right. Surprisingly, most smart people have a hard time with this. ...

15. Personal Reflections Listening To Myself

I realized that there are many times when I don't pay attention to what I know. I get so caught up in consciously thinking about and solving things that I don't allow my inner wisdom to be heard. ...

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