Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from an Orthodox Perspective
Malankara World Journal Abstracts
Theme: Church - Unity, Conflicts and Reconciliation
Volume 6 No. 373 September 9, 2016

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Philip Scaria and his Granddaughter at Family Conference 2016
Oh What a Feeling!

Philip Scaria, member of St. Peters Syriac Orthodox Church, Chicago and a member of the Malankara World Board with his grand daughter Angelina Scaria at the Family and Youth Conference of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church in North America held in Mount Saint Mary's University Emmitsburg, MD, July 20-23, 2016.

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I. This Sunday in Church: 4th Sunday After Shunoyo

1. Bible Readings for This Sunday (September 11)

2. Sermons for This Sunday (September 11)

3. From Malankara World Journal Archives

Malankara World Journals with the Theme: No Honor in Hometown

Volume 5 No 303: September 4 2015
Theme: No Honor In Hometown

4. Jesus Not Welcome in His Hometown

For Jesus, this must have been frustrating. Of all the people in the world, those closest to him would have been the first he would want to share good things with. But it was not to be. He tried - but their incredulous response stifled even his capacity to preach and to heal...

II. This Week's Featured Articles

5. Introduction: Conflicts Within Church

I hope that our laity, priests and bishops will listen to what Jesus said and follow the methodology he suggested in resolving conflicts. "Divide and Rule" is not the Christian Way. ...

6. The Church of Sinners - What Jesus Christ Had in Mind

The word, "church," is a very common word used by the Apostle Paul, but in the four gospels, the word, "church," occurs only in two places - Matthew 18, and in Mathew 16. This passage for today from Matthew 18 is describing the inevitable conflicts in the church, and how to solve those conflicts with the Spirit, love and forgiveness of Jesus. ...

7. Unity and Divisions in Church

How can we face the fact that God in His love gave His life for the lost while we reject those for whom He died, ignore them, would like to rule them out of our life because it would be so easy to live only with those people who are no problem for us? ...

8. Reconciliation in Church

Church conflict, as an opportunity to practice reconciliation, can actually be sacramental. ...

9. Why Do Many Miss Experiencing Jesus in Our Parishes? How Can We Change This?

There are many issues that keep people from experiencing his presence in Church. There are also some practices we ought to better observe in order to better manifest the presence of Jesus. Letís consider first some problems and then some remedial practices. ...

10. On Serenity and Severity in Church Discipline

The Lord is saying to us, as for those scandalize others or fall into repeated sin, they are going to have to answer to me one day. But as for you, pray and work for their conversion, show mercy where possible, and leave many things up the God. ...

III. General Weekly Features

11. Family Special: A Time to Be Silent

We urge you to think before you say hurtful and unkind words that will burn in the memory of your spouse for many years. Protect your romantic relationship, even when criticism seems justified. Your love for each other is a precious and fragile flower. Treat it that way. ...

12. Family Special: Confronting the Irresponsible Spouse

Resentment can be a very informative emotion. Resentment tells us about our core expectations, and can also enlighten us as to what is taking place, and what isn't, in our relationships. ...

13. Are you Busy or a Busybody?

In my search to understand the truth about busyness, God led me to our key verse for today from 2 Thessalonians 3:11: "We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies." ...

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