Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from an Orthodox Perspective
Malankara World Journal Abstracts
Theme: God of Sabbath, Mercy
Volume 6 No. 377 September 30, 2016

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Saint Yeldo Mor Baselios, Patron Saint of Malankara World
Saint Yeldho Mor Baselios (Kothamanagalam Bava)

The Feast of Saint Yeldho Mor Baselios, the Patron Saint of
Malankara World, will be celebrated in Kothamangalam
on October 2-3.

Baselios Bava, Pray for us.


I. This Sunday in Church: 3rd Sunday After Sleebo

1. Bible Readings for This Sunday (October 1)

2. Sermons for This Sunday (October 1)

II. Lectionary Reflections: Lord of The Sabbath

3. "The Son of Man is Lord of The Sabbath"

Jesus wants us to follow him in his Sabbath rest.
He wants us to find forgiveness and freedom in him.
He also wants us to live by the commandments.
He wants us to follow these because it's a path of freedom. ...

4. Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

To claim to be Lord of the Sabbath was essentially to claim to be God. And anyone who does that is either God or a blasphemer of the rankest kind. And there really is no middle ground. He is either God as He claimed to be, or He is the supreme blasphemer. You don't have any option in the middle. ---

III. Featured Articles On Mercy

5. Mercy

Our hope of receiving mercy from Christ is in direct proportion to how we have treated others. Eternal life or eternal death hinges on Christ's response. "He who follows righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness and honor" (Proverbs 21:21). ...

6. God's Great Mercy

How does mercy compare with grace? Mercy has respect to man's wretched, miserable condition; grace has respect to man's guilt, which has caused that condition. God gives us mercy to change our condition; He gives us grace to change our position. ...

7. Pope Francis: Church Must be 'Oasis of Mercy,' Not Severe Fortress

The church's very credibility is seen in how she shows merciful and compassionate love. In a word, wherever there are Christians, everyone should find an oasis of mercy. ...

8. 'Blessed Are The Merciful' - Not Those Who Look Out for Number 1

While it might appear paradoxical that people should be merciful, a merciful disposition naturally or supernaturally resonates with the very character of God. Moreover, it is not paradoxical but predictable that those who are merciful will receive mercy. ...

IV. General Weekly Features

9. Family Special: 10 Lies the World Tells You about Marriage

There's a battle over marriages today, and the enemy wants nothing more than to destroy them all. God has a better way, He's the One who created marriage. His words provide guidance, wisdom, strength and hope in all that we face, both now and for the future. ...

10. Family Special: Parents Left Behind?

Compared with their counterparts in developed countries, Indian parents place greater emphasis on their children succeeding. Indian parents are willing to spend more to give their child the opportunity to study abroad as they believe students receive a more rounded education and experience abroad. ...

11. Christian Persecution: Christians 'Hung On A Cross Over Fire', Steamrollered And Crushed To Death In North Korea

Christians in North Korea face rape, torture, enslavement, and being killed for their faith, a damning new report from Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has warned. ...

12. Self Improvement: 5 Signs You Might be Losing Your Cool Too Often

Have you ever wondered if you might be losing your cool too often? How do we know? And what do we do about it? Here are 5 tips that will help you determine if you are losing your cool too often. ...

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