Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from an Orthodox Perspective
Malankara World Journal Abstracts
Theme: Thanksgiving Special
Volume 6 No. 385 November 22, 2016

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Happy Thanksgiving from Malankara World!
Come, You Thankful People
Let us praise the Holy Trinity,
To whom belongeth Worship,
To whom belongeth Praise,
To whom belongeth Glory,
To the Father, and
To the Son, and
To the Holy Spirit
Now and Always and
Unto the Ages of Ages.

(Picture background flower design by Prem Puthur Family)


1. Foreword

This Thursday, November 24, 2016, is celebrated as the Thanksgiving Day in the US. Having a grateful heart is an important part of Christian living. We hardly ever give any credit to God for the blessings, grace and mercy we received. Let us examine the importance of gratefulness for Christians. ...

I. Thanksgiving

2. Thanksgiving Hymn

Come, you thankful people,
and let us praise the Holy Trinity ...

3. What's the Best Thanks to Give?

I believe it is the thanks that comes from taking an inventory of our lives and seeing with fresh eyes how all the events have brought us to this moment in time. ...

4. 5 Ways to Teach Your Kids to be Grateful

Teaching your children to be grateful for the blessings in their lives is an important lesson for all ages. Chances are, you sometimes need the reminder too! Here are five ways to incorporate lessons of gratitude in your family. ...

5. 7 Astonishing Reasons to be Thankful When You're Waiting

Over the years, I have learned that waiting on the Lord one of the most potentially sanctifying (and necessary) aspects of the Christian life. ...

6. The Trouble with Thanksgiving Gratitude

Feeling forced to say "thanks" at Thanksgiving dinner? Here are four exercises to help get the gratefulness going. ...

7. 5 Tips to Survive (& Thrive) amidst Thanksgiving Chaos

This is should be a time of thankfulness - of gladness - not a time of madness. Not a time to push buttons. Not a time to get flustered. ...

8. Service to Others as Thanksgiving to God

Our service to others results in thanksgiving to God (the abundance of many thanksgivings to God) on many different levels and by many different people...

9. From MWJ Archives: Malankara World Journals with the Theme - Thanksgiving

Volume 5 No 315: November 24, 2015
Volume 4 No 248: November 26, 2014
Volume 3 No 180: November 28, 2013
Volume 2 No 109: November 19 2012
Volume 1 No 40: November 24 2011

II. Thanksgiving Features (Contd..)

10. The Gratitude Attitude

An Inspirational Thanksgiving story.

11. Giving Thanks before Thanksgiving

We all know as adults that we appreciate being thanked. Yet, when it comes to giving thanks to our heavenly father, we so often miss the mark. ..

12. Gratitude Napkins

Another inspirational story of Thanksgiving.

13. Why You Should Be Thankful This Holiday Season

Mother Who Lost 3 Children In Plane Crash Explains Her Reasons For Gratitude. ...

14. Give Thanks Today

Today, remember to give thanks for the ways God has blessed you, and think about all the things He has done. Big and small, meaningful or bizarre, write them out or say them aloud. I think the list will grow longer than you would believe. ...

III. Recipes (From MWJ Issue 315)

9. Foolproof Whole Turkey

10. Turkey Stuffing

11. My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe

12. Turkey Wraps

13. Roasted Spicy Seasoned Pumpkin Seeds

14. Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple

15. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

16. Butternut Squash Soup Shooters

17. Avocado Cheesecakes with Spicy Tomato Chutney

18. Fruited Punch

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