1. Archbishop HE Yeldho Mor Titus - 13th Anniversary of Consecration as Bishop
(January 4, 2017)
I. Denho Feast in Church (January 6)
Bible Readings for Denho Feast (January 6)
Sermons for Denho Feast (January 6)
II. This Sunday in Church
Bible Readings for This Sunday (January 8)
Sermons for This Sunday (January 8)
6. From Malankara World Journal Archives
Malankara World Journals with the Theme: John The Baptist
Volume 6 No 323 January 5 2016
Volume 5 No 258: January 9 2015
Volume 3 No 119: January 10 2013
III. Lectionary Reflections: Theophany
Why Did Jesus Insist on Being Baptized
If baptism is necessary for the forgiveness of sins, why did Jesus insist on
being baptized by his cousin, John? And if baptism, as St. Peter wrote, "now
saves you … through the resurrection of Jesus Christ" (1 Pet 3:21), why
would the Messiah deem it appropriate, even necessary, to be baptized? ...
A Sermon On The Day Of Theophany
Today the nature of the waters is sanctified. Today the Son of God is baptized
in the waters of the Jordan, having no need Himself of cleansing, but in order
to cleanse the sinful human race from defilement. ...
The Feast of the Baptism of our Lord
God is revealed to us in all God's three-personed godliness in the moment of
Jesus' baptism. It is a moment we uniquely recall when we baptize; when you were
baptized. In communion, we call on the risen Jesus to be known to us in the
breaking of the bread, but in baptism we expect all three persons of the
Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, to be present and involved. ...
Theophany - The Baptism of the Lord
Today's Feast proves to the world that Christ is both God and man, that He
has two natures. On the one hand, the Father calls Him 'My beloved Son' and
the Spirit bears witness. On the other hand, as St John the Baptist shows in
his humility that he is unworthy even to undo Christ's shoelaces, the
sinless human nature of Christ did not need baptism. ...
Jesus - Who Simply Stood With Sinners
Jesus simply stood with sinners, with those who have been broken by life.
Jesus, who felt no need to offer an explanation, but who simply stepped into
the cleansing waters of baptism with all the rest of us who do, in fact, so
need it. ...
IV. Supplement: Epiphany
Epiphany: the Festival of Adoration
When a soul perceives the light of Christ, that soul is compelled to adore. Thus
do we hear in the Holy Gospel: "And entering into the house, they found the
child with Mary his mother, and falling down they adored him." (Matthew 2:11).
Light in Darkness
From the very beginning, Jesus is worshipped by shepherds and angels, by
commoners and royalty, and, perhaps more importantly, by Jews and Gentiles
alike. The light that dawned with the birth of Jesus was a light that shines
for all people (Jn.
All human beings are made in the image of God. We are like God. God is light
and in God, there is no darkness at all. Because the spark or light of God
is in each and every person, when we see exploding lights in the sky, we all
go ooooooohhhh….ahhhhhh. All human beings
react positively and appreciatively to light because we are made in the image of
God; we are like God who is light itself and the light itself is in all of us.
Wise Men Still Seek Him
Seek the Lord. Not blindly, or haphazardly, but under the guidance of the Holy
Spirit - thinking…praying…meditating on His word. ...
Gifts of Magi
V. General Weekly Features
13 Foods That Help You Sleep
Eat your way to health, weight loss... And sleep!? These foods help you sleep the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
Recipe: Apple Walnut Crisp
This fall-favorite dessert is perfect for any time of the year. Have all the
taste of apple pie without any of the guilt. This sweet treat has only
160 calories per serving and is a perfect size for your next family get-together!
Family Special: Setting Goals for a Good Year of Marriage
More than good intentions, goals help you put in place concrete steps to
create a different life, and a different kind of love. Goals are simply
dreams with deadlines. So take some time to dream together! ...
Family Special: The Influence of Grandparents
Grandparents today are not only needed in a supportive role to their
daughters and sons, a surprising number of them have been given full custody
of their grandchildren. They raised their children many years ago and
thought their parenting job was done. ...
The Number One Lesson I Learned from Stephen King
No matter how horrific your situation right now, no matter how dark the days
seem, no matter how deep the dips in life have taken you, that there is
always a shred of hope if you look to find it. ...
Happiness Is Intentional!
Happiness is intentional and it serves us best when we use it to serve others.
Share a genuine smile and you bestow an undeniable gift to others. ...
It's Good for Your Character
God uses the routine, the difficult, even the painful to develop in us
qualities of Christlike character that can be learned in no other way. ...
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