Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
Malankara World Journal Abstracts
Theme: Faith, Born Again
Volume 7 No. 394 January 20, 2017

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HH Aboon Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All The East,
Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, celebrating The Divine Liturgy
at the St. Peters and St. Paul's Syriac Orthodox Church, Southfield, MI on May 11, 2014.

His Holiness will return to St. Peters and St. Paul's Syriac Orthodox Church on January 27, 2017 for ordaining Deacon Imad Yousif Al-Banna as a priest. Holy Father will be assisted in The Divine Liturgy and in the Ordination by His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak, Patriarchal Vicar for the Archdiocese of the Eastern United States. The celebration of the Divine Liturgy will start at 4:00 PM.

Photo by Dr. Jacob Mathew, Malankara World


I. This Sunday in Church: Third Sunday After Denho

1. Bible Readings for This Sunday (January 22)

2. Sermons for This Sunday (January 22)

II. Lectionary Reflections: Born Again

3. Born Again

Our birth and our re-birth are not random events. They are carefully crafted components of Godís plan for Creation. And as such they involve God in totality: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. ...

4. Rebirth As Explained by Jesus To Nicodemus

Have YOU looked up at Jesus? Have you looked up in faith and confession? ...

5. Born How?

Among the early Christians, the contrast of Flesh and Spirit stands for two whole ways of being, and certainly being trapped in a defensive posture and the counter-attack is a part of the way of being denoted by the flesh...

III. Featured Articles: Faith

6. Faith That Leads Us to God

The most famous verse in the Bible declares that "God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life" (John 3:16). ...

7. Apostolic Doctrine: Just Whose Recipe is it Anyway?

One of the most powerful reasons for embracing Orthodoxy is to be found in the Church's insistence that she holds to the evangelical and apostolic doctrine of the Ancient Church. ...

8. Abraham's Life of Faith

Living a life of faith means never knowing where you are being led. But it does mean loving and knowing the One who is leading. ...

9. Three Foundations of the Christian Faith

To follow Jesus means change, change and more change. ...

IV. General Weekly Features

10. Recipe: (Winter) Sustenance Stew

A winter warmer that's creamy, without the cream. ...

11. Family Special: Five Powerful Ways to Teach Your Kids Strong Moral Values

It has been rightly said that parenting is not a popularity contest. Parents must have the courage to teach in a way that children will know exactly what is expected of them, and why it's so important. ...

12. Life is Difficult

No one could argue the point that life is punctuated with hardship, heartaches, and headaches. Most of us have learned to face the reality that life is difficult. But unfair? ..

13. Poem: Oh Jesus, You are my God!

14. Power of Dreams/Power of Mind

It has been said that we are Godís hands and feet. What that means is, the Creator uses each and every one of us in the evolution of the Universe. ...

15. About Malankara World

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