Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
Malankara World Journal Abstracts
Theme: Kohne Sunday, Priesthood
Volume 7 No. 397 February 10, 2017

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Ordination of Deacon Imad Yousif Al-Banna to Priesthood by HH Patriarch
Ordination of Deacon Imad Yousif Al-Banna to Priesthood
by HH Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All The East
Sts. Peter and Paul Syriac Orthodox Church
Southfield, Michigan
January 27, 2017

Photo by Dr. Jacob Mathew, Malankara World

"Priesthood should be a ministry to the needy and poor. A priest must emulate our Lord Jesus Christ who gave Himself for the sake of others. In the same way, a priest must serve others and sacrifice his desires and worldly ambitions in order to make better the lives of those whom he is entrusted."

HH Ignatius Aphrem II,
Patriarch of Antioch and All The East
From a sermon given at St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral, Baghdad


I. This Sunday in Church: Kohne Sunday (Departed Clergy)

1. Bible Readings for This Sunday (February 12)

2. Sermons for This Sunday (February 12)

3. From Malankara World Journal Archives

Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Priesthood

Volume 6 No 327 January 22 2016
Kohne Sunday

Volume 4 No 196: February 13, 2014
Featured: Priesthood

Volume 3 No 122: Jan 24 2013
Theme: Holy Priesthood

II. Featured Articles: Priesthood

4. Priesthood

The word 'priest' is designated for a clergyman who spiritually serves people and their needs. The Jewish people referred to the person who offered sacrifices and oblations as a priest. ...

5. The Honor of Priesthood

Priesthood is a great honor as it is a consecration of the work with God for the salvation of the souls of the people of God. ...

6. Give Respect and Earn Respect - A Bull To Priests in The Knanaya Archdiocese

Extremely interesting as His Eminence Kuriakose Severiose, Senior Metropolitan of Knanaya Archdiocese go over the roles and responsibilities and protocol for interaction between the priests and the laity.

7. Priest - Beholding The Glory of The Lord With Open Face

We need men who have their gaze directed to God, to understand true humanity. We need men whose intellects are enlightened by the light of God, and whose hearts God opens, so that their intellects can speak to the intellects of others, and so that their hearts are able to open up to the hearts of others. Only through men who have been touched by God, can God come near to men. ...

8. Priests Who Pray

Prayer necessarily occupies a central place in the life of the priest. This is not hard to understand, since prayer fosters the disciple’s intimacy with his Master, Jesus Christ. We all know that when prayer lessens, faith is weakened and the ministry loses content and meaning. ...

9. Bishops and Priests Must Serve Their People with Simplicity and Christ-like Love

Orthodoxy has traditionally avoided clericalism, yet in more recent times this very corruption of priestly service has entered the doors of the Orthodox Church. It has led some clergy to seek out, for personal gain, even the heavy burden of hierarchical service to Christ's Church. ...

10. People Can't Forgive a Priest Attached to Money

Pope Francis appealed for God to grant believers the courage to embrace Christian poverty, saying people cannot forgive a priest who is attached to money. ...

11. Seven Lessons Pastors Can Learn from a Fallen Pastor

Whenever a pastor falls, especially one who is famous (or infamous), it affords the church in general and pastors specifically an opportunity to do some serious reflection. ...

12. Clergy and Laymen in 21st Century - Who Needs Whom?

Most churches in America and Europe that belongs to Syriac Orthodox (People of Middle East origin) Church have very poor attendance, and in some cases only clergy remains! This will soon happen to the second and third generation immigrants of our church in American and European continents. Does any one care? ...

III. General Weekly Features

13. Family Special: 10 Awful Things You'll Never Regret Doing to Your Wife

Practice these 10 scandalous things in your marriage and you'll be surprised at how sometimes awful things can create something awfully beautiful. ...

14. Family Special: Five Reasons Failure is Good for Your Kids

Failure is inevitable, but it doesn't have to paralyze our children. In fact, when handled correctly, failure can be a tool that encourages our children to take healthy risks, persevere in times of struggle, and properly handle self-disappointment. ...

15. Self Improvement: A Lesson From Abe Lincoln on 'Disarming' Your Adversaries

The 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was one of the best when it came to mastering the art of positive persuasion - what I often refer to as Winning Without Intimidation. He knew how to make friends out of enemies, and keep conflict to a minimum. ...

16. What Do You Want (In Life)?

Josh didn't understand why he was frustrated and dissatisfied with his life. He's 38 years old, works hard and is successful in his profession. Everyone told him he was doing well and was a lucky man. ...

17. Do This for Your Health!

It's so easy to let the pressures and distractions of life pull our thoughts away from the Father. It doesn't take long before we are so focused on earthly things that we feel overwhelmed and all stressed out. ...

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