Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
Malankara World Journal Abstracts
Themes: Transfiguration, Psalm 91, Prayer
Volume 7 No. 428 August 4, 2017

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Transfiguration of Jesus
Fra Angelico Florence, Italy-1450

Editor's Note: Shunoyo Feast (Assumption of St. Mary) will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. The Shunoyo Lent for Syriac Orthodox (Jacobite Church) begins on August 10 and ends on August 15. The Malankara Tradition is to observe this lent from August 1 to 15. (15-day Lent). To learn more about Shunoyo Feast and St. Mary, please read the Malankara World Supplement at: 

I. Transfiguration

1. Bible Readings for Transfiguration (August 6) Lec_Transfiguration.htm

2. Sermons for Transfiguration (August 6) Sermon-of-the-week_Transfiguration.htm

3. From Malankara World Journal Archives

Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Transfiguration

Volume 6 No 361: August 5 2016
Volume 5 No 298: August 5 2015
Volume 3 No 155: August 4, 2013
Volume 2 No 88: August 2 2012
Volume 1 No 17: August 5, 2011

II. Lectionary Reflections

4. The Greatness of God (The Transfiguration of Our Lord)

There on the mountaintop Peter, James, and John get a taste of the greatness of God. The Lord Jesus is praying, and the appearance of His face changes. His clothes become not just dazzling white. The Greek text says that His clothes became like lightning. ...

5. Listen to Him

In Jesus' transfiguration today, He is revealed as the One through whom God fulfills his divine plan from of old. ...

6. Transfiguration

On the Mount of Transfiguration, the Apostles saw Christ in glory at a moment when His total surrender to the will of the Father, His final and ultimate acceptance of His own human destiny, became revealed to them. ...

III. Supplement: Psalm 91 - A Powerful Prayer

7. Psalm 91 - A Powerful Prayer - An Anchor in Our Evening Prayer

The key to discovering the Psalm 91 is understanding the "Secret Place" or secret shelter referred in Psalm 91:1-2....

8. Eight Powerful Promises of God from Psalm 91

In whatever troubles we face today, God is the place of refuge we can run to, He is our safe place...

9. I Have Read Psalm 91 Dozens of Times, but Never Noticed THIS!

When life is draining and there seems to be no time or place to rest, these words are reassuring, comforting and encouraging. ...

10. Psalm 91: A Psalm of Safety in A Psalm for All Seasons

Psalm 91 is familiar to us, in its words, for we often sing it in our worship service, and yet both its symbols and its promise of security are foreign to us. First, the poetic portrayals of danger are not common to us. ...

11. Psalm 91: Invitation Into Deep Prayer

A poem of meditation based on Psalm 91

12. Our Quiet Dwelling Place

My unmoving mansion of rest is my blessed Lord. Even when prospects are few and hopes are squashed and joy is waning, I have lost nothing of what I have in God. ...

13. Pressing Through the Pain

Pain is the invitation for God to move in and replace our faltering strength with His...

IV. General Weekly Features

14. Family Special: Five Things Every Couple Needs to do to Have a Strong Marriage

Like any healthy relationship, a good marriage requires work. No matter how compatible a couple may be or how in love they feel, there will be times when unforeseen challenges arise, and it's then that the true foundation of a marriage is revealed. ...

15. Family Special: Six Keys to a Healthy Parent-Child Relationship

A relationship that is characterized by genuine love and affection is likely to be a healthy one. ...

16. Christian Life: Life is Hard, but God is Good

Life is hard. For some, it's impossible....

17. About Malankara World

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