Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
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Theme: Aneede Sunday, Christian Death
Volume 8 No. 461 February 2, 2018

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. This Sunday in Church: Aneede Sunday

1. Bible Readings for This Sunday (February 4)

http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Library/Lectionary/Lec_Aneede-Faithful-Departed.htm

2. Sermons for This Sunday (February 4)

http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Library/Sermons/Sermon-of-the-week_departed-faithful.htm

3. From Malankara World Journal Archives

Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Aneede Sunday, Death

Volume 6 No 398 Feb 17 2017
Aneede Sunday (Departed Faithful)

Volume 6 No 388 Dec 9 2016
Death and Dying

Volume 6 No 328 January 29 2016
Aneede Sunday

Volume 5 No 263: February 6 2015
Aneede - Second Coming - Judgement

More on Death and Life after Death of Faithful Departed are discussed in Malankara World Journal articles on "Raising of Lazar". The following are especially noteworthy:

Volume 4 No 209: April 9, 2014
Lazarus Saturday

Volume 6 No 337 March 16 2016
Lazarus Sat

II. Lectionary Reflections

4. On Forsaking Fear By Remaining Ready

In the Gospel for this weekend (Luke 12:32-40) the Lord Jesus presents a "Recipe for Readiness." He gives this recipe so that we can lay hold of his offer that we not be afraid. ...

5. Where Your Treasure Is

At that moment I realized that my heart is my compass that will always lead me to where my life will find fulfillment. If my heart is damaged by material possessions [fat] or sin and vice [cholesterol], then I will never arrive to or achieve my life purpose. ...

6. Stewards of the Mysteries of God

We, who are the servants of the master of the household, we are the stewards of the Lord, we have received the measure of wheat to disburse to you. ...

III. Featured Articles: Death

7. The Christian Concept of Death

Christianity is a belief, first of all and above all, in the fact that Christ did not remain in the grave, that life shone forth from death, and that in Christ's Resurrection from the dead, the absolute, all-encompassing law of dying and death, which tolerated no exceptions, was somehow blown apart and overcome from within. ...

8. On the Fear of Death

For the faithful, the day we die is the greatest day of our life on this earth. Even if some final purifications await us, the beatific vision for which we long lies just ahead; our exile in this valley of tears is ended. ...

9. Talking To Children About Death

In moments of death impacting a child, the adult will feel inept and without the "right words." This is a "moment of opportunity" for the adult to turn to God, beg for help, and rely upon His infinitely wise guidance. ...

10. The Sorrows of Death Surrounded Me

The sorrows of death surrounded me,
the sorrows of hell encompassed me;
and in my affliction I called upon the Lord,
and He heard my voice from His holy temple. ...

11. Poem: 'Tis a Fearful Thing

'Tis a fearful thing
to love what death can touch. ...

12. Remembering the Dead

Every time we are faced with the death of a loved one or of someone we knew well, the question arises: "What will become of his life, his work, his service to the Church?" The Book of Wisdom tells us that they are in God's hands! The hand is a sign of welcome and protection, it is the sign of a personal relationship of respect and loyalty: to offer one's hand, to shake hands...

IV. General Weekly Features

13. Health: The Six Different Types of Sugar & What's the Healthiest

With the average American consuming almost 20 grams of sugar each day and the consequences that may follow with high intake, the concept of sugar control is stressed now more than ever! ...

14. Recipe: Fish Manchurian Dry Style

15. It's Possible . . . Not Easy!

Endurance that demands blood, sweat, and tears, will be rewarded one day. So get ready for today's obstacle course and run it with patient diligence. ...

16. Finding Strength in Weakness

We all like to think that we are strong, but in reality we are weak. It is part of who we are as humans. ...

17. The Seven Major Negative Emotions (To Be Avoided)

Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time. One or the other must dominate. It is your responsibility to make sure that positive emotions constitute the dominating influence of your mind. ...

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