I. This Sunday in Church: 11th Sunday After Pentecost
Bible Readings for This Sunday (August 5)
Sermons for This Sunday (August 5)
Bible Readings for Transfiguration (August
Sermons for Transfiguration (August
5. From Malankara World Journal Archives
Malankara World Journals with the Theme:
Volume 7 No 428: August 4 2017
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
III. Lectionary Reflections on Matthew 18:15-22
My Brother's Keeper - Conflict Among Christians
Jesus calls us to be a community that is not individualistic, but one that
works together to keep each other straight, to keep each other holy. We
cannot be faithful Christians if we see ourselves purely as individuals. ...
Discipline necessarily means confrontation and is established in Christ's call
for us to care for the spiritual growth of one another. We are
required to intervene when Christian friends and family go astray, otherwise sin
might destroy that person. In a real sense, we are our brother's keeper. ...
Before You Unfriend
Jesus talks directly to his followers to tell us what our fellowship is to
be like. If a brother or sister in the faith hurts you, angers you, saddens
you, or does you wrong in any way…you go and talk to them about it directly,
one on one. ..
IV. Featured Articles on Transfiguration
Learning to See - A Homily for the Feast of the Transfiguration
Do you want to see? Then be willing to make the climb with Jesus. He gives
us vision if we climb. He gives us vision if we are immersed in His Word,
which is Scripture and Church teaching. ...
The Transfiguration--and Exodus--of Our Lord
Jesus is our exodus. He is our way out, the way out of death and sin and
the devil's grip. Jesus is our way to, the way to the Father, the way, the
truth, and the life. The way leads through the cross, but we know that it
leads to glory. ...
Trials to Transfiguration
What is it that gives hope, peace, and serene joy to the Christian life?
Briefly, it is the vision of glory, a glimpse into the Promised Land of
Heaven, which the Lord can and does give to His people. ...
Love, Suffering and the Transfiguration
Peter, James and John witness, for just a little while, the glory of
Christ's Divinity shine forth in His humanity. Abram saw God in the symbols
of a cloud of smoke and fire, but, they see God, not in the symbol of a
torch, but in His Incarnated person. ...
V. General Weekly Features
Family - an Orthodox Christian Perspective
Marriage as sacrament was instituted comparatively late in the Christian Church,
but it appears that the soteriological significance of this institution may be
traced as far back as the creation of male and female, as presented in the
Genesis narration. ...
How Should Christians Discipline Their Children?
Raising a child in the "training and instruction
of the Lord" includes restrained, corrective, and, yes, loving physical
Revival Starts with You
People are watching you. So, when you say you will do something, do it. When
you fail at something, admit it. Don't claw and scrape and climb over others
like everyone else.
How You Can Have Hope in Any Circumstance
I recently read about an experiment performed a number of years ago to see
the effect that hope has on those undergoing hardship. ...
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