Ever wonder why or how Mary was selected by God to bear the human nature of
Jesus? Mary was an ordinary woman in an unknown hamlet of Israel. Not much
education or status; definitely not a royalty although she was from the
bloodline of David. I believe that God was pleased by the humility of Mary.
We see time and time again, God picks ordinary people for extraordinary
tasks. People like ....
I. This Sunday in Church - Annunciation to St. Mary
Bible Readings for This Sunday (November 22)
Sermons for This Sunday (November 22)
4. Malankara World Supplement on St. Mary
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Malankara World Supplement on St. Mary
5. From Malankara World Journal Archives
Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Annunciation to St. Mary
Volume 5 No 271: March 24 2015
Special: Annunciation to St. Mary
Volume 4 No 247: November 21, 2014
Theme: Lessons from St. Mary - Faith
Volume 3 No 132: Mar 21 2013
Palm Sunday and Annunciation to St. Mary
Volume 2 No 111: Nov 29 2012
Theme: Advent - Magnificat, The Canticle of Mary
Volume 2 No 110: Nov 22 2012
Theme: Advent - Annunciation to St. Mary
Volume 2 No 65: March 22 2012
Volume 1 No 39: November 17 2011
The Eternal King is Coming - Jesus' Birth Foretold
Luke was also concerned to contrast the attitudes of Zechariah, the embodiment
of the establishment, and Mary, the representative of the "Poor of Yahweh".
Zechariah's questioning had expressed his reluctance to believe. Mary's question
was purely for further information. Her response was one of total openness to
the will of God. ...
Annunciation To St. Mary
An archangel was sent from Heaven to say to the Theotokos:
Rejoice! And beholding Thee, O Lord, taking bodily form,
he was amazed and with
his bodiless voice he stood crying
to Her such things as these: ...
II. This Week's Featured Articles
A Woman Wrapped in Silence - A Meditation for the Feast of the Annunciation
Yes, Mother Mary is a woman wrapped in silence. We know so little, for she is
reflective, quiet, saying little, silently standing by, silently supportive in
Jesus' publicly ministry. And now, again silently, she is at the foot of the
Cross. Yes this is the Mary, the mother that I know. A woman of faith but also
human being like you and me. ...
The Key to Understanding Mary - The Second Eve
We see three of the most important fathers of the second and third century
bearing witness to the implication of the Genesis 3:15 prophecy, that after
the woman of Genesis 3 there will come a second woman, a second Eve, who
will give birth to Christ while still a virgin. Thus Mary helps rectify what
Eve brought about. Eve brought sin and death into the world by her
relationship with the first Adam, from whom we inherit Original Sin, while
Mary brought helped bring holiness and life into the world by her
relationship to the Second Adam, the Lord Jesus Christ. ...
Hymns Of The Annunciation Feast
III. General Weekly Features
Health: How to Prevent a Second (and First) Heart Attack Thru Diet
If you're one of the persons who have survived a heart attack, or
if you've been diagnosed with heart disease, take heart. You can take control of
your heart health with the knowledge that certain foods have been shown to quell
inflammation, which is the root cause of plaque buildup in the arteries. ...
Recipe: Sweet Potato Soup - A Recipe From Down Under
Recipe: Autumn Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup
I love to make soup on Sundays, especially when it's cold outside and my family
is curled up on the sofa watching football. There's something so relaxing about
it - clearing out the produce drawer, slow-cooking onions in butter, stirring a
big pot as it simmers on the stove - and it makes the house smell so inviting!
This savory soup with a hint of sweetness and spice is one of my new favorites.
Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
Family Special: Lazy? Needy? The Top 13 Relationship Deal Breakers
A series of six studies published together in the Personality and Social
Psychology Bulletin found that people put more emphasis on negative traits than
positive ones while evaluating a potential mate. In other words, a deal-breaking
trait hurts a potential mate's chances more than the average deal-making
characteristic helps. ...
Paris Massacre - When Terror Strikes - How Do We Deal With The Fear?
The darker this world gets, the brighter our light shines. Hang on to God, my
friends. He is our hope.
The LORD is my light and my salvation - so why should I be afraid? The LORD is
my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? When evil
people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble
and fall. Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even
if I am attacked, I will remain confident. ...
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