I. Attack on The Patriarch
Suicide Attack Kills 3 at Christian Massacre Memorial in Syria
Patriarch Aphrem II Offers Thanks to God and Condemns the Terrorist Attack in Qamishly
Statement Issued by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate
of Antioch and All the East
II. This Sunday in Church: 6th Sunday After Pentecost
Bible Readings for This Sunday (June 26)
Sermons for This Sunday (June 26)
III. This week In Church
- June 26 - Apostles' Lent Begins
- June 29 - Apostles' Lent Ends
- June 29 - Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul
- June 30 - Feast of 12 Apostles
- July 3 - St. Thomas Day
From Malankara World Journal Archives
Malankara World Journals with the Theme: St. Peter and St. Paul
Volume 5 No 292: June 26 2015
Volume 4 No 225: June 27, 2014
Volume 3 No 149: June 27 2013
IV. Featured This Week: The Apostles
Peter's Impulsive Self-Confidence
Prior to Jesus' death, Peter's trust in himself rather than God distorted his
judgment concerning loyalty to Jesus. Like a self-willed child, Peter often
heard and believed only what he wanted to. He failed to grasp the Lord's warning
that his faith would be severely tested. ...
What should we learn from the life of Paul? Who was Paul?
There is much we can learn from the life of the Apostle Paul. Far from
ordinary, Paul was given the opportunity to do extraordinary things for the
kingdom of God. The story of Paul is a story of redemption in Jesus Christ
and a testimony that no one is beyond the saving grace of the Lord. ...
The doubt of St. Thomas is described in the eastern orthodox tradition as
"blessed", for it was not a doubt of resistance to truth, but one that
desperately desired a truthful answer - a " doubt which gave birth to faith"
- when the answer was revealed. ...
The Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ
The Apostles started the process from an established ecclesiastical perspective and
we are a continuation of that same process and calling. Sanctification in itself
had no beginning; for God is holy from eternity and has always been sanctifying
all creation outside of himself starting with the angels to humankind. ...
Jesus Describes His True Followers
What kind of people are eternally blessed of God? They are people who have
repented of their sins. They are those who have made Jesus their Lord and
are destined to spend eternity in God's kingdom. They can be recognized by
how they live their lives. ....
What It Means To Follow Jesus
Here is the first important part of what it means to follow Jesus. Jesus finds
the person he wants to follow him. Philip doesn't go looking for a guru. ... He is "found" by Jesus.
Found, discovered, I guess, called, we might say, to be a follower of Jesus. ...
V. General Weekly Features
Recipe: Mutton Korma
Family Special: How to Make a Bad Day Better
Bad days happen, but they don't have to undo us.
No matter how difficult our day, we can always end it on a better note with God.
The Examen is a powerful prayer tool to help you find glimmers of God even on
your worst days. You might be surprised to learn that it comes from Ignatius of
Loyola, who taught his Jesuit followers to look back over each day using five
Why is White-Collar Crime on the Rise?
White-collar crimes include identity theft, cheating on taxes, health-care
fraud – crimes as readily committed by employees at the local big-box store
as suits in penthouse offices. ...
Broken Trust on Humanity - Blame It on Cheating
Swami Vivekanand had said that even if he is cheated by human beings a thousand times,
he is not going to lose his faith in humanity even by an iota. This sentence
remained the basis of my thinking and shall remain so for ever. ...
Growing Up in India: 1970s-90s
Superb stuff for those who grew up during the 70-90s in middle class India ,
here are some things that you can identify with…… (share it with your kids too.)
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