Simeon is unique among the characters we encounter in the Gospel narrative. Many
appear in the nativity story for the purpose of hailing the new Messiah, but
only Simeon lived his life knowing that this was his task and destiny. Simeon
devoted his life to waiting and preparing for a single task: to recognize and
bless his Messiah. ...
I. Mayaltho in Church (Feb 2, 2018)
Bible Readings for Mayaltho (February 2, 2018)
Sermons for Mayaltho (February 2, 2018)
4. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Mayaltho
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II. Lectionary Reflections:
A Word on The Feast of The Entrance of The Most Holy Theotokos Into The Temple
The grace of God gives us the present time for repentance. The love of God
endures the disease of our unbelief. The Lord waits to gather us under His
wings. Let us desire salvation, return to the Church of God with love and
desire for Him, and return to God the temple of our hearts, that the
bounties of the grace of God, imprisoned by our sins, and Heaven may be
'According to Your Word' - Sermon on Luke 2:22-40
Simeon's song of blessing over the child declared that this child was for
all people. God was preparing salvation in the presence of all peoples -
Israel and all the Gentiles. Those near to God and those far. ...
The Sign of Contradiction - Simeon and Anna
Little did the worshippers who thronged the temple that day realize, that the
scripture was being fulfilled in the little peasant couple, making their way
through the crowds, the new mother, having been ritually purified after bearing
her first Son, and the Son having been redeemed according to the law of Moses.
Feast of the Purification (Candlemas) - Historical Background
On this day, exactly 40 days after Christmas, we commemorate Mary's
obedience to the Mosaic law by submitting herself to the Temple for the
ritual purification, as commanded in Leviticus 12:2-4 ...
What Simeon and Anna Teach Us
With the Lord in their daily walk, they had everything they needed or
wanted. By allowing God to work through their talents and their availability,
they experienced the most special gift of all -- being able to see the Lord
Jesus face-to-face. ...
Simeon's Song: What a Way to Go!
Simeon and Anna are standing in for all of Israel in seeing the fulfillment
of all of the prophecies and all of Israel's history coming now before their
III. Featured Articles:
Christmas Season Finale
When Did Christmas Begin?
John 1:14 may not seem like a great Christmas text - but it is the truth behind
the story of the angels and shepherds and the Wise Men and the journey to
Bethlehem. Without this verse, the rest of the story has no meaning. Our text
tells us what really happened 2000 years ago - and what it means for us today.
The Reality of Christmas as an Antidote to Unreal Times
The tangible reality of God's presence among us remains the Christmas
call, the Christian call. God calls us to seek Him in what is. And yet there
is also the mystery of something and someone ever deeper and more real than
we could imagine. ...
What God Wants For Christmas
What does God want from you this year at Christmastime? Justice Ö Mercy Ö
Humility. Rightly understood, those three words form the sum total of your
Christian duty. If you have those things, God will be pleased. ...
What Will You Give Him This Christmas?
Let this Christmas be a time to focus on loving others and loving God. It's a
process, but what a perfect time of year to begin taking steps towards making
things right with a loved one and with God. ...
IV. General Weekly Features
Traditional Foods Used in Candlemas Festivities
Below is a recipe for the classic Crepes Suzette served on Candlemas. ...
Pope Francis: 'Listen to what God is telling you'
Open up your heart and listen to what God is saying to you. Allow your life to
be 'written' by God. Just as the Good Samaritan did when he stopped to help the
stranger, we must all listen to Godís voice and sometimes put our own projects
on hold to do his will. ...
When Did a Message of Love Become a Message of Hate?
This gospel of love had, ironically, become a message of hate to those who
oppose it: "A time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is
offering a service to God" (John 16:2) ...
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