On March 25, 2018 we celebrate the Palm Sunday, the
Triumphant Entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. This is the beginning of the Passion Week or Holy Week, during which we remember and meditate on the passion of Jesus Christ during the last days of His life on the earth. Sunday, March 25 is also the day of the Annunciation to
St. Mary when Angel Gabriel informed her that she was selected to bear the son of God in human nature. As this is a very important event, the Annunciation Service will precede
the celebration of the Palm Sunday in the church.]
I. Palm Sunday in Church
Bible Readings for Palm Sunday (March 25)
Palm Sunday (March 25)
3. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Palm Sunday
Malankara World Passion Week Supplement
Malankara World has a supplement that
provides detailed information about Passion Week including articles, prayers,
sermons, etc. You will find it here:
Passion Week Supplement in Malankara World
Malankara World has developed a daily plan of bible
readings, meditations, reflections, and prayers for Passion Week.
You will find it here:
Today in Passion Week
II. Also This Sunday in Church - Annunciation to St. Mary
Bible Readings for
Annunciation (March 25)
Annunciation (March 25)
7. Malankara World Supplement on St. Mary
For more articles, hymns, prayers, and eBooks on St. Mary, please visit
Malankara World Supplement on St. Mary
8. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Annunciation to St. Mary
Volume 7 No 448 Nov 24 2017
Volume 6 No 384 Nov 18 2016
Volume 5 No 314: Nov 20 2015
Volume 5 No 271: Mar 24 2015
Volume 4 No 247: Nov 21, 2014
Volume 3 No 132: Mar 21 2013
Volume 2 No 111: Nov 29 2012
Volume 2 No 110: Nov 22 2012
Volume 2 No 65: Mar 22 2012
Volume 1 No 39: Nov 17 2011
III. Lectionary Reflections:
9.Palm Sunday: The Victory of Humility
His earthly beginning was frightfully humble. And his earthly end would be no
different. The wood of the manger prefigured the wood of the cross. ...
Let us go together to meet Christ on the Mount of Olives. Today he returns
from Bethany and proceeds of his own free will toward his holy and blessed
passion, to consummate the mystery of our salvation. ...
Let's Go to the Temple with Jesus
There are at least 3 groups of people appear in this narrative...Which group do you think you belong to?
The Triumphal Entry of the Messiah King
Just as shocking today is that would-be disciples still cry out, "Salvation
Now." When Jesus hears that cry and takes them down a road that resembled His
triumphal entry, they rear back when they see their own cross just over the
IV. Meditations for Holy Week
Holy Week: The Stage is Set
The stage is being set for Our Lordís culminating act on this earth. His
physical body is being anointed in preparation for this finale. ...
The Road to Jerusalem
The way Jesus marched to his death leaves no doubt: he had come to earth for
this moment. The journey to the cross had begun long before leaving Jericho. As
the echo of the crunching of the fruit was still sounding in the Garden of Eden,
Jesus was leaving for Calvary. ...
Mary's Extravagant Gift
She was the only one who believed him. Whenever he spoke of his death, the
others shrugged or doubted, but Mary believed. Mary believed because he spoke
with a firmness she'd heard before. ...
Jesus Purges the Temple
It was Passover week. The Passover was the highlight of the Jewish calendar.
People came from all regions and many countries to be present for the
Meditation: John 12:1-11
As we begin Holy Week, in a special way, we "have" Jesus all week long with
us. He knows that we will face lots of competing needs, distractions, and
V. General Weekly Features
Pesaha Appam Recipes
Pesaha appam is a traditional favorite especially in the
Northern Part of Kerala. If you haven't made them before make some this year
from the easy to make recipes listed here.
Recipe for Chorukka - Bitter Drink for Good Friday
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