Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
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Theme: Pentecost Special
Volume 8 No. 481 May 18, 2018

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The Pentecost by Giotto di Bondone (ca. 1266 - 1337), Assisi, Upper Basilica
The Pentecost
by Giotto di Bondone (ca. 1266 - 1337), Assisi, Upper Basilica

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
Acts 2:1-4

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Pentecost Sunday in Church

1. Bible Readings for Pentecost Sunday (May 20)

http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Library/Lectionary/Lec_Pentecost.htm

2. Sermons for Pentecost Sunday (May 20)

http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Library/Sermons/Sermon-of-the-week_Pentecost.htm

3. Malankara World Trinity and Pentecost Supplements

The concept of Trinity is difficult to understand; but it is the cornerstone of Christian Faith. Malankara World has an infocenter specifically devoted to Trinity. You can find it here:
http://www.Malankaraworld.com/Library/Faith/Trinity/Default.htm

A Special chapter on the Triune God can be found in Malankara World Issue 400: The Triune God
http://www.malankaraworld.com/Newsletter/MWJ/MWJ400/MWJ_400_supp4.htm

Learn more about Pentecost, Holy Spirit and the Birthday of the Church in our Pentecost Infocenter.
http://www.Malankaraworld.com/Library/Pentecost/Default.htm

Malankara World Journal Specials on Pentecost

Volume 7 No 419 June 2, 2017
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJA_419.htm

Pentecost Special

Volume 6 No 349 May 13 2016
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJA_349.htm
Pentecost Special

Volume 5 No 287: May 22, 2015
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_287.htm
Pentecost Special

Volume 4 No 222: June 5, 2014
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_222.htm
Pentecost Special

Volume 3 No 143: May 16 2013
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_143.htm
Pentecost Special

Volume 2 No 78: May 24 2012
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_78.htm
Pentecost Special

Volume 1 No 9: June 10, 2011
http://www.MalankaraWorld.com/Newsletter/MWJ_9.htm
Pentecost Special

II. Pentecost Reflections

4. From Tabernacles to Pentecost

Pentecost is about the gospel going out to all the world, calling people to repentance and faith in Christ. The message is still the same: The rivers of living water are flowing out from Christ to you! ...

5. Pentecost - the Birthday of the Church

The Church was made manifest to the world on the day of Pentecost, by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The gift of the Spirit ushers in a new era in the 'dispensation of the mystery' the age of the Church, during which Christ manifests....

6. The Spirit of the Lord Filled the Earth

This is a feast about fire, a transformative, refining, purifying fire that the Lord wants to kindle in us and in this world. It is about a necessary fire. For as the Lord first judged the world by fire, the present heavens and the earth are reserved for fire. ...

7. The Day Heaven Burst Open

Pentecost is breaking down the walls of the cocoon of despair and fear. Pentecost is the powerful entry of the Holy Spirit into our lives to rearrange our world in surprisingly new ways. ...

8. Letting the Holy Spirit Work

Why has the Spirit come into this world? What does God's Holy Spirit want to do in the life of the unbeliever? The Holy Spirit is very involved in the actual work of conversion. ...

9. Hymn: COME DOWN O LOVE DIVINE

III. Supplement: Holy Spirit

10. Who is the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is a fire of Divine Love that comes to touch us and refine us in an ardent desire to possess God. It gives us a passion for God, it destroys all the earthly affections because it opens our spiritual eyes to see how precious God is. ...

11. Holy Spirit And Trinity

Although the actual form of the thing done was exceeding wonderful, and undoubtedly in that exultant chorus of all human languages the Majesty of the Holy Spirit was present, yet no one must think that His Divine substance appeared in what was seen with bodily eyes. For His Nature, which is invisible and shared in common with the Father and the Son, showed the character of His gift and work by the outward sign that pleased Him...

12. The First Pentecost

The Greek traveler stood bewildered in the Jerusalem crowd. What was happening? All about him Jews from many nations milled excitedly and pointed to a group in the center of the square. ...

13. The Light Shining in Darkness

One of the roles of the Holy Spirit is to draw us even closer to the Lord. He also is the One who guides us through each day. ...

14. Christianity - A Lifestyle Inspired by Holy Spirit

The indwelling of the Holy Spirit gives the person the ability to discern the evil from virtue, devil from God and a very rare and unique ability to foresee Satanís hidden traps presented in apparently pleasing and acceptable manner. ...

15. Promises of the Holy Spirit - From Old Testament to New Testament

I will give you a new heart, and put a new spirit within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and will give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit in the midst of you: and I will cause you to walk in my commandments, and to keep my judgments, and do them. ..

16. The Twelve Fruits of The Holy Spirit

17. The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

18. Poem: Seven Gifts

Today there are Seven Gifts
lavishly given for each according to his need.

19. Pentecost - The Holy Spirit abides in the Human soul

The indwelling of the Holy Spirit has a profound effect on the person, for by this action a transformation is begun. The soul has come into contact with God and cannot remain the same. ...

20. Come Holy Spirit, Come

Come Holy Spirit, come, we have received the body and blood of Jesus, fill us with His spirit, His purity and His goodness. ...

21. Novena Of The Holy Spirit

Who are you, sweet light, that fills me
And illumines the darkness of my heart? ...

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