Holy Qurbana at Sehion Malika, Jerusalem, Israel,
I. This Month in Church -
Lectionary and Sermons
Bible Readings (Lectionary), Sermon
Notes, etc. for each Sunday and special feast
week 1 (June 2) Sunday Before Pentecost
week 2 (June 9) Pentecost
June 14 - Golden Friday
week 3 (June 16) 1st Sunday After Pentecost
week 4 (June 23) 2nd Sunday After Pentecost
7. week 5 (June 30) 3rd
Sunday After Pentecost
II. Bible Study: Old Testament and New Testament Passages That Are Important in Understanding Pentecost
Text and Commentary on Genesis 11:1-9
Babel: the confusion of language.
The people are filled with
pride, and want to make a name for themselves, and to guarantee their own
security by reaching heaven by their own efforts. ...
Text And Commentary on Exodus 19:3-8, 16-20
God promises a Covenant
Text And Commentary on Psalm 104:24-35
Verse 35 of Psalm 104 offers the first instance of “hallelujah” in the psalter, which is
one of the reasons this passage tends to be used on the Day of Pentecost in
celebration of God’s spirit (breath, wisdom) over creation. Just as God is the
source of life for all of creation -- physically, cosmically, and spiritually --
God has created the church and sustained the church, through which all humankind
and creation are interconnected. ...
Text And Commentary on Ezekiel 37:1-14
I will put my Spirit within you, and you
shall live, and I will place you in your own land; then you shall know that
I, the Lord, have spoken, and I have done it, says the Lord. ...
Text And Commentary on Joel 2:28-32 (3:1-5)
The outpouring of the Spirit involves charismatic and prophetical gifts
primarily (moral gifts derive from these). This infusion of the Spirit is
the fulfillment of an ancient promise, found in Numbers 11:16-30 ...
Text And Commentary - Acts 2:1-21
The church birthed at Pentecost carries this deep DNA, to make a home in God’s
life and invite others, in a way they can understand, to make a home in God’s
life, too. ...
Text And Commentary on Romans 8:14-17
The fact of having been adopted as sons by God puts the baptized in close
relationship with Christ. They are literally, as brothers, co-heirs with him to
the rights and responsibilities of the family of God. ...
Text And Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13
The Church's remarkable unity derives from the Holy Spirit who not only assembles
the faithful into a society but also imbues and vivifies its members,
exercising the same function as the soul does in a physical body...
Text And Commentary on John 14:8-17, 25-27
The Holy Spirit will enable us to become communities of peace, distributing it
around the world as an alternative to other understandings of peace that depend
on force and domination. ...
John's Version of The Pentecost (John 20:19-23)
Breathing on the apostles like Jesus did may seem a bit crude but this
action had much religious meaning. In the book of Genesis, we read that God
gave life to the first man by breathing into his nostril (Genesis 2:7) ...
III. Pentecost Special
The First Pentecost
On that Pentecost day, Peter asked the people to repent, to change their way of
life, to seek a new life in Christ. And they responded. The Holy Spirit of
Jesus moved into the valley of dry bones and brought three thousand to life...
A Simple Glass of Water
Much of the Spirit’s action in our lives is not visible to our naked eyes.
This is why not everyone on earth believes what we believe! ...
Importance of Pentecost
The descent upon the apostles was internal and invisible in nature although
accompanied by certain visible phenomena. There came a mighty roar, like the
onrush of a violent wind. It came suddenly, from heaven...
The Spirit of the Lord Filled the Earth – A Homily for Pentecost
The Lord Jesus said to Apostles, and still says to us, "I have come to cast
a fire on the earth" (Luke 12:49). 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. ...
The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, Fear of the Lord
Do Not Take Your Holy Spirit From Me!
The best way not to lose the Holy Spirit in our midst is to watch and pray
that it might not happen. Take nothing for granted. And do not live on past
blessings or dwell too long on yesterday’s victories. Seek the Lord while he
may be found. ...
A Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Who is the Holy Spirit? and
What role does he play in the Christian life?
The 'Harvest of The Spirit'
When Paul speaks of the manifestations of the flesh, he describes them as
"works," but when speaking of the manifestations of the Spirit, he describes
them as "fruit." "Works" suggests something that is an effort: "fruit"
suggests something that is effortless. ...
Malankara World Trinity and Pentecost Supplements
IV. General Weekly Features
Health Special: A Healthy Skin DRINK?
What if I told you that you could drink something... and it would dramatically
improve the way your skin looks and feels? ...
Health: Depression and Anxiety Tied to Cancer Deaths
Recipe: Spicy Black Bean Hummus
Family: Childish or Childlike?
When we find ourselves in authentic relationship with the True Shepherd, to
be transformed by and through the Holy Spirit, then we will have a childlike
Family: Leading Children Through Tough Years
Remember that anyone can raise the easy kid. Guiding an SWC through the
rebellious years takes a pro with a lot of love to give. ...
Personal Growth: Growing
When you're green you grow, when you're ripe you rot. ...
A Heart For Servant Leadership
I'm reminded of Luke 9:62, 'No man, having put his hand to the plough and
looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.' And I'm not looking back...
A Prayer for Seniors
Lord, You know that I am growing older. ...
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