I. This Sunday in Church - Departed Clergy
This Sunday, being the first Sunday following Nineveh Lent,
the Holy Church remembers all the Departed Clergy.
Bible Readings for This Sunday (January 22)
Sermons for This Sunday (January 22)
3. From Malankara World Journal Archives
Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Priesthood
Volume 6 No 327 January 22 2016
Volume 4 No 196: February 13, 2014
Volume 3 No 122: Jan 24 2013
Theme: Holy Priesthood
Featured: A Jesuit Prayer for Priests
On this Sunday we remember all the departed clergy, But, we should remember
all the clergy, departed or living. Here is a prayer by an Irish Jesuit Father
William Doyle. It expresses the role of priests very well. ...
Saint John Chrysostom on Priests
All men are ready to pass judgment on the priest as if he was not a being
clothed with flesh, or one who inherited a human nature, but like an angel,
and emancipated from every species of infirmity. ...
II. Articles About St. Paul and His Conversion to Christianity
On January 25, the Holy Church remembers the conversion of Saul (Paul) to Christianity and St. Ananias' baptism of Saul to Paul, paving the way for Paul to become the Apostle to Gentiles.
Conversion of Saul to Paul - The Most Important Event After the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
The most important event in human history apart from the life, death and
resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth is the conversion to Christianity of Saul
of Tarsus. If Saul had remained a Jewish rabbi, we would be missing thirteen
of twenty-seven books of the New Testament and Christianity's early major
expansion to the Gentiles. ...
Biography of St Paul
A Hellenistic Jew, St Paul is known worldwide as one of the earliest
Christian missionaries, along with Saint Peter and James the Just. He was
also known as Paul the Apostle, the Apostle Paul and the Paul of Tarsus.
However, he preferred to call himself 'Apostle to the Gentiles'. ...
St. Paul's Conversion
St. Paul's conversion is memorable. It was a triumph over the enemy. When
Almighty God would convert the world, opening the door of faith to the
Gentiles, who was the chosen preacher of His mercy? Not one of Christ's
first followers. To show His power, He put forth His hand into the very
midst of the persecutors of His Son, and seized upon the most strenuous
among them. ...
Paul's 'Previous Way of Life': From Violent Aggression to Indiscriminate Love
"The only thing that counts," wrote Paul, "is faith expressing itself through
love," for without concrete deeds of love, we're "nothing" (Galatians 5:6; 1
Cor. 13). ...
St. Paul Novena/Prayer
Novena for the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, January 25.
III. General Weekly Features
Recipe: Mango Shrimp Salsa
Serve on top of tostadas with a garnish of black beans and chopped
Family Special: Love at First Sight
Some people believe that true love can occur the moment a man and woman lay eyes
on each other. But "love at first sight" is a physical and emotional
impossibility because you cannot love someone you don't even know. You have
simply been drawn to the package in which they live. ...
The Meaning of the Cross
Listen to the apostle Paul's description of the divine transaction that took
place in those terrible moments when Jesus suffered for our sins: "God made
you alive with Christ. He forgave all our sins. He canceled the record that
contained the charges against us. He took it and destroyed it by nailing it
to Christ's cross." ...
Living Unfulfilled Dreams
The truth is, God is always in the process of planting and blooming. There are
parts of us that are ready to bloom, parts ready for water and parts ready for
seeding. But, one thing we can trust is that he is always at work - and it's not
just for our good, it's for our great! ...
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