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APRIL 2007 FRONT PAGE
VOL:6 ISSUE:04
DEVOTIONAL MESSAGE
THE MORE WHO IS FORGIVEN, THE MORE HE LOVES
By Rt. Rev. Abraham Mar Paulose Episcopa
[Diocesan Bishop of Kollam Diocese, Marthoma Syrian Church]
The root of tears, their very first and inexhaustible source, is repentance. The penitent woman's feelings of regrets and grief in her heart, pressed upon the fountains of tears in her eyes. So the tears are the most sincere expression of a broken heart. Salvation is the mission of Christ in this world and it is delivered through the true repentance. Redeemabilty of man is the basis of Holy Bible. Repentance needed for the Church, society, Country and the entire world.
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COVER MESSAGE
THE RISEN CHRIST AND HIS EMPTY TOMB
By Dr K.C.Nainan, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A
The virgin birth of Jesus from Mother Mary and His resurrection from the tomb donated by Joseph of Arimathaea are two of the miracles and doctrines of faith, which every Christian believer has to accept and proclaim. The Empty Tomb is the proof of the fulfillment of our faith. When we celebrate the season of Easter, our lives must proclaim that our Lord is risen and He lives forever.
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ARTICLE
THE INFINITE POWEROF THE FAITH IN GOD
By H.G. Mathews Mar Barnabas
Faith in God is the assurance in the infinite power of God. It is the confidence that all things are possible through God's grace. Through faith we become partakers in the infinite power of God. Faith is not merely an intellectual acceptance of certain facts of God. It works miracles and transforms the performer who has faith. We will have faith in God when we have the right relationship with Him. God has given us the unfailing promise that He will never forsake anyone who comes to Him.
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ARTICLE
THE SIXTH PETITION--- FORGIVENESS
By Mini Krishnan, Madras
God has created us for this friendship because ĎGod is love,í but we need to find Godís presence in our relationships to transform and realise God is friendship. Spiritual friendships most commonly involve two people who encounter Godís grace in their lives; who makes an unselfish commitment to hold each other in the binding power of the divine love, and to share each other their experiences, doubts, thinking and prayer times as their spiritual journey unfold.
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ARTICLE
DOOMSDAY MAN
By E.S. John Australia
God being the Creator of man doesnít want to destroy him, the reason for God to give options of choice that makes the Almighty to slow to anger. The everyday life experience and the silently-working universe is a mountain of contradictions and perplexities that force us to wander from the seeming whirlwind of truth to chaos. A New Jerusalem is the metamorphosised world of this earth that Christ has set up for us to live after the Last Judgement.
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ARTICLE
CHANDHU MENON - MALAYALAM BIBLE TRANSLATOR
By Thomas John Philip Nalloor
Mr. Chandhu Menon (1778-1837) is the man credited for helping with the translation of the Bible from English to Malayalam. Chandhu Menon was an expert in Malayalam, English and Sanskrit. The Bible translation transformed his life and he accepted Jesus as his personal Savior. The Church in Kerala is indebted to this great man who aided in the translation of the Bible to Malayalam.
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SYNOPSIS-SERIES
SYNOPSIS FOR MEDITATION-APRIL
By V. Rev. Thomas P. Mundukuzhy Cor Episcopa
Mayaltho: The Presentation of Infant Jesus in the Temple - Luke 2:22-40
Lent V: The Bent Woman : St. Luke 13:10-17
Lent V1: The Blind Man : St. John 9:1-41
40th Friday of Lent : St. Luke 4:1-13; St. Matthew 4:1-11
Lazarus Saturday St. John 11:1-46
Palm Sunday : St. Matthew 21:1-17; St. Mark 11:1-11; St. Luke 19:28-34; St. John 12:12-19
Passover : St. Luke 22:14-30; St. John 6:41-63
Good Friday : St. Matthew 26-27; St. Mark 14-15; St. Luke 22-23; St. John 18-19
Resurrection Sunday : St. Matthew 28:1-20; St. Mark 16:1FF; St. Luke 24:1FF; St. John 20:1FF
First Sunday After Easter : St. John 20:19-31
Second Sunday After Easter : St. John 21:1-14
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FELICITATION
MAJOR ARCH BISHOP MOST REV. BASALIOS CLEMMEES
By Editor Dr. Rajan Mathew, Philadelphia
Arch Bishop Most Rev. Isaac Mar Clemmees was consecrated as the second Major Archbishop of the Trivandrum Arch Diocese and Prelate of the Malankara Catholic Church on Monday, March 5, 2007 in St. Mary's Cathedral at Pattom, Trivandrum. The ecclesiastical name conferred to the Major Arch Bishop is Baselios Clemmees. The new prelate of the Church is of 48 years and he is the youngest to occupy the highest office of the Church since its inception.
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NEWS
CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS - APRIL 2007
Courtesy To ENI As Source
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MALAYALAM SECTION:
ARTICLE [MALAYALAM]
FORGIVING AND GOOD FATHER
By Rev. Fr. Cheriyan T. Samuel
As the episode of the Prodigal son is presented in a family atmosphere, we miss to see there a praying and guiding mother who could have deter the prodigal son. So this is a parable of a missed/lost mother. Also this is a parable of lost son and forgiving father. Parents are the bows and children are the arrows placed on it. We can perceive the father in this parable as the worldly spiritual paternity we inherited from our parents. Also this is the forgiving and forgetting heavenly father.
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ARTICLE [MALAYALAM]
THE GOD OF GOODNESS
By H.G. Paulose Mar Gregorios
Goodness only has a consistent stability. Goodness and purity cannot be separated. What ever is good, that is the God. For me everything is Christ. I am nothing without Him. The entire world separated from all evils, purified and sanctified in the purity and holiness of the almighty God merge with Him live in congruent with Him.
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POEM [MALAYALAM]
DEATH OF DEATH
By John Kunnathu
I am He that lives and was dead; and behold, I am alive for evermore. I have the keys of the hell and of the death. O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory? Whom God had raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be held of it. Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him.
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