CHRISTIAN NEWS MAGAZINE FOR KERALA MALAYALEE CHRISTIANS FROM INDIA AROUND THE WORLD
JANUARY 2007 FRONT PAGE
VOL:6 ISSUE:01
DEVOTIONAL MESSAGE
THE GREAT COMMISSION
By H.G. Joseph Mar Iraneos Saffragan Metropolitan
[Diocesian Metropolitan of Adoor-Thumpamon Diocese, Marthoma Syrian Church]
With the power of Gospel a new world is possible. As per the promise of God a new earth and new sky will be formed. Miracles can happen by the courage of Gospel. It leads to peace, joy and abundance. Nothing is impossible by God. What is impossible by man is possible by God. Gospel asks for our humiliation to say, 'Me and my household had sinned against you."
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COVER MESSAGE
YOU ARE CLEAN
By Dr K.C.Nainan, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A
Every Christian believer needs to have the true and deep conviction that by Godís grace and infinite mercy he or she is clean (saved), declared not guilty or is forgiven from all the sins. Good works are the fruits of Spirit, which are expected from every branch that are grafted into the divine Vine from Heaven. We are called to be Christís witnesses and ambassadors to proclaim the Good News to all around us.
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NEW YEAR MESSAGE
HAPPY NEW YEAR
By Fr. K.K. John Philadelphia
Believing and accepting is not an end in itself but that just qualifies one to abide in Christ. Not that the salvation is completed or finished by baptism but that we are on the way of salvation, so to enable us by constant prayer, fasting, partaking the Holy Eucharist, keeping union with all the righteous ones before us, persisting in righteous conduct and fleeing away from immoral conducts steadily progress toward final destination which will be fully and perfectly manifested at the glorious Second Coming before the Judgment Seat.
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CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
BE A TRUE CHRISTIAN
By Fr. C.A. Issac Chennai
It is very essential for the modern Christian mind to understand that sacrifice is the essential aspect of Christianity. Jesus sacrificed His life for the salvation of mankind. Every Christian should live a life of sacrifice; only then can one become a true Christian. Every Christian should be aware of his mission in this world of being a true Christian. The wind of Holy Spirit, which is always blowing over the Church, will enable Christians to transform the world, provided we are aware and accept the qualities of fire from the Holy Spirit.
[COURTESY TO GREGORIAN MAGAZINE]
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ARTICLE
FAITH AND FAMILY - SERIES 14 HOSPITALITY
By Rev. Dr. Valsan Thampu
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the manifesto of a spiritual revolution. Hospitality marks the nature of God. Faith, as expressed through obedience, is an expression of positivity. The insignia of a caring culture is the willingness to give; whereas the world is driven by the lust and greed. A caring culture perforce stands on respecting the worth of human beings. Hospitality implies a duty to understand needs aright and feel humility to receive.
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ARTICLE
REDEEMING THE TIME
By Fr. John Brian Paprock
The idea of the redemption of time is so integrated into Holy Orthodoxy that we can easily forget how our Fathers have preserved a cycle of festal occasions to "redeem the time." As time seems to have a linear reality, our Holy Fathers teach us how it is redeemed in cycles. By returning to the same incident, it is redeemed - deepening our understanding, expanding our practice and enlarging our hearts, to be enlightened through the course of the year.
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ARTICLE
SPORTS, ATHLETICS AND GYMNASTICS
By E.S. John Australia
He who destroys his inner feelings that make completely a shifty personality is sure to destroy the physical personality that is a copycat of the inner one. ďA sound mind in a sound bodyĒ is the healthy slogan, provided the body is kept chaste by a clean, natural and simple lifestyle.
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PERSPECTIVE
LIVE LIFE OF A CHRISTIAN
By Mini Kirshnan - Madras
Money, enmity, a feeling of communal bonding / exclusivity: if these are viewed in a healthy way with spiritual perspective, has enormous potential for growth and if misunderstood can do a lot of damage. Bible clearly defines norms of these attributes in order to give guidance to its followers. The challenge before Christianity today is whether its followers are prepared to honor Jesus Christ. Being a true Christian in Society with the image of Jesus Christ in him is the biggest evangelization mission a Christian can do.
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SYNOPSIS-SERIES
SYNOPSIS FOR MEDITATION-JANUARY
By V. Rev. Thomas P. Mundukuzhy Cor Episcopa
Second Sunday after Christmas - Luke 2:40-52
Epiphany/Theophany [Feast of Lights] - Luke 3:7-22
First Sunday After Epiphany - Matthew 4:12-22
Second Sunday After Epiphany - John 1:26-52
Third Sunday After Epiphany - John 3:1-12
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NEWS
CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS - JANUARY 2007
Courtesy To ENI As Source
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MALAYALAM SECTION:
ARTICLE [MALAYALAM]
CHRIST, MAIN STREAM OF LIFE
By Rev. Fr. Thomas Varghese Amayil
The Mainstream of life should be Jesus Christ. We should not be governed by our circumstances but by all means Jesus should guide and control us to have the perfect happiness in our life. We should think politely what is the position of Jesus in our life. When our calculations of our life are failed are we ready to share our problems with Jesus? As per Bible the worship should in truth and spirit. True worship does not look for any publicity.
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ARTICLE [MALAYALAM]
COURAGE OF SPIRITUALITY
By Rev. Dr. Sam Kamaleshan
If there is no vision for the Church, the people will perish. Engagement in the society is not to take it or leave it proposition, it is the purpose for which the Church exists. Transformation cannot take place without touching economic foundation of the society. The evil of making profit out of other human being is an act of contempt. Evangelization effect the entire layer of the society. It is the courage through the faith of the believer which act as the driving force for moving human mind for transformation.
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