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The Direction of Christian Worship

Christian worship is oriented to the East from which the Sun of Righteousness will return with "healing on his wings." The east is the direction of Christian worship, Christian hope and Christian joy. It signifies the resurrection of the body and life everlasting … in short all that our Lord obtained for us by his death and resurrection, and gives to us in this holy...

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The Eucharistic Foundation of Christian Prayer

The Eucharistic Foundation of Christian Prayer Rev. Dean Kavouras, PastorApril 26, 2016 Introduction Today let us take a fresh look at Christian prayer. But unlike presentations I've been exposed to (and maybe you have too) I have no plans today to provide you with a dogmatic review. Nor to burden you with urgent exhortations to pray more often, faithfully, or ardently....

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The Local Nature Of Eucharistic Celebration

In our catechism we learn the true doctrine of the Eucharist, but nothing of true practice, and that is a short-coming. Because orthodox doctrine without catholic practice leaves God's people vulnerable to every trouble. In reality neither good doctrine nor good practice can exist apart from the other, but Lutherans have never understood that. As a result they have mastere...

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