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The Walls Are Always Falling Down

March 2, 2017 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you! Amen Beloved in Christ, It is important to know and to accept the fact that the church is always under attack; that that the walls are always falling down. This is so because the devil cannot tolerate the church at peace, or Christians growing in “the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”...

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What Is The Moment Of Consecration?

In the West Eucharist is called Mystery. And so it is in more ways than one. But while it's laudable that God's people have spent 2,000 years trying to better understand it, they should not over think it. What I am learning in my studies is that theologians of every generation have a keen interest in the moment of consecration. Alternately: what it is that accomplishes con...

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Psalm 43

"Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God."...

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The Stripping Of The Altar On Maundy Thursday

On Maundy (Holy) Thursday the Mass is concluded with the ceremony of the Stripping Of The Altar. Why is this done? The Stripping of the altar, the removing all ornaments, linens, and paraments, is an ancient custom of the Roman rite done on Maundy Thursday. It is symbolic of the humiliation of Jesus at the hands of the soldiers. After the Last Supper, less that twenty-four...

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