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Amen!

Please ponder this outstanding quote from Alexander Schmiemann’s book entitled, “The Eucharist”. (p. 48) “Blessed be the kingdom of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit … “ Amen, answer the people. This word is usually translated as ‘so be it,’ but its meaning is really stronger than this. It signifies not onl...

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The Restoration Of The Christ Lutheran Church Baptismal Font

The Restoration Of the Christ Lutheran Church Baptismal FontJanuary 22, 2017 God be praised that his Spirit continues to live and work among us, filling us with faith, hope and love! As the Spirit of God inspired workmen in the constructing of the Old Testament tabernacle, so he continues today. The font from our former church has been restored, and will now be returned t...

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Christianity Getting Positive Attention In The Main Stream Press

The main stream press writes a positive article on the Christian faith, that has nothing to do with sociology of politics. God be praised....

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Doubting Doubting Thomas

The traditional interpretation of the Thomas incident should be questioned. I don't think it is a negative at all, but a positive. The mistake is partly in the translation, but mostly in how we have been taught to read Scripture: like Protestants, instead of like catholics. An Interpretation of John 20:24-28 24 Now Thomas, on of the Twelve, known as 'the Twin' was not wi...

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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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Daily Confession Of Sin

Here is a wonderful prayer that we would do well to pray often, believing that for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ, and his redeeming death on the cross, that God does indeed pardon every sin. And that he, further, strengthens and guides us to walk in his ways each day....

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Septuagesima Sunday

The Gradual for Septuagesima Sunday gives us much needed peace of mind, and comfort. As the church begins her "countdown" to Easter, her highest and holiest Day, she proclaims aloud, with much faith and great hope: The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not fo...

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