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Cyril of Jerusalem - The Greatness of God

Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem, 354 A.D. On The Greatness of God.To read more go to http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/310106.htm 1. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Corinthians 1:3 Blessed also be His Only-begotten Son. For with thethought of God let the thought of Father at once be joined, that theascription of glory to the Father and the Son may be ma...

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Article by Chad Bird on: remembrance.

Dear Members, Please enjoy this outstanding article by Chad Bird on: remembrance.http://www.chadbird.com/blog/2016/8/20/the-one-hebrew-word-you-dont-want-to-forget ‚ÄčTom and Charlie remembered their respective wedding anniversaries in two very different ways. Tom’s way landed him in his wife’s good graces; Charlie’s landed him in the doghouse. Here&rsq...

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Cyril of Jerusalem

Please see this beautiful biblical teaching on sin, and its forgiveness through Christ, which is our Light and our Life. St. Cyril was Bishop of Jerusalem in the mid 4th century and people still avidly read his writings sixteen and a half centuries later. This particular Lecture is one of 23 given to those about to be baptized. You can read all of his 23 Lectures at this ...

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Theodore Kavouras' Hymn summarizing Sunday's Sermon

This hymn is a good summary of Sunday's sermon. It is composed by Theodore Kavouras and sung to St. Thomas (The Advent of Our King TLH #68). It takes the vague notion of God's blessings that most people hold and locates them on the altar, which is the source of all Christian blessing, and mercy seat of God, since from it we receive the blessed sacrament. The holy altar st...

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The Sacrament (Mystery) of Christian Baptism

By St Cyprian Bishop of Carthage from a Letter written to a new convert, 246 A.D. I promise to share with you the grace God in His great mercy has shown me, and to tell you as simply as I can what I have experienced since I was baptized. Until that time, I was still living in the dark, knowing nothing of my true life. I was completely involved in this world's affairs, in...

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Cyril of Jerusalem

Mystagogic Catechesis On Baptism Prologue, Paragraph 16 Cyril was Bishop of Jerusalem and Doctor of the Church, born about 315; died probably 18 March, 386. In the East his feast is observed on the 18th of March, in the West on the 18th or 20th. Little is known of his life. We gather information concerning him from his younger contemporaries, Epiphanius, Jerome, and Rufin...

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The Offertory: a vital element of Christian worship

Offertory is a vital element of Christian worship. It consists of two parts. First is the gathering of the people's Offerings. From earliest Christian times as the people came together for Holy Communion each Lord's Day they brought Gifts and Offerings to God. They brought bread and wine to be used in the Lord's Supper, as well as other gifts to be used for the support of ...

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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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