Protecting Our Effort to Grow Spiritually

Protecting Our Effort to Grow Spiritually

Do, Thou, O Lord, protect us, guide us ever from this generation.  Psalm 12:7   Good morning Prayer Team! Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace. If you did/do as I suggested in the last reflection and fill in the blank...

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I Am With You Always

I Am With You Always

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.  And when they saw Him they worshipped Him; but some doubted.  And Jesus came and said to them “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go therefore and make...

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We Have Seen The Light

We Have Seen The Light

Then they told what had happened on the road, and how He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.  Luke 24:35   Good morning Prayer Team! We have seen the true Light, we have received the heavenly Spirit; we have found the true faith, worshipping the...

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The Divine Liturgy

The Divine Liturgy

B. The Liturgy of the Faithful The second part of the Divine Liturgy is the Liturgy of the Faithful, in which only baptized Christians may take part. It consists of: a) The Great Entrance b) The embrace and confession of the faith c) The Holy Offertory d) Preparation for Holy...

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Save Us o Lord

Save Us o Lord

On that day the Lord their God will save them for they are the flock of His people; for like jewels of a crown they shall shine on His land.  Zechariah 9:16   Good morning Prayer Team! Save, o God, Your people and bless Your inheritance. After everyone who is...

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A Personal Encounter with Christ

A Personal Encounter with Christ

When Jesus had spoken these words, He lifted up His eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son that the Son may glorify Thee, sine Thou hast given Him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom Thou hast given Him.  And...

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A Personal Invitation from Christ to You

A Personal Invitation from Christ to You

So, faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.  I Corinthians 13:13   Good morning Prayer Team! With the fear of God, faith and love, draw near. (The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Holy Cross Seminary Press, 2016 Translation) The long journey of the...

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The Final Preparation of the Eucharist

The Final Preparation of the Eucharist

And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  Revelation 21:2 Good morning Prayer Team! In the early centuries of the church, the faithful used to commune in a similar way as the clergy.  They approached...

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The readings in liturgy

The readings in liturgy

After the Thrice-Holy Hymn, we have the Readings: the Epistle, that is a portion of some Apostolic text (from the Acts of the Apostles or an Epistle by an Apostle) and the Gospel, that is an extract from one of the four Gospels. We stand while the Gospel is being...

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Behold, I Approach Christ our King and God

Behold, I Approach Christ our King and God

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifte up; and His train filled the temple.  Above Him stood the Seraphim; each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet and with two...

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