Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the heights!  Psalm 148:1   Good morning Prayer Team! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise Him in the highest.  Alleluia. After the short hymn “One is Holy,” a Communion hymn is sung by the people as they...

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The Liturgy of the Catechumens

The Liturgy of the Catechumens

The first part of the Divine Liturgy is called the Liturgy of the Catechumens. In early Christian times, when Christians were baptized at an older age, there were catechumens, that is people who had not yet been baptized, but were taking catechism lessons, in other words they were getting to...

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ONE is Holy, ONE is Lord

ONE is Holy, ONE is Lord

Good morning Prayer Team!   One is Holy, one is Lord, Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father.  Amen.  We’ve all been to pep rallies.  We’ve all cheered on a favorite team.  I remember when I was in high school that at football games, there were many cheers. ...

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The Holy Gifts for the Holy People of God

The Holy Gifts for the Holy People of God

God said “Say to all the congregation of the people of Israel, You shall be Holy; for I the Lord your God am holy.”  Leviticus 19:2   Good morning Prayer Team! Let us be attentive.  The Holy Gifts for the holy people of God. For the first time since the...

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The Divine Liturgy – Preparation

The Divine Liturgy – Preparation

The most important part of the Divine Liturgy is the sacrament of the Divine Eucharist. The whole of the Liturgy is celebrated so that this sacrament can be performed. But because the sacrament is a unique and stupendous event, it requires special preparation on the part of the priests and...

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Only by Grace, Mercy and Love Do These Things Happen

Only by Grace, Mercy and Love Do These Things Happen

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.  I Timothy 1:2   Good morning Prayer Team! By the grace, mercy and love for us of Your only-begotten Son, with whom You are blessed, together with Your all holy, good and life giving Spirit, now and...

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The Needs of Each of Us

The Needs of Each of Us

To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever.  Amen.  I Timothy 1:17   Good morning Prayer Team! We give thanks to You, invisible King.  By Your infinite power You created all things and by Your great mercy You brought everything from...

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Types of Liturgy

Types of Liturgy

From the first days after Christ’s Ascension, the Apostles celebrated the Sacrament of the Divine Eucharist, because they wanted very much to remember Him and to feel that He was close to them. Every day they had an assembly where they sang hymns, recalled events of His life, the miracles,...

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If We Only Knew the Gift of God

If We Only Knew the Gift of God

So He came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.  Jacob’s well was there, and so Jesus, wearied as He was with His journey, sat down beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.  There came a woman of...

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Please Respond to This One

Please Respond to This One

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” John 20:19   Good morning Prayer Team!   Peace be with...

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