Tag Archives: Church Fathers

It’s Friday: Seven Prayers

Seven Prayers attributed to Pope St. Gregory the Great. I. I. O DOMINE IESU, adoro te in Cruce pendentem, coronam spineam in capite portantem. Deprecor te, ut tua Crux liberet me ab Angelo percutiente. Amen. O LORD JESUS, I adore … Continue reading

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It’s Friday: The Blood

This Friday is the Feast of the Most Precious Blood.     Let us consider what is good, and acceptable and well-pleasing in the sight of him that made us. Let us look steadfastly to the blood of Christ, and see … Continue reading

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It’s Friday: At This Sign, Evil Trembles

“If any disbelieve the power of the Crucified, let him ask the devils; if any believe not words, let him believe what he sees. Many have been crucified throughout the world, but by none of these are the devils scared; … Continue reading

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It’s Friday: Tree of Jesus, Gate of Paradise

“And wonder not that the whole world was ransomed; for it was no mere man, but the only-begotten Son of God, who died on its behalf. Moreover one man’s sin, even Adam’s, had power to bring death to the world; … Continue reading

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It’s Friday: Seal of the Faithful

Let us not then be ashamed to confess the Crucified. Be the Cross our seal made with boldness by our fingers on our brow, and on everything; over the bread we eat, and the cups we drink; in our comings … Continue reading

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It’s Friday: Tree of Life

  Adam by the Tree fell away; thou by the Tree art brought into Paradise. Fear not the serpent; he shall not cast you out; for he is fallen from heaven. – St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Catechetical lecture 13:31

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It’s Friday: Flesh and God

If he was not flesh, who stood before Pilate at the judgement seat? And if he was not God, who made Pilate’s wife afraid by a dream? If he was not flesh, whose garments did the soldiers strip off and … Continue reading

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