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Divine Office for Laymen, Resources

This is the conclusion of a 3 part series – (Part 1 and Part 2) To pray the Divine Office you need to access it somehow. What books should you buy? How do you use them? This is an overview of … 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: 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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Exaltation of the Holy Cross: September 14th

Today is the feast of the “Exaltation of the Holy Cross”. It commemorates the seventh century recapture of a substantial relic of the True Cross from Persian forces who had taken it. For incites from the Church Fathers on the Cross of Christ … Continue reading

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It’s Friday: Death has Died

We adore you O Christ and we praise you, for by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world. He died, but he vanquished death; in himself he put an end to what we feared; he took it upon himself … Continue reading

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It’s Friday, What Isaac did in type Christ now does in reality

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world. And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the … Continue reading

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It’s Friday – He changes corruption to incorruptibility

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world. And immediately one of them running took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar; and put it on a reed, and … Continue reading

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The Golden Chain

Have you ever sat through a homily where the homilist gave an insipid and artificial explanation of the Gospel, and thought “there has to be more than that”? Or read something in the Gospel and said “boy I wonder what … Continue reading

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Infant Baptism, why not? part 2 historical considerations.

I’ve been delayed in finishing part 2 of ‘Infant baptism, why not?’ Sorry. I offer the caveat that I’m an ordinary layman not a patristic scholar. I’ve done my best to not just throw out a handful of quotes from … Continue reading

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