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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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