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10 Secret history of easter vigil mass sunday episcopal church 2016

Easter Vigil, likewise called the Paschal Vigil or the Great Vigil of Easter, is an administration held in conventional Christian chapels as the foremost authority festivity of the Resurrection of Jesus. . As in all Lutheran authorities of this perio...
by Happy easter 2016 on Feb 7, 2016

Fr Farley on the false dichotomy between charismata and institution

I thought this was interesting… You ever notice that those who are deeply charismatic (we can define that properly later) are anti-institutional while those who are pro-institution are anti-charismatic? Sure, that is a disastrous generalization...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Feb 4, 2016

The End… The Beginning… and The Journey In Between…

Today in our liturgical calendar is the Baptism of the Lord.  This marks the end of the Christmas liturgical season.  The decorations are beginning to come down slowly.. The trees are taken down, and there can, in the secular world a small measure...

My Journey Away from Contemporary #Worship Music

TO JOEL WATTS: “Over the years when I would occasionally hear a hymn, the language was always strikingly foreign, with Ebenezers and bulwarks, diadems and fetters. Which only served to confirm my bias that hymns were simply out-of-date. They h...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Nov 15, 2015

Church attendance manual (4): The eight types of sermons

It's been a while since I've added an entry to the Church Attendance Manual. For those planning to attend church on Sunday, here is an ecumenical typology of sermons:Evangelical: God thinks you’re despicable. But Jesus loves you!Liberal Protestan...
by Faith and Theology on Sep 5, 2015

Charleston, S.C.: What Can We Say?

  In the wake of yet another mass shooting in the U.S. on Wednesday night—which was also an act of racism—I suspect many of us have found ourselves at a loss for words. Scripture’s language of lament can come to our aid in the aftermath of...
by Words on the Word on Jun 19, 2015

Man alone Opens or Closes the Door to Heaven – Bulgarian Priest ( Elder ) Atanas Arolski passed to Christ aged 95

  Father Atanas Arolski A Notable Priest and Spiritual Father Elder of Bulgarian Lands and Bulgarian Orthodox Church passed away to Christ aged 95. fr. Atanas was born in a small Bulgarian mountain village Hvoyna located in Middle...

Man alone Opens or Closes the Door to Heaven – Bulgarian Priest ( Elder ) Atanas Arolski passed to Christ aged 95

  Father Atanas Arolski A Notable Priest and Spiritual Father Elder of Bulgarian Lands and Bulgarian Orthodox Church passed away to Christ aged 95. fr. Atanas was born in a small Bulgarian mountain village Hvoyna located in Middle...

Holy Thursday 2015 – Quotes, Prayers, Songs, Images, Pictures

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by All Festival Wishes on Mar 30, 2015

Singing in the first person: on “I” and “we” in worship

Recently I went along with a friend to a Hillsong worship service. I was reminded again that one of the distinctive marks of Pentecostal worship isn’t just the style of music but also the prominence of the first person singular. In mainline Protes...
by Faith and Theology on Mar 20, 2015

Reading Jonah, Receiving Jesus in Advent

Advent is a season of preparation, of expectation, of taking stock before the Christ comes. In his mercy Jesus came into the world to save a wayward people. In his mercy Jesus comes to us each day and dwells with everyone—woman, man, and child—wh...
by Words on the Word on Dec 9, 2014

“Jonah” (A Poem by Bonhoeffer)

  They screamed in the face of death, their frightened bodies clawing at sodden rigging, tattered by the storm, and horror-stricken gazes saw with dread the sea now raging with abruptly unleashed powers. “Ye gods, immortal, gracious, now sever...
by Words on the Word on Dec 6, 2014

Our King and Savior Now Draws Near—How Shall We Behold Him?

  Keeping Advent is counter-cultural. To be sure, Advent has been integral to the culture of the Church for at least a millennium and a half. But if we used to complain about seeing Christmas displays and shopping specials before Thanksgiving, n...
by Words on the Word on Dec 5, 2014

Church attendance manual (3): "Please be seated"

When attending church, it is important to understand that certain seemingly familiar liturgical instructions can have different shades of meaning in different traditions. The instruction, please be seated, is one of the most common yet also most easi...
by Faith and Theology on Sep 20, 2014

The Truest Happiness

  little Lotus girls by hyameiSome people tend to think happiness hinges on whether they have enough money, a certain level of education, a successful career, healthy relationships, good looks, good physical health or other external circums...

And the Worship Wars Go On and On: On Music Genres

In an article entitled “And the Worship Wars Go On and On: Musings on Why Adventist Worship is Changing for the Worst” I presented R&B as part of the change that has happened in Adventist worship. What I didn’t do is present my...
by The Rhḗtōr on Jun 10, 2014

And the Worship Wars Go On and On: On Music Genres

In an article entitled “And the Worship Wars Go On and On: Musings on Why Adventist Worship is Changing for the Worst” I presented R&B as part of the change that has happened in Adventist worship. What I didn’t do is present my...
by The Rhḗtōr on Jun 10, 2014

FREE: Two Extremely Rare Liturgical Books From Vatican II

THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL did not reform the liturgy. The fathers merely formulated principles for reform. The actual task of changing the liturgy was left to Pope Paul VI. Would you like to see the authentic books which gave us the Lectionary and G...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on May 7, 2014

On children's participation in the liturgy: some Easter observations

There are many schemes for helping children to participate in worship. I don't want to sound ungrateful. So let me start by acknowledging that I have, at one time or another, been a beneficiary of all these schemes. I bless the Sunday school; I salu...
by Faith and Theology on Apr 20, 2014

And the Worship Wars Go On and On: Musings on Why Adventist Worship is Changing for the Worst

For some time now Adventism has been engaged in a worship war. Not too long ago it has reached the front steps of Haitian Adventism in North America and made its presence known. The conflict is base on differing views on the styles and methods of lit...
by The Rhḗtōr on Apr 7, 2014


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