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  • Eucharist2

    Ingodded through the Sacraments

    “In the West, the the­o­log­i­cal thought of our day is mak­ing a great effort to return to the patris­tic sources of the first centuries–particularly the Greek Fathers–in order to incor­po­rate them into a catholic synthesis.”[1] These words could not have been truer for the framers of the 1979 Book of Com­mon Prayer.[2] The emer­gence of the 1979 Book of Com­mon Prayer brought with it a desire to include a more ecumenical-historical approach to Chris­t­ian spir­i­tu­al­ity and liturgy. The vast array of sources[3] that the Prayer Book tapped into sought to intro­duce its users to forms of spir­i­tu­al­ity and litur­gi­cal tra­di­tions beyond the nor­ma­tive west­ern Angli­can tra­di­tion of pre­vi­ous Prayer Books.

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  • Roller Coaster

    The Ups and Downs of Scripture and Liturgy

    By Fr. Matt Boulter

    Many peo­ple are famil­iar with the say­ing “What goes up must come down.”

    Fewer, how­ever, have deeply med­i­tated on the upward & down­ward motion which per­vades the Chris­t­ian nar­ra­tive. For exam­ple, only after Christ is “lifted up” on the cross is he then is he low­ered down into the depths of the earth, into Hades or Sheol, which many inter­pret as a kind of descent into Hell. And then, three days later, he is up again, risen vic­to­ri­ous, for his dis­ci­ples and (accord­ing to 1 Corinthi­ans 15) a great mul­ti­tude of 500 to see.

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  • Christ on Throne

    Ways to Pray: Intercessory

    By Fr. Robert Solon, Jr.

    1. Find a place where you won’t be dis­turbed for a few min­utes. You may wish to light a can­dle, and may have an icon or other image on which to focus. Have handy your list of those for whom you will pray. Pause for a few deep breaths.

    2. Begin thus: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

    Have no anx­i­ety about any­thing, but in every­thing by prayer and sup­pli­ca­tion with thanks­giv­ing let your requests be made known to God.

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  • ChristTheotokos

    Ways to Pray: With Icons

    By Fr. Robert Solon, Jr.

    For the next few weeks, Fr. Bob will be pre­sent­ing three brief, prac­ti­cal guides on three dif­fer­ent ways to pray.  This week: With Icons. 

    (Keep in mind, Chris­tians don’t pray to icons.  That’s idol­a­try!  We pray through icons.  Icons are win­dows or doors to enter into the divine presence.)

    1. Find a place where you won’t be dis­turbed for a few min­utes. Set up your icon so it is eas­ily view­able before you. Place your chair or cush­ion or what­ever near enough so you can see it with­out straining.…

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  • Bonnets

    Easter: Not Just a Single Day

    By Matthew Paul Buccheri

    For the C & E crowd (Christ­mas and Easter ser­vice atten­dees), the “Some­days Faith­ful” crowd (those who show up in your con­gre­ga­tions “some days”) and for a fair major­ity of Chris­t­ian Amer­ica (espe­cially Protes­tant), Easter is a day, a sin­gle day, where you deck your­self out in your Easter best–light-colored cot­ton suits for men and over­sized hats and flow­ery dresses for women–head to the neigh­bor­hood church, and soon after the ser­vice has ended, sashay to a local brunch joint.…

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