Topic: heavens

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 632 Psalter: Wednesday, Week II, 873 Common of BVM: 1649 (reading, responsory, intercessions) Proper of Saints: 1575 (canticle antiphon, concl ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Psalter: Wednesday, Week II, 855 Common of BVM: 1628 Proper of Saints: 1572 Christian Prayer (single volume): Does not contain Office of ... discuss

Walton has provided an example of what happens when one gives extra-biblical texts magisterial authority over the text of Scripture. His basis for interpreting the text of Genesis comes from ancient p ... discuss

Died 834. Saint Etheldritha was daughter of King Offa of the Mercians and his queen, Quindreda. She was betrothed to King Ethelbert of the East Angles, who was killed by her father's treachery.Because ... discuss

ur Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, ... discuss

Our nation and its well-being are important, yet someday our nation won’t exist. Someday there will be no more United States of America. No more laws, courts or judges. On that day the only thing th ... discuss

“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you. Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord. T ... discuss

By Mark Shea | Our place in the cosmos has been a source of fascination since the first human looked up at the splendor of the night sky.  Every culture has reacted to the spectacle of the ... discuss

Let us see good worship as a mutual love-fest. And let us see the Regulative Principle of Worship, not as something harsh and restrictive, but as something positive and enjoyable. God wants to enjoy ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Tony Thunderwords says, \"Hey Kids! God Loves You!\" If your imagination whisks you up and zooms you through the skies, the heavens, and the galaxies, I’ll clap my hands for yo ... discuss

Much has been written about the Kingdom of God, ranging from ridicule to the ‘Hollywood spectacular’ of chariots and trumpets. I can’t claim to be familiar with all interpretations and criticism ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Seasons: 485 Psalter: Monday, Week III, 998 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings Office of Readings for Monday ... discuss

I Will Sing of His Love Forever “Of understanding, for Ethan the Ezrahite. The mercies of the Lord I will sing for ever. I will shew forth thy truth with my mouth to generation and generation. For ... discuss

I Will Sing of His Love Forever “Of understanding, for Ethan the Ezrahite. The mercies of the Lord I will sing for ever. I will shew forth thy truth with my mouth to generation and generation. For ... discuss

I Will Sing of His Love Forever “Of understanding, for Ethan the Ezrahite. The mercies of the Lord I will sing for ever. I will shew forth thy truth with my mouth to generation and generation. For t ... discuss

My dictionary defines apologetics as a “systematic and logical defence of Christianity against its detractors and unbelievers” In 1 Peter 3.15, Christians are told to be ready to give a reaso ... discuss

The First Sunday after Pentecost The Feast of the Holy Trinity, or Trinity Sunday, is a movable festival on the Church calendar in Western Christendom. Its date of celebration depends, as do Lent, Asc ... discuss

A few weeks ago someone showed me a newspaper article entitled “New theory could prove how life began and disprove God”, which was published in the UK newspaper The Independent. Now I have, of co ... discuss

24 May AD 1543 — Transferred to 23 May Mikołaj Kopernik was born in Poland in 1473. His parents died when he was twelve and his uncle Lucas Watzenrode assumed responsibility for him and his t ... discuss

How Majestic is Your Name! 1O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth! who have set your glory above the heavens. 2Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings have you ordained strengt ... discuss

The general and most common understanding of the Christian doctrine of Ascension holds that Jesus bodily ascended to heaven in the presence of his apostles, forty days following his resurrection. It i ... discuss

The Fortieth Day of Easter, New Testament Lection †  Psalm 110 (1-year Lectionary) or Psalm 47 (3-year)†  2 Kings 2:5-15 (1-year) or Acts 1:1-11 (3-year)† &n ... discuss

This post is part of a series of articles asking and thinking deeply about hard questions. For more information about the series and where I’m coming from you can read the introduction. The Hol ... discuss

The story of Adam and Eve directly challenges the current conviction that reason is an infallible mechanism for the advancement of civilization. But before we get to that, the first question to addres ... discuss

An Easter hymn by St. AmbroseThe light of dawn is reddening,The heavens' morning praises spring,The earth exults: “The morning! Hail!”While hell’s sad dwellers groan and wail.Our Kin ... discuss

When my last Rebelution article was posted, I was absolutely overwhelmed by the comments in response to it. I had no idea that so many other people had shared my experiences. After posting it, Brett ... discuss

Fifth Sunday of Easter(Click here for readings)By FR ALFONSE NAZZAROJesus said to his disciples:  "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. ...Remain in me, as I remain in you.  ... discuss

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” AKJV ”Jesus however said, ‘Let the little children com ... discuss

Dear Leader acknowledges the adoration of the heavens in a recent visit to Jamaica.Source: White House Twitter FeedThere can be little doubt that Mr. Obama wants to maintain the personality cult that ... discuss

The Harrowing of HadesHomily on Holy Saturday: The Lord Descends into HadesSt. Epiphanius, Bishop of Cyprus (403 A.D.)Something strange is happening - there is a great silence on earth today, a great ... discuss

Something strange is happening -- there is a silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because Go ... discuss

I will deliver them out of the hand of death. I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy death; O hell, I will be thy bite... Osee (Hosea) 13:14 (Douay-Rheims translation)Because Chris ... discuss

Painting by Stephen DawsonText: 1 Corinthians 11:23-32Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.The Son of God came to be with us in the incarnation, being born o ... discuss

Let us go together to meet Christ on the Mount of Olives. Today he returns from Bethany and proceeds of his own free will toward his holy and blessed passion, to consummate the mystery of our salvatio ... discuss

“Land of the pilgrims’ pride,” why do you keep a vigil tonight? For a TV? The latest video game console? A toy for a dear child? Perhaps you have done this before: For tickets to a sporting ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories - Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories If you knew with absolute certainty that you’d be living forever in paradise after you die, don̵ ... discuss

DISCLAIMER:  I am in no way questioning the validity of the Second Coming of Christ.  Jesus is returning to Earth to set up His eternal kingdom.  I am just debating the timeline and det ... discuss

Vatican City, Jan 11, 2015 / 11:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis encouraged Christians to remember their baptism with “joy,” as he reflected on the role of Jesus Christ’s baptism ... discuss

The First Sunday after the Epiphany, New Testament The Baptism of our Lord (Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:4-11; Luke 3:15-16, 21-22) is always celebrated on the first Sunday after the Epiphany. Christians ... discuss

Very little information is readily available on the Internet for the celebrations that were part of Catholic celebration before the 1950s began to see changes to the Missal.  The 1962 Roman Catho ... discuss

Circumcision of our Lord by Guercino, 1646 For information on the spirituality and devotions for today's feast, not just the Mass Prayers, please click here.Traditional Propers:INTROIT Isaiah 9:6A Chi ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

Text:  John 1:1-14Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.“The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it.” (John 1:5)This is how our ... discuss

The Christmas Kalend or ProclamationIn the year 5199 from the creation of the world, from the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth; 2,957 years from the flood; 2,015 years f ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

Text: Luke 1:26-38Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.In today’s Gospel reading we hear that the Angel Gabriel came to Mary in order to foretell the comin ... discuss

Today's Entrance Antiphon (Introit) for the Fourth Sunday of Advent is also a popular hymn for the entire season, and is especially used as an antiphon during Vespers. It is also known as "The Advent ... discuss

The LORD God Almighty, Creator of the heavens and the earth—is personal. He could've left us to our sinful natures, miserable, lost and debased. But He didn't. He could've chosen to save us from afa ... discuss

iv> Standard Podcast [ 19 min. 41 sec. | 9.13 MB ] Play NowPlay in Popup | Download Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 277 Psalter: Tuesday, Wee ... discuss

We are very fortunate here to see what most birth moms may never see. Many of you may have accomplished this ( I know) but we don't hear about it that often. One of us  "recovered" and gone on to ... discuss

When I was in college, I prayed and discerned a vocation to become a sister or a nun.  I was enthralled by the Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart; of which I had had the honor of working with ... discuss

I'm linking up today for My Pregnancy Journal at My Joy-filled Life.  If you are a pregnant blogger, please visit and join us! Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,before you were born I se ... discuss

Vigil of Saint Andrew the Apostle The following is taken from Saint Andrew Daily Missal and the Marian Missal , 1945 Bio: Catholic Encyclopedia 1913 edition Today is the last day of th ... discuss

29 November, Old Testament The world had become extremely corrupt, so God instructed Noah, the son of Lamech (Genesis 5:30) to build an ark to provide security for his family and selected living crea ... discuss

“Land of the pilgrims’ pride,” why do you keep a vigil tonight? For a TV? The latest video game console? A toy for a dear child? Perhaps you have done this before: For tickets to a sporting ... discuss

As we enter the Christmas Season of 2014, I suspect anti-Christians will once again try and squelch the use of the word Christmas in favour of  the flaccid "happy holidays" or "Season's Greetings ... discuss

(This was a Facebook post that just kept on growing.)   Yes, the heavens declare the glory of God! We can predict the movements of the heavenly bodies down to the day and hour for years to come ... discuss

by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) – The “Our Father” prayer is of special significance, because Jesus Christ Himself gave it to us. It begins with the words: “Our Father, Who art in the h ... discuss

And war broke out in heaven.... We know of war. We hear of wars and rumors of wars. We see our nation and others fighting over things that matter and things that don't. Some of you have even fought ... discuss

Credit:  deepertruthblog.blogspot.comI have written here more than once that I am fearful that there is a great schism building up in the Catholic Church.  I feel it is coming from the tradi ... discuss

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Dear Readers, It was an abortion day Thursday July 31, 2014. Nine mothers heard our cry for mercy on the unborn victims being brought into the Building For Women for slaughter. We prayed and worshiped ... discuss

By Jane St. Clair The other day it rained in the Sonoran desert. It took perhaps a month to build up to it; the desert is not a place for rain. The sun shines 360 days a year, it hardly ever rains. D ... discuss

The Bible’s Big StoryWithout a firm grasp on the Bible’s Big Story, its grand meta-narrative, our understanding of the smaller stories and even the Gospel is hindered. Moreover, given how fast ... discuss

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me. So the childhood saying goes. But I found it to be hollow, when I was teased as a child. Names hurt. The ridicule of man has an ... discuss

Previously, I began this series with an introduction to the issue, and a look at the differences between the Pre-Tribulational and the Pre-Wrath views of the rapture of the church. “RaptureR ... discuss

In October of 1956 my grandfather Des Nichols, a life-long resident of Rockton himself, attended an auction at the homestead of a Rockton pioneer family, the old Clizbe place at the corner of Clizbe A ... discuss

Yahoo Bans Ads From Pregnancy Centers After Lobbying From “Pro-Choice” NARAL Yahoo is following the lead of Google and has reportedly banned ads from pro-life pregnancy centers that offer women ... discuss

Are angels like aliens? In a recent essay, Fr. Dwight Longenecker responds to recent comments from Bill Clinton regarding the search for extraterrestrial life. Fr. Longenecker writes: ‘Once we open ... discuss

Snippets of a letter to a younger church leader...I facilitate a Bible study at work and I really enjoy it. Today, we studied Ecclesiastes, and 10:1 speaks to why [insert famous Christian televangelis ... discuss

I will deliver them out of the hand of death. I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy death; O hell, I will be thy bite... Osee (Hosea) 13:14 (Douay-Rheims translation)Because Chris ... discuss

Here are a few quotations about the resurrection of Jesus that you might find useful. We handed these out yesterday in church and suggested that people consider using them for reflection and prayers, ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMarch 30, 2014by Fr. George W. Rutler The Belgian priest and physicist, Monsignor Georges Lemaître died in 1966 after receiving news that his theory of the birth of the universe—wh ... discuss

How do you spread the gospel in the very place it was first preached 2,000 years ago? Where do you even begin when two millennia of confusion, misunderstandings and violence stand between you and the ... discuss

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was no ... discuss

“May God open the heavens and let his mercy rain down upon our fields and mountains,” said the prayer composed by Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento. Original PostingRead more →The post Califor ... discuss

CNA: The Catholic bishops of California have called for prayers for rain to bring relief to the drought in the state, as well as for those threatened by the lack of water. “May God open the heavens ... discuss

The Catholic bishops of California have called for prayers for rain to bring relief to the drought in the state, as well as for those threatened by the lack of water, reports Catholic News Agency. “ ... discuss

Sermon for the Octave Day of the Epiphany: The Baptism of the Lord From the Gospel according to St. Matthew:  "And when Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heav ... discuss

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Prophet Zechariah Chapter 12 1. The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the ... discuss

As soon as he was baptized, Jesus came up from the water. At once, the heavens opened and he saw the Spirit of God come down like a dove and rest upon him. At the same time a voice from…Read mor ... discuss

In the Book of Revelation, the Bible describes the fall of Satan from the heavens.The Apostle John saw it this way: “That great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Sat ... discuss

-- If you work, then from time to time, you need a rest.  Hence the wisdom of things like keeping holy the Lord's Day and the seventh-year jubilee.  If you refuse to take time off, then soon ... discuss

Dear and Precious One,God loves you with a deep and everlasting love. His is the only perfect love you will experience here on earth. All other loves, as beautiful as they can be, are only pale imitat ... discuss

Texts:  Isaiah 7:10-17; Matthew 1:18-25Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Several years ago a movie titled, “Cast Away” was released.  The movie s ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORDecember 15, 2013by Fr. George W. Rutler There is an intuition in the imaginative part of the human mind that enables us to say that something is “Hellish” or “Heavenly.”  ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 156 Psalter: Monday, Week I, 710 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 49 Psalter: Monday, Week I, 723 Even ... discuss

From Isaiah 2:1-5 NAB:This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. In days to come, The mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised ... discuss

Because it doesn't affect any of my kids' schools, I've been paying only slight attention to Common Core, the new national education standards. I've been reading up on it lately because my friends are ... discuss

When I was in college, I prayed and discerned a vocation to become a sister or a nun.  I was enthralled by the Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart; of which I had had the honor of working wi ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 384 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1151 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings Office of Readings for Wedn ... discuss

Shortly before leaving Philadelphia in September, I made two special stops with the Black Madonna – one a very pleasant place, and the other a house of horrors. First, I visited the Holy Spirit Ador ... discuss

I'm linking up today for My Pregnancy Journal at My Joy-filled Life.  If you are a pregnant blogger, please visit and join us! Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were bo ... discuss

How to interpret the prophecy of Daniel chapters 2 and 7 through 12 is one of the keys to understanding some difficult passages in the New Testament, namely Matthew 24, otherwise known as the Mount o ... discuss

Question: I have heard from both atheists and inquirers this question: how can we reconcile the idea of a loving God with the idea of an eternal hell? Wouldn't a loving God give those in hell another ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Psalter: Monday, Week IV, 1107 Common of Several Martyrs: 1698 (verse before first reading) Proper of Seasons: 256 (first reading) Proper ... discuss

There is no greater love than this…that a man be willing to lay down his life for his friends. Do you have a love like that living in your heart? It doesn’t mean that you have to be kill ... discuss

28 August AD 430 Saint Augustine was one of the greatest of the Latin church fathers and was among the most significant influences in the formation of Western Christianity, including Lutheranism. He w ... discuss

Iit was an ironic Kris Kristofferson song. It has become a somewhat clichéd expression. However, the phrase “best of all possible worlds” actually comes from a serious philosophical work, Essay ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 78 Psalter: Friday, Week II, 901 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings Office of Readings for Friday in ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 68 Psalter: Wednesday, Week II, 855 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Wedne ... discuss

The chief god in Scandinavian mythology, Odin, carried a javelin called Gungnir. This javelin was no ordinary javelin, for it was created by a group of dwarves known as the Sons of Ivaldi. It was fash ... discuss

St. Poemen the GreatQuestion: "In this world where we are taught to enjoy ourselves and seek pleasure, where, even as Christians, we want to glorify God's creation, how are we to know when we have rea ... discuss

Old Testament prophecy regarding the Messianic Kingdom provides us with a paradox. On one hand, we know the kingdom of God began in Jesus day, as clearly declared by Christ as he began to preach, ... discuss

I enjoy writing, but for some time now I just haven’t had the time. So, when I read what others write I usually pick up on things they either say wrong, or on spelling mistakes they make. Magazines ... discuss

We are disheartened and even horrified at our nation’s rejection of the Judeo-Christian principles upon which it was founded. There was a solid belief in almighty God when our lands were discovered ... discuss

Sovereign God, You created the Heavens and the Earth and all that is in them in six days.You created Man in Your Image and cast him out of the Garden when he sinned.When every thought of man was only ... discuss

This is a repost from my Cerebrating about Life blog. Following my previous post, I visited my doctor. The outcome of the visit was not very joyful in itself. Fibrosis has set in, in the vein in quest ... discuss

II Peter 3:1–7: This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the predictions of th ... discuss

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The British are coming!  The British are coming!” For those of you who are not history buffs, these words were attributed to Paul Revere. From my understanding, he most likely did not shout the ... discuss

Below, I have attempted to list all passages dealing with baptism without commentary. Today, there are various teachings on who should receive baptism and what baptism does but this was not always the ... discuss

From an ancient homily for Holy SaturdayThe Lord's descent into the underworldSomething strange is happening – there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole ... discuss

I thought, this being Holy Week, that it would be appropriate to give some insight about Passover from my very dear and recently departed friend, who was a father figure and spiritual mentor to me. He ... discuss

was an Irish monk, trained at Iona in Scotland, who Succeeded Saint Aidan as governor of the Church in Northumbria and became Bishop of Lindisfarne from 651 until 661. Originally from Ireland, he foun ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 668 Psalter: Monday, Week III, 1012 Common of Doctors: 1768 (reading, canticle antiphon, intercessions) Proper of Saints: 1337 (concluding pr ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 654 Psalter: Monday, Week III, 1001 Common of Doctors: 1769 (reading, responsory, intercessions) Proper of Saints: 1336 (canticle antiphon, c ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Psalter: Monday, Week III, 999 Common of Pastors: 1737 (verse) Proper of Seasons: 113 (first reading, responsory) Proper of Saints: 1335 ... discuss

One of the most wonderful attributes of the internet is the ability to share the beautiful things people do and have done that can uplift the human spirit and give us hope. Barbara and I shared a l ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III: Ordinary: 651 Proper of Seasons: 78 Psalter: Sunday, Week II, 827 Office of Readings for Sunday in Ordinary Time God, come to my assistance.– Lor ... discuss

First ReadingHeb 4:12-16 The word of God is living and effective,sharper than any two-edged sword,penetrating even between soul and spirit,joints and marrow,and able to discern reflections and thou ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 641 Psalms and canticle from Evening Prayer II of Epiphany, 570 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 242 P ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 614 Psalter: Friday, Week II, 893 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 231 Psalter: Friday, Week II, 835 M ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 609 Psalter: Friday, Week II, 890 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Friday a ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 432 Psalms from the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1345 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 156 Psalm ... discuss

To say I have a few favorite Christmas hymns would be an understatement!  While we have much to rejoice about, these hymns don’t sugar coat reality.  Here are some that came to mind, followed ... discuss

St. Stephen was the first deacon as well as the first Christian martyr. All that we know of him is contained in the Acts of the Apostles, chapters 6 and 7. In Acts 6:5 seven men were selected and spec ... discuss

All that we know about Stephen the Protomartyr (that is, the first martyr of the Christian Church) is found in chapters 6 and 7 of the Book of Acts.The early Christian congregations, like the Jewish s ... discuss

It is a stay-at-home kind of Christmas this year. I always find it fun to run back through the blog posts from December 25ths of the past to see where my family was and what we were doing that day. So ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 436 Psalms and canticle as in Evening Prayer II of Christmas, 414 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 159 ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Saints: 1258 Psalms and canticle from Sunday, Week I, 688 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Saints: 1345 Psalms and canti ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Common of One Martyr: 1402 (psalms) Proper of Saints: 1253 (antiphons, readings), 1253 (concluding prayer) Office of Readings for the Feast ... discuss

  The twenty-fifth day of December. In the five thousand one hundred and ninety-ninth year of the creation of the world from the time when God in the beginning created the heavens and the earth; ... discuss

In 2006 I started what has become a tradition for this blog, posting videos of my favorite Italiano Christmas carol, Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle. It was written by St Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, a doctor o ... discuss

The Christmas Kalend or Proclamation In the year 5199 from the creation of the world, from the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth; 2,957 years from the flood; 2,015 ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

Look to the Visitation for the answer. Obviously, Jesus and John recognized each other as persons when the were introduced at the Visitation. John heard Mary's voice and immediately he leapt in the wo ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 All from Proper of Seasons: 394 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 All from Proper of Seasons: 140 Evening Prayer I for the Solemnity of Chris ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 377 Psalter: Monday, Week IV, 1065 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Monday, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 375 Psalter: Sunday, Week IV, 1060 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 114 Psalter: Sunday, Week IV, 932 ... discuss

kingdomwarriors.com (Get Email Updates) kingdomwarriors.com “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements w ... discuss

Although I have faced cancer and nearly three decades of disease that has steadily and irrevocable stripped me of physical function and disabled me, it's a cakewalk compared to the grief being endur ... discuss

How do we respond to an unspeakable tragedy like this? A horrific slaughter carried out by a young man barely removed from his teen years. How do we respond as young people? How do we respond as Chri ... discuss

1 of the things that I constantly remind people of is the importance of prayer in our battle to defeat the demonic "culture of death" that has murdered about 55 million preborn babies in the ... discuss

Today is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation. The Immaculate Conception is a dogma of the faith stating that Mary was conceived sinless in the wom ... discuss

The Collect.O MERCIFUL God, hear the supplication of thy servants: that we who are gathered together to honour the Conception of the Virgin Mother of God, may through her intercession be delivered by ... discuss

Last Sunday After Pentecost, November 25th 2012Christ Lutheran, St. Paul, NE and St. John's Lutheran, Palmer, NEMark 13:24-37“Temporary and Forever” Introductions, etc...These few weeks ... discuss

The following is Part 5 of an open letter to Colonel Vaughn Doner and a critique of his 2012 book, Christian Jihad: Neo-Fundamentalists and the Polarization of America. Throughout the series, I addre ... discuss

Here's a standard against which America's present political leadership can be measured.  Indeed, considering the Faustian bargains offered by both major parties, and what America just reelected ... discuss

In the midst of the bloodiest war in American history (on Oct. 3, 1863), Abraham Lincoln, remarkably, issued this proclamation:The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessi ... discuss

The Writer: You're a Hindu Catholic?Pi: We get to feel guilty before hundreds of god.When I entered the theater I knew virtually nothing about the movie, except that there was something about a boy on ... discuss

 Many people are upset with the fact that many storeas are now going to be open on Thanksgiving Day in order for people to shop. & many store employees are unhappy that they will now have to work ... discuss

We thank You Lord. …and anticipate Your coming. “‘And then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in the clouds’ with great power and glory, and then he will send out the ... discuss

This is the tenth installment in a series on theological terms. See previous posts on the terms theology, Trinity, creation, a href="http://www.challies.com/resources/the-essential-fall" target="_blan ... discuss

He Who Sits in the Heavens - This article has a couple of very insightful points about worry. “I begin to worry because I don’t like unknowns, and I don’t like feeling out of control ... discuss

Constants in the world include the Rock of Gibraltar, Mick Jagger, and human nature. The first of these is immovable. The second is incomprehensible. The third is the subject of this short essay. A na ... discuss

George Will recorded the irony that George McGovern, who passed away over the weekend at a ripe old 90 years, seems to have had his foreign policy vision vindicated after forty years in the political ... discuss

Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Our text for today is the parable of the wedding feast from St. Matthew chapter 22. When it comes to grace and the kingdom of Go ... discuss

The New York Times marvels at the way Mitt Romney talks. At a campaign stop in Rockford, Ill., not long ago, Mitt Romney sought to convey his feelings for his wife, Ann. “Smitten,” he said. Not me ... discuss

Continuing from my post on the Consecration of a Church using the 1962 Rubrics Part II, below is Part III (the final part) of that Consecration. I encourage you to read the post and then watch the e ... discuss

I originally published this study on my first blog called Just Thinking... on 4 September 2006. In the church today there are multiple views on the issue of the Sabbath. How should the Sabbath be kept ... discuss

"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it." - Matthew 7:13  Aaah, yes. It's been a good 2 years since I ... discuss

A women in California has given birth to quintuplets after being advised to abort one or more of their children. Meryl Ferraro, 39, and her husband, John, last week welcomed the arrival of their quint ... discuss

Greater Double (1955 Calendar): October 7th October 7th is the anniversary of the glorious victory won in 1571 by the Christian forces over the Turkish fleet at Lepanto. This triumph of the Cross ... discuss

Today is the feast of La Beata Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei. This year the feast falls on the 1st Sunday in October. At the Pontifical Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei (Pont ... discuss

Born to a pious middle-class French family of tradesmen; daughter of Louis Martin and Marie-Azelie Guérin Martin, and all four of her sisters became nuns. Her mother died when Francoise-Marie was onl ... discuss

Greater Double (1955 Calendar): September 24 The Order of Our Lady of Ransom was founded in the Thirteenth Century by St. Peter Nolasco (Jan. 31) and St. Raymond of Pennafort (Jan. 23), aided by King ... discuss

Note: Today would have been the Feast of St Linus, the first successor to St. Peter, had this not been a Sunday.   INTROIT Psalms 118: 137, 124 Thou art just, O Lord, and Thy judgment is right; ... discuss

Did you know that the anti-Islam filmmaker donated $1 million to Obama's campaign?John Nolte makes a great point about the anti-Islam filmmaker and the unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. Acco ... discuss

Quebec is actually a location of topographical two extremes. Occupying nearly all of The Usa Europe would be the earth’s second biggest place and delivers earth’s best shoreline of 202,080 ... discuss

I know I’m supposed to be fasting from the internet, and yeah, I’ll get back to that in a second, but right now, a girl’s got to rant.You know, I don’t drive much. I don’ ... discuss

is a very early feast day of the Church, having been celebrated since the seventh century. It is important that these feasts of Mary be observed, because most, if not all, heresies stem from the deni ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who declarest thy glory and showest forth thy handiwork in the heavens and in the earth: Deliver us, we beseech thee, in our several callings, from the s ... discuss

An Abbot, said to have been born of illustrious Athenian (Greek) parentage about the middle of the seventh century. Early in life he devoted himself exclusively to spiritual things, but, finding his ... discuss

28 August AD 430 Saint Augustine was one of the greatest of the Latin church fathers and was among the most significant influences in the formation of Western Christianity, including Lutheranism. He w ... discuss

Benedictine monk. Spiritual student of Saint Benedict Biscop, and brother monk to Saint Esterwine of Wearmouth and Saint Ceolfrid. Biblical scholar. Co-adjutor abbot of Jarrow Abbey. Abbot in Wearmout ... discuss

Intelligent, thorough, and utterly real.  Written by Jewish theologian and commentator, Dennis Prager.Judaism's Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism Rejected HomosexualityDENNIS PRAGERWhen Judaism de ... discuss

COMBERMERE, Ontario, August 15, 2012 (www.peterbaklinski.blogspot.ca) - With millions upon millions of babies whose lives have ended through legalized abortion, there are millions upon millions o ... discuss

We have seen the Burnt Offering (עֹלָה (olah)), the Grain Offering (מִנְחָה לַֽיהוָה, minchah qorban) the Peace Offering ( שֶׁלֶם (shelem)). Today we begin a study of the S ... discuss

I have found the following prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas immensely beneficial in my studies. I offer it here. Ante Studium Before Study Creator ineffabilis, qui de thesauris sapientiae tuae ... discuss

Akiko Seitelbach was 22 years old, and working at Mitsubishi Electrical as a volunteer, when the atomic bomb fell on Nagasaki.Her story:On 9 August 1945, I was working in the supply office. I was a li ... discuss

I actually meant to post so many other things yesterday and today, including more Amazing Grace giveaways plus other Truly Rich Recommendations and Tips BUT then this happened:Photos above and below f ... discuss

source: http://christiandefense.org/mor_black.htmThe Department of Christian DefenseP.O. Box 2128, Winnetka, California 91396818-377-5272 (edward@christiandefense.org)Edward L. Dalcour, Woodla ... discuss

Died 834. Saint Etheldritha was daughter of King Offa of the Mercians and his queen, Quindreda. She was betrothed to King Ethelbert of the East Angles, who was killed by her father's treachery.Because ... discuss

As regular readers know, I am into baseball more than football, but outside of watching games and reading boxscores I pay almost no attention to the private lives of sports figures. I only very recent ... discuss

  “Jesus saw that a large crowd was coming to Him, and said to Philip, 'Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?'”    John 6:5 July 29, 201217th Sunday of Ordinary Time ... discuss

“Look, I appreciate what you kids did. I really do. But this isn’t what I wanted. I’m proud to be gay. And I’m proud to be in a country where I’m free to express myself. ... discuss

Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the Lord’s house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall f ... discuss

From Julie Culshaw at Concerned for Life: Isn't it odd that, given the advances of medical science, people who support the pro-abortion position cling to images that are only visible to the naked eye? ... discuss

argin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;">Text:  Job 38:1-11The Book of Job is a very misunderstood piece of literature. Most people recognize the question posed by Job, but not the answe ... discuss

Alright, after a couple of politically-flavored posts, I’m going to have mercy on everyone and give you a gift for the weekend, and it comes to us in two parts via an excellent site within the E ... discuss

Whether tapping away at McNamara’s Blog or writing a feature for his column, “In Ages Past”, Pat McNamara is always worth reading. His short, engaging historical pieces on — mo ... discuss

is breathtaking! Melinda Gates, a white rich woman, is all for using contraception (and abortion) to eliminate the poor in the third world. (Those people of color are so profligate in their procreatio ... discuss

  From: waldo Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2012 Subject: Bye-Bye Blackbird.. We saw her at the Smithsonian by Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia.  She is one heck of a Lady! -- AT@H&K ... discuss

July 3rd is typically remembered as the III Class Feast of St. Irenaeus (for the 1962 calendar), but it is the Feast St. Leo II with a commemoration of Octave of Sts. Peter and Paul in the 1954 Gene ... discuss

Today is the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul (Double of the I Class with Octave).  Today is a holy day of obligation in the universal Church.  In England and Wales the feast is observed as a ... discuss

  From: jimmy Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Subject: Resume of Jesus Christ This is SIMPLY AWESOME!  I've never seen this before!  Whoever put The Resume of Jesus Christ toge ... discuss

I meant to post this last Friday but was too exhausted to even turn on the computer when I got home. After a long day at work, I went to the necrological service of the son of one of my fellow homesch ... discuss




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