Category Archives: Liturgy

Passover

Passover Then you shall take some of the blood, and put it on the door posts and the lintels of the houses . . . and when I see the blood, I shall pass over you, and no plague shall … Continue reading

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TODAY IS the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

A Prayer [adapted] on the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord It is my duty and my joy, at all times to give you thanks and praise, for today the grace of the Holy Spirit in the form of … Continue reading

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Two Prayers for Healing from the Gallican Liturgy (7th Century)

Lord Jesus, healer of our souls and bodies, during your life on earth, You went about doing good, healing every manner of sickness and disease, strengthening, curing, comforting and consoling. You want nothing more than to see us healthy and … Continue reading

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A Prayer of Thanksgiving to Jesus

Lord Jesus, I give you thanks, not only with my lips and heart, which often comes to little, but with your spirit, with which I speak to you, question you, love you and recognize you. You are all, and everything … Continue reading

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The Didache – A Glimpse into the Church around 100 a.d.

Today’s selection for reflection, meditation and/or prayer is from what is one of the earliest Christian writings. Here’s what an article from Wikipedia has to say about the Didache:   “The Didache  or The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles is a … Continue reading

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The Great Litany

The Great Litany O God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth, Have mercy upon us. O God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy upon us. O God the Holy Spirit, Sanctifier of the faithful, Have mercy upon … Continue reading

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Mary, Mother and Teacher in the Spirit

[Most Catholics and many priests are unaware of the existence of the two volume Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary consisting of a sacramentary — a book of antiphons, prayers and the Mass– and a lectionary — the … Continue reading

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Goodbye to an Old Song

[Both the photo and the words of this post are from the 2011 Easter Vigil. This year one found a new candle and a new translation of the Exsultet, the great and ancient hymn of praise sung by a deacon, … Continue reading

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Fulfillment: One of The Seven Last Words of Jesus – VII

[Since the 16th century preachers Christians have made reflecting on The Seven Last Words of Jesus a part of a lenten preparation to celebrate Easter.  The “words” are actually sentences: three from the Gospel of Luke; three from the Gospel … Continue reading

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Self-surrender: One of The Seven Last Words of Christ – VI

[Since the 16th century preachers Christians have made reflecting on The Seven Last Words of Jesus a part of a lenten preparation to celebrate Easter.  The “words” are actually sentences: three from the Gospel of Luke; three from the Gospel … Continue reading

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