When In Rome …

The Lord be with you I’m sure it comes as no surprise to anyone that I enjoy, and find value in, the liturgical life of the Church. Recently I’ve been reading a new book published by Concordia Publishing House titled Celebrating The Saints. I will review it at a later

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Commemoration of John of Damascus

Advent 2 Commemoration of John of Damascus, Theologian and Hymnwriter December 4, 2011 The Lord be with you John of Damascus, sometimes called John Damascene, was born about 675, grew up in wealth and luxury, and at an early age succeeded his father as an official in the court of

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Advent Season Background

The Lord be with you Advent Season is the beginning of the Church Year. It begins with the First Sunday of (or “in”) Advent. The First Sunday of Advent is the Sunday closest to the Feast of St. Anthony, Apostle, which is November 30. This year that means Advent I

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Revelation 2:18-29, part 2

The Lord be with you The class finishes its study of the Church at Thyatira. Considered are such things as who “Jezebel” is in the letter, what she taught, and how can a church with such great characteristics have such problems.

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“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” – homily

The Lord be with you This year’s Wednesday Advent homilies are focused on four different Advent/Christmas songs. The first one focuses on “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” Pastor covers some background and then delves into some of the meaning in the text. The text of the message is displayed in

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Preoccupation with Self-Discovery

Commenting on Galatians 4:1-11, Das writes: The modern world is obsessed with identity crises. People are constantly seeking to discover their inner selves for self-fulfillment and self-actualization, or they may find their self-worth in their work or achievements. This preoccupation with identity and with the self is an exercise in

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