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Browsing Archive: November, 2013

Poor Souls in Purgatory

Posted by Site Webmaster on Friday, November 15, 2013, In : Our Lady's Promise 
November, the month dedicated to the Poor Souls in Purgatory

PRAYING FOR THE DEAD
 
II Maccabees 12:43-46: "And making a gathering, he (Judas) sent
twelve thousand drachms of silver to Jerusalem for sacrifice to be
offered for the sins of the dead, thinking well and religiously
concerning the resurrection, (For if he had not hoped that they that
were slain should rise again, it would have seemed superfluous and
vain to pray for the dead,) And because he considered that they who
had fallen asleep with ...
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Pope Francis: It is everyone's Church (Everyone invited to the Lord's Feast)

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, In : OLP Newsline 
At the heart of Christianity is an invitation to the Lord’s feast. That was Pope Francis’ message at Mass this morning at the Casa Santa Marta. The Pope said that the Church is “not only for good people;” the invitation to be a part of it concerns everyone. And he added that, at the Lord’s feast we must “participate fully” and with everyone; we can’t pick and choose. Christians, he said, can’t be content with simply being on the guest list – not participating fully i...
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The Rule of the Theotokos (Byzantine Rosary)

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, In : Byzantine Catholics 

The Rule of the Theotokos is the Marian Rosary in a form which is indigenous to the Byzantine East, especially the Russian Church. Here is a brief account of its history and significance:

It is well known that Saint Seraphim of Sarov (1759 – 1833) prayed a form of the Rosary. Saint Seraphim’s Rule of the Theotokos consisted in one hundred and fifty repetitions of the Angelic Salutation, divided into fifteen decades. He said the Our Father only once at t...

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