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Browsing Archive: April, 2014

Byzantine Catholic Prayers

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, In : Byzantine Catholics 

One of the first requests made by the disciples to Jesus was, "Lord, teach us to pray..." (Luke 11:1). The Jewish people of Jerusalem were above all a praying people, and this tradition of prayer was continued by the earliest Christians.

What is prayer? Bishop Theophan, a famous Orthodox spiritual writer of the last century, tells us:" In prayer man converses with God, he enters through grace into communion with Him, and lives in God...Prayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God in pr...


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Byzantine Catholic Morning Prayers

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, In : Byzantine Catholics 

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Glory to You, our God, Glory to You!

O heavenly King, the Comforter; the Spirit of Truth, Who are in all places and fill all things; Treasurer of blessings and Giver of life, come and dwell within us and cleanse us form every blemish  and save our souls, O blessed One.

(If it is during the Paschal Season O Heavenly King is replaced by: Christ is Risen from the dead, trampling down death by death and to those in the tomb...


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Byzantine Catholic Evening Prayers

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, In : Byzantine Catholics 

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Glory to You, our God, Glory to You!

O Heavenly King, the Comforter; the Spirit of Truth, Who are in all places and fill all things; Treasurer of blessings and Giver of life, come and dwell within us and cleanse us from every blemish and save our souls, O blessed One.

(If it is during the Paschal Season  O Heavenly King is replaced by: Christ is Risen from the dead, trampling down death by death and to those in the tomb...


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10 Positive Things That Happen When We Pray

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, In : Our Lady's Promise 

Why should I bother to pray?

If you’re like me, you’ve probably asked yourself this question at least once in your life. Whether it’s motivated by the fact that “God already knows what I need” or by “God doesn’t answer my prayers”, the fact of the matter is that the question does get raised by all of us. Even worse, we sometimes take it a step further and stop praying. In an attempt to highlight the importance of prayer and combat the desire to give it up, here are 10 po...


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A FATHER'S LOVE LETTER

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, In : Our Lady's Promise 
You may not know me, but I know everything about you (Psalm 139:1)
I know when you sit down and when you rise up (Psalm 139:2)
I am familiar with all your ways (Psalm 139:3)
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered (Matthew 10:29-31)
For you were made in my image (Genesis 1:27)

In me you live and move and have your being (Acts 17:28)
For you are my offspring (Acts 17:28)
I knew you even before you were conceived (Jeremiah 1:4-5)
I chose you when I planned creation (Ephesians 1:11-12)...
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The Habit of Prayer

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, In : Byzantine Catholics 
Though created in the image of God - man has fallen far. The image is not demolished, but we have not fulfilled the likeness and we frequently distort the image beyond recognition. Part of the true human life described in Genesis, are the “walks in the Garden” with God. Man and God converse - they share communion with one another. We see the restoration of this in the life of Christ whose constant life of prayer is frequently referenced in the Scripture.

Man makes a return to the ...

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