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  • The Purpose Of Liturgy Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jan 4, 2013
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    We need to understand what the Council Fathers intended for Liturgy, and the two things most people think they wanted which are not what they actually said they wanted.

    Monday after Epiphany 7 January 2012 Sacrosanctum Concilium The mission of the Church on earth is exactly the same as the mission of Jesus during His thirty-some years on earth. He was, and we must be, the fulfillment of the twin commandment of God: love God with all our hearts and love our more

  • The Greatness Of The Liturgy Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 14, 2011

    Is great worship spontaneous or not. The answer may surprise you.

    Monday of 4th Week of Easter The Spirit of the Liturgy When someone wants to insult a group of people because of their slavish following of some ideology or ideologue, he can hardly do worse than to call them a “herd of sheep.” Sheep are stupid animals who need to be guided all the more

  • True Inculturation And The Liturgy Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 16, 2011

    Authentic inculturation means that we Christianize the culture in which we live.

    18 July 2011 The Spirit of the Liturgy I recall from grade school days when some particularly hard-hearted kid wanted to get under my skin, he would say “Prove it!” to anything I might advance. We see this in the Hebrews fleeing from Egypt. They trusted Moses until they got into a more

  • Creativity--The Opposite Of Liturgy Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 21, 2011

    Our profession of faith in Christ is guided not only by Scripture, but by the Fathers of the Church, the historic creeds, and our liturgical tradition.

    Monday of the 5th Week of Easter Spirit of the Liturgy Mistaken identity. It’s an embarrassment, and occasionally a lethal inconvenience. Consider poor Jude here. No wonder he appears to have preferred the name “Thaddeus,” and became patron saint of hopeless causes. Even more

  • Liturgy In Early Church Services

    Contributed by Greg Gordon on May 29, 2015

    Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. - 1 Timothy 4:13 When we visit different Churches in the world there is in all of them an order of service (liturgy) or pattern that they follow. Though the ..

  • The Liturgy And Our Learning Obedience Through Suffering Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jan 19, 2013

    Just as Jesus learned obedience through suffering, so St. Agnes and all the saints; we celebrate this in every Mass.

    Monday of 2nd Week in Course 21 Jan 2013: St. Agnes Sacrosanctum Concilium Jesus offered up prayers and supplications during his mortal life, with loud cries and tears, to the one who could save Him from death–His eternal Father, and He was heard. And He learned obedience through more

  • The Practices Of Public Worship

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Aug 19, 2013
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    This message is an explanation of our Order of Worship.

    Scripture Three weeks ago I began a short series of messages on the subject of worship. In my first message I said that all of life is worship. Last week I explained some principles that govern our public worship service. Today, I would like to conclude our series with a study on the more

  • Sing To The Lord A New/Old Song Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jun 15, 2013

    The Liturgy, especially the Mass, is a point of contact between the human and divine

    Monday of 11th Week in Course 2013 Sacrosanctum Concilium 1 “O sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him victory. Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing more

  • The Liturgical Training Ground For Our Bodies Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jun 10, 2011

    Both spirit and body are trained in the liturgy for the Resurrection existence

    St. Anthony of Padua 13 June 2011 Spirit of the Liturgy The feast of San Antonio de Padua, patron of our city, leads us to focus on the deep humility of this amazing member of the then-young Order of Friars Minor, the Franciscans. It was not well known at the time that he was probably the more

  • Service Of The Stations Of The Cross

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Jan 4, 2012
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    A modern Liturgy for an Evangelical Approach to the Stations of the Cross

    Service of the Stations of the Cross Blessing Leader: May the Grace of God be abundant in this place and recall the suffering of the anointed one, the Christ, the only begotten Son, Jesus. Holy Spirit, lead us closer to the Cross. People: And also with you. Scripture (Psalm more

  • Funeral For A Stillborn Baby

    Contributed by Jane White on Dec 6, 2002
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    Funeral sermon and liturgy suggestions for a full term stillborn boy.

    {All liturgical material used was from the United Methodist Book of Worship service for a stillborn child, and service for the loss of a pregnancy. I scoured the internet and other resources looking for help. The UM BOW was by far the best resource. This baby boy was born dead at term. The more

  • Will You Marry Me?

    Contributed by Brian Smith on Oct 15, 2008
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    Did you know that Jesus included a marriage proposal into the Passover liturgy?

    Will You Marry Me…? Mark 14: 12-26 The Passover Meal (Seder) -Passover is the oldest Jewish holiday -Passover background is found in Exodus 12, 13, and 14 -The purpose of the Passover Seder is to draw the story of the Exodus out of the past and into the present so that each person will more

  • Paul's Missionary Heart -- Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Oct 9, 2009
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    By examining Paul’s heart, we see the heart of a missionary.

    Scripture Today we continue our study in Romans. Let’s read Romans 15:14-33: 14I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another. 15But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of more

  • Worship On God's Terms Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Oct 2, 2010

    Cult is part of culture, even materialistic culture; our cult must be conducted as God wishes.

    Feast of St. Francis of Assisi October 4, 2010 Spirit of the Liturgy Series By all testimony, including his own, Francis was a self-willed man. Even when he heard God’s call, we see over and over again his early actions as those of someone who is making his own way. The Francis of the more

  • Rites Are Not Rigid Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 28, 2011

    The new churches of the apostolic age did not make up their worship, but developed that of the synagogue into the Divine Liturgy, with due respect to the foundation by Jesus and the characteristics of the particular churches within which these liturgies d

    Monday of 6th Week in Easter Memorial Day Spirit of the Liturgy Imagine the founding of a new church, down on the riverbank in Philippi, under the leadership of the great apostle Paul and his companions. She was not a Jew, but did worship the one God. Did the Holy Spirit inspire this little more