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Catholic Church Gets Armenian "Doctor" BYZANTINE, TEXAS - February 24, 2015 ... ahead of his departure for Aricca on Lenten retreat, the Pope confirmed the proposal put forward by the Plenary Session of the Congregation to confer the title of Doctor of the Universal Church on the 10th century saint. St. Gregory of Narek is widely revered as one of the greatest figures of medieval Armenian religious thought and literature. Born in the city of Narek in about 950 A.D., St. Gregory came from a line of scholars and churchmen. St. Gregory received his education ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2015/02/catholic-church-gets-armenian-doctor.html
Doctor of the Church Who? THE CURT JESTER - February 23, 2015 ... saint. St. Gregory of Narek is widely revered as one of the greatest figures of medieval Armenian religious thought and literature. Born in the city of Narek in about 950 A.D., St. Gregory came from a line of scholars and churchmen. St. Gregory received his education under the guidance of his father, Bishop Khosrov, author of the earliest commentary on the Divine Liturgy, and from Anania Vartabed, abbess of Narek Monastery. He and his two brothers entered monastic life at an early age, and St. ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/splendoroftruth/lNZE/~3/y1iaZ4eBIOw/
February 21, 2015 - First Sunday of Lent DAILY HOMILIES - February 21, 2015 Genesis 9.8-15 Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 Resp. 10 1 Peter 3.18-22 Mark 1.12-15 Why are there so many songs about rainbows and what's on the other side? We're told that rainbows are merely illusions, light refracted into its constituent parts by water droplets, but people do not write songs or poems or myths about light refracted by water droplets. They write songs and poems and myths about rainbows. This attempt to deconstruct the rainbow, ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/DailyHomilies/~3/9jatbfVCufw/february-21-2015-first-sunday-of-lent.html
Making It Meaningful LEX ORANDI, LEX CREDENDI - February 18, 2015 ... that we should sing. "But, what about that couple whose music has a message", he persisted. I explained to him that if we examine the Propers, then we will find the "message" of the liturgy. Benedict once said that the liturgy is not something that "we cobble up for ourselves." It is something that we receive from the Church. By the end of our conversation, my friend wasn't quite convinced; however, he was somewhat intrigued by the notion that the Church has already given us a set of texts to ...http://benedictgal-lexorandilexcredendi.blogspot.com/2015/02/making-it-meaningful.html
Of Snow and a Free Printable 2015 Daily Plannet for Lent TRAINING HAPPY HEARTS - February 15, 2015 ... reflecting over the "reflect icon. Plan meals - or keep a food diary - in the "Meals & Snacks" block. Jot down ideas for - or actual things done - in the "Pray", "Fast: and "Give" blocks. Jot down special activities to help learn about our faith and live Lent under "Learn and Live" Write down scheduled activities and daily tasks under "The Gift of Time"(where there are 16 lines for the 16 waking hours of the day). Use the "Morning", "Midday", "Afternoon" and "Evening" blocks as desired to ...http://traininghappyhearts.blogspot.com/2015/02/of-snow-and-free-printable-2015-daily.html
Pre-Lenten Preparation SUFFERING WITH JOY - February 3, 2015 ... which we tune ourselves up to run in that race St. Paul mentions in 1 Cor. 9: 24-27, the race being most immediately Lent of this year. We heard this in Sunday's Epistle reading. Now is a good time to ask the Holy Spirit to show us what would be most beneficial to us personally as we look at the three ways we can keep Lent. 1. What penances/mortifications will help me most to advance in virtue? 2. What spiritual practices should I fine-tune or add, or what habits should I build to open myself ...http://sufferingwithjoy.com/2015/02/03/pre-lenten-preparation/
Christmastide (Day 7) - Where Is the Christ Child? IN OTHER WORDS - December 30, 2014 W e cross the halfway point of Christmastide, with Epiphany coming the first Monday of the new year, and after that we start Ordinary Time until the Lenten season. But as we reach Day Seven Wednesday, the last day of the year, I ask if we have lost the meaning of Christmas. This Advent season (remember Advent is the four Sundays before Christmas, and Christmastide is Christmas to Epiphany), as I visited the stores, save for the religious stores and Hobby Lobby, it seemed ...http://hadleyblog.blogspot.com/2014/12/christmastide-day-7-where-is-christ.html