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Well Said: On the Palm Branches HAPPY CATHOLIC* - February 13, 2015 ... and began rereading it a page per day. It beats me how those saints can say things that hit me right between the eyes, especially when I don't recall reading them the first time through the book. In this case, St. Andrew of Crete provided me with some really lovely images for reflection, leading to thoughts about Jesus himself. I thought you might like them ...http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/2015/02/well-said-on-palm-branches.html
Liturgy in Bede's World INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - February 6, 2015 ... formulaic close. By the end of the hour or two, a few may be bored, and some wonder again, "All this archaic rigmarole, so pompous and contrived and expensive, while people are starving and living in rags and hovels: would this money not be best spent on the poor?" I refer, of course, to the phenomenon known as Formal Hall. It is an anthropological fact: Humans need ritual and ceremony. Whether a formal dinner at an Oxbridge college, a wedding, a funeral, a graduation exercise, a sporting ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2015/02/liturgy-in-bedes-world.html
Diabology in the Exorcisms at the Making of a Catechumen BLOG OF THE DORMITION - February 4, 2015 ... that demons are spirits. Tatian (c. 160) wrote, "None of the demons possess flesh. Their structure is spiritual, like that of fire or air" (71). The first exorcism, referencing scripture many times, elaborates significantly on the nature of created spirits – both holy and fallen angels. It refers to the Cherubim three times: once to the Cherubim posted by the Living God to guard the Tree of Life with the flaming sword ( cf. Gen 3:24), once to the Cherubim upon whom the ...http://holydormition.blogspot.com/2015/02/diabology-in-exorcisms-at-making-of.html