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Lent Is Upon Us - The Season for Repentance and Spiritual Renewal ROMAN CHRISTENDOM - March 12, 2017 On Ash Wednesday... Feria quarta cinerum in tempi quadragesimæ... (The Wednesday of ashes in the time of the 40 days i.e. Lent...) On this day Catholics the world over receive on their foreheads the sign of the cross in ash, administered by the priest, to symbolise the transience of life, the need for repentance (ash being a sign of repentence) and the hope of immortality in the life to come. As he administers the ashes the priest says (in Latin in the traditional ...http://romanchristendom.blogspot.com/2017/03/lent-is-upon-us-season-for-repentance.html
A Lenten Meditation on an Unconventional Ash Wednesday CRISIS MAGAZINE - March 9, 2017 ... serve as a point of meditation as long as it facilitates a pious communication of the soul with God and helps us know, love, and serve God better. Sometimes a casual event at a supermarket can trigger a meditation. My non-classical meditation on "Ashes to Go" certainly did get me thinking of a broader picture. I could not help but reflect that this incident was one of those only-in-America paradoxes that can be so fascinating to those who want to observe life. Things like this break some old ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/2rJUIwsQ2g0/unconventional-ash-wednesday
Ash Wednesday: Ancient Tradition Still Thrives in Modern Times CLERICAL WHISPERS - February 28, 2017 ... Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee, thinks the appeal of Ash Wednesday is partly because participants receive a "marker of identity" as Catholics. The day also has rich symbolism, he said, of both flawed humanity and mortality. He pointed out that even though a large percentage of Catholics do not go to confession they will attend this very penitential service because they "get a sense of repentance and a kind of solidarity in it." "Clearly it touches on ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/02/ash-wednesday-ancient-tradition-still.html
As Lent Approaches....(Universal) CLERICAL WHISPERS - February 27, 2017 The season of Lent has not been well observed in much of evangelical Christianity, largely because it was associated with liturgical worship that some churches were eager to reject. However, much of the background of evangelical Christianity, for example the heritage of John Wesley, was very "high church." Many of the churches that had originally rejected more formal and deliberate liturgy are now recovering aspects of a larger Christian tradition as a means to refocus ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/02/as-lent-approachesuniversal.html
The Royal Hours of Epiphany Eve NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - January 5, 2017 The Royal Hours are a special service which is held three times a year in the Byzantine Rite, on Christmas Eve, Epiphany Eve, and Good Friday. It consists of the Hours of Prime, Terce, Sext and None, followed by a service called the Typika, the closest parallel to which in the Roman Rite would be the so-called dry Mass. (These five parts are said one after the other without interruption.) They are known as "Royal" from the tradition that the Byzantine ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/jQu_g5CeyOk/the-royal-hours-of-epiphany-eve.html
The Royal Hours of Christmas Eve NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - December 23, 2016 The Royal Hours are a special service which is held three times a year in the Byzantine Rite, on Christmas Eve, Epiphany Eve, and Good Friday. It consists of the Hours of Prime, Terce, Sext and None, followed by a service called the Typika, the closest parallel to which in the Roman Rite would be the so-called dry Mass. They are known as "Royal" from the tradition that the Byzantine Emperor and his court would attend them at Hagia Sophia in Constantinople; ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/x6CIIuBVsMA/the-royal-hours-of-christmas-eve.html