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The Importance of Prayer

We sometimes both compartmentalize and limit ourselves in our faith, because we place more importance on things such as work, socializing, having fun, etc. We minimize our faith without meaning to. We simply forget about it in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In order to avoid putting our faith in a box and […]

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Let Us Enter Into These Most Sacred Mysteries!

I have been reading a beautiful book on the Liturgy recently: For the Life of the World, by Alexander Schmemann.  This Eastern Orthodox priest and theologian cuts to the heart of the sacred drama unfolding in each liturgy. In the sacred liturgy we become participants in the Heavenly Kingdom; Sons in the Son; Partakers in […]

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The Joy of the Resurrection

“If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.” (1 Cor. 15:14) Easter Sunday, the day of remembrance of Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is a time of celebration for Christians. Easter is a time of immense joy. Why? As Paul alluded to above, Christ’s resurrection […]

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Holy Worship

Mass was wonderful this week. Sometimes, to be honest, it’s not. Sometimes I’m tired, agitated, and lukewarm. I get distracted easily. I lose focus. My mind wanders. Sometimes I just want to be entertained by a riveting sermon, flashy lights and captivating music. It’s a big transition from Sundays in evangelical Protestantism to Sundays in […]

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Back to the Basics

For 2014, the start of a New Year, I want to get “back to the basics,” as it were. Back to the basics in my personal life, my school life, my professional life. But most importantly, back to the basics in my relationship with Jesus. What is it that God is asking of me, daily? […]

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