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3 Posts tagged Book of Revelation

July 3, 2015

The Liturgy of Praise in the Book of Revelation and in the Church Today

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Anyone who reads the Book of Revelation carefully finds before him a detailed heavenly picture of all the different kinds of liturgical rites that accompany the prayers and praises offered in the church every day, along with the eucharistic mystery. He sees white robes, censors, incense, and a burning coal on the altar, golden crowns, candlesticks, an altar and “a lamb as it had been slain,” cherubim, archangels, angels, heavenly powers, twenty-four elders and the …

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January 15, 2015

The Eternal Joy of Tribulations

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A certain brother was troubled and disturbed by some person, but he did not say anything and endured the temptation joyfully for the sake of the Lord (Jas 1:2). Being a man and wearing flesh, however, he slowly began to be troubled by thoughts and sorrow. So he sneaked away to a hidden place and prayed to God from the depths of his heart with sadness and bitterness, wetting the ground with his tears, and …

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January 9, 2015

Orthodox Worship and the Senses

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While reading a wonderful book entitled The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, a 17th c. spiritual classic, I happened upon the following quote from the Introduction by Doris Day:We have to leap into faith through the senses — from the natural to the supernatural — and I was drawn to the Church in my youth because it appealed to the senses. The music speaking to the ear, the incense …

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