From the Rector/Catechesis, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 1/23/22

The Liturgy of Baptism Paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church Lesson 17  1235 The sign of the cross, on the threshold of the celebration, marks with the imprint of Christ the one who is going to belong to him and signifies the grace of the redemption Christ won for us by his cross. …

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From the Rector, Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, 1/16/2022

The Theology of Baptism Paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church Lesson 16 1275 Christian initiation is accomplished by three sacraments together: Baptism which is the beginning of new life; Confirmation which is its strengthening; and the Eucharist which nourishes the disciple with Christ’s Body and Blood for his transformation in Christ. 1276 “Go …

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From the Rector/Catechesis Lesson, The Baptism of the Lord, January 9, 2022

Introduction to the Liturgy Paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church                                                                               Lesson 15 1110 In the liturgy of the Church, God the Father is blessed and adored as the source of all the blessings of creation and salvation with which he has blessed us in his Son, in …

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From the Rector, January 2, 2022, The Epiphany of the Lord

Christian Friendship From a Sermon by St. Gregory Nazianzen, On his friendship with St. Basil Basil and I were both in Athens. We had come, like streams of a river, from the same source in our native land, had separated from each other in pursuit of learning, and were now united again as if by …

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