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  • "Orans" Posture and Hand-Holding During the Our Father -- Two Liturgical Abuses at Once

    05/15/2014 8:58:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 739 replies
    Biblical Evidence for Catholicism ^ | July 07, 2008 | Dave Armstrong
    Monday, July 07, 2008 "Orans" Posture and Hand-Holding During the Our Father Are Against the Rubrics (Instructions) For the Mass   Two liturgical abuses at once: "orans" posture and hand-holding during the Our Father [ source ] Colin B. Donovan, STL, over at the EWTN website, states that the "orans' posture in the congregation (arms outstretched in a "praying" or adoration position) is contrary to the rubrics:The liturgical use of this position by the priest is spelled out in the rubrics (the laws governing how the Mass is said). It indicates his praying on BEHALF of us, acting as alter...
  • "Our Father Who Art in Heaven" (Sermon for Ash Wednesday on Matthew 6:1-21; The Lord's Prayer)

    03/05/2014 12:33:12 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 5, 2013 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Our Father Who Art in Heaven (Matthew 6:1-21; The Lords Prayer)You know, during Lent there is a strong tradition to do a series on some part of the Catechism. And thats what were going to do for this Lenten season. Today we begin a nine-part sermon series on the Lords Prayer. Im calling it Lord, Teach Us to Pray, which is what the disciples asked Jesus to teach them. And Jesus responded by giving them the Lords Prayer, as well as other teaching about prayer. Apparently, Jesus wants his Christians to pray. He thinks its important. He gives us instruction...
  • 5 Things You Dont Know about the Our Father

    12/04/2013 11:00:12 AM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies
    CE.com ^ | July 9, 2013 | Stephen Beale
    5 Things You Don’t Know about the Our Father by Stephen Beale on July 9, 2013 ·  50  It’s a prayer faithful Catholics say at least once a week at Mass, if not several times daily. The words are well-known and well-worn in our mind, but there is a lot more to the Our Father than at first meets the eye.Here are five things you did (or may) not know about this, the most central of all Christian prayers:1. Echoes Jewish prayer: There’s an ancient prayer that beings with these words: May His great Name grow exalted and sanctified...
  • 5 Things You Dont Know about the Our Father [Ecumenical]

    07/10/2013 2:00:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | July 9, 2013 | Stephen Beale
    5 Things You Don’t Know about the Our Father by Stephen Beale on July 9, 2013 ·    It’s a prayer faithful Catholics say at least once a week at Mass, if not several times daily. The words are well-known and well-worn in our mind, but there is a lot more to the Our Father than at first meets the eye.Here are five things you did (or may) not know about this, the most central of all Christian prayers:1. Echoes Jewish prayer: There’s an ancient prayer that beings with these words: May His great Name grow exalted and sanctified...
  • Pondering the Mysterious Word in the Lords Prayer No One Can Agree how to Translate

    06/21/2013 2:44:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 64 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | June 20, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the breviary we are currently reading St Cyprian’s commentary on the Lord’s prayer. It is a prayer shared by and prized by all Christians. Few if any have not committed to memory.Yet within the Lord’s prayer is a mysterious word that both Greek and Biblical scholars have little agreement over or even a clear understanding of in terms of its precise meaning. Most Christians who do not read Greek are unaware of the difficulties and debate surrounding the word. They simply accept that the most common English translation of the Our Father is undisputed. To them the problem is...
  • Pope: it's wrong to think our enemies must go to hell

    06/20/2013 2:39:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies
    cna ^ | June 20, 2013
    Pope Francis leads the Bishops of Italy in a solemn Profession of Faith in St. Peter's Basilica for their 65th General Assembly May 23, 2013. Credit: Stephen Drsicoll/CNA. Vatican City, Jun 20, 2013 / 01:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis stressed that it's false to think our enemies “must go to hell” during his daily Mass at the Vatican's Saint Martha House June 20. “You cannot pray with enemies in your heart,” he said June 20. “With (both) brothers and enemies in your heart, you cannot pray.” “They must go to hell, right? I will have nothing to do...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PATER NOSTER, 09-20-12

    09/20/2012 8:34:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 09-20-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PATER NOSTER The prayer composed and taught by Christ to the Disciples (Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:2-4). Named from the first two words of the prayer in the Latin, Pater Noster (Our Father). The Pater Noster has been part of the Church's liturgy since apostolic times. It was part of the profession of faith for the reception of catechumens into the Church, has more commentary by the Fathers and Doctors of the Church than any other passage in the Bible, and, after baptism, is the best known bond of unity among Christians in every tradition. Its seven...
  • Why the Our Father is a Pro-life Prayer, Part 2

    01/19/2010 7:59:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies · 200+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | January 19, 2010 | Father Frank Pavone
    Why the Our Father is a Pro-life Prayer, Part 2 January 19th, 2010 by Fr. Frank Pavone Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Union with the will of God is the heart of salvation and the essence of holiness. It is also the cornerstone of the culture of life. To say, thy will be done is the opposite of saying, my will be done; its all up to my choice.When we see a child living in the womb, we see the will of God. The Lord never makes human beings by accident. Each child...
  • Why the Our Father is a Pro-life Prayer, Part 1

    01/19/2010 7:53:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies · 203+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | January 5, 2010 | Father Frank Pavone
    Why the Our Father is a Pro-life Prayer, Part 1January 5th, 2010 by Fr. Frank Pavone The Lord gave us the Our Father as the model of all prayer, and in each line we receive insight as to why we are pro-life. Prayer itself is inherently pro-life because it puts God at the center of our lives and choices. The pro-choice mentality, instead, puts us at the center.Our Father. There is one Father of us all, the one who gives both divine life and the natural human life which is its pre-requisite. The Father is the Creator, and if he...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith,Pt 4:Lord,Teach Us To Pray,7th Petition:Deliver...Evil. Amen

    12/10/2009 9:22:04 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies · 305+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    PartFour: Lord, Teach Us To Pray SeventhPetition: Deliver Us from Evil. Amen Table of Contents The closing petition of the Lords Prayer is a compendium of everything from which we want God to deliver us, in this life and in the life to come. St. Cyprian, who wrote the first extensive commentary on the Pater Noster, teaches that we are here praying to be freed from the consequences of sin. The Church follows this teaching, which places our dread of evil into proper perspective.So far, in the Our Father, we have prayed for Gods mercy on our sins,...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith,Part 4:Lord,Teach Us To Pray,6thPetition:Lead Us Not into..."

    12/09/2009 10:14:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies · 309+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    PartFour: Lord, Teach Us To Pray SixthPetition: Lead Us Not into Temptation Table of Contents Temptation is an invitation to sin. The source of the temptation may be the attractive, sinful conduct of other people, called the world; or the disorderly desires of our own fallen nature called concupiscence; or the malicious urging of the evil spirit, whom we call the devil. When we pray not to be led into temptation, we are not asking to be freed from the testing of all human beings to prove their loyalty to God. Temptation as a test of our fidelity...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith,Part4:Lord,Teach Us To Pray,5thPetition:Forgive Us Our Tr...

    12/03/2009 7:32:20 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies · 328+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    PartFour: Lord, Teach Us To Pray FifthPetition: Forgive Us Our Trespasses as We Forgive Those Who Tresspass Against Us Table of Contents This is no ordinary petition to God asking for His mercy. We not only ask Him to be merciful to us, but we dare place a condition and a norm on Gods forgiveness. What is this condition and norm? It is the practice and the measure of our forgiveness to others. What are we being told? We are being told that unless we are merciful to others, God will not be merciful to us. We further...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith,Part 4:Lord, Teach Us To Pray, 4th Petition:Give Us This..."

    12/02/2009 11:11:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies · 254+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    PartFour: Lord, Teach Us To Pray FourthPetition: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread Table of Contents This is the turning point in the Our Father. Where the first three petitions were directed to the glory of God, from now on they are concerned with our needs. The Churchs tradition finds two levels of request for nourishment in this petition. We ask for the food we need for our souls, and the sustenance we need for our bodies. Spiritual Nourishment When St. Pius X issued his decree on frequent Holy Communion, he explained that frequent means daily reception...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith,Part 4:Lord,Teach Us To Pray,3rd Petition:Thy Will Be Done..."

    12/01/2009 6:49:22 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 220+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    PartFour: Lord, Teach Us To Pray ThirdPetition: Thy Will Be Done on Earth as It Is in Heaven Table of Contents This petition is an epitome of Christianity and a synthesis of our whole purpose for existence. Why do we have a free will? In order to do the will of God. Unlike the irrational creation that surrounds us, we can choose either to conform our wills to God or refuse to do so.The scope of this petition is the prayer that human beings on earth might do Gods will as the angels and saints are doing in...
  • TheEssentials of the Catholic Faith, Part 4: Lord,Teach Us To Pray, Second Petition:Thy Kingdom...

    11/30/2009 10:43:49 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies · 342+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    PartFour: Lord, Teach Us To Pray SecondPetition: Thy Kingdom Come Table of Contents The kingdom for which we are praying to come is the kingdom of which Christ so constantly spoke in the gospels. The Greek word Basileia (kingdom), which occurs in the Lords Prayer is the same term He used throughout His public ministry and, after the Resurrection, up to the time of His ascension into heaven. Jesus intended us to pray that the kingdom He described, in every sense, might come.There are two principal ways in which Jesus spoke of the kingdom. He described it as...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith,Part 4: Lord,Teach Us To Pray; 1st Petition:Hallowed...Name

    11/27/2009 11:49:21 PM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies · 447+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Copyright 2002 Inter Mirifica
    PartFour: Lord, Teach Us To Pray FirstPetition: Hallowed Be Thy Name Table of Contents The Latin words of the first petition bring out clearly what we are here asking for: Sanctificetur Nomen tuum. What we are asking is that the Name of God may be sanctified. This calls for some explanations. We are not asking that God might become more holy. That would be blasphemy. He is the All-Holy One because He is the Totally Other. He alone is the Necessary One, the Infinite One; there is no other God than He.Our petition is rather that God might...
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Pt 4:Lord,Teach Us To Pray,Invocation: Our Father, Who...

    11/24/2009 10:10:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies · 283+ views
    TheRealPresence, org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    PartFour: Lord, Teach Us To Pray TheInvocation: Our Father, Who Art in Heaven Table of Contents We open the Lords Prayer by addressing God as Father. The Pater Noster is addressed to the Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. But we speak to Him as Father because God is our Father by every possible title. He is our Father because He is our Creator, who brought us into existence out of nothing. He is our Father because He is our Redeemer and therefore the source of our supernatural life. He is our Father because we are His...
  • Our Father and Hail Mary, sung in Syriac-Aramaic, the language of Jesus Christ

    11/21/2009 7:13:24 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 1,223+ views
    YouTube ^ | November 21, 2009
    Abwoon D'Bashmaya - The Lords Prayer in Aramaic - YouTube Shlom Lech Maryam-Ave Maria in syriac/aramaic ماجدة الرومي - YouTube Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that Jesus, His Blessed Mother and the Apostles were born and lived in the Holy Land. The common parlance of their days was Syriac-Aramaic. Hebrew was the liturgical language of the Temple. I recently attended a Hafli - a Lebanese feast, much like a wedding but without the bride and groom. The organizing committee brought in a band that played Middle Eastern (contemporary) songs and the highlight of the evening was a belly...
  • Lord, Teach Us To Pray: The Lords Prayer [Ecumenical]

    10/11/2008 11:20:32 AM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies · 587+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | The Real Presence staff
    Lord, Teach Us To Pray The Lords Prayer Table of Contents By every standard of comparison, the most popular prayer in existence is the Our Father. One sign of its popularity is the number of polyglot collections of the Lords Prayer which have been published at various times since the invention of printing. Already in 1787 the Spaniard Hervaz printed the Pater Noster in three hundred and seven dialects and languages, and the practice of multi-lingual editions has been going on ever since. But the Lords Prayer is not only the most popular prayer in existence, it is...
  • The Our Father in the Catechesis of Teens

    06/17/2007 4:26:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies · 825+ views
    The Catholic Faith ^ | Jan 1998 | Tom Richard
    The Our Father in the Catechesis of Teens by Tom Richard, DFF Introduction Teens and other beginners need to grow in prayer A previous article1 discussed the special needs of adolescents for authentic prayer. In their human development, God is drawing them into a natural maturity which needs and deserves a corresponding spiritual maturity. As children, they learned the beautiful formula prayers of our Faith. Entering adulthood, they increasingly need a spirituality and hence a life of prayer which keeps pace with their naturally expanding human horizons. The growing intellect of adolescence needs the meaningful encounter with...
  • Lead Us Not into Temptation . . .

    03/10/2006 8:33:19 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies · 495+ views
    CatholicEducation.org ^ | 03-19-06 | Scott Hahn
    Lead Us Not into Temptation . . . SCOTT HAHN The Lord's Prayer is like a marathon course whose last mile winds up a steep hill. Or it's like a Himalayan mountain whose ultimate peak crowns a sheer, vertical rock face. We approach the end of the Our Father, and still we face the petition that has proven a stumbling block to many great minds in Christian history. The psychoanalyst C.G. Jung's misinterpretation of this petition was a major factor in his break with orthodox Christianity. He cited Jesus' words as evidence that God is not merely "love and...
  • Praying in Jesus' Own Language

    01/22/2006 3:32:48 PM PST · by NYer · 26 replies · 3,195+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | January 22, 2006 | Monsignor Petrus Yousif
    Interview With Professor of Chaldean Liturgy VATICAN CITY, JAN. 22, 2006 (Zenit.org).- The Chaldean Church, whose patriarch resides in Baghdad, Iraq, takes pride in its ancient liturgy which uses the same language Jesus used. In November, the Chaldean liturgy underwent a reform following a special synod in Rome. To assess the extent of the reform, ZENIT interviewed Monsignor Petrus Yousif, professor of Syro-Chaldean patrology and Chaldean liturgy at the Pontifical Oriental Institute and the Catholic Institute of Paris. He is also the parish priest of France's Chaldean community. In this interview, Monsignor Yousif, consultor of the Special Liturgy Commission for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-17-04

    06/17/2004 7:39:32 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies · 121+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 06-17-04 | New American Bible
    June 17, 2004 Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Psalm: Thursday 27 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading ISir 48:1-14 Like a fire there appeared the prophet Elijah whose words were as a flaming furnace. Their staff of bread he shattered, in his zeal he reduced them to straits; By the Lord's word he shut up the heavens and three times brought down fire. How awesome are you, Elijah, in your wondrous deeds! Whose glory is equal to yours? You brought a dead man back to life from the nether world, by the will of the LORD....
  • the Mass Explained

    10/01/2003 5:22:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies · 1,364+ views
    CERC ^ | 1981 | Cormac Burke
    The Mass Explained CORMAC BURKE The following commentaries on the Holy Mass one for each day of the month were first prepared for school use. They can easily be adapted for other uses. ContentsIntroductionChrist's actionLove for the MassFaith The purposes of the MassThe first purpose: adoration The second purpose: to give thanks The third purpose: to make up for our sinsThe fourth purpose: petitionReadingsGospelCreedPresentation of the giftsPresentation of the giftsOrate, fratresSanctusConsecrationConsecration-CommunionThe Our FatherPreparation for CommunionCommunionHoly Mass: self-givingOpening prayer, prayer over the gifts, Prayer after communionMass: presence of God Sorrow for one's sin Thanksgiving IntroductionTo judge the...
  • Catholic Caucus: The Holy Rosary

    05/04/2003 1:10:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies · 1,264+ views
    EWTN.com ^ | 5-04-03 | EWTN.com
    In Sacred ScriptureHow To PrayThe Mysteries:JoyfulLuminousSorrowfulGloriousHome The Holy RosaryThe rosary probably began as a practice by the laity to imitate the monastic Divine Office (Breviary or Liturgy of the Hours), during the course of which the monks daily prayed the 150 Psalms. The laity, many of whom could not read, substituted 50, or even 150, Ave Marias (Hail Marys) for the Psalms. This prayer, at least the first half of it so directly biblically, seems to date from as early as the 2nd century, as ancient graffiti at Christian sites has suggested. Sometimes a cord with knots on it...