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Tradition: The Firewall Against Change.

The following is an excellent essay on how the regular observance of Christmas, as one important means, provides a protective island from the rising tide of change that will completely submerge tradition if not for the observance thereof. Belloc on … Continue reading

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Why Advent?

Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches. It is the beginning of the liturgical year in the Catholic Church, as well. It is a time of both anticipation and preparation for the celebration of the Birth of … Continue reading

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What Dreams May Come

Hamlet: “To die, to sleep–No more–and by a sleep to say we end the heartache, and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to. ‘Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep–To sleep–perchance to dream: ay, … Continue reading

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Relentless Pursuer of the Restless Heart

“for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matthew 6:21 Why is our conversation so conflict laden? Why do we accuse one another rather than listen with a rational open  mind? All compromise and reason is … Continue reading

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Reconciled

There once was a preacher who would bring the Word of God from town to town. He was called the “Train Preacher,” because he would travel by train to evangelize. And at each stop along the way he would preach … Continue reading

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Are We What We Eat?

This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die.  I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for … Continue reading

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The Empty Tomb

“Pilate said to them, “The guard is yours; go secure it as best you can.” So they went and secured the tomb by fixing a seal to the stone and setting the guard. – Matthew 27: 65-66 “The king lay … Continue reading

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The Banquet

“Jesus Washes the Feet of His Disciples at the Last Supper” When he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call … Continue reading

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The Week That Changed The World

Palm Sunday– “Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried: Hosanna, blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, the king of Israel.”- John 12:13 Holy Thursday– “And taking bread, he gave … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning/ Re-post for Lent

Spring Cleaning Posted on March 21, 2014 by Alan A. Malizia: Contagious Optimism! Co-Author As winter approaches its end, we look forward to spring. However, we ready ourselves by taking inventory of that which pertains to the season. Gardening tools … Continue reading

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