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Baptism: Font or Baptistry? Infant or Adult?

Baptism: Font or Baptistry? Infant or Adult?

The answer is “Yes.” A Bishop was once asked if he believed in infant baptism and he replied, “Believe in it? Why I have actually seen one!” Acts 2:38 calls on adults to repent and be baptized and Acts 2:39 says that the promise of forgiveness of sins and receiving...

The Tithe

The Tithe

In the first book of the Old Testament, in Genesis 14, we see Abraham giving a 1/10 (tithe) of his possessions to a priest/king who is a type of Christ. This occurs about 500 years before Moses and the Law. In the last book of the Old Testament, in Malachi 3, we read...

Votives

Votives

The use of light in the context of worship goes back to the Tabernacle and the Temple where a lamp was perpetually lit before the Lord. The Psalmist declared that the Lord is our light and our salvation (Ps 27). Jesus declared Himself to be the Light of the world (St....

Piscina

Piscina

A piscine is a special sink set apart for cleansing the vessels used in the celebration of Holy Communion. At St. Patrick's, while our piscina looks like a regular sink in the sacristy, it empties out onto the earth rather than into the sewer system.

Liturgy of the Palms on Sunday

Liturgy of the Palms on Sunday

The Liturgy of the Palms on Palm Sunday is traced back to Jerusalem about 381 AD. The‘service was a reenactment of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. The people waved branches of palms and olives trees and shouted “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord” and sang...

A Journey Through Lent

A Journey Through Lent

Lent is a penitential season that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends Holy Saturday Eve. It is 40 days (minus Sundays) and is a time to fast and pray as Jesus did in his 40 days in the wilderness. It is a time to repent of our sins, add new godly disciplines and increase...

Lent

Lent

Lent is a penitential season that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends Holy Saturday Eve. It is 40 days (minus Sundays) and is a time to fast and pray as Jesus did in His 40 days in the wilderness. It is a time to repent of our sins, add new godly disciplines and increase...

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