Starts small in a country in Africa. Blows up and spreads to other countries. Then to other continents.
No cure. No vaccine. Massive deaths around the world, and it just came to your city.
What do you do?
Could you leave…?
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Very powerful message…
Translation makes a BIG difference, particularly in Sacred Scripture. This article opens up a whole meaning to the Lord’s Prayer that most people don’t know about.
Most folks, when praying the Lord’s Prayer, simply assume that the phrase “our daily bread” is a request for food. At one level, that’s true. But at a more accurate level, we are actually requesting the grace to receive the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord, Jesus Christ, each day.
Each time we pray the Our Father, we are asking for the Eucharist. And that’s true whether or not we are Catholic Christians.
The word “daily” in “give us this day our daily bread” is the Greek word epiousios. In a certain sense, it’s a difficult word to translate because it’s a brand new word. Before Christ, nobody had used this word. This word is found no where else in Greek literature. Jesus actually coined this word. Perhaps he did so to give this petition special significance.
“Epi” means highest, above, or superior. As a prefix, this gives us “super-“. Next we have the word “ousios,” which means essence, substance, or nature.
Welcome to Holy Week!
Each year, the Church celebrates the entire week before Easter Sunday. We are all familiar with the various celebrations and customs associated with with this week, but do we know how they came about?
Our Sunday Visitor has put together a “Guide To Holy Week” for those who want to know more about this holy time.
There’s also a short quiz to test your knowledge of the events and people involved in those events, list of ideas for things to do during the week to make it more meaningful, explanations of the customs associated (palm crosses, colored eggs, house cleaning, etc.) and more.
I think you’ll like it!
Over time, the practice of observing Holy Week spread throughout the Christian world, with prayers, historical re-enactments and special liturgies. During the Middle Ages, the celebration of the Easter Vigil gradually fell out of practice. The important days of the week were Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
So what’s the big deal about Mass? If we understood what is going on there, we’d know what the big deal is…
Think about it.
Pray about it.
Immerse your self in it…