The Eucharist In The Lord’s Prayer

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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.

Learn the details here…

 

 

Guide To Holy Week

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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.

Click here to go to the Guide To Holy Week…

 

History of the Knights of Columbus – Bet you didn’t know this…

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I am a member of the K of C (in fact, I am the current Grand Knight of our council). I never knew ANY of this until recently!

Sadly, out of ignorance, many people slam the Knights of Columbus as being something that it’s not. I thought this would be a good glimpse of reality.

 

The Real Purpose of Funerals

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Worship God… Thank God… Renew our faith… Pray for the person who has died… 

Funerals are meant to help us cope with the loss of a loved one, but that is only one of many deeper purposes they serve. In this video, Fr. Mike shares the wisdom of the Church in making funerals a time to recall God’s mercy, and pray for the faithful departed.

 

More Truth

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Truth doesn’t exist to let you bend it to make you feel good. It doesn’t exist one way for you and another way for me. It’s not there to pick and choose the truths you want to believe and pooh pooh the ones that don’t fit into your particular set of values or life style. It’s not there to let you not feel guilty when you do something outside of it’s boundaries. It’s not subjective

It’s Objective whether you agree with it or not. Whether you accept it or not. Whether it makes you feel good or not.  

Truth is there to be true. It will always catch up with you in the end.

It’s there to make you HAPPY in ETERNITY.

And that’s the truth.

BK

Ave Maria, Hail Mary

Sometimes you just need to sit back, close your eyes and be with God. This will help…

The music to this song is Sergei Rachmaninovs creative genius, in his Slavonic original. Because this is the most known Marian hymn, and because of the slow tempo, I have not included lyrics in the video. The five images are a variation of Marian art from the ages and from across various cultures. The lyrics and translation are as follows:

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
Amen

Áve María, grátia pléna, Dóminus técum.
Benedícta tu in muliéribus, et benedíctus frúctus véntris túi, Iésus.
Sáncta María, Máter Déi, óra pro nóbis peccatóribus, nunc et in hóra mórtis nóstrae.
Ámen.

For more Gregorian Chants, click here…

The Eucharist is literal: John 6:22-71

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The following video has some great Biblical exegesis as to why the Eucharist is literal, not figurative. Among other things, it compares the “bread of life discourse” in John 6, to other Bible passages where Jesus was speaking figuratively, people thought he was speaking literally or they did not understand them, and he corrected them (“We brought no bread,” “I am the door,” “Destroy this temple and I will raise it in three days.”). No correction happened in John 6 when people indicated that he was speaking literally, but correction happend at those other times.

Plus, in every other passage regarding the Eucharist (ie, Last Supper, Paul’s admonition at 1 Cor 11), there is no indication that that the Eucharist was figurative. 1 Cor 11 is especially interesting to me. Since St. Paul was correcting the Corinthians anyway for the way they were treating the Lord’s Supper, it…

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The Power Of The Rosary – Fr. Joseph Gill

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Some great stories about the Rosary. Fr. Gill tells of Lepanto, Bl. Bartolo Longo, some of his own experiences, how to pray it and even how the Rosary came about.

Short but really good…

When you have prayed one Rosary for each time you have committed the sin you are addicted to, you will be free of that addiction.”

“The Rosary is looking at Christ through the eyes of Mary.