Prayer of Abandonment

PRAYER OF ABANDONMENT TO GOD Father, I abandon myself into Your hands. Do with me what You will, whatever You do, I will thank You, I am ready for all, I accept all. Let only Your will be done in me, as in all Your creatures, and I’ll ask nothing else, my Lord. Into Your…

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Words for the Week – April 5

Here is our installment from the Lectionary for this week (even thought it is about over!). Let me encourage you to read through these passages in preparation for our worship gathering tomorrow night. Remember, we are discussing resurrection in our teaching time. We have moved from a season of somber reflection in Lent to a…

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Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem

Lent for us, and the rest of the Western Church, ended with Easter this past week. However, our brothers and sisters throughout the Eastern Orthodox Church are in the midst of their Lent. They do not celebrate Pascha (this is the Eastern Orthodox term for Easter which comes from the word for Passover) until the…

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Words for the Week – March 29th

Here are the passages for this weekend. We are entering into the post-Lenten season where we celebrate and observe the Resurrection. Resurrection bleeds through all of the pages of the New Testament (even the old) and we will be discussing it in detail in the weeks to come. Psalm 111 & 118:14-24 Old Testament Isaiah…

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Holy Week – Good Friday Reflections

John 18:1-40  1When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was an olive grove, and he and his disciples went into it. 2Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. 3So Judas came to…

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Holy Week – Wednesday Reflections

John 13:21-35 After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, “I tell you the truth, one of you is going to betray me.” His disciples stared at one another, at a loss to know which of them he meant. One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to…

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Holy Week – Tuesday Reflections

Please take time this week to reflect upon the Gospel reading for each throughout Holy Week. Let this be a time of reflection, prayer and preparation as we continue to celebrate Christ’s sacrifice and his resurrection. John 12:37-50 Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs in their presence, they still would not believe…

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Holy Week – Monday Reflections

John 12:1-11 Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she…

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