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Thoughts on the Sign of Peace and the Sacrifice (and Supper) of the Mass

When I was in college, I often went to daily mass — it was easy, because the chapel faced the quad where many of my classes were. There were usually 5-10 of us there, including both chaplains. In those days, … Continue reading

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Collect for today

Almighty and eternal God, who in the Pope, Blessed John XXIII, gave to the whole world the shining example of a good shepherd, grant that, through his intercession, we may with joy spread abroad the fullness of Christian charity. Through … Continue reading

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Today is Gaudete Sunday, which is this blog’s name day, as I wrote last year. Gaudete means “rejoice.” Shout for joy, O daughter Zion! Sing joyfully, O Israel! But in light of Friday’s tragic events, how do we rejoice? Why … Continue reading

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Schmemann on knowing the Holy Spirit

…this sequence — knowledge about, then knowledge of, and finally communion with — is reversed. There is nothing we can merely know about the Holy Spirit. … in the words of St. Seraphim, “when the Spirit of God descends on … Continue reading

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