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Archive for the ‘Early Christianity’ Category

Where Shall We Look For Hope?

August 11, 2014

“Say not, ‘Why were the former days better than these?’     For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.” (Ecclesiastes 7:10) When times are bad where do you look for hope? When evil is all around and pressing in where do you long to be? These questions are important. Although they may seem simple, […]

A Prayer By Origen

March 6, 2014

Let us ask the Lord to broaden our ideas, make them clearer and bring them nearer to the truth, that we may understand the other things too that he has revealed to his prophets. May we study the Holy Spirit’s writings under the guidance of the Spirit himself and compare one spiritual interpretation with another, […]

A Prayer By Clement of Rome

February 27, 2014

May he who created everything keep the number of his chosen people, throughout the world, up to the strength he fixed for them through his dear Child, Jesus Christ. Through him he called us from darkness to light, from ignorance to knowledge of the glory of his name. We have confidence in you: you were […]

A Prayer By Origen

February 20, 2014

The Lord grant that we may believe in our hearts, declare with our mouths and prove by our deeds that his covenant with us has been sealed in our flesh. May men see that what we do is good and praise our Father in heaven for it, through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom glory […]

A Prayer By Clement of Alexandria

December 11, 2013

Be kind to your little children, Lord: that is what we ask of you as their Tutor, you the Father, Israel’s Guide; Son, yes, but Father as well. Grant that by doing what you have told us to do, we may achieve a faithful likeness to the Image and, as far as is possible for […]

May Your Name Be Holy Among Us

September 4, 2013

“Hallowed be your name” may be one of the most misunderstood phrases of the Lord’s Prayer. Do we hallow the name of the Lord? If so, how does one go about this? John Chrysostom explains that God is full of glory but that we need to glorify God in our own lives.[1] If we follow […]

6 Ways to Pray the Lord’s Prayer

August 29, 2013

Use it as a model – Before the Lord’s prayer in the Gospel of Matthew we are instructed to “Pray then like this…” Because of these words the Lord’s prayer in Matthew has sometimes been called “the model prayer.” It is a prayer that teaches us how to pray. We learn to pray by watching […]

A Prayer by Origen

August 27, 2013

God can do anything. Let us beg him to take pity on us and make us not merely listen to what he tells us but do it as well. May he send the flood of his waters over our souls, destroy in us what he knows is in need of destruction and give life to […]

Musings

August 10, 2013

Scot McKnight’s Thoughts on Baptism Scot McKnight published an interesting post this week on the subject of baptism. In it he examines the importance of baptism in the early church and points out passages in the Bible that connect baptism to repentance and forgiveness. He writes, The early church carried on this practice — it […]

5 Reasons to Pray the Lord’s Prayer

June 17, 2013

“This, then, is how you should pray…” Concerning the praying of the Lord’s Prayer, Dietrich Bonhoeffer writes, “Daily the disciples receive this certainty anew from their communion with Jesus Christ, who is the fulfillment of all their petitions. In him God’s name is hallowed; in him God’s kingdom comes; in him God’s will is done. […]

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