Coptic Priest sends message of thanks and love to terrorists 13th April 2017 2:28 pm by Hassan John Fr Boules George of St Mark, Cleopatra church in Cairo, a Coptic priest in Egypt has expressed his appreciation to IS in the Peninsular, who claimed responsibility for the twin bomb blasts in Egypt, for the honour to… Read More A Powerful Message by a Coptic Priest to ISIS !
Let’s face it, many of us grew up with Maundy Thursday as part of our Church life, but never knew what it really meant. I used to say “Monday Thursday” as a kid. Then I assumed that “maundy” meant “mourning” or something because I specifically associated this day with Christ’s arrest, symbolized by the stripping of… Read More “Maundy” Thursday= “Commandment” Thursday
If you have been in a church with a well-trained choir, especially on Easter and Christmas, you have likely experienced an incredibly powerful moment in the last verse of a hymn that straight up gave you the chills! That would be the descant, and I think it is one of the best parts of the English choral… Read More The Descant: Stirring Up Souls In Worship For Over 400 Years.
From the earliest days of Christianity, believers began their ceremonial gatherings with processions. Like many traditions in Church, they were adopted from Roman civic and military custom and “sanctified” to the glory of God and the use in Church worship. For example, modern Church banner bearers harken back to the Roman standard bearers (bearing the… Read More 8 Liturgical Procession Diagrams
In 1998 we moved to Orlando, Florida in order for me to serve as a Canon to the Cathedral Church of St. Luke. One of the things I fell in love with after arriving in Central Florida was fresh squeezed orange juice and so I made it as often as I could. When we bought a… Read More Faith Like An Orange Tree?
The early Church was building-less, an attribute that is becoming more familiar in the modern Church in the West and has long been a reality in places where Christians are still persecuted. The view of the modern Church is often tied buildings, often leading to the checking of faith and evangelism in the narthex on the… Read More The Building-less Early Church
Last week, I was talking to my daughter on the phone. As she was entering home, she heard the melodic sound of a piano. It was being played by a man who had finished tuning a piano she and her husband had purchased awhile back. She was very pleased to hear the music wafting up the… Read More Lent Is For Re-tuning The Piano Of Our Hearts.