Month: March 2015 christian Morning Prayer Holy Thursday

Morning 8.00 a.m. Morning Prayer from Radio Alba: Led by Netta Ewing, the service begins with ‘I am the Vine, you are the branches.’ Let us pray Lord, your people learned to trust you as they remembered the great things you had done for them. Let us also grow in trust as our awareness of your presence deepens. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. We continue with Psalm 115. The reading is from Hebrews 2:9-10 and is followed by a verse of the Benedictus, the intercessions, the Lord’s Prayer, and a blessing. 8.15 a schools Morning Prayer led by children of Our Lady of the Rosary Primary, with Catrina Glen singing a verse from St Paul’s letter to the Ephesians (4: 29-32) and Our Lady of the Missions Primary Schools singing a hymn form of Psalm 115 (Lord, how can I repay). The 30 minute program of Morning Prayers is repeated every half hour until 12.00 when it is replaced by a short service for people remembering and mourning. From then until 8 pm there is music from ‘the...

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A Short Report on RADIOALBA CHRISTIAN: 25th March 2015

A Short Report on RADIOALBA: 25th March 2015 christian Since November 1st 2013 Christian has sustained a daily diet of a musically rich Morning Prayer and school Morning Prayer in a 30 minute cycle) followed by a short service for people remembering and mourning their dead (12 noon and 6.00 p.m), with special greetings and blessings for St Andrew’s Day, Christmas, Easter, St Mungo’s Day, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, prayers for peace and so on from the Glasgow churches, plus lots of music from Noel Donnelly, John Allan, Clare O’Neill, Carissa and Christine Bovill,...

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Pope: Church calls us to authentic liturgical life 8th March 2015

Pope: Church calls us to authentic liturgical life Posted: Sunday, March 8, 2015 9:58 pm Pope Paul VI On Saturday evening, Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Roman church of ‘Ognissanti’- All Saints’ – in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first Mass offered in Italian. It was in the church of Ognissanti, fifty years ago, on the First Sunday of Lent, 1965, that Pope Paul VI offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass predominantly using the vernacular – the language of the people. Describing the event, Pope Paul said: “Across the world this date marks the first time a new way of praying, of celebrating Holy Mass has been inaugurated.” In his homily, Pope Francis recalled the Gospel account of the cleansing of the temple, and Jesus’ famous remark, “Do not make My Father’s house a marketplace!” This expression, the Pope said, did not just refer to those doing business in the temple; it refers to a certain type of religiosity. Jesus’ gesture is one of “cleansing, of purification.” God is not pleased with material offerings based on personal interests. Rather, Jesus is calling us to “authentic worship, to the correspondence between liturgy and life – a call that is true for every age, and also for us today.” Recalling the Second Vatican Council’s constitution on the Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, Pope Francis said, “the Church is calling...

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