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Church History Tuesday: Development of Theology

After Constantine legalized Christianity and there was a large influx of people into the Christian religion; there was the need for official theology and a development of the theology already in place.  Emperor Constantine tried to facilitate this development of … Continue reading

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Monastic Monday: Monastic Vows/Practices Part 6: Prayer

I have previously talked about the Liturgy of the Hours (you can find that post here), but in this post I want to talk about prayer more generally.  All monks and nuns pray.  It is the most important thing that … Continue reading

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Bible Study Wednesday: John 6

Today’s Lectionary reading comes from John 6:27-40. Jesus starts off telling the people not to work for the food that perishes, but for food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give them.  Alright so I … Continue reading

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Church History Tuesday: The Impact of Constantine

I do not really want to spend a lot of time talking about Constantine since the last few posts have dealt with him in some ways.  However, the importance of who Constantine is and what he did for the Church … Continue reading

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Church History Tuesday: The Great Persecution before the Peace Part 3

Last week, we learned about the edicts of Diocletian.  We also learned about the political chaos which racked the Roman Empire in the early 300s.  When we left off last week Galerius had just passed an edict ending the persecution … Continue reading

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Church History Tuesday: The Great Persecution before the Peace Part 2

If you need a recap you can find it here. So Diocletian’s edicts against the Christians were some of the harshest and restricting the Christians had seen.  His first edict was that all churches and Sciptures be burned.  The second … Continue reading

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Bible Study Wednesday: The Letter to the Hebrews 3:12-19

I love The Letter to the Hebrews, when I thought about doing a Master’s in Biblical Studies; I was going to study Hebrews, James, and 1 & 2 Peter.  I find that Hebrews has a lot of important information, which … Continue reading

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Church History Tuesday: The Great Persecution before the Peace

Warning this will have some pretty heavy history talk in it (and it might go on for more than one week)! Early in the fourth century, the worst persecution of the early Church took place, but was also the last … Continue reading

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Church History Tuesday: A History of Lent

Lent is one of the oldest practices of the Church.  St. Irenaus of Lyons wrote about a season of Lent in the late 100s.  Granted at that time the season only lasted a few days.  Even for the early Church, … Continue reading

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Saints Friday: Monks and Martyrs

There are not really any good saint feast days coming up within the next week.  I know there is St. Valentine’s day, but there is almost no information available about St. Valentine.  So instead of trying to write a lot of … Continue reading

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