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Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality – Part 3

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   February 13th, 2022     Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Opening Prayer for Tuesday Morning   In the beginning, O God, when the firm earth emerged from the waters of life you saw that it was good. The fertile ground was moist, the seed was strong, and the earth’s profusion of color and scent was born. Awaken my senses... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Feb 15

Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality- Part 2

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   February 6th, 2022   Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Opening Prayer for Monday Morning   For the morning light and its irresistible dawning, for your untamable utterances of life in boundless stretches of space and the strength of the waves of the sea I give you thanks, O God. Release in me the power of your Spirit that my soul may be free and my... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Feb 8

Listening for The Heartbeat of God, Celtic Christian Spirituality- Part 1

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   January 30th, 2022 Celtic Cross Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3 Opening Prayer for Sunday Morning I watch this morning for the light that the darkness has not overcome. I watch for the fire that was in the beginning and that burns still in the brilliance of the rising sun. I watch for the glow of life that gleams in the growing earth and glistens in the sea and... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Feb 1

Praying with Icons: Part 12

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   December 19th, 2021   St. Nicholas the Wonderworker Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   St. Nicholas [was] a fourth-century bishop of Myra, a city now in ruins in Asia Minor (modern Turkey). He wrote no books nor have any of his sermons or letters survived, but few saints have been the object of such universal affection. He is seen as a brave defender of Orthodoxy,... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Dec 22

Praying with Icons: Part 11

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   December 12th, 2021   The Holy Family Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   In this week's Praying with Icons, Deacon Joe discusses The Holy Family icon and the work of Artist/Iconographer Kelly Latimore.  Click Here ( Related article )   Watch Sunday's Sermon including related topics:     ... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Dec 14

Praying with Icons: Part 10

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   December 5th, 2021     John the Baptist Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   From before he was born, John the Baptist had been chosen to prepare the Israelites for the coming of the Messiah. In their old age, his parents, Zechariah and Elizabeth, were told by the angel Gabriel that they would have a son “With the spirit and power of... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Dec 7

Praying with Icons: Part 9

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   November 28th, 2021   The Annunciation Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   The chief commander of the King’s armies, the Archangel Gabriel, was sent to Mary to announce the Incarnation – God’s coming to earth. According to Orthodox iconography, Gabriel appeared to Mary when she was hand spinning with a spindle. The icon shows how she stops and... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Nov 29

Praying with Icons: Part 8

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   November 21st, 2021   Christ Pantocrator Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3   Christ Pantocrator (The All-ruler) is an icon of the Creator, the Savior, and the Judge. Here he is portrayed frontally as a half figure. The face is authoritative, but also gentle, the eyes are wide open looking directly at us. The two-piece robe he is wearing, a red tunic (chiton), and a... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Nov 24

Praying with Icons: Part 7

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   November 7th, 2021   The Hospitality of Abraham Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3 The icon called “The Hospitality of Abraham” or “The Old Testament Trinity”, is based on the incident referred to in Genesis 18: “And the Lord appeared to him (Abraham) by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day. He lifted up... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Nov 12

Praying with Icons: Part 6

With The Rev. Deacon Joe Dzugan   October 31st, 2021   The Transfiguration Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mp3 The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke tell us that Jesus took the three apostles Peter, James, and John, those he was closest to and led them up a high mountain. There he was transfigured into blinding light; both his face and clothing changing before their eyes. Matthew writes that “his... Read More
Posted by Mark Hamby at Nov 3
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