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Author : Whitley Strieber
Publisher : Souvenir Press
Page : 315 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2016-11-01
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN : 9780285643550

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On December 26th, 1985, Whitley Strieber was woken in his isolated cabin in upstate New York, he saw a creature in his bedroom. His next memory is sitting in the woods around the cabin. Hypnosis revealed that Whitley Strieber had been abducted by a UFO and that he had been subjected to medical testing by aliens. Strieber came to realise that he had been abducted by these alien life forms for most of his life, and began to record his experiences with visitors from 'elsewhere'. Whether the reader believes or not his story it will fascinate and terrify. The sincerity and detail of Strieber's account of his experiences is powerful and it will force every reader to ask: what are the aliens trying to communicate, are they here to guide and transform mankind, has the greatest mystery of our time been solved? Is Whitley Strieber an ambassador for beings from another world to contact mankind?

A Place for You

Author : Daniel Erlander
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 18 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 19??
Category : Eucharist (Liturgy)
ISBN : 0984841431

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In this welcome book children read, color, and learn about Jesus as he invites us all to his special meal called Holy Communion. Presented in a fun, kid-oriented comic book style.

My Communion Book

Author : Diana Murrie
Publisher : Church House Publishing
Page : 36 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2002
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 0715149466

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Since the introduction of Common Worship, demand has been extremely high for material to help parishes use Common Worship with children. Designed to meet that need, this fully-revised edition of My Communion Book helps children gain a better understanding of Holy Communion. This all-age resource for children and families is primarily aimed at 4 to 8 year olds. It can be used initially as a sharing book, adult and child reading together, but children may use it at times on their own. Taking the child through the service, the book explains key words and asks questions that relate directly to the child, helping them to engage with the service of Holy Communion in a fun, interesting and meaningful way.

My First Communion

Author : Catholic Book Publishing Corp
Publisher : Catholic Book Publishing
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Religion
ISBN : 0899428371

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My First Communion by Catholic Book Publishing Corp Pdf

This album will help a child remember the first time he or she receives the Eucharist. Packaged in a slipcase, this lovely keepsake provides space to record memories of the people, prayers, reflections, photos, mementos, and activities leading to and celebrating the child's First Communion Day. Full color. Consumable.

We Share in the Eucharist

Author : Francoise Darcy-Berube,John-Paul Berube
Publisher : Twenty-Third Publications
Page : 86 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2001-09
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1585951579

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We Share in the Eucharist by Francoise Darcy-Berube,John-Paul Berube Pdf

This innovative approach to the sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation is built on the belief that children grow in faith best when their parents and the parish community accompany them on their faith journey. Each beautifully written and colorfully illustrated emphasize the basics of Catholic teaching and worship. They clearly and boldly invite children to be lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. Each child's book includes a 16-page Family Guide to help parents share with their children at home. A Leader's Guide for catechists, DRES, and other parish leaders challenges adults of the parish to walk together with children and their families as they are initiated into the Christian life.

I Belong

Author : Aileen Urquhart,Redemptorist Publications
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 1999-03-31
Category : First communion
ISBN : 0852311729

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Living Communion

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
Page : 756 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2024-04-19
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0898697964

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More Than Communion

Author : Scott MacDougall
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Page : 398 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2015-05-21
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780567659903

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The dominant contemporary model for ecclesiology (theological views of the church itself) is the ecclesiology of communion. MacDougall argues that communion ecclesiologies are often marked by a problematic theological imagination of the future (eschatology). He argues further that, as a result, our ways of practising and being the church are not as robust as they might otherwise be. Re-imagining the church in the light of God's promised future, then, becomes a critical conceptual and practical task. MacDougall presents a detailed exploration of what communion ecclesiologies are and some of the problems they raise. He offers two case studies of such theologies by examining how distinguished theologians John Zizioulas and John Milbank understand the church and the future, how these combine in their work, and the conceptual and practical implications of their perspectives. He then offers an alternative theological view and demonstrates the effects that such a shift would have. In doing so, MacDougall offers a proposal for recovering the 'more' to communion and to ecclesiology to help us imagine a church that is not beyond the world (as in Zizioulas) or over against the world (as in Milbank), but in and for the world in love and service. This concept is worked out in conversation with systematic theologians such as Jürgen Moltmann, Wolfhart Pannenberg, and Johannes Baptist Metz, and by engaging with a theology of Christian practices currently being developed by practical theologians such as Dorothy C. Bass, Craig Dykstra, and those associated with their ongoing project. The potential for the church to become an agent of discipleship, love, and service can best be realised when the church anticipates God's promised perfection in the full communion between God and humanity, among human beings, within human persons, and between humanity and the rest of creation.

First Communion

Author : Peter McGrail
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 230 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2016-04-15
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781317135005

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One of the most carefully prepared liturgies of any Roman Catholic parish's year is the celebration of 'First Communion'. This is the ritual by which seven- or eight -year-old children are admitted to the Eucharist for the first time. It attracts the largest congregations of any parish liturgy, and yet is frequently marked by tension and dissent within the parish community. The same ritual holds very different meanings for the various parties involved - clergy, parish schools, regularly communicating parishioners, and the first communicants and their families. The tensions arise from dissonance between the parties on such key issues as expected patterns of Church attendance, Catholic identity, dress and expenditure, and family formation. The relationships and discontinuities between popular and 'official' religion is at the heart of these tensions. They touch upon deep-seated anxieties concerning the future viability of the very structures and patterns of parish life during the current period of falling Church attendance and parish closures. For those within the Church who are concerned to understand and address the issues in its structural decline, this book will make sometimes uncomfortable but always stimulating reading. Peter McGrail examines the relationship between Church structures and popular religious identity, viewed through the lens of the first communion event. Drawing out hitherto unrecognised connections and significances for the future of the Catholic Church at local level, the insights into the decline of the parish as an institution present challenges to all with an interest in and concern for the future of the Church in the English-speaking world. Bringing to the fore the relationship and tensions between liturgy and Church structures, both historically and at the present time, this book offers academics and students alike extensive material for reflection and future development..

Holy Communion in Contagious Times

Author : Richard A. Burridge
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Page : 309 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2022-01-07
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781725285781

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Holy Communion in Contagious Times by Richard A. Burridge Pdf

Can the church celebrate the eucharist in "contagious times," like the coronavirus pandemic, and if so, how? In this book, Richard Burridge investigates a wide range of proposed options, both in the everyday physical world (fasting the eucharist, spiritual communion, solo and concelebrated communions, lay presidency, drive-in and drive-thru eucharists, and extended communion) and in cyberspace (computer services for avatars, broadcast eucharists online, and narrowcast communions using webinar software like Zoom). Along the way, he tackles the whole range of concepts of the church, ordination, and the eucharist. This book is essential reading for anyone desiring an informed and provocative guide to the theology and practice of holy communion in our challenging times.

Communion and Otherness

Author : Jean Zizioulas,John D. Zizioulas
Publisher : A&C Black
Page : 330 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2006-01-01
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780567031488

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Communion and otherness: how can these be reconciled? This work seeks to answer the question. It probes the Christian tradition and highlights the existential concerns that already underlay the writings of the Greek fathers and the definitions of the early ecumenical councils.

The Holy Spirit as Communion

Author : I. Leon Harris
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Page : 258 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2017-09-26
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781498297493

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The Holy Spirit as Communion by I. Leon Harris Pdf

In The Holy Spirit as Communion, Leon Harris examines the pneumatologies of Colin Gunton and Frank Macchia. For both theologians, the doctrine of the Holy Spirit is foundational to understanding their doctrine of God, Christology, and ecclesiology. Drawing on the theme of communion, The Holy Spirit as Communion expresses the concept that the Holy Spirit is the person who perfects the divine nature and personhood of the Father and Son. It is the Holy Spirit who perfects the eternal communion within the divine Trinity, which is the source of the divine action that also perfects the communion in creation as an expression of the Father’s will through Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit as Communion explores the essentiality of the Holy Spirit through a unique approach to Spirit Christology: Gunton is represented by a radicalized version of Chalcedon Christology, and Macchia formulates his account through the overarching metaphor of “Spirit baptism.” Therefore, the doctrine of God, Christology, ecclesiology, and eschatology cannot be construed without a proper account of pneumatology that takes into consideration the eschatological perfecting work of the third person of the Trinity—who perfects creation’s koinonia as a gift from the Father through the grace of Jesus Christ.

Called into Communion

Author : Susan B. Carole
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Page : 132 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2013-03-20
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781610979658

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This book illuminates the experiential and theocentric dimensions of holiness theology. It acknowledges two strands of thought in current holiness theology--Wesley's Christian perfection and entire sanctification as propagated in the early days of the American Holiness Movement. It honors the contribution of both these strands by identifying the deep harmony in the holiness message of John Wesley and Phineas Bresee. Using insights from Wesley and Bresee, the author develops a paradigm for holiness theology from the standpoint of its transcendent goal. Called into Communion explicates entire sanctification as revelatory and salvific, a necessary threshold experience for complete openness to God. This approach illuminates the rootedness of holiness theology in the triune fellowship of holy love. The communion perspective affirms holiness theology as the underlying theological principle for a missional ecclesiology since participation in God characterizes the church as a doxological fellowship of holy love and determines the church's redemptive action. Seminarians and pastors will find in this book a new perspective on the holiness message. It extends the horizon of reflection to the grace that seeks out and enables human partners for a transformative fellowship of genuine reciprocity with God.

Meditations After Holy Communion

Author : Edward Looney
Publisher : Sophia Institute Press
Page : 142 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2021-01-21
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781644133453

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In what promises to become a spiritual classic, Fr. Edward Looney's Meditations after Holy Communion guides your prayers during those intimate moments with the Lord following Holy Communion, elevating your soul and mind and leading you into a deeper relationship with Christ. Inspired by the work of Fr. Daniel Lord, S.J., Fr. Looney offers here a method of prayer that is sure to renew within you the practice of fruitful Eucharistic prayer. He will guide you through each Sunday of the year with meditations tied to the liturgical seasons, ensuring that you are aligned not only with Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Ordinary Time, but also with the universal Church, now and throughout the ages. Each meditation introduces you to a topic for reflection and provides points to ponder and a short prayer. These guided meditations are especially helpful in those moments when you return to your pew, recollect after