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The Sacrament (Mystery) of Christian Baptism

By St Cyprian Bishop of Carthage from a Letter written to a new convert, 246 A.D. I promise to share with you the grace God in His great mercy has shown me, and to tell you as simply as I can what I have experienced since I was baptized. Until that time, I was still living in the dark, knowing nothing of my true life. I was completely involved in this world's affairs, in...

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Cyril of Jerusalem

Mystagogic Catechesis On Baptism Prologue, Paragraph 16 Cyril was Bishop of Jerusalem and Doctor of the Church, born about 315; died probably 18 March, 386. In the East his feast is observed on the 18th of March, in the West on the 18th or 20th. Little is known of his life. We gather information concerning him from his younger contemporaries, Epiphanius, Jerome, and Rufin...

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The Offertory: a vital element of Christian worship

Offertory is a vital element of Christian worship. It consists of two parts. First is the gathering of the people's Offerings. From earliest Christian times as the people came together for Holy Communion each Lord's Day they brought Gifts and Offerings to God. They brought bread and wine to be used in the Lord's Supper, as well as other gifts to be used for the support of ...

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