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Lights from the East: Pray for Us J. Michael Thompson

Lights from the East: Pray for Us

J. Michael Thompson

Published November 1st 2013
ISBN : 9780764823374
Paperback
144 pages
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Holy expresses the impossibility of attaining or grasping the Light that none can approach. In other words, it expresses the impossibility of comprehending or knowing that Light as fully as it is comprehended by Gods Word and Spirit alone, butMoreHoly expresses the impossibility of attaining or grasping the Light that none can approach. In other words, it expresses the impossibility of comprehending or knowing that Light as fully as it is comprehended by Gods Word and Spirit alone, but which all the same is so close and attainable that all of our blessedness lies in seeing God face to face. --Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Read Sheptytskys words again. And this time, replace holy with saint. How illuminating!....English is among the few languages that distinguish saint and holy. In Greek, Latin, Slavonic--and a host of modern tongues--the two are the same word. --From the Foreword by Fr. Peter Galadza, PhD Catholics worldwide are increasingly heeding the call of the late Pope John Paul II to breathe spiritually with both lungs--to be inspired by both Western and Eastern Christianity. Yet many Catholics are unaware that the Roman Catholic Church is in communion with twenty-two other Churches, which together comprise the Eastern Catholic Churches. Focused on Eastern holy ones Lights From the East presents incredible riches to English speakers worldwide, including icons, biographies, Scripture, reflections, translated quotations from the service that honors the saint, prayers, and original hymns set to Rusyn or Galician melodies. Each entry in Lights from the East features: * An icon of the saint(s) * A brief biography or biographies * A Scripture passage * A spiritual reflection * A quotation from the service that honors the saint * A prayer * A hymn to the saint, set to a Rusyn or Galician melody Saints included: Saints of the Old and New Testaments The Holy Prophet Daniel and the Three Holy Youths The Holy First-Martyr and Equal-to-the-Apostles Thecla Period of the Fathers and Martyrs The Holy Great-Martyr Barbara Our Venerable Mother Macrina the Younger Our Venerable Father Sabbas the Sanctified VI. Venerable Xenophon and Mary, and their sons, Arcadius and John Holy Monastics Our Holy Fathers Cyril and Methodius, Teachers of the Slavs and Equals-to-the-Apostles Our Venerable Father Theodosius of the Monastery of the Caves in Kiev Our Venerable Father David of Thessalonica Our Venerable Father Maximus the Confessor Saints on Both Eastern and Western Calendars Our Holy Father John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople Our Venerable Father John of Damascus Martyrs of the Twentieth Century Our Blessed Father, Martyr-Bishop Nicholas Charnetsky Our Blessed Father Theodore Romzha, Martyr-Bishop of Mukachevo Our Blessed Venerable Confessor M