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    Our Entrance into the Story: The Seven Scriptural Sacraments

    in Christianity

    The Catholic Church professes seven Sacraments that convey the grace they signify: Baptism, Confirmation, Communion, Confession, Anointing of the Sick, Ordination, and Marriage. The spiritual life of the church revolves around these signs of God's love and grace. But how does a Sacrament "work"? Are there rules to them? Where in the bible can we find them? Do Catholic's believe they are more important than the bible? Only the Holy Spirit can give grace, not things made on Earth, right? What do they do? Where do they come from? Why do they matter? Who needs them and when? How do they work? 


    In this series, Kristina Rake, theologian, lecturer, author, and award-winning preacher, explains everyhing you need to know about the Sacraments and why they are vital, not only to the life of the Church, but to Your life in Christ. 


    Kristina Rake has her Masters in Theology and Scripture from Andover Newton Theological School in Boston. She is the author of numerous articles on theology and the bible and is an expert in educational curriculum. She is currently in formation for the priesthood in the United States Old Catholic Church under Archbishop James Long, her ordinary. Kristina has been teaching Catholic Apologetics, Scripture, Theology, and Spirituality since 1999, when she herself entered the Church from the Protestant Ministry. She can be reached via Facebook under Kristina Rake. 


    My Old Catholic Radio is a ministry that adheres to the teachings of the United States Old Catholic Church. However, none of the opinions, thoughts, or ideas expressed on this station necessarily reflect the views of the USOCC, its Bishops, or clergy. For more information about the USOCC, visit: usocc.org. 

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    Oklevueha NAC - Appreciating Native Sacraments

    in Spirituality

    Prerecorded...   Appreciating Native Sacraments is the subject this week. James Flaming Eagle Mooney is your host. Co-hosts are Prophecykeeper Radio's Blueotter and Mayan Calendar wunderkind Mark "Badger" Borcharding.   Do existing drug laws interfere with your use of earth-based plant sacraments? Click here   CALL IN! YOU are being asked to call in and help us plan the future of this program.   Oklevueha Native American Church (ONAC) is THE ONLY United States Federally Court recognized OFF RESERVATION indigenous American Native Earth Based Healing and Empowerment Church... the ONLY Native American Church way to legally worship off-reservation.  

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    Sacramental Theology 101

    in Religion

    Sacramental Theology verse Ordinance Theology

    Does the Sacraments communicate grace?

    What does Sacrament means? Purpose? The purpose of the sacraments is to make people holy, to build up the body of Christ, and finally, to give worship to God; but being signs, they also have a teaching function.

    Holy Orders - what is it? Ordination? Five (FOUR) Fold Ministry?

    Holy Eucharist?


    From pages 46-49 of the 2014 COAAB Congress Syllabus


    We cover this and more in the 2014 COAAB Congress Syllabus.  You can purchase it from our website at www.coaab.org for $25 and it will be sent to the email address you supplied in PDF or WORD format.

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    St. Justin de Jacobis

    in Religion

    Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org


    St. Justin de Jacobis -- Born at San Fele, Italy. At 18 he was ordained. After helping found a Vincentian house at Monopoly, he served as superior at Lecce and in 1839 was sent as the first prefect and vicar apostolic to the new Catholic mission at Adua, Ethiopia. His efforts to evangelize met with great opposition., but in 1841 he was included in a delegation of Ethiopian prelates to Cairo to request the Coptic patriarch of Alexandria to appoint one of his monks Abuna (patriarch) of the Ethiopian church. In Cairo, the patriarch denounced the presence of Father de Jacobis on the delegation and intrigued to a point one Salama as Abuna. Some of the delegation then accompanied Father de Jacobis to meet the Pope in Rome. On his return, Father de Jacobis founded a college and seminary at Guala, and in 1846 a vicariate apostolic of the Galla was established, with William Massaia as its first bishop. These developments caused Salama to launch an anti-Catholic campaign. The college was closed, Catholicism was proscribed, and bishop Massaia was forced to return to Aidan. In 1848, he secretly consecrated Father de Jacobis, now a fugitive, bishop at Massawa, with authority to administer the sacraments in the Ethiopian rite. By 1853, the new bishop had ordained some twenty Ethiopians, was ministering to 5000 Catholics, and was able to reopen the college. In 1860, Kedaref Kassa became king as Theodore II and in return for the backing he had received from Abuna Salama, launched a persecution of the Catholics. Bishop de Jacobis was arrested and improsoned. After release he managed to find his way to Halai in southern Eritrea. He spent the rest of his life in missionary work along the Red Sea coast and died in the valley of Alghedien.

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    Sunday Morning Divine Service_4.11.15_Lamb of God Lutheran Church Papillion NE

    in Christianity

    9 am Sunday morning Divine Service for Sunday 4/12/15. Traditional liturgy and law gospel sermon. Pastor Houser’s sermon from the gospel of John 20: 19-31. The disciples are in the upper room and terrified they will be dragged away. But Jesus, in His resurrected body, was manifest. He declared the gospel saying, “Peace be with you”. He means, “I am here with you. Do not fear - believe”. Forgiveness of sins has been won. A new day has dawned. It’s all about the gospel and its distribution.


    Thomas is not the only one who needs to see and hear. We do as well, and we do through the means of grace: word and sacraments; holy communion and baptism. Jesus Christ is here with us now.


     

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    St. Peregrine - Patron Saint of Cancer Patients

    in Religion

    Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org


    St. Peregrine - St. Peregrine was born in Forli, Italy, around 1265. At that time, Forli was governed by the Pope as part of the Papal States, and Peregrine grew up in a family that was actively involved in the opposition, or anti-papal party. Because of anti-papal activity, the city was under the church penalty of interdict, meaning that Mass and the Sacraments could not be celebrated there. St. Philip Benizi, Prior General of the Servants of Mary, went to Forli to preach reconciliation. Young Peregrine, very intense in his political fervor, not only heckled Philip during his preaching, but, in fact, struck him. Philip, instead of responding with anger and violence to the attack, turned and forgave Peregrine.


    This encounter with Philip is said to have dramatically changed Peregrine. He began channeling his energy into good works and eventually joined the Servants of Mary in Siena, Italy. He returned to Forli, where he spent the rest of his life, dedicating himself to the sick, the poor, and those on the fringes of society. He also imposed on himself the penance of standing whenever it was not necessary to sit. This led to varicose veins, which later deteriorated into an open sore on his leg, and was eventually diagnosed as cancer.


    Peregrine's leg wound became so serious that the local surgeon decided to amputate the leg. The night before the surgery, Peregrine prayed before the image of the crucified Christ, and when he awoke, the wound was healed and his leg saved. He lived another 20 years, dying on May 1, 1345, and the age of about 80. Peregrine was canonized on December 27, 1726, and has been named the Patron Saint of those suffering from cancer.

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    Reflecting On Holy Thursday

    in Christianity

    Join Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak as he reflects on the Mass Readings for Holy Thursday. On this night, approximately 2000 years ago, Jesus instituted the sacraments of the Eucharist and Holy Orders. He also taught us what it means to serve others. It's a challenging lesson, but one that we need to learn. Tune in and let's discuss it together.

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    Oklevueha NAC - Native American Sacraments w/ James Mooney

    in Spirituality

    Prerecorded...   Appreciating Native Sacraments is the subject.   James Flaming Eagle Mooney is your host. Co-hosts are Prophecykeeper Radio's Blueotter and Mayan Calendar wunderkind Mark "Badger" Borcharding.   Do existing drug laws interfere with your use of earth-based plant sacraments? Click here   CALL IN! YOU are being asked to call in and help us plan the future of this program.   Oklevueha Native American Church (ONAC) is THE ONLY United States Federally Court recognized OFF RESERVATION indigenous American Native Earth Based Healing and Empowerment Church... the ONLY Native American Church way to legally worship off-reservation.  

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    Socially Awkward 10: The Big Gay Episode

    in Pop Culture

    An impromptu, post-Christmas episode brings us Flynt & Paisley discussing gay marriage, sacraments, bakeries, kids in glasses, dimetap, Sons of Anarchy, and the awesomeness of Trey Parker & Matt Stone.  (Editor's Note-This was recorded about 3 months before Nebraska's stupid constitutional ban on gay marriage/civil unions was struck down; that still seems to be tied up in court so who knows what'll happen here.)