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Musical Bonanza

Fun was had by all….a Christian Family enjoying Christian Fellowship.  The Holy Spirit working with Christ’s Church at St. Michael the Archangel in Matthews NC Thanks to all who worked so hard on putting this together, and special thanks to our Music Director – thanks John!

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Jesus the Bridegroom

  A Crucifixion or a Wedding? I am a big fan of Pitre.  We have been re-listening to this book during “book reading” during Morning Prayer and the book is reemphasizing to me how our faith if so much more than just words.  Its roots bring to life and as the light is focused on

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Book recommendation

It is Right and Just – Why the future of Civilization Depends on True Religion. By Scott Hahn and Brandon McGinley A call for us to rebuild, reconsider and recover the public nature of religion and promote the idea that holiness leads to the sanctification of a society as it learns to live together building

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1928 Prayer Book Eucharistic Rite part II

Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed follows the reading of the Gospel. After hearing the readings from the Scriptures the people of God confess their faith. “Our earliest record of the creed said during the liturgy tells that it was introduced by the Patriarchs Peter the Dyer at Antioch (470-488) and Timothy I of Constantinople (511-518)… In the west

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The American Prayer Book Eucharistic Rite

THE 1928 BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER –  Part 1 The Book of Common Prayer has a history of more than four and a half centuries of daily liturgical use and is in direct and organic continuity with the beliefs, practices and liturgies of the undivided Church in the West. It is now time to take

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Confirmation Class 5

Class 5 Important Endnotes (Applicable End Notes – Please read as it contains vital information!!) [i] The Christian faith, as explained by Lancelot Andrewes, is “one cannon given of God, two testaments, three symbols (Apostles’, Athanasian, and Nicene creeds), the four first councils of Nicaea I: 325; Constantinople I: 381; Ephesus: 431; Chalcedon: 451, and

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The Church as Apostolic & Statement of Anglicans

What exactly is an Apostle?’ and ‘How is the Church Apostolic?’ and ‘Why is the Church called Apostolic in the Creed?’ The Second Office of Instruction in the Book of Common Prayer deftly tells us the Church is ‘Apostolic; because it continues stedfastly in the Apostles’ teaching and fellowship’ (page 291, Acts of the Apostles

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Confirmation Class 3 – April 24tn, May 2nd, and May 16)

St. Michael The Archangel 2211 Margaret Wallace Rd Matthews, N.C.  28105 Rev. Michael Cawthon, St. Michael the Archangel, Rector (2021) Confirmation class 3 (April 24 & May 2) BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER (1928) THE SACRAMENTAL LIFE:  PART I BAPTISM AND HOLY EUCHARIST The Sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, ordained

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