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The Central Prayers of the Mass: The Anaphora

July 22, 2014 by  
Filed under Eric Johnston, Mass, Prayers

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The Central Prayers of the Mass: We can pray the Mass better if we better understand its central prayers. Knowing what is going on allows us to join in and make the prayer our own – allows us to mean it when we say, “Amen.” It also allows us to understand the Mass itself, and so enter more deeply into what it has to offer us. Today we will consider the priest’s part of the Eucharistic... Read More

The Preface of the Mass: Giving Thanks to the Lord

February 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Eric Johnston, Liturgy, Mass

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Editor’s Note: Today, Dr. Eric Johnston joins our team of writers. Dr. Johnston is an assistant professor of theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey and we are blessed to have this contribution from him. Please welcome him warmly to our site.  Traditionally, the Eucharistic Prayer is divided into the people’s part and the priest’s part.... Read More

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