Divine Liturgy

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  • Personal Narrative: Catholic Monks

    They were Catholic Monks of the Order of Cicstercians of the Strict Observance (Trappists) performing a routine most of them have been doing for more than 60 years; rising in the middle of the night to attend Vigils and to pray together by chanting Psalms and doing the readings of the Divine Office. That night, an even more improbable person participated in the Liturgy of the Hours—a convinced atheist. I was that unbeliever. I felt completely at home, as I had participated in the same routine more than 30 years earlier when I had joined the Dominican Order as a young man beginning studies for the priesthood. On this occasion, I had made…

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  • Bodily Movement Analysis

    church does carry a fused view of God or even theology. Yes, these can be evident to outsiders very quickly upon entering a worship service. Yet, of all the points to be covered in this brief work, this seems to be almost unfair to take such a personal relationship, that of a person and their God, and amalgamate it as a description of a people, a church. It would be wonderful if individuals put forth the effort to find their unique ways to worship God privately as well as corporately and were…

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  • Comparison: Traditional Worship In Ramer, Alabama

    service, no mixture of medley together, then how will the congregants as well as the pastor react. Sunday worship should be about believers coming together collective to lift up the name of Jesus for being whom He is to each person expressing their feelings in their own way during service, as long as its ' done decent and in order according to protocol. Joe Horness argues that leading people in the presence of God in the same manner as some other church is not a priority. "Serving our…

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  • John Waters: The Prince Of Trash

    Did you ever have a friend growing up that made it his or her ultimate goal to gross you out? Wether it be by cracking their fingers, telling jokes, or tortures through smelly socks, it is guaranteed that you did not appreciate when your your friend teased you about such matters. Most people as they get older they mature and grow out of this kind of humor. What if I told you there was a man that never grew up. A man that became a director to channel his talent into what he considers an art form.…

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  • Consequences Of Cheating In Dante's Inferno, By Dante Alighieri

    In the modern contemporary society, copying from another person, whether it be on a test or any other assignment, is frowned upon. However, there aren’t any consequences for this act in the period of time depicted in Inferno, by Dante Alighieri, as this wasn’t recognized as a punishable sin. During this period, the deepest and darkest parts of Hell was home to thieves and liars, where their souls were lost and tortured for eternity. One who cheats does so by committing thievery as they steal…

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  • The Consequences Of Sinners In Dante's Inferno

    to get his message through to the reader, he first describes/lays out the different types and severities of sins. In his poem, Dante writes, " 'Wherefore in such guise Are they condemned?’ He answer thus return’d: ‘Wherefore in dotage wanders thus thy mind, Not so accustom’d? or what other thoughts Possess it? Dwell not in thy memory The words, wherein thy ethic page describes Three dispositions adverse to Heav’n’s will, Incont’nence, malice, and mad brutishness, And how incontinence the least…

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  • Similarities And Similarities Between Dante And Inferno

    What Dreams May Come and Inferno by Dante Alighieri have many points that tie them together, yet there are many others that show the individualism between each component. The film and the epic poem are, agreeably similar, but many differences are in place between them. Similarities between the two include the introduction of a guide in the form of someone that the character trusts, the fact that both Dante and Chris have to make a journey through places of divine creation to get to their hearts’…

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  • The Importance Of Sin In Dante's Inferno

    Sin has always been an underlying aspect of Catholicism, outlining the disciplinary system of the religion. Committing one of these determined immoral acts is considered an offense against the divine law, resulting in some form of eternal suffering depending on the severity of the crime. In the first part of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, Dante’s Inferno, the reader is presented an allegory telling of the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil. As the pair descend…

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  • Odysseus And Dante's Inferno Analysis

    The Odyssey and Dante’s Inferno The Odyssey is an epic written by Homer. This poem is based on a love story that describes the escapades of Odysseus and his son Telemachus. Homer tells of the hardships and struggle Odysseus encountered on his way back home to his family after the war. Homer tells of Odysseus’s expeditions as he was travelling home as a hero after the Trojan War. Odysseus faced many challenges and struggles from battling Poseidon, the creatures in the sea and battling the suitors…

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  • Jennings The Clown And Christ On The Cross Analysis

    Once again, as in “Friday”, and as in Catholic devotional tradition, these failures are the “daily wounding” that continues to nail Christ to the “eternal Cross” of the poem’s title. In one of Jennings’ early collections, Song for a Birth or Death a sequence of poems entitled “The Clown”, the circus clown becomes a clear image of the crucified Christ. The similarity is apparent in a variety of terms that include innocence “you seem like one not fallen from grace”, “helplessness” and the…

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