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Prince of Peace Old Catholic Church (Christ Old Catholic Church)

JESUS IS LORD
Prince of Peace MINISTRIES

Prince of Peace Church


2016


Prince of Peace Parish
 

USA


2015 Continuing to Proclaim the Saving
Faith of Jesus Christ unto the
ends of the earth 
 


 

Proclaiming New Life In JESUS CHRIST

Blessed be the Kingdom of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit;  Now and Ever, and unto the Ages of Ages, Amen.
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Prince of Peace Old Catholic

 Church

The Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity.

Part of the Independent Orthodox Movement in the United States

Serving Christ in Proclaiming the saving Word and in the Holy Sacraments of His Orthodox .. Church

+Blessed be the Kingdom of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages .

Amen.

In Peace let us pray to the Lord.

Kyrie Eleison. (Lord have Mercy).

PRESERVING AND PROMULGATING THE HISTORIC FAITH AND SACRAMENTS OF CHRIST’S HOLY AND ANCIENT UNDIVIDED ORTHODOX CHURCH…IN A MODERN AND UNBELIEVING WORLD, USING THE RITUAL OF THE HISTORIC CHURCH AT THE DIVINE LITURGY IN A CONTEXT FAMILIAR WITH ENGLISH USAGE

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Let us bless the Holy Trinity for the Trinity hath saved us.
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Second Coming of Christ at:
Jesus is God at:
http://hgrwe.tripod.com/jesusisgod   (The Commonitory of St. Vincent of Lerins)
Christmas and the Glastonbury Rood at:
Orthodox Prayers and the Nicean Creed at:
Church Calendar at:
Church Lectionary at:
Baptism of the Holy Spirit at:
Church History of this ministry at:

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We are dedicated to preaching the Saving Word of Jesus…the Word that sets men and women free from their sins, as they fall under the mighty convicting power of the Holy Spirit, and lives are forever changed. We live in a desperate age, when all game playing, both in our lives, and in our churches, must be forever at an end. The Living Risen Jesus wants to change your life and then set you on a path of holiness toward the goal of total spiritual union with Him, and His Father, through the Holy Spirit. This is our goal.
We also are dedicated to non-compromise in essentials of the Faith. Christ gave us the Sacrifice of Calvary, to participate in, by faith, as we share in the Eucharistic Sacrifice (which is identical with the sacrifice at Calvary) and as we partake of the Body and Blood, flesh, soul, and divinity of our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, which is worthy of all adoration. Essential to the perpetuation of this Sacrifice of the Mass which we know as the Divine Liturgy; is the perpetuation of the Apostolic Succession of Validly consecrated Bishops as sucessors of the Apostles and validly ordained priests, without which no valid Eucharist could occur.
We are:
HISTORIC…the faith of the Holy Churches of Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch , and Jerusalem.
LITURGICAL…the faith and practice of historic liturgy featuring the Holy Eucharistic Sacrifice of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, in the Divine Liturgy.
CHARISMATIC…We believe in the true Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the
The Creed
I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
I believe one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages. Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten, not maded, of one substance with the Father, through Him all things were made.

 

For us men and for our salvation, He came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary and became man.

He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and He suffered and was buried.

On the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures.

He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father, who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who spoke through the prophets.

In one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.

I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

I look for the resurrection of the dead.

And the life of the world to come. Amen.

*We are part of the “Independent Movement”of Anglican,Old Catholic, and Orthodox Churches. We hold valid Holy Orders; recognized by all the Orthodox and Catholic Churches, yet we are not in canonical relationship at this time with any of the Ancient Patriarchates. Unlike the Roman Church, we have married priests. Unlike the Anglican Church, all our clergy have valid orders recognized by Rome and the Eastern Churches. And unlike the modernist churches, we do not have female priests or bishops.
*We recite the Nicene Creed without the Western addition of the so-called Filioque Clause.
*We maintain the seven sacraments of the Church.
*We stand for BIBLICAL, traditional morality,and family values. We condemn the so-called “same sex marriages”.It is an abomination unto the LORD.
*We cannot condone what God condemns. Therefore we condemn the ordaining (knowingly) of professing homosexuals and lesbians and all other such admittedly immoral persons of profligate lifestyle, into the ministry of the Holy Church.

A Sacramental Church The Seven Sacraments of the Church

Prince of Peace Church recognizes and administers seven Mysterion or Sacraments as channels of Divine Grace. The New Testament records the institution by our Lord, or the practice by the Apostles, of ever Sacrament except Matrimony. The latter is authenticated by the presence of our Lord at the marriage at Cana. Baptism (gateway to the Sacraments) makes one a Christian, a child of God, and a member of the Body of Christ, His Kingdom on earth. It begins our new life in God. (St. Matt. 28:19; St. John 3:5) Confirmation (Chrismation) gives new life by the gift of the Holy Spirit. We are anointed with Holy Chrism (oil consecrated by a Bishop) and become one with the priesthood of all believers. (Acts 8:14-17)

”The Mysterion of Repentance”

(Confession, Penance) reclaims those who have fallen from grace after Baptism. Just as we have the Sacrament of Baptism to effect our union with God and His Kingdom in the first place, so we have this Sacrament to restore that union when it has been broken by sin. Through this Sacrament our sins are forgiven and we can make a new beginning. (St. Matt. 19:19, 18:18)This is part of every Eucharist.

Holy Eucharist

(Divine Liturgy, Holy Mass) unites our individualities with God as the human and divine natures were first united in the Incarnation. In this Sacrament, we partake actually and truly of the Body and Blood of Christ for the nourishment of our souls and bodies, for eternal life. (St. Matt. 26:26-29)

Holy Orders

(Ordination), is the means whereby the Church conducts its work. In this Sacrament, the grace of God descends upon the laying-on of hands by an Apostolic Bishop. This Rite, which is recorded several times in Scripture, has provided an uninterrupted succession from the Apostles. (St. John 15:16, II Timothy 1:6)

Holy Unction was a practice of the Apostles during our Lord’s ministry. In this Sacrament, we receive anointing with blessed oil for the healing of infirmities, both of the soul and the body. (St. Mark 6:13; St. James 5:14)

Marriage is the Sacrament which joins a man and woman in a Holy Union before God. As Christ, by his presence, blessed the marriage at Cana, he also blesses the marriage of those who are members of his Church. (St. John 4) Living the Faith Today, as in all times, “the world, the flesh, and the devil” are very much with us. It is not possible for an individual, or for a family, to live a truly Christian life apart form the Church and its Sacraments. *

MORALITY
We believe in traditional Biblical morality. We denounce those churches and jurisdictions, which have abandoned Christ to go after the lifestyles of Sodom and Gomorrah.
We will never be affiliated with any group which endorses homosexual ministry, ordination of homosexuals, or any such diabolical practice. Further, we do not believe in the ordination of women. Christ called twelve men as apostles, and their successors, likewise, have all been men. We do believe in married clergy, and all clergy are to uphold the highest standards of morality.
“While the Divine Liturgy is the primary service of worship, the Church also encourages use of the traditional Offices of Matins and Vespers, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and such Western Catholic devotions as The Rosary, Novenas and Stations of the Cross. Christ Catholic Church follows the Gregorian Kalendar commonly used by the Western Church, but variations are permitted.”*
The official Liturgy is the Western Rite, but also permitted is the Eastern Byzantine Rite of St. John Chrysostom, which we have published at this site also (see site directory).
Many people have come into this movement, after seeing the Biblical justification for the historic view of the Holy Eucharist. Witrhout this, there is no sense to our mission, no purpose realized in the gathering together each Sunday, unless we can gather as the people of God WITH our Lord and Saviour, Jesus who promised to be present with us. We believe wholeheartedly in the truth of the transubstantiation of the Eucharistic bread and wine into the true and real Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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The Ascension of Jesus seen by The Holy Theotokos and the Apostles

Unalterrable truthes
The Bible isthe true inspired Word of God.
TheNiceneCreedistobeheld and believed without alteration oradditions.
God created the world and everything in it.
Marriage is a holy sacrament, and only between a MAN and a WOMAN.
Abortion is murder, and iscondemned. Weare adamantly Pro-Life.
The clergy are to exemplify the highest moral standards. No immoral person, or fonicator, or sodomite is to be ordained into the ministry. No woman is to be ordained into the ministry. The Sacrifice of the (Mass) Divine Liturgy is the central liturgy of Christ’s Holy Orthodox Church.
Morning Prayers

Thou hast raised me from bed and sleep, O Lord; enlighten my mind and heart, and open my lips, that I may praise Thee, O Holy Trinity: Holy, Holy, Holy art Thou, O God. For the sake of the Mother of God, have mercy upon us.O Christ, the True Light, Who illuminest and sanctifiest every human being coming into the world: let the light of Thy countenance be turned upon us, that in it we may behold the unapproachable Light. guide our footsteps toward working according to Thy commandments, through the intercessions of Thy most pure Mother, and of all the saints. Amen.To Thee, O Master Who lovest mankind, I hasten on rising from sleep; by Thy mercy I go forth to do Thy works, and I pray unto Thee: help me at all times, and in all things; deliver me from every evil thing of this world and from the pursuit of the devil; save me and lead me into Thine eternal Kingdom. For Thou art my Creator, Provider and Bestower of every good; wherefore all my hope is in Thee, and to Thee I ascribe glory, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

We bless Thee, O God in the highest and Lord of mercies, Who ever workest great and mysterious deeds for us, glorious, wonderful and countless, Who providest us with sleep as a rest from our infirmities, and as a repose for our bodies tired by labor. We thank Thee that Thou hast not destroyed us in our transgressions, but in Thy love toward mankind, Thou hast raised us up that we might glorigy Thy Majesty. We entreat Thine infinite goodness, enlighten the eyes of our understanding and raise up our minds from the heavy sleep of indolence; open our mouths and fill them with Thy praise, that we may unceasingly sing and confess Thee, Who art God glorified in all and by all, the eternal Father, the Only- Begotten Son, and the All-Holy and Good and Life-Giving Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Grant unto me, my Lord, that with peace in mind I may face all that this new day is to bring. Grant unto me grace to surrender myself completely to Thy holy will. Instruct and prepare me in all things for every hour of this day. Whatsoever tidings I may receive during the day, do Thou teach me to accept them calmly, in the firm conviction that all eventualities fulfill Thy holy will. Govern Thou my thoughts and feelings in all I do and say. When things unforeseen occur, let me not forget that all cometh down from Thee. Teach me to behave sincerely and reasonable toward every member of my family and all other human beings, that I may not cause confusion and sorrow to anyone. Bestow upon me, my Lord, strength to endure the fatigue of the day and to bear my share in all its passing events. Guide Thou my will and teach me to pray, to believe, to hope, to suffer, to forgive, and to love. Amen.

See our other pages of prayer at the links above.

Articles marked * contain material written or adapted from material by the Reverend Paul Dunn. All other material written by Cathedral staff except as where otherwise indicated.

 Scripture quotations are from the King James Version , Douay Rheims Version, and the Revised Standard Version of the Bible except as where otherwise indicated.
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