JESUS IS LORD
Prince of Peace MINISTRIES
Prince of Peace Parish
2015 Continuing to Proclaim
Faith of Jesus Christ unto the
ends of the earth
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
Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity. October 20, 2013
RANT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all
their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. 6. 10.
Y brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be
able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto
you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore,
having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation
of the Gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of
the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all
prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for
me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the Gospel, For which
I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
The Gospel. St. John 4. 46.
HERE was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into
Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. Then
said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere
my child die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him,
and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then enquired
he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the
father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his
whole house. This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.
The Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity.
ORD, we beseech thee to keep thy household the Church in continual godliness; that through thy protection it may
be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Phil.
THANK my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
For your fellowship in the Gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun
a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because
I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the Gospel, ye all are partakers
of my grace. For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your
love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye
may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus
Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
St. Matth. 18. 21.
ETER said unto Jesus, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith
unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened
unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him,
which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his Lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife,
and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord,
have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the Lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and
forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence:
and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his
feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into
prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told
unto their Lord all that was done. Then his Lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave
thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I
had pity on thee? And his Lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
The Twenty-third Sunday after
Trinity. The Collect.
GOD, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godliness; Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout
prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully we may obtain effectually; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Phil.
RETHREN, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk,
of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end
is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) For our conversation
is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may
be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
The Gospel. St. Matth. 22. 15.
HEN went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. And they sent out unto him their
disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest
thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute
unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money.
And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar's.
Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.
When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.
The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity. The
LORD, we beseech thee, absolve thy people from their offences; that through thy bountiful goodness we may all be
delivered from the bands of those sins, which by our frailty we have committed: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's
sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.
Epistle. Col. 1. 3.
E give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, Since we heard of your faith
in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof
ye heard before in the word of the truth of the Gospel; Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth
fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth: As ye also learned of Epaphras
our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit. For
this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the
knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing,
being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious
power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers
of the inheritance of the saints in light.
St. Matth. 9. 18.
HILE he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter
is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his
disciples. And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the
hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about,
and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from
that hour. And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, He said unto them,
Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But when the people were put forth, he
went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.
The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Trinity.
TIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit
of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Epistle. Jer. 23. 5.
EHOLD, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and
prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely:
and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord,
that they shall no more say, The Lord liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The Lord
liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither
I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.
Gospel. St. John 6. 5.
HEN Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy
bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two hundred
pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon
Peter's brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they
among so many? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number
about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples
to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples,
Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets
with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then those men, when
they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.
If there be any more
Sundays before Advent-Sunday, the Service of some of those Sundays that were omitted after the Epiphany shall be taken in
to supply so many as are here wanting. And if there be fewer, the overplus may be omitted : Provided that this last Collect,
Epistle, and Gospel shall always be used upon the Sunday next before Advent.
Second Sunday of Advent
Gospel of St. Matthew 11:2-10 Traditional Gospel of the Second Sunday in Advent
2 Now when
John had heard in prison the works of Christ: sending two of his disciples he said to him: 3 Art thou he that art to come,
or look we for another? 4 And Jesus making answer said to them: Go and relate to John what you have heard and seen. 5 The
blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, the poor have the gospel preached to
them. 6 And blessed is he that shall not be scandalized in me. 7 And when they went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitudes
concerning John: What went you out into the desert to see? a reed shaken with the wind? 8 But what went you out to see? a
man clothed in soft garments? Behold they that are clothed in soft garments, are in the houses of kings. 9 But what went you
out to see? A prophet? Yea I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 For this is he of whom it is written: Behold I send my
angel before my face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.
Praise the Lord, we had seventeen
people present for the Holy Eucharist Sunday, this second Sunday in Advent 2012.
not only recalls the divine origin of the ministry of St. John the Baptist, but also lays out what we refer to as the Isaiah
“signs of Messiah” from Isaiah 35, where the prophet actually foretold to Hebrew Israel that when Messiah comes,
He will have credentials of healing the sick, openning the blind eyes (literally), making the lame walk, and converting the
people. Jesus shows that these signs are fulfilled in Him (and only in Him…and not in any other).
Part of Christ Catholic Church, An Historic,
Orthodox Denomination (autocephalous since 1937)
Part of the Independent 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 .
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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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.
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.
believe in the true Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit, in operation in the Church today.
EVANGELICAL..We teach true Conversion by faith
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.
us men and for our salvation, He came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary and became
was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and He suffered and was buried.
On the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures.
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
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.
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
”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.
(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.
(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)
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. *
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.”*
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.
The Ascension of Jesus seen by The Holy Theotokos and the Apostles
Bible isthe true inspired Word of God.
TheNiceneCreedistobeheld and believed without alteration
God created the world and everything in it.
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.
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.
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written by Cathedral staff except as where otherwise indicated.
quotations are from the King James Version , Douay Rheims Version, and the Revised Standard Version of the Bible except as
where otherwise indicated.
Jesus is LORD
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