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Living in The Sanctification of Christ


A Monastic Dies in order to Live, he forgets himself in order to find his Real Self in God, he becomes
ignorant of worldly knowledge in order to attain Real Spiritual Wisdom which is given only to the Humble Ones.
   

Dr. Kenzo Amariyo PhD. (A.M.) - Befriender of Souls



Preparation Day Service for Confession

Friday 3rd February 2017: Preparation Day Service for Confession

Preparation Day Service for Confession

The lovers of your law have great peace, O Lord.
Princes are hounding me for no reason.
  Your words fill me with dread.
I shall rejoice over your sayings
  like one who has found a great treasure.
I loathe and detest untruthfulness
but I love the truth of your law.
Seven times a day I praise you
  for the righteousness of your judgements.
Those who love you have

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Friday 27th January 2017: Preparation Day Service for Confession

Preparation Day Service for Confession

We saw him despised by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
  The words that I groan do not reach my saviour.
My God, I call by day and you do not listen.
  I call to you by night, but no rest comes.
But still you are holy,
the one whom Israel praises.
Our fathers put their hope in you;
  they gave you their trust

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Friday 20th January 2017: Preparation Day Service for Confession

Preparation Day Service for Confession

Let your love be ready to console me according to your promise.
Your hands, Lord, made and shaped me:
  give me understanding and I will learn your commands.
Those who fear you will see me and rejoice in you
because I have put all my trust in your word.
I know, O Lord, that your decrees are just,
  and that you were right to lay me low.
Give me your loving kindness

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Friday 13th January 2017: Preparation Day Service for Confession

Preparation Day Service for Confession

I will run the way of your commands, when you give me a docile heart.
My life is in the dust.
  Revive me, as you have promised.
I told you my ways and you heard me:
  now teach me the way of your judgements.
Make me understand the way of your commandments,
  and I will reflect on your wonders.
My soul is sad and weeps:
  rescue me as you have promised.

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Friday 6th January 2017: Preparation Day Service for Confession

Preparation Day Service for Confession

I have appointed you to be a light to all peoples, to be my saving power to the very ends of the earth.
All nations, clap your hands;
  cry out to God in exultation,
for the Lord, the Most High, is greatly to be feared,
  and King over all the earth.
He has made whole peoples our subjects,
put nations beneath our feet.
He has chosen our inheritance for us,

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Friday 30th December 2016: Preparation Day Service for Confession

Preparation Day Service for Confession

My eyes have seen the salvation which you prepared in the presence of all the peoples.
My life is in the dust.
  Revive me, as you have promised.
I told you my ways and you heard me:
  now teach me the way of your judgements.
Make me understand the way of your commandments,
and I will reflect on your wonders.
My soul is sad and weeps:
  rescue me as you have promised.

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Friday 23rd December 2016: Preparation Day Service for Confession

Preparation Day Service for Confession

Mary was greatly troubled at this greeting and wondered what it might mean. She said, ‘I am to give birth to a King without ceasing to be a virgin.’
Princes are hounding me for no reason.
  Your words fill me with dread.
I shall rejoice over your sayings
  like one who has found a great treasure.
I loathe and detest untruthfulness
  but I love the truth of your law.
Seven times a day I praise you

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Friday 16th December 2016: Preparation Day Service for Confession

Preparation Day Service for Confession

Mary was greatly troubled at this greeting and wondered what it might mean. She said, ‘I am to give birth to a King without ceasing to be a virgin.’
God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
  The words that I groan do not reach my saviour.
My God, I call by day and you do not listen.
 I call to you by night, but no rest comes.
But still you are holy,
  the one whom Israel praises.

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Friday 9th December 2016: Preparation Day Service for Confession

Preparation Day Sabbath for Confession

Mary was greatly troubled at this greeting and wondered what it might mean. She said, ‘I am to give birth to a King without ceasing to be a virgin.’
Your hands, Lord, made and shaped me:
  give me understanding and I will learn your commands.
Those who fear you will see me and rejoice in you
  because I have put all my trust in your word.
I know, O Lord, that your decrees are just,

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