The God pill

redbeard

Hummingbird
Gold Member
Thank you friend.

I ended up doing an hour long confession at the Byzantine Catholic Church I mentioned. The pastor was very laid back and gave me a sense of ease. Unfortunately, they are not doing Divine Liturgy's right now due to the lockdown (I'm not sure why considering other parishes are having them outside). I have considered attending a Latin Mass as well since there are a few near me but I admit I am a bit intimidated.
Great job, @gent.

What's intimidating about the Latin Mass? If there's something you need help with, I'm sure myself or some of the other guys in the TLM thread could help.
 

NoMoreTO

Ostrich
Thanks be to God you went to confession. If you went into confession, showing up at a latin mass should be easy.

I think when I first went to Latin Mass I had this feeling like I knew so little about my faith and I was rediscovering it. Dress well, sit near the back, and follow along. Just observing your first time was a good The liturgy is complex, but it is learned slowly at each attendance. Hopefully your local one opens up soon.

Agree with above ^^^ - check out the thread and you'll have all kinds of info.
 

kel

Ostrich
Watch out for skinwalkers vulgarizing your religion:


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They're all over.
 
Best attempt at portraying the vision of Ezekiel of God's Chariot Throne:

When higher dimensional beings shown. This is the result. I'd imagine the eyed crystalline wheels would one wheel spin northward and southward and the other wheel spin east and west all at the same time.
 

Coja Petrus Uscan

Crow
Orthodox Inquirer
Gold Member
God pill incoming for Dave Rubin?


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gent

Pigeon
Have you ever been to a Traditional Latin Mass? Much of our Catholic tradition, aesthetics, culture, and identity was lost over the past 60 years. If you go to a traditional parish, I'm sure that you'll find exactly what you're looking for.

Try to find an FSSP, SSPX, or ICKSP parish near you.

You can also find a ton of fantastic traditional Catholic content on this YouTube channel - Sensus Fidelium.
I finally attended a Latin Mass this morning. I found an SSPX chapel near me. It was a very great experience, even though I didn't understand the Latin / have access to a Missal. It was full of young families, all the women wore veils, hardly anybody was wearing masks, and it was packed at 7:30am in the morning. It definitely felt like somewhere I could "fit in". Contrast that with some Novus Ordo masses I attended which were basically just all elderly people.

However after the mass I started doing some research and realized they're technically not "in communion" with Rome, which is a bit concerning. Maybe it would be better to find a different Latin Mass in light of that?

In general I find a lot of the different options presented by Christianity to be kind of confusing(EO vs RC, Trad vs Modern, Protestant vs Catholic, etc.), especially since there are people in all of the groups claiming they are the one true faith. I understand the reasoning behind it. I understand that Jesus established one church and that there can only be one truth. But at the same time it's very confusing for someone like me who doesn't have the time to research into all of the various debates and theological issues going on. I just want to worship my creator and receive his grace.

Anyways I will keep praying and asking for guidance. I think it was a good idea to stick with the faith I was baptized / raised into. I consider myself very lucky to have gone through that as a child already so I can more easily return to the faith.
 

The Penitent Man

Kingfisher
What do you guys think about Ray Comfort of Living Waters? For the record, I think he’s straight and good and appears to me to be genuine. I have enjoyed watching his videos in the past and think he has a God-given gift of reaching out to people to putting biblical things in relatable terms. Just curious if anyone else is familiar with him or has any insight.

 

Marcets

Chicken
Orthodox Catechumen
What do you guys think about Ray Comfort of Living Waters? For the record, I think he’s straight and good and appears to me to be genuine. I have enjoyed watching his videos in the past and think he has a God-given gift of reaching out to people to putting biblical things in relatable terms. Just curious if anyone else is familiar with him or has any insight.

I think he's consistent and passionate about sharing the gospel, he's rather brave in his preaching and reaching out to more known atheists. I recommend watching Jesse Lee Petersson's interview with Ray. It's not as much of a faith debate as they both believe in God, but you can understand his character a bit more



Ray has many good videos, this one might not be as positive but it's quite fascinating.

 

NoMoreTO

Ostrich
Happy St. Patricks Day men.

No need to have a green beer, better to put on the Armour of God (Ephesians 6:11)

St. Patricks Breastplate:
I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.

I arise today
Through the strength of Christ's birth with His baptism,
Through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial,
Through the strength of His resurrection with His ascension,
Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.

I arise today
Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
In the obedience of angels,
In the service of archangels,
In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
In the prayers of patriarchs,
In the predictions of prophets,
In the preaching of apostles,
In the faith of confessors,
In the innocence of holy virgins,
In the deeds of righteous men.

I arise today, through
The strength of heaven,
The light of the sun,
The radiance of the moon,
The splendor of fire,
The speed of lightning,
The swiftness of wind,
The depth of the sea,
The stability of the earth,
The firmness of rock.

I arise today, through
God's strength to pilot me,
God's might to uphold me,
God's wisdom to guide me,
God's eye to look before me,
God's ear to hear me,
God's word to speak for me,
God's hand to guard me,
God's shield to protect me,
God's host to save me
From snares of devils,
From temptation of vices,
From everyone who shall wish me ill,
afar and near.

I summon today
All these powers between me and those evils,
Against every cruel and merciless power
that may oppose my body and soul,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagandom,
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man's body and soul;
Christ to shield me today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
So that there may come to me an abundance of reward.

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.


I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.

AMEN.


 
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