Category Archives: Prayer and Devotion

Prayer to the Life-Giving Cross

So here are translations I have attempted of the Prayer to the Life-Giving Cross from the Russian Orthodox tradition into Latin, Hebrew and Greek. I am particularly uncertain of the Greek, since it is least familiar to me: Exsurgat Deus, … Continue reading

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The Divine Praises

The Divine Praises have been on my mind a lot the past few days and I have prayed them frequently. It is actually a very Hebraic prayer, so since I was having trouble falling asleep tonight, I translated them into … Continue reading

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New Hymns

So I got a few new hymns written or finished last week while in West Virginia. This one I was first inspired to write on Pentecost. It’s a seven-fold hymn to the Holy Spirit. Each verse deals with one of … Continue reading

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A Hymn of Biblical Proportions

So being at the Easter Vigil inspired me to write this hymn as we were going through the Old Testament readings showing the saving acts of God and typology that pointed to Christ. It ended up being 23 verses long. … Continue reading

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More Hymns

Here a few more hymns I wrote in the past week: This one is based on passages in Romans 12 & 13. I decided to make it Trinitarian in theme by addressing each verse to a different Person of the … Continue reading

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Some Hymns to Our Lady

So I got inspired this week to write some hymns to our Lady. This first one here is dedicated to Our Lady of Walsingham. Haven’t really found one dedicated to her under this title, and seeing as that is the … Continue reading

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Reflection On Isaiah 6

Here is the reflection I wrote for Night Prayer last night (Scripture text included first): Isaiah 6: 1-7 (RSV) In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and His … Continue reading

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