Our church has recently experienced a rash of sickness, some of them serious, among members and families of members. I thought these prayers from various Books of Common Prayer will be useful in praying for them in our personal prayer times. Â§ In Time of Great Sickness and Mortality MOST MIGHTY AND MERCIFUL GOD, to […]
Lord willing, beginning today, I’ll write family worship guides to supplement our studies of the Heidelberg Catechism. There will be links to all Scripture readings, Catechism readings, articles and sermons referenced. Each day will also have a link to a song from the Psalter, with the lyrics and tunes for learning the song. Here’s […]
Other articles will be added as they are completed.
The fourth ecumenical Council at Chalcedon in Asia Minor (what is now Turkey) met in 451 to address two major heresies:Â monophysitismâ€”Jesus’ human nature was obliterated or submersed in the divine nature; andÂ Nestorianismâ€”Jesus was two persons. Chalcedon recognized Jesus’ divine and human natures as unified in one person, “without confusion, without change, without division, without separation.” […]
This Creed is named after Athanasius (293-373 A.D.), the champion of orthodoxy over against Arian attacks upon the doctrine of the Trinity. Although Athanasius did not write this Creed and it is improperly named after him, the name persists because until the seventeenth century it was commonly ascribed to him. Another name for it is […]
This Creed was especially written in response to the heresy of Arianism, which arose during the 4th century. Its teachings destroyed the doctrine of the Trinity and of the Deity of Christ, saying that the Father alone was the eternal God, while the Son was a created being. Therefore, there is one God, the Father, […]
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and buried. He descended into hell. The third day He arose from the dead. […]