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The origins of Roman Pontiffs carrying a Papal ferula or Papal Cross during certain ceremonies may in fact go back to a particular popular belief involving the Prince of the Apostles himself. According to legend St Peter gave his pastoral staff to St. Eucharius in order to raise the subdeacon Maternus from the dead! According to an ancient legend, he ...


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The specific practice of a prayer of thanksgiving associated with a meal can be found in 1 Timothy (emphasis added): 1 Timothy 4:1-5 (ESV) Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,...


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There are numerous biblical examples of this that serve as a basis for the practice. At the feeding of the 5000: Matthew 14:19 (ESV) Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples ...


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It appears to be a custom that predates establishment of the Christian religion, but you can find a scriptural example in 1 Corinthians 11:23-25(KJV) That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance ...


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When did Good Friday first get called “Good”? To be honest, we do not know for sure, but then possibly in 1290 if you accept "guode friday" as meaning Good Friday! We honestly don’t know. Linguists are unable to trace when and where and why Crucifixion Day came to be known as Good Friday. The word “good” is sometimes used in the Bible in the sense of “...


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The Didascalia Apostolorum, dated to AD 230, prescribe activities during Holy Week, including a fast on Friday: Therefore you shall fast in the days of the Pascha from the tenth, which is the second day of the week; and you shall sustain yourselves with bread and salt and water only, at the ninth hour, until the fifth day of the week. But on the Friday ...


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I believe that the first instance of Good Friday (called Great and Holy Friday in the Orthodox Church) being recorded was in the diary of a Spanish nun named Egeria, written sometime between 381 and 385 AD, as summarized by Benedictine monk Dom Gregory Dix: It begins on Passion Sunday with a procession to Bethany where the gospel of the raising of ...


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I intend to do more research on this for you over the next week. However, in my notes right now, the earliest reference I have is the following: "The central purpose of 2 Clement is to correct this eschatological misinterpretation (over-realized eschatology), together with its false understanding of the future life of the Christian." K. P. ...


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Veils are indeed Scriptural, as St. Paul, in Chapter 11 of his First Letter to the Corinthians, instructs women to cover their heads in church: every woman praying or prophesying with her head not covered: dishonorest her head … For the man is not of the woman, but the woman of the man. [cf. Gen. 2:21] For the man was not created for the woman, but the ...



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