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In the Catholic Church, does the private Act of Contrition require a specific prayer?

In the Catholic Church, does the private Act of Contrition require a specific prayer? The short answer is no. In fact one is free to say an act of contrition of one’s own inspiration. You are not ...
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Was the immersion in water by the hand of others, a part of joining Christianity?

Be aware that the followers of Christ Jesus were not known as Christians till around 47 C.E. (Acts 11:26) after the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus. But even before then, water baptism by ...
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Was the immersion in water by the hand of others, a part of joining Christianity?

The basic answer is yes for full immersion baptism but not necessarily always "by the hand of others." However, this does not mean that sprinkling wasn't also used. Evidence for immersion ...
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What is the origin of closing one's eyes during prayer?

There was no Biblical basis for praying with closed eyes. Biblical personalities prayed with eyes open, gazing to heaven as if God is right there where they are looking at, listening to their prayers. ...
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