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The Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ   1 comment

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Above:  St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Decatur, Georgia, June 12, 2016

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Text by Johannes de Watteville (1718-1788)

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) (1923)

Sung to THE OLD HUNDREDTH

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The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

The love of God so highly prized,

The Holy Ghost’s communion be

With all of us most sensibly.

An Australian Benediction   Leave a comment

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

Image Source = Matthew Field

Prayer Source = An Order for the Holy Communion (2009, revised), of the Anglican Church of Australia

Available Here

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God who has called you is faithful.

Go into the world with joy,

forgive generously,

love extravagantly,

live abundantly.

And the blessing of God,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be upon you now and for ever.  Amen.

Romans 16:25-27 (Confraternity Version, 1941)   Leave a comment

Paul Writing His Epistles (A Painting from Perhaps the 1500s)

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Saint Paul was, of course, Jewish.  And the Confraternity Version is an old Roman Catholic translation.  Here is the end of the Epistle to the Romans, reformatted.

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Now to him who is able to strengthen you in accordance with my gospel,

and the preaching of Jesus Christ,

and the revelation of the mystery which has been kept in silence from eternal ages,

which is manifested now through the writings of the prophets according the precept of the eternal God,

and made known to all the Gentiles to bring about obedience to faith–

to the only wise God,

through Jesus Christ,

be honor forever and ever.  Amen.

The Blessing of the God of Abraham and Sarah…   3 comments

Abram’s Counsel to Sarai, by James Tissot (1836-1902)

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Benediction Source = Enriching Our Worship (1998), of The Episcopal Church

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May the blessing of the God of Abraham and Sarah,

and of Jesus Christ born of our sister Mary,

and of the Holy Spirit, who broods over the world as a mother broods over her children,

be upon you and remain with you always.

Amen.

A Christian Benediction   Leave a comment

Christ in Majesty

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Farewell, my children of love and peace.  May the Lord of glory and all grace be with your spirit.

–The Epistle of Barnabas

Written 70-200 Common Era

Translated by Maxwell Staniforth and Andrew Louth

Printed in Early Christian Writings:  The Apostolic Fathers (Penguin Books, 1987)

Posted September 10, 2010 by neatnik2009 in Church Militant/Kingdom of God

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A Benediction by St. Ignatius of Antioch   Leave a comment

The Harrowing of Hell

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St. Ignatius of Antioch, a bishop, met his martyrdom circa 115 Common Era, although estimates for this range from 98 to 117.

“Farewell to you in Jesus Christ, the Hope of us all.”

–The Epistle to the Philadelphians

Translated by Maxwell Staniforth and Andrew Louth

Printed in Early Christian Writings:  The Apostolic Fathers (Penguin Books, 1987)

Posted September 10, 2010 by neatnik2009 in Church Militant/Kingdom of God

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A Benediction by St. Clement of Rome   Leave a comment

Christ Pantocrator

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(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Christ_Pantokrator,_Cathedral_of_Cefal%C3%B9,_Sicily.jpg)

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you, and with each and all everywhere whom God has called by Him; and through Him be honour and glory to God, with might, majesty, and everlasting dominion from all ages now and to eternity.  Amen.

–The First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians, Chapter 65

Circa 96 Common Era

Translated by Maxwell Staniforth and Andrew Louth

Printed in Early Christian Writings:  The Apostolic Fathers (Penguin Books, 1987)

Posted September 10, 2010 by neatnik2009 in Church Militant/Kingdom of God

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Trinitarian Benedictions   4 comments

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From Chalice Worship (1997), of the Christian Church ( Disciples of Christ):

The grace of God, deeper than our imagination;

the strength of Christ, stronger than our need;

the communion of the Holy Spirit, richer than our togetherness;

guide and sustain us today and in all our tomorrows.  Amen.

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From Chalice Worship (1997), of the Christian Church ( Disciples of Christ):

The blessing of God, who created both darkness and light, be with you today, that your life may be illumined by divine Wisdom.

The blessing of God, who loves you and restores you to wholeness, be with you always, that you may love others in Christ’s name.

The blessing of God, who sanctifies the breath of your living, inspire your words and actions, thoughts and feelings, that you may be the messenger of God’s blessing in this world today.  Amen.

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From Chalice Worship (1997), of the Christian Church ( Disciples of Christ):

The blessing of God, whose love creates new life and whose fire burns away our impurities, be with you in your journey of life.

The blessing of God, whose love has the power to transform our living from old habits into new hope, be with you always.

The blessing of God, whose Spirit blesses our spirit with wisdom and vision, embolden you to proclaim the good news of God’s love to all.  Amen.

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2010/12/05/trinity-sunday-year-a/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/trinity-sunday-year-b/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/trinity-sunday-year-c/