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The Trust Walk – Let the Holy Spirit Be Our Guide

On retreats as a teenager, I remember taking confidence walks. We were blindfolded and guided by another person around obstacles, bends and bends, and through narrow doors, the purpose being to instill trust in God through the one in charge. The feeling of loss of control and helplessness is overwhelming and frightening. With each step, […]

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Unity, Diversity and the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost

Jack Stroman | Guest columnist Pentecost is celebrated on Sunday. The disciples and followers of Jesus returned to Jerusalem to the upper room where they were staying. They were waiting for Jesus’ promise to be fulfilled when he said to them, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in […]

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‘Come Holy Spirit’ – Catholic Philly

Artwork depicting God the Father and the Holy Spirit decorates the altar area as Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the beach in Huanchaco, Peru. The Liturgy of Pentecost includes one of the most striking medieval texts of the Roman Missal, “Veni Sancte Spiritus” or “Come Holy Spirit”. (SNC Photo/Paul Haring) By Shemaiah Gonzalez • Catholic […]

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The disturbances of the Holy Spirit of wind, noise and fire

Without a doubt, the most important celebration of this month is Pentecost. It honors an occasion without which the early church could not have lived. Yet, at the same time, many of us modern Christians get along just fine without even thinking about the event. The Holy Spirit is generally a non-entity in our lives. […]

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Pope to Regina Coeli: “The Holy Spirit teaches and animates the Church”

Ahead of Regina Coeli’s Sunday prayer, Pope Francis reflects on how the Holy Spirit guides us and the Church to bear witness to the Risen Christ. By Devin Watkins Inspired by the Gospel of 6e Easter Sunday (John 14: 23-29), Pope Francis says that Jesus promised never to leave the apostles alone, as he prepared […]

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May ‘Witness’ asks, ‘Who is the Holy Spirit?’

“I believe in the Holy Spirit. ” Although millions of Lutherans confess these words every week during divine service, many have perhaps at times felt a mixture of curiosity and confusion when wondering: Who exactly is the Third Person of the Holy Trinity? How does he work? To help answer questions like these – which […]

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The Holy Spirit enlightens Jesus for us all

From the writings of Reverend Billy Graham Q: I hear a lot of religious people talk about connecting to the spirit world, which sounds “scary,” but Christians themselves seem to place more emphasis on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is all so confusing. Is the Holy Spirit different from the spirit world, and […]

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Pope at Mass: “May the Holy Spirit be the protagonist of our lives”

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Tuesday morning inviting the faithful to make room for the Holy Spirit in their lives. By Linda Bordoni Speaking during the Mass homily at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis says that we can only be reborn from “our sinful existence” with “the help of the same power that raised up […]

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The divinity of the Holy Spirit

This is the second in a two-part series on the Personality and Divinity of the Holy Spirit. In the previous column, we looked at the biblical evidence for the personality of the Holy Spirit; that is, the Spirit is an He, not an that. Once Spirit’s personality is established, his divinity is a biblically faithful […]

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Holy Spirit, Procession, and the love of his Father and Son

This is from an exchange on the Coming Home Network forum, where I was moderator from 2007-2010. * * * * * Yesterday I attended a “Body Theology” class with a workbook: Into the Heart: A Journey Through the Theology of the Body, by Christopher West, 2009. The speaker provided the following quote without quote […]

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Publication of the historic Anglican-Eastern Orthodox Joint Declaration on the Holy Spirit – Episcopal News Service

Publication of the historic Anglican-Eastern Orthodox Joint Declaration on the Holy Spirit Posted on November 2, 2018 [Anglican Communion News Service] The historic joint statement between Anglican and Eastern Orthodox theologians on the procession and the work of the Holy Spirit has been released. The declaration was signed last October after lengthy discussions among members […]

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A theologian to discuss biblical images of the Holy Spirit

8 october 2018 Reverend George Montague, SM, S.Th.D., author of over 20 scholarly and popular books, will discuss “Biblical Images of the Holy Spirit” on Tuesday October 9th. The Discussion at Assumption The chapel inside Reinbolt Hall at St. Mary’s University is part of the Escobedo The Bible of Saint John Lecture series. Montague, who […]

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TAIWAN Yanshui Holy Spirit Church built in Taiwanese style

Located in southern Taiwan, the church’s design, murals, and motifs are typical of the island and reflect its many Buddhist and Taoist temples. The cross stands on top of a pagoda roof. Red lanterns and a Last Supper mural with Jesus breaking a steamed bun decorate the interior. For the current parish priest, the church […]

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The Holy Spirit Unites and Guides the Church | The Herald’s Diary

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Does the Holy Spirit have a sex? – Catholic Telegraph

Q: A friend of mine calls the Holy Spirit “her”. I have heard the theory that the Holy Spirit is a feminine manifestation of the divine. Does this conform to Catholic teaching? A: God transcends gender, that is, the divine is neither masculine nor feminine. However, God is a person, not an “it” and therefore […]

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Holy Spirit Monday – Greek City Times

Today is Holy Spirit Monday and a national holiday in Greece, which is the day after Pentecost, fifty days after Greek Orthodox Easter. In Greek Orthodox churches, it is a three-day religious celebration, with many festivities, because it is a joyous occasion and also called by many the second Easter. In the biblical story, 50 […]

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The power of the Holy Spirit in confirmation

Editor’s Note: Father Van Sloun’s series on the Eucharist will be back next month. Confirmation gives the gift of the Holy Ghost. The person who receives this sacrament has already received the Holy Spirit in the sacrament of baptism, and the Holy Spirit always abides with a person. The Holy Spirit comes when a person […]

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Why Some Christians Are Not Open to the Holy Spirit: Scot McKnight

Through Brandon showalter, Christian Post reporter | Sunday 20 May 2018 Scottish McKnight. | (Photo: Courtesy of Scot McKnight) A New Testament scholar discusses a subject that has confused sincere Christians through the ages: the identity and function of the third Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit. Scot McKnight, 64, a New Testament professor […]

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Have you ever thought of the Holy Spirit as your advocate? If you know the devil a bit, you should!

The Greek word used by Jesus for the Spirit is flexible … and rich in meaning. I had a teacher who with lamentations called the Holy Spirit “the Forgotten Person of the Trinity”. (In fact, it offered bonus points to anyone who mentioned the Spirit in class.) There is at least one way to understand […]

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Pray this beautiful prayer to the Holy Spirit when you feel uninspired –Aleteia

Written by Saint Augustine, this poetic prayer fills the soul with the presence of God. It is not always easy to find the right words to pray. Some days we may feel particularly “uninspired” and no words come to mind to express ourselves. In the face of such a listless mind, a powerful remedy is […]

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Cameroon calls for a national novena to the Holy Spirit

Shaken by socio-political crises including the Anglophone crisis; incursions from Nigeria by Boko Haram militants, Cameroonian bishops have urged the faithful to a national novena to pray for peace in the country. The Novena to the Holy Spirit began on May 11 and will end on May 19. Anglophone Africa Staff – Vatican News Novena […]

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What can ghost stories teach us about the Holy Ghost?

Understanding who the Holy Spirit is in the Godhead is as difficult as understanding how God is one yet being three in persons. Perhaps one day, when we are in the presence of God, this kind of knowledge will seem to have eluded us by its sheer simplicity. But understanding how we experience the Holy […]

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The Descent of the Holy Spirit | Catholic National Register

“O Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore you. “ It might be wrong to say that I have always felt drawn to the third person of the Trinity. Maybe it was the introduction to the Holy Spirit when the charismatic Catholics prayed for me to be healed and after this weekend I breathed […]

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Father, Son and Holy Spirit | The Guardian Nigeria News

According to Christian dogma, one of the doctrines of the Church is the inseparability or oneness of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. She has been called the Holy Trinity, or the Three Persons of Divinity. It is said that God is a trinity in unity, three in one. Since the word Trinity […]

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5 books to read to learn more about the Holy Spirit

Pixabay The approach of Pentecost is a great time to reflect more on the gift of the Holy Spirit and the role it plays in our individual lives. The incredible blessing available to every Christian is the gift of the Holy Ghost, but sometimes we can forget it’s there, feel confused about its purpose, or […]

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5 Books You Should Read to Learn About the Holy Spirit

Pixabay The approach of Pentecost is an ideal time to reflect more on the gift of the Holy Spirit and the role it plays in our individual lives. The incredible blessing available to every Christian is the gift of the Holy Spirit, but sometimes we can forget it’s there, feel confused about its purpose, or […]

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Is the Holy Spirit overlooked in the book of Revelation?

Throughout much of the history of Christianity, the Holy Spirit mentioned so often in the New Testament was not mentioned very often by Christians. But that really started to change at the turn of the twentieth century with the emergence of the Pentecostals and, later, their younger brothers and sisters the charismatics. In fact, this […]

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The feast of the Holy Spirit of Visalia continues until Sunday

The 103rd Annual Portuguese Holy Spirit Celebration of Visalia will continue today with the recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. in the PPVA Hall, 820 E. Main St. The rosary will be recited daily until Saturday when the coronation of the new queens will take place. On Friday, the Rosary will begin at 6 […]

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what is he and what does he do?

Pixabay It is hard to imagine how the disciples felt between the ascension of Jesus and the arrival of the Holy Spirit. They had spent years following Jesus and growing closer to him, watching him die and rise from the dead, only to have him taken from them and ascended to heaven. But the departure […]

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Certain Moments Intensify the Presence of the Holy Spirit

A group of us traveled to Greece in August and visited many holy places. We went to monasteries of recent saints canonized by the Orthodox Church. We prayed before their relics, their very bodies, which we revere as living temples of the Holy Spirit. I felt that there was something – no, someone – present […]

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Convincing the World: Saint John Paul II’s Encyclical on the Holy Spirit

By Thomas V. Mirus (bio – articles – email) | 23 Aug 2015 The Holy Spirit may seem, from a human point of view, the most obscure person in the Holy Trinity. He is certainly the least “personifiable” in the anthropomorphic sense, as one easily sees in the countless representations of the Trinity in Christian […]

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Church Chronicler: Major Bible Themes – The Holy Spirit – LaGrange Daily News

In previous articles we have discussed the Godhead, or Trinity, showing that there are three people in the Bible who have divine nature. They are one in divine nature and therefore three distinct persons who are the one true living God. We have also discussed in previous articles that Jesus, the son of God, is […]

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Is the Holy Spirit really God? The Trinity, as defined by Constantinople

By AnonMoos [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Sunday May 31 is Trinity Sunday–Or, more formally, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. In honor of the holiday, I thought I would discuss the Trinity a bit – what it means, and when the concept of a God who is “Three in One” was officially defined. […]

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Is the Holy Spirit like electricity?

A recent LifeWay Research poll, as reported in Facts & Trends magazine, reveals that 59 percent of American evangelicals believe the Holy Spirit is a force, not a personal being, and 10 percent are unsure. This lack of understanding of the divine and personal nature of Spirit is most comfortable in counterfeit forms of Christianity […]

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Hunger for the Holy Spirit: Amos Yong

Pentecostal theologian Amos Yong undertook a vast project: how to speak theologically of the Holy Spirit, the elusive and mysterious force that Christians believe is the part of the Holy Trinity that animates the world today. Often associated with the wind or the flame, the Holy Spirit does not lend itself to the rational categories […]

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New book by Charles Morris explains the forms of the Holy Spirit

“This book will bring clarity to difficult questions and help correct misconceptions about who the Holy Spirit is and what he does.” Thomasville, NC (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 After witnessing a general misuse and neglect of the Holy Spirit, pastor and author Charles Morris felt he needed to speak about biblical truths involving the person, […]

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What exactly is the Holy Spirit? | Opinion

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Hummus and the Holy Spirit

For the first year of the Global Gospel Project, CT focused on doctrines concerning the person of Jesus; the second year we looked at God the Father. During the third year of the project, we will examine doctrines related to the Holy Spirit. Recently, the Holy Spirit—particularly his role in inspiring expressive and charismatic spiritual […]

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If the Holy Spirit is a full person, then why isn’t He seated on the great throne in heaven?

The three major monotheistic religions of the world are Judaism, Christianity and Islam. All three claim to worship the one and only God, the God of the Bible. But all three do not agree on who this God is. Most Christians are Trinitarian because they believe in their doctrine of the Trinity. (I was a […]

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The Holy Spirit is not a person; The identity of God that only gets worse

Most Christians believe in the Trinity since that is what their church teaches. He says that God is an essence composed of three coequal and coeternal persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Thus, the Holy Spirit is considered a Person in its own right. The church hasn’t always believed that. During the […]

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Graham Greene and the Holy Spirit

This Sunday is Pentecost, when Christians commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles as they celebrated the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. As the gift of tongues suddenly enabled them to speak in many different tongues, malevolent observers said it was merely drunken babbling (a claim to which St. Peter replied, saying that […]

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Virtue(R) Links to God, Holy Spirit, Christ, Eckhart Tolle and Stillness; ‘New Earth’ Presentation Draws Comments From IBI Leaders

ORANGE, Calif., March 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Be still and know that I am God,” said IBI CEO Rick Larimore, “is the passage Eckhart Tolle referred to from Psalm 46:10 of the Bible in the first interview with Oprah’s online presentation of Tolle’s recent book “The New Earth,” featured on oprah.com. This is the biblical […]