Welcome to the Church Year

Author: Vicki K. Black
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780819219664
Format: PDF, ePub
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A tour through the dates, colors, and other traditions of the Church year. This third volume in the popular Morehouse series explains why we do what we do and when, and it does so in a user-friendly, thoroughly interesting way.

Welcome to the Book of Common Prayer

Author: Vicki K. Black
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780819221308
Format: PDF
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In this guide for newcomers as well as lifelong Episcopalians, author Vicki Black helps readers navigate the currents of Anglican liturgy and discover its richness and beauty. As we use the Book of Common Prayer, Black says, "we discover we are not alone, and this liturgical current of worship, prayer, and praise will indeed take us where we want to go-union with the God we seek to love." Welcome to the Book of Common Prayer shows readers everything from where to find the Sunday collect to how to pray the Daily Office. But it's more than a how-to. It offers history and background that help make the prayer book a more meaningful part of the worship life of individuals and congregations. With thoughtful reflection questions, this is a perfect volume for parish study groups.

Welcome to the Bible

Author: Vicki K. Black
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780819222367
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book invites newcomers into a deeper engagement with Scripture. One of the often overlooked gifts of the Anglican Church is that the texts and doctrines of the Bible are embedded in our prayers, liturgies, and creeds. Thus Anglicans tend to know the Bible better than they realize; they just don't know chapter and verse. Making that knowledge explicit and placing it in context can help to overcome the "disconnect" many Anglicans feel with the Bible, and can open the way for further and more in-depth study.

Archbishop Anselm 1093 1109

Author: Sally N. Vaughn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131717982X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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St Anselm's archiepiscopal career, 1093-1109, spanned the reigns of two kings: William Rufus and the early years of Henry I. As the second archbishop of Canterbury after the Norman Conquest, Anselm strove to extend the reforms of his teacher and mentor at Bec, and his predecessor at Canterbury, Archbishop Lanfranc. Exploring Anselm's thirty years as Prior and Abbot of the large, rich, Norman monastery of Bec, and teacher in its school, this book notes the wealth of experiences which prepared Anselm for his archiepiscopal career--in particular Bec's missionary attitude toward England. Sally Vaughn examines Anselm's intellectual strengths as a teacher, philosopher and theologian: exploring his highly regarded theological texts, including his popular Prayers and Meditations, and how his statesmanship was influenced as he dealt with conflict with the antagonistic King William Rufus. Vaughn argues that Rufus's death influenced Anselm's rivalry with King Henry I and fostered a more subdued and civil conflict between Anselm and Henry which ended with cooperation between king and archbishop at the end of Anselm's life. King and archbishop became’yoked together as two oxen pulling the plow of the church through the land of England’. Anselm’s final years at the pinnacle of power reveal a superb administrator over Canterbury and Primate over the churches of all Britain, in which position his followers described him as 'Pope of another world'. The final section includes a selection of original source material including archiepiscopal letters drawn primarily from Lambeth Palace Library.

Welcome to the Episcopal Church

Author: Christopher L. Webber
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780819225207
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The perfect book for inquirers and new members, as well as current Church members who may be unfamiliar with some of the Church’s history, beliefs, and practices. This new introduction to the history, polity, spirituality, worship, and outreach of the Episcopal Church is written in an easy-to-read conversational tone, and includes study questions at the end of each chapter, making it an excellent resource for adult parish study and inquirers' classes. Table of Contents: Chapter 1: History of the Episcopal Church Chapter 2: Worship Traditions Chapter 3: What We Believe Chapter 4: Reading the Bible Chapter 5: Spiritual Life Chapter 6: The Organization of the Church Chapter 7: Mission and Outreach

Functional Genomics and Proteomics in the Clinical Neurosciences

Author: Scott E. Hemby
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080465630
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The purpose of this work is to familiarize neuroscientists with the available tools for proteome research and their relative abilities and limitations. To know the identities of the thousands of different proteins in a cell, and the modifications to these proteins, along with how the amounts of both of these change in different conditions would revolutionize biology and medicine. While important strides are being made towards achieving the goal of global mRNA analysis, mRNA is not the functional endpoint of gene expression and mRNA expression may not directly equate with protein expression. There are many potential applications for proteomics in neuroscience: determination of the neuro-proteome, comparative protein expression profiling, post-translational protein modification profiling and mapping protein-protein interactions, to name but a few. Functional Genomics and Proteomics in Clinical Neuroscience will comment on all of these applications, but with an emphasis on protein expression profiling. This book combines the basic methodology of genomics and proteomics with the current applications of such technologies in understanding psychiatric illnesses. * Introduction of basic methodologies in genomics and proteomics and their integration in psychiatry * Development of the text in sections related to methods, application and future directions of these rapidly advancing technologies * Use of actual data to illustrate many principles of functional genomics and proteomics. * Introduction to bioinformatics and database management techniques

The Art of Thai Foot Massage

Author: Simon Piers Gall
Publisher: Findhorn Press
ISBN: 1844099555
Format: PDF, ePub
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Both professional practitioners and casual massage enthusiasts will learn to raise their practice to an art with this step-by-step guide to foot massage as traditionally taught in Thailand. The practical sections of the book clearly cover the different parts of the massage process, and color photos and graphics provide clear explanations to help learners utilize the techniques with confidence. The book also covers the history and theory behind Thai foot massage, including discussions about the reflex points on the feet and the concept of Sen (energy) lines that flow throughout the body, to help explain how this ancient healing art works. Though Thai foot massage is not a curative in itself, the featured techniques can promote general health and well-being.

Anglican Chant and Chanting in England Scotland and America 1660 to 1820

Author: Ruth Mack Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198164241
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book presents, for the first time, a history of English liturgical chant as performed in the Church of England and its transmission to churches in Scotland and the United States. In the mid-sixteenth century Reformation, the complex ritual of the latin rite was replaced by a one-volume Book of Common Prayer, in English. The general nature of the new rubrics, expecially for music, left many of the details of performance to be worked out in traditional ways. Thus the music evolved from its Latin roots in oral, and later, written practice. The body of music that makes up the chanting practice of Anglican and related churches around the world is indeed diversified. Some texts of the liturgy are harmonized in four or more voive parts, often with organ accompaniment, and others are sung in plainsong. The largest group of chants, those for the psalms and canticles, has an idiosyncratic written form and a performance practice that continues to evolve in oral tradition. This music is commonly known as Anglican chant. Its origins in the seventeenth century and its codification in the eighteenth are explored in the choral establishments of the Church of England and parish churches in England, Scotland, and the United States.