Initiation into Christ
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Initiation into Christ ecumenical reflections and common teaching on preparation for baptism by Canadian Council of Churches. Commission on Faith and Witness.

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Published by Wood Lake Books in Winfield [B.C.] .
Written in English


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StatementCanadian Council of Churches, Commission on Faith and Witness.
The Physical Object
Pagination50 p. :
Number of Pages50
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18699333M
ISBN 100929032780, 2890885275

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CHAPTER I OF THE IMITATION OF CHRIST, AND OF CONTEMPT OF THE WORLD AND ALL ITS VANITIES He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, (1) saith the Lord. These are the words of Christ; and they teach us how far we must imitate His life and character, if we seek true illumination, and deliverance from all blindness of heart. Book One-- Thoughts Helpful in the Life of the Soul Book Two-- The Interior Life Book Three-- Internal Consolation Book Four-- An Invitation to Holy Communion. Book One. Thoughts Helpful in the Life of the Soul 1. Imitating Christ and Despising All Vanities on Earth 2. Having A Humble Opinion of Self 3. The Doctrine of Truth 4. Prudence in. Imitation of Christ was written by a Benedictine monk around The truth he writes of transcends centuries and applies as much to today's modern man/woman as it did back then because it addresses the issues and attitudes that lie in the human heart. Our world will never change until we, collectively, change our heart attitudes/5(). Chapter LVI. That We Ought To Deny Ourselves, And To Imitate Christ By Means Of The Cross Chapter LVII. That A Man Must Not Be Too Much Cast Down When He Falleth Into Some Faults Chapter LVIII. Of Deeper Matters, And God's Hidden Judgments Which Are Not To Be Inquired Into Chapter LIX. That All Hope And Trust Is To Be Fixed In God Alone Fourth Book.

After the Crucifixion we are told little of Christ's own life, or what occupied Him between the time He rose again until He left the company of the Apostles, and "ascended into Heaven"—a symbolic phrase which can mean very little to any of us. The crucial initiation for . Love in action, he says, is “an indispensable expression” of the Church’s being (no. 25). this guide focuses on the Sacrament of Baptism, the rite of initiation into the Christian community. As you read, consider the meaning of your own Baptism, your membership in the community, and the mission on which you are sent. To meditate on the life of Jesus should therefore be our chief study. Thus begins the great work known, loved, and venerated for six centuries as The Imitation of Christ (De Imitatione Christi), first published in by the German-Dutch monk and scribe, Thomas Hemerken of Kempen, better known as Thomas à Kempis ( – 25 July ). 1 The rite of Christian initiation presented here is designed for adults who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts.

It is one that many people now, and in the days ahead, will be facing, for it is an initiation into the New Age No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless they will take a Luciferian initiation." (Quoted from "Reflections on the Christ," ed Reviews: 5. After a conversation with a priest or a parish director of Christian Initiation, the person, known as an "inquirer," may seek acceptance into the Order of Catechumens, through the Rite of Acceptance. During this Rite, the inquirer stands amidst the parish community and states that he or she wants to become a baptized member of the Catholic Church. Bk 4, Chs. of The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis, a digital book in the International School of Theology's Cyber Library which is a digital library for graduate seminary research, personal, and ministry research.   Most Christian denominations practice three separate sacraments or rites of initiation into the church. For believers, baptism, confirmation, and holy communion are the three primary sacraments or rites on which the rest of our life as a Christian depends. All three are practiced by nearly all denominations, but an important distinction must be made between whether a given practice is .