" 'Stay with us, Lord' is an appeal. It is the prayer of the Church who navigates and walks through this world. This is her constant appeal to Christ who lives in her and in the world - to Christ, risen from the dead: “Stay with us, Lord.” This prayer is an invocation: it invokes Christ, risen from the dead and who is assuredly with us. However, this prayer or this invocation is a kind of awareness and knowledge that He is with us. This presence is revealed in several ways…. "
Read the full article: “Stay with us, Lord” by Msgr. Youssef Soueif, current Maronite Bishop of Cyprus.
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“We preach not one coming only of Christ, but a second also, far more glorious than the first. The first revealed the meaning of his patient endurance; the second brings with it the crown of the divine kingdom.” St. Cyril of Jerusalem.
Cyril of Jerusalem was a distinguished theologian of the early Church (313 – 386 AD). He is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion. In 1883, Cyril was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Leo XIII.
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"... no one says that Jesus is alive except by the Holy Spirit, and no one can experience the resurrection of Jesus Christ except by the Holy Spirit. In other words, the event of the resurrection reaches me and you through the action of the Holy Spirit ... ".
Read the full article about the Holy Spirit by the late Fr. Dawood Kawkabany.