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(EXCERPT ABOUT PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING TAKEN FROM THIS EPISODE)
St. Justin the Martyr:
(excerpt from Catechism)
As early as the second century we have the witness of St. Justin Martyr for the basic lines of the order of the Eucharistic celebration. They have stayed the same until our own day for all the great liturgical families. St. Justin wrote to the pagan emperor Antoninus Pius (138-161) around the year 155, explaining what Christians did:
On the day we call the day of the sun, all who dwell in the city or country gather in the same place. The memoirs of the apostles and the writings of the prophets are read, as much as time permits.
When the reader has finished, he who presides over those gathered admonishes and challenges them to imitate these beautiful things.
Then we all rise together and offer prayers* for ourselves . . .and for all others, wherever they may be, so that we may be found righteous by our life and actions, and faithful to the commandments, so as to obtain eternal salvation.
When the prayers are concluded we exchange the kiss.
Then someone brings bread and a cup of water and wine mixed together to him who presides over the brethren.
He takes them and offers praise and glory to the Father of the universe, through the name of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and for a considerable time he gives thanks (in Greek: eucharistian) that we have been judged worthy of these gifts.
When he has concluded the prayers and thanksgivings, all present give voice to an acclamation by saying: 'Amen.'
When he who presides has given thanks and the people have responded, those whom we call deacons give to those present the "eucharisted" bread, wine and water and take them to those who are absent. (CCC 1345)
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He served our country in Afghanistan and when he returned to the United States he felt God calling him to be a missionary. Ray Bosch, has worked with high school students from around the country and even helped to set up a missionary base for youth ministry in Nashville, Tennessee. This week we talk to Ray about how prayer carried him through his time as a solider and a missionary. We also hear about some of the challenges and victories he has experienced along the way.
Nate has served as a Campus Minister for the Diocese of Cleveland since 2011, including a previous assignment at Ashland University. He holds a B.A. in Religion from Ashland University and a M.A. in Systematic Theology from Lourdes University.
In addition to his time at the College of Wooster, Nate serves the United States Conferance of Catholic Bishops as a member of the Directing Team for the Campus Ministry Leadership Institute.
Previously, Nate served as Pastoral Associate for St. Peter Parish in Loudonville, OH and Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for St. Patrick of Heatherdowns in Toledo, OH.
He currently lives in Ashland, OH where he enjoys spending time running and enjoying the company of his beautiful wife, Rachel and their exceptionally handsome son, Athen.
Gina hails from small-town Ohio and grew up supported by a loving Catholic family. She encountered the Lord in a new and vibrant way through Saint Paul's Outreach and the School of the New Evangelization while in college. After graduating from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Music Education in May 2011, she began working full-time with Saint Paul's Outreach as a Mission Leader. This year, Gina will be serving as the Women's Mission Director in Kansas.
"Praise the Lord, all you nations! Give glory, all you peoples! The Lord's love for us is strong; the Lord is faithful forever. Hallelujah!" Psalm 117