The Greatest Sacrament: An Excerpt From Speaking the Love of God by Jacob Wood
The following is an excerpt from Speaking the Love of God: An Introduction to the Sacraments (Emmaus Road Publishing).
Holy Eucharist is the third of the seven sacraments, as well as the third Sacrament of Initiation. It is the greatest of the seven sacraments, the “source and summit of the Christian life” (CCC 1324). Its name comes from the Greek word eucharistia, meaning “thankfulness” or “gratitude.” It...
The Richness of the Creed
It was not a call I’d been expecting. Who would have thought that the world’s most famous composer of evangelical worship music would be calling me?
I had been part of that world—an evangelical pastor in a Calvinist church, deeply engaged in the public conversation about cultural and theological issues. But with my conversion to Catholicism in 1986 I became persona non grata to many of my old friends and colleagues....
The Creed: Yesterday and Today
The following is from Scott Hahn’s latest book, The Creed: Professing the Faith Through the Ages, now available through Emmaus Road Publishing.
Gregory of Nyssa, both brilliant and holy, was recognized by his contemporaries and peers as a man who most perfectly embodied the Council of Constantinople—the council that produced the creed we call “Nicene” and recite every Sunday. The Emperor Theodosius decreed that communion with Gregory was...