Tag Archive: Signs and Ceremonies

Sep 10

Signs and Ceremonies: The Redemption

The following is from Teaching Truths by Signs and Ceremonies or The Church, Its Rites and Services Explained for the People by Rev. Jas. L. Meagher (1882, New York: Russel Brothers). “[T]he Redemption was really and truly of infinite value, an infinite price, not like the Pelagians and Socinians said, for these taught that Christ …

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Sep 09

Signs and Ceremonies: The Virgin Mary

The following is from Teaching Truths by Signs and Ceremonies or The Church, Its Rites and Services Explained for the People by Rev. Jas. L. Meagher (1882, New York: Russel Brothers). "St. Ephanius, born in the year 310, says: ‘What shall I say, or what shall I preach of that beautiful and Holy Virgin? God …

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Sep 08

Signs and Ceremonies: The Incarnation

The following is from Teaching Truths by Signs and Ceremonies or The Church, Its Rites and Services Explained for the People by Rev. Jas. L. Meagher (1882, New York: Russel Brothers). "Let us understand well and clearly the mystery of the Incarnation. If you say that he united himself to man in such as way …

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Sep 07

Signs and Ceremonies: The Real Presence

The following is from Teaching Truths by Signs and Ceremonies or The Church, Its Rites and Services Explained for the People by Rev. Jas. L. Meagher (1882, New York: Russel Brothers). “In the Greek text [the expression of carnal nature of the Eucharist] is stronger than in our English Bible. Those who do not wish …

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Sep 07

Signs and Ceremonies

I just finished reading Teaching Truths by Signs and Ceremonies or The Church, Its Rites and Services Explained for the People by Rev. Jas. L. Meagher (1882, New York: Russel Brothers). I acquired a second edition copy from my grandfather’s estate in 1998. He was one of the very few Catholics in my family. It’s …

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