Close and Personal

by Ciel Tagaza Praise and worship is a natural response to God.  It is natural to someone who is close to Him, and has a personal relationship with Jesus because the believer knows Him, loves Him and knows in turn … Continue reading

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Worship and Devotion

by Ciel Tagaza Rituals and prayers are part of Catholic life – from the Mass, the highest form of worship, to daily devotions, or sacramentals.  Sacramentals are not the same as the sacraments.  They are not visible signs of God’s … Continue reading

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Raising Hands

by Ciel Tagaza Why do people raise their hands in prayer?  What is the significance of this action? Raising our hands is a sign of commitment, just as people from the Old Testament raised their hands when making an oath … Continue reading

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Unclenching Our Fists

by Ciel Tagaza If we were made to worship God, how come there are still a lot of faithful who do not physically express prayer and worship, or have difficulty raising their hands and voices in communal worship (or even … Continue reading

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