Tag Archives: communal worship

WHY WE WORSHIP (Part 2)

by Ciel Tagaza Previously, I discussed how initiative and self-awareness are important in worship. While it is and must be directed to God, worship also involves introspection. We must also ask ourselves these questions when it comes to worship gatherings: … Continue reading

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Professing Our Faith

by Ciel Tagaza Communal worship is essential to a believer’s life, as much as personal prayer is. Going to Mass on Sundays, gathering to worship with fellow believers not only makes a habit out of worship; it gives us a … Continue reading

Posted in February 2014, Worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When Stones Cry Out

by Ciel Tagaza Worship, etymologically, is derived from two English words – worth-ship – basically, to give value to something. As Christians, we worship God, giving praise and reverence that is due Him, the Highest Being, our Creator. Worship, in … Continue reading

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Idol Trap

by Ciel Tagaza We are all worshippers.  It’s just a matter of who or what we worship.  Even proclaimed atheists and free-thinkers adhere to something apart from themselves.  The thing, idea, person or being one devotes most of his or … Continue reading

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Something To Give

by Ciel Tagaza Do not appear before the Lord empty-handed, for all that you offer is in fulfillment of the precepts. (Sirach 35:6, 7 NABRE) Worship is associated with offering. We cannot worship God and remain as is. We must … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

by Ciel Tagaza A number of Catholics trade going to Mass with attending other church services because they feel their senses are more stimulated in concert-style worship, and their interest in God piqued in their animated talks. Others trade the … Continue reading

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Listening in Worship (Part 2)

by Ciel Tagaza (Read Part 1 here) What if God gives us the silent treatment when we pray? What if He is not making His presence felt in worship? What’s the use of praying if God is seemingly absent? What’s … Continue reading

Posted in May 2013, Worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sacrifice of Praise

by Ciel Tagaza As Christians, we are called, as St. Paul says, “Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.” (Hebrews 13:15 … Continue reading

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Honesty

by Ciel Tagaza Worship leading calls for honesty.  Whenever we go in front of the congregation, we not only present our God, we also inadvertently present ourselves before them.  It is inevitable for most, if not all, especially in a … Continue reading

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Song Choice

by Pauline P. Cauton Way before American Idol got us talking about good and bad song choices, worship leaders have been trying to come up with the formula for choosing the perfect song lineup. Do we go by the classics … Continue reading

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