Tag Archives: praise and worship

Celebrating Lent

by Ciel Tagaza We recently celebrated the fourth Sunday of Lent when the Church takes a breather from its penitential stance – the altar is adorned with flowers, the choir sings more fully and the priest wears pink vestments. Called … Continue reading

Posted in March 2016, Worship | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Seek and Find

Andro Lesaca You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. – Jeremiah 19:23 I was born into a staunchly Catholic family.  Talk about faith and religion were common at the dinner table.  … Continue reading

Posted in November 2015, TESTIMONY 2015, Witness | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Joy of Praise

by Ciel Tagaza Praise is our response to the presence of God. It is more than expression from our lips – it is our soul’s and body’s dance for joy in His midst. When King David danced as he brought … Continue reading

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

Revival (Part 4)

by Ciel Tagaza Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 The Catholic charismatic renewal is a movement acknowledged by the Holy See, but the “testing” of communities’ charisms is left to the clergy, religious and Catholic laity who pastor them. Popes (past … Continue reading

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Battle Cry

by Ciel Tagaza Worship is powerful. If done in spirit and truth daily, it influences one’s thoughts and actions. It can change the course of events. Worship goes beyond adoration, contrition, thanksgiving and petitions. It can tear down walls of … Continue reading

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

Why Worship?

by Ciel Tagaza We were made to give praise and reverence to the Lord. This is our purpose. While we live our earthly lives, there are many ways to glorify God. We not only worship Him in the Mass, in … Continue reading

Posted in July 2013, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Listening in Worship (Part 1)

by Ciel Tagaza Worship is prayer. Prayer is listening to God. We come to worship with adoration, contrition, thanksgiving and supplication, or “acts” of worship as their first letters spell. With all the talking, singing, moving and “acts”-ing during charismatic … Continue reading

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