Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 8th April 2017 in Lent | Lent,great lent,fasting,early church fathers,devotional,daily reading,Doctor of the Church,lectures,liturgy,catechism,Bishop of Jerusalem,Eucharist,Lord's Prayer
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”, wouldn’t he rescind the punishment
But instead of offering up a crown, they “offer up Christ sacrificed for our sins, propitiating our merciful God for them as well as for ourselves”. Prayers on behalf of the dead may seem strange to Protestant ears, though there are some potential passages of Scripture about this in the New Testament, albeit debated, such as 2 Tim 1:16-18 which seems to imply Onesiphorus was dead, yet Paul prays on his behalf (plus the strange reference to baptism of the dead in 1 Corinthians 15:29). Prayers for the dead was not an uncommon practice in the early centuries of the Church, though I’m not entirely...