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                The Celtic Cross Rule of Seven

-Monk Preston, January 21, 2010; The Season of Epiphany

 

 

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"Día Beannacht Leat"

("God Bless You."    -in Gaelic)

 

     

See also: "Commentary On The Rule"

The Monks here have memorized the entire Rule and recite it daily.

The Rule of our Order, while practiced and observed fully by the Monks here, is only meant as a non-required guide   for our Lay

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Our Mission: "To Promote Prayer among all Christians and Proclaim Christ to the World!"

Denying self, taking up our cross and following Christ, dying daily.  

Not conformed to this world, but transformed by God.

Remembering always, "...the greatest of these is love."

"Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel..."

"Rejoice always.  Pray without ceasing.  

In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

Putting on the whole armor of God.

Praying One Daily Hour of Prayer.

Praying The Threefold Daily Prayers: 9, Noon, and 3.  

Praying The Lord's Prayer, The 23rd Psalm, Psalm 117

Praying all 150 Psalms every month, 5 each day.

Upon arising we pray St. Patrick's Breastplate.  

Before retiring we pray Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace.

Christ in us...us in Christ.

We live this day The Celtic Cross Rule of Seven.

One Desire, Two Devotions, Four Goals.

 One Desire: "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you."

Two Devotions: "But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word."

Four Goals: website bullets and arrowsRight Life, Right Belief, Right Practice, Right Ministry.

Four Goals: The Four Arms of the Cross.Celtic Cross                  website bullets and arrows

website bullets and arrows In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

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         The Rule of Monk Preston is an expansion of...

                         The Celtic Cross Rule of Seven

  Celtic Cross

The Celtic Cross Rule of Seven

One Desire, Two Devotions, Four Goals

 One Desire: "Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you."  (James 4:8)

Two Devotions: "But we will devote ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word." (Acts 6:4)

Four Goals: website bullets and arrows Right Life, Right Belief, Right Practice, Right Ministry (Colossians 1:9-10)

   

Scripture Verse the Four Goals are Based On

Right Life, Right Belief, Right Practice, Right Ministry

"For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding (Right Ministry);      That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing (Right Life), being fruitful in every good work (Right Practice), and increasing in the knowledge of God (Right Belief);" -Colossians 1:9-10  

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New Testament Greek Terms for the Four Goals

The four New Testament Greek terms for the Four Goals of Right Life, Right Belief, Right Practice, and Right Ministry are: orthozoe, orthodoxia (orthodoxy), orthopraxis, and orthodiakonia.  The word ortho in Greek means right;  zoe means life (the life of the Spirit that comes only from God); doxia (doxy) means belief; praxis means practice (deeds, actions, activities); and diakonia means ministry

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"That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing," -Colossians 1:10

Right Life (orthozoe): Zoe means spiritual life: "The kind of life that is in God himself."  Summarized by Receiving Christ (John 1:12) and Walking in the Spirit (Romans 8:1-39).  Our conversion experience and our continuing Christian life.  Christ in us...us in Christ.  

(Note: bios is the Greek word that means physical life).

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"...and increasing in the knowledge of God;" -Colossians 1:10

  • Right Belief (orthodoxia): Orthodoxy.  God's revelation to man of The Holy Scriptures.  Basic essential Christian teaching.  Summarized by the pastiche of Holy Scripture known as The Nicene Creed.  

                            (See: Nicene Creed: Scripture Basis).   

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"...being fruitful in every good work," -Colossians 1:10

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"For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;" -Colossians 1:9

  • Right Ministry ... "Lord, what would you have me do today?" Summarized by The Great Commission (Mark 16:15) and by Proverbs 3:5-6.

(Note: our English word deacon comes from the Greek word for ministry.  To live daily as a minister, to serve as a servant, after the example of our Lord.  Denying self, taking up our cross and following Christ, dying daily. 

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Scripture References:

About The Prayer Foundation (Acts 6:4; James 4:8; Mark 16:15) Statement of Faith What We Believe Plan of Salvation Luke 9:23                   I Corinthians 15:31 Romans 12:2              I Corinthians 13:13 

Mark 16:15                

 

I Thessalonians 5:16-18

              

                        

                           Ephesians 6:10-18 The Threefold Daily Prayers                  Monk Preston's "Celtic Cross" Teaching

 

 

 

 

 

                                Colossians 1:27         II Corinthians 5:17

 

 

                       

 

 

James: 4:8

 

 

Acts 6:4

 

Colossians 1:9-10                                 

 

Receiving Christ - John 1:12           Walking in the Spirit - Romans Chapter 8               Nicene Creed: Scripture Basis       Holiness - I Peter 1:16 Galatians 5:22-23 The Ten Commandments - Exodus 20:1-17; Deuteronomy 5:7-21 Christ's Great Commission - Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19                                      

Matthew 28:19

 

 

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