Malta Minute with the Catechism: Prayer in the Early Church

  • Program #: 234
  • Description: How did the first community of believers in Jerusalem pray? The Catholic Catechism tells us that as Christ’s disciples were gathered together on the first Pentecost, the Spirit of the Promise was poured out on them. They were in one place, devoting themselves to prayer. The Holy Spirit came to teach the Church; to recall for her everything Jesus said and to form her in a life of prayer. The first community devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship; to the breaking of the bread and prayers. This sequence is characteristic of Church worship founded on apostolic faith, lived in charity and nourished by the Eucharist. The faithful hear these prayers and read them in the scriptures and make them their own... particularly the Psalms. Thus, the Holy Spirit keeps the memory of Jesus Christ alive in his Church at prayer. He leads her to the fullness of truth. He also inspires new formulations to express the unfathomable mystery of Christ at work in his Church. This is Peggy Stanton and this has been the Order of Malta’s Minute with the Catechism.

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