Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Pax Vobiscum ~~ "Peace be with you"

In the narthex/entrance to our beautiful church, you can see the following prayer:

If you have trouble reading the beautiful calligraphy, here is the prayer in modern text font:

Friend, you have come to this Church, leave it not without a prayer.  No man entering a house ignores him who dwells in it.  This is the House of God and HE is here.  Pray then to Him Who loves you & bids you welcome and awaits your greeting. 
GIVE THANKS for those who in past ages built this place to His glory & for those who, dying that we might live, have preserved for us our heritage.
PRAISE GOD for His gifts of beauty in painting & architecture, handicraft & music.
ASK that we who now live may build the spiritual fabric of the nation in TRUTH, BEAUTY, & GOODNESS & that as we draw near to the ONE FATHER through our LORD & SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST we may draw nearer to one another in perfect brotherhood.
The Lord preserve thy going out and thy coming in.

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