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O G-D,

be kind to me a sinner and have mercy on me x3

I am honoured as I am allowed to enter into Your sacred dwelling place,
into
Your Holy Presence

before your holy temple I shall bow out of love for you.

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Blessed is our G-D

at all times,
everywhere,
now and always
and for ever and, ever.
Amen.

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How lovely are your tents,
how fine your encampments, people of G-D!

And as for me,
drawn by your love,
I come into Your House,
your Holiest of Holies,

Your Presence.

I lay me down in humble surrender,
before your holy shrine,
  your holiness,
in awe.

Great Majestic Holy One,
how I love your house's site,
adore your Glory's dwelling place
(with all my breath, all my life, my body and soul, my all).

And as for me,
I humbly fall in prayer,
my body I bend down in awe,

I greet,
I bless,
I bend the knee,

before

THE ONE


who fashions me,
and all.

And as for me,
my prayer  is for you,

GENTLE ONE,

may it be for you too a time of desire.

O G-D,

in the limitless abundance of your love,
respond to me in truth with your help.

(Adapted from Reconstructionist Daily Prayerbook, 2nd Edition, page 2).

Shema yisra'el adonay eloheynu adonay ehad.
Baruh shem kevod malhuto le'olam va'ed.

V'ahavta et Adonai Eloheicha b'chol l'vav'cha,
u-v'chol naf-sh'cha, u-v'chol m'odecha.

You shall love the Eternal One, your G-D,
with all your heart,
with all your might (and breath).



SEE THE PAGE:

SHEMA

For:

1) the SHEMA as LOVESTORY

2) What Jesus added to the Shema





...one thing have I asked of G-D, one goal do I pursue:
to dwell in the Eternal's house throughout my days,
to know the bliss of The Sublime,
to visit in God's temple....

.... To you my heart cries out, to you my face is turned,
your presence, GRACIOUS ONE, I seek...
(psalm 27).

Let all who dwell on earth acknowledge the truth of truths....

we have come into this world only to know you.

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Glory to YOU,
our G-D,
Glory to YOU! (alone)

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ALL is

FROM

HASHEM
the ETERNAL
the INFINITE
the INEFFABLE
the UNTHINKABLE
LOVE

THE NAME

 above all names,

 the Eternal,
the Infinite,
 the Almighty,
the Beloved of all mystics and Sufis,
 the Source of all,
the fountain of life,

the Being of all beings,
the Universal Spirit,
the Father-G-D of Jesus,
the Enlightenment of Buddha,
the Universal Realized self of Vedanta,
the TAO,
etc etc etc
all the names -
all the spatio-temporally restricted
labels,
ideas, concepts
projected on
that what is -




( - THAT WHAT IS -


here and now IN

and AS

the present arising moment,

and to be directly and personally experienced by

 oneself, as one's real SELF)


transcendent or beyond
human time and space and mind,
but at the same time
immanent or manifested in
space and time -
names given by humans
and religious traditions to the
UNBORN,
UNDYING,
UNCHANGING,

ALL
is

IN


the ETERNAL

ALL

is

TO(wards)

the ETERNAL

And ALL

simply

IS

FOR

(the sake of)

the ETERNAL

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Tout
vient de Lui,
Tout
est
de Lui,
Tout
est EN Lui.

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The above is from the Reconstructionist
daily Prayerbook, pages 106-107, second edition.

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Heavenly King,
Consoler,
the Spirit of Truth,
present in all places
 all the time,
and filling all things,
thr Treasury of blessings
and the Giver of life:

COME!
 and dwell in us,

cleanse us of all stain

and save our souls,

O GOOD ONE!





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What we are

We are an international, interdenominational (Orthodox, Anglican, Roman Catholic, Lutheran, etc) association of monastics (including bishops, priests, deacons), hermits or solitaries, domestic or isolated monastics and hermits in their own homes, oblates, associates, enquirers, seekers and laity interested in and/or living the monastic life.
We are in many different countries (South Africa, Spain, France, England, Sweden, Russia, Canada, USA, etc), and have our international, administrative headquarters at Trinity Priory International in South Africa under archbishop ++Ioannes.
Because we are from different liturgical churches and rites, each individual retain his church denomination and his or her rite. Thus we celebrate a number of different rites, liturgies and Divine Offices or Opus Dei.
As for the solitaries, we live as individuals or as groups (small sketes), communities or monasteries. We respect each individual's level and need for his/her degree of solitude, his/her level of spirituality and do not disturb their need for solitude in any way. We welcome anyone of goodwill. Apart from celebrating the Liturgy, Mass or Divine Office, we also have quiet meditation periods.
We are involved in many different ministries, for example spiritual direction (some of us are members of Spiritual Directors International, which have more than 60,000 members in the US alone), ministries among the homeless, the poor, bereaved, drug addicts, alcoholics, the blind and death, paraplegics, music and other art ministries, icon writing, exorcisms, encloistered contemplative lives, etc, etc.
We have an interdenominational list of more than 460 members (bishops, priests, monastics, hermits, laity, seekers, enquirers) for monastic subjects and practices, spirituality, mysticism, contemplation, vocations (to the priesthood and monastic life) at YAHOO

 - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/monasterion

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If you are able to assist us with a donation (no matter how small) to maintain and develop this site,

our interdenominational list of more than 460 members at YAHOO (link above),
our own eremitic life and priory,

please go to the above link at

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/monasterion

where you can click to make a donation through PAYPAL.

Thank you it is very, very much appreciated and needed.
+Ioannes/John (hermit)


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Another site of ours:

http://directory.ic.org/21574/TRINITY_Christian_PRIORY

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See one of our other sites here:
http://netministries.org/see/churches.exe/ch26663

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and some of our photos at FLICKR:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/44263695@N08/

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Holy is G-D!
Holy the Mighty One!
Holy the Immortal One!

Have mercy on us (x3)









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G-D LOVED us first -

and we came into this world
only to love and serve G-D.

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It is ALL about G-D -


and we often forget that
when we are over concerned with things such as:

religious traditions  and social institutions (such as anglicanism, Orthodoxy,  Roman Catholicism,Protestantism,etc), doctrines, canons, vestments, popes, patriarchs, bishops, priests,sacraments, perfectly celebrating THE correct Liturgies and rubrics that suit US and our attitudes, hymn and prayerbooks, sacred texts and languages, monasticism, etc , etc.

These are merely the socio-cultural, social and cultural practices, instruments, the tools, the meansto enable us to approach and relate to G-D

so that we can cry put continuously and  in utter humility from our hearts:

Lord, have mercy on us!
Lord, have mercy on us!
Lord, have mercy on us!

Holy G-D,
Holy and Mighty,
Holy and Immortal,
have mercy on us
(for our self made colden calves,
our little idols of institutions, doctrines, canons,
liturgies, titles, etc, etc.)

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email:

benoinim@yahoo.com





monkagain@gmail.com






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