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1 Theology 100-22 14 April 2011 “The Prayer of the Church” Edith Stein’s “The Prayer of the Church” discusses one of the most important aspects of Christianity: praise. She begins her article by explaining what the priest means when he says, “Through him, with him, and in him in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honor and glory is yours.” “Through him” means that it is through Jesus that we connect to God. “With him” describes the union with Christ achieved through prayer. Finally, “in him” refers to the personification of a praying church as Christ himself. The prayers ritualized in mass reflect the way Jesus prayed throughout his life on earth, which was typical of a faithful Jew. Praise in the form of a mass has been celebrated since the beginning of the Church. It reminds us that we, as Christians, are preparing for eternal life in heaven by asking for forgiveness of our sins and cleansing ourselves of evil through communion. Worship is viewed as a basic part of Christian life.
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