qIs sacramental anointing the same as last rites? qqDon't you have to have some kind of special gift to be part of the Church's healing ministry?qq qqWhy am I sick? Is it God's punishment?qq qqEver since I became sick, I don't feel like myself anymore.qq If life is a journey, what happens when our way is obstructed by sickness or failing health? In Healing Touch and Saving Word, Linda Malia draws upon the rich theology of the Anglican tradition personified in the Episcopal Church's sacramental liturgies of healing. In easy-to-understand language, Healing Touch examines the theological foundations of the Episcopal Church's healing liturgies, from the first Book of Common Prayer to the most recent sacramental rites. Probing the dynamics of symbol and ritual, the complex relationship of sin and sickness, and the spiritual and psychological impact of every serious illness, the book explores the power of these graced encounters in enabling the faithful to draw new hope and renewed purpose out of the chaos and turmoil of illness and debility. Individuals struggling with life-changing illness and those who care for them--clergy and laity alike--are sure to find Healing Touch a helpful and thought-provoking resource. q756 Lead me, guide me, along the way 764 Taste and see 765 O blessed spring 770 O God of gentle strength 772 O Christ, the healer, we come 773 Heal me, hands of Jesus 774 From miles around the sick ones came 775 Give thanks for lifeanbsp;...
|Title||:||Healing Touch and Saving Word|
|Author||:||Linda M. Malia|
|Publisher||:||Wipf and Stock Publishers - 2013-09-12|