“Thy Holy Writ”

Psalm, # 133 verse 1 (NKJV)

1) Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brethren to dwell together in unity!

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Unity ? Oh people is it even possible ?
One part of me say yes and the other is not sure.

I say this because we as a nation are not united. In politics nor in faith. In theology and in doctrine neither are we united. Even when it comes to the word of God in the Holy Bible we have two separate versions, meaning the Catholic Bible and the Protestant Bible. And of those, I’ve lost count as to how many different versions and interpretations there are. And lets not forget the Apocrypha’s that have been omitted by both.

So I ask you to think about this verse and pray and meditate with me today, and even all this week, that God our Father will see and bless our meager attempts to come together for the common good. Pray with a true heart of compassion and respect for the concerns of our faith. Ask that, His Son and their combined Holy Spirit come and bless us all and bring us together in unity. Ask that, our unity be re-affirmed in His Son and in their Holy will, when needed most. But mostly that we hold fast the common fabric that holds all 34(+) thousand different Christian beliefs together.
Our faith in Him and His divine will for all peoples.

I believe then and only then we will be truly united in the will of God against evil and corruption that plagues mankind. That we can put aside our differences and in Christian Brotherhood and Sisterhood unite with Him, for the worlds sake.

Have a blessed day and week for that matter, in the love and bond that holds us all together in His sake and cause.

Sincerely yours in service to all mankind and Jesus our salvation,
Bp. Andrew R. M. Manley DD., O.S.A., O.S.P.

http://www.celticcrossministry.com

Let Us Pray…

Christian Warriors it’s another sad day here in America. Many of you have heard about the senseless shooting that has killed so many and wounded so many more in Colorado today. Let us pray that those effected by this incident will find the answers and peace they seek.

( + ) Lord Jesus, you are Love, you are Peace, and you are Mercy. We beseech thee to look upon the victims you have called to you, an advocate for them that their place in heaven is assured enough to have them all, be able to stand with you by your side forever.

Please Father, look upon your children that are left behind to grieve, and mourn in the loss of those they loved and cared for. Stand by those family’s that are with others, in that part of time that is known as a waiting game for answers. Let them have patience to endure the long-suffering that is to come. And as they wait to find out what the condition is of their friends and loved ones, let it also be a time of inner spiritual reflection of positive emotions and loving memories that help carry them through this time of sorrow.

Lord, please give this Christian Nation the ability to stand up in support of that which is right and righteous in your eyes and in your sacred heart. Allow thy Holy Spirit to come upon all those that seek you and stand for love and forgiveness.

And lastly dear Father, Lord of all in Heaven and on Earth, allow this incident to help turn this nation back on a course that is of your will for all people. Let this or any act of violence not define us as weak or even meek in those eyes and hearts that want so badly to hurt this nation and it citizens. Grant us your shield of protection and out fit us with the armor that is your word and your will for all humanity.

Your children in Israel and other people’s, in other nations, have been dealing with incidents like this for decades. Let us take notice of their patients. Let us come together as a united world to fight back Satan and his henchmen where ever they lie in wait. Let their chance to cause havoc become uneventful in the lives of a tolerant nation of Christianity.

So brothers and sisters pray with me in the words our Lord and Savior gave to us as an example on how and what to pray in all times and in any event.

Our Father who art in heaven, Hollowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those that have trespassed against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. – Deliver us Oh lord from every evil and grant us your mercy. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.

May our Lord watch over us and keep us ever mindful as to the power of prayer and it’s ability to conquer evil and perform any miracle that is asked for in His, Holy name. And let us all remain united in giving our Lord, and Savior, our praise for the love He shows us each and everyday. Let the world take notice of an Americans resolve for proper justice in all parts of our world. Which we all call home. Amen…

Sincerely and with a heavy heart and mournful sorrow,
Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD., O.S.P., O.S.M., O.S.F.
Universal Life Church of the Celtic Cross and the,
Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry
Lorain, Ohio U.S.A.

A special night to prepare !

Tomorrow is, Thursday the 3rd of May and that means it is the National Day of Prayer. So to honor that, tonight at 8:00 pm (EST) on, ( blogtalkradio.com/universallifechurch ) We will be doing our special worldwide devotional prayer service with special intentions. Then we will finally after three months of teaching and preparing folks to recite the rosary, will begin to actually pray the Holy Rosary with Mysteries. So join me in “My Prayer Closet” and be apart of an International Evening of Prayer on the Eve of our National Day of Prayer here in the America. You’ll be glad you did… Many blessing to you until then… Bishop Andrew

It’s not had to do !

It’s not a matter of praying, it’s a matter of what you are praying for. God loves to hear from you. So make sure you make time for Him today. For He has already made time for you, by giving you today…Prayer, it's not hard to do...

Chain Link Fence

This quick press post is going to be a,  come to,  part of our blog. From time to time I will add another link to the chain ( just copy & paste into your browser ) so you can check out what is new with the ministry. So please no sitting on or climbing over the fence, but instead,  why not let it guide you to new things within this ministry.

1.) http://youtu.be/BdCdq6vwVeE   ( My Prayer Closet ).

Personal Ordinariate (ordination) for other protestants…

On another web site I attend from time to time had a unique question and it deals with one being called by God into His service. And although I kinda take the long way around the bush, I’m sure you will understand what I mean…

Personal Ordinariate (ordination) for other protestants.
Brothers and Sisters, Please allow me to introduce my self, I am, Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley and I have a few thoughts of my own for this topic and question and so I regress. Although I am new to your forum, I am not new to the word of God. So with that said here’s my opinion on this subject, and yet I will only clip the tip of this question with my response.

Part of what is wrong with the “church” today is that it is so traditional and bogged down with each of it’s own bureaucracy that it takes years to make a decision. Unless the issue is the almighty dollar.

As an example I refer to the Vatican being extremely quick to displace several thousands of loyal Catholic worshipers by a forced, no bending policy and deadline to close many churches down and start selling them off to other faiths here in Northeast Ohio. And yes, there are a few appeals that have been sent along with petitions to try and stop this. Even when it is proven that some of these community churches can stand on their own merit as presented on their fiscal spread sheets.

However, that latter part is not so disturbing. It is within their power to do what ever they want. For them to say on one hand, we need more Priests in the ministry. And then displace thousands, isn’t the best business strategy to use under the circumstances. It’s like I said folks, there have been families that have been associated with the same congregation and church for four or five decades or even longer.

The process should be simple for if you feel that you are being called into the Saviors service, than all you need to do is personally or in secret, acknowledge and claim your faith is based on His teachings. Then by all means start ministering. I refer my remarks here to, and I am sure most of you know it, and that is the Gospel according to John: ch. 15, verse 16. (“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and “ordained you” that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”)…There are several more that back this up and I am a firm believer that we need to expedite the process as quickly as possible.

If for nothing else it is because there is so much that has to be done throughout the world, where I hear Christian and non-Christians clamoring for more of the Fathers teachings. If we were to wait for a formal process of traditionalism to play out, I feel it would be to late.

So I ask you, which do you think Christ would want you to do? Then and only then, when you are absolutely sure make your decision based on the council of Him and not mankind. For their will be a time for a formal ordination in the future, but you all probably know this already.

Oh, yes, I could have just typed John, ch. 15, verse. 16 and left it at that. But a forum is to bring ideas together and cause one to look deep inside themselves for answers. And those answers would be the soft awareness of the Holy Spirit trying to lead you down the path that Father wants for you. Yet, the choice is always yours. I am also pretty sure that another verse should go here and it is Matthew ch. 22, verse 14. ( “Many are called, but few are chosen.” ). So I ask one final question of you and that being, why not answer the call. For you and only you will know that it is God calling you out…

No matter what you decide to do I will pray that all who read this are blessed and that one should answer the call, for it most likely will be our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the other end… 😉

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Bishop Andrew

ATTENTION…Ladies and Gentlemen…Boys and Girls…FYI…PSA.

Starting Wednesday February 1st, catch the debut of a new Internet Radio Program
Hosted by yours truly, and titled ~ My Prayer Closet ~ it will not air ~ on the Christian Warrior Network but rather the Universal Life Church world headquarters So please, see the following information below for further details…

My Prayer Closet

Sponsored by the
Universal Life Church World Headquarters
and
Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD., O.S.P.
Universal Life Church of the Celtic Cross

Welcome to, My Prayer Closet.

This prayer group is based on Christ’ remarks recorded in the book of Matthew: chapter 6, verse 6 which states “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”

So my prayer closet, is your prayer closet. In this case it is just as much as a real place to come and pray as it is that secret place in your heart. Some people come for the since of unity, some come because of a certain need in their life and some come to my prayer closet because they maybe lead here. It is that secret place where all of Gods chosen are welcome. It is not about being of one faith or another. It is about coming and paying homage to the one who loves you and provides for you. It is a place to come and meditate on the promises of Christ. Promises, such as the one found in the book of John: chapter 14 verse 14 which says, “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”

The reason we get together in my closet is not only to pray, although that is what the group is for, praying. But for praying for ourselves, praying for our friends and family, praying for the Lord and asking Him to intervene on our behalf. For it is written in Matthew: chapter 18 verse 20 “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

So as you can see, my prayer closet is about faith and gaining it in abundance. It is away for one to show unconditional Christian love for another. For my prayer closet is knowing without a doubt that by faith all things are possible.

So I ask, will you join your Christian brothers and sisters in my prayer closet. Will you take just a few minutes and make time to pray with us. Remember, time is a commodity and should not be wasted. By praying with us you show Christ, how much you love Him and more so, how much you respect Him and are thankful for the opportunity to come and pray with Him.

I look forward to you joining us here at my prayer closet and until then, may God bless you and keep you ever so close all the days of your life. Sincerely, Bp. Andrew

My Prayer Closet

Will air LIVE on
Wednesday Evenings
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Starting ~ February 1st, 2012

Just cut and paste this link into your browser search bar and put it in your favorites.
( http://www.blogtalkradio.com/universallifechurch )

To members of clergy on a day of prayer for those that Mourn…

by Msgr. Andrew Manley
Dear Brothers and Sisters, of the cloth of Christ’ service on earth. I start this statement off in this way for a very specific reason. That is, as each of us that are committed to the cause of prayer and or even fasting on this auspices occasion I would like to point out that this day of prayer for those that are in mourning should also include ourselves, as we who maybe called upon to a bedside of the dieing and or dealing with those around that are also dealing with the immanent effects of administering the sacrament of the sick and also called last rights in the Catholic faith of Christianity.

We as ministers of the life and word of the Holy Trinity are called upon to do something that many people could not, and that is to help bring calm, guidance and compassion into a situation that may have no order. This in it’s self, can be a daunting experience, especially when it comes to dealing with those that have just lost a child or even a life long companion. We must first be able to keep ourselves from getting to wrapped up in the moment of sporadic emotional turmoil.

What I am alluding to is this, we have to be able to have come to grips with the level of loss, suffering and grief in our own lives before we can except the responsibilities of being the comforter to those that may or may not be of a spiritual acceptance or understanding. We our selves need to pray for all members of the clergy that are and or will be called upon to preform such an emotional task. Yes we can rely on our on strengths of spiritual guidance but in some cases it is better to be true to ones self and or know ones own limitations and maybe in a word, be a bigger person, and that is to step aside and or between now and then (meaning, the call to preform last rights and or to console those that grieve), we should draw from each other an understanding of not only the process of death or rather stages of death but also the stages of grief as well. Yes granted prayer can and will get us through the situation but at what cost to our own spiritual life.

I suggest that care be given to this subject and would ask that we each take some time to pray for one another so as to show a level of support within our own ministries. There are organizations in most every community that deal with the terminally ill and those that suffer along with them. Some organizations are the Hospice, or maybe a religious nursing program or even attending community programs dealing with palliative care and intervention. These to will better equip ourselves with not only the spiritual armor of the word of God but also the spiritual armor of humanity and compassion.

Please forgive my rant, but this is a subject I have personally had to deal with for the better part of three to four decades of my own personal walk in spirituality. I would like you all to remember what our lord Jesus said in two parts, 1st the book of Luke chapter 4, verse 18 the latter part of this verse, “to set at liberty them that are bruised”. Also in verse 23, of Luke where Christ says “physician, heal thyself”. Granted both quotes are somewhat taken out of contents, but it is left to interpretation. When I read this, it was like Christ, Himself put it into my heart to pass along here. That is that we know our calling to minister is of God or other wise we would not be here. But we are to take an understanding of what ministering is and or should be. Yes, we are called to pray, but prayer without meat is and empty plate. We are also called to be that same example of comforter as Christ was, and although, when He referred to that part of verse 23, I felt our Father saying inside of me say to be vigilant to the expectations of ministry under adverse circumstances such as death and grief.

On a final note I would suggest to all clergy to explore educational means outside of your comfort zone to help aid you as a minister of the great comforter. Acquire the armor needed to show support into how to respond to immediate circumstances, such as rolling up on a tragic scene or even dealing with the consoling and counseling of those dealing directly with a long term illness or those that have to move on and get over the dangerous aspects of depression, guilt or even conflict.

So please, please take a few moments during this day of prayer and pray for one another and as for those that may not be comfortable or even ready to deal with such situations as the grief and or dieing of others, aiding them both through the gauntlet of emotional exasperation. To consider looking into ways to aid you in becoming a better comforter yourself.

May God bless our meager prayers and thoughts and exhort them with a true compassion of His grace that only He could ever provide.

Sincerely your newest brother in the service of Christ Jesus’ the true comforter of all mankind.
Msgr. Andrew R. M. Manley DD. O.S.M. Chaplain