The Origin of Evening Prayer

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon According to the Bible, the true founder of the shrine at Bethel was Jacob. Genesis describes the prompting occasion: “Now Jacob went out from Beersheba and went toward Haran. So he prayed in a place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of […]

Rabbi, Rabbi

With respect to the title “Rabbi,” it is worth remarking that not all Christians have emulated Matthew’s avoidance of the expression. In spite of the injunction to “call no man Rabbi,” Christians in the Middle East, as late as the eighth century, felt no scruple in addressing their priest as “Rabbi” cf. John of Damascus, Letter on Confession 9