The Fourth Ecumenical Council, also known as the Council of Chalcedon, was a church council held from October 8 to November 1, 451 AD. Chalcedon is an ancient maritime town of Bithynia, a region of the Roman empire in northwest Asia Minor. At this council we were afforded the Latin hymn of praise Te Deum, with the English translation being "A Song of the Church."
Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ, Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.
Application: With the celebration of the birth of Jesus, we always want to sing the song of the church.
Thomas Willadsen Mary Austin Christopher Keating Dean Feldmeyer Ron Love George Reed Bethany Peerbolte
For January 20, 2018:
God Activates by Tom Willadsen — Perhaps God wants us to delight in each other and in the magnitude and depth of divine love. Perhaps the Lord wants to activate our gifts of the Spirit, to use them for the common good.
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus. Isaiah celebrates our intimate union with our creator, describing us as the joyful bride of God. Though there had been alienation and rejection from both sides in the past, the prophet describes us as God’s delight. That connection is also emphasized in Paul’s oddly graphic description of church folks as body parts — we need each other because we are not a living, breathing body if we are somehow separated.
When Jesus visited a wedding at Cana in Galilee, he showed that human disappointments matter to him and that he would be prepared to redeem them. This is a story about a young girl's bitter disappointment when she became a bridesmaid.