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The New Church


(Swedenborgian) Serving the Community Since 1812

Todays Officiant: Will Linden Lector: Earl Buys

Soloist: Jenny Searles Pianist: Earl Buys

The New York New Church 114 East 35th Street, New York, NY Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1478, Murray Hill Station, New York, NY 10156 Phone & Fax: 212-685-8967 Email: swedenborg 1@verizon.net Visit our website: www.newyorknewchurch.org For more information about Swedenborg and the Swedenborgian Church, visit the web site: www.swedenborg.org

February 6th, 2011

Order of Worship
Februry 6th, 2010

Prelude Opening of the Word Call to Worship

I will give thee for a light to the nations, that thou may est be my salvation unto the end of the earth. Isaiah 49:6b
Opening Hymn God of the Earth Readings from the Word Genesis 9:3-6 Matthew 5:21-25 Readings from the Heavenly Doctrines Arcana Caelestia 1001 [2-3] Pastoral and Silent Prayer The Lords Prayer Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed 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 sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial; and deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen Hymn: The Cleansing Fountain Homily Cleansed by Blood? Musical Interlude

Offering Doxology To Jesus Christ be glory given By all on Earth and all in Heaven Let his dominion wide extend, His glorious kingdom have no end Affirmation of Faith We worship the One God, the Lord the Savior Jesus Christ; redeemer of the world, in whom is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; whose humanity is divine. He came into the world and took our nature upon him. He endured temptation, even to the Passion of the Cross. He overcame the hells, and so delivered all. Without this, no mortal could have been saved; and they are saved who believe in Him, and keep the commandments of His Word. This is His commandment; that we love one another as He has loved us. Announcements Closing Hymn: Wherever Men Adore Thee... Benediction Closing of the Word Postlude

Arcana Caelestia 1001


[2] The "blood" because it signified charity, signified what is holy; and the "flesh" because it signified man's will, signified what is profane. And because these things are separate, being contrary, they were forbidden to eat blood; for by eating flesh with the blood was then represented in heaven profanation, or the mingling of what is sacred with what is profane; and this representation in heaven could not then but strike the angels with horror; for at that time all things existing with the man of the church were turned, among the angels, into corresponding spiritual representations, in accordance with the signification of the things in the internal sense. As the nature of all things is determined by that of the man of whom they are predicated, so also is the signification of "blood." Relatively to the regenerate spiritual man, "blood" signifies charity, or love toward the neighbor; relatively to the regenerate celestial man it signifies love to the Lord; but relatively to the Lord it signifies all His Human essence, consequently Love itself, that is, His mercy toward the human race. Hence "blood" in general, because it signifies love and what is of love, signifies celestial things, which are of the Lord alone; and thus relatively to man the celestial things which he receives from the Lord. The celestial things which the regenerate spiritual man receives from the Lord, are celestial spiritual-of which, by the Divine mercy of the Lord, elsewhere. [3] That "blood" signifies what is celestial, and in the supreme sense signified the Human essence of the Lord, thus love itself, or His mercy toward the human race, is evident from the sanctity in which it was commanded that blood should be held in the Jewish representative church. For this reason blood was called the blood of the covenant, and was sprinkled upon the people, as also upon Aaron and his sons, together with the anointing oil; and the blood of every burnt offering and sacrifice was sprinkled upon and around the altar.