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  • [CATHOLIC/ORTHODOX CAUCUS] The Feast of the Assumption Is Our Feast Too

    08/14/2010 8:32:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/14/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    This year we are privileged to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of Mary into heaven on a Sunday. Let’s ponder this feast in three stages:1. Explained – To be “assumed” means to be taken up by God bodily into heaven. As far back as the Church can remember we have celebrated the fact that Mary was taken up into heaven. We do not just acknowledge that her soul was taken to heaven,  as is the case with all the rest of the faithful who are taken there (likely after purgation). Rather Mary was taken up, soul AND body into heaven...
  • Some Biblical Roots of the Teaching on the Assumption of Mary

    08/15/2013 2:21:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 146 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 14, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    While the actual event of the Assumption of Mary in Heaven is not recorded in the Scriptures, nevertheless there is a biblical basis for the teaching that, considered as a whole, confirms Catholic teaching as both fitting and in keeping with biblical principles. Let’s ponder this feast in three stages:1. Explained – To be “assumed” means to be taken up by God bodily into heaven. As far back as the Church can remember we have celebrated the fact that Mary was taken up into heaven. We do not just acknowledge that her soul was taken to heaven, as is the...
  • Pope's Homily on Solemnity of the Assumption

    08/17/2012 7:48:25 AM PDT · by ELS · 10 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | August 16, 2012 | Benedict XVI
    Pope's Homily on Solemnity of the Assumption "Mary is the Dawn and Splendor of the Church Triumphant" CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, AUG. 16, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is the translation of Pope Benedict XVI’s homily on the feast of the Assumption at the parish church of St. Thomas of Villanova in Castel Gandolfo. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, On November 1, 1950, the Venerable Pope Pius XII proclaimed as dogma that the Virgin Mary “having ended the course of earthly life, was assumed into heavenly glory in soul and body.” This truth of faith was known by the Tradition, affirmed...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] The Assumption of Mary [from Hallowed Ground}

    08/15/2010 8:33:25 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Hallowed Ground ^ | 8-15-10 | Ken Mascoli
    We rejoice greatly that this solemn event falls, according to the design of God’s providence, during this Holy Year, so that we are able, while the great Jubilee is being observed, to adorn the brow of God’s Virgin Mother with this brilliant gem, and to leave a monument more enduring than bronze of our own most fervent love for the Mother of God. For which reason, after we have poured forth prayers of supplication again and again to God, and have invoked the light of the Spirit of Truth, for the glory of Almighty God who has lavished his special...
  • Turkey: Nationalists Protest Orthodox Liturgy on the Assumption

    08/14/2010 9:48:16 PM PDT · by 0beron · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 08/14/2010 | Tancred
    Several thousand Greek Orthodox Christians in Turkey arrive on Sunday at the Sumela-Cloister in the East of the Land. There the Nationalists hope to protest against the Christians. (kath.net/KAP) Several thousand Greek Orthodox Christians in Turkey will arrive according to their Patriarch Bartholomeos I on the this Sunda as "Peace Ambassadors" to the Sumela Cloister in the East of the Land. The Christians have waited for a long time for this day, said the Patriarch of Constantinople in an interview for the daily "Sabah" (Friday Edition). In view of protests by Turkish Nationalists against the Liturgy on the Feast of...
  • Don't Assume the Assumption (Catholic Caucus :-)

    06/10/2010 7:43:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 61+ views
    NC Register ^ | June 10, 2010 | Matthew Archbold
    My eight year old, unlike my other children, needs to be cajoled, coddled, and complimented into learning. I don’t cajole, coddle or compliment well. Her grades are good but it just seems more difficult to get there. All the children have finals this week, starting with Religion and English on Wednesday. Here’s the timeline of the past week: Thursday: The study guide comes home. We jump right in. They sit at the kitchen table memorizing and I quiz them. Some right. Some wrong. But it’s the first day. The eight year old got many right but she called the Assumption...
  • The Assumption of Mary

    08/17/2009 9:10:31 AM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 382 replies · 3,430+ views
    Christian Resources ^ | William Webster
    THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY A Roman Catholic Dogma Originating with Heretics and Condemned as Heretical by 2 Popes in the 5th and 6th Centuries. By William Webster The Roman Catholic doctrine of the assumption of Mary teaches that she was assumed body and soul into heaven either without dying or shortly after death. This extraordinary claim was only officially declared to be a dogma of Roman Catholic faith in 1950, though it had been believed by many for hundreds of years. To dispute this doctrine, according to Rome’s teaching, would result in the loss of salvation. The official teaching of...
  • Terrorism Defeated: Catholic Pilgrimage Unites Sri Lanka

    08/16/2009 9:33:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 1 replies · 381+ views
    BBC News ^ | August 16, 2009
    In pictures: Pilgrimage unites Sri Lankans The church sits on a site where there has been a shrine to the Virgin Mary for hundreds of years. Catholics, both Tamil and Sinhalese, and members of other faiths revere it.
  • The Assumption/Dormition: Mystery of Mary, Meaning of Life

    08/16/2009 6:26:32 AM PDT · by tcg · 2 replies · 580+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/15/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...The “Fiat” is more than a prayer and the “Magnificat” more than a hymn of praise. Together they constitute a lesson book, a guide, for our own lives. This lesson book is desperately needed by Christians, indeed all people of good will, in an age characterized by pride and arrogance. The pattern of the life of Mary, the first disciple of the Lord, reveals a trajectory of surrendered love. If we embrace the mystery of Mary, we will find the meaning of our own lives. We were created out of Love, in Love and for Love. As the beloved disciple...
  • August 15, Feast of the Assumption - Did Mary's Assumption Really Occur? [Ecumenical]

    08/15/2008 6:40:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 77 replies · 1,776+ views
    NOR ^ | August 2008 | Hurd Baruch
    Ed. Note: The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is August 15. What happened to the mother of Jesus Christ at the end of her life? The answer you get depends upon whom you ask. "Nothing unusual," say Protestants. "A miracle! She was taken directly to Heaven!" say Catholics -- at least those who know that Pope Pius XII solemnly proclaimed the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary as a dogma that all Catholics must believe: "The Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body...
  • Assumption Sermon of Rev James Bartoloma 8/16/07 (on Summorum Pontificum)

    08/17/2007 10:33:55 AM PDT · by Claud · 8 replies · 425+ views
    Mater Ecclesiae Website: From the Rector ^ | 8/16/07 | Rev. James Bartoloma
    Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Solemn High Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception August 15, 2007 In Nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen. In November of 1922, a very important archeological discovery was made. Howard Carter, an English archeologist, had made great efforts to get benefactors and raise money for a dig in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. Finally, after the resources were there and a team was assembled, Carter spent seven years searching. The conditions were hot. Sandy. Uncomfortable. Primitive. And the end result: uncertain. But one day the Egyptian laborers excavated...
  • Angelus - Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (2007)

    08/15/2007 9:53:03 PM PDT · by ELS · 2 replies · 406+ views
    Papa Ratzinger Forum ^ | August 15, 2007 | Benedict XVI
    Here is a translation of the words of the Holy Father at the Angelus in Castel Gandolfo today: Dear brothers and sisters! We celebrate today the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is an ancient feast, which has its ultimate foundation in Sacred Scripture which shows us the Virgin Mary closely united to her divine Son and always one with him. Mother and Son appear closely associated in the battle against the infernal enemy until full victory is achieved over him. This victory is expressed, particularly, by overcoming sin and death, a victory over those enemies...
  • In Charm City, 100K Have Seen the Light

    08/03/2007 9:33:06 AM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 12 replies · 436+ views
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | August 3, 2007 | Rocco Palma
    Friday, August 03, 2007 In Charm City, 100K Have Seen the Light When he announced plans for a stem-to-stern restoration of the US' first cathedral, Baltimore's Basilica of the Assumption, Cardinal William Keeler was met with no small amount of intense criticism. Neighborhood groups railed against the removal of the century-old stained glass as some of his presbyterate griped that the cardinal had proposed what one cleric deemed "a monument to himself." Ever the wise student of history, Keeler forged ahead anyway with the two-year, $35 million project. And since its completion in November, every outcome he foresaw at...
  • The Assumption of Our Lady

    06/10/2007 7:18:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies · 843+ views
    Immaculata Magazine ^ | Oct 1980 | Rev. James M. Keane, O.S.M.
    Protestants as well as Catholics believe that the Body of Jesus Christ is now in heaven. This doctrine is called the Ascension and is explicitly revealed in the Bible. All Christians believe, too, that the bodies of the just will be united to their souls at the end of the world and be glorified in heaven after the manner of the Risen Body of Christ. This is also revealed explicitly in the New Testament. It follows, therefore, that the bodies and souls of the departed saints are now separated, that their souls are in heaven and their bodies in the...
  • Solemnity of the Assumption

    01/25/2007 8:45:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 106 replies · 1,105+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 08-15-06 | Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.
    by Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. Other Articles by Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. Solemnity of the Assumption 08/15/06 I once asked a college theology class if anyone could explain the doctrine of the Assumption. A student replied, “Yeah, that’s the teaching whereby the Catholic Church ‘assumes’ that Mary is in heaven.” In This Article...Greatest of Marian FeastsSomething Unique about MaryNo Decay, No Delay Greatest of Marian Feasts There’s a bit more to it than that. The Church does not just “assume” that any canonized saint in is in heaven. Rather, it authoritatively declares that a person is in glory and should therefore be honored...
  • The Assumption Of Mary..Condemned as Heretical by 2 Popes..

    01/25/2007 9:28:11 AM PST · by Gamecock · 338 replies · 3,403+ views
    Christian Truth ^ | William Webster
    THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY A Roman Catholic Dogma Originating with Heretics and Condemned as Heretical by 2 Popes in the 5th and 6th Centuries. The Roman Catholic doctrine of the assumption of Mary teaches that she was assumed body and soul into heaven either without dying or shortly after death. This extraordinary claim was only officially declared to be a dogma of Roman Catholic faith in 1950, though it had been believed by many for hundreds of years. To dispute this doctrine, according to Rome’s teaching, would result in the loss of salvation. The official teaching of the Assumption comes...
  • Mary’s Assumption is hope for today’s society, says Pope

    08/16/2006 7:22:39 PM PDT · by ELS · 52 replies · 952+ views
    Asia News ^ | August 16, 2006 | Benedict XVI
    16 August, 2006 VATICANMary’s Assumption is hope for today’s society, says Pope Today’s world denies God His place or despairs in death. Only God’s love can quench the thirst for happiness and give value to the mystery of human frailty and death. The Pontiff remembers Frčre Roger of Taizé, killed a year ago. Castel Gandolfo (AsiaNews) – Today’s general audience was a bit special. Contrary to the usual practice, it was held in the courtyard of the Pontiff’s summer residence rather than St Peter’s Square. And instead of continuing his meditations on the Apostles, the Pope spoke again of the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-15-06, Solemnity, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/15/2006 8:08:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies · 2,812+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 08-15-06 | New American Bible
    August 15, 2006 Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin MaryMass during the Day Psalm: Monday 34 Reading 1Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab God’s temple in heaven was opened,and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun,with the moon under her feet,and on her head a crown of twelve stars.She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth.Then another sign appeared in the sky;it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns,and on its heads...
  • Meditations for this Feast Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/15/2006 4:23:45 AM PDT · by Carolina · 29 replies · 356+ views
    Crossroads Initiative ^ | 8th Century | St. John Damascene
    This reading on the Assumption of Mary is taken from the first homily of St. John Damascene on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. “But even though, according to nature, your most holy and happy soul is separated from your most blessed and stainless body and the body as usual is delivered to the tomb, it will not remain in the power of death and is not subject to decay. For just as her virginity remained inviolate while giving birth, when she departed her body was preserved from destruction and only taken to a better and more divine tabernacle,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-14-06, Vigil, Solemnity, Assumption, Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/14/2006 6:58:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 374+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 08-14-06 | New American Bible
    August 14, 2006 Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, VigilPsalm: Monday 34 Reading 11 Chr 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2 David assembled all Israel in Jerusalem to bring the ark of the LORDto the place which he had prepared for it.David also called together the sons of Aaron and the Levites. The Levites bore the ark of God on their shoulders with poles,as Moses had ordained according to the word of the LORD. David commanded the chiefs of the Levitesto appoint their kinsmen as chanters,to play on musical instruments, harps, lyres, and cymbals,to make a loud sound of rejoicing....
  • Catholic Caucus: Holy Days of Obligation

    02/01/2006 8:59:17 PM PST · by Salvation · 22 replies · 6,170+ views
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | not available | Brother John M. Samaha, S.M.,
    Holy Days of Obligation, Or Holy Days of Opportunity Holy days are usually regarded in terms of obligation and imposition. But should they not be considered even more as graced times of opportunity to mark a special mystery of our faith? In recent years, holy days have come in for a good deal of discussion, evaluation and renewal. As early as the fourth century, St. John Chrysostom was concerned about the celebration of holy days in Constantinople. This Father and Doctor of the Church commented in a homily that "many people celebrate the holy days and know their names: but...
  • "Minister of Annoyance" Attacks Catholic festival in Carey, Ohio.

    08/16/2005 7:25:17 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 39 replies · 825+ views
    Ohio New Network ^ | August 16, 2005 | Unknown
    Fight Breaks Out At Catholic Festival Fights broke out during the annual Feast of the Assumption pilgrimage in Carey Sunday afternoon at the Our Lady of Consolation Shrine. The religious event is supposed to bring thousands of people together to honor the Virgin Mary, which falls on every Aug. 15. The annual event was interuppted after a group, known as the "Minister of Annoyance," told the numerous Catholics in attendance to not believe in God and disown their faith. It sparked a fight between the group and a few teenagers. Carey police were called and arrested three teens and one...
  • Why Catholics Believe in the Assumption of Mary

    08/15/2005 9:01:28 AM PDT · by Salvation · 224 replies · 3,135+ views
    Catholic Exchange.com ^ | 08-15-05 | Heidi Hess Saxton
    by Heidi Hess Saxton Other Articles by Heidi Hess Saxton Why Catholics Believe in the Assumption of Mary 08/15/05 My friend Margie, who teaches two- to three-year-olds in our parish religious education program, says that the secret to teaching this age group is a healthy prayer life. The week she taught her class about the Assumption of Mary, Margie spent a long time on her knees. She was stumped. “How is it possible to explain this to a two-year-old?” Fortunately, our Lord always answers the prayers of those who want to honor His Mother. “As I prayed, the idea came to...
  • St. John Damascene: Homily 3 on the Assumption/Dormition

    08/15/2005 6:05:11 AM PDT · by Siobhan · 1 replies · 338+ views
    University of Balamand, Lebanon ^ | J+M+J 7th-8th c. Anno Domini | St. John of Damascus
    JOHN OF DAMASCUS SERMON III ON THE ASSUMPTION (koimhsiV) [201] LOVERS are wont to speak of what they love, and to let their fancy run on it by day and night. Let no one therefore blame me, if I add a third tribute to the Mother of God, on her triumphant departure. I am not profiting her, but myself and you who are here present, putting before you a spiritual seasoning and refreshment in keeping with this holy night. We are suffering, as you see, from scarcity of eatables. Therefore I am extemporising a repast, which, if not very costly...
  • St. John Damascene: Homily II on the Assumption/Dormition

    08/15/2005 5:57:52 AM PDT · by Siobhan · 2 replies · 312+ views
    University of Balamand, Lebanon ^ | J+M+J 7th-8th c. Anno Domini | St. John of Damascus
    JOHN OF DAMASCUS SERMON II ON THE ASSUMPTION (koimhsiV) [171] THERE is no one in existence who is able to praise worthily the holy death of God's Mother, even if he should have a thousand tongues and a thousand mouths. Not if all the most eloquent tongues could be united would their praises be sufficient. She is greater than all praise. Since, however, God is pleased with the efforts of a loving zeal, and the Mother of God with what concerns the service of her Son, suffer me now to revert again to her praises. This is in obedience to...
  • St. John Damascene: Homily I on the Assumption/Dormition

    08/15/2005 5:52:44 AM PDT · by Siobhan · 3 replies · 406+ views
    University of Balamand, Lebanon ^ | J+M+J 7th-8th c. Anno Domini | St. John of Damascus
    JOHN OF DAMASCUS SERMON I ON THE ASSUMPTION (koimhsiV) [147] THE memory of the just takes place with rejoicing, said Solomon, the wisest of men; for precious in God's sight is the death of His saints, according to the royal* David. If, then, the memory of all the just is a subject of rejoicing, who will not offer praise to justice in its source, and holiness in its treasure-house? It is not mere praise; it is praising with the intention of gaining eternal glory. God's dwelling-place does not need our praise, that city of God, concerning which great things were...
  • Catholic Caucus: The Assumption of Mary - Marcellino D'Ambrosio, PhD

    08/15/2005 4:09:09 AM PDT · by Siobhan · 10 replies · 635+ views
    The Crossroads Initiative ^ | Archived article | Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio
    The Assumption of Mary - August 15The Feast of Mary's Assumptionby: Marcellino D'Ambrosio To listen to the PodCast of The Assumption of Mary - Click here!  This discussion of the Catholic Doctrine of Mary's Assumption, defined by Pope Pius XII as a dogma of faith, originally appeared as an article on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary in Our Sunday Visitor. I once asked a college theology class if anyone could explain the doctrine of the Assumption of Mary.  A student replied, “yeah, that’s the teaching whereby the Catholic Church ‘assumes’ that Mary is in heaven.” There’s a bit more to the dogma...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 08-14-05, Solemnity, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/13/2005 9:38:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies · 323+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 08-14-05 | New American Bible
    August 14, 2005Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Sunday 36 Reading I1 Chr 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2 David assembled all Israel in Jerusalem to bring the ark of the LORDto the place which he had prepared for it.David also called together the sons of Aaron and the Levites. The Levites bore the ark of God on their shoulders with poles,as Moses had ordained according to the word of the LORD. David commanded the chiefs of the Levitesto appoint their kinsmen as chanters,to play on musical instruments, harps, lyres, and cymbals,to make a loud sound of rejoicing. They...
  • Maronite Catholic: Qolo (Hymn) of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/04/2005 7:11:57 PM PDT · by Siobhan · 65 replies · 7,835+ views
    Qurbono, The Book of Offering, Maronite Catholic Church | English rendering 1994 | Ancient Maronite
    Qolo: Assumption Entrance Hymn Tune: Fsheeto Alleluia! O Mother who gave Life to us, petition on our behalf the Son who appeared from you: may he remove from us the blows of punishment, and keep away divisions and disputes. May he lead us in the path of life in which we journey at all times. On your memorial day, we sing praise to your only Son. Alleluia! Blessed are you, O Mary, for God, who feeds all creatures, was nourished by you and rested on your breast. O Wonder! The Son of God was nourished by a human creature! He...
  • ANGLICAN SERMON: An Exalted Dormition

    08/02/2005 11:00:44 PM PDT · by Siobhan · 15 replies · 698+ views
    New Directions September 1997 ^ | J+M+J 15 August A.D. 1997 | The Revd Fr Geoffrey Kirk
    AN EXALTED DORMITION Geoffrey Kirk preached at the Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on the Feast of the Assumption. WHEN MY EDWARDIAN predecessor erected in St Stephen’s Lewisham an elaborate tabernacle for the Blessed Sacrament he surrounded it, as you do, with Latin texts taken from the gospels. Below the door, in pride of place he wrote ‘Et verbum caro factum est. ' Words from the first chapter of St John: ‘And the word was made flesh’. My predecessor, no doubt, was wanting to make a point, still controversial in the Church of England in those days, about...
  • St. Gregory Palamas: On the Dormition of Our Supremely Pure Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

    08/02/2005 9:39:02 PM PDT · by Siobhan · 15 replies · 600+ views
    St. Gregory Palamas
    Both love and duty today fashion my homily for your charity. It is not only that I wish, because of my love for you, and because I am obliged by the sacred canons, to bring to your God-loving ears a saving word and thus to nourish your souls, but if there be any among those things that bind by obligation and love and can be narrated with praise for the Church, it is the great deed of the Ever-Virgin Mother of God. The desire is double, not single, since it induces me, entreats and persuades me, whereas the inexorable duty...
  • Ukrainian Catholic: Dormition of the Mother of God

    08/02/2005 6:40:35 PM PDT · by Siobhan · 12 replies · 508+ views
    Former Website of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg | J+M+J 11 September A.D. 2004 | Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg, Canada
    Dormition of the Mother of God August 15 We extol you, O Most Pure Mother of Christ our God, and we praise your all-glorious Dormition. (Hymn of Praise of the Feast) The very ancient, universal and profound cult of the Most Holy Mother of God left a special mark, above all, in our Liturgical Year, which is not only rich in the variety of feasts honoring Mary, but begins and ends with her feasts. The Liturgical Year opens with the Nativity of the Mother of God, and closes with her Dormition (i.e., her falling asleep), which in our liturgical books...
  • Serbian Orthodox: On the Dormition of the Mother of God

    08/02/2005 5:56:39 PM PDT · by Siobhan · 6 replies · 489+ views
    On the Dormition of the Mother of God Troparion of the Feast In giving birth Thou didst preserve Thy virginity; in Thy dormition Thou didst not forsake the world, O Theotokos. Thou wast translated unto life, since Thou art the Mother of Life; and by Thine intercessions dost Thou deliver our souls from death. The great and wondrous summer holiday—the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God—from olden times has been regarded by Orthodox Christians in the light of a second Pascha. Pascha itself—the Holy Resurrection of Christ—was a turning point in the history of mankind. With His resurrection the...
  • Greek Orthodox: The Service of the Small Paraklesis to the Most Holy Theotokos

    07/31/2005 9:07:50 PM PDT · by Siobhan · 6 replies · 424+ views
    Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia ^ | Theosterictus the Monk (or, according to some, by Theophanes)
    The Small Paraklesis is chanted in times of distress and sorrow of soul and during the first fourteen days of August. The Service of the Small Paraklesis (Supplicatory Prayer) To the Most Holy Theotokos The priest: Blessed is our God always, now and forever and unto the ages of ages.If there is no priest, then: Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us. The reader: Amen. The priest or reader: Glory to You, our God, glory to You. Heavenly King, O Comforter, the Spirit of truth, Who is everywhere present and fills...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-28-05

    07/28/2005 7:04:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies · 333+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 07-28-05 | New American Bible
    July 28, 2005Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Psalm: Thursday 33 Reading IEx 40:16-21, 34-38 Moses did exactly as the LORD had commanded him.On the first day of the first month of the second yearthe Dwelling was erected.It was Moses who erected the Dwelling.He placed its pedestals, set up its boards, put in its bars,and set up its columns.He spread the tent over the Dwellingand put the covering on top of the tent,as the LORD had commanded him.He took the commandments and put them in the ark;he placed poles alongside the ark and set the propitiatory upon it.He...
  • Special Offer for Marian Feasts

    11/27/2004 4:43:12 PM PST · by skellmeyer · 280+ views
    Bridegroom Press ^ | Steve Kellmeyer
    The 150th anniversary of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception is coming up this December, as is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas. Are you interested in getting clear, concise material that helps spread Marian devotion? Take a look at: http://www.bridegroompress.com/guadalupe.htm and http://www.bridegroompress.com/snippets/Guadalupe.pdf As you can see from the excerpt, the 64-page book Artfully Teaching the Faith has an entire chapter devoted to explaining why the Guadalupe image had such an enormous impact on the Aztecs and how the image is interpreted. But it gets better. The book also describes 16 additional masterpieces of medieval...
  • A Comparison of the Propers of the Traditional Latin Mass and the Novus Ordo

    08/17/2004 7:17:17 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 11 replies · 320+ views
    Daily Catholic ^ | August 15, 2004 | Kevin M. Tierney
    SUNDAYAugust 15, 2004vol 15, no. 165 The Ecumenical Tail Wagging the Dogma! The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven A Comparison of the Propers of the Traditional Latin Mass and the Novus Ordo by Kevin M. Tierney for Editor's Note: This series on the Propers of the Mass features the apologetics of Kevin M. Tierney in this special feature simply called "Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi" which, of course, translated means roughly how one prays is how one believes. As you can see the differences between the two are as clear as black and white. One, the Latin...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 08-15-04, Solemnity, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/15/2004 7:57:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies · 547+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 08-15-04 | New American Bible
    August 15, 2004 Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Sunday 36 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Reading II Gospel Reading IRev 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab God's temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth. Then another sign appeared in the sky; it was a huge...
  • Archbishop Sheen Today! -- The glorious assumption

    08/11/2004 5:25:21 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 24 replies · 644+ views
    Catholic Online (Renew America web site) ^ | August 10, 2004 | Barbara Kralis
    " We sat in class 'alphabetically,' that is, according to our last names. My last name, 'Arthur' consigned me to the first row of old wooden desks that ran parallel to the hot water radiators along the windowed wall. The Blessed Mother stood approximately 5 feet from my face. She was a statue, of course, and she regally stood on top of the metal radiator cover. As 'Queen of Heaven and Earth,' a gold crown lay on her lovely head. For the next nine months, I looked at her, and she looked at me. That is when I first fell...
  • "The Most Beautiful Mass I've Ever Attended"

    07/25/2004 11:39:57 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 29 replies · 717+ views
    This year on the feast of the Assumption (Sunday, August 15, 2004, 4:00 PM), the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden, New Jersey will be the site of a Solemn High Mass celebrated in the Traditional Roman Rite. This Mass is an annual event and is quite simply, the most beautiful Mass I have ever attended. The Mass is sponsored by Mater Ecclesiae Roman Catholic Church, a parish of the diocese of Camden located in Berlin, New Jersey. Mater Ecclesiae is an indult parish which celebrates the Tridentine Mass. If you are able, I encourage you to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 8-15-03, Solemnity - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/15/2003 8:22:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies · 296+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 8-15-03 | New American Bible
    August 15, 2003Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin MaryMass during the Day Psalm: Friday 35 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Reading II Gospel Reading IRev 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab God's temple in heaven was opened,and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun,with the moon under her feet,and on her head a crown of twelve stars.She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth.Then another sign appeared in the sky;it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads...
  • A Homily on the Dormition of Our Supremely Pure Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

    08/15/2003 6:24:18 AM PDT · by Hermann the Cherusker · 9 replies · 620+ views
    Both love and duty today fashion my homily for your charity. It is not only that I wish, because of my love for you, and because I am obliged by the sacred canons, to bring to your God-loving ears a saving word and thus to nourish your souls, but if there be any among those things that bind by obligation and love and can be narrated with praise for the Church, it is the great deed of the Ever-Virgin Mother of God. The desire is double, not single, since it induces me, entreats and persuades me, whereas the inexorable duty...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 8-15-02, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/15/2002 11:18:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 75 replies · 1,603+ views
    Catholic-Pages.com/New American Bible ^ | 8-15-02 | New American Bible
    August 15, 2002Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Thursday Week 36 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Reading II Gospel Reading IRv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun,with the moon beneath her feet,and on her head a crown of twelve stars.She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth.Then another sign appeared in the sky;it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns,and on its heads were seven diadems.Its tail swept away a third of the stars in the...