April 9, 2009

The Holy Spirit in the Mysteries of the Church

Our Lord Jesus Christ promised the gift of the Holy Spirit to His disciples "I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever" (John 14:16). He assured them that the Holy Spirit would reveal truth to the Church. "When He, the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He – …

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April 9, 2009

The Church and the World

The Church is the invisible body of the Lord Jesus Christ and the struggling Church lives in this world by the power of her head, Christ the Lord. The Church, in this world, is like a ship whose sail is the Holy Cross, and whose captain is the Lord Jesus. While this ship sails the seas of this world, the waters of the sea do not enter into the ship. The ship sails the seas – …

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Tagged: Ecclesiology
April 9, 2009

The Holy Spirit in the Church of the Apostles

The Holy Spirit was the One who gave the necessary power for the work of preaching. The sending of the Holy Spirit was a promise from the Lord (John 14:26, 15:26, 16:7), however, despite this He said to them, “Behold, I send the Promise of My Fr. upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high” (Luke 24:29). Where will this power come from? He said – …

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April 9, 2009

The Honor Due to a Priest

Whoever honors the priest will honor God, and he who has learned to despise the priest will gradually proceed in time to insult God also. ‘He who receives you receives Me.’ [Mt. 10:40]. And it is written, ‘But hold His priests in honor.’ [Sir. 7:31]. Hence, the Jews learned to despise God because they despised Moses and would have stoned him [cf. 17:4]. And when someone acts reverently towards a priest, he will be much – …

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