Friday, May 27, 2016

PM: Communion Fridays--Corpus Christi

There are two options; the first being for Cycle A and B.
He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood, abides in me, and I in him.
John 6:57
Perhaps the most important promise Christ makes to us. Consumed with love for us, He gives Himself for us to consume.
"This is my body which is given up for you; this is the cup of the new covenant in my blood," says the Lord. "Each time that you partake thereof, do it in memory of me."
1 Cor. 11: 24, 25
The Communion from Holy Thursday returns for our consideration. The words of consecration ring in our ears as we receive His Real Presence.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

PM: Offertory Thursdays--Corpus Christi

There are two options for today's solemnity.
The Lord opened the doors of heaven and rained down manna upon them to eat; he gave them bread from heaven; man ate the bread of angels, alleluia.
Ps. 77: 23, 24, 25
As He fed the Israelites during their wandering in the desert, so does He feed us with, but with something more than manna. What the angels can only see, we can actually take within us.
Moses consecrated an altar to the Lord, and presented thereupon burnt offerings and sacrificial victims; he made an evening sacrifice as a fragrant offering to the Lord, in the presence of the Sons of Israel.
Cf. Exodus 24: 4, 5
This is one of the options for the Offertory during the 24th. Sunday in Ordinary Time. A prefiguring of the Last Supper and Calvary, this is but a shadow of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

PM: Alleluia Wednesdays

My flesh is the true food, my blood is the true drink; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.
John 6:56, 57
Jesus anticipates the Last Supper; and, therefore, His Passion. By taking and eating and drinking do we have life in Him.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

PM: Gradual Tuesdays--Corpus Christi

The eyes of all look towards you in hope, O Lord; and you give them their food in due season.
V. You open your hand and fill every living thing with your blessings.
Ps. 144:15; V. 16
We turn to God for everything. He responds in and with love with what we need.

Monday, May 23, 2016

PM: Introit Mondays--Corpus Christi

He fed them with the finest of wheat, alleluia; and with honey from the rock he satisfied them, alleluia, alleluia.
V. Rejoice in the honor of God our helper, shout for joy to the God of Jacob.
Ps. 80:17 and 2, 3, 11
As our earthly father would not hand us a stone when we ask for bread, so our Heavenly Father also feeds us with the best He has. He sates and slakes our soul.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Glory Be To...


From the Athanasian Creed:
...And the Catholic Faith is this, that we worship one God in Trinity and Trinity in Unity. Neither confounding the Persons, nor dividing the Substance. For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Ghost is all One, the Glory Equal, the Majesty Co-Eternal. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Ghost. The Father Uncreate, the Son Uncreate, and the Holy Ghost Uncreate. The Father Incomprehensible, the Son Incomprehensible, and the Holy Ghost Incomprehensible. The Father Eternal, the Son Eternal, and the Holy Ghost Eternal and yet they are not Three Eternals but One Eternal. As also there are not Three Uncreated, nor Three Incomprehensibles, but One Uncreated, and One Uncomprehensible. So likewise the Father is Almighty, the Son Almighty, and the Holy Ghost Almighty. And yet they are not Three Almighties but One Almighty.

So the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Ghost is God. And yet they are not Three Gods, but One God. So likewise the Father is Lord, the Son Lord, and the Holy Ghost Lord. And yet not Three Lords but One Lord. For, like as we are compelled by the Christian verity to acknowledge every Person by Himself to be and Lord, so are we forbidden by the Religion to say, there be Three Gods or Three Lords. The Father is made of none, neither created, nor begotten. The Son is of the Father alone; not made, nor created, but begotten. The Holy Ghost is of the Father, and of the Son neither made, nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding.

So there is One Father, not Three Fathers; one Son, not Three Sons; One Holy Ghost, not Three Holy Ghosts. And in this Trinity none is afore or after Other, None is greater or less than Another, but the whole Three Persons are Co-eternal together, and Co-equal. So that in all things, as is aforesaid, the Unity in Trinity, and the Trinity in Unity, is to be worshiped. He therefore that will be saved, must thus think of the Trinity....
This is He Who Was, Who Is, and Who Is To Come.

This is I AM.

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Originally posted 6/19/2011.
Re-posted 5/26/2013.
Re-posted 6/15/2014.
Re-posted 5/31/2015.

Friday, May 20, 2016

PM: Communion Fridays--Trinity Sunday

There are two choices; the second is for Cycle B.
Let us bless the God of heaven and utter his praises before all who live; for he has dealt with us according to his mercy.
Tob. 12:6
He has given us His love and mercy. Now we have been given His Body and Blood.
All power has been given to me in heaven and on earth, alleluia; go therefore and teach all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, alleluia, alleluia.
Matt. 28:18, 19
This is one of the options from the Solemnity of the Ascension. We can only enter the Trinitarian life through the waters of rebirth; we can only draw others to it by our life in it.