"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ"

"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ"
"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ" according to Bishop Athanasius Schneider: 1. Mass versus populum. 2. Communion in the hand. 3. The Novus Ordo Offertory prayers. 4. Disappearance of Latin in the Ordinary Form. 5. Liturgical services of lector and acolyte by women and ministers in lay clothing.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Monday in the Octave of Easter

The Octave of Easter Monday in the Octave of Easter  

          Easter, the most important feast of the Church year, has an "octave", that is, it is celebrated for eight days -- through the following Sunday or ""Low Sunday", the Octave of Easter Day.
          This is beautiful sequence written in 1048. Sublime, poetic, and beautiful, this hymn is considered extremely precious by the Church.   She only makes use of it once a year, during the greatest feast of the liturgical year! 
        How beautiful it is, to see that the same things were believed at the beginning of the second millenium! This hymn is almost a thousand years old, yet our Faith is the same today as it was then.
        How marvellous is the Catholic Faith, which doesn't change with the times, but always remains the same - "Jesus Christ yesterday, today, and tomorrow". The essentials of our Faith must never change, as there is no change with God or Jesus Christ. God is the Unchanging One.

May you praise the Paschal Victim,  immolated for Christians. 
The Lamb redeemed the sheep:   Christ, the innocent one,  has reconciled sinners to the Father. 

A wonderful duel to behold,   as death and life struggle: 
The Prince of life dead,  now reigns alive. Tell us, Mary Magdalen,   what did you see in the way? I saw the sepulchre of the living Christ, and I saw the glory of the Resurrected one: The Angelic witnesses,   the winding cloth, and His garments. The risen Christ is my hope: He will go before His own into Galilee. We know Christ to have risen   truly from the dead: And thou, victorious King, have mercy on us. Amen. Alleluia.

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