Fr. Dominic on the transfiguration of Our Lord when He is transfigured into a resplendent glory on Mount Tabor and how this was extraordinary compared to how Jesus normally presented himself to everyone he met and how this is how we should seek Him rather than seeking extraordinary manifestations, waiting until we get to heaven to see His glory.
Mass: Transfiguration of the Lord – Feast – Form: OF
1st: dan 7:9-10, 13-14
Resp: psa 97:1-2, 5-6, 9
2nd: 2pe 1:16-19
Gsp: luk 9:28-36
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Fr. Ignatius on the essence of glory as espoused by Our Lord in today’s Gospel that consists of the virtue to serve God and our fellow man in humility.
Mass: St. James – Feast – Form: OF
1st: 2co 4:7-15
Resp: psa 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6
Gsp: mat 20:20-28
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We must do good works for the glory of God not to give glory to ourselves, otherwise we will give up our eternal reward, union with God in Heaven.
Mass: Wednesday 11th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
1st: 2ki 2:1, 6-14
Resp: psa 31:20, 21, 24
Gsp: mat 6:1-6, 16-18
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When we do good works our intention should be to give glory to your Father in Heaven. What is to be avoided is if your intention is to be seen by men when you do good works.
Mass: Ordinary Form – Tuesday 10th Week of Ordinary Time
1st Reading: 1Kings 17:7-16
Responsorial Psalm: 4:2-3, 4-5, 7-8
Gospel: Matthew 5:13-16
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This hymn is taken in its parts from the Song of Songs of Solomon. The painting, which I really love, is Joseph teaching the child Jesus carpentry. It is called “Childhood of Christ” by Gerard van Honthorst. The Latin lyrics and rough English translation follow:
Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra, Tempus putationis advenit; Vox turturis audita est in terra nostra.
Surge, amica mea, speciosa mea, et veni: columba mea, in foraminibus petræ, in caverna maceriæ.
The flowers have appeared in our land, the time of pruning is come: the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.
Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come: my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the hollow places of the wall.
This is the angelic salutation to the Virgin Mary, Theotokos, in Slavonic. The Slavonic lyrics with the phonetic and English follow:
Богородице дѣво, радѹйсѧ, Благодатнаѧ Марїе, Господь съ тобою:
благословена Ты въ женахъ, и благословенъ плодъ чрева Твоегω;
якω Спаса родила еси дѹшъ нашихъ.
Bogoroditse Djevo, raduisya, Blagodatnaya Marie, Gospod s’ toboyu:
Blagoslovyena tyh v’ zhenakh, Y blagoslovyen plod chreva Tvoyego, yako Spasa rodila yesi dush nashikh.
Theotokos Virgin, rejoice, Mary full of grace, The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, for thou hast borne the Saviour of our souls.