Homily #120812 ( 23min) Play-Fr. Bonaventure explains how each and every word Our Lord spoke, how each and every action He made, was for our edification and conversion to God, to be strived for always and everywhere with the virtue of charity.
Mass: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form:OF
1st: 1ki 19:4-8
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: eph 4:30-5:2
Gsp: joh 6:41-51
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The Catholic Church, i.e. Church of Christ, has always held abortion at all stages to be the destruction of an innocent life. Long before science had “proven” it, the Church saw that life truly began at the moment of conception. Because it is a full person, he/she is to be protected from conception. I used various authorities of Scripture, Tradition and Canon Law to reaffirm that ALL CHRISTIANS MUST REJECT ABORTION. To support it, to have one, or to perform one is a heinous abomination.
The song in the background is the Illatio from the Mozarabic Rite Liturgy.
I included two hymns in this video, the first is “Justus Germinabit” compiled from the book of Hosea. The second is “Passer Invenit” from Psalm 84:4-5. The lyrics and rough translation to both is as follows:
Alleluia. Justus germinabit sicut lilium: et florebit in aeternum ante Dominum. Alleluia.
Alleluia. The just shall spring like the lily: and shall flourish forever before the Lord. Alleluia
Passer invenit sibi domum, et turtur nidum sibi, ubi ponat pullos suos : altaria tua, Domine virtutum, rex meus, et Deus meus. Beati qui habitant in domo tua, Domine; in sæcula sæculorum laudabunt te.
For the sparrow has found herself a house, and the turtle a nest for herself where she may lay her young ones: Your altars, O Lord of hosts, my king and my God. Blessed are they that dwell in your house, O Lord: they shall praise you for ever and ever.
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.
Fr. Nick Schumm from St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Quincy FL, comments about the holy sprit in our lives.
This is the second video I have made from the Ambrosian tradition. It is an Ambrosian Rite (i.e. Milanese) hymn from, I believe, the Easter Mass. It also seemingly Gregorianized. This version seems to use minor lyrical changes, by a different translation, or else it just sounds different because of a accent. The version also ignores the “Gloria Tibi” conclusion. “Michael Vanquishing Satan” by Raphael Sanzio. The full Latin text:
Hic est dies verus Dei, Sancto sereno lumine,
quo diluit sanguis sacer, probrosa mundi crimina.
Fidem re fundens perdi tis, coecosque visu il luminans,
quem non gravi solvit metu, latronis absolutio.
Qui praemium mutans cruce, Jesum brevi quaesi it fide,
Justosque praevio gradu, praevenit in regnum Dei.
Opus stupent et Angeli, poenam videntes corporis,
Christoque adhaerentem reum, vitam beatam carpere.
Mysterium mirabile! Ut abluat mundi luem,
peccata tollat omnium, carnis vitia mundans caro.
Qui hoc potest sublimius, ut culpa quaerat gratiam?
Metumque solvat charitas, reddatque mors vitam novam.
Hamum si bi mors devoret, suisque se nodis liget,
moriatur vita omnium, resurgat vita hominum.
Cum mors per omnes transeat, omnes resurgant mortui,
consumptamors ictu suo, perisse se solam gemat.
Gloria tibi Domine, qui surrexisti a mortuis,
cum Patre et almo Spiritu, in sempiterna saecula.