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Friday, November 24, 2006

Loving the Bride, Vol. 5

Something old

The early church got it right. It knew the Truth. We often need to be reminded of it.

On the Divinity of Christ:

"The Word, then, the Christ, is the cause both of our ancient beginning—for he was in God—and of our well-being. And now this same Word has appeared as man. He alone is both God and man, and the source of all our good things" (Exhortation to the Greeks 1:7:1).

"Despised as to appearance but in reality adored, [Jesus is] the expiator, the Savior, the soother, the divine Word, he that is quite evidently true God, he that is put on a level with the Lord of the universe because he was his Son" (ibid., 10:110:1).

---Clement of Alexandria, A.D. 190

"Although he was God, he took flesh; and having been made man, he remained what he was: God" (The Fundamental Doctrines 1:0:4).

---Origen, A.D. 225

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Something new

Actually, two new things:

Check out this new Catholic Search engine, by way of Dominic Bettinelli's blog.

Also, a new book book on Theology of the Body is available from Michael Waldstein, a senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.


Something borrowed

A great quote from Scott Hahn (of St. Paul Center from Biblical Theology, above) with commentary from Julie over at Happy Catholic.


Something blue

Here's a Marian antiphon to use during Advent... print this one out and keep it for Advent is a only 8 short days away:

Alma Redemptoris Mater
The "Alma Redemptoris Mater," which dates from the eleventh century, is one of the four antiphons sung after Night Prayer. It is used in the Advent Season.

Loving mother of the Redeemer, gate of heaven, star of the sea,

assist your people who have fallen yet strive to rise again.

To the wonderment of nature you bore your Creator,

Yet remained a virgin after as before.

You who received Gabriel's joyful greeting,

have pity on us poor sinners.

Alma Redemptoris Mater, quae pervia caeliporta manes, et stella maris, succurre cadenti,surgere qui curat, populo: tu quae genuisti,natura mirante, tuum sanctum Genitorem,Virgo prius ac posterius, Gabrielis ab ore,sumens illud Ave, peccatorum miserere.

Copyright 2006 Patricia W. Gohn

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