Jesus Christ is the only Way and Truth and Life - No one comes to the Father except by Him.

For as it was not possible that the man who had once for all been conquered, and who had been destroyed through disobedience, could reform himself, and obtain the prize of victory; and as it was also impossible that he could attain to salvation who had fallen under the power of sin,-the Son effected both these things, being the Word of God, descending from the Father, becoming incarnate, stooping low, even to death, and consummating the arranged plan of our salvation, upon whom [Paul], exhorting us unhesitatingly to believe, again says, "Who shall ascend into heaven? that is, to bring down Christ; or who shall descend into the deep? that is, to liberate Christ again from the dead." Then he continues, "If thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shall be saved." And he renders the reason why the Son of God did these things, saying, "For to this end Christ both lived, and died, and revived, that He might rule over the living and the dead." And again, writing to the Corinthians, he declares, "But we preach Christ Jesus crucified; "and adds, "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? " - St. Irenaeus, Against Heresies, Book III, Chapter XVIII, Section 2.

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Traditional Catholic Prayers: Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Traditional Catholic Prayers: Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Prayer for the Nativity

Jesus Christ, radiant centre of glory,

image of our God, the invisible Father,

revealer of his eternal designs,

prince of peace;

father of the world to come. . .

For our sake he took the likeness of a slave,

becoming flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary,

without intervention of man;

for our sake, wrapped in swaddling bands

and laid in a manger

adored by the shepherds

and hymned by the angelic powers, who sang:

Glory to God in the heavens

and on earth peace and good to men.

Make us worthy, Lord, to celebrate and to conclude in peace the feast which magnifies the rising of your light,

by avoiding empty words, working with justice, fleeing from the passions and raising up the spirit above earthly goods.

Bless your Church, formed long ago

to be united with yourself through your life giving blood.

Come to the aid of your faithful shepherds,

of the priests and the teachers of your Gospel.

Bless your faithful whose only hope is in your mercy; Christian souls, the sick, those who are tormented in spirit and those who have asked us to pray for them.

Have pity, in your infinite clemency, and preserve us in fitness to receive the future, endless good things.

We celebrate your glorious nativity

with the Father who sent you for our redemption,

with the life-giving Spirit,

now and for ever and through all ages. Amen.

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