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"Take no anxious thought for the morrow" Feast of St. John Chrysostom!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Great Saint John Chyrsostom pray for us all and lead us to Our Lord Jesus Christ through the Immaculate Heart of Mary!! (Image Source) Posted by Picasa


Praised be Jesus Christ!! Now and Forever!!
Today the Church throughout the world in both the east and the west rejoices in the feast of Her beloved son St. John Chrysostom! The great Father and Doctor of the Church has given Christ's Bride so much in his example, his writings and through his intercession before the Great Throne of Grace and Mercy. Often referred to as the Golden Mouthed his words drip with the sweetness of Truth and Love of God. He is called the Doctor of the Eucharist so I think especially as the universal Church celebrates this Great Year of the Eucharist that he is especially praying for each of us to get to know Jesus Christ truly present in the Most Holy Eucharist in a more profound way. I especially ask him to intercede for all of us and all in our lives to get to know Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist in a much deeper way. May through the intercession of St. John Chrysostom may the division between the Orthodox Churches and the Catholic Church end that we may again be children united in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ. I also ask him to pray for those who may run across this blog that the Divine Mercy may become manifest in your life and so you too can sing God's praises to the world.
St. John Chrysostom pray for us and lead us all to Our Lord Jesus Christ through the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
Omnia Pro Iesu Per Mariam!

"Would you also learn from another miracle the exceeding sanctity of this office? Picture Elijah and the vast multitude standing around him, and the sacrifice laid upon the altar of stones, and all the rest of the people hushed into a deep silence while the prophet alone offers up prayer: then the sudden rush of fire from Heaven upon the sacrifice:-these are marvellous things, charged with terror. Now then pass from this scene to the rites which are celebrated in the present day; they are not only marvellous to behold, but transcendent in terror. There stands the priest, not bringing down fire from Heaven, but the Holy Spirit: and he makes prolonged supplication, not that some flame sent down from on high may consume the offerings, but that grace descending on the sacrifice may thereby enlighten the souls of all, and render them more refulgent than silver purified by fire. Who can despise this most awful mystery, unless he is stark mad and senseless? Or do you not know that no human soul could have endured that fire in the sacrifice, but all would have been utterly consumed, had not the assistance of God's grace been great." + Except from Treatise on the Priesthood by St. John Chrysostom, Book III
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