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“Dominus Meus Et Deus Meus”(My Lord & My God)

27 Apr

When One of The Eleven Apostles, Thomas(His Name Means Twin) finally appeared in the Upper Room, he doubted the Words of the other Apostles, he finally met Jesus. The Christ asked Thomas to probe the marks made in His Hands and the Wound in His Side.
Thomas exclaimed the Words “My Lord & My God”, words often used after the Consecrations of the Bread and Wine into The Body & Blood, Soul & Divinity of Jesus Christ.
It is not Fair to sheerly think of St. Thomas The Apostle as “Doubtong Thomas”, for Thomas once said in one of the Gospels, in reference to both Jesus and Martyrdom, “Let us Follow Him so that we may die With Him.”
St. Thomas Apostle went as far east as India, then the furthest East that Christ’s Church has ever travelled. The Syro Malankar and Syro Malabar Eastern Catholic Churches are as the Result of Christ as Vine and Thomas as one of The Branches.
For Today, Two Successors of The Apostles, Popes John XXIII(Angelo Roncalli) & John Paul II(Karol Woytyla)have just been Canonized Saints of One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Also, as well, a Spanish Born Jesuit Priest who was a Bishop of Potuguese Speaking Brazil, has also been Canonized as a Saint. Saint John XXIII’s Feast Day will be October 11th, the day when the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council was opened.
I can say that I have seen St. John Paul II in person 4 Times, all in Queens and Manhattan. It sure was A Miraculous Event that on October 4th, 1979, wherever He stopped, so did the Severe Rainstorms. His Comment at Shea Stadium is telling, true and Funny. He spoke these words:
“You Have Very Special Weather Here.”

By the way, I actually knew the Priest, who handled the details at Shea Stadium. Last year, after a bad fall in the Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs Rectory, where the Priest was Pastor from 2000 to 2012 and Administrator until 2013, Monsignor Joseph Angelo Funaro passed away on the Morning of August 14th, 2013.

Remember Monsignor Joseph Funaro today in your Prayers, for without his organizational skills, The Papal Visit of 10/4/1979 may not have gone so smoothly.

Dominus Meus Et Deus Meus.
In Nomini Patris Et Filli, Et Spiritu Sancti, Amen.

M

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Think About What Might Have Occurred In 1958’s Papal Enclave

8 Mar

Let us think back to 1958’s Papal Conclave where Angelo Cardinal Roncalli, Patriarch of Venice, was Elected Pope, choosing the Name of John XXIII.
Reportedly the next highest vote getter was a Cardinal from the Very 1st Christian Country, Armenia, then called Armenian Socialist Soviet Republic, then a Part of The Union Of Socialist Soviet Republics, or Greater Russia.
There would have been greater recognition of the 5 Eastern Rites of The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Roman(Latin) Rite Catholics would have learned that the Church is Culturally Diverse, the Sum of Many Churches as One.
But, The Holy Spirit moved the Princes of The Catholic Church to elect Angelo Roncalli as Pope. Nobody expected that the “Caretaker Pope”, would bring about The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council.
In that Council did we learn of The Eastern Catholic Churches? To many Roman Catholic Peoples, they were most surprised that there was a Catholic World outside of The Latin Rite.
In Brooklyn, in my school, we were told of the Eastern Rites. When I was Confirmed(Chrismated) in May, 1967, one boy in our 6th Grade Class had already been confirmed at Baptism. He was from The Italo Greek Catholic Church of The Byzantine Rite.
I may just head to Astoria, later today for the Divine Liturgy of St Basil Martyr at Holy Cross Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Astoria in Queens for 5PM. It is 1st Sunday of Lent, called Great Lent.
Tomorrow in 1st Sunday of Lent is Tridentine Latin Mass of the Missale Romanum of 1962 at St. John’s Cemetery Chapel in Middle Village, Queens.

One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, in that Jesus Christ Is The Vine and The Branches Carry His Life.

M

When You Receive Only One Species of The Holy Eucharist, You Receive All Of The Christ

2 Mar

There has been Confusion in regards to receiving Holy Communion under BOTH Species, as to whether or not one receives All of Jesus in His Glorious Real Presence. This Communion under BOTH Species, which is mostly a Post Vatican II Practice in the Holy Sacrifice of The Mass in what is called the Ordinary Form(Derisively called Novus Ordo by certain Sedevacantists), is not done by Intinction, but by receiving the Body of Christ under the APPEARANCE of Bread, followed by reception of The Blood of Christ, under the APPEARANCE of Wine. This requires the utilization of two distinct Ministers of The Sacrament.
To answer this question, YES, YOU DO RECEIVE ALL OF HIM. Blood gives life to one’s body. The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church is The Bride of Christ.
Traditionally, we usually receive Jesus Christ in Holy Communion under one species in the Latin(Roman)Rite. Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church in Forest Hills, Queens, usually distributes only The Body of Christ. Quite simply, drinking from a Common Chalice can cause Health Problems. The Body of Christ is Sufficient for His Grace.
In the era before Vatican II, on certain Special Occasions, there was Holy Communion under Both Species, with the Body of Christ dipped in the Blood of Christ. People received both Body and Blood by Intinction. All received the Sacrament on one’s Tongue. There was no such thing as receiving in one’s hand.
So, Yes, you receive ALL OF HIM. Do not doubt the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church for THIS is, as My Most Dear Friend calls it, “The One, True Church.”  It is The One Which Christ Founded.

Pax Domine Sit Semper Vobiscum!

M

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