gläd dig, Maria, du högt benådade,
Herren är med dig.
Välsignad är du bland kvinnor,
och välsignad är din livsfrukt,
ty du har fött våra själars Frälsare.
Heliga Maria, Guds Moder:
bed för oss syndare,
nu och i vår dödsstund. Amin.
"The Orthodox Church does not accept the teaching of the Immaculate Conception, but has also always believed that the Virgin Mary was, from her conception, filled with every Grace of the Holy Spirit in view of her calling as the Mother of Christ our God."
I certainly believe she was filled with every Grace of the Holy Spirit from the moment of her conception. If that is not accepting the teaching of the Immaculate Conception, what is accepting it?
The blessed virgin and two participants of the Council of Nicea ...
1.Il est né le divin enfant
Jouez haut-bois, résonez musettes.
Il est né le divin enfant,
Chantons tous son avènement.
Ce n'est pas encore Noël, mais voice une strophe qui va, vraiment:
Depuis plus de quatre mille ans,
Nous le promettaient les Prophètes,
Depuis plus de quatre mille ans,
Nous attendions cet heureux temps.
Il est né le divin enfant
Partie de cette attente, proche de l'événement était le miracle qui tacitement est sous-entendu dans ce recit:
Douay-Rheims Bible Online: Search for "lamps", OT, first hit in Macchabees
et à cause duquel les Juifs célèbrent C'hanukkah, fête qui tombe toujours en saison d'Avent, tant que je sache.
C'hag sameac'h à la parentèle et aux amis de ce peuple!
Chaque fois que je fais quelque référence à un Saint, on m'offre de "tag anyone you may have mentioned" puis il y a une boîte pour ... (amie FB avec St dans le nom)!
C'est la semaine après St Sabbas the Sanctified donc coincide avec la fin de C'hanukkah cette année.
Hermann and Lucy
2 St Andrew
3 St James of Zebedee
4 St John
5 St Philip
6 St Bartholomew
7 St Matthew
8 St Thomas
9 St James of Alphaeus
10 St Jude Thaddeus
11 St Simon the Zealot
12 a Judas Iscariot, traitor to his master and to his office
12 b St Matthias, who took the office of Judas
Est devenu enfant: il mange beurre et miel
Pour ça, mes chers amis: un très joyeux Noël!
"The great heresies condemned by the Holy Œcumenical Synods were Arianism, Macedonianism, Nestorianism, Monophysitism, Monothelitism, and Iconoclasm. Condemned also were other heresies, oftentimes offshoots or variations of the aforementioned major heresies, although sometimes wholly unrelated heresies. All of the Holy Œcumenical Synods were held in the Christian East, the center of the Roman Empire in those centuries, in the cities of Nicæa, Constantinople, Ephesus, and Chalcedon. Each was presided over by a Roman Monarch or by his appointed representatives. (The Emperors and other laymen in attendance, it should be said, could participate in the discussions, but could not vote, since that privilege belonged exclusively to the Hierarchs.)
"There is often a misunderstanding of the Œcumenical Synods on the part of sectarians, who seem to believe that the various aspects of the Faith set forth by the Œcumenical Synods were in some way innovative at the time, that is, new beliefs or new syntheses of beliefs. These sectarians appear to think that prior to the First Synod of Nicæa, for instance, the Church did not fully apprehend the Divinity of Christ Jesus. Nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, the declarations of the Œcumenical Synods expressed the ancient Faith in its fullness, “that faith which has been believed everywhere, always, by all,”  in the words of Saint Vincent of Lérins. That Faith may have been more precisely articulated by the Œcumenical Synods than was the case there tofore, which acted to clear away any confusion arising from ignorance or misunderstanding. However, the exact Faith set down by them had nonetheless been believed and taught by Christians from the beginning, from the time of Pentecost. The Holy Fathers of the Great Synods “did not seek to find the truth, making conjectures by reasoning and imagination, but in order to confront the heretics they attempted to formulate in words the already existing revealed Truth....” "
Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι,
καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.
Θεοτόκε Παρθένε, χαῖρε, κεχαριτωμένη Μαρία, ὁ Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ. εὐλογημένη σὺ ἐν γυναιξί, καὶ εὐλογημένος ὁ καρπὸς τῆς κοιλίας σου, ὅτι Σωτήρα ἔτεκες τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.
"Freude, schöner Götterfunken,
Tochter aus Elisium,
Wir betreten feuertrunken,
Himmlische, dein Heiligtum.
Deine Zauber binden wieder,
Was die Mode streng geteilt,
Alle Menschen werden Brüder,
Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt."
In other words: Acts, ch 2, Colossians 3:11
From Supplementum to De Viribus Illustribus
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 6:03pm
by Gennadius of Marseille
Leo, bishop of Rome, wrote a letter to Flavianus, bishop of the church at Constantinople, against Eutyches the presbyter, who at that time, on account of his ambition for the episcopate was trying to introduce novelties into the church. In this he advises Flavianus, if Eutyches confesses his error and promises amendment, to receive him, but if he should persist in the course he had entered on, that he should be condemned together with his heresy. He likewise teaches in this epistle and confirms by divine testimony that as the Lord Jesus Christ is to be considered the true son of the Divine Father, so likewise he is to be considered true man with human nature, that is, that he derived a body of flesh from the flesh of the virgin and not as Eutyches asserted, that he showed a body from heaven. He died in the reign of Leo and Majorianus.
He baptised my granny:
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 6:26pm
my unseen stepgrandmother as well as my stepgrandfather: Heinrich and Agnes Brautmann were baptised together by Msgr. Ghika
I thought he was Latin, I did not know he was born in an Orthodox family. My deepest regret about SSPX is that it is anti-orthodox, that it considers Orthodoxy as schism. My deepest regret about Old Calendarists is that it considers papism as heresy.