“The knot of Eve’s disobedience was untied by Mary’s obedience.”. The child, however, so offered might be redeemed by his parents for five shekels (Num. The second, that the mother offer to God a lamb, as a holocaust for her own purification (not that of her child, as S. Augustine would have it), and a young turtle-dove or pigeon as a sin-offering, if she be rich; but if poor, only a pair of turtle-doves or two young pigeons (Lev. It is to focus on the realism of the mystery of the Incarnation and on the obscure foreshadowing of the mystery of the saving Passion. If any clerics either in city or country have been suspended by Nestorius and those with him from their priesthood because of their orthodoxy, we have thought it right that these should regain their proper rank; and in general we decree that those clerics who are in agreement with the orthodox and ecumenical synod should in no way be subject to those bishops who have revolted or may revolt from it. Joyful Mysteries. God in His power might have assumed a human nature by force, as the hand of a man lays hold of a rose. . That He might teach us by example rather than word the way of salvation, and give us a perfect specimen of sanctity and of all virtues, but especially of the most profound humility. Joseph overcame his … Yet even she, the selfless and obedient one, was promised that a sword of sorrow would pierce her heart on the day of separation. Again, scripture says when speaking of his passion: “God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh”; and again “Christ died for our sins” and “Christ having suffered in the flesh”; and “This is”, not “my godhead”, but “my body, broken for you”. 1. Rather do we follow the divine Paul who clearly proclaimed: “The first man was of the earth, earthly, the second man is the Lord from heaven”. So S. Ambrose says, “Elizabeth first heard the word, but John first experienced the grace. S, @frmichaelsliney shares today’s #rcdailyreflecti, @frdanielb share today’s #rcdailyreflection “G, In this video podcast, Fr. St. Iraneaus, Against Heresies, Book III, Chapter 22.Â. Hence we gather that Christ was born in the night, probably after midnight, when the 25th day of December was beginning. 10. The leader of this apostasy was John, bishop of Antioch, and their names are as follows: First the same John, bishop of Antioch in Syria, [the names of 33 other eastern bishops follow]. Nine months ago, she had given that first “yes” in the garden. Imagine how Mary’s heart shone with a love spanning the tender, protective love of a mother holding her baby in her arms and the profound adoration of a soul adoring her Creator and Lord in the flesh. From their first orb, in radiant circles run. One day the archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary, who was perplexed at his greeting. This manger was taken from thence to Rome, and there placed in the Basilica of S. Maria Maggiore, where it is religiously visited and venerated. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the holy Spirit was upon him. And it has, in fact, happened that the first compact looses from the second tie, but that the second tie takes the position of the first which has been cancelled. The divine scripture says Christ became “the high priest and apostle of our confession”; he offered himself to God the Father in an odour of sweetness for our sake. Mary said yes. 2. Rosary Meditations: The First Joyful Mystery – The Annunciation Scripture References Luke 1:26-38; Isaiah 7:14 The Story in Brief Mary was a young, but very holy, Nazarene girl. 1). For if the one [who sprang] from the earth had indeed formation and substance from both the hand and workmanship of God, but the other not from the hand and workmanship of God, then He who was made after the image and likeness of the former did not, in that case, preserve the analogy of man, and He must seem an inconsistent piece of work, not having wherewith He may show His wisdom. The Annunciation Jesus came because Mary surrendered to God. Elizabeth filled with the Holy Ghost exclaims in a loud voice: “Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.”, Continuing in great humility and reverence, “How have I deserved that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” This greeting is a prefiguring of Mary’s title as, “For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped with joy. Holy scripture, wherever it recalls the Lord’s economy, speaks of the birth and suffering not of the godhead but of the humanity of Christ, so that the holy virgin is more accurately termed mother of Christ than mother of God. They will, I think, be cured by my patience and by the answer which events will offer in the course of time. The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary are traditionally prayed on Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays during Advent and Christmastide. Now, the ox is the Jew under the yoke of the Law; and the ass is an animal fitted for bearing burdens,—the Gentile groaning under the grievous burden of idolatry. However, that Christ was born on the 25th of December is the common tradition of the Church and of all ages. The angel Gabriel is sent by the Father with a message to a young woman of Nazareth named Mary. . Having read these holy phrases and finding ourselves in agreement (for “there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism”), we have given glory to God who is the saviour of all and rejoice together that our churches and yours are at one in professing the same faith as the inspired scriptures and the tradition of our holy fathers. [Nicene Creed], Following in all points the confessions of the holy fathers, which they made with the holy Spirit speaking in them, and following the direction of their opinions and going as it were in the royal way, we say that the only-begotten Word of God, who was begotten from the very essence of the Father, true God from true God, the light from the light and the one through whom all things in heaven and earth were made, for our salvation came down and emptying himself he became incarnate and was made man. This means that. Let us hear Him as He teaches us from His Manger-Throne,—teaching not by word but by example.” I, who with three of my fingers poise the earth’s vast mass, I who did create heaven and earth, the King of Glory and Lord of Majesty, beneath whom the columns of heaven tremble, and they that bear the globe are bowed down,—I, for love of thee alone, 0 man, to deliver thee from thy sin and from the eternal flames of hell, and to bring thee to the happiness of heaven, have come “leaping upon the mountains, bounding over the hills;”—from heaven have I leapt down upon earth, from the bosom of the Father to the Virgin’s womb. Bede says that a miraculous perennial spring took its rise in the rock of the cave, and was still flowing, in his time; he also records that the whole cave was cased in marble by the Christians, and adorned with a magnificent church built above it. Mary and Joseph also redeem their offered Son according to the law with five shekels, which are said to represent the five wounds of Christ with which He redeems the human race. The Angel Gabriel is sent by God to the Virgin named Mary, which means “Star of the Sea,” the one through whom would bring forth the Light of the world. For if He did not receive the substance of flesh from a human being, He neither was made man nor the Son of man; and if He was not made what we were, He did no great thing in what He suffered and endured. Hence the love between Christ His mother was far greater than that between other mothers and their offspring, for the love which is divided between mother and father was, in the case of the Virgin, united and kept together, since she was to Him in place of both, mother and father. 21. Heavenly Father, as we offer you this mystery, we pray for the virtues of humility and purity of heart, so that we can become like Mary and say: "I am your faithful servant O Lord, let it be done to me according to your Divine Will." Why does Jesus listen and ask questions when he already knows all of the answers with perfect certainty? This is what Paul says to all. 30 Mansell Court, Suite 103 . She might not be believed. Scripture. To present Him to the Lord. The Syriac version has “in the presence of the Lord.” The Blessed Virgin, holding Christ in her hands, on bended knee, offered Him to God with the greatest reverence and devotion, saying, “Behold, 0 Eternal Father, this is Thy Son whom Thou hast wished to take flesh from me for the salvation of men. In this way, by prefixing the names which are common to each nature, they intend to avoid separating expressions applicable to sonship and lordship and at the same time escape the danger of destroying the distinctive character of the natures by absorbing them into the one title of “Son”.  “The last great age, foretold by sacred rhymes, bk. Please look more closely at their language and you will find out that that divine choir of fathers never said that the consubstantial godhead was capable of suffering, or that the whole being that was coeternal with the Father was recently born, or that it rose again, seeing that it had itself been the cause of resurrection of the destroyed temple. Cornelious Lapide, The Great Biblical Commentary, Gospel of St Luke Chapter 1, v. 44. But this is to say, that He also appeared putatively as man when He was not man, and that He was made man while taking nothing from man. I could say much on this subject and first of all that those holy fathers, when they discuss the economy, speak not of the generation but of the Son becoming man. Saying “Yes” to Jesus’ invitation to allow Him into our Lives. 1. O fools, whose only competence is in slander! Ten thousand other expressions witness to the human race that they should not think that it was the godhead of the Son that was recently killed but the flesh which was joined to the nature of the godhead. Wherefore Luke points out that the pedigree which traces the generation of our Lord back to Adam contains seventy-two generations, connecting the end with the beginning, and implying that it is He who has summed up in Himself all nations dispersed from Adamdownwards, and all languages and generations of men, together with Adam himself. For, with such exultation and gladness of soul did I bear Him that I felt no trouble nor any pain; but straightway I wrapped Him in the clean clothing which I had prepared long before. I have become a little child, thy bone and thy flesh, I am made man to make thee God. Be thou among women as one of them, for so too is thy Son among men.”, Tropologically, the purification of the soul is penance, and this the Blessed Virgin underwent, not for her own sins, seeing that she had none, but for those of others, as Christ did. If anyone dares to say that the man who was assumed ought to be worshipped and glorified together with the divine Word and be called God along with him, while being separate from him, (for the addition of “with” must always compel us to think in this way), and will not rather worship Emmanuel with one veneration and send up to him one doxology, even as “the Word became flesh”, let him be anathema. 44.—The babe leaped. Similarly if anyone should wish in any way to upset the decisions in each point taken in the holy synod of Ephesus, the holy synod decides that if they are bishops or clerics they should be completely deprived of their own rank and if they are laity they should be excommunicated. The Message from the Angel Gabriel is profound and yet so simple. I, whom the heavens cannot contain, am shut up in a tiny body and in this paltry manger, and art thou, Christian, ashamed to be despised as a little one and lowly? But every one will allow that we are [composed of] a body taken from the earth, and a soul receiving spirit from God. . In this Paul was their teacher who, when he remembers the divine becoming man and then wishes to introduce the suffering, first mentions “Christ”, which, as I have just said, is the common name of both natures and then adds an expression which is appropriate to both of the natures. Calvin thinks that it was only a natural one; but all the Fathers and Orthodox Doctors are of a contrary opinion. Sometimes he links our lives together for a larger purpose that will reveal itself with time. The Blessed Mother is preserved from the punishment of original sin and so experiences no labor pains in childbirth. Mary answered the call to serve God by agreeing to become the mother of Jesus. Any one who has thus seized upon and subjected a province is to restore it, lest the canons of the fathers be transgressed and the arrogance of secular power effect an entry through the cover of priestly office. On one matter, however, I cannot be silent, as silence would in that case be very dangerous. In obedience to the decree of Caesar, Mary and Joseph travel three days journey from Galilee to Bethlehem, “The House of Bread,” to be enrolled because Joseph was of the house of David. xii. But since some pretend to confess and accept it, while at the same time distorting the force of its expressions to their own opinion and so evading the truth, being sons of error and children of destruction, it has proved necessary to add testimonies from the holy and orthodox fathers that can fill out the meaning they have given to the words and their courage in proclaiming it. Christ was placed in the manger for two reasons; first, because there was no place better fitted to hold Him—the straw in it forming a kind of bed on which the tender babe might repose; and, secondly, that in the rigour of winter, He might be warmed by the breath of the ox and the ass. 88 of her Revelations, saying, “When He was born of me He went forth from my closed virgin womb with unspeakable joy and exultation. The first is that of Lev. Find out more here. by Father John Gregory of the Trinity, O.D.M. Have I, the uncreated and illimitable Wisdom, chosen for Myself the pains of flesh and of spirit, and wilt thou indulge in the delights both of the one and of the other? And the third, that if the offspring be a male, and the firstborn, it be set before God, and offered to Him as His due, and holy, that is, consecrated on account of the immunity of the firstborn of the Hebrews granted them by God, when the firstborn of Pharaoh and the Egyptians were smitten by the angel in the time of Moses (Exod. As for our sovereigns, they are in great joy as the light of doctrine is spread abroad and, to be brief, because of the state of all the heresies that fight against God and of the orthodoxy of the church, one might find that verse fulfilled “The house of Saul grew weaker and weaker and the house of David grew stronger and stronger”. See how they first lay as foundations “Lord” and “Jesus” and “Christ” and “only begotten” and “Son”, the names which belong jointly to the divinity and humanity. And Joseph and his mother knew not of it, because Jesus asked leave of His parents, who were lingering a little in Jerusalem from motives of devotion or business, to visit His relations, as if he were about to go on with them, and, having obtained permission, went to them, but soon withdrew quietly to the Temple—God so directing—in order that His parents, though at other times always solicitous about Him, should be unaware of this, and think that He was in the company of His kinsfolk. c. 5). The King of the universe enters the world in extreme poverty, His body placed on itchy straw, between two brute beasts, in the manger, as a model for all to live in complete detachment from the things in the world. Jacob DuMont LC, Jason, @frdanielb shares today’s #rcdailyreflection “, @frmichaelsliney shares today’s #tcdaily reflect, Letter from Fr. It had been revealed to him by the holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Messiah of the Lord. Nestorius, who had been condemned in a council at Rome on 11 August 430, asked the emperor Theodosius II to summon this council. Book 3, Chapter 22. If any one produces a version which is at variance with what is here decided, the holy and ecumenical synod unanimously decrees it to be of no avail. He is thereby cast out by the synod from all ecclesiastical communion and is deprived of all ecclesiastical authority. From the moment of her Immaculate Conception, God prepared Mary to be the mother of the Incarnate Word. . Both councils sent legates to the emperor Theodosius, who approved neither and sent the bishops away. He did not cast aside what he was, but although he assumed flesh and blood, he remained what he was, God in nature and truth. Jesus goes down with them to Nazareth and is subject to them, demonstrating an example of profound humility and perfect obedience. This, therefore, the Word of God was made, recapitulating in Himself His own handiwork; and on this account does He confess Himself the Son of man, and blesses the meek, because they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 The Apostle Paul, moreover, in the Epistle to the Galatians, declares plainly, God sent His Son, made of a woman. Galatians 4:4 And again, in that to the Romans, he says, Concerning His Son, who was made of the seed of David according to the flesh, who was predestinated as the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 1:3-4. John’s profession of faith was accepted by Cyril and became the doctrinal formula of union. It is included here, together with Cyril’s letter in which he at some length praises John’s profession and accepts it, adding to it some explanation about his own expressions; this letter is mentioned in the definition of Chalcedon. To Thee I render Him, and to Thee I offer Him entirely, that Thou mayest do with Him and with me as it shall please Thee, and by Him mayest redeem the world.” So saying, she presented Him to the priest as to the representative of God; and then she redeemed Him with five shekels, as the law prescribed. For he (the Word) is unalterable and absolutely unchangeable and remains always the same as the scriptures say. Upon seeing Jesus, Simeon said “Now Master, You can dismiss Your servant … I think they hope in this way to delight your ears and so they spread abroad uncontrolled expressions. First Mystery: The Annunciation of the Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary. We too ought to follow these words and these teachings and consider what is meant by saying that the Word from God took flesh and became man. 4. St Andrew Novena Prayer in Anticipation of Christmas. Therefore, since common diseases need more healing as they bring greater harm with them, if it has not been a continuous ancient custom for the bishop of Antioch to hold ordinations in Cyprus–as it is asserted in memorials and orally by the religious men who have come before the synod — the prelates of the holy churches of Cyprus shall, free from molestation and violence, use their right to perform by themselves the ordination of reverent bishops for their island, according to the canons of the holy fathers and the ancient custom. If anyone does not confess that the Word from God the Father has been united by hypostasis with the flesh and is one Christ with his own flesh, and is therefore God and man together, let him be anathema. (The other two are the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary and the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary. Now it had become a life, a beautiful baby. But if they decline and do not anathematise, if they are presbyters or deacons or hold any other rank in the church, they are to forfeit their clerical status and grade and communion, and if they are laity let them be anathematised. The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary are the first of the three traditional sets of events in the life of Christ upon which Catholics meditate while praying the rosary. viii. THE FIRST JOYFUL MYSTERY: The Annunciation . Behold the Handmaid of the Lord; be it done to Me according to thy … In this mystery we see Mary and Joseph present Jesus at the temple as was the Jewish tradition. If the number of those who are distressed is very large, then surely we should use every skill and care to remove scandals and to expound the healthy word of faith to those who seek the truth. For at the age of twelve childhood ends, and youth and perfect judgment begin. Luke 2:22, 34, 35. When the days of her purification were fulfilled they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord…Simeon blessed them and said to his Mother, “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, and for a sign that shall be contradicted; and thy own soul a sword shall pierce.”, Catechism of the Catholic Church: #527, 529. . Reflection: All of the joyful mysteries are somehow tinged with sorrow, but they are also touched with light and glory. Ground for spiritual life. We give neither ourselves nor them the licence to alter any expression there or to change a single syllable, remembering the words: “Remove not the ancient landmarks which your fathers have set”. In this way does someone write in a godly way about the divine mercy and power, “Practise these duties, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress”. So says Ribadaneira in his life. And again what of: “with Mary the mother of Jesus”; or “that which is conceived in her is of the holy Spirit”; and “Take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt”; and “concerning his Son, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh”? xv.—“God Himself bent low His majesty, and, descending into the womb of the Virgin . my Son!—not doubting that she was understood by Him, infant as He was; and that thus she adored Him, kissing his feet as God, His hands as her Lord, and His face as her Son. Cream Blog by. A golden progeny from heaven descends”, With reason, then, does S. Augustine exclaim, “0 miracles! Luke 1:42-44. Elizabeth was filed with the Holy Spirit and cried out in a loud voice: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb…The moment your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe in my womb leapt for joy. The Joyful Mysteries - Loving God. For by nature the Word of God is of itself immortal and incorruptible and life and life-giving, but since on the other hand his own body by God’s grace, as the apostle says, tasted death for all, the Word is said to have suffered death for us, not as if he himself had experienced death as far as his own nature was concerned (it would be sheer lunacy to say or to think that), but because, as I have just said, his flesh tasted death. For by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers”. I brought Him forth as thou hast now seen me, kneeling alone in prayer in the stable. What then are the words in which your remarkable teaching finds expression ? Consequently those anywhere in that province who subscribed to the heresy of the Messalians or Enthusiasts, or who were suspected of the disease, whether clerical or lay, are to come together; if they sign the anathemasaccording to what was promulgated in the aforementioned synod, should they be clergy they should remain such and if laity they are to remain in communion. Hence S. Bernard (Serm. 3 On the Purification) says: “In this conception, and in this child-birth, there was nothing impure, nothing sinful, nothing that had to be purged, for this offspring is the fount of purity, and is come to make a cleansing of sins. Origen says, “Then first Jesus made His forerunner a prophet,” and Irenæus (lib. 3 c. 18) says, “He recognised the Lord in the womb, and leaping for joy saluted Him.” And S. Gregory (lib. 3 Moral. Truly, 0 Blessed Virgin, thou hadst no need for purification; but had thy Son need of circumcision? 1, recount. Mary and Joseph were presenting the Only Begotten Son to the Eternal Father, in a temple that was merely the shadow and copy of the real temple in heaven. Instead he is to be subjected to the bishops of his own province and the surrounding metropolitans, provided they be orthodox, even to the extent of being completely deposed from the rank of bishop. If anyone says that the Word from God the Father was the God or master of Christ, and does not rather confess the same both God and man, the Word having become flesh, according to the scriptures, let him be anathema. A Rosary for Life: The Joyful Mysteries The following meditations on the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary are offered as a prayer for all life, from conception to natural death. So too, when his flesh was raised to life, we refer to this again as his resurrection, not as though he had fallen into corruption–God forbid–but because his body had been raised again.So we shall confess one Christ and one Lord. If anyone divides in the one Christ the hypostases after the union, joining them only by a conjunction of dignity or authority or power, and not rather by a coming together in a union by nature, let him be anathema. Each metropolitan has the right to take a copy of the proceedings for his own security. This was a day of fulfillment and joy—one of many along a path also rich in crosses. The base degenerate iron offspring ends; For what does he say ? Also, use them as a springboard to create your own meditations on the Joyful Mysteries. She is called blessed among women just as Jael and Judith were similarly praised as precursors, yet in a far more excellent way for she excels them and all virgins a thousand times in blessings, gifts, and graces. In accordance with the law, for the purification, they offer a pair of turtledoves in sacrifice, the offering of the poorer classes, since the Holy Family always lived in poverty. The reconciliation between the Cyrilline party and the eastern bishops was not easy. These are the traditions of the holy fathers. Lucius Dexter in his Chronicle, which he dedicates to S. Jerome, says, “A.U.C. He is found sitting in the midst of the doctors, asking them questions. Mention is made of Cyril’s letter in the definition of Chalcedon. It is not permitted to produce or write or compose any other creed except the one which was defined by the holy fathers who were gathered together in the holy Spirit at Nicaea. Tell me, what does “attend” mean? iii. For he remains what he is always and never changes, nor could he ever change or be susceptible of it. “Because He hath regarded the humility of His handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.” These words are a prediction of that honor that the Church in all ages will pay to the blessed Virgin. We omit the preface of the letter], We believe in one God . Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with Thee. As cousins, Mary and Elizabeth share a bond of kinship. Her virginity and womb remains intact, “as the rays of the sun penetrate glass.”. I shall begin from the wise utterances of your reverence, setting them down word for word. For He is a most pure and powerful spirit; wherefore He accomplishes mighty spiritual results by means of spiritual men full of zeal, as being like Himself, And Elizabeth was filled, &c. She who was before just and holy (verse 6) is now made much more just and holy, and besides received the gift of prophecy. 43.—And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem. In the Greek, after they had finished, or gone through, the days—namely, of the Passover; for this feast was kept for seven days, and S. Luke here implies that Mary and Joseph kept all these days at Jerusalem, though they were not bound by the law to remain so long—tarried behind in Jerusalem, there to shed some little ray of His wisdom and Divinity, as though longing to begin the ministry for which His Father had sent Him. Cyprian, or whoever is the author of the book, “On the Chief Works of Christ,” in serm. But they also share a spiritual kinship because of how the Holy Spirit is acting in their lives, fashioning the Messiah and his prophet deep inside their wombs. The Joyful Mysteries. 6. In this mystery, ask Mary for the grace to believe in the blessings that were promised in your own life, even if they seem slow in coming. The central dogmatic act of the council is its judgment about whether the second letter of Cyril to Nestorius, or Nestorius’s second letter to Cyril, was in conformity with the Nicene creed which was recited at the opening of the council’s proceedings. Mary submits to the divine Will: Fiat! Superfluous, too, in that case is His descent into Mary; for why did He come down into her if He were to take nothing of her? 1. In reverential fear and awe, they come and adore the Infant, their King, Creator, and God. Appearing to the three Shepherd children at the Cova Da Iria, Mary called herself “Our Lady of the Rosary” and encouraged the faithful to pray the Holy Rosary daily. But you should realise that you have been misled either by some here who have been deposed by the holy synod for Manichaeism or by clergy of your own persuasion. In this mystery, ask Mary to help you and your spiritual friends listen carefully for God’s voice in your lives, so that you can walk with him and with each other. For he will save his people from their sins”. Home:: How To Pray The Rosary:: Meditations on the Joyful Mysteries “Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Chronicle, which he dedicates to S. 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