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Reflection on Rom 6:17-18

Post date:   2018-12-15
Autor:   BCP
Thanks be to God that, being converted, we were given the grace to receive the salvific teaching based on the faith in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We have been delivered by Him from enslavement caused by sin, and we have taken the new path of righteousness.  



Metanoia – orthopraxy /Advent 2018/

Post date:   2018-12-11
Autor:   BCP
In these times of spiritual chaos, one needs to have a clear grasp of the means that lead to spiritual life – orthopraxy.Many have been baptized, even confirmed, but without conversion and the path of repentance they are dead members of the Church (cf. Lk 13:3). Although Jesus was without sin, He was baptized with the baptism of repentance, and the Holy Spirit descended on Him (Mt 3). He gave us an example.Conversion and repentance are the foundations of orthopraxy.



Advent 2018, metanoia – orthodoxy

Post date:   2018-12-07
Autor:   BCP
Why is the present-day Church in such a deep crisis? Much of the blame for this falls on John XXIII’s aggiornamento and the postconciliar spirit. What then should bishops, priests and religious do in Advent time, the time of repentance? They should separate from the spiritual poison of the aggiornamento and of the postconciliar spirit promoting heresies which destroy the essence of Christianity.



Advent 2018, the Church has no Pope!

Post date:   2018-12-05
Autor:   BCP
The Catholic Church has no Pope. It is in a state of Sede Vacante. In accordance with the Scripture and Church doctrine, a heretic must not be obeyed by anyone because he is excluded from the Church of Christ. Bergoglio promotes paganism not only by fanatical migration propaganda, but also by the destruction of natural moral standards through Amoris laetitia and by the promotion of sodomy. He has so far protected it even in the highest Vatican posts.



The Epiclesis /Part three: The Epiclesis – How to experience the Epiclesis in the Liturgy/

Post date:   2018-12-04
Autor:   BCP
We present one of the ways how to experience the Epiclesis, as practised in some monasteries.



The Epiclesis /Part four: The Epiclesis – The Temple and Iconostasis/

Post date:   2018-12-04
Autor:   BCP
The biblical model of the Christian temple is the vision given by God (to Moses). It was applied to the Jerusalem Temple. The basic structure consists of the Holy of Holies, where God is present in a special way, the Holy Place, where the priests offered sacrifices to God, and the place for people. The Eastern temple with an iconostasis, altar and tabernacle has preserved this biblical structure to this day. The Western Church had preserved it only until the Second Vatican Council which carried out an absurd reform. After the reform, the priest, who represents the people and offers sacrifice to God on the altar in their behalf, has turned his back to the centre of the temple, which is the tabernacle where God’s presence dwells constantly. The basis for the necessary reform today is to restore the liturgical posture of the priest so that he faces the tabernacle – the spiritual centre of the temple – as it used to be practised throughout the history.



Word of Life – Rom 6:16 (2/12/2018 – 16/12/2018)

Post date:   2018-11-30
Autor:   BCP
“Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?”



Reflection on Rom 6:16

Post date:   2018-11-30
Autor:   BCP
This verse from the Scripture reveals a deep truth about obedience the fruit of which is eternal life in heaven or eternal death in hell. If we do not serve God wholeheartedly, we are not free but we are slaves of original sin which is in us. We automatically obey original sin, i.e. the source of lies and evil in our heart. Original sin clouds our mind and weakens our will so that we hate the truth about ourselves, reject the true good and refuse to serve God and keep His commandments.



The Epiclesis /Part two: The Holy Spirit and the Epiclesis/

Post date:   2018-11-29
Autor:   BCP
When did the Holy Spirit come? Only after Jesus accomplished His sacrifice on the cross, rose from the dead, and ascended to heaven on the fortieth day where He was glorified. Only then does He send the Holy Spirit in fullness on the Apostles, and the Holy Spirit enlightens their mind and strengthens their will. The Apostles, who fled out of fear and did not stand by the cross, now become heroes of faith who, one by one, shed their blood for Christ’s sake as martyrs. After the descent of the Holy Spirit they understood what Jesus had done at the Last Supper when He established the new covenant and gave His body and blood for the remission of sins. They understood that the Holy Spirit makes present this mystery through His words of Institution and through those whom Jesus chose, i.e. the Apostles and their successors.



The Epiclesis /Part one: The Difference between Eastern and Western Liturgy/

Post date:   2018-11-27
Autor:   BCP
The Eastern Liturgy of St Basil the Great and St John Chrysostom (4th century) contains the Epiclesis. The Epiclesis is also found in other Eastern rites. It comes directly from the Apostolic Tradition. What is the difference between Eastern and Western Liturgy? The Western Liturgy was radically modified at the Second Vatican Council. The reform introduced four Canons instead of one. The pre-conciliar Latin Liturgy had no mention of the Holy Spirit in the Canon. The reformed conciliar Liturgy does make mention of the Holy Spirit but it has been inserted before the words of Institution. Unlike the Latin Liturgy, the Eastern Liturgy includes a so-called intense invocation of the Holy Spirit, or the Epiclesis, after the words of Institution.