St john the divine

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St john the divine

We heard these comforting words in the Second Reading taken from the Book of Revelation. They invite us to turn our gaze to Christ, to experience His reassuring presence. To each person, whatever his condition, even if it were the most complicated and dramatic, the Risen One repeats: In the Messiah, crucified and risen, we recognize the features of the Lamb sacrificed on Golgotha, who implores forgiveness for His torturers and opens the gates of heaven to repentant sinners; we glimpse the face of the immortal King who now has "the keys of Death and Hades" Rev 1: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endures forever!

Let us make our own the Psalmist's exclamation which we sang in the Responsorial Psalm: This miracle of mercy has radically changed humanity's destiny. It is a miracle in which is unfolded the fullness of the love of the Father who, for our redemption, does not even draw back before the sacrifice of His Only-begotten Son.

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In the humiliated and suffering Christ, believers and non-believers can admire a surprising solidarity, which binds Him to our human condition beyond all imaginable measure. The Cross, even after the Resurrection of the Son of God, "speaks and never ceases to speak of God the Father, who is absolutely faithful to His eternal love for man.

Believing in this love means believing in mercy" Rich in Mercy, 7. Let us thank the Lord for His love, which is stronger than death and sin. It is revealed and put into practice as mercy in our daily lives, and prompts every person in turn to have "mercy" towards the Crucified One.

Is not loving God and loving one's neighbor and even one's "enemies," after Jesus' example, the program of life of every baptized person and of the whole Church? A great joy With these sentiments, we are celebrating the Second Sunday of Easter, which since last year, the year of the Great jubilee, is also called "Divine Mercy Sunday.

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Faustina Kowalska, witness and messenger of the Lord's merciful love. The elevation to the honors of the altar of this humble religious, a daughter of my land, is not only a gift for Poland but for all humanity. Indeed the message she brought is the appropriate and incisive answer that God wanted to offer to the questions and expectations of human beings in our time, marked by terrible tragedies.

Jesus said to Sr. This is the Easter gift that the Church receives from the risen Christ and offers to humanity at the dawn of the third millennium. The Gospel, which has just been proclaimed, helps us to grasp the full sense and value of this gift.

The Evangelist John makes us share in the emotion felt by the Apostles in their meeting with Christ after His Resurrection. Our attention focuses on the gesture of the Master, who transmits to the fearful, astounded disciples the mission of being ministers of Divine Mercy.

He shows them His hands and His side, which bear the marks of the Passion, and tells them: Immediately afterwards, "He breathed on them, and said to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained' " Jn Jesus entrusted to them the gift of "forgiving sins," a gift that flows from the wounds in His hands, His feet, and especially from His pierced side.

From there a wave of mercy is poured out over all humanity. Let us relive this moment with great spiritual intensity.

St john the divine

Today the Lord also shows us His glorious wounds and His Heart, an inexhaustible source of light and truth, of love and forgiveness.

The Heart of Christ! His "Sacred Heart" has given men everything: Saint Faustina Kowalska saw coming from this Heart that was overflowing with generous love, two rays of light which illuminated the world. The two rays, [according to what Jesus Himself told her], denote blood and water Diary, THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN THE DIVINE Amsterdam Avenue at th Street New York, NY () [email protected] The best week of your kid's summer will be Vacation Bible School at SJD!

July 30 - August 2 am - pm for kids age 4 through 5th grade. Highlight Films. The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine is the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New torosgazete.com is located in New York City on Amsterdam Avenue between West th Street and th Street in Manhattan's Morningside Heights neighborhood..

Designed in and begun in , the cathedral has undergone radical stylistic changes and interruption of construction by the two World Wars. THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN THE DIVINE Amsterdam Avenue at th Street New York, NY () [email protected] John of Patmos (also called John the Revelator, John the Divine or John the Theologian; Greek: Ἰωάννης ὁ Θεολόγος, Coptic: ⲓⲱⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ) are the suffixative descriptions given to the author named as John in the Book of Revelation, the apocalyptic text forming the final book of the New Testament.

Performers. The Consort includes: Paul Winter on soprano saxophone, cellist Eugene Friesen, double-reed player Paul McCandless, keyboardist Paul Sullivan, organist Tim Brumfield.

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