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“For the Eucharist is not a physical conversion but a metaphysical transcensus which identifies the two different ontological realities”

Now is it right, is it even possible to speak of the substance and the accidents of the heav­enly, resurrected and totally transfigured body of the Lord? “At the right hand of the Father”—this is not a place but a … Continue reading

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“Heaven is my throne, yet I talk to you standing on the earth!”

Our Master is always the same, gentle and benevolent. In his constant concern for our salvation, he says explicitly in the gospel just read to us: “Come, learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart.” What great … Continue reading

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“Have mercy on all souls,‬ ‪O blessed, forbearing King”

‪Through these sighs of sorrow and laments‬ ‪Arranged in numerous forms,‬ ‪Have mercy on all souls,‬ ‪O blessed, forbearing King,‬ ‪And especially on those souls‬ ‪Cut off from any hope‬ ‪Of a life of salvation,‬ ‪Those who have gone to … Continue reading

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“Apostles must therefore take death into their new life and nail their sins to the Lord’s cross”

Christ commanded the apostles to leave everything in the world that they held most dear, adding: “Whoever does not take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me” (Mt 10:38). For those who belong to Christ have … Continue reading

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“Let us glorify and thank our Lord and God, who sent into our sinful world the greatest of all, the ascetic and preacher of higher truth, the Forerunner John”

His birth was glorified with the prophetic word of Zechariah, who said: “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest; for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways, to give knowledge … Continue reading

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“None of these torments did he try to avoid”

Thanks be to that grain of wheat who freely chose to die and so be multiplied! Thanks be to God’s only Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for whom the enduring of our human death was not a thing … Continue reading

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“It is the sacrament of yourselves that is placed on the Lord’s altar, and it is the sacrament of yourselves that you receive”

You see on God’s altar bread and a cup. That is what the evidence of your eyes tells you, but your faith requires you to believe that the bread is the body of Christ, the cup the blood of Christ. … Continue reading

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“Having such a Comforter, the Holy Spirit, Invincible Power, Great Defender, God and Co-fighter, we shall not be afraid of the enemy and shall not be frightened by opposing powers”

By the grace of the Most Holy Spirit, we have been vouchsafed to celebrate Holy Pentecost — the descent of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ said of this descent: “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you … Continue reading

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