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Per approved Kibeho Rwanda apparitions, the Seven Sorrows (or Dolors) as events in Blessed Momma Maryam's life, includes a daily meditation of one Our Father and seven Hail Marys for each of the following occurrences:


The Prophecy of Simeon. ( see Luke 2:34-35) or (Yeshua's Circumcision)
Flight into Egypt, escaping Herod's death squads/ 10 assassins ( see Matthew 2:13)
The Loss of Child Yeshua in the Temple, talking to the doctors and scribes. ( see Luke 2:43-45)
Maryam Meets Yeshua on the Way to Golgotha Crucifixion.(see Stations of Cross)
Yeshua suffers and dies on the Cross. ( see John 19:25)
Momma Maryam Receives Yeshua's Body in Her Arms. ( see Matthew 27:57-59)
Yeshua's Body placed in the Tomb. ( see John 19:40-42)
The Seven Sorrows (or Dolors) as events in Blessed Momma Maryam's life, includes a daily meditation of one Our Father and seven Hail Marys for each of the following occurrences:


PROMISES OF YESHUA TO THOSE DEVOTED


TO THE SEVEN SORROWS OF HIS BLESSED MOTHER MARYAM


(MADE TO ST. ALPHONSUS, AND ST. ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY)


St. John (the beloved apostle reportedly heard Momma Maryam asking her Son for special graces for those who were devoted to her dolors (sorrows).


(See the church approved Our Lady of Kibeho apparitions)


OUR LORD PROMISED THE FOLLOWING:


1. Those invoking the heavenly mother through her sorrows will obtain true sorrow for their sins before death.
2. Our savior will protect them in their tribulations, especially at the hour of death.
3. Yeshua will impress upon them the memory of his passion, and will reward them for it in heaven.
He will commit such devout servants to the hands of Maryam, that she may dispose of them according to her pleasure , and obtain for them all the graces she desires.


MOMMA MARYAM'S SEVEN PROMISES


TO THOSE WHO DAILY MEDITATE ON OUR LADY'S SEVEN SORROWS (DOLORS). (FROM ST. BRIGID OF SWEDEN)


(See also the Church approved Kibeho Rwanda apparitions)


And as reported in the devotion to the sorrowful mother (tan books-fair use for religious and educational purposes).


Momma Maryam grants seven graces to souls daily honoring her by meditating and praying seven Hail Marys on her major lifetime sorrows(dolors).


1.I will grant peace to the families of those devoted to my sorrows.


2.Those so devoted will be enlightened about the divine mysteries.3.I will console those so devoted in their pains and I will accompany them in their work.


4. I will grace those so devoted as much as they ask, as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my Divine Son, or the sanctification of their souls.


5. I will defend those so devoted in the spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their souls.


I will defend those so devoted in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.


6. I will visibly help those so devoted at the moment of their death. They will see the face of their Mother Maryam.


7. I have obtained these graces from my Divine Son. Those spreading this devotion to my sorrows (tears and dolors) will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness, since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son will be their eternal joy and consolation.


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THOUSANDS OF BLACK SAINTS www.booklocker.com/3088 Black Saints, Mystics, Holy Folk (The Ancient African Liturgical Church, Vol. I (to year 599 A.D.) Smith, James Wesly (Author) August, 2007, Third Ed. 456 p. Paperback 19.95, now available in digital editions,16.99, contact www.booklocker.com/3088.html.(ISBN: 9781609103590; ISBN 978-1-60145-088-3; ISBN digital:9781609103590, http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781609103590


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First published, August, 2007. In this third edition, folks traditionally surmised that Christian spirituality was brought into the African continent. Author James Wesly Smith indicates in this 456 reference tome. “Not so fast. Yeshua (Jesus) grew up in Africa until age 6 or 7 to escape ing Herod’s 10 assassins,” Smith points out. He cites the Christian Bible references of Hosea 11:1, and Matthew 2:13-15, “Out of Africa, I called my son”.


Blending the lists of Coptic, Orthodox and Latin Rite friends of God called “saints”, Smith points out that more than 56,000 Black and African-heritaged folks labored in the faith. He says it was partly that because places such as Kemet (Egypt) was Rome’s bread baskets subject to higher taxes, this forced many holy folk into the deserts where the faith thrived.


In folksy style, Smith also goes onto to say that in ancient Macedonian, Greek, Roman, or even Ottoman Turkish maps, the term “North Africa”, is found nowhere. The attorney author concludes it as a colonialist construct to denigrate the achievements and contributions of holy Africans.


http://www.angelfire.com/realm/blackcatholics/BlackSaintsMysticsHoly.html


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Black Saints Mystics and Holy Folk.
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4. African Spirituality
5. Africa
6.Blacks
7. African Saints
7. Black Saints
8. Black Spirituality
9. African Catholics
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Author Bio: James Wesly Smith, http://www.angelfire.com/realm/blackcatholics/JamesWeslySmith.html


Additional information:


57,000+ Black Saints, Martyrs, and Holy Folk Discovered in the Ancient African Church before 599 A.D.


“Out of Egypt I called My Son” See Hosea 11:1, Matthew 2:13-15


“Why do you follow a white god? Why do you worship in institutions that never accepted you?” — Stinging questions Black Catholics and others ethnic perennially parry from members in the historically Black Churches.


The questions traditionally have included queries from Al Islam (Muslims) believers in the urban areas.


But now evidence exists that Christianity (also) sprang out of the African, as opposed to the Saudi Arabia origination of the Prophet Muhammad and his original followers. Black Saints, Mystics, and Holy Folks (The Ancient African Liturgical Church, Vol. I). seeks to correct the oversight, especially as the Church grows by leaps in bounds in the Africa and the geologic and historical lands of Black Diaspora.


Such proofs can be gleaned from the 57,000 African Saints in the early 500 years from when Jesus (Yeshua) commissioned His apostles to go forth and teach all nations.


Horrors of enslavement and colonialism still haunt and direct the Black Church experience in the church.(The barbaric practice still exists in some parts of Africa and elsewhere). But now, Black Christians, Catholics and ethnics can show that Yeshua, Jesus the Christ, grew up in Africa, personally establishing an African root to His vine, and the branches.


Black Saints, Mystics, and Holy Folk shows that the once powerful African Church had at least five apostles ministering there before their departures to other lands. Cephas (Simon Peter) in set up a church in Babylon, Egypt before going to Antioch and finally Rome. Phillip visited and assisted the Ethiopian Eunuch (See Acts 8:26-39). Nathaniel Bartholomew Levi ministered in Africa.


Tradition calls Matthew, Apostle to the Ethiopians (See http://www.traditioninaction.org/SOD/j092sdMatthew_9-21.htm


And Jude Thaddeus Lebbeus (Jesus’ cousin) healed there, according to Black Saints introductory chapters. The Coptic branch of the one, holy catholic (which means universal) Church still manifests proud traditions of the Holy Family’s visits. (See Isaiah 19:1, Matthew 3: 13-15. http://touregypt.net/featurestories/journey.htm).


Important information, inasmuch United States Bishops (and those elsewhere) blew an opportunity to evangelize the formerly enslaved after the American Civil War.


As the Holy Catholic church struggles in the West, the Church African (originally part of the oriental Church), finds the leaves of growth regaining the light of day, bursting thought the concrete of neglect, persecution, and heresies of the Vandals, and Arians who nearly destroyed the African Church during the AD 400s.


With a April 2011, for all other digital editions street date, Black Saints Mystics, and Holy Folks (The Ancient African Liturgical Church, Vol. I, 4th edition),the 456+ page paperback, ebook, epub (and digital editions) can be ordered through Ingram, or Booklocker.com, Inc. PO Box 2399 Bangor, ME 04402-2399 Fax number: 207-262-5544 for more information. -30-



Thursday-Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary


First Luminous Mystery

Third Section Luminous Mysteries

Fifth Section Luminous Mysteries

 

AFROCENTRIC CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY


Afrocentric Chaplets Divine Mercy moderated by James Wesly Smith,

Daily Afrocentric Chaplet Divine Mercy PT I

Daily Afrocentric Chaplet Divine Mercy PT II

 

Daily Afrocentric Chaplet Divine Mercy PT II

 

Daily Afrocentric Chaplet Divine Mercy PTlII

 




Sunday.Wednesday- Glorious Mysteries Rosary Afrocentric Glorious Mysteries


MONDAY AND SATURDAY- JOYFUL MYSTERIES ROSARY

Joyful Mysteries


Thursday-Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary


First Luminous Mystery

Third Section Luminous Mysteries

Fifth Section Luminous Mysteries

 


TUESDAY/FRIDAY-AFROCENTRIC SORROWFUL MYSTERIES ROSARY, STATIONS OF CROSS


 

 Afrocentric Sorrowful Mysteries Rosary Pt I

 Afrocentric Sorrowful Mysteries Rosary Pt II

 Afrocentric Stations Cross Pt. I

Afrocentric Stations Cross Pt. I I

 

 

     


Afrocentric Chaplets Divine Mercy moderated by James Wesly Smith,

Daily Afrocentric Chaplet Divine Mercy PT I

 

Daily Afrocentric Chaplet Divine Mercy PT II

 

Daily Afrocentric Chaplet Divine Mercy PTlII

 




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THREE OCLOCK PRAYERS

The Miracle Prayer

Lord Jesus, I come before You just as I am. I am sorry for all my sins. I repent of my sins, please forgive me. In Your name, I forgive all others for what they have done against me. I renounce Satan, the evil spirits and all their works. I give You my entire self, Lord Jesus, now and forever. I invite You into my life Jesus. I accept You as my Lord, God and Saviour. Heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, soul and spirit. Come Lord Jesus, cover me with Your Precious Blood and fill me with Your Holy Spirit. I love You Lord Jesus. I Praise You Jesus. I Thank You Jesus. I shall follow You every day of my life. Amen. Mary my Mother, Queen of Peace, all the Angels and Saints, please help me. Amen
Three O'Clock Prayer to the Divine Mercy

You expired, O Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls and an ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us. O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You. Amen
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

For use with Rosary Beads
One Our Father...One Hail Mary...The Apostles' Creed

On the five large beads of the Rosary: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

On the ten small beads: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Conclude with (recited three times): Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world
Prayer to the Divine Mercy

O Lord, behold here before You a soul who exists in this world in order to allow You to exercise Your admirable MERCY and manifest it before heaven and earth. Others may glorify You through their faithfulness and perseverance, thus making evident the power of Your grace. How sweet and generous You are to those who are faithful to You!

Nevertheless, I will glorify You by acquainting others of Your goodness to sinners and by reminding them that Your MERCY is above all malice, that nothing can exhaust it, and that no relapse, no matter how shameful or criminal, should allow the sinner to despair of forgiveness.

I have offended You grievously, O Beloved Redeemer, but it would be still worse if I were to offend You by thinking that You were lacking in goodness to forgive me. I would rather He deprive me of everything else than the TRUST I have in Your Mercy.

Should I fall a hundred times or should my crimes be a hundred times worse that they actually are, I would continue to trust in Your MERCY. Amen
Prayer for Mercy for the Dying

O merciful Jesus, lover of souls, I beseech You, by the agony of Your Most Sacred Heart and by the sorrows of Your Immaculate Mother, wash clean in Your Blood the sinners of the whole world who are now in their final agony, but especially those on their way to eternal damnation and who are to die this day. Heart of Jesus who suffered death's agony, I beg You have mercy on these poor souls. Amen.
Prayer for Mercy for the Souls in Purgatory

Eternal Father, I offer You the most precious blood of Your Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, for those in my own home and within my own family. Amen.
Prayer For A Lonely Soul

Jesus, Friend of a lonely heart, You are my haven, You are my peace. You are my salvation, You are my serenity in moments of struggle and amidst an ocean of doubts. You are the bright ray that lights up the path of my life. You are everything to a lonely soul even though it remains silent. You know the weaknesses and You comfort and heal, sparing us sufferings. Amen.
Divine Mercy Direct Me

Eternal God, Goodness itself, whose mercy is incomprehensible to every intellect, whether human or angelic, help me, your feeble child, to do Your holy will as You make it known to me. I desire nothing but to fulfill God's desires. Lord, here is my soul and my body, my mind and my will, my heart and all my love. Direct me according to Your eternal plan. Amen.
NOVENA TO THE DIVINE MERCY

Jesus, I Trust in You

"...Jesus instructed me to write down and make before the Feast of Mercy. It begins on Good Friday." #1209 (57) of the Diary of Saint Faustina - Divine Mercy in My Soul.

I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fount of My mercy, that they may draw there from strength and refreshment and whatever graces they need in the hardships of life and, especially, at the hour of death.

On each day you will bring to My Heart a different group of souls, and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy, and I will bring all these souls into the house of My Father. You will do this in this life and in the next. I will deny nothing to any soul whom you will bring to the fount of My mercy. On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My bitter Passion, for graces for these souls."

I answered, "Jesus, I do not know how to make this novena or which souls to bring first into Your Most Compassionate Heart." Jesus replied that He would tell me which souls to bring each day into His Heart.
FIRST DAY

Today, bring to Me all mankind, especially all sinners and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will console Me in the bitter grief into which the loss of souls plunges Me.

Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us and to forgive us, do not look upon our sins, but upon the trust which (58) we place in Your infinite goodness. Receive us all into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart, and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by Your love which unites You to the Father and the Holy Spirit.

Oh omnipotence of Divine Mercy,
Salvation of sinful people,
You are a sea of mercy and compassion;
You aid those who entreat You with humility.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon all mankind and especially upon poor sinners, all enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, show us Your mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence of Your mercy forever and ever. Amen.
SECOND DAY

Today, bring to Me the souls of priests and religious, and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy. It was they who gave Me the strength to endure My bitter Passion. Through them, as through channels, My mercy flows out upon Mankind.

Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your grace in us, that we may perform worthy works of mercy, and that all who see us may glorify the Father of Mercy who is in heaven.

The fountain of God's love
Dwells in pure hearts,
Bathed in the Sea of Mercy,
Radiant as stars, bright as the dawn.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gave (59) upon the company {of chosen ones} in Your vineyard-- upon the souls of priests and religious, and endow them with the strength of Your blessing. For the love of the Heart of Your Son, in which they are enfolded, impart to them Your power and light, that they may be able to guide others in the way of salvation, and with one voice sing praise to Your boundless mercy for ages without end. Amen.
THIRD DAY

Today bring to Me all devout and faithful souls, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought Me consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were that drop of consolation in the midst of an ocean of bitterness.

Most Merciful Jesus, from the treasury of Your mercy, You impart Your graces in great abundance to each and all. Receive us into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by that most wondrous love for the heavenly Father with which Your Heart burns so fiercely.

The miracles of mercy are impenetrable.
Neither the sinner nor just one will fathom them.
When You cast upon us an eye of pity,
You draw us all closer to Your love.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon faithful souls, as upon the inheritance of Your Son. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, grant them Your blessing and surround them with Your constant protection. Thus may they never fail in love or lose the treasure of the holy faith, but rather, with all the hosts of Angels and Saints, may they glorify Your boundless mercy for endless ages. Amen.
FOURTH DAY

Today bring to Me the pagans and those who do not yet know me. I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My Heart. Immerse them in the ocean of My mercy.

Most Compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of pagans who as yet do not know You. Let the rays of Your grace enlighten them that they, too, together with us, may extol Your wonderful mercy; and do not let them escape from the abode which is Your Most Compassionate Heart.

May the light of Your love
Enlighten the souls in darkness;
Grant that these souls will know You
And, together with us, praise Your mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of pagans and of those who as yet do not know You, but who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Draw them to the light of the Gospel. These souls do not know what great happiness it is to love You. Grant that they, too, may extol the generosity of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.
FIFTH DAY

Today bring to Me the souls of heretics and schismatics, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart; that is, My Church. As they return to unity with the Church, My wounds heal, and in this way they alleviate My Passion.

Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself. You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of heretics and schismatics. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them, escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to adore the generosity of Your mercy.

(61) Even for those who have torn the garment of Your unity,
A fount of mercy flows from Your Heart.
The omnipotence of Your mercy, Oh God,
Can lead these souls also out of error.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of heretics and schismatics, who have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces by obstinately persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of Your own Son and upon His bitter Passion, which He underwent for their sake, since they, too, are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Bring it about that they also may glorify Your great mercy for endless ages. Amen.
SIXTH DAY

Today bring to Me the meek and humble souls and the souls of little children, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony, I saw them as earthly Angels, who would keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. Only the humble souls is able to receive My grace. I favor humble souls with My confidence.

(62) Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said "Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of Heart." Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all heaven into ecstasy, and they are the heavenly Father's favorites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God himself takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy.

A truly gentle and humble soul
Already here on earth the air of paradise breathes,
And in the fragrance of her humble heart
The Creator Himself delights.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek and humble souls, and upon the souls of little children, who are enfolded in the abode which is the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love you bear these souls and by the delight You take in them; bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the praises of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.
SEVENTH DAY

Today bring to Me the souls who especially venerate and glorify My mercy, and immerse them in My mercy. these souls sorrowed most over My Passion and entered most deeply into My Spirit. They are living images of My Compassionate Heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life. Not one of them will go into the fire of hell. I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death.

(63) Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol and venerate the greatness of Your mercy. these souls are might with the very power of God Himself. In the midst of all afflictions and adversities they go forward, confident of Your mercy. These souls are united to Jesus and carry all mankind on their shoulders. These souls will not be judged severely, but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life.

A soul who praises the goodness of her Lord
Is especially loved by Him.
She is always close to the living fountain
And draws graces from Mercy Divine.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who glorify and venerate Your greatest attribute, that of Your fathomless mercy, and who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls are a living Gospel; their hands are full of deeds of mercy and their spirit, overflowing with joy, sings a canticle of mercy to You, O Most High! I beg You O God; Show them Your mercy according to the hope and trust they have placed in You. Let there be accomplished in them the promises of Jesus, who said to them, I Myself will defend as My own glory, during their lifetime, and especially at the hour of their death, those souls who will venerate My fathomless mercy.
EIGHTH DAY

Today bring to Me the souls who are in the prison of Purgatory, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly loved by Me. They are making retribution to My justice. It is in your power to bring them relief. Draw all the indulgences from the treasure (64) of My church and offer them on their behalf. Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer, you would continually offer for them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My justice.

Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy, so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You, and yet, who must make retribution to Your justice. May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of the purifying fire, that in that place, too, the power of Your mercy may be praised.

From the terrible heat of the cleansing fire
Rises a plaint to Your mercy,
And they receive comfort, refreshment, relief
In the stream of mingled Blood and Water

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls suffering in Purgatory, who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. I beg You, by the sorrowful Passion of Jesus Your Son, and by all the bitterness with which His most sacred Soul was flooded, manifest Your mercy to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny. Look upon them in no other way than through the Wounds of Jesus. Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and compassion.
NINTH DAY

Today bring to Me souls who have become lukewarm, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: "Father, take this cup away fro Me, if it be Your will." For them, the last hope (65) of salvation is to flee to My mercy.

Most Compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pour love let these tepid souls, who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your love; and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power.

Fire and ice cannot be joined;
Either the fire dies, or the ice melts
But by Your mercy, O God,
You can make up for all that is lacking.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls, who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three-hour agony on the Cross; Let them too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy...

O day of eternity, O day so long desired,
With thirst and longing, my eyes search you out.
Soon love will tear the veil asunder,
And you will be my salvation.

O day most beautiful, moment incomparable,
When for the first time I shall see my God,
The Bridegroom of my soul and Lord of lords,
And fear will not restrain my soul.

O day most solemn, O day of brightness,
When the soul will know God in His omnipotence
And down totally in His love,
Knowing the miseries of exile are o'er.

O happy day, O blessed day,
When my heart will burn for You with fire eternal.
For even now I feel Your presence, though through the veil.
Through life and death, O Jesus, You are my rapture and delight.

O day, of which I dreamed through all my life,
Waiting long for You, O God,
For it is You alone whom I desire.
You are the one and only of my heart; all else is naught.

O day of delight, day of eternal bliss,
God of great majesty, my beloved Spouse,
You know that nothing will satisfy a virgin heart.
On Your tender Heart I rest my brow.

MedjugorjeInspirationals] Medjugorje Day By Day June 20 - GIVE ME ALL YOUR PROBLEMS

"In Mary's virginal womb the Sacred Heart of Jesus was fashioned beneath her own heart and commenced to beat in unison with it. And there, in that first-ever tabernacle of the real presence, began the admirable alliance that would never end—the covenant of love and collaboration between the Eucharistic Heart of the Redeemer and the Immaculate Heart of Mary" (Fr. Richard Foley, S.J.).

Mother Teresa
"The Eucharist is connected with the Passion. If Jesus had not established the Eucharist we would have forgotten the crucifixion. It would have faded into the past and we would have forgotten that Jesus loved us. There is a saying that to be far away from the eyes is to be far away from the heart.

Meditations by Padre Pio -
Father, I feel unworthy to receive Holy Communion, I am unworthy!" Reply; "it is true, we are not worthy of such a gift, but it is one thing to receive unworthily in the state of mortal sin and another to be unworthy. We are all unworthy; but it is He who invites us, and He who desires it. Let us humble ourselves and receive Him with our hearts full of love" )LdP,55).


Archbishop Fulton Sheen
"Though He Who was rich became poor for our sake, yet He would not be an earthly king by force. A poor blind man could stop Him on the roadway to be cured of his blindness, but not all the masses with their universal acclaim and suffrage could make Him king. Then He laid His finger on their error, `You seek Me not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were satisfied' (John 6: 26). They sought Him not for the higher part of their being, but for their stomachs; not for His morality, but for their economics; not for His saving grace, but because of the dormancy of the spiritual in their souls."

Beware of those who promise the world!

"When loaves are more valued than the Divine Power Which multiplied them; when streams are more admired than the fountains that produced them, the world will accept any kind of a king who promises bread and plenty."

St. Faustina's diary http://www.marian.org/directory_flash.html -
Today, I took part in a one-day retreat. When I was at the last conference, the priest was speaking of how much the world needs God's mercy, and that this seems to be a special time when people have great need of prayer and God's mercy. Then I heard a voice in my soul: These words are for you. Do all you possibly can for this work of My mercy. I desire that My mercy be worshiped, and I am giving mankind the last hope of salvation; that is, recourse to My mercy. My Heart rejoices in this feast. After these words, I understood that nothing can dispense me from the obligation which the Lord demands from me. (998)
Let the glory and praise to The Divine Mercy rise from every creature throughout all ages and times. (1005)

Praise and glory be to You, O Holy Trinity, Eternal God. May the mercy springing from Your very bowels protect us from Your just anger. Let the praise of Your incomprehensible mercy resound everywhere. All Your works bear the seal of Your unfathomable mercy, O God. (1007)

MEDJUGORJE DAY BY DAY

These thoughts for a day are taken from a daily meditation book based on the Messages of Our Lady of Medjugorje by Father Richard J. Beyer, Ave Maria Press.
JUNE 20 - GIVE ME ALL YOUR PROBLEMS The anniversary of the Medjugorje apparitions (JUNE 25) seems to be very important to Our Lady, for she begins preparing us for it days in advance. For instance, on this day in 1985, she said:
Dear children, for the coming feast day, I wish to call you to open your hearts to the Master of all hearts. Give me all your problems and worries! I want to comfort you in all your trials. Truly, I wish to fill you with peace, joy, and love for God (Weekly Message JUNE 20,1985).

St Peter speaks of the good fruit which trials can bear:

In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith being more precious than gold that, through perishable is tested by fire may be found to result in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed (1 Pt 1:6-7).

Reflections:

Problems and trials are a part of life, of course, but there are several ways of dealing with them.

Rather than holding onto them through worry and fear, Our Lady asks us to, "Give me all your problems and worries," a way of saying "Let go, and let God." This trusting surrender to the Lord of our problems is the spirit behind this passage by St. Francis de Sales

Do not look forward to the trials and crosses of this life with dread and fear. Rather, look to them with full confidence that, as they arise, God, to whom you belong, will deliver you from them.

He has guided and guarded you thus far in life. Do you but hold fast to his dear hand and he will lead you safely through all trials. Whenever you cannot stand, he will carry you lovingly in his arms.

Application:

Offer this prayer by St. Francis whenever you feel burdened with problems


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Urgent Message to Carlos Lopez Feb.8,2012


Message from Our Blessed Mother to Carlos Lopez February 8, 2012 St. Brunos Church, San Bruno, CA


Dear children, Praised be Jesus!


I come this night as the Immaculate Conception and Patroness of this great nation of the United States of America.


I come with urgency to ask you to pray, pray, pray. My little ones, Satan is trying to destroy my plans; therefore, I desire that with a spirit of humility, faith and trust, you listen well to what I come to ask you.


I desire that each one of you do penance and fast; the fast should be with bread and water every Friday. I desire that after each Communion you pray 3 Hail Mary’s for my intentions that I have for this nation. I desire that you consecrate (everyday) to my Immaculate Heart this country that I love with a profound love.


Satan believes that he is winning the battle, but in the depth and intimacy of my Immaculate Heart I am winning the battle. Listen to my pleas and put into practice each one of my requests. If you do, I will be able to help you.


Dear children, thank you for having accepted my message of this night. I bless you in a special way. Do not be afraid for I am with you. If you obey me you will see the triumph of my Immaculate Heart.


I thank my beloved priests and deacon who helped me this night. May the peace of Almighty God be with all of you.


In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.


Our Lady said: If someone, due to illness cannot fast, let them offer me any sacrifice that day.


FR. MELVIN DOUCETTE


Friday, February 10, 2012


“My Flesh is True Food”


Dear Friends,


Below you will read the passage from St. John‘s Gospel 6:52-59.


The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever.” These things he said while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.


(Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to Father Melvin. Jesus gave him the message that follows.)


“I call you, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters scattered all over the world, to come to believe that I am truly present in the Eucharist. When I taught the people about the Eucharist, I stressed the fact that after consecration they are eating My flesh and drinking My blood. Yes, it is no longer bread and wine, but My flesh and My blood. You who are of age to understand and to receive the Eucharist must take My words in this passage of the Bible to heart. If you do not eat the Eucharist, you do not have eternal life in you. If you eat My flesh and drink My blood then I come and live in you and if I live in you, then you have truly eternal life and you will be in heaven one day. The Eucharist is My greatest gift to you because it is the gift of Myself. I bless you all.”


Father Melvin


Thursday, February 09, 2012


“I am the Bread of Life”


Dear Friends,


I am the Living Bread


The Jews murmured about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven,” and they said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph? Do we not know his father and mother? Then how can he say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Stop murmuring among yourselves. No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him, and I will raise him on the last day. It is written in the prophets: ‘They shall all be taught by God.’


Everyone who listens to my Father and learns from him comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died; this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” (John 6:41-51)


Last evening I was at the Acadian Museum in Miscouche near Summe


(Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus gave him this message.)


“I love you, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters spread throughout the world. I have given you the greatest gift I could give you, namely Myself. I am the Bread of Life and anyone who eats this bread will live forever. The Bread of Life is the Eucharist, which I celebrated with My Apostles on Holy Thursday. I took bread and wine and changed them into My Body and Blood and gave these to My Apostles to eat and drink. They did so and they were united to Me in a very special way.


I want all those, who believe in Me and have repented of their sins, to come and receive Me in the Holy Eucharist as often as possible. Holy Mass is offered every day in most parishes and the priest who has received the power to consecrate the bread and wine into My Body and Blood prepares this gift for you. Come and eat My flesh and My blood and I will live in your heart at all times. Remember that the Eucharist is the gift of Myself to you. Through the Eucharist you are united to Me and I will help you and guide you all the days of your life. Believe in the great miracle of the Eucharist and come often to adore Me in the Blessed Sacrament. I love you all.”


Father Melvin


Wednesday, February 08, 2012


The Bread of Life


Dear Friends,


Below you will find the passage from the Gospel of St. John 6:34-40. Jesus said to the crowd, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst. But I told you that although you have seen me, you do not believe. Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and I will not reject anyone who comes to me, because I came down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me. And this is the will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything of what he gave me, but that I should raise it on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him on the last day.” v Last evening I went to our Parish Church for one hour of adoration. The Blessed Sacrame


(Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to Father Melvin. This is the message Jesus gave him.)


“As I bless you, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters living in every part of the world, I call you all to believe in Me with all your heart. So many today are losing their faith because they do not put it in practice. I want you all to go to church at least every Sunday. I call you to believe that I am the Bread of Life. When the Jews were in the desert, I gave them manna to eat and this manna was a foretaste of what I would give you during My stay on earth with you. I gave you Myself as food and drink.


As you know I took bread and spoke the words, ‘This is My Body,‘and then gave it to the Apostles to eat. What they ate was My flesh under the appearance of bread. Then I took the chalice filled with wine and I said, ‘This is the chalice of My Blood,‘ and I gave the chalice to the Apostles to drink. They drank My Blood. So I am truly present under the species of bread and wine. Believe these words.”


Father Melvin


Medjugorje Day By Day June 19 - LET PEACE RULE

Pope Benedict XVI wrote of the Most Holy Eucharist, "The One whom we adore—as I was saying—is not some distant power. He has knelt down before us to wash our feet. And that gives to our adoration the quality of being unforced, adoration in joy and in hope, because we are bowing down to enter into a love that does not make slaves of us but transforms us. So let us ask the Lord that he may grant us to understand this and to rejoice in it and that this understanding and this joy may spread out from this day far and wide into our country and our everyday life" (God is Near Us).

"This Sacrament being a mystery of faith, we must believe firmly that Jesus Christ is really present in the Holy Eucharist, and that He is living and glorious there as in heaven" (St. John Vianney).

Mother Teresa
And the only way you can get through is knowing through prayer and reflection that God is with you through it all. "Jesus I trust in you."

Meditations by Padre Pio -

My children, we can never prepare ourselves too much for Holy Communion (AP).

Archbishop Fulton Sheen
They misunderstood the King in their midst

"Jesus fed bread to the multitudes in the desert. Having fed the hungry masses, they `sought to make Him king' (John 6: 15). It is ever in the human heart, when it loses its love of the spiritual, to worship those who promise full stomachs or economic power. They wished to make Jesus king in opposition to all the kings of the earth; instead of surrendering themselves to Him and His sublime doctrine about sin and redemption, they willed to have Him submit to them. They did not want to be drawn up to Him, but to draw Him down to them. However sincere and enthusiastic they were, they were, nevertheless, bent on pulling Divinity down to the level of the human."

St. Faustina's diary http://www.marian.org/directory_flash.html -
O most sweet Jesus, who have deigned to allow miserable me to gain a knowledge of Your unfathomable mercy; O most sweet Jesus, who have graciously demanded that I tell the whole world of Your incomprehensible mercy, this day I take into my hands the two rays that spring from Your merciful Heart; that is, the Blood and the Water; and I scatter them all over the globe so that each soul may receive Your mercy and, having received it, may glorify it for endless ages. O most sweet Jesus who, in Your incomprehensible kindness, has deigned to unite my wretched heart to Your most merciful Heart, it is with Your own Heart that I glorify God, our Father, as no soul has ever glorified Him before. (836)
MEDJUGORJE DAY BY DAY

These thoughts for a day are taken from a daily meditation book based on the Messages of Our Lady of Medjugorje by Father Richard J. Beyer, Ave Maria Press.
JUNE 19 - LET PEACE RULE
The Blessed Mother speaks of peace today:

Dear children, today I invite you to peace. As the Queen of Peace I have come to deepen within you my motherly peace. Dear children, I love you and I wish that all of you experience God's peace which enriches every heart. I invite you to become carriers and witnesses of my peace to this unpeaceful world. Let peace rule over all the earth, which is devoid of peace and yet longs for it. I bless you with a mother's blessing (Monthly Message July 25, 1990),

St. Peter also urges us to seek peace:

Those who desire life and desire to see good days, let them keep their tongues from evil and their lips form speaking deceit; let them turn away from evil and do good; let them seek peace and pursue it (1 Pt 3:10-11).

Reflection:

To be truly at peace we must put our lives and talents to use in serving God and our neighbor in the service of love. The prizes that the world values money, fame, or pleasure never truly satisfy. God never allows even one human being whom he has created to be content with anything short of himself. As St. Augustine wrote, "Our hearts are restless until they rest in thee." And so Our Lady reminds us that peace is a gift" which only God gives and which enriches every heart." This is the peace that comes from purpose in our lives, from loving and serving God and neighbor.

Application:

Today, pray that through your life, talents, and prayers, you may become, as Our Lady says, "a carrier and witness of my peace to this unpeaceful world.

Medjugorje Day BY Day June 17 - MANY ARE SEEKING MONEY

"[Jesus in the Holy Eucharist] asks my for nothing but love . . . . He is so
much in love with my heart that He makes me burn with His divine fire, with
the fire of His love . . . . I often ask myself if any people exist who do not
feel their breast burning with divine fire, especially when they are close to
Him in the Blessed Sacrament" (St. Padre Pio).

Mother Teresa
Everything is God's to give and to take away, so share what you've been given, and that includes yourself.

Meditations by Padre Pio -

The Heart of our divine Master has no law more loveable than that of gentleness, humility and charity (CE,11).

Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Promises of materials turns into imprisonment of self

"Communism swept one-third of the world into the grasp of the Iron Bear simple because it promised pie in the sky after hatred had overthrown the existing order. The great fallacy of all revolutionary movements is that the value of great lives is nullified, either through persecution or character assassination, in the interests of fallacious promises and illusory hopes. Our world is slow to learn that those who turn out the lights of Heaven, bay that very act turn out the lights earth. Influences are born of moral stamina but promises, like spider webs, are woven from the bellies of materialism."

St. Faustina's diary http://www.marian.org/directory_flash.html -
During Holy Mass, I was so enveloped in the great interior fire of God's love and the desire to save souls that I do not know how to express it. I feel I am all aflame. I shall fight all evil with the weapon of mercy. I am being burned up by the desire to save souls. I traverse the world's length and breadth and venture as far as its ultimate limits and its wildest lands to save souls. I do this through prayer and sacrifice. I want every soul to glorify the mercy of God, for each one experiences the effects of that mercy on himself. The Saints in heaven worship the mercy of the Lord. I want to worship it even now, here on earth, and to spread devotion to it in the way that God demands of me.... (745)

The mercy of the Lord is praised by the holy souls in heaven who have themselves experienced that infinite mercy. What these souls do in heaven, I already will begin to do here on earth. I will praise God for His infinite goodness, and I will strive to bring other souls to know and glorify the inexpressible and incomprehensible mercy of God. (753)

MEDJUGORJE DAY BY DAY

These thoughts for a day are taken from a daily meditation book based on the Messages of Our Lady of Medjugorje by Father Richard J. Beyer, Ave Maria Press.
JUNE 17 - MANY ARE SEEKING MONEY
The Gospa expresses a special concern to Mirjana:

Right now many are greatly seeking money not only in the parish, but throughout the world. Woe to those who seek to exploit those who are coming here, and blessed are those who have been exploited (Special Message March 18, 1985).

And in Mark's gospel, Jesus encounters a rich young man:

Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, "You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me." When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions. Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!" (Mk 10:21-23).

Reflection:

There was a barrier keeping the young man out of the kingdom: his love of money. Perhaps it represented his self-respect, accomplishments, or family name. Whatever the reason, money had become his first priority.

Why did Jesus feel it was hard for the rich to enter heaven? Perhaps because the wealthy have most of their basic physical needs met, and thus often become self-reliant rather than reliant of God. Perhaps Jesus knew that money can be a salve to dull the pain that was meant to draw them to God. Ironically, in their wealth, the rich can suffer the truest poverty, the absence of God in their lives.

Christ explained that in the world to come, the values of this world will be reversed. Those who seek status and importance here will have none in heaven, and vice versa. It is important, then, to begin to live heaven's values while still on earth.

Application:

In prayer today give Our Lady your money and possessions, asking her to help you use them unselfishly and wisely.

Medjugorje Day By Day June 18 - NOW IS THE TIME

"O wealth of the poor, how admirably You know how to sustain souls! And
without their seeing such great wealth, You show it to them little by little.
When I behold majesty as extraordinary as this concealed in something as small as the Host, it happens afterward that I marvel at wisdom so wonderful, and I
fail to know how the Lord gives me courage or strength to approach Him. If He
who has granted, and still does grant me so many favors, did not give this
strength, it would be impossible to conceal the fact or resist shouting aloud
marvels so great" (St. Teresa of Avila).

Mother Teresa
Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. Be happy now and if you show through your actions that you love others, including those who are poorer than you, you'll give them happiness, too. It doesn't take much - it can be just giving a smile. The world would be a much better place if everyone smiled more. So smile, be cheerful, be joyous that God loves you

Meditations by Padre Pio -
My Jesus, my sweetness, how can I live without You? Come always, My Jesus, come; You alone take possession of my heart (AD,54).


Archbishop Fulton Sheen -
If you want freedom, exercise your free will as God wills

"People talk most about their health when they are sick, and most about liberty when they are in danger of losing it. Despite all the pleas for liberty, it must be remembered that every flight from responsibility is a flight from liberty and every denial of personal guilt is also a denial of freedom."

No matter what excuses, we didn't just fall off the cabbage truck!

"Cabbages cannot do wrong, though they have heads; calculators cannot commit sin, though they can do many things which seem to emulate human thought. Perhaps it is the very burden of responsibility which flows from free choice that makes so many human beings ready to surrender their great gift of freedom. This also explains the search for someone to whom they can commit their choice, who do their thinking for them and relieve them of the awful burden of the consequences of their free decisions. This search for someone to whom neurotic minds can commit themselves explains the comparatively facile surrender of so many to totalitarianism in our day and age."

St. Faustina's diary http://www.marian.org/directory_flash.html -
O most sweet Jesus, who have deigned to allow miserable me to gain a knowledge of Your unfathomable mercy; O most sweet Jesus, who have graciously demanded that I tell the whole world of Your incomprehensible mercy, this day I take into my hands the two rays that spring from Your merciful Heart; that is, the Blood and the Water; and I scatter them all over the globe so that each soul may receive Your mercy and, having received it, may glorify it for endless ages. O most sweet Jesus who, in Your incomprehensible kindness, has deigned to unite my wretched heart to Your most merciful Heart, it is with Your own Heart that I glorify God, our Father, as no soul has ever glorified Him before. (836)
MEDJUGORJE DAY BY DAY

These thoughts for a day are taken from a daily meditation book based on the Messages of Our Lady of Medjugorje by Father Richard J. Beyer, Ave Maria Press.
JUNE 18 - NOW IS THE TIME

The following was given to the locutionist Marijana:

My angel, pray for unbelievers. People will tear their hair, brother will plead with brother, they will curse their past lives lived without God. They will repent, but it will be too late. Now is the time for conversion. I have been calling you for the past four years. Pray for them. Invite everyone to pray the rosary (Special Message August 15, 1985).

IN equally strong language, Jesus urges readiness for his second coming:

For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son Of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, so too will be the coming of the Son of Man. Then two will be in the field; one will be left. Two women will be grinding meal together; one will be taken and one will be left. Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming (Mt 24:37-42).

Reflection:

"Now is the time of conversion," the Madonna says today, echoing the words of Jesus in the gospels. Of course the bet reason for converting or deepening our faith is out of love for God, but some may need the impetus of the warnings of Christ and his Mother today. How one comes to faith is as unique as each individual.

The British educator F. H, Drinkwater tells the story of Ira Dutton, born on a farm in Vermont, a teen-age dropout from school, and an enlistee in the northern army when the Civil War broke out. Eventually promoted to officer's rank, he was twenty-two when the war ended.

From there he began the tragic downward spiral of alcoholism. For years he led a kind of double life, sober in the daytime, but drunk and carousing at night, until that time when the disease entered its final, terminal stage. At this juncture he experienced through the grace of God, a life-changing conversion and a miraculous healing of his alcoholism.

At the age of forty, he was received into the Catholic Church and changed his first name to Joseph. Two years later he read about Fr. Damien and determined to go and help him with the lepers. When he met Damien on the beach of Molokai in 1886, he told him he wanted no special treatment: "I wish only to serve my fellow man." Fr. Damien already had leprosy, and in another few moments was dead. Brother Joseph lived for another forty years on Nolokai, devoting himself to the care of lepers until his own death in 1926.

Application:

In prayer today, abandon yourself again to Our Lady, asking for the grace of deep conversion.

Medjugorje Day By Day June 16 - THE MASS

St. Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church, Italy (1195-1231)
"Anthony was a friend of St. Francis and became a Franciscan priest. He was a great preacher on the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and told everyone he met about his love for Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. St. Anthony was also known as a great miracle worker who loved the poor and sick people very much. Wherever he went, St. Anthony performed many miracles to help feed the poor, heal the sick, and care for the needy. He is known as a great Doctor of the Church, patron of the poor, and finder of the lost" (Adoration for Children).

Mother Teresa
Many people think that having money makes you happy. I think it must be harder to be happy if you are wealthy because you may find it difficult to see God; you'll have too many other things to think about. However, if God has given you this gift of wealth, then use it for His purpose - help others, help the poor, create jobs, give work to others. Don't waste your wealth. Having food, a home, dignity, freedom, health and an education are all of God's gifts too, which is why we must help those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Meditations by Padre Pio -

During the rioting of the passions and adverse events, keep in mind the dear hope of His unlimited mercy. Let us run with confidence to the tribunal of penance, where He waits for you at all times with the anxiety of a father; and although we are conscious of our debt towards Him, let us not doubt the solemn pardon of our sins. Let us bury them as our Lord has done (CE,18).

Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Those who trust in God will avoid the venom of the serpent

"The unfortunate characteristics of our day is that propaganda has taken the place of personal influence. Politics has become so primary in modern life, that the masses are more moved by promises than by fulfillments."

St. Faustina's diary http://www.marian.org/directory_flash.html -
Eternal Truth, give me a ray of Your light that I may come to know You, O Lord, and worthily glorify Your infinite mercy. And at the same time, grant me to know myself, the whole abyss of misery that I am. (727)

During the meditation on creation... at a certain point, my soul became closely united to its Lord and Creator. In this union, I recognized the purpose and destiny of my life. My purpose is to become closely united to God through love, and my destiny is to praise and glorify God's mercy. The Lord has allowed me to know and experience this in a distinct and even physical way. I become lost in admiration when I recognize and experience this incomprehensible love of God with which God loves me. Who is God - and what am I? I cannot meditate on this any further. Only love can understand this meeting of two spirits, namely, God-who-is-Spirit and the soul-who-is-creature. The more I know Him, the more completely with all the strength of my being I drown in Him. (729)

MEDJUGORJE DAY BY DAY

These thoughts for a day are taken from a daily meditation book based on the Messages of Our Lady of Medjugorje by Father Richard J. Beyer, Ave Maria Press.
JUNE 16 - THE MASS
Of the Mass, Our Lady says:

Dear children, I am calling you to more attentive prayer and to greater participation in the Mass. I wish your Mass to be an experience of God (Weekly Message May 16, 1985).

Jesus also speaks of the Eucharist, the living bread:

I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down form heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh (Jan 6:48-51).

Reflection:

Stories continue to come out of China, from time to time, of the heroic efforts of the few remaining bishops and priests to keep the faith alive and nourish the underground church. One such story tells of a priest who lives and works as a coolie. By means of prearranged sign language, he gets messages around of where he is to be found usually at the corner of a local market selling soap. Customers who, like the early Christians, give a secret sign, are given a piece of soap, between the wrappings of which is hidden a small consecrated host.

The Chinese Catholic takes his purchase home and usually, after a short family service, receives communion. Clearly the most exalted gift of Christ is his very body and blood in the Eucharist. St. Ambrose wrote of the miracle: "Christ is food for me; Christ is drink for me; the flesh of God is food for me, the blood of God is drink for me. Christ is ministered to me daily."

Application:

For reflection today: Do you prepare for the Mass? Do you participate in the responses and singing? Do you spend a few minutes in thanksgiving afterwards? How can you enter more deeply into the Eucharist?


Holy Love June 17,2011


June 17, 2011
Public


"I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."


"When you give Me your complete trust, it is as though you have given Me a priceless gift. In your trust is your surrender to My Father's Will in the present moment. Yes, trust is the scale upon which your surrender is weighed."


"Trust crowns your petitions in such a beautiful and simplistic way that I cannot resist answering your prayers to please you. Trust is like a precious jewel set in the middle of a plain and ordinary piece of jewelry. Trust edifies, beautifies and makes the common prayer regal."


"Pray for trust, and you will be led deeper into this beautifying virtue."

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June 17, 2011
Friday Service - For all those falsely accused within society, governments and within Church circles; that all calumnies are exposed by truth


Jesus is here. He has the Holy Spirit directly in front of His Heart. He says: "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."


"My brothers and sisters, with Holy Boldness proclaim the Messages of Holy and Divine Love. They are scripturally sound. They embrace the gospel and embody the Ten Commandments. You must be My present day apostles. Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you and guide you."


"Tonight I'm extending to you My Blessing of Divine Love."

Holy Love Ministries
Maranatha Spring and Shrine



1st message to Littlest of servants June 19,2011


The FATHER OF ALL MANKIND speaks to HIS children
littlest of servants June 19,2011

The
GREATEST MASTERPIECE OF MY CREATION IS THE SOUL. I create a soul for
each person at the moment of their conception. That SOUL is the
GREATEST MASTERPIECE IN THE UNIVERSE. IT IS THE GREATEST BECAUSE THE
SOUL IS MADE IN THE IMAGE OF ITS CREATOR. IT IS MADE IN MY IMAGE!!!
THE IMAGE OF YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER.

Each SOUL then is most precious in
MY EYES. Each PERSON'S SOUL WILL NOT DIE BUT WILL LIVE FOREVER. I
DESIRE that upon a person's death when the SOUL leaves the body that
it joins its FATHER IN HEAVEN FOR ALL OF ETERNITY. THIS IS WHAT YOUR
FATHER IN HEAVEN DESIRES FOR YOU. THAT YOUR FINAL DESTINATION BE
HEAVEN AND TO KNOW FULLY AND ENJOY THE GREAT LOVE THAT YOUR FATHER HAS
FOR YOU.

I, HOWEVER, HAVE GIVEN YOU A FREE WILL AND IT IS BECAUSE OF
THAT FREE WILL IT WILL BE YOU WHO WILL DECIDE WHERE YOUR SOUL WILL
SPEND ETERNITY. I SENT MY SON TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO TO REDEEM ALL
MANKIND AND LEAD THEM HOME TO ME. HE IS THE ONLY WAY TO YOUR FATHER.
THERE IS NO OTHER WAY!!! IT BY THE EXERCISE OF YOUR FREE WILL TO
EITHER REJECT OR ACCEPT MY SON THAT WILL DETERMINE YOUR SOUL'S FINAL
DESTINATION. IF YOU REJECT MY SON YOU WILL HAVE REJECTED ME BECAUSE
THE SON AND I ARE ONE. UPON DEATH THE SOUL, HAVING REJECTED ITS
FATHER, WILL ENTER HELL FOR ALL OF ETERNITY.

THE PERSON WHO ACCEPTS MY
SON ACCEPTS THE ONE THAT SENT HIM AND UPON DEATH THAT PERSON'S SOUL
WILL ENTER THE GATES OF HEAVEN TO ENJOY THE LOVE OF THE FATHER FOR ALL
ETERNITY. MY CHILDREN I LOVE WAY BEYOND YOUR CAPACITY TO COMPREHEND
AND MY MOST SACRED HEART LONGS FOR YOU. AS MUCH AS I LOVE YOU, AS MUCH
AS I WANT YOU TO COME HOME TO YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN, AS MUCH AS MY
MOST SACRED HEART LONGS FOR YOU, I WILL NOT VIOLATE YOUR FREE WILL. IT
IS YOUR CHOICE. I WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH THAT CHOICE.

I WILL HOWEVER,
NEVER TIRE OF CALLING OUT TO YOU THROUGH MY SON, MY HOLY SPIRIT, AND
MY DAUGHTER WHO IS THE MOTHER OF MY SON AND YOUR MOTHER. ON THIS
FATHER 'S DAY IT IS YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN, THE FATHER OF ALL MANKIND,
THE MOST LOVING, MOST TENDER, AND THE GREATEST OF ALL FATHERS WHO IS
CALLING YOU HOME.

I LOVE ALL MY CHILDREN WITH A LOVE THAT BURNS AS A
RAGING FIRE IN MY MOST SACRED HEART. RETURN TO ME MY ARMS ARE WAITING
TO HOLD YOU TIGHT IN MY LOVING EMBRACE. RETURN TO ME BEFORE IT IS TOO
LATE AND YOU HAVEN TAKEN YOUR LAST BREATH. I DO NOT WANT TO LOSE
YOU!!!


YOUR MOST LOVING TENDER
FATHER


2nd Message to Littlest of servants June 19,2011

The Father of All Mankind Speaks to His Children littlest of servants June 19, 2011

I HAVE GIVEN MY CHILDREN THE GREATEST GIFT A FATHER CAN GIVE. MY SON. HE CAME INTO THE WORLD AT MY REQUEST TO RESTORE WHAT HAD BEEN LOST IN THE GARDEN. THE RIGHT OF THEIR CHILDREN TO SEE THEIR FATHER. NOW THAT RIGHT HAS BEEN RESTORED AT THE CRUCIFIX AND MY CHILDREN CAN COME HOME TO THEIR FATHER.A FATHER WHO SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE SENT HIS ONLY SON INTO TO REDEEM IT.

A SON THAT SO LOVED HIS FATHER HE SUFFERED BEYOND HUMAN UNDERSTANDING AT THE CROSS TO BRING THE CHILDREN HOME TO THEIR FATHER. THE FATHER AND THE SON THAT SO LOVED THE WORLD THEY SENT THE HOLY SPIRIT SO THAT THE CHILDREN OF THE FATHER AND OF THE SON MAY FIND THEIR WAY HOME. THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT SO LOVED THE WORLD HE CAME INTO IT SO THAT GRACES WILL BRING LIFE INTO THE HEARTS AND SOULS OF GOD'S CHILDREN.

THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO IS THE BREATH OF LIFE FOR THE WORLD. THE MOST HOLY TRINITY CAME INTO THE WORLD BECAUSE THEY SO LOVED THEIR CHILDREN THEY WANTED ALL TO COME HOME. HOME IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN.


THE MOST HOLY TRINITY FATHER, SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT

Apostolate of the Green Scapular June 16,2011


www.greenscapular.org


MESSAGE FROM JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR
JESUS REQUESTS MORE PRAYER IN HOMES AND CHURCHES TO MITIGATE FUTURE EVENTS AND
ASKS US ALL TO HELP THOSE WHO HAVE LOST SO MUCH (HOME AND JOB)


THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011 @ 11:10 PM


Anna Marie: My Lord may I ask are you Father, Son or Holy Spirit?

Jesus: Beloved one, it is I your Divine Savior, Jesus of Nazareth.

Anna Marie: Dear Jesus, may I ask please, will you bow down and adore God your Eternal Holy Merciful Father,Who is the Alpha and Omega, the Creator of all life of all that is seen and unseen?


Jesus: Yes my dear one, I your Savior Jesus of Mercy will now and always bow down and adore My HolyEternal Merciful Father in Heaven, Who is the great I AM. The giver of all life, seen and unseen.

Anna Marie: Yes my Lord, please speak for your sinful servant is now listening.


Jesus: My dear one, although many citizens in your nation have begun to awaken to the upcoming events,still more than ever, they refuse to listen to the sound of the beating drums. Imminent danger is at your door steps, ready to harm many for the sake of killing innocent others. Prayers have increased by some, yet
others continue in their slumber.

Jesus: Why America, do you refuse to acknowledge the signs that so many have prophesied to you? Why
do you continue in your obstinacy? You refuse to see the state of depravity that your nation is finding itself in. Greed and disobedience to the Father is the reason for your economic losses. Those who have intentionally placed your economic prosperity in this land…….will not go unpunished by the Almighty Hand of the Lord.
You have chosen to enslave your citizens in poverty, loss of employment, loss of hope.


Jesus: For those I am speaking of, who have lost so much over the last few years, I say turn back to your Savior who loves you. Turn back to me and I will help you through your difficult trials. For anyone who has the ability to help those in greater need—you will receive my blessings ten-fold. Give to one another. Help those who have lost much. Go into your communities and serve the least of your people. You can do so in groups, church groups can serve those in need when the “Lost” have no other place to turn to. Be strong my children and pray. Ask my Eternal Father to show you the way. Pray in your homes, pray in your churches.

Let a flood of prayers be received in heaven as an Ocean of Mercy for all citizens of your nation. Every country has enough “PRAYER WARRIORS” to help mitigate the soon, upcoming events of financial, economic, food and natural disasters!


Jesus: Now will you pray? How many hours of your day can you offer your Savior? How many prayers can one person pray to stop the foreseeable tragic events that will surely destroy more lives? Please my children, hearken to your Savior’s request and store up for yourselves Treasures in Heaven because all that you have can be taken from you in a blink of an eye. Go my daughter, and pray now. Pray for peace and mercy on your land, for it will not withstand the great battle of what is yet to come.


Anna Marie: Yes, my Lord; I will. My Lord, do you have a Scripture to accompany this message?


Jesus: Isaias 13, Isaias 15:9, Isaias 16:4, Daniel 10:14, Daniel 11:10-15. That is all.


Anna Marie: Thank you my Lord for your mercy, we all love you, dear Savior and Mother Mary too!


End of Message


ISAIAS 13 (The desolation of Babylon)


1) The burden of Babylon, which Isaias the son of Amos saw.
2) Upon the dark mountain lift ye up a banner, exalt the voice, lift up the hand, and let the rulers go into the gates.
3) I have commanded my sanctified ones, and have called my strong ones in my wrath, them that rejoice in my glory.

4) The noise of a multitude in the mountains, as it were of many people, the noise of the sound of kings, of nations gathered together: the Lord of hosts hath given charge to the troops of war.

5) To them that come from a country afar off, from the end of heaven: the Lord and the instruments of his
wrath, to destroy the whole land.
6) Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is near: it shall come as a destruction from the Lord.
7) Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every heart of man shall melt.
8) And shall be broken. Gripings and pains shall take hold of them, they shall be in pain as a woman in labour.
Every one shall be amazed at his neighbour., their countenances shall be as faces burnt.
9) Behold, the day of the Lord shall come, a cruel day, and full of indignation, and of wrath, and fury, to lay
the land desolate, and to destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
10) For the stars of heaven, and their brightness shall not display their light: the sun shall be darkened in his
rising, and the moon shall not shine with her light.
11) And I will visit the evils of the world, and against the wicked for their iniquity: and I will make the pride of
infidels to cease, and will bring down the arrogancy of the mighty.
12) A man shall be more precious than gold, yea a man than the finest of gold.
13) For this I will trouble the heaven: and the earth shall be moved out of her place, for the indignation of the
Lord of hosts, and for the day of his fierce wrath.
14) And they shall be as a doe fleeing away, and as a sheep: and there shall be none to gather them together:
every man shall turn to his own people, and every one shall flee to his own land.
15) Every one that shall be found, shall be slain: and every one that shall come to their aid, shall fall by the
sword.
16) Their infants shall be dashed in pieces before their eyes: their houses shall be pillaged, and their wives
shall be ravished.
17) Behold I will stir up the Medes against them, who shall not seek silver, nor desire gold.
18) But with their arrows they shall kill the children, and shall have no pity upon the sucklings of the womb,
and their eye shall not spare their sons.
19) And that Babylon, glorious amoung kingdoms, the famous pride of the Chaldeans, shall be even as the
Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.
20) It shall no more be inhabited for ever, and it shall not be founded unto generation and generation: neither
shall the Arabian pitch his tents there, nor shall shepherds rest there.
21) But wild beasts shall rest there, and their houses shall be filled with serpents, and ostriches shall dwell
there, and the hairy ones shall dance there:
22) And owls shall answer one another there, in the houses thereof, and sirens in the temples of pleasure.
ISAIAS 15:9
For the waters of Dibon are filled with blood: for I will bring more upon Dibon: the lion upon them that shall
flee of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land.


ISAIAS 16:4

(The prophet prayeth for Christ’s coming. The affliction of the Moabites for their pride.)
My fugitives shall dwell with thee: O Moab, be thou a covert to them from the face of the destroyer: for the dust is at an end, the wretch is consumed: he hath failed, that trod the earth underfoot.


Message to Sharon Fitzpatrick June 18,2011


SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011 CORE GROUP PRAYING


MY PRECIOUS CHILDREN, I HAVE RECEIVED YOU INTO MY HEART AND YOU TAKE YOUR PLACE IN THAT SPECIAL PLACE OF RESERVE. I GREET YOU THERE WITH JOY AND HOPE AND I EMBRACE YOU WITH A TRUE AND DEEP LOVE.


YOUR CONVERSATION IS TROUBLING AS YOU CONSIDER THE PRIESTS WHO ARE NOT TRUE TO THE TEACHINGS AND TRADITIONS OF THE HOLY CHURCH. YOUR CONVERSATIONS REFLECT THE CONDITION OF THE CHURCH AND THOSE WHO ARE TO SAVE SOULS. DO NOT THINK I AM DISAPPOINTED THAT YOU ARE SO CONCERNED, I FIND THIS TROUBLING TO A GREAT DEGREE AND I AM GRATEFUL THAT YOU SEE AND ARE AWAKE TO THIS SITUATION.

OH DEAR ONES KEEP YOUR CONCERNS AMONGST YOU, BUT DO NOT HESITATE TO SPEAK THE TRUTH, TO UPHOLD THE TRUTH, TO DEFEND THE TRUTH. THOSE PRIESTS WHO HAVE FAILED IN THE TRUTH, SHALL FIND THEMSELVES HUMBLED BEFORE JESUS AND THEIR PRIDE SHALL EITHER DISSIPATE OR CRUSH THEM. PRAY THAT AS THEY ARE GIVEN THE ACT OF GOD'S MERCY, AND THEY SEE WHAT THEY HAVE DONE AND FAILED TO DO, THEY WILL CRY OUT TO MY SON FOR FORGIVENESS AND MERCY.


IT IS SO IMPERATIVE THAT YOU YOURSELVES ARE IN JOY AND HOPE. YOU MUST NOT BE INFLUENCED BY FEAR. FEAR COMES FROM LACK OF FAITH AND YOU ARE NOW THE EXAMPLE FOR ALL IN UNITY. IT DOES NOT MATTER THE CROSS EACH CARRIES, BUT HOW YOU CARRY THE CROSS. EACH ONE HAS BEEN GIVEN WHAT YOU CAN CARRY AND YOU MUST REMEMBER YOU DO NOT CARRY THE WEIGHT ALONE. YOU MY CHILDREN WERE CHOSEN TO INFLUENCE OTHERS THAT THEY TRUST COMPLETELY AND RESIDE WITH A DEEP FAITH THAT CANNOT BE SHAKEN. I TELL YOU THAT THIS WILL REQUIRE A GREAT GRACE AND MY LOVES YOU HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF RECEIVING THIS GRACE.


AS YOU WATCH GOD'S HAND COME ACROSS YOUR NATION, YOU WITNESS THE DEVASTATION AND DISTRESS, YET THE CHURCHES REMAIN EMPTY WITH NO ONE DRAWING THE WRETCHED FROM THEIR SIN INTO GRACE.. THOSE WHO SPEAK OF GOD'S GOODNESS ARE FEW AS THEY ARE SPARED. EVERYTHING IS LOST, BUT THE WILL TO LIVE. PRAY THAT THOSE WHO ARE TO LEAD THE FLOCKS COME TO REALIZE THAT THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SOULS AND WE PRAY THEY BECOME OPEN TO THE HOLY SPIRIT.

HE WANTS TO FILL THE SHEPHERDS WITH TRUTH AND WISDOM BUT THEY MUST RESPOND TO HIS OFFERINGS. HOW MANY REMAIN RELUCTANT TO GOD'S GRACE. OH MY CHILDREN THEY ARE FULL OF PRIDE AND ARE SELFISH. PRAY, PRAY, PRAY.


THIS DAY SEEMS TO BE OCCUPIED WITH PRIESTS WHO ARE NOT FILLED WITH GRACE, BUT WITH SELF WORTH. BUT THERE ARE THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN EVERYTHING FOR JESUS' SAKE. THEY ARE THE PRIESTS WHO ARE A REFLECTION OF JESUS, FILLED WITH HUMILITY AND LOVE. LOVE FOR GOD, LOVE FOR THEIR FLOCKS. THEY SUFFER DEEPLY, ESPECIALLY AT THE HANDS OF THEIR BROTHERS. THEY FIND COMFORT ONLY IN JESUS' SACRED HEART, MY IMMACULATE HEART AND THOSE LITTLE ONES WHO REMAIN FAITHFUL. CONSIDER THEIR PAIN AND ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE TO SHARE YOUR LOVE AND KINDNESS.


THE DAYS OF WAITING BECOME FEWER AND FEWER. BE ALERT AS YOU WILL FIND THE HOLY SPIRIT AWAKENING IN YOU A DEEP WISDOM AND PEACE. YOU WILL BE HELP FOR MANY AND CAUSE OTHERS TO SEEK OUT THOSE PRIESTS WHO LIVE IN THE TRUTH. THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL GUIDE YOU AND YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT HIS GIFTS. ACCEPT THEM WITH MATURITY AND GO FORWARD STRONG AND COURAGEOUS. I SAY TO YOU - FEAR NOT - NOT FOR ANYTHING. YOU'RE NOW LIVING WHAT YOU WERE CHOSEN FOR.


I LOVE YOU MY LITTLE ONES AS ONLY A MOTHER CAN. ALWAYS I AM WATCHING OVER YOU AND BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, I GUIDE YOU. WHAT WORDS CAN I GIVE YOU TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO LIVE IN TOTAL TRUST. BELIEVE THAT ALL IS POSSIBLE WITH GOD AND YOU WILL SEE THIS OVER AND OVER. BE ALWAYS HUMBLE AND CLING TO THOSE WHO ALSO KNOW THE TRUTH AND LIVE IN IT.


MY CHILDREN, I AM GRATEFUL THAT YOU DECIDED TO BE WITH ME THIS DAY IN THIS SPECIAL WAY. YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE DEPTH OF MY LOVE AND EVEN THESE PETALS FROM HEAVEN CANNOT GIVE YOU COMPREHENSION. BUT UNDERSTAND THIS - YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART. JESUS HAS ASSIGNED IT TO YOU AND THIS IS DONE FOR YOUR CONCERN. BE JOYFUL IN ALL THAT IS REVEALED TO YOU BECAUSE ALL WILL BRING YOU TO THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH.


NOW I GO TO EACH OF YOU. AS I EMBRACE YOU I ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO BREATHE ON YOU, OPENING YOUR EYES TO THE WILL OF GOD AND PLACING ON YOU A SIGN THAT ALL WILL ONE DAY SEE. HAVING PRAYED THIS FOR YOU, I IMPLORE JESUS TO GIVE HIS BLESSING. THIS TOO HAS BEEN DONE, LEAVING ONLY FOR ME TO KISS YOU ALL IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.


WITH HUMILITY, TAKE IN THESE LITTLE PETALS FROM HEAVEN, PRAISING AND THANKING GOD, OVER AND OVER AND OVER.


PRAISE BE TO GOD, PRAISE BE TO GOD.


Carol Ameche talk info and Message of June 18,2011



AMECHE INFO FOR IND. TALK SCHEDULE: CALL FOR DIRECTIONS.


FRIDAY: 7/15/11 @ MARGARET'S HOUSE: 320 HALDALE DR. CARMEL, IN. 46032;
PHONE # 317201-4282.


SATURDAY, 7/23: 1 P.M. TALK @ NORB. KRAMER'S FARM, 3499 E. COUNTY RD. 100 S., GREENBURG, IN 47240; PHONE #812-663-8725.


SUNDAY: 7/24: 2 P.M. TALK @ MARGARET'S HOUSE. 320 HALDALE DR., CARMEL, IN., 46032; PHONE # 317-201-4282. MORE TO FOLLOW


6-18-11, excerpts from alleged heavenly messages to Carol Ameche


"Again daughter I say: 'Expect miracles.' You are obedient and humble and filled with sincere gratitude and love for Our people who thrive in the light of Our love for them. Always, just love each other! Believe Me, hearts will be renewed; hope will blossom, gratitude will flourish in the minds of the world. Pray in praise and gratitude and new appreciation for each day with a new surrender to Love.

Be tender and thoughtful forever. Heaven joins Me in leading you into rest today and a more perfect readiness for the unfolding of My Will for you. Let us go forward now with you protected by your amazing patience and trust. Child, be healed in the Name of your Triune God by the merits of My Son, Jesus. Let Our people know you are encouraged to travel again and pray and reflect the thoughtfulness and mercy and trust you all need.


Rest now, daughter. Please believe the wait is so beneficial for you and all who listen to Our words. Know that your own strength has improved ten-fold. Those who await your visit (Indiana and Kentucky) will benefit more than ever, and be given new understanding and strength.


These days of waiting will be filled with the sure destruction of earthquakes and sounds of weeping and sadness at the great loss of lives that include many faithful ones. Tell them now not to live in fear, but pray "Jesus, I trust in you" with all their hearts and sincere faith in those words. The time is so near to events that leave many homeless. Pray for them now, My people. Trust in Our protection."


Heaven's Requests:


"My dear ones, rejoice that you will suffer more at this time. I love you and your love for Me, your Savior and King, your Lord and your God. Please pray as long as you can each day. Please be with Me, your Savior and Redeemer and Lover of your soul. The shaking of this country will occur after Divine Mercy Sunday.

Please tell all Our loved ones they are better prepared for this huge spiritual and physical experience than ever in their lives. Be one with Me now as We are faithful to the Father's Will and Plan.


Now is the time to come to the aid of yourself!! Your health, your own good. It is not selfishness I invite you to undertake. It is not the absence of thoughtfulness for others; but I call everyone to a quiet time of return to a focus on your own health and peace of mind; a harmony within, united to Me, your Creator God and the peace which only My Jesus can give you. Leave others to their own devices and build your inner strength, based on Mine. Let our people know you are encouraged to travel again, and pray and reflect their thoughtfulness and the mercy and trust you all need.


To be vulnerable before others is to invite trust and companionship. I bid you to get more exercise and walking in the fresh air. I am your God. I am the One Who will sustain you in My Word and My Will, My Peace and Mercy. Be filled with new hope that I will see to the renewal of your body and mind, soul and spiritual strength... (help. Please God!) All is still in place, as We have told you.

This waiting will be the most difficult you have ever known. You will be more cemented in My Will, as it is fulfilled for you, and your heart is healed by greater signs of love from Love. I Am your Father God, Who sustains you in My Will.


4-27-11 Our Savior, Jesus, on Divine Mercy (OUR GREATEST AND MOST NEEDED GIFT)


"My dearest one, rejoice, for this is not only the week of the Solemnity of Easter, but the preparation for the feast of Divine Mercy. Please spend each minute in the Presence of Myself, your Jesus of Mercy, and beloved Faustina who is the first Apostle and Image of Divine Mercy in this Age of D. M. in union with Myself, your Jesus. You and dear Harriet (Hammons) have aided an understanding and fostered a devotion to Our Mercy.

When you understand and count on Our mercy, and believe in Our mercy as Our first and foremost response to your needy pleading and total trust in the promise of mercy and forgiveness in spite of the obvious sinful lives Our people lead, you are also Apostles of mercy in union with your prayers with our dear (now) Saint Faustina for mercy and forgiveness for your loved ones, your families and friends, and for the whole world. It is a great mission of mercy when you plead for the world in this way.


Each of you, who is faithful to the Chaplet and Novena of chaplets requested through Faustina for this very week, preparing for the feast of Divine Mercy and accepted by Our beloved Pope John Paul II, many priests and Bishops and faithful throughout the entire world, are living and surrendering to Our Father's Perfect Will for the world, and enabling Him to pour even more mercy upon all of you, as He waits to respond so generously to your humble posture of begging for this mercy and much needed forgiveness.


Each year more people come to new appreciation for the importance of the gifts of mercy, and realize they are not earned by your own goodness and purity, but by your Triune God and those who embrace the opportunity to receive all it means to be completely forgiven and cleansed of all the punishment attached to your sinfulness in lack of charity and virtues (as promised by Jesus to St. Faustina for those who say Novena of Chaplets during the week you just ended on Divine Mercy Sunday and began on Good Friday;) and the instant forgiveness you are learning to use as your response to the selfish and merciless behavior of others.

This carries you on the wings of Mercy to forgive as often and instantly and deeply as you are always treated by the Father and Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier of all who will accept this liberally offered gift of unfathomable mercy. Amen." Carol Ameche


Pray in praise and gratitude first each day and in a new degree of surrender to Love. Be tender and thoughtful forever! I pledge My help and strength and bravery to you forever!.
I AM your Jesus of Mercy. I am filled with joy for your success and perseverance.

You will all need much strength and rest to handle the sorrow ahead. Repeat often, My people, "I am loved to a never before known level of grace and joy". Please be at peace and patience for the waiting. Please believe the wait is so beneficial for you, and all who listen to Our words.


It is worse this time because so much change and joy are ultimately involved. Constant prayers of gratitude must be lifted to the Father. Consecrate the waiting and excitement and gratitude every moment to the Father. Be at peace and in surrender and trust. The plans of My Father have never been given as such gifts to His creatures in history.

There were enormous gifts of progress given during the times before recorded history in order to hasten the progress of mankind! Believe this, and realize the degree of gift all of you await and the special place you occupy in My Father's plan. Again, always My children, just love each other, as you wait, and forever!!


You are ready now, daughter, with everything you need for these trips to the Midwest and all Our people. Do not worry, I tell you, about anything in your future. Your obedience has given you wings to use to fly above attacks of the evil one. Be encouraged and believe that you are truly protected. When you return from the Midwest and East Coast, ALL WILL UNFOLD AS WE HAVE TOLD YOU. Live in faith and trust that you will do and be all We have said and more. You are loved! Amen."


Please forgive my tardiness in sharing many of these messages: have had surgery (small stuff!) and attacks of old age!! The Father has told me recently that the advent of earthquakes and then the Warning and other destructive events will be the means to bring all the people to our homes that we have been preparing for so long; and the book I compiled : "FOR MERCY'S SAKE" is filled with important and very helpful information that everyone needs to have to understand and be most completely prepared with a total awareness of their condition, frame of mind, and how we should expect to handle them in great numbers, and what they will need most from us.

We are given the 'invitation' by the Father to please send for one of these books from me, to read and prepare fully for this immense change in our environment, fill us with the strength to handle their great loss and this influx of people into our lives and homes and families until we all move to the permanent refuges, to trust the Lord to multiply what we will need to sustain great numbers of refugees.

We WILL be able to be what they will need us to be for them, as we wait in joyful hope for the return of Jesus to fight the great battle of Armageddon after enormous changes in our lifestyles, much loss and sorrow, and hard work and continued prayer for the entire world, followed by the peace and purity of the New Era, in a Eucharistic reign, as God's Eucharistic people. Please think immediately for the importance of having this information. Do not think messages given in the past are outdated for our needs, when thy contain the direction and encouragement we need for the near future, as these do. If you have this book, please read it again as you would a text book.


Again, my address is 7814 E. Northland Dr., Scottsdale, AZ. 85251. I do not take credit cards, but a check or cash for $20.00 to cover cost of Book and shipping.
European postage is very dear and price is $25.00 for overseas shipping of this book. Thank you and Blessings, Carol

Message to Sharon Fitzpatrick June 19,2011

SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2011

MY DEAR DEAR PRECIOUS LITTLE CHILDREN,

IT IS THE DAY OF THE LORD, THANK YOU FOR KEEPING IT HOLY. I REPEAT THIS
OFTEN, SO INTENSE IS THE IMPORTANCE OF OBSERVING THIS DAY.

TODAY, YOU CELEBRATE THE BLESSED TRINITY. HOW BLESSED YOU ARE TO KNOW GOD,
THE FATHER, THE SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT. YOU HAVE COME TO KNOW THEM, ONE GOD.
YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM YOUR ACCEPTANCE AND YOUR LOVE.

DEAR CHILDREN, BECAUSE YOU HAVE COME INTO PRAYER WITH THIS MOTHER, I CAN
OFFER YOU PEACE AND HOPE. THE PEACE IS FROM JESUS, THE HOPE IS IN HIS
PROMISES. RECALL THAT YOU ARE NOT ORPHANS, BUT CHILDREN OF GOD. YOU HAVE
BEEN FORMED INTO A UNITY OF FAITHFUL SOULS, OPEN TO GOD’S WILL AND
ACCEPTANCE OF IT.

YOU WERE FORMED INTO A UNITY THAT EXTENDS FROM THE NORTH,
SOUTH, EAST AND WEST. YOU HAVE BEEN BLESSED BEYOND WORDS AND HAVE COME TO
REST IN THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS, AND THE IMMACULATE HEART OF THIS MOTHER.
YOU ARE LOVED DEEPLY AND THIS IS OF PURE LOVE. OFTEN I ENCOURAGE YOU AND
STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR PERSEVERANCE.

YET WITH IT ALL, I STRESS
HUMILITY AND LITTLENESS. DO NOT ACCEPT PRIDE AS YOUR COMPANION - IT DRAWS
YOU AWAY FROM GOD AND PUTS YOU INTO THE WORLD. LET YOUR LOVE AND HUMILITY
BE YOUR GARMENTS - THESE GARMENTS ARE PLEASING TO GOD.

WITH GREAT TENDERNESS AND WITH AN UNDERSTANDING OF EACH HEART I BLESS YOU
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.

THE PRIESTS I CALL MY SONS DRAW FROM THEIR HEARTS THE BLESSING OF CHRIST,
AND WITH TRUE LOVE EXTEND IT TO ALL OF YOU. WITH HUMBLE HEARTS RECEIVE IT,
PRAISING AND THANKING GOD FOREVER.


Message Given at Borg in-Nadur March 9, 2011

http://ladyborginnadur.blogspot.com/

(a video is being prepared)

At the start of the apparition, Angelik who was near the large cross accompanied by Fr Hayden, remained standing for about four minutes following the arrival of The Lady. He looked in her direction with a fixed gaze, passing on some messages to Fr Hayden. After this, as Angelik sat on his chair to start the rosary, Fr Hayden descended from the hill and spoke to Fr David. Apparently The Lady had requested the presence of Fr David near the cross, as both Fr Hayden and Fr David now ascended the hill to accompany Angelik, together with the members of the Theotokos group present today.

Following the Salve Regina and when the time for the message was due, Fr David stood on the left of Angelik while the person writing the message and Fr Hayden were on his right. One got the impression that The Lady was asking some questions to Fr David, which would then form part of her message as she had done on a number of other occasions. However when the message for the day was read out after the apparition, it was surprising that this exchange between The Lady and Fr David did not form part of the message. Dr Mark Xuereb was also present to follow the proceedings.

Message Given at Borg in-Nadur

This was the message given by The Lady:

My dear children and my children – the ones of my heart! This is for Fr Hayden and Fr David to pass on to the people.

My children, my Son Jesus is sending me from Heaven, that I may teach you how to build on the rock – as sensible builders do. For, if the builder wants to cheat or economise, he just skims over the work and gets on with it, no matter the outcome. The consequences then emerge as the years go by: some trouble here, some trouble there; over there a split and right here a crack. On the other hand, if the builder is good at his work and sensible, he will persist till he strikes rock.

Indeed, if bed-rock is not to be found, he will lay down concrete. Indeed, my children, if the building is erected on loose shale, just as this ground up here, it will collapse at the first storm. The rains will come and carry all away. If, on the other hand, it is founded on rock, rains may come, but the building will not be carried away since it is built on rock.

The same will happen to you, my children, if you take these things lightly or as a mere curiosity. You would be erecting your building on the sand or clay. A few years will elapse and all will come tumbling down. If you erect your building on the rock: prayer and the Eucharist, if you were to build on these, the building will never be wrecked.

Take hold of the situation your country is facing at present and construct it on rock(1). I am referring to the Eucharist and to prayer. Prayer–among other forms, the simple prayer, the prayer of the rosary.

Indeed, my children, work like that sensible builder and I assure you that your work will yield good results.

Thank you for having listened to my call.

(1) The situation in the country is an upcoming referendum on the introduction of legal divorce in Malta. The message tells what the Lady wants the people to do in the situation (see also P315).

Before her departure, The Lady called the three persons who organize the Rosary-Chain at Borg in-Nadur. Mr Paul Licari announced after the rosary that in fact she had asked for another Rosary-Chain to be organized for the coming weekend. The intention of the rosaries will be for the prevention of introduction of divorce legislation in Malta & Gozo.

During his testimony of the apparition, Angelik said that today The Lady came with her cupped hands full of gems and diamonds. The rosary-beads hung on her left arm. The gems and diamonds seemed to melt and flow down glistening from between her fingers like cascading water.

Testimonies

The only testimonies given today was that by Raymond Vella, presumably because the MIR Prayer Meeting was held the day before and on a Tuesday, which normally is the day that Angelik welcomes people at his house for a number of recitations of the rosary.

Raymond was in Birzebbugia at Angelik’s house yesterday evening after he had taken Angelik’s son to Catechism lessons. Angelik and he had not gone to the MIR Prayer Meeting that was being held at the same time in Naxxar. As he was drinking a cup of coffee, Catherine called Angelik for dinner. As Angelik got up, Raymond said that Angelik fell into an ecstasy and made his way to a bed on that floor to lie down. Then Angelik went through the experience that he normally has during the MIR Prayer Meetings when he accompanies souls that are on their way to Heaven. Angelik has this experience during mass when the priest is consecrating the bread and wine. According to Angelik, these souls are also present during the apparitions of Our Lady at Borg in-Nadur for some time.

Raymond went on to say that at that moment, the Angel communicated with him by means of Angelik and asked him to phone Andre, a member of Theotokos who was at the MIR Meeting, to see what was happening at that moment in the Prayer Meeting. Andre confirmed that in fact the priest was doing the consecration.

Fr Hayden – Summary of Reflections

Fr Hayden referred to the parable in the Gospels of the wise and the foolish builders. The parable illustrates the importance of building one's life on the teachings and example of Jesus and that it is not enough to hear His words; they must be obeyed. Extending this argument to the current situation in Malta regarding the possible introduction of divorce legislation, Fr Hayden said the teachings of Jesus against divorce are clear and well know by the Maltese. We will build our society on solid rock if we take the right decision, otherwise we will be building on sand. Storms will come our way whether we decide in favour or against divorce, Fr Hayden continued. However if we take the correct decision we will withstand the tempest as the foundations will be solid.

Fr Hayden concluded by reminding everyone yet again on the extraordinary power of the prayer of the rosary, especially when recited in the presence of the Eucharist. He also referred to our forefathers, who asked for the help and intercession of Our Lady in very difficult circumstances such as the Second World War. Their prayers were answered and it is important for us to believe that Our Lady can help us again to take the right decision.


Since 21st April 2006, Our Lady has been appearing to Angelik Caruana. These apparitions are being followed by the local Church. Our Lady asserts in her messages that she is being sent by her Son Jesus because He loves humanity and because their hearts are hurt through the many sins being committed. She particularly mentions abortion, divorce, euthanasia, pornography, abuse on children, adultery, bad use of sex and the internet, wars and the shortfalls of the religious.


Declaration: In conformity with the decree of Pope Urbanus VIII and with the directives of Vatican Council II, we declare that we have no intention of superseding the judgement of the Church about the supernatural nature of the events and alleged messages from The Lady of Borg in-Nadur reproduced here. This judgement remains in the hands of the competent Church authorities. We attribute to the messages only the value of human testimony.



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Black Saints, Mystics, and Holy Folk shows that the once powerful African Church had at least five apostles ministering there before their departures to other lands. Cephas (Simon Peter) in set up a church in Babylon, Egypt before going to Antioch and finally Rome. Phillip visited and assisted the Ethiopian Eunuch (See Acts 8:26-39. Nathaniel Bartholomew Levi ministered in Africa.



Tradition calls Matthew, Apostle to the Ethiopians (See http://www.traditioninaction.org/SOD/j092sdMatthew_9-21.htm

And Jude Thaddeus Lebbeus (Jesus' cousin) healed there, according to Black Saints introductory chapters. The Coptic branch of the one, holy catholic (which means universal) Church still manifests proud traditions of the Holy Family's visits. (See Isaiah 19:1, Matthew 3: 13-15. http://touregypt.net/featurestories/journey.htm).


Important information, inasmuch United States Bishops (and those elsewhere) blew an opportunity to evangelize the formerly enslaved after the American Civil War.


As the Holy Catholic church struggles in the West, the Church African (originally part of the oriental Church), finds the leaves of growth regaining the light of day, bursting thought the concrete of neglect, persecution, and heresies of the Vandals, and Arians who nearly destroyed the African Church during the AD 400s.


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Most Blacks know about the African St. Augustine, and his mom, St. Monica. Some might be vaguely familiar with St. Martin de Porres, or St. Benedict the Moor. But few know the writer of the Gospel of Mark and secretary to both Apostles Peter and Paul--was African, Mark! We have not been taught about the Saints Clement and Denis of Alexandria, nor St. Catherine the Great. Thousands of Desert Fathers and Mothers who followed Christ in the first 599 years of the Church have been hidden from us.


How many of us know about St. Macarious the Elder, and St. Macarious the Younger, Apa Noub, Ammon the Great, St. Cyprian of Carthage, Pope St. Victor I-- all African friends of God (called (I>saints)


The African saints survived, either here, or in Christ because they had the faith of a mustard seed. Did you know there were more than 57,000 Black Saints and martyrs before the year 599 A.D.? Read about it!


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Ancestors’ sins caused much of our illness, sprits (familial and otherwise), and pain (predispositions to diabetes, heart problems, sickle cell), See, Lamentations 5:7 “Our fathers sinned and are no more, and WE BEAR THEIR PUNISHMENTS”. , Exodus 20:5””…for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation...” Ezekiel 18, first twenty verses (basis of healing family tree), See NOTES for longer healing prayer of us and our ancestors called (intergenerational healing)


PRAYER HEALING US AND EFFECTS OF OUR ANCESTORS


(Intergenerational healing prayer)


I place myself in the presence of Jesus Christ and submit to His Lordship. I Put on God’s armor so as to be able to resist the devil’s tactics” (Ephesians 6:10-11). I stand my ground, “with truth buckled around my waist, and integrity for a breastplate…” (Ephesians 6:14). I carry the “shield of faith” to “put out the burning arrows of the evil one…” (Ephesians 6:16). I accept “salvation from God to be my helmet and receive the word of God from the Sprit to use as a sword” (Ephesians 6:17). In the name of Jesus Christ crucified, died and risen, I bind all spirits of the air, the atmosphere, the water, the fire, the wind, the ground, the underground, and the nether world. I also bind the influence of any lost or fallen soul who may be present, and all emissaries of the satanic headquarters or any coven of withes or warlocks, or satan worshippers who may be present in some preternatural way. I claim the blood of Jesus on the air and atmosphere, the water, the fire, the wind, the ground, and their fruits, all around us, the underground, and nether world.


In the name of Jesus Christ, I forbid every adversary mention to communicate with or help one another in any way, or to communicate with me, or to do anything at all except what I command in Jesus’ name.


In the name of Jesus Christ I forbid any lost spirits, covens, satanic groups, or emissaries or any of their associates, subjects, or superiors to harm or take revenge on me, or my family and my associates, or cause harm or damage to anything we have.


In the name of Jesus Christ and by the merits of His Precious Blood, I break and dissolve every curse, hex, seal, spell, sorcery, bond, snare, trap, device, lie, stumbling block, obstacle, deception, diversion, or distraction, of body, soul, mind, or spirit, placed upon us, or on this place, or on any of the person, places and things mentioned, by any agent, or brought on us by our own mistakes of sins(Repeat three times).


I now place the cross of Jesus Christ between myself and all generations in my family tree. I say in the name of Jesus Christ that there will be no direc5t communications between the generations. All communication will be filtered through the Precious Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Mayr the Immaculate, clothe me in the light, power, and energy of yur faith. Father, please assign the angels and saints to assist me. Thank you Lord Jesus, for being my wisdom, my Justice, my Sanctification, my redemption. I surrender to the ministry of Your Holy Spirit and receive Your truth concerning intergenerational healing.


Glory be to the father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. Amen.


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You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world.


O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelope the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us .


And then, three times,


"O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus, as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You."


AND PRAYERS OUR LORD HAS ASKED FOR- CAN BE SAID ANYTIME WITH MANY GRACES AND HELPS ATTACHED


Gracious and beloved Lord,
At the beginning of this time of prayer,
I lift up to you
My heart overflowing with gratitude
For the many gifts and blessings
That you have given me.


I dedicate this time of worship and prayer,
And the graceful energy that shall flow
Outward from the altar of my heart
As an offering for the welfare of all your children.


May your Holy Spirit take me by the hand
And lead me deep into the center of my heart,
Into your Holy of Holies. Amen.


Lord Jesus,
you came into the world
to save man
from his own sin.


You defeated the temptations
of the evil one
in the garden
in order for mankind
to have eternal life.


By your power
we ask
that you cast away
the evil
that lingers
to destroy the mission
you have given us to do.
By saying your name JESUS
we ask this. Amen.
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And this also from the metaphysical literature: Discern the Spirit


“ My people, as you struggle to evangelize souls, you need to be well read in your Scriptures and be ready to answer people’s questions. As you teach your faith to others, you are learning as well how much I love you and those that you are trying to convert. It takes courage in your faith to go out and preach My Word to the people. One thing, that you need to watch, is that you practice what you preach, and let others see that you are living your faith in your actions. “


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Chaplet of the Holy Wounds of Jesus


For The Liturgical church


RUSSIAN BLACK MADONNA


Chaplet of the Holy Wounds of Jesus


(Prayed on ordinary Rosary beads)


To be said on the Crucifix and the first three beads:


O Jesus, Divine Redeemer, be merciful to us and to the whole world. Amen. Strong God, holy God, immortal God, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.


Grace and mercy, O my Jesus, during present dangers; cover us with Your Precious Blood. Amen.


Eternal Father, grant us mercy through the Blood of Jesus Christ, Your only Son; grant us mercy, we beseech You. Amen, Amen, Amen.


The following prayers, composed by Our Lord, are to be said.

On the large beads: Eternal Father, I offer You the Wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ to heal the wounds of our souls.


On the small beads: My Jesus, pardon and mercy, through the merits of Your Holy Wounds.


Promises of Our Lord for those who are Devoted to His Wounds


At each word that you pronounce of the Chaplet of the Holy Wounds, I allow a drop of My Blood to fall upon the soul of a sinner.


Each time that you offer to My Father the merits of My divine Wounds, you win an immense fortune.


Souls that will have contemplated and honored My crown of thorns on earth, will be My crown of glory in Heaven!


I will grant all that is asked of Me through the invocation of My Holy Wounds. You will obtain everything, because it is through the merit of My Blood, which is of infinite price. With My Wounds and My Divine Heart, everything can be obtained.


From My Wounds proceed fruits of sanctity. As gold purified in the crucible becomes more beautiful, so you must put your soul and those of your companions into My sacred Wounds; there they will become perfected as gold in the furnace. You can always purify yourself in My Wounds. My Wounds will repair yours. My Wounds will cover all your faults. Those who honor them will have a true knowledge of Jesus Christ. In meditation on them, you will always find a new love. My wounds will cover all your sins.


Plunge your actions into My Wounds and they will be of value. All your actions, even the least, soaked in My Blood, will acquire by this alone an infinite merit and will please My Heart.


In offering My Wounds for the conversion of sinners, even though the sinners are not converted, you will have the same merit before God as if they were.


When you have some trouble, something to suffer, quickly place it in My Wounds, and the pain will be alleviated.


This aspiration must often be repeated near the sick: "My Jesus, pardon and mercy through the merits of Your Holy Wounds!" This prayer will solace soul and body.


A sinner who will say the following prayer will obtain conversion: "Eternal Father, I offer You the Wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ to heal those of our souls."


There will be no death for the soul that expires in My Holy Wounds; they give true life.


This chaplet is a counterpoise to My justice; it restrains My vengeance.


Those who pray with humility and who meditate on My Passion, will one day participate in the glory of My divine Wounds.


The more you will have contemplated My painful Wounds on this earth, the higher will be your contemplation of them glorious in Heaven.


The soul who during life has honored the Wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ and has offered them to the Eternal Father for the Souls in Purgatory, will be accompanied at the moment of death by the Holy Virgin and the angels; and Our Lord on the Cross, all brilliant in glory, will receive her and crown her.


The invocations of the Holy Wounds will obtain an incessant victory for the Church.


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"Pour out, thy healing angels, thy heavenly Host upon me, and upon those I love. Let me feel the beam of thy healing angels upon me, the light of your healing hands. I will let thy healing begin, whatever way God grants it, Amen."


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This message came without prayer or warning. The words Herein lies the Truth came to mind and I grabbed a pencil and paper.


Herein lies the Truth. No-one ascends to The Father except through Me. I Am the Way, The Truth and The Life. I have paid your debt. Do not think there is anything you can do to attain salvation but to accept My Mercy and Grace. With these you will find peace and love; love for yourself and love for others. From this love comes the fruit. You cannot help but bear fruit when I am in you and you are one with Me. Continue to say yes to Me. Continue to persevere one day at a time; one moment at a time.


Fear not when your soul cries out to Me as you lack the awareness of My presence. Your lack of awareness does not affect the supply of My grace within you. You are an infinite creature with a finite mind and body. Your body grows weary and your mind can be a playground of uncertainty.


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So, know that I am always in you with your solemn yes to Me at all times. Take courage, take My hand the journey is difficult but the burden lightened as I prepare your way. Should you let go of My hand, I will hold fast and pull you through your trials. My strength is supernatural and it is yours for the asking.


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19. The Liturgy -Marian Fussey MA, MA, Dr. Carolyn Yusef,Ph.D., Patricia Vigne, James Wesly Smith, JD, MA, - The Liturgy - Teach All Nations Upon This Rock--Time:6:43:08


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AFRICANS AND AFRICAN CHRISTIANITY PREFACE


Africans did not call themselves that! In addition, we are informed and believe upon investigation that the word for the continent was TaMeri/ Ptah Merri .

This site strives not for apologetics> It is rather a celebration of our Black involvement in the Christian Church since before the beginning.

Europeans concocted a "one drop rule"> It proved viciously applied in the American culture of slavery. Ok! We adopt it. Anybody with "one drop" of black blood is black.

American law went further in the Chinese Exclusion Cases of the 1880s, "Anybody who is not white is black".

With such definitions, one can see Blacks have been members of the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic church from the beginning.

While some (usually the Eurocentric--and we can say that because we have Sussex and Yorkshire English Ancestors who "slipped in"--we who have had to scratch our heads, or defend our Catholic Christian faith to our brethren of Al Islam, or Lord Buddha, or Zoroaster can point to the African genesis of the Way known as Christian.

Some of ourscholars say, Akebulan--from the time of the conquest of the Prophet's armies. Still others indicate Azaria.


The word AFRICA, in one theory, proves Greek in origin.


AF RI KA

From a edited dictionary source (Webster's)

Africa


Pronunciation: 'a-fri-k& also '

"...Eastern hemisphere continent/land mass found south of the Mediterranean. It connects with Asia on the Northeast, and has 11,677,239 square miles.


ANCIENT LEGEND


Ancient Legend says the name Af ra ka was given to an ancient Khemetian elder called Heru. (And we use the word "legend" here in the cultural anthropologic manner. It does NOT mean myth or fiction!)


That Black oral tradition opines that the name actually stems from the Khemetian (Egyptian to the Eurocentric) hieroglyphics of our Hamitic (or Ethiopian--to use a biblical term) ancestors.

Af--A prefix for "flesh"
Ra, a Khemetian name for the Almighty God, as they knew and understood Him.

(Remember, Pharaoh Akhenaton (Thutmose IV) proved among the first in that world area to postulate,


"There is one God!"


Scripture tells us that later, because of famine, the Habiru came to visit the land of Khemet (Egypt). Yet, it was only shortly thereafter Akhenaton's reign. (See the biblical story of Joseph).


Lastly, the suffix Ka-has particular significance to the ancient Khemetians (Egyptians). (Those who really wish to know can research).


From the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia--fair use for those in the African geologic and cultural diaspora):


In the below discussion of spirituality, we have changed the name Egyptian to the original Khemetian.


Please excuse the original author(s)'prejudice, eurocentrism, and ethnocentrism in the remarks below. We do not adopt them by reference. We merely use the paragraph to illustrate a prefatory, instruction on the concept of KA.


On the other hand, in the Khemetian religion, there exists a developed and elevated eschatology. In the first place, life in its fullness, unending life with 0siris, the sun-god, who journeys daily through the underworld, even identification with the god, with the right to be called by his name, is what the pious looked forward to as the ultimate goal after death.


The departed are habitually called the "living"; the coffin is the "chest of the living", and the tomb the "lord of life ". It is not merely the disembodied spirit, the soul ,as it were-- that continues to live, but the soul with certain bodily organs and functions suited to the conditions of the new life.


Anthropology underlying Khemetian eschatology, several constituents of the human person are distinguished, the most important of which is the Ka, a kind of semi-material double; and to the justified who pass the judgment after death the use of these several constituents, separated by death is restored.



Hence, AF RA KA! Of course, we do not expect those who are not of the melanin to believe, or take the knowledge further.

(With help from the research of Emyrna)


We will leave it to the Bible Scholars to research the fascinating scriptural connections of our culture with Ham, and Nimrod.


Pax Christi --James Wesly Smith, editor


So the appellation Africa in these sites shall be used interchangeably, with Ta Merri/Ptah Merri (more particularly here inclusive of Egypt), and Akebulan.

Curiously, in ancient times the name Ethiopia was also sometimes used in the Bible for Africa, and Ethiopian for Africans generically.

As soon as we receive word from learned African scholars what the actual name was (from consensus, since it remains a huge continent), that is the word we shall use exclusively herein these sites.

Further, Egypt was not called Egypt by the Egyptians, but KHEMET/KEMET

Alternately it was called Cush, Nubia, or Abyssinia depending the dynasty and the ruler's lineage. Later, the continental area was known as TaMeri/Ptah Merri, or shortly after the 700s, Akebulan.

the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt I called My Son" (Matt. 2:13-15).

Christian Coptic and Armenian Traditions Of the Travels of the Yusef, Myryrm, and Yeshua (Jesus, Mary and Joseph) In the flight into Africa-- Khemet (Egypt) From King Herod's Wrath


Re-written from:

http://pharos.bu.edu/cn/articles/HolyFamilyInEgypt.txt

17 U.S.C. Fair use for those of the African Historical and Geologic Diaspora Travels of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph-- the Holy Travel Family in Africa (particularly, Ptah Merri/Khemet) proves based on oral traditions. These stem primarily from the Christian Coptic and Armenian rites of the one Holy Catholic (meaning Universal) and Apostolic Church.

Apostolic means that each division was based upon the missionary effort of one of the 12 then 13 apostles (we include St. Paul), or their disciples (or a close confidant of Yeshua-Jesus, the Christ, such as St. Mary of Magdala (Magdalene) who preached and ministered later in Gaul (France).

But as indicated Yeshua, Jesus himself, along with his mother the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph set the foundation through their travels in Africa/Khemet.

Baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in Africa/Ptah Merri. (Egypt)

It is a tradition that the Holy Family and Salome, the midwife, left Bethlehem hurriedly (Mary was between 14 and 16 years of age at the time. This was not uncommon, as most folks did not live to see 30, which was considered Old age). Reportedly, three young men were also with the party.

Tradition says the young mother, Mary, rode a donkey (See riding upon a donkey (Zech. 9:9). Joseph walked beside her, with Salome and the others trailing.

Coptic literature theorizes the Holy Family followed the Mediterranean route (and caravan trails), going first west about 40 Kilometers further on, through the ancient Canaanite fortified city, Gaza (Genesis 10:19).

From Gaza strip, the Holy Family went through Jenysos village, now known as Khan Yunis. Then they hit Raphia (Rafah). This was a guard station and the outpost between Gaza-strip and the then Roman province of Khemet (Egypt). The caravan trail stretched another 27 and miles, two days travel for a young recently pregnant mother. Myryrm, Yusef, and Baby Yeshua passed over a stream known as the the River of Egypt, now, the Wadi al-'Arish. From even ancient days, this natural boundary between Khemet and Palestine proved recognized.

Soon, the Holy Family reached (conjecturing this was the route) a city called Rhinocolura, now known as al-'Arish. Next came Ostrakini, now called Straki, in the area of al-'Arish, what was to be a large metropolis and seaport, Pelusium (Farama), in the Augustamnica province. The territory was replete with mud (pelou) and swamps, from which its name could have been derived.

Tradition has the Holy Family passing through, which by camel was normally a six days journey from Jerusalem.''

The Nile Delta Hides Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

The Holy Family reached Goshen province, the land of Goshen. (Genesis 45:10) An Armenian Rite tradition says the Holy Family passed through the Plain of Tanis. The tradition continues that they briefly rested in Bilbais.

Nearby Bilbais and Tell Al-Kebir was one of the ancient Goshen city built by the forced labor of the Habiru for Pharaoh Raamses, Pithom. (See Exodus 1:11). The area was also generally known as the On. However, one writer speculates, If On lies in Goshen this would extend the district in which the Habiru resided is extended nearly to the outskirts of the modern Cairo.

(The Holy Family tradition reportedly lived in Hieropolis, Old Cairo. And there are legends of their stay through Zaytoun/Zeitun, which the reader is encouraged to search on the web.)

Conjecture has it that should Jesus, Mary, and Joseph came to the Nile Delta through Wadi Tumilat, the first town encountered would be Pithom or Pi-tum, the abode of Tum, the Khemetian Setting Sun. How ironic, as the Light (Yeshua) would have been passing through.

The Wadi Tumilat traditions say Holy Family first traveled the coast of the Mediterranean, accompanied by a virgin (presumably Salome) and three young men. Heat, however caused the party to seek shelter in a cave.

Approaching the cavern wild animals came out of it, frightening Mary. Legend has it Baby Yeshua (Jesus) Jesus calmed her fears (as He later calmed the seas). All the wild animals lay together, as in Isaiah prophesy, "The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them." (Isaiah 11:6).

Later, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph traveled a small distance, and then stopped seeking shade under a palm tree. The tree also yielded fruit. They entered Hieropolis (Heroopolis, older spelling) province, which is reached by traveling through the Wadi Tumilat.

Nine and a third miles west of Pithom, lay Succoth. A day after that rest ,loomed the other citadel of forced labor by the Habiru for Pharaoh--Raamses, now Tell Al-Kebir.

In this city, Yusef, protecting his wife and Child, Baby Jesus, reached the Nile Delta, passing west through Pi-Sopt (now a village of Saft Al-Hinna), and then Bubastis, the Pi-Besethm in the Bible (Ezekiel 30:17-18).

Ironically, Vizier Joseph (Jacob's boy) had court at Bubastis. The Coptic Synaxarium, Basatha (Bubastis, Pi-Beseth, Bastah, or Tell Al-Bastah), 1.24 miles to the southwest of a town called Zagazig proved the Delta encampment visited by Holy Family and Salome.

The residents did not take to strangers, however. Visitors were shunned. This is even though tradition has it Yeshua pinpointing the location of water. The blessed spring was a healing source for everyone, except the local residents of of Basatah. The Vision of Theophilus describes the tradition: In Basatah, the Holy Family met two outlaws. Titus, the Khemetian (Egyptian), with the Syrian, Dumachus.

Dumachus told Titus he would like to rob the Mary and Jesus, the garments that are on this woman and her Son. They resemble the garments of kings, and if I had encountered them in a place other than this, I would have taken those garments from them."

Titus passed on the idea. "Let us proceed on our way. I never saw a Child like this since I was born."

Baby Jesus asked for water. Mary looked about. She could not find any. The Blessed Virgin took Yeshua to Bastah. She begged local women for Water for Jesus. None would show compassion.

The tradition says the outlaws saw the Blessed Virgin and her Son entering Basatah, crept up on a sleeping Joseph, and stole the golden and silver sandals of Jesus.

Learning of the robbery, Mary upon her return was stressed and wept. Baby Jesus saw His Mother crying. Wiping her tears, He made the sign of the cross on the earth with His small finger. A water spring gushed forth. Jesus, Mary, Joseph drank this water which was as sweet as honey and as white as snow.

The tradition goes on to say that Jesus blessed this water, "Let this water help make whole and heal the souls and bodies of all those who shall drink of it except the inhabitants of this town, of whom none shall be healed by it."

The Holy Family moved south for a day to Bilbais, (which lies near the modern Ismailiya Canal).

As the Holy Family entered, a mourning funeral procession exited. Jesus, had compassion on the mourners. Legend says Baby Jesus raised the dead man to life.

It was learned it was a widow's son, brought back to life, said, "This is the True God, the Savior of the world, who is born of the Blessed Virgin, Who accomplished a mystery which the human intellect cannot comprehend."

All the town of Bilbais believed in Jesus.

Pilgrims in the Middle Ages stopped at Bilbais to kneel at the foot of an ancient and large tree.

Both Christians and Muslims traditions honor the stay of the Holy Family at Bilbais. Followers of Al Islam named it the Tree of the Virgin.

Ethiopic and Coptic Synaxaria tell us the Holy Family left the Sharqiah Province and went north.

They came to Samannud (Gamnudi), an ancient town of Sebennytos (Zeb-nuter), on the Damietta branch of the Nile.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph crossed the river, traveling west.

Today, one can see the Church of Abba Nub atop a more ancient church of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This was constructed where the Holy Family rested.

Samannud Christians point out in the Church's nave where there had been a well. The water, which had been blessed by Jesus.

Crossing the Nile (Damietta Branch), Jesus, Mary, and Joseph moved west to what is now known as al-Gharbiyah. The province lies between the Nile River's Rosetta and Damietta branches.

As He made His way, Jesus placed His small foot upon a stone, and the mark of the sole of His foot remained upon the rock. Tradition has it the locale was thence known as Bikha Isous.

(Isous is the Coptic language name of Jesus). The Ethiopic and Coptic Synaxaria mention this.

Leaving Bikha, Isous (Jesus), Mary, with Joseph leading moved further west, still. They again crossed the river, which conjecture has it as the Rosetta branch of the Nile.

The Desert of Scetis, the Wadi El-Natrun, could be seen in the distance. Tradition says Jesus blessed the area and said to His Mother, Know, O my Mother, that in this desert there shall lie many monks, ascetes and spiritual fighters. They shall serve God like angels." The Nile Valley

The Holy Family reached the Nile Valley. Traveling south, they arrived at the City of On (Biblical Bethshemesh), Jeremiah 43:13). This was a deserted pagan city. Yusef sought shelter where there would have been Jewish families living in the proximity of the Jewish center at Leontopolis.

(A tradition exists that Joseph, and by extension, Mary had relatives in the area--a reason the angel sent them to Khemet--a traditional place of refuge).

Yusef stopped his family at what is now the village of Matariyah, a modern day, and Cairo suburb.

(There exists a tradition that Baby Yeshua was a rambunctious child, and the reader must note that when Herod was seeking the Child, it was not right after He was born, but months had passed ).

Both the Coptic and Ethiopic Synaxaria report the Matariyah rest stop. The Ethiopic Synaxarium tells that when the Holy Family reached


The outskirts of Matariyah, a staff in Joseph's hand with which he used to smite Jesus Joseph gave Jesus the staff.

Jesus told His mother, Mary, We will tarry here'. That place and its desert and the well became known as Matariyah.

Jesus took Joseph's staff, and broke it into little pieces. (Already, the child was working with wood).

Legend says planted the them there, digging His own Divine hands a well. There flowed from it sweet water, which had an exceeding sweet odour.

Jesus took water in His hands, and watered therewith the pieces of wood which He had planted. They immediately took root. Leaves sprouted. An exceedingly sweet perfume was emitted by them, which was sweeter than any other perfume.

And these pieces of wood grew and increased and they called them 'Balsam'. And Jesus said unto His Mother, 'O My Mother, these Balsam, which I have planted, shall abide here for ever, and from them shall be taken the oil for Christian baptism when they baptize in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost.'

Armenian tradition has the balsam replaced with a palm-tree. That version is also to be found in the Holy Qu'ran: The Blessed Virgin saw a palm tree and wished to rest under it. When she was seated, she saw fruit, saying asking Joseph for some.

Baby Jesus, sitting in His Mother's lap bade the palm-tree to give to His Mother fruit. The tree bent as low as her feet. Mary took what she wanted. Jesus told the tree to rise again, and give to them of the water concealed below its roots. A spring gushed forth. The party rejoiced and drank thereof. The well now waters the garden, where the Blessed Virgin Mary washed her Son.

The Armenian tradition adds the Blessed Virgin then washed the swaddling clothes of Jesus. She dried them upon a post.

A boy possessed with the devil took one of them down. He placed it upon his head. The devil came out of his mouth, and flew away in the shape of crows and serpents.

From that time, the boy was healed by the power of Jesus. He began to sing praises and give thanks to the Lord who had healed him. Reportedly in 1480, The Dominican Friar Felix Fabri noticed close to the gate an immense fig-tree. In its hollor trunk, as in a small chapel, two lamps hung, for the tree had once opened to provide refuge for the Blessed Virgin.

Another tradition has the Holy Family stalked by two outlaws. The tree opened to conceal them.

Leaving Matariyah the Holy Family went to where now stands the Church of the Blessed Virgin in Harat Zuwaila, north east district of Cairo,at the end of a lane leading off the street of Sharia Bain as-Surain.

A convent is next to the church. A tradition says that when the Holy Family rested here, Jesus blessed the water of the well, and the Blessed Virgin drank from it.

This well lies in the floor before the southern sanctuary of the lower church, and the water is still used for healing the sick. Moving south, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph passed the Roman Fortress of Babylon (Old Cairo). This guarded the route to Upper Egypt.

They stopped there going back to Palestine. There used to be at Gizah the palm-tree under which the Blessed Virgin suckled Jesus, and this palm-tree was said to have been the only one in the region which bore any fruit.

About 7 miles south of Cairo, at Maadi on the Nile, a Church of the Blessed Virgin can be found. Oral griot tradition reports there was at the time of the Holy Family's visit a synagogue which the Holy Family attended.


Joseph hooked up Nile boat sailors in or around Maadi. They invited Baby Jesus, Mary, and Yusef into Upper Egypt, south of where they were. The bounty of the Three Kings visiting at Yeshua's birth allowed these trips.(Matthew 2:11).


Even now, in the churchyard in the Church of the Pure Lady Mary, al-Martuti, it can be seen the site from whence the Holy Family left the trip south. The Holy Family traveled through the Nile Valley, traversing irrigation canals filled of crocodiles


About seven and one half miles southwest of Maghaghah lies the village of Ishnin an-Nassarah. Oral griot tradition locally tells the Baby Jesus blessed well water which was found a short distance north of the Church of St. George. The Holy Family went through the village.


The Ethiopic Synaxarium says Jesus, Mary , and Joseph visited an area now known as Baysus ("Bet Iyasus", means House of Jesus). Baby Yeshua dug a well. The water subsequently cured all sickness and pain.

The Baby also caused a Nilometer- type guage to remain-- a sign in a certain Khemetian river. The water flooded each year. One authority, Al-Maqrizi states the Copts' tradition points out The Family came through al-Bahnasa. A Holy Qu'ran commentator tells of the visit, "and we have made the Son of Mary and His Mother a portent, and we gave them refuge on a height, a place of flocks and water-springs," (XII, 50) which it is says is the area of al-Bahnasa.


Another tradition in Al Islam tells of the Holy Family with Mary on atop a donkey coming to al-Bahnasa. There existed a chapel well which healed one from sicknesses.


The Blessed Virgin Myryrm, Yusef, and Baby Yeshua bathed (washed) before prayer. (See the Essenian traditions). Water from the ritual baths spilled, disappearing.

Other commentators of Al Islam goes on to say when the Holy Family arrived in al-Bahnasa, they visited the well, (later to be famed). Joseph briefly left. (Christians of al-Bahnasa area say the Holy Family stayed on the west bank of what is now known as the Bahr Yusuf Canal).


Mary and Jesus were left near the well. Jesus asked for water (a scene to be repeated about 31 years later, with the Samaritan woman at the well).


The story goes on to say that Baby Jesus began to cry being thirsty. But no water was then to be found in the dry well, due to the lowness of the water table. Miraculously, the water rose. Jesus drank. From that time, Christians in the area celebrate the occurrence.



JESUS AT KHEMETIAN (EGYPTIAN)SCHOOL


Another tradition proves remarkably similar to a 12 year old Jesus in the temple with scholars. The tradition compares with one similar in the book of Thomas the Israelite (140-160 A.D.)


Mary took the nine month old Jesus to the school in al-Bahnasa. The teacher told Jesus: "Say the alphabet."

Baby Jesus said: "Dost thou know what these words mean?"


The teacher wished to strike the challenging Child. But Jesus said: "Do not strike me, but if thou dost not know, ask me and I shall explain to thee."
The teacher bade Baby Jesus, "Speak!"


Jesus replied, "Come down from thy desk."
The teacher complied. Jesus took his place, teaching as all watched.
"Well!" the teacher told Mary. "Take thy Son and watch over Him, for God hath given to Him wisdom. He doth not need a teacher." YESHUA CATCHES THIEVES


Wahb (d. 728 A.D.) says the Holy Family stayed at a hospice for the poor at al-Bahnasa. This was supported by a diqhan, a local ruler nobleman.


One day found much the diqhan's treasure stolen. This event distressed Mary. Jesus saw His Mother's sadness. He told her, "Mother, dost thou wish me to show where the diqhan's money is?"

Mary told the diqhan Jesus' offer. Gathering all together including two suspects, Jesus approached them. One was blind. The other man was lame, the latter being carried by the blind man.

As he did thirty years later with a man outside the temple in Jerusalem, Jesus told the blind man, "Arise!"


"This I cannot do," said the blind man.


Jesus then asked, "How then was it possible for you to steal?"


When the witnesses heard this, they struck the blind man until he showed Jesus where the treasure was.

This then was their trick. The blind man used his strength and the lame man his eyes. The dighan recovered his stolen treasure.


The Holy Family boarded on a boat headed south, near ancient Cynopolis, (present day al-Kais village). After 27 miles they went pass Gabal at-Tair, This area lies nearly opposite Samalut and Bihu.


The priest Abu al-Makarim says that, when the Holy Family passed the mountain there, a large boudler threatened to fall in the boat. This frightened Mary.


Baby Jesus extended His hand. The rock did not fall. The imprint of Jesus' hand remained on the rock. Sadly, when the European King of Jerusalem during the Crusades, Almeric, (1162-1173 A.D.)invaded Upper Egypt warring against Shirkuh the Kurd's armies, they (Kurds)had cut away the piece of rock upon which was the mark of the palm of the hand, and took it back with them to Syria in 1168.

BR> Continuing south after Gabal at-Tair, Yeshua, Myryrm and Yusef came upon the port of Khoufou( now Minya). Tradition relates there existed there (present village of Beni Hassan ash-Shuruk a Temple of the goddess Pekhet (in Greek Speos Artemides). There was also the Temple of Ramses II (at the ruins of later Antinoupolis). The site also now covers Shaikh 'Abadah village.


Al-Rodah lies opposite to the Antinoupolis ruins. Here, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph came ashore to go to what is now the al-Ashmunain village, but then was known as Khmunu ( Greek, Hermopolis Magna).

When not on the water, the Holy Family used donkeys or camels. In the latter days reign of Caesar Augustus, Khemet (Egypt) stayed relatively peaceful. But travel was taxing and taxed. And the Emperor's travel taxes were paid by the Holy Family.

The book "Vision of Theophilus",recounts statues of horses were to be found on the four corners of the gate into Hermopolis Magna. But the tradition says these all fell and broke into pieces as the Holy Family came into town.

The Book of the Bee, alternatively tells there stood by at two of the gate's buttresses, two brass figures of brass fashioned by Khemetian artisan sages and philosophers.

As the Holy Family traversed the gate, the figures shouted, "A great king has come into Egypt!"

Armenian traditions on the Holy Family's visit to Hermopolis Magna, states that when the City's governor, Aphrodosius, saw the idols destroyed, he adored the Child.


The governor declared to those present, Unless this were the God of our gods, they would not have fallen. If we do not adore Him, as they have done, we are in danger of such destruction as fell upon Pharaoh who was drowned with his army."


When the Roman ruler of Egypt, heard this, he was troubled and moved. He feared lest his charge be stripped from him. The ruler commanded heralds to proclaim throughout the whole city, If a man knoweth, let him point Him out to us without delay."


Searching not finding Him, the ruler ordered the inhabitants of the city to leave the city, and re-enter one by one. As Jesus entered, the two figures of brass cried out, This is the king!"


Finding out of Jesus, the ruler sought to kill Him.

Now a Jewish man, Lazarus, whom Jesus later raised from the dead, was there, as one of the ruler's officials. Lazurus was esteemed by the autorities. He came to Joseph and inquired,"Whence are ye?"

Yusef told him to him, "From Palestine."

When Laxurus heard the Holy Family was from Palestine, he was sorry for them and went to the king and pledged himself for the Child. This precipitated the life long affection between Lazarus and Jesus.


The Ethiopic Synaxarium tells the Holy Family staying with a man called Apelon. The Coptic Synaxarium calls the host, Taloun.

A tree in Hermopolis Magna worshipped the traces of the steps of Jesus. Jesus said to the tree,"Let no worm be found in thee for ever. But be thou a remembrance to all of my entry into this town."

And He touched the Mukantah tree. The Byzantine historian Sozomen (Hist. Eccl. V, 21) calls this tree Persea.(Reference a later tree's curse, about 30 years later)


The following day, many sick people gathered about Jesus. The Christ Child laid His hand on each and healed them.


Two days more travel south saw the Holy Family in the town of now present Dairut al-Sharif, then Kenis, (Nikyas, Funkus). Inhabitants proved charitable. Jesus, Mary and Yusef remained several days.

Through Jesus, miracles abounded there. Many came with faith to a healing. An acquaintance of Yusef from Jerusalem, Dianos, a carpenter, Asked the Holy Family to stay with him.


His son was possessed of a devil. When Jesus came near, the devil took the boy and dashed him to the ground and cried out,"What have I to do with Thee, O Jesus of Nazareth? We left Jerusalem to Thee and came to this town, and Thou followest us to torment us. Verily, Thou art the Son of God."


Then Jesus said: "O accursed devil, shut up thy mouth and come out of him." Jesus healed the child. Many people believed in Him.


After Jesus performed these miracles, the town's idols were broken smashed.


Yusef took Jesus and Mary from Dairut al-Sharif via Pepleu,(Beblaw), to Sanabu. Armenian tradition says the Holy Family received hospitality and provisions for their trip from those folks who received them, albeit, many did not.


One stop over saw them witness a marriage. However, sorcery made the bride to be dumb and deaf. She could not open her mouth. But when the bride saw the Blessed Virgin entering town, carrying the Child Jesus, the bride stretched out her hands to Jesus and took Him into her arms. Closely hugging Him, she kissed Him repeatedly. The string of her tongue loosened. Her ears opened.


The bride began singing praises to God who had restored her speech and hearing.


Jesus Mary, and Joseph went al-Qusia village (now), then called Cusae (Kuskam?). As the ancient capital of the Lower Sycamore Nome (a governmental administrative unit)the city of Gosu.

When the Holy Family visited, there existed a temple of idols. One idol had seven veils.


As Jesus reached the Cusae gate, the seven veils rent. The idol fell, breaking into pieces. Devils in the idol threatened the priests. They cried out, If thou dost not pursue that woman and the Child who is with her, and the old man who is with them, and the other woman, namely Salome, and drive them away,and if thou let them enter this town, they will put an end to thy service. We will leave the town."


When the hundred priests of the idols, heard this, they chased the Holy Family with rods and axes.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph quickly left the area, traveling a short way south and about 4 miles west to rest.

In this present day village of Meir, Jesus took the olive-wood staff of Joseph and planted it in the ground and said, "Thou shalt serve as a testimony of My arrival here."


The staff immnediately rooted and blossomed.


That evening, the Holy Family climbed a mountain near Meir, only to run into the two outlaws again from Basatah (Tell al-Bastah). These had been stalking them place to place.

Spotting the Holy Family the outlaws drew their knives, and swords. With their faces masked, they approached and said, "Ye have exhausted us. We have pursued you for many days and have not found you to plunder you, except now,ye have fallen into our hands.

Today, we will strip you of your garments and rob you." And they snatched Jesus from the arm of His Mother and stripped Him of His garments. Then they took the garments of the Blessed Virgin, taking even her veil. Then they stripped Joseph, standing by speechless as a lamb.


Salome, seeing what was happening, threw her garments to them before they came to her.

After securing the clothes, the outlaws left, traveling a short distance.

Mary worried within herself, "Perchance they will return and kill my Son. Would that I were in Bethlehem, because then they would have recognized Joseph who would have implored them not to kill my Son.

Would that they would kill me before killing my Son, that I may not see His great affliction. If they were to kill my Son, I would kill myself with my own hands."

As Mary thought, lamenting,weeping,tears streamed down her cheeks. The Egyptian outlaw looked back to her and saw her weeping. His nerves shaken, he told his Syrian companion, "I beseech thee today not to take the garments of these strangers. I perceive on their faces a light greater than that on all the faces of mankind. This child resembles a prince, the like of whom I have never seen."


The Egyptian brigand asked for his portion of the garments. He was much distressed at the nakedness of the Holy Family, and he returned his portion of the garments to them. When Jesus had put on His garments, He looked at the brigand. The Child stretched out His finger and made the sign of the Cross over Him.


The two robbers left. Armenian written traditions tells us Jesus said to His Mother: "O Mary, they will crucify Me in Jerusalem. And these two brigands whom thou seest, one of them will be crucified on my right hand, and the other on my left hand. The Egyptian will be crucified on my right hand, and the Syrian left. The brigand who hath returned our garments will confess Me and believe in Me on the Cross, and he will be the first to enter Paradise. even before Adam and all his descendants."


This written tradition concludes the story with the following advice: And all sick persons who shall come in future to the place where the brigands stripped Jesus, and shall be stripped of their garments and be bathed, Jesus will heal them in honour of the fact that there He was stripped of His garments.


Five miles south of Meir, the Holy Family found another well. It had dried up. Mary took Jesus there. The Christ Child stretched forth His finger, and blessed it. The well filled.


Salome saw a wash-basin and (water jug)amphora. It was if the angels had placed the items there them. Salome always bathed Jesus. Mary, His Mother nursed Him. Often, as her nipples fed Jesus, she saw the angels and celestial beings prostrating themselves and worshipping the Christ Child.


Armenian tradition continues that meanwhile, Satan appeared to Herod and said to him, "Thou slewest the innocent children of Bethlehem in order to find Mary and her Son. And thou didst not find them. I shall tell thee now where they are.


The woman and her Son are hidden in a desert place on the southern side of the Land of Egypt. Arise! Dispatch ten of thy soldiers to repair to that place and to kill them. And thus thou wilt be confirmed in thy kingdom.


If thou dost not listen to me and dost not do what I tell thee, then tomorrow this Child will grow up and go to Jerusalem, both He and His Mother, and He will perform numerous and great miracles there.

When thy soldiers depart to inquire after them, let them proceed as far as Cusae (Kuskam), and then let them travel to the west side of it, as far as the mountain, until they find them in the place, where they are living alone, for they have sought in all the Land of Egypt and not found anybody who would offer them shelter."


Herod assembled the chiefs and elders. He told them what had taken place. The advisors said, "O our Lord,let it be as thou desirest."


Herod chose ten valiant men. He informed them where the Holy Family were to be found. He said to them, "When ye have found them, bring them unto me that I may kill them with my own hands. If ye do what I have commanded you, I will give unto each of you ten talents of gold, and ye shall be great in all my kingdom."


The soldiers rode off to find Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.


Now there was a man from the Children of Israel, of the tribe of Judah and the family of the kings, who was related to Joseph, and his name was Moses.


When he heard this news, he went unto Joseph with great speed and Divine help. He came unto the Holy Family within three days, for he travelled in the night more than in the day. When Joseph saw Moses, he recognized him, and he rose up to greet him.


And Moses told him what had taken place, and of what Herod had done, and how he had killed the children of Bethlehem and Jerusalem. He reported how Herod still searched for the Divine Child.

Mary heard this. She was exceedingly sorrowful. She trembled with fear. Jesus comforted her, and they turned to Moses. Jesus said unto him, "Thou hast come to us in order that thou mayest inform us of this thing.

Thy coming and thy labour shall of a truth be rewarded. But because of the fear which thou hast caused to My Mother, take hold of this stone on which I was bathed, and put it beneath thy head. Sleep and rest for a little while."


Moses took the stone, placed it beneath his head, and turning his face toward the east, he gave up the ghost. Joseph took his body and buried it in this house under the threshold, towards the interior. And his memory survives till this day.


Thus the spirit of Moses became a guardian of the house against the intrusion of evil spirits.


After this, the Holy Family sojourned for six months in this house. Then Jesus said to His Mother: "This house in which we are shall contain holy monks on whom no rule in this world shall be able to inflict any injury, because it has been a refuge to us. Any barren woman who beseecheth Me with a pure heart and calleth to mind this house, unto her will I give sons.


There shall, moreover, be in this place a blessed congregation who shall remember and bless My Name, and pray unto Me at all times, and so gain strength against all their adversaries.

Those women in travail who shall be mindful of Me and of the labour which thou didst endure with Me, their prayers will I hear, and they shall be relieved."


History records this holy site as the Dair al-Muharraq, blessed due to the presence of the Holy Family.

The priest, Abu al-Makarim, says Jesus , Mary, and Joseph stayed in a chamber on the upper story of the church. A flight of steps allows access to the area.

BR> The chamber has a window, was opened by the breath of Jesus. It was not opened by the hand of man nor by any tool.


Assiut oral tradition says the most southern place visited by the Holy Family in Egypt was 6.2 miles southwest of Assiut. This area known as the ancient Lycopolis or wolf-town.

Oral tradition goes on to say the Holy Family returned to the present Dair al-Muharraq. The reader must remember these were nunted and wanted people.

Thus, they could not stay long in a place, where friends of Caesar (and by extension, Herod), were constantly on the lookout. This does not include the Holy Family being wanted due to the idols destroyed.

The Return of the Holy Family to Palestine

As Joseph slept one night at Dair al-Muharraq, the Angel of the Lord visted him in a dream saying, "Arise! Take the young child and his Mother. Go to Israel. For they are dead which sought the young child's life." (Matthew 2:20).

Obeying the angel of God, the Holy Family returned to Palestine. Leaving Cusae, they passed back through Hermopolis Magna(al-Ashmunain). The Vision of Theophilus reports that the locals received them joyously.

Presently, the village of al-Ashmunain may be found near Khmunu, capital city of the Hare-Nome of Upper Egypt, and the main site of Tut worship, Egyptian god of writing and science.

Local Dair al-Barsha oral tradition (on the Nile's east bank opposite to Mallawi), says the Holy Family stayed some time in a cave near the village.

Now known as the Magharat al-Adhra, the Cave of the Holy Virgin, it lies in the mountains east of Dair al-Barsha. A carpenter's bench and a plane,is to be still found there. Tradition says these St.Joseph used these objects. An icon on the cave wall shows the Blessed Virgin seated, knitting.

Apparently, Holy Family backtracked in their return to Palestine. The Coptic Synaxarium, states that during their return trip, they also sought shelter in a cave today found beneath the now Church of St. Sergius (Abu Sargah)in Old Cairo section, the ancient Babylon of Egypt.

Mary, Yusef, and Jesus likely took their time at Babylon (also a Roman fortress). For the Habiru Exile (597-538 B.C.), Jews had lived there. A Synagogue of Abraham Ben Ezra (ca. 1150 A.D.) was the former Coptic Church of St. Michael. Its builders used the site of an even more ancient synagogue. Jewish tradition has it Jeremiah preached there.

Conjecturally, Yusef, Myryrm, and Jesus would stay with their countrymen, especially since they had lived in the country for six to seven years.

Oral tradition says Joseph met with some family members at Babylon.. These persuaded him to spend time there.

The Synaxaria reports the tradition of the Holy Family's visit to Babylon. And when Antoninus Martyr (560-570 A.D.) the pilgrim of Placentia went through Egypt,he saw at Babylon (Memphis transliterated, Misr al-Kadimah) a temple, now a church.

" Antoninus Martyr viewed a linen cloth. Upon it was an imprint of the Saviour. The Child Jesus reportedly wiped His face on it, and His visage remained. Christians adore this image at certain times, but because of its brightness we were not able to look fixedly upon it, because the more earnestly you fix your gaze upon it, the more it changes before your eyes."

At the time of his Antonius' visit, the church was called the Church of Our Lady of Cana in Babylon. Near the altar in the upper church was a deep hole, like a big tomb, full of water, from which they were told Joseph drew water for washing the Divine Child.

Yusef, Myryrm and Yeshua went from Babylon northwards. They stopped again at Matariyah. They bathed, blessing the well. The Holy Family also bathed at al-Mahammah, called the place of bathing. The Coptic Synaxarium, says a water source marks the spot.

A temple with many idols had stood there. This collapsed when the Holy Family passed.

In the Church of the Blessed Virgin at Musturud, about three kilometres west of Matariyah, on the western bank of the Ismailiyah Canal, there is another a well blessed by the Holy Family's visit. It is to be found in the northeast church, east of the cave, where the Holy Family found shelter.

Yusef, Myryrm, and Yeshua continued on to Leontopolis, the ruins of Tell al-Yehudiyah. Romans knew it as Vicus Judaeorum. An oral tradition of the Christians of Shibin al-Kanatir (1 miles northwest of Leontopolis) says that the Holy Family visited their countrymen, who had settled around the Temple of Onias.

Jewish High priest Onias IV went to Egypt in 154 B.C. He sought the help of Egypt's ruling Ptolemies (Alexander the Great's remnant generals) against the Seleucid tyrants, the Ptolemies' political enemies.

Ptolemy IV (Philometer) gave Onias permission to build a temple synagogue at Leontopolis. Though small, it copied the Temple of Jerusalem(at the time).

Onias felt the desecration of the Jerusalem Temple by conquerer Antiochus Epiphanes (170 B.C.)was eminent. The copy Egyptian synagogue temple could be seen as the legitimate successor to that of Jerusalem.

But reportedly,Jewish Mishnah, traditional teachings considered only quasi-legitimate status to the temple of Onias.

The Holy Family walked through Tell al-Yehudiyah, into Bilbais, the Wadi Tumilat, the isthmus at al-Oantara, to the Mediterranean coast, caravan-route from Egypt to Palestine.

Again, tradition reports that Yusef, Myryrm, and Yeshua stayed for days in a garden between the Gabal Muntar and the nearby Gaza.

Returning to Palestine, Joseph learned "that Archaelaus ruled Judaea in in place of his father, Herod. Joseph feared to go there.

God's dream warned him as well. Joseph turned toward Nazareth. The prophets would be fulfilled, He shall be called a Nazarene." (Matthew 2:22-23).


BLACK SAINTS

See below As Black Catholics, we did not just fall off the ecclesiastical, Latin rite, liturgical church turnip truck.

And we were not originally converted by our Europeans brothers and sisters. As a people, a culture, we were in the one, holy, Universal (Catholic), Christian Church before they were. Some some say, even before the establishment by our Lord and Saviour,Yeshua--Jesus, in Greek parlance-- of the The Way, as early Christianity was known.


And Yes! to our still protesting brethren-- Catholics are Christians!To express our main difference, but to emphasize our Christ connections with each other, we of the Latin Rite, African root liturgical church concentrate on the altar, rather than the pulpit!


Indeed, we functioned as establishing, charter members from even before the time of Zipporah (Moshe/Musa/Moses' black wife).


Khemetian (Egyptian to European-heritaged)Pharaoh Akhenaton (Amenophis IV)first "universally" wrote of the One Godconcept.(He established a city to Him). Shortly thereafter, the Habiru tribe seeking relief from famine came to the area. And so it began!.

We include examples of our saints--more than 22,000 of them.

Remember-- Our Lord and Savior Yeshua,ne: Jesus, the Christ in English language established one Holy Catholic Church on earth.


Man split it, not God.

The African Church did not participate in that split. Thus this writer submits that all who follow the Nicene, Apostle's, or Athanasian Creeds are part of that Mystical Body of Christ (all Christianity, combined).

A Few Black Saints of the Early Church Remember, Yeshua--Jesus-set one Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church upon the earth. man split it. And Blacks,Africans had little to do with that division.


The below list is still being transcribed from ancient sources. Please be patient, and check from time to time.

St Victor


To Find More information, please visit the Coptic Orthodox, and Russian Orthodox, and Catholic Online saints lives sites to get the vitae on some of the friends of God listed here.

One reason for the requirement of triple checking is that the Latin and Orthodox rites excommunicated each other in or about 1054 A.D. Each site may have saved information, that the other faith tradition rite expunged, but still part of the Mystical Body of Christ, one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. Jesus set up one church. Man split it!

It should be remembered that during the time of kidnapping and enslavement (slavery), some in the Church in the west did much to hide the true character, race, ethnicity of our African heritaged saints.

Further, an invidious word, "North" started appear on maps of Africa (Kemet) in the 19th century particularly, to implicate that the residents were not of US.

Notwithstanding our book, below, please find a few of the Latin Rite, Coptic Rite, and Orthdox rite sites, in which the reader can elicit additional information about the African friends of God listed here. LATIN RITE


http://www.cin.org/saints/agnes.html
http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/indexsnt.htm
http://www.catholic.org/saints/
http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/
http://www.cin.org/saints.html

Or a google search with just the saint's name.
COPTIC RITE


http://www.copticchurch.net/topics/synexarion/index.html
and
Orthodox


http://home.it.net.au/~jgrapsas/pages/lives.htm
http://www.goarch.org/access/calendar/index.asp?D=10/21/2003&T=10
http://www.in2greece.com/english/saints/saints.htm
http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Christianity/Denominations/Orthodox/Saints_and_MMartyrs/
http://www.orthodox.net/saints/
http://gavras.customer.netspace.net.au/Lives%20of%20Orthodox%20Saints.htm
http://rejoyse.com/
http://dmoz.org/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Christianity/Denominations/Orthodox/Saints_and_Martyrs/C/
http://www.abbamoses.com/


13 martyrs at Alexandria
200 more killed. Feast Oct 30. 482AD
203 MM martyrs at Carthage
261 Christians
630-648 Became a monk under St. Theonas at DeirkKirjos, near Alexandria. D. 662 a disciple of Saints Anthony and Macarius, traveling in Scete. He established a monastery where he slept standing or sitting, keeping 40 night vigils for 40 years.A.D. 391
Aaron (another)
Aaron (Ethiopian Monophysite) 16 May
Aba Mina near Alexandria
Abadios 20 Jan.
Abadir and Sister Iraya[Herais]
Abadiu, Bishop of Antinoe 26 Dec.
Abahor (several) (Apa Hor)
Abaidas, 31 Oct. Ethiopian Disciple of St. Acirianus
ABAKERAZUM( St. Kirdjun) at Alexandria Borieam in Banuar
Abakuh (Apa Kauh) of Bamujeh, in Fayum, Khemet 23 Jan.
Abamon (Apa Pamun) Martyred in Alexadria, Khemet
Abel 13 July? Khemetian of Tacla Monastery Abyssinia
Abeluzius (Anba Lucius?) 15 Jan. Ethiopian
Abilus. Bp
Abraham The Poor
Abraham, MM
Abshai (confessed Christ at Alexandria)
Achillas, Bp
Achillas, Hmt
Adrian of Cantebury, Ab
Adrio, Victor and Bassilla
Aedesius, M
African Bishops
African Martyrs-210 AD, 303 AD, 459 AD,
Aglleus, M
Airka-M
Aizan and Sazan MM
Alexander of Alexandria, Bp
Alexander. M (Tribune of Theban Legion:
Alexandria Martyrs-261AD, 356AD, 390AD, 342AD, 372AD,
Alipius M
Alrka Saturninus , Felix, Ellas, Jeremy, Isaias, Samuel, Daniel, MM
Ambrose Kibllka
Ammon the Great, Hmt
Ammon, M
Ammon, Zeno,
Ammon,Hermogenes
Amoes, Hmt
Anatole Kiriggwajjo,African martyrs at Carthage

Anatolius, Bp and other martyrs 25 Sept.
Andrew and Companions MM
Anianus, Bp
Anihan-Moses the Black. Killed by Beduoins.
Anthanasius Badzekaketta, 1886, Uganda, M
Antonius. M
Antony, Ab, Hmt
Apa Isaac of Tiphre Priest
Apa Shamul of Teraphia Priest
Apa Simeon of Tapcho Priest
Aphrodisius and 30 Christians
Apollinaris
Apollinius, M
Apollo, Ab, Hmt
Apollonia, M
Appian Honorius, and Companion Apringus
Aquila, M
Aquilinus, Geminus, Eugene,bishops ot Numidia died as slaves at Mines in Sigum (Sigilim)
Arator, Dioscorus Companions MM
Arcadius and Companions, Apollinius and Companions MM
Arcadius, (under Valerian, 3rd Century) M
Aretas and Companions MM,
Aristaceus, Antonius; Arianus, Theoticus and Adventor, Solutor ,connected with the Theban Legion
Arori (aka Hor) D. at Alexandria
Asclas, M
Augustine. Bp, Dr
Aurelius, Bp. Hmt
Barsanuphius, Hmt
Basicicus of Khemet(Egypt) 7 Aug. His feet pierced with nails, he was beheaded at Varsinus. Jesus appeared to him while in prison.
Basilides (Father of Kings) 18 Sept. Reported brother in law of Emperor Numerianus and Basilides of Alexandria
Bassarion The Great,18 Aug, Coptic Memorial, 29 Nov. (Russian Rite, 6June), 17 June in Roman Martyrology
Bassus, Antony, and Protolicus, MM
Basura (Psura) and Shabas 19 Jan. (See St. Bahura)
Basura, Bishop of Masil,Khemet) 9 Sept. Martyred under Diocletian.
Batli(Amba Batli) 10 March Might be same as St. Batle of Nisibis
Batrabo, Ethiopian Saint 13 July (Coptic Memorial)
Batzalota (Basalota) Michal 6 June,15 July, 3 Oct. (Coptic calendar, depending on rite) Baula (Amba Baula of Tama (Temei)1 Oct.
Baula (Paul, Amba Baula) 1 Oct. Coptic Memorial of Tama(Temei)
Beauch(Bagug), Martyred 15 Jan. at Tina(Kau) in Khemet. Sentenced at Antinoe by order of Arrhianus
Bebnuda (Paphnutius) Martyr 15 Apr. of Tentyra, Khement. The tree from which he was hanged bore fruit in the same hour.
Bedel (Amba Bedel) Ethiopian 11 July (Coptic)
Bege (Amba Bege) 23 Dec.beheaded with Bishops Sergus, Kapalichus, Theodorus beheaded. Mentioned at daily Mass by the Ethiopian Rite.
Behnan (Behnui,Behnu,Bahanu) 15 May Martyr Ethiopian, Coptic
Beirina 26 Nov. African martyr Mennas, affiliate)
Belamon (Palemon?) 9 May
Belana 2 Jul
Bellicus 22 Jan. martyred in Africa (See St. Januarius, an affiliate)
Bellicus, 21 June (See St. Cyriacus)
Benedict the Moor (The Black), d. 1586
Benjamin (Amba) and his sister Edoxia, martyrs in Khemet.
Benjamin 6 Aug. (Ethiopian, Abyssinian priest) Had gift of Ecstasy
Benjamin I, 3 Jan(Coptic) 38th Coptic Patriarch of Alexandria
Benjamin the Great, Physician 18 May, 29 Dec. Nitrian Desert, Khemet, Fasted for 80 years
Bernard, Mary and Gracia, under Diocletian
Besas, Cronian, and Julian, MM
Besas, martyred at Alexandria 27 Feb. (See St. Julianus)
Beshada (Abshadius,Psote) 19 Jan. Khemetian Bishop
Besoy(Psoii)
Besoy, beheaded, and mother died of torture
Bessarion
Bl Joseph Mkasa,
Boniface, group of 140 soldiers martyred in Africa
Boniface, Subdeacons Servis, Rusticus, the monks Rogatus, Septimus, and Maximus, a boy at the monastery of Capsa
Bruno Sevonkuma, martyred soldier of Alexander
Caesarinus , with Theostista, Justinian, Virgins, at Carthage, Africa 15 June
Caesarius (Anda) martyr in Africa 4 Nov. with St. Primus
Caesarius, martyr at Teracina under Trajan. This African denounced a suicide, proclaimed himself a Christian, and was imprisoned, then thrown into the sea.
Caius, Faustus, Eusebius,Germana, MM
Callistratus and 50 Companions. African martvr executed by public officials at Alexandria
Callistus, Pope
Calus Pia Ceasarius The African)
Candidus
Candidus (Legionnaire),
Candidus (not Legionnaire)
Cassion, M
Castus, and Aemilius. MM
Catherine of Alexander-MM
Catulinus (Catholinus), Januarius, Florentius, Cedlius (Cecilianus), Celerinus, M. Her Companions, MM, The companions were little children. Philip of refused to die when they tried to kill him at first
Cerbonjus, Bp
Cerontius. Januarius. Saturninus Successus Julius
Chaermon Lucius and Companions, with Titus and Flavius, MM
Chaermon, Bp and Others
Chrispina (Crispinal, M
Chrysanthus Eunuch of Queen Candace of Ethiopia
Clement of Alexandria
Clithis(?) A physician
Cointha (Quinta), M confessed Christ . Thrown from a rock
Cordian, M. beheaded in Rome
Cornelius
Cynthinus
Cyprian, Bp, M
Cyril of Alexandria, Bp. Dr; (Cyril the Great) M
Cyrus and John, MM.Alexandria (Head Bishop Prior d, 180, seven men, live Felix Africanus, Audcatus, Januarius, Fortunatus, Septimus,
Damian, M
Datius, Reaturs (Restivusl. another Datius . Heradius, Secundius, Mark. Julian, Vincent, and 27 Companions, MM
Demetrius (Archdeacon) and Calaegerus
Demetrius of Elpidius, Canion (Cavion) Vindonius, MM
Dionysia and Companions, MM
Dionysius and Ammonius
Dionysius of Alexandria
Dionysius Regulus
Dionysius, Peter,Quodvulldeus. Bp
Dioscorus,Successus, and Companions martyred Proconsularis
Donatian, and Companions, Praesidius, Germanus,Rutinus Mark, Valerius MM
Dunatus, Justus, Hevena and 50 Companions,Saturninus, Emeritus
Kogantianus Victoria Egyptian Martyrs, group of 303AD under Diocletian
Elesbaan, Aksumite-Ethiopian King
Emiliano and 44 Christians Martyred at Membressa in Africa, MM
Epimachus and group of 46 Martvrs arrested and sent to Carthage Alexander, MM
Epiphanius (African Bishop), Donatus, Rufinus,Saturninus. Neopolis, Germanicus and MM
Eugenius of Carthage, Bp
Eulogius of Alexandria, Bp
Eunus, M
Euphra-Proconsularis Saturninus, Thyrsus and Victor, M, Saturus (Eupraxia)
Euphyrosyne, Euphrasius, Bp
Eutropia,(Saturust Salurniniis Revocatus, and Secunduliis MM
Exuperius
father of Saints Eusebius and Macarius; prefect of Antioch. Diocletian exiled to African Pentaplolis. Governor Masura ordered him killed
Felix Alexandria, MM
Felix and Regula
Felix Bp
Felix of Thibluca, Bp, martyred at Carthage
Felix, black soldier
Felix, Luciolus. Fortunatus, Marcia, martyred
Fortunatus and Lucian, MM
Forty Martyrs of Sebaste,Egypt and Palestine
Frumenlius and Companions
Fugraphus MM
Fulgentius, Bp
Gelasius, African Pope
Gereon, officer in the Theban Legion
Ghebre, d 1885. Ethiopian Monk
Gregory. Bp
Gregoryions MM Thais- Theban
Group of 220, Feast ot Oct. 16, in Uganda
group of 330 martyred at Xanter on the Rhine:
group of 41 martyrs Fortunatus and Marcian
Heraclas, Bp;and Helladius, MM
Heradius and Zozimus, MM, at Carthage
Herais, wife martyred after being married three weeks
Hermos and Majoricus with Datayia.Aemilian
Heron, a second Serenus Rhais MM
Heron, Arsenius, Isodore, Dioscorus, MM
Hilorian (Child and Companions martyred in Northwest 357AD, priests and bishops
Hiro, M
Hor (Anba Gri?; Anba Apari) 2 Aug. Priest with mystical gifts. Jesus appeared to him.
Hor (Or) in Khemet Affiliated with St. Ireneous 7 Aug.
Hor and Mother Daydara (Didra) 23 June and other martyrs:
Hor the Strong, Hermit 28 Nov. at Atrib, Khemet. In Alexandria
Hor the Wise, hermit in Khemet. Abbot of Nitrian Desert
Hor(Anba Hor) 6 July Khemetian native of Sariokos. Beheaded at Antinoe under Diocletian with 127 men, and 20 women.
Hor, another soldier, tortured and lanced
Hor, Bishop of Kemet, and 14 Sept. priest Serapion, martyrs at Alexandria
Innocentius, M, Theban Legionnaire
I'rolerius Patriarch ol Cyriacus, M
Iscyrion, M.
Isidora
Isidore of Alexandria,
Isidore of Nilria,Bp
Isidore of Pelusium,Ab
James Buzabalio. Uganda soldier of King Mwanga, 1886
Januaria, Cenerosa. Veslina, Secunda Gereon and Companions, M
John of Companions. MM
John of Egypt, Hmt
John the Dwarf (Kolubas)
Julia
Julian of Egypt
Julian Ptolemy, Ingen, Soldiers with Theophilus
Julius, Potamia, Crispian, Felix Khemet, (Egypt) Kibuka in Uganda. M
Kizito, Died 1886. Youngest Uganda martyr. He died laughing
Leomdas and Companion, MM
Leonitus, Hiero-Moor from Maurentania
Liberatus Ab and M
Liberatus, Abbot, 19 Aug. Patron of Carthage. Killed with Oars
Lot, reportedly a teacher of St. Peter in 22 Oct, 26 Apr.
Luke Banabakitu, Uganda martyr, 1886
Lycarion
Lycopolis, Prophet
Macarius of Alexandria (The Younger)
Macarius the Elder,
Macarius, Rufinus, Justus, and Theophilus, MM
Macrious of Fayum Priest
Macroni of Thoni Priest
Malthias Murumba d 1886 ,
Mansuetus,bl
Mappalicus, M
Marcella, MM, mother of Potam-timl Hermit
Marcellinus of Carthage with Apringius and Martyrs killed tor the faith
Marcellinus of Embrun, Bp. M
Marcellinus,MM
Marcellus, M
Marcian, Quintus, Theodotus, and Tryphon, MM
Martyrs of Najra by lews 523.
Maurice
Maurice M leader of the Theban legion
Maurus, Monk.
Maxiamian M refused service in the Roman Army From
260AD.267AD
Maximum of Vuchin Priest
Maximus ot Alexandria. Bp
Mennas
Mennas Bp,
Mennas of Constantinople
Metras M
Michael Ammon, Theophilus, Neoterius with 22 Christians at Alexandria,
Milliades MM
Modestus, Ammonius Child
Monica, Mother ol St Augustine
Moses Kagwa, 1886, military officer, Uganda M
Moses of Psammaniu Priest
Murilla Bp, Dr.
Napoleon
Neopolus M
Nicandor, Felix, Silvias, Vitalis, MM
Nilammon , MM
One of seven deacons and David, Onuphrius and Companions, MM
Opportuna
Optatus M
Orsieius Ab
Pachomius Ab Soldier
Pahnutius and Companions marlyrs Hmt
Palaermon Hmt
Palapius. Hmt
Pambo
Pantaenus of Alexandria
Paphnutius Bp
Paphunutius of Tentyra Priest
Papinianus and Mansuelus, Moors named originally Achmed, Zoraida and Laida, MM;
Paternuthius, Copras, and Boniface and Thecia, MM
Paul the Hermit
Paul the Simple
Pelagius. M
Peleus. Nidus, and Companion. MM
Peter Claver. d. 1654, Jesuit Priest
Peter ol Alexandria, Bp M
Peter Severus soldiers executed 300 A.D. (circa) Constantinople
Peter, Successus, Bassianus, Primitivus and Companions Castrensis, Bp
Phileas,M
Philemon M
Philemon was an entertainer M
Philip, Zeno Narseus and MM at Carthage,
Philotheus of Pendje Priest
Pierius Prior Hmt
Pipenon and Companions of 22
Plularchus (Plutarch) (Cucufate, Cugat, Guinefort, M. Lived in Scillis,Serenus,
Poemen from Africa, but killed in Spain
Polius and Eutychus, MM
Porphyry Monk
Possidius Bp
Potamiaeno Church in Africa
Potamon Up. M
Primus and llonatus
Priscus Bp Castrensis
Ptolemaeus, son of the Eparch Priest
Publius Julian Alexandria
Quadratus. M, Companions, MM
Quintian Bp
Quintian. Lucius an Julian Paul, Dionysius The Great of Alexandria. Bp, and 10 C ompanions, MM doctrine of Trinity (Three persons in one God)
Regains. Sebuggwawo, M, under King Mwanga, Uganda, 1886
Restituta, died 255 at Carthage. M
Rutilius. Fusculus. MM
Sabsir. Both imprisoned at Satnuf and beheaded at Bahra.
Salutaris, and Companions, a band of 315 plus 65 others ,11 and Companions
Saturninus and 13 Companions
Secundus and Companions
Secundus. Various MM Serapeum and 4966 other Christians were driven into desert by vandals
Senuthius of Buasti Priest
Serapion (Sarapion) the Scholastic M
Serenus M of Thynissa, and another Felix
Servus, Blessed
Servus, Rusticus, Septimus and Maximus, MM
Shenute Ab-
Silvanus Monk
Simeon of Thou Priest
Simeon, Salus Legionnaires, frozen while naked at Sebaste (Sivas, Turkey), MM
Sissinius of Tanatho Priest
Soldier under Emperor Diocletian,
Solochon and Companions three Egyplian soldiers
Spera
Talida. Abbess
Ten martyrs
Terrence, Africanus, Pompeius and Companions
Thaumaturges, among the Fathers of the Khemetian Desert.
THEBAN LEGION
Theban Legion-Cyprian. MM
Theban legionnaire called Sarelius, M
Theodora and Didymus
Theodore Monk
Theodore of Chotep Priest
Theophilus Heliodorus, Venutus and Companions, MM
Thomas of Tanphoh Priest
Timothy and Maura husband Heraclldes, M
Timothy M
Tryphon and Companions group, under order of Arian Kiang of the Vandals Huneric, along with deacon Valerian, Up, M
Varus, Roman soldier martyred in Upper Egypt
Verena related to a Theban legionnaire Victorian and Januarius and Marcaria, MM
Veturius, Felix.Gaudlosus The African, Bp of Abitina
Victor Mauros
Victonnus and Companions MM
Victor
Victor 1 African Pope d 190 was the first Pope to introduce Latin in the Liturgy
Victor and Stephen, MM
Victor and Ursus, Theban Legionnaires
Victor Cratusian and Companion, MM
Victor of Solothurn
Victor ot Vilae, Bp ol Carthage
Victor, Leomdas, M
Victorian
VincenI of Digne
Vitalis Theban, Seraplon, Seleucus , Valerian, Straton, MM, legionnaire
Women under Huneric
Zoticus, Rogatus, Modestus Castutus and Companions Bp of Brindisi from Alexandria

Virginmartyr Martha in Egypt February 6 -

- Virginmartyr Mary in Egypt. February 6

- Martyr Lycarion in Egypt. February 6
Martyr Lycarion in Egypt Egypt
Hieromartyr Theodotus the Bishop of Cyrenia(326)

- Venerable Agathon of Egypt. March 2 Egypt (5th)

Virginmartyr Irais (Rhais) of Antinoe in Egypt. March 5 -
Virginmartyr Irais (Rhais) of Antinoe in Egypt Egypt, Antinoe

March 5-St Mark the Faster, of Egypt
March 13 - Martyr Sabinus (Abibus) of Egypt

Martyr Sabinus (Abibus) of Egypt Egypt (287)
Martyr Terence of Carthage Carthage (3rd)
March 15 - Martyr Nicander of Egypt
Martyr Nicander of Egypt Egypt (ca 302)

March 16 - Martyr Sabinas of Egypt March 27 -
Venerable John the Clairvoyant, Anchorite, of Egypt
March 29 - Venerable John the Anchorite, of Egypt
March 31 - Venerable Apollonius, Ascetic, of Egypt

April 1 - Venerable Mary of Egypt April 5
- Venerable Publius of Egypt April 5
- St Theonas of Egypt April 5
- St Simeon of Egypt April 5
- St Phorbinus of Egypt April 7
- Venerable Serapion of Egypt April 11
- Venerable Pharmuthius the Anchorite of Egypt May 3
- Martyr Timothy the Reader and His Wife in Egypt May 3
- Martyr Maura of Antinoe in Egypt May 10
- Blessed Isidore the Fool of Tabenna in Egypt May 10
- Blessed Thais of Egypt May 14
- Venerable Serapion of Egypt May 19
- Martyr Kalufa of Egypt May 20
- Martyr Asclas of Egypt May 24
- Martyr Serapion the Egyptian Who Suffered in Galatia June 4
- St Zosimas of Cilicia the Bishop of Babylon in Egypt June 5
- Martyr Marcian of Egypt June 5
- Martyr Nicander of Egypt June 5
- Martyr Hyperechius of Egypt June 5
- Martyr Appolonius of Egypt June 5
- Martyr Leonidas of Egypt June 5
- Martyr Arius of Egypt June 5
- Martyr Gorgias of Egypt June 5
- Martyr Selenias of Egypt June 5
- Martyr Irenius of Egypt June 5
- Martyr Pambo of Egypt June 5
- Venerable Anubius the Confessor and Anchorite of Egypt June 6
- Venerable Bessarion the Wonderworker, of Egypt June 12
- Venerable John the Hermit of Egypt June 12
-Venerable Andrew the Hermit of Egypt June 12 -
Venerable Heraclemon the Hermit of Egypt June 12 -
Venerable Theophilus the Hermit of Egypt June 15 -
St Dulas the Passion-Bearer of Egypt July 9
- Martyr Patermuthius of Egypt July 9
- Martyr Coprius of Egypt July 9
- Martyr Alexander the Soldier of Egypt July 9-
Venerable Patermuthius the Ascetic of Egypt July 9-
Venerable Coprius the Ascetic of Egypt July 14-
Venerable Ellius (Hellius) of Egypt July 18-
Venerable Pambo the Hermit of Egypt August 5-
Martyr Cantidius of Egypt August 5 -
Martyr Cantidian of Egypt August 5 -
Martyr Sibelius (Sobel) of Egypt August 7 -
Venerable Horus of the Thebaid, Egypt August 9-
Venerable Psoi of Egypt August 16 -
Venerable Cherimon (Chaeremon) of Egypt September 6-
St David of Hermopolis in Egypt September 16 -
Venerable Dorotheus the Hermit of Egypt September 18 -
Martyr Sophia of Egypt September 18 -
Martyr Irene of Egypt September 25 -
Martyr Paphnutius in Egypt September 25 -
546 Martyred Companions of Paphnutius in Egypt October 4 -
Venerable Paul the Simple of Egypt October 8 -
Venerable Thais of Egypt October 9 -
Venerable Andronicus and His Wife, of Egypt October 9 -
Venerable Athanasia and Her Husband, of Egypt October 19 -
Blessed Cleopatra With Her Son in Egypt October 19 -
Blessed John With His Mother Cleopatra in Egypt November 9 -
Venerable John the Short, of Egypt November 11 -
Martyr Mennas of Egypt December 2 -
St John of Egypt December 2 -
St Heraclemon of Egypt December 2 -
St Andrew of Egypt December 2 -
St Theophilus of Egypt December 5 -
Venerable Kaion (Cyrion) and His Son, of Egypt December 5 -
Venerable Zachariah of Egypt December 11 -
Martyr Mirax of Egypt December 11 -
Martyr Acepsius of Egypt December 11 -
Martyr Aithalas of Egypt December 17 -
Venerable Daniel the Confessor (In Schema, Stephen) of Spain, and Egypt



Some documents entered under 17 U.S.C.Sec. 107 (Fair use for scholarship, education of members of the geological and historical African Diaspora). Pax Christi, James Wesly Smith, editor.


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We begin with WHAT BLACK CATHOLICS believe, then on Mary, Jesus' Mother, and continue until we reach the present.

Beliefs of Black Catholics (and all members of the One Holy Catholic Apostolic church-Universal Faith, aka, Catholic whether denominated Melkite, Maronite, Coptic, Syrio Aegyptus, Roman, Greek or Russian Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, Ethiopian Orthodox CATHOLICS ALL.

We can go to Church in any country in the world and generally know the exact order or the worship service (called Mass)...and with only a few exceptions, know what the Homily (aka sermon in other churches), will be about. It is normally based on one of the Bible readings for that mass.

What We Believe

See the Athanasius Creed and the Old Roman Creed (African theologian, Tertullian commentary, below). (Note: The First Council of Nicea was influenced by a heavy African delegation, hence African thought is represented. Yet the word AFRICA proves of Greek European origin. Alexandria Khemet (aka Kemet)remains one of the areas generating many black saints.

European derivate folks know its country today as Egypt--another Greek, Eurocentric term. Africa has been alternately know by Africans as Akebu-lan, Azaria,Ta Merri, and later, Ethiopia> ("dark skin or land of burnt faces". When Pharoah Tarhaqua (see Book of Isaiah, and around 2 Kings) ruled, his kingdom was Ethiopia. Later trade routes went from the East coast(Khemet -Egypt) to the West, modern Mauretania, Ghana, and Nigeria.

It is said the Dongola people had a direct connection with the ancient Khemetian empire (Egyptian). Before the prophet's armies, Khemetian influence went from the upper coast of what is now know as Africa to timbuctu, reportedly an important university area housing the last of the extensive library of the Sphinx temple complex.

One must remember, that Baby Yeshua (Jesus) grew up in the Khemetian area until the age of reason--sense history can pinpoint exactly when Herod died. As tradition reports-- until about the age of six or seven, Jesus grew up in Africa around what is now old Cairo--Heliopolis.

Our Lord, the Christ went to school in the area, learned African ways,to read and write, inculcated African wisdom, and thought...perhaps a reason why several of the Apostles went to Akebulan (Africa), St. Matthew, Nathaniel, Philip, His cousin, St. Jude Lebbeus Thaddeus.

Evangelist,St.John Mark died there. And in Scripture itself,during Pentecost when "devout men from every nation on Earth" were in Jerusalem who is named as upon the first baptized disciples by St. Philip in Acts? The Ethiopian Finance minister of the Kandake Queen Candace in the Bible! Candace of Axum's reign was a small part of what had been contiguous to Pharoah Tarhaqua.


We believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.


And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of Very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father by whom all things were made; who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.


He suffered and was buried, and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead, whose kingdom shall have no end.


And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets.


And we believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. And we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.


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Who are we? What exactly is this Orthodox Church to which we belong? To answer these important questions we must go back to the beginning:

Man was created by God to live in full communion with his Creator and share in His Divine Glory.


But Adam's rejection of life with God because of personal pride plunged all mankind into sin and separation from God. Because of his sinfulness, man cannot save himself or discover Truth through the efforts of his own reason or experience. God alone can save man, and God alone reveals Truth to sinful mankind.


The Old Testament is the history of God's preparing mankind to receive the Truth, the Resurrection and the Life -- God in the flesh, Christ Jesus. The Lord Jesus Christ, by His earthly life, sufferings, and Resurrection, opened the way for men once again to come into full communion with God.

After ascending into heaven, the Son of God sent the Holy Spirit upon His Apostles. We read in the second chapter of the Book of the Acts of the Apostles: "Suddenly there came from heaven a sound like the rushing of a violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.


And there appeared to them tongues like flames of fire, divided among them and resting on each one. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit!" So the History of the Church begins, with the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles at Jerusalem during the feast of Pentecost.


On that same day, through the preaching of Apostle Peter, 3,000 men and women were baptized, and the first Christian community at Jerusalem was formed.

Before long the members of the Jerusalem Church were scattered by the persecution which followed the stoning of St. Stephen the first martyr."


Go forth therefore," Christ had said, "and make all nations My disciples"(Math. 28:19). Obedient to this command, they preached wherever they went; at first to Jews, but before long, to the Gentiles also.


Thus, the Apostles established the Church throughout the ancient world. St. Peter and St. James founded the Church of Jerusalem. St. Paul founded the Church of Antioch(but Peter was its first head); St. Andrew the Church of Constantinople; St. John Mark, the Church of Alexandria; and St. Peter and Paul, the Church of Rome.


Tradition and documents show Saints Nathaniel, Matthew, Philip, Jude Lebbeus Thaddeus (St. Jude),and OUr Lord Himself, founding, interacting with, or influencing the African Church.

A Bible verse even indicates the Queen of the South (Seba=Queen Makeda of Axum/Ethiopia? will be a judge)


[Mat 12:42.5] The Queen of the South will arise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.

South of Israel lies Khemet,(Egypt), and south of that is Cush/Nubia/Abyssinia)


Some accounts of the Apostolic--missionary journeys are recorded by St. Luke in the book of Acts; others are preserved in the Holy Tradition of the Church. Thus, was founded on earth Christ's Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and thus it began its spread to all the ends of the Earth.

"The Church is the Mystical Body of Christ. It is One Body, Unique and Indivisible, with the Lord Jesus Christ as its Head. It is made Holy in all its members by the grace of the Holy Spirit.

The Church is Catholic (in the original sense of whole and universal) both because it includes true Christians of all times and places and also because it makes all its members one in Christ.


The Church is Apostolic because it was founded on, and organized by, the apostles chosen by Christ for that purpose and preserves intact the sacred Tradition they established in the Holy Spirit.

The Church is a mystical Body which lives both in heaven and on earth, including those who have finished their earthly course and come into eternal blessedness and those who are still struggling to work out their salvation here on earth.


In prayer, in faith, and in spirit, those in heaven and on earth are united with one another and in the Lord and Head of the Church, Jesus Christ.

The visible part of the Church is likewise fully united in prayer, faith and spirit. No doctrinal differences divide Her members. Guided by the Holy Spirit dwelling in the Church since Pentecost, the Church on earth lives by the original and unchangeable Faith of the apostles.

In administration, of course, the Church is divided into various branches, like the living branches of the True Vine of Christ.


The apostles founded churches throughout the world, but the churches of Jerusalem, Alexandria, Antioch, Constantinople and Rome, being located in major cities, acquired special administrative importance.


Their bishops came to be called Patriarchs or Popes. Later other patriarchates were established in Russia, Serbia, Rumania and Bulgaria, when these lands became Christian.


These patriarchs stand as first among equals with the bishops of the national churches whose primates bear the titles of Archbishop or Metropolitan.


Local councils of bishops and the Seven Ecumenical Councils, acting with the grace of the Holy Spirit, have settled major disputes concerning Church doctrine and practice, beginning with the First Council of Jerusalem recorded in the Book of Acts.


Indeed from our Orthodox brethren (with the understanding that Jesus wants His church reunited--and it will be one day):

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Some converts compose lists of jurisdictions they classify as not being in communion "with the worldwide autonomous and autocephalous Orthodox churches", as they see it.

In true Orthodoxy, however, canonicity is not determined by individuals and church politics, but defined by Orthodox Canon Law. Aside from that, it is below Christian dignity and Orthodox moral standards to give false witness by demeaning others and making judgmental statements against one's neighbor.


No Orthodox Canon requires every canonical, local or world-wide Orthodox jurisdiction must be in full communion with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey.


Though His Holiness has the historic title of "first among equals" among all Orthodox Patriarchs, serving many times as its spokesman, but at no time exercising "temporal jurisdiction" over all Orthodox dioceses around the globe.

Canonically, he is merely the 270th successor of the Apostle Andrew.


{Source: Orthodox Source


Author's note. There is one Mystical Body of Christ--all Christianity combined. God did not split it, man did! This author's BELIEF that all who profess the NICENE CREED, OR THE APOSTLE'S CREED, OR THE ATHANASIAN CREED remain a part of the one (universal) holy Catholic and apostolic church, irrespective whether they call themselves, Byzantine, Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Coptic, Syrio Aegyptus, Ethiopian Apostolic, or elsewise. God himself will deal with the political/pride division. If the "branch/division" can trace itself unbroken to an Apostle, or disciple of an apostle, we would submit Yeshua Himself would consider it one of the sheep, one of the branches, of which Christ himself proclaimed He was the vine!"


(Further we submit that Our Lord Himself also proclaimed "I have other sheep, not of this pen/fold")--things upon which to meditate before we attempt to dictate to another brother or sister the "invalidity" of his or her beliefs.


Editor's note: The African Church was NOT a part of the mutual excommunications of the European East and West(app. 1054 A.D.) And by the way, that papal "bull" (decree was rescinded in the latter part of the 20th Century.


We Blacks as an African derivative folk had our own troubles from the 400s A.D. The European Vandals Huneric and Guneric and their successors nearly destroyed the African Church.


With the ascent of certain barbarians to positions of high places in the Latin Rite, mis-communication over terms led to imbroglios with the Coptic Rite of the Black Catholic Church.


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PRAYER FOR THE DIVINE WILL Lord, I humbly surrender my will to follow your plan for my life. Lord, I want to dedicate my life for your service. I consecrate my heart to you and I seek to do everything for you. Lord, I have no other will but yours.


I declare my Yes to Thee most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen


Glory be to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE IN THE LITURGICAL CHURCHES (AND ANYONE ELSE WHO BELIEVES) Divine Mercy Sunday this Sunday April 19, 2009 (For Eastern and Western Churches?)


SEE: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oloe/message/427 (lAST VISITED 18 aPRIL 2009. Fair use.) in 1935 Sister Faustina received a vision of an Angel sent by God to punish the world. That Angel became helpless and could not carry out the ordained punishment as she implored the Eternal Father for His Divine Mercy.


In 1995 Our Lord Himself spoke of that same Mercy in His Lessons to the world:


"...My doors will remain open for all until the designated time when My Father closes them after He releases His angels to unseal the scrolls of judgment for the world. Now I continue to wait and accept even the least prayer for mercy." (IAYJM, Vol V, #22, 10-05-95 - October 5th was subsequently designated the Feast Day of St. Faustina)


LESSON from Our Lord: "My Blessing of Peace"...


In 2006, on two occasions, in the Words of God the Father, He confirmed Mother Mary’s role and warned:


"What a foolish notion it would be to not give proper reverence in due course to such a Queen! Had it not been for this most beautiful and pure Empress, the Hand of your Almighty Creator would have dealt harsher blows. She is the one who holds back the angels’ wings through her purity, her innocence, and her unconditional Love for you."(WOGF 04-08-06)


Words of God the Father April 8, 2006...


"My sweet beloved Mary, a humble servant and spouse to the Holy Spirit, continues to hold back the sword of the Angel, preventing it from striking and revealing the bowls of purification. However, even my sweet Mary could not do this unless I allowed her, for I have been a patient and loving God. But now, without revealing a time or a date or a place, I will forewarn humanity to take a cautious look at your very selves."(WOGF 07-08-06)


Words of God the Father July 8, 2006...


And finally, on the Feast of St. Padre Pio in 2007, Our Lady of Emmitsburg encourages her children and reaffirms the tenuous situation in which humanity finds itself:


"Receive the graces that you can receive now, because when they stop due to the events to unfold, if and when God directs His Angel who stands holding the sword, those graces may be held back for purification. So receive them now!"


Our Lady of Emmitsburg September 23, 2007...


Prophecies of Our Lady of Emmitsburg: The Purification


"All of what I have said will come to pass.... This is not a time period when you will be waiting so long. I have said that I would intercede. My Son has said that He will intercede for all people to know the Truth and to live in Peace. God the Father knows the exact date and time, and I can tell you that my Son has said that God the Father would now intervene." (OLOE Private 12-31-03)


Our Lady of Emmitsburg December 31, 2003...



The Purification...


More on the Purification...


DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS


1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.



2. Then on the Our Father Beads say the following: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world. 3. On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.


(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).


4. Conclude with (three times): Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.


In 1933, God gave Sister Faustina a striking vision of His Mercy, Sister tells us:


"I saw a great light, with God the Father in the midst of it. Between this light and the earth I saw Jesus nailed to the Cross and in such a way that God, wanting to look upon the earth, had to look through Our Lord's wounds and I understood that God blessed the earth for the sake of Jesus."


Of another vision on Sept. 13, 1935, she writes:


"I saw an Angel, the executor of God's wrath... about to strike the earth...I began to beg God earnestly for the world with words which I heard interiorly. As I prayed in this way, I saw the Angel's helplessness, and he could not carry out the just punishment...."


The following day an inner voice taught her to say this prayer on ordinary rosary beads:


"First say one 'Our Father', 'Hail Mary', and 'I believe'. Then on the large beads say the following words:


'Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.'


On the smaller beads you are to say the following words:


'For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the whole world.'


In conclusion you are to say these words three times:


'Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world'.


Jesus said later to Sister Faustina:


"Say unceasingly this chaplet that I have taught you. Anyone who says it will receive great Mercy at the hour of death. Priests will recommend it to sinners as the last hope. Even the most hardened sinner, if he recites this Chaplet even once, will receive grace from My Infinite Mercy. I want the whole world to know My Infinite Mercy. I want to give unimaginable graces to those who trust in My Mercy...."


"....When they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person not as the just judge but as the Merciful Savior".


The Divine Mercy Novena



Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He said:


"These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said: 'My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass Me by.' The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My Mercy."


In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her:


"On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy ... On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls."


The different souls prayed for on each day of the novena are:


Can be any day to start, not just those listed below: DAY 1 - All mankind, especially sinners


DAY 2 - The souls of priests and religious


DAY 3 - All devout and faithful souls


DAY 4 - Those who do not believe in Jesus and those who do not yet know Him


DAY 5 - The souls of separated brethren


DAY 6 - The meek and humble souls and the souls of children


DAY 7 - The souls who especially venerate and glorify Jesus' mercy


DAY 8 - The souls who are detained in purgatory;


DAY 9 - The souls who have become lukewarm.


The Chaplet of Divine Mercy may also be offered each day for the day's intention, but is not strictly necessary to the Novena.


First Day "Today bring to Me all mankind, especially all sinners,


and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will console Me in the bitter grief into which the loss of souls plunges Me."


Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us and to forgive us, do not look upon our sins but upon our trust which we place in Your infinite goodness. Receive us all into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart, and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by Your love which unites You to the Father and the Holy Spirit.


Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon all mankind and especially upon poor sinners, all enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion show us Your mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence of Your mercy for ever and ever. Amen.


Second Day


"Today bring to Me the Souls of Priests and Religious,


and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy. It was they who gave me strength to endure My bitter Passion. Through them as through channels My mercy flows out upon mankind."


Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your grace in men and women consecrated to Your service,* that they may perform worthy works of mercy; and that all who see them may glorify the Father of Mercy who is in heaven.


Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the company of chosen ones in Your vineyard -- upon the souls of priests and religious; and endow them with the strength of Your blessing. For the love of the Heart of Your Son in which they are enfolded, impart to them Your power and light, that they may be able to guide others in the way of salvation and with one voice sing praise to Your boundless mercy for ages without end. Amen.


* In the original text, Saint Faustina uses the pronoun "us" since she was offering this prayer as a consecrated religious sister. The wording adapted here is intended to make the prayer suitable for universal use.



Third Day


"Today bring to Me all Devout and Faithful Souls,


and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought me consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were a drop of consolation in the midst of an ocean of bitterness."


Most Merciful Jesus, from the treasury of Your mercy, You impart Your graces in great abundance to each and all. Receive us into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart and never let us escape from It. We beg this grace of You by that most wondrous love for the heavenly Father with which Your Heart burns so fiercely.


Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon faithful souls, as upon the inheritance of Your Son. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, grant them Your blessing and surround them with Your constant protection. Thus may they never fail in love or lose the treasure of the holy faith, but rather, with all the hosts of Angels and Saints, may they glorify Your boundless mercy for endless ages. Amen.


Fourth Day


"Today bring to Me those who do not believe in God and those who do not know Me,


I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My Heart. Immerse them in the ocean of My mercy."


Most compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who do not believe in God and of those who as yet do not know You. Let the rays of Your grace enlighten them that they, too, together with us, may extol Your wonderful mercy; and do not let them escape from the abode which is Your Most Compassionate Heart.


Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who do not believe in You, and of those who as yet do not know You, but who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Draw them to the light of the Gospel. These souls do not know what great happiness it is to love You. Grant that they, too, may extol the generosity of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.


*Our Lord's original words here were "the pagans." Since the pontificate of Pope John XXIII, the Church has seen fit to replace this term with clearer and more appropriate terminology.


Fifth Day


"Today bring to Me the Souls of those who have separated themselves from My Church*,


and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart, that is, My Church. As they return to unity with the Church My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My Passion."


Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Church. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to glorify the generosity of Your mercy.


Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Son's Church, who have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces by obstinately persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of Your own Son and upon His bitter Passion, which He underwent for their sake, since they, too, are enclosed in His Most Compassionate Heart. Bring it about that they also may glorify Your great mercy for endless ages. Amen.


*Our Lord's original words here were "heretics and schismatics," since He spoke to Saint Faustina within the context of her times. As of the Second Vatican Council, Church authorities have seen fit not to use those designations in accordance with the explanation given in the Council's Decree on Ecumenism (n.3). Every pope since the Council has reaffirmed that usage. Saint Faustina herself, her heart always in harmony with the mind of the Church, most certainly would have agreed. When at one time, because of the decisions of her superiors and father confessor, she was not able to execute Our Lord's inspirations and orders, she declared: "I will follow Your will insofar as You will permit me to do so through Your representative. O my Jesus " I give priority to the voice of the Church over the voice with which You speak to me" (497). The Lord confirmed her action and praised her for it.


Sixth Day Today bring to Me the Meek and Humble Souls and the Souls of Little Children,


and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I saw them as earthly Angels, who will keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. I favor humble souls with My confidence.


Most Merciful Jesus, You yourself have said, "Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart." Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all heaven into ecstasy and they are the heavenly Father's favorites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy.


Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek souls, upon humble souls, and upon little children who are enfolded in the abode which is the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and by the delight You take in them: Bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the praises of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.


Seventh Day


Today bring to Me the Souls who especially venerate and glorify My Mercy*,


and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over my Passion and entered most deeply into My spirit. They are living images of My Compassionate Heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life. Not one of them will go into the fire of hell. I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death.


Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol and venerate the greatness of Your mercy. These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself. In the midst of all afflictions and adversities they go forward, confident of Your mercy; and united to You, O Jesus, they carry all mankind on their shoulders. These souls will not be judged severely, but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life.


Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who glorify and venerate Your greatest attribute, that of Your fathomless mercy, and who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls are a living Gospel; their hands are full of deeds of mercy, and their hearts, overflowing with joy, sing a canticle of mercy to You, O Most High! I beg You O God:


Show them Your mercy according to the hope and trust they have placed in You. Let there be accomplished in them the promise of Jesus, who said to them that during their life, but especially at the hour of death, the souls who will venerate this fathomless mercy of His, He, Himself, will defend as His glory. Amen.


*The text leads one to conclude that in the first prayer directed to Jesus, Who is the Redeemer, it is "victim" souls and contemplatives that are being prayed for; those persons, that is, that voluntarily offered themselves to God for the salvation of their neighbor (see Col 1:24; 2 Cor 4:12). This explains their close union with the Savior and the extraordinary efficacy that their invisible activity has for others. In the second prayer, directed to the Father from whom comes "every worthwhile gift and every genuine benefit,"we recommend the "active" souls, who promote devotion to The Divine Mercy and exercise with it all the other works that lend themselves to the spiritual and material uplifting of their brethren.


Eighth Day


"Today bring to Me the Souls who are in the prison of Purgatory,


and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly loved by Me. They are making retribution to My justice. It is in your power to bring them relief. Draw all the indulgences from the treasury of My Church and offer them on their behalf. Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer, you would continually offer for them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My justice."


Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You, and yet, who must make retribution to Your justice. May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of Purgatory, that there, too, the power of Your mercy may be celebrated.


Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls suffering in Purgatory, who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. I beg You, by the sorrowful Passion of Jesus Your Son, and by all the bitterness with which His most sacred Soul was flooded: Manifest Your mercy to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny. Look upon them in no other way but only through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and compassion. Amen.


Ninth Day


"Today bring to Me the Souls who have become Lukewarm,


and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: 'Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will.' For them, the last hope of salvation is to run to My mercy."


Most compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love, let these tepid souls who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your love, and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power.


Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three-hour agony on the Cross: Let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy. Amen.


The New Plenary Indulgence


During the course of Jesus' revelations to Saint Faustina on the Divine Mercy He asked on numerous occasions that a feast day be dedicated to the Divine Mercy and that this feast be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. The liturgical texts of that day, the 2nd Sunday of Easter, concern the institution of the Sacrament of Penance, the Tribunal of the Divine Mercy, and are thus already suited to the request of Our Lord. This Feast, which had already been granted to the nation of Poland and been celebrated within Vatican City, was granted to the Universal Church by Pope John Paul II on the occasion of the canonization of Sr. Faustina on 30 April 2000.


In a decree dated 23 May 2000, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments stated that "throughout the world the Second Sunday of Easter will receive the name Divine Mercy Sunday, a perennial invitation to the Christian world to face, with confidence in divine benevolence, the difficulties and trials that mankind will experience in the years to come." These papal acts represent the highest endorsement that the Church can give to a private revelation, an act of papal infallibility proclaiming the certain sanctity of the mystic, and the granting of a universal feast, as requested by Our Lord to St. Faustina.


Concerning the Feast of Mercy Jesus said:


Whoever approaches the Fountain of Life on this day will be granted complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. (Diary300)


I want the image solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter, and I want it to be venerated publicly so that every soul may know about it. (Diary 341)


This Feast emerged from the very depths of My mercy, and it is confirmed in the vast depths of my tender mercies. (Diary420)


On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My Inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.* [our emphasis] On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet.


My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will I contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy. (Diary 699)


Yes, the first Sunday after Easter is the Feast of Mercy, but there must also be deeds of mercy, which are to arise out of love for Me. You are to show mercy to our neighbors always and everywhere. You must not shrink from this or try to absolve yourself from it. (Diary 742)


I want to grant complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My mercy. (Diary 1109)


As you can see the Lord's desire for the Feast includes the solemn, public veneration of the Image of Divine Mercy by the Church, as well as personal acts of veneration and mercy. The great promise for the individual soul is that a devotional act of sacramental penance and Communion will obtain for that soul the plenitude of the divine mercy on the Feast.


The Divine Mercy Sunday Indulgence


On 29 June 2002, the Apostolic Penitentiary of the Holy See promulgated a decree creating new indulgences that may be gained by the faithful in connection with the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday. This decree grants a plenary indulgence to those who comply with all the conditions established, and a partial indulgence to those who incompletely fulfill the conditions.


Decree of Indulgence


The Decree of Indulgence 29 June 2002



APOSTOLIC PENITENTIARY


DECREE


Indulgences attached to devotions in honour of Divine Mercy


"O God, your mercy knows no bounds and the treasure of your goodness is infinite..." (Prayer after the "Te Deum" Hymn) and "O God, you reveal your almighty power above all by showing mercy and forgiveness..." (Prayer for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time), in these prayers Holy Mother Church humbly and faithfully sings of Divine Mercy. Indeed, God's great patience with the human race in general and with each individual person shines out in a special way when sins and moral failures are forgiven by Almighty God Himself and the guilty are readmitted in a fatherlike way to his friendship, which they deservedly lost.


Duty of honouring Divine Mercy


The faithful with deep spiritual affection are drawn to commemorate the mysteries of divine pardon and to celebrate them devoutly. They clearly understand the supreme benefit, indeed the duty, that the People of God have to praise Divine Mercy with special prayers and, at the same time, they realize that by gratefully performing the works required and satisfying the necessary conditions, they can obtain spiritual benefits that derive from the Treasury of the Church. "The paschal mystery is the culmination of this revealing and effecting of mercy, which is able to justify man, to restore justice in the sense of that salvific order which God willed from the beginning in man, and through man, in the world" (Encyclical Letter Dives in misericordia, n. 7).


It is God's Mercy that grants supernatural sorrow and resolution to amend


Indeed, Divine Mercy knows how to pardon even the most serious sins, and in doing so it moves the faithful to perceive a supernatural, not merely psychological, sorrow for their sins so that, ever with the help of divine grace, they may make a firm resolution not to sin any more. Such spiritual dispositions undeniably follow upon the forgiveness of mortal sin when the faithful fruitfully receive the sacrament of Penance or repent of their sin with an act of perfect charity and perfect contrition, with the resolution to receive the Sacrament of Penance as soon as they can.


Indeed, Our Lord Jesus Christ teaches us in the parable of the Prodigal Son that the sinner must confess his misery to God saying: "Father I have sinned against heaven and against you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son" (Lk 15,18-19), realizing that this is a work of God, "for [he] was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found" (Lk 15,32).


Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday


And so with provident pastoral sensitivity and in order to impress deeply on the souls of the faithful these precepts and teachings of the Christian faith, the Supreme Pontiff, John Paul II, moved by the consideration of the Father of Mercy, has willed that the Second Sunday of Easter be dedicated to recalling with special devotion these gifts of grace and gave this Sunday the name, "Divine Mercy Sunday" (Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Decree Misericors et miserator, 5 May 2000).


The Gospel of the Second Sunday of Easter narrates the wonderful things Christ the Lord accomplished on the day of the Resurrection during his first public appearance: "On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you'.


When he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the discples were glad to see the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you'. And then 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 20,19-23).


Plenary Indulgence


To ensure that the faithful would observe this day with intense devotion, the Supreme Pontiff himself established that this Sunday be enriched by a plenary indulgence, as will be explained below, so that the faithful might receive in great abundance the gift of the consolation of the Holy Spirit. In this way, they can foster a growing love for God and for their neighbour, and after they have obtained God's pardon, they in turn might be persuaded to show a prompt pardon to their brothers and sisters.


Pardon of others who sin against us


Thus the faithful will more closely conform to the spirit of the Gospel, receiving in their hearts the renewal that the Second Vatican Council explained and introduced: "Mindful of the words of the Lord: "By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another' (Jn 13,35), Christians can yearn for nothing more ardently than to serve the men of this age with an ever growing generosity and success....


It is the Father's will that we should recognize Christ our brother in the persons of all men and love them with an effective love, in word and in deed (Pastoral Constitution, Gaudium et spes, n. 93).


Three conditions for the plenary indulgence


And so the Supreme Pontiff, motivated by an ardent desire to foster in Christians this devotion to Divine Mercy as much as possible in the hope of offering great spiritual fruit to the faithful, in the Audience granted on 13 June 2002, to those Responsible for the Apostolic Penitentiary, granted the following Indulgences:


a plenary indulgence, granted under the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer for the intentions of Supreme Pontiff) to the faithful who, on the Second Sunday of Easter or Divine Mercy Sunday, in any church or chapel, in a spirit that is completely detached from the affection for a sin, even a venial sin, take part in the prayers and devotions held in honour of Divine Mercy, or who, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed or reserved in the tabernacle, recite the Our Father and the Creed, adding a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus (e.g. Merciful Jesus, I trust in you!");


A partial indulgence, granted to the faithful who, at least with a contrite heart, pray to the merciful Lord Jesus a legitimately approved invocation.


For those who cannot go to church or the seriously ill


In addition, sailors working on the vast expanse of the sea; the countless brothers and sisters, whom the disasters of war, political events, local violence and other such causes have been driven out of their homeland; the sick and those who nurse them, and all who for a just cause cannot leave their homes or who carry out an activity for the community which cannot be postponed, may obtain a plenary indulgence on Divine Mercy Sunday, if totally detesting any sin, as has been said before, and with the intention of fulfilling as soon as possible the three usual conditions, will recite the Our Father and the Creed before a devout image of Our Merciful Lord Jesus and, in addition, pray a devout invocation to the Merciful Lord Jesus (e.g. Merciful Jesus, I trust in you).


If it is impossible that people do even this, on the same day they may obtain the Plenary Indulgence if with a spiritual intention they are united with those carrying out the prescribed practice for obtaining the Indulgence in the usual way and offer to the Merciful Lord a prayer and the sufferings of their illness and the difficulties of their lives, with the resolution to accomplish as soon as possible the three conditions prescribed to obtain the plenary indulgence.


Duty of priests: inform parishioners, hear confessions, lead prayers


Priests who exercise pastoral ministry, especially parish priests, should inform the faithful in the most suitable way of the Church's salutary provision. They should promptly and generously be willing to hear their confessions. On Divine Mercy Sunday, after celebrating Mass or Vespers, or during devotions in honour of Divine Mercy, with the dignity that is in accord with the rite, they should lead the recitation of the prayers that have been given above. Finally, since "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy" (Mt 5,7), when they instruct their people, priests should gently encourage the faithful to practise works of charity or mercy as often as they can, following the example of, and in obeying the commandment of Jesus Christ, as is listed for the second general concession of indulgence in the "Enchiridion Indulgentiarum".


This Decree has perpetual force, any provision to the contrary notwithstanding.


Archbishop Luigi De Magistris, Tit. Archbishop of Nova Major Pro-Penitentiary



Fr Gianfranco Girotti, O.F.M. Conv., Regent


The Decree of Indulgence for Divine Mercy Sunday grants a plenary or full indulgence to those who satisfy certain conditions established by the Church and a partial (incomplete) indulgence to those who fulfill some but not all or the conditions.


A plenary indulgence means that by the merits of Jesus Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the saints, the full remission of the temporal punishment due to sacramentally forgiven sins is obtained. The person becomes as if just baptized and would fly immediately to heaven if he died in that instant. A partial indulgence means that a portion of the temporal punishment due to forgiven sin is remitted. Partial indulgences are received either by doing some act to which a partial indulgence is attached (e.g. praying a partially indulgenced prayer), or by the incomplete fulfillment of the conditions attached to a plenary indulgence.


Eternal and Temporal Punishment or Guilt


There are two kinds of punishment attached to sin, eternal and temporal. If the sin is mortal (serious, grave) sin, the person loses the friendship of God and with it the life of divine grace within. This punishment is eternal. If the person is not restored to grace before death he will be punished forever in hell, since serious sin is an infinite insult to an All-Holy God and thus deserves a like punishment. It was to repair for such sin that Jesus became man and was crucified. As God His sacrifice was infinitely meritorious, as Man He was able to represent us. He thus could expiate for our mortal sins, which are not just beyond our power of expiation but infinitely beyond it.


Mortal sin, and also venial sin (which has no eternal punishment attached to it), both disturb the right order within us and in the order of justice in general. We all experience these temporal (or in-time, in-this-world) consequences of sin, both both personally and socially. Sin changes us (or rather we sin because we are not what we are supposed to be), and like a pebble in a pond these changes have effects beyond us. Not only must we be sorry for our sins, but we must be more thoroughly converted to the Lord, and demonstrate that conversion (Acts 26:20) by our actions. So, while sacramental absolution forgives the eternal guilt of sin, which requires the infinite merits of Christ, it does not necessarily remove all the temporal punishment, since they are somewhat within our power to repair (and somewhat unknown to us).


Depending on our degree of sorrow, absolution may result in the expiation of all the temporal guilt of sin. However, for that which it does not repair, we must offer further expiation through prayer, penance, carrying the Cross etc., or after death be purified in purgatory (Rev 21:27).


What an Indulgence does is to take an occasion of such expiation (a certain prayer, penance, charity or other designated work) and add to its intrinsic merit before God an additional value based on the treasury of merits of Jesus Christ, and those perfectly united to Him in heaven (the saints). This can either partially, or under certain conditions, totally remit the temporal punishment due to sin. This depends, naturally, on our openness to God's grace.


A mechanical performance of an indulgenced work would not have effect. Performing an indulgenced work should have the consequence of fixing our will away from our sins and entirely on God. This is why among the most important of the conditions for receiving a plenary indulgence, and the hardest to satisfy, is the complete detachment or detestation of our sins. By detesting our sins we orient our will away from creatures (to the degree we love them inordinately), towards God. In this way we open our will to the action of His mercy flowing into our souls, which alone is able to effect the complete remission of the temporal punishment to our sins.


An example will perhaps better illustrate these points. A boy playing ball breaks a window of his home. Contrite and sorrowful he goes to his father, who forgives him. However, despite the forgiveness the window is still broken and must be repaired. Since the boy's personal resources are insufficient to pay for a new window, the father requires him to pay a few dollars from his savings and forego some of his allowance for several weeks, but that he, the father, will pay the rest.


This balances justice and mercy (generous love). To ask the boy to do nothing, when it is possible for him to make some reparation, would not be in accordance with the truth, or even the boy's good. Yet, even this temporal debt is beyond the boy's possibilities. Therefore, from his own treasury the father generously makes up what the child cannot provide. This is indulgence. Unlike the theologies that say "we are washed it the blood of the Lamb and there is nothing left to do," Catholic teaching respects the natural order of justice, as Jesus clearly did in the Gospels, yet recognizes that man cannot foresee or undo all the temporal consequences of his sin. However, God in His mercy will satisfy justice for what we cannot repair.


Note on Partial Indulgences (days and years)


In the past partial indulgences were "counted" in days (e.g. 300 days) or years (e.g. 5 years). Catholics often mistakenly thought that this meant "time off of purgatory." Since there is no time in purgatory, as we understand it, it meant instead the remission of temporal punishment analogous to a certain amount of penitence as practiced in the early Church. This was a very generous standard, since the penitence required for sacramental absolution in the early centuries was arduous, indeed. However, with Pope Paul VI's 1968 revision of the Enchiridion Indulgentiarum (Collection or Handbook of Indulgences), this confusing way of counting partial indulgences was suppressed, and the evaluation of a partial indulgence left to God.


There are many prayers still circulating on prayer cards and in prayer books which have partial indulgences in days and years attached to them. However, all grants of indulgence issued prior to 1968, unless re-issued in the Enchiridion or specifically exempted by papal decree or privilege, were suppressed by Pope Paul VI. Thus, these many specific prayers with their attached indulgences, as well as the manner of measuring partial indulgences, are no longer valid.


Some of them may still receive an indulgence, though, because of being re-issued in the new Enchiridion (e.g. the Anima Christi, the Prayer before a Crucifix and many other formal prayers). All other prayers previously indulgenced could, nonetheless, receive a partial indulgence under the general grants of indulgence which Pope Paul VI, and Pope John Paul II in his 1999 revision of the Enchiridion, established. These general grants establish partial indulgences for devout prayer, penitence and charity, and are a new and very generous inclusion in the Church's grants of indulgence. They have made it unnecessary to grant specific indulgences to prayers and other pious acts, as was done in the past.


Plenary Indulgence - General Conditions


The following "General remarks on Indulgences" from Gift of the Indulgence summarizes the usual conditions given in the Church's law (cf. Apostolic Penitentiary, Prot. N. 39/05/I):


1. This is how an indulgence is defined in the Code of Canon Law (can. 992) and in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (n. 1471): "An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints".


2. In general, the gaining of indulgences requires certain prescribed conditions (below, nn. 3, 4), and the performance of certain prescribed works ..... [in this case, those granted for the Feast of Mercy]


3. To gain indulgences, whether plenary or partial, it is necessary that the faithful be in the state of grace at least at the time the indulgenced work is completed. [i.e. one must be a Catholic, not excommunicated or in schism.]


4. A plenary indulgence can be gained only once a day. In order to obtain it, the faithful must, in addition to being in the state of grace:


—have the interior disposition of complete detachment from sin, even venial sin;


—have sacramentally confessed their sins;


—receive the Holy Eucharist (it is certainly better to receive it while participating in Holy Mass, but for the indulgence only Holy Communion is required);


—pray for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff.


5. It is appropriate, but not necessary, that the sacramental Confession and especially Holy Communion and the prayer for the Pope's intentions take place on the same day that the indulgenced work is performed; but it is sufficient that these sacred rites and prayers be carried out within several days (about 20) before or after the indulgenced act. Prayer for the Pope's intentions is left to the choice of the faithful, but an "Our Father" and a "Hail Mary" are suggested. One sacramental Confession suffices for several plenary indulgences, but a separate Holy Communion and a separate prayer for the Holy Father's intentions are required for each plenary indulgence.


6. For the sake of those legitimately impeded, confessors can commute both the work prescribed and the conditions required (except, obviously, detachment from even venial sin).


7. Indulgences can always be applied either to oneself or to the souls of the deceased, but they cannot be applied to other persons living on earth.


The Indulgence versus The Promise


The Promise was made by the Lord to St. Faustina, as part of a private revelation to her. In reviewing her life as part of the canonization process, the Church determined that she lived a life of heroic virtue, and ultimately the Holy Father canonized her, by an infallible judgment. We can be certain that she is in heaven.


Notwithstanding these facts, the content of private revelation, even to a saint, may only be accorded human credibility. This means that an evaluation of the facts suggest to a reasonable person the truth of its content and its supernatural origin. Catholics reasonably accept it as coming from God, but are not obligated to accept it as a matter of theological faith. Reason itself suggests its truth, and so one could be acting imprudently and unreasonably by not accepting a private revelation after giving the facts and the Church's evaluation a fair hearing, but one could not be considered to be faithless.


In the case of the Divine Mercy Indulgence, it is dogma of the Catholic Faith that the Roman Pontiff is the Vicar of Christ and acts with His authority. Catholics must believe by faith that IF they fulfill the conditions of the Indulgence that they will certainly receive what the Pope has promised, full remission of the temporal punishment due to their forgiven sins. This explains why the Holy See institutionalized the Promise in the form of an Indulgence. Like creating the Feast of Mercy itself, it was inspired by a private revelation, but made effective by the authority of the Church. So, while the Promise seems easier to fulfill, the Indulgence is more certain. By seeking to satisfy the stricter conditions of the Indulgence, we would certainly satisfy the conditions of the Promise, as well. Keep both intentions in mind, in other words, while doing what is required to gain the Indulgence. What is most intrinsic to the Promise is the generosity of the Lord in forgiving on this day, and so we may reasonably count on Him to provide the actual graces necessary to do what is required for the Indulgence.


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The Hour of Great Mercy


Just as the Image can serve as a reminder of the ocean of Divine Mercy, as well as its price, so can the daily remembrance of the Divine Mercy at the hour of Christ's death. Jesus asked Saint Faustina, and through her us, to celebrate this Hour of Great Mercy, promising tremendous graces to those who would, both for themselves and on behalf of others.


At three o'clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the hour of great mercy ... In this hour I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion. (Diary 1320).


As often as you hear the clock strike the third hour immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it, invoke it's omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners, for at that moment mercy was opened wide for every soul. In this hour you can obtain everything for yourself and for others for the asking; it was the hour of grace for the whole world - mercy triumphed over justice.


Try your best to make the Stations of the Cross in this hour, provided that your duties permit it; and if you are not able to make the Stations of the Cross, then at least step into the chapel for a moment and adore, in the Most Blessed Sacrament. My Heart, which is full of mercy: and should you be unable to step into chapel. immerse yourself in prayer there where you happen to be, if only for a very brief instant. (Diary 1572)


*The Cardinal of Krakow, Cardinal Macharski, whose diocese is the center of the spread of the devotion and the sponsor of the Cause of Sr. Faustina, has written that we should use Lent as preparation for the Feast and confess even before Holy Week! So, it is clear that the confessional requirement does not have to be met on the Feast itself. That would be an impossible burden for the clergy if it did. The Communion requirement is easily met that day, however, since it is a day of obligation, being Sunday. We would only need confession again, if received earlier in Lenten or Easter Season, if we were in the state of mortal sin on the Feast.



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For Us Suffering Black Folks--Rosary Devotion of the Holy Wounds of Our Lord, Yeshua, Jesus, the Christ (aka Chaplet of Mercy)

On the large beads: Eternal Father, I offer Thee the wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ-to heal the wounds of our souls.

On the small beads: My Jesus, pardon and mercy Through the merits of the Holy Wounds.

Promises of Our Lord to Sr. Mary Martha

"I will grant all that is asked of Me by the Invocation of My HOLY WOUNDS. You must spread the devotion.

The Sacred Wounds devotion is closely linked to that of the Precious Blood. For the three o'clock devotion:

Blood and water gushing forth from the side of Jesus as a font of mercy for me, I place my trust in You.

(Blood -being a symbol of the Eucharist, represented by red rays on the pictures/icons; Water being the symbol of baptism, represented by white rays on the pictures/icons).


A few Black Saints
(Saint means a friend of God)

"Catholicism knows no strangers, be they king, beggar, robber, prince, bandit, or pope Martinian, Salurman and Companions MM; queen, bandit, prostitute, conscientious objector, children, tyrants, Martyrs


From the Orthodox Side 5 August [fast day] Holy Apostles Addai and Mari.

A King Requests Jesus To Visit

Another variation on the Ethiopian tradition-fromthe Orthodox brethren. In still another version, it was Our Lord's cousin, St. Jude Thaddeus who did the healing


As a result of the correspondence between the Osrene King Abgar the Black and Christ -- in which Abgar asked the Lord to cure him of an incurable disease, and Christ promised to send one of his disciples to Abgar -- the apostle Thomas sent one of the seventy-two disciples named Addai, to Abgar's court at Edessa (known as the birthplace of Abraham) .


Addai healed Abgar, and converted him and his people to Christianity. Among the converts was the royal jeweler Aggai, whom Addai consecrated bishop and named as his successor; Aggai later suffered martyrdom for his missionary activities.

Addai also sent his disciple Mari as a missionary to Nisibis, and along the Tigris. Mari built churches and monasteries, destroyed pagan temples, and made many converts until his death near Selucia.


261 Christians religious writer, bishop or priest, or just plain folk."comforted the dying regardless of personal safety .


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Daily Consecration to the Eternal Father


For the greater glory of God and for the salvation of all, I consecrate myself to You, O' Eternal Father, as one of Your faithful remnant. Behold, I come to do Your Will. With the help of Your Grace, I will keep Your Commandments. I will love and reverence You with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. I will love my neighbor as You love me.


I make this Consecration through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Your beloved Son, Jesus.


O' Eternal Father, send forth Your Holy Spirit to restore my/our broken image and likeness of You. Send forth also Your entire Heavenly Court, all the celestial choirs of Your angels and all Your Saints, to aid me/us in my/our struggle against all the forces of evil in this present darkness. Amen. (Adapted from the Father of All Mankind Apostolate).


The Lord's Prayer


How many of us have said the “Our Father” with so little thought, so little reverence, and so little fruitfulness? However, when we are open to the Holy Spirit within us and pray from the heart, look at what can happen:"


Our Father, (“Our” Father—not “My” Father - all of God’s children of all races, all colors & all creeds)


Our Father, (Abba, “Daddy” God)


Who art in Heaven, (and Who art in me)


Hallowed be Thy Name. (Holy be Thy Name, praised be Thy Name, thanks be to Thy Most Holy Name)


Thy Kingdom come. (now - on earth and in me)


Thy Will be done, (now - on earth and in me)


on earth as it is in Heaven. (at the Throne of God, with the Trinity, Our Lady and all the Angels and Saints)


Give us this day our daily bread. (the Bread of your Divine Will, the Bread of Life in the Eucharist, and the bread we need to eat to sustain our bodies)


And forgive us our trespasses(forgive us our sins, our imperfections and our hesitancies in the face of temptation)


As we forgive those (or as we choose not to forgive those) who trespass against us.


And lead us not into temptation,(for we are weak, we are worthless, we are wretched & we are nothing)


But deliver us from evil.(for it is only through your grace, not by our works alonenor our merit that we can escape eternal damnation)


Amen. (So I hope. So be it).




Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary Protectress of Africa


Holy Mary, Mother of God, Protectress of Africa, you have given to the world the true Light, Jesus Christ. Through your obedience to the Father and the grace of the Holy Spirit, you have given us the source of our reconciliation and our justice, Jesus Christ, our peace and our joy.


Mother of Tenderness and Wisdom, show us Jesus, your Son and the Son of God. Guide our path of conversion, so that Jesus might shine his glory on us in every aspect of our personal, familial and social lives.


Mother, full of Mercy and Justice, through your docility to the Spirit, the Counselor, obtain for us the grace to be witnesses of the Risen Lord, so that we will increasingly become the salt of the earth and the light of the world.


Mother of Perpetual Help, we entrust to your maternal intercession the preparation and fruits of the Second Special Assembly for Africa. Queen of Peace, pray for us! Our Lady of Africa, pray for us!


Yaounde, 19 March 2009



METAPHYSICAL PROPOSAL ON THE MODE OF USING HAWTHORN


FOR THE COMING PLAGUES…HAWTHORN


(QUESTION FOR DISCERNMENT- Is this swine flu h1n1 sars? Bird flu? You do the research!)


As given by our BLESSED MOTHER MARYAM, August 5, 1880: "There will be a grave illness which human science will not be able to alleviate. This illness will attack firstly the heart, then the spirit, and at the same time, the tongue. It will be horrible.


The heat accompanying it will be a devouring fire insupportable and so intense that the members of the body affected will be red -- an unendurable fiery red. At the end of seven days this disease, sown like a seed in the field (incubation period) will spread everywhere rapidly and make great progress."


"My children, here is the ONLY remedy which could save you. You are familiar with the Hawthorn which grows practically in all hedges.


The leaves of the Hawthorn, not the wood, can arrest the progress of this disease."


"You will gather the leaves, not the wood. Even dry, they will keep their efficacy.


You will put them into boiling water and leave them there for 14 minutes, covering the receptacle so that the steam remains therein.


At the onset of this disease, one must use this remedy three times a day."


"This disease will produce a continual vomiting and nausea. If the remedy is taken too late, the part of the body affected will become black and in the black there will be seen a sort of pale, yellow streak."


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Meditations by Padre Pio - You too, doctors, you came to the world as I did with a mission to accomplish. Take note: I speak to you of duties when everyone talks of rights… You have the mission of curing the sick, but if you do not bring love to the bedside of the patient, I do not think the medicine will be of much use… Love cannot do without words. How can you express it if not with words that relieve the patient spiritually? Bring God to the patient. He will be worth more than any other cure.



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MORE RESOURCES (Some of the links might be broken, as they are old so verify)


ORTHODOX RITE www.orthodox.cn/saints/placeoflivesofsaints/4en.htm


www.pomog.org/saintlist.shtml


cygnus.uwa.edu.au/~jgrapsas/pages/lives.htm


directory.google.com/./Religion_and_Spirituality/ Christianity/Denominations/Orthodox/Saints_and_Martyrs/


dmoz.org/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/ Christianity/Denominations/Orthodox/Saints_and_Martyrs/


gnisios.narod.ru/saints.html


holyorthodoxy.tripod.com/prophecy.html


http://goarch.org


http://www.saintmarkboca.net/index.cfm?page=daily_reading&contentType=temp&readingType=saint&contentid=251


home.zonnet.nl/chotki/orthodox_saints.htm


http//search.tserkovnost.org/


http//stjrussianorthodox.com/stjrusorthodoxy.htm


http//www.ausorthodox.com/ms.htm


http//www.ausorthodox.com/ms.htm


http//www.cof.rutgers.edu/calendar.html


http//www.copticchurch.net/synaxarium


http//www.fordham.edu/halsall/basis/palladius-lausiac.html


http//www.orthodoxinfo.com/search.cfm


http//www.saint-mary.net/coptic_faith/Introductiontothe Coptic OrthodoxChurch.pdf


http//www.unicorne.org/orthodoxy/articles/saints_icons/main.htm saints.grettir.org/


www.2net.co.yu/osvecenje/es05.htm


www.abbamoses.com/


www.ausorthodox.com/msaints.htm


www.geocities.com/Athens/Troy/1187/links.html


www.goarch.org/access/calendar/


www.goarch.org/en/Chapel/calendar.asp


www.in2greece.com/english/saints/saints.htm


www.lasvegasorthodox.com/library/Orthodox_saints/


www.odox.net/Icons-Agnes.htm


www.orthodox.net/links/saints.html


www.orthodox.net/saints/


www.orthodoxenglbtinternet.co.uk/saintsint.htm


www.pogledi.co.yu/english/saints.php


www.religiousmall.com/orthodox_saints.php


www.sainthermanpress.com/catalog/ chapter_five/all_ye_saints_book.htm


www.sprint.net.au/~corners/Library/LivesSaints.htm


www.stnicholasdc.org/linktext.htm


www.unicorne.org/orthodoxy/ articles/saints_icons/main.htm


www.unicorne.org/orthodoxy/hiver2004/rcsaints.htm


COPTIC RITE


Coptic Synaxarium Search Page


atheism.about.com/library/ glossary/western/bldef_coptic.htm


dir.yahoo.com/./Faiths_and_Practices/ Christianity/Denominations_and_Sects/Orthodox/Coptic/


home.ptd.net/~yanney/previous_issues.html


http//directory.google.com/Top/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Christianity/Denominations/Orthodox/s_and_Martyrs/


http//dmoz.org/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Christianity/Denominations/Orthodox/s_and_Martyrs/C/


http//gavras.customer.netspace.net.au/Lives%20of%20Orthodox%20s.htm


http//home.it.net.au/~jgrapsas/pages/lives.htm


http//home.ptd.net/~yanney/


http//icias.com/e.o/coptic_c.htm


http//membres.lycos.fr/jmdoggy/textes/copticsynaxarium1995uk2.html


http//pharos.bu.edu


http//pharos.bu.edu/cn/articles/CopticEncyclopediaReview.txt


http//pharos.bu.edu/cn/exhibits/Pictures.html


http//pharos.bu.edu/cn/synexarion


http//rejoyse.com/


http//www.abbamoses.com/


http://www.copticcentre.com/copticsaints.html


http//www.ains.net.au/%7Ejohnh/Saints.html


http://www.ains.net.au/%7Ejohnh/Saints.html


http//www.coptic.net/


http//www.coptic.net/CopticWeb


http//www.coptic.net/EncyclopediaCoptica


http//www.copticchurch.net/topics/synexarion/index.html


http//www.ethiopianhistory.com/aksum/nine_saints.html


http//www.goarch.org/access/calendar/index.asp?D=10/21/2003&T=10


http//www.in2greece.com/english/s/s.htm


http//www.nmafa.si.edu/exhibits/icons/faith-glossary.html


http//www.orthodox.net/s/


http//www.saint-mary.net/coptic_faith/Introductiontothe Coptic OrthodoxChurch.pdf


http//www.stmaryofegypt.net/africa.shtml


http//www.suscopts.org/literature/literature.php?subaction=showfull&id=1076777081&archive=&start_from=&ucat=2& http//www.touregypt.net/holyfamily4.htm mb-soft.com/believe/txn/coptic.htm


www.ains.net.au/~johnh/


www.cnewa.org/ecc-coptic-catholic.htm


www.coptic.net/CopticWeb/


www.coptic.org/ www.coptic-history.org/


www.coptic-sun.org/


www.coptictheology.com/


www.languages-on-the-web.com/links/link-coptic.htm


www.mideastinfo.com/Religion/copt.htm


www.opuslibani.org.lb/coptimenu.html


www.stmark.toronto.on.coptorthodox.ca/


www.stmarkcocclevelorg/


www.stmarkcocclevelorg/copticchurch.html


www.stshenouda.com/


www.stshenouda.com/coptlang.htm


LATIN RITE


catholicism.about.com/cs/saints/


directory.google.com/Top/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/ Christianity/Denominations/Catholicism/Saints/


http//198.62.75.1/www2/kerygma/ccc/searchcat.html


http//dickinsg.intrasun.tcnj.edu/diaspora/kemet.html


http//www.catholic forum.com/s/


http//www.catholic forum.com/s/indexsnt.htm


http//www.catholic.org/s/


http//www.catholic.org/s/


http//www.catholicforum.com/s/


http//www.catholicforum.com/s/indexsnt.htm


http//www.catholic-forum.com/saints/candidates/candidate.htm


http//www.cin.org/s.html


http//www.cin.org/s.html


http//www.cin.org/s/agnes.html


http//www.cin.org/s/agnes.html


http//www.geocities.com/wally_mo/egypt_lang.html http//www.kidinfo.com/World_History/OldEgypt.htm


And still more


Ecole Glossary,


Open Directory Project


For All The Saints


Catholic Encyclopedia


e.g. Passion of Saint Menas of Cotyaeum


Coptic Encomium


Ethiopic Synaxarium


Be aware that Yeshua, Jesus the Christ, wants His Church reunited. It will be! For in Gods eyes, there exists one, holy catholic (which means universal), and apostolic church in the Mystical Body of Christ(all Christianity combined).



ANCIENT WORLD


Black originally meant the people of Africa. (Oddly, in Roman times, and in Scripture, the word Ethiopian could stand as a shortcut for African).


Johan Friederich Blemenbach coined the word, Caucasian, however, in the 18th century.


In Latin America, whoever is not black is white. United States jurisprudence in the 19th (and part of the 20th) century agreed:


As used in constitutions and laws, it has been said that the term must be taken in its generic sense (descriptive of all members of a class or group, species or genus), as contradistinguished (to distinguish by a contrast in opposite qualities) from white and as necessarily excluding all other races other than Caucasian.


Since scientists and scholars cannot agree on whom to include in that group of dark-skinned or dark-color-reflecting African descendants, it is necessary historically speaking, to call ourselves as some of our more outspoken brethren have alreadyjust BLACKS. The government(s) is beginning to find the term synonymous. Poof! So goes minority status. For most of the world's peoples fall within this category.


But the word itself needs further explanation. For in terms of physics and art, black is not a color, absorbing all daylight or white light without bending it.


And no reflected light no color, or so it would seem! (Note: please do not write the author or publisher as to how enlightened we have come this writer grew up with this stuff, so that is the definitions of the Black saints we shall use. It community organization theory, it used to be called, hitting them over the head with their own rulebooks).


So though incorrectly termed a color, black is the compliment of white. However, physics and art tell us that the color white the opposite and compliment of blackis color without hue. (I know, I knowwe Blacks have had to live with this nonsense for a couple thousand years).


White reflects a highly luminant mixture of all varying light waves. So white is color or colored.


Though most of the world's peoples, including the Chinese and Indians (1/4 of the world's population?) are browned, black, or yellow colored, race is insignificant in God's scheme. And in God's plan, races remain arbitrary and unimportant classifications, except for the talents, which God gave to each, to carry out His mission and His purpose.


And as much as it hurts many lacking much melanin, in reality, we appear all descended (modern man) from the same African born Adam, Eve, or science's equivalent.


But it matters not from wherever or whatever that branch of man we may have evolved, we all belong to one race, called the human. Our very breath comes from God.


The African Essennes and Therapeutae knew that. They studied long and hard on it, as did those Holy men and women in the African deserts, mountains, and elsewhere.


As more comprehensively described below, contemplation on God, our place under Him, introspection of purpose, meditation and prayer habit to follow Yeshua, the Christ (who was raised in Africa until age six or seven) remains one of the reason so many black saints, mystics, and holy folk came out of Africa in the first 6 Centuries.


GOD CALLS ALL OF US TO BE SAINTS


A funeral of a recent Chief Priest of Rome (Archbishop, Western Church), Pope John Paulus II, showed a spontaneous cry erupt from the gathered faithful. Santo Subito, they shouted. Translated, it means sainthood, now!


In the Early Christian Church, that is the way it was. The people proclaimed who was a saint. But presently in the West, those considered holy or worthy enough for official recognition of sainthood must undergo certain tests.


We say official recognition. By definition, a saint is a friend of the Almighty, already in heaven. The Church (Eastern or Western), or the people-- say whom they feel is in the presence of God (heaven). To quote an old Black hymn, a saint is someone who has made it over!


The tests for recognition of being a resident in God's glory and abode changes during different periods in church history. Eastern Church rules differ. Western Rites of the Christian Catholic Churches set other criteria.


The latter Church suffering branch of the Mystical Body of Christ requires examination of a proposed saints writings (if there were any). Eyewitnesses must testify or be deposed (submit written sworn declarations or affidavits).


Reputations must show and prove holiness. But this does not mean a manner of namby-pamby, physical, or spiritual weakness, nor withdrawal from the world.


St. Theresa of Avila was as tough as nails, to use a western saying. St. Longinus, was the Roman Tribune (or centurion, depending on the version) who led the Crucifixion execution squads of Our Savior Yeshua, Jesus, the Christ. Longinus converted to Christ and was martyred. He showed he was not exactly Casper Milqtoast. (The old will get my meaning).


In the early Church, martyrs (automatic saints, usually) were burned alive as Nero's torches for the Roman Ways, boiled or dipped in cauldrons of various liquids such as oil, or water. They were stoned to death, beheaded, disemboweled, had their bodies quartered (torn apart, going in different directions, simultaneously) by horses or other animals. Christian martyrs were thrown to and eaten by wild beasts in large stadiae/stadiums (never could get those declensions right) for the populaces entertainment.


Persecutors gouged out their eyes, tore off their fingernails, and ripped out their hearts. Christians were dragged through the cobblestone streets or avenues until bare bones showed. Executioners nailed Christians to walls, crucified them, shot them with arrows, lanced them with spears or cut them to pieces with swords. They cut out Christian tongues, removed,femaile Christian breasts.


They crushed the bones of those who confessed Christ, chopped off various fingers or limbs, and delighted in thinkingp other persecution horrors--all this for confessing or professing, or teaching belief (knowledge) in Christ Jesus, our Savior. Miraculously, in these pages you will see some of the martyrs lived through it.


The metaphysical language says the grace of God dulled the pain receptors to the brain once the torture started.


Documented (proven) miracles or intercessions must be seen. Somebody must pray through the saint (or prayed to-- but all power is Gods, which the saint taps into), and be favorably answered. These miracles manifest the saints helping somebody, showing Gods grace, normally in circumstances that cannot be ascribed to normal physical means.


No real world explanation can be seen. The favor, cure, or granting of intercession should not be attributed to functions that are found on earth, hence the miraculous label.


In the West, a case is opened. Proof through a committee is examined. And as stated, miracles needed to be shown withone miracle (as of the writing), the chief priest can declare someone blessed. This is called beatification.


Beatification requires a miracle to happen after the death of the candidate for sainthood. This, the argument goes, shows the aspirant already resides in heaven. So that (s)he may approach God for the miracle seeker.


One black saint was stuck in the blessed category for many years, known then as Blessed (now saint) Martin De Porres. A lot of Chinese, Korean, African, and Japanese saints are still stuck there (by earthly terms). But that is a subject for another book. There isor was-- a previous step, called venerable.


After detailed examination, accepting of proofs, the Chief Priest of Rome declares a person a saint. Usually there has been a lot of spiritual politicking in the backgroundand prayer.


Now there used to be a devils' advocate, someone whose job it is to find faults, tear the candidate for sainthood down, or advance the contrary view.


Again, the Eastern branch of the Church differs in its process. And still again, this methodology is but a formal recognition by the church. (Note: the church is really the people of God, not just the infrastructure, or the leaders, but all).


A saint (and there are many black African, Chinese, Japanese, Polynesian, Indonesian, Micronesian, and other saints of color who have not received the formal recognition, and still enjoy the vision of Godheaven! The proclamation merely means the church officially recognizes them.


But sainthood is not based on this recognition. Your passed beloved relative, grandmother, uncle, father, or long dead spouse could well be a saint, meaning, he or she continually sees GOD ALMIGHTY in heaven! DEFINITIONS


Abba: Ethiopian title of respect meaning "My Father.� It is also addressed to esteemed or holy folks. Abba (from Aramaic for father)


Abbot—the leader or head of a monastery or like institution.


Ascetic: ascesis and prayer practice of voluntarily taking up a 'white' martyrdom where the flesh is crucified so the spirit lives more completely in God. In Greek, askEtikos, it means literally, laborious, from askEtEs-- one who exercises. It is akin to hermit, from askein, to work, exercise. A practice of strict self-denial in personal and especially spiritual discipline


Anba/Amba- an esteemed name for Father. Religious title.


Anchorite- hermit or someone living alone from other people for religious reasons.


Feast- a celebration day where the church remembers a religious event or person. The brethren of Al Islam have a Muslim day.


Hiermartry Gr. "iero`s sacred + E. martyr. A priest martyr.


Martyr- a person suffering or killed for their political or faith beliefs.


Monophysite- A person claiming a doctrine that Christ's nature remains altogether divine and not human even though he takes an earthly and human body form with birth, life, and death.


Relic- an esteemed and venerated object with a saint, or martyr b Middle English relik, from Old French relique, from Medieval Latin reliquia, from Late Latin reliquiae, plural, remains of a martyr, from Latin, remains, from relinquere to leave behind


schism Middle English scisme, from Middle French cisme, from Late Latin schism at, schisma, from Greek, cleft, division, from schizein to split C2 a formal division in or separation from a church or religious body b the offense of promoting schism PLACES


Antinoe


Now found 6 miles south of Beni Hasan near a village called Sheikh Abada is Antinoe, a headquarters of the ancient Kemetian governor during Kemetian times when Christianity was gaining a foothold. Emperor Hadrian founded the town October 30, 130 A.D. Tradition says the Roman monarch built it to honor Antinus, who jumped into the Nile to save the emperor.


A Headquarters (See) within of the Thebaid, now Esneh, or Esench, a city in Egypt, built by the Emperor Hadrian A. D. 132, in memory of his favorite, Antinous.


Antinoe played a small part in the history of Christianity. It became the seat of a bishopric subject to Thebes, and a good many monasteries were founded in the neighborhood.


Africa Proconsularis


Canopus


Of Kemet (Egypt). Its old Egypt (ian) name was Pikuat. Greeks called it Kanobos, or Kanopos. That was the name of a Greek fleet naval officer buried there. The city lies by the seventh Nomos (Menelaites, later Canopites), near the Canopic mouth. Martyrs in the persecution of in the reign of terror and persecutions of Roman Emperor Diocletian from there included Athanasia, her three daughters, Cyrus and John. Monks from Tabennisi built a monastery there called Metanoia. Patriarchs of Alexandria found sanctuary in the fifth century religious fights.


About two miles to the east of Canopus is found a church on the spot of an old pagan temple, now dedicated to the Evangelists. Cyril of Alexandria took the relics of the martyrs Cyrus and John to the church. It became a place of pilgrimage.


At Canopus, God healed Sophronius of Jerusalem of an eye problems said incurable by doctors. The saint then wrote the panegyric of the two saints with a collection of seventy miracles worked in their church. (Migne, P.G. LXXXVII, 3379676)


It’s Arabic name is now Aboukir, "Father Cyrus". This honors the first of the martyrs.


Hermopolis Hermopolis Magna


Of Thebais Prima, suffragan of Antinoe, in Egypt. The real name was Khmounoun; in Coptic, Chmoun, from Cairo, 180 miles).


Palladius (Hi Laus. lii) reports the tradition the Holy Family (Mother Maryam, Yusef and Baby Yeshua) came to Hermopolis. Colluthus was martyred there under Maximian.


Athanasius lived there. Lequien (Oriens Christianus, II, 595) says and eight bishops.


Hermopolis Parva


Headquarters (See) of Aegyptus Prima, suffragan of Alexandria. Dimanhoru or Temaen Hor was the old name. It meant the town of Horus. Coptics called it Tuininhor. Arabs named it Damanhur. Founded on the canal of Lake Mareotis (Mariout) to the Canopic branch of the Nile.


Lequien (Or. Christ, II, 513 sqq.) says a dozen bishops of Hermopolis Parva existed. Dracontius among them, around the year 354 A.D. was exiled for his faith under Constantius. Isidore followed him. (Feast day 3 Jan.). Dioscorus proved oldest of the Tall Brethren the four monks of Nitria from nearby there.


Tabenna


Alexandria: Why so many saints from Alexandria? Because it has always been a seaport. Alexandria the improved the facilities, this was in the decline of our empire.


Further, Our Lord, Yeshua, Jesus the Christ in English was raised near there. My speculation, the place was filled with grace because of the Holy Family's temporary presence


ALEXANDER THE GREAT IN AFRICA (This section will explain why there were so many Greeks in Egypt (Kemet) and the Northern and Northeastern parts of Africa, as it relates to Black Saints).


In 360 B.C. Egypt (Kemet) fell again to the Macedonian, Alexander the Great. The age of Pharaohs ended with the 30th dynasty. Alexander went on to conquer Palestine in 332 B.C. closely united once again politically, if not ethnically, the people of both countries. (Not One reads in history about Hellenized Jews, or Hellenized Christians. This is one reason why they existed).


Candace, an Ethiopian Queen warned Alexander about drawing conclusions from the Ethiopian’S color. (Read about the Alexander Romance on the web).


(Candace means queen. To some extent, old peoples were named for what they looked like, or what they were. There were several so-called Kandakesone much later on responsible for the conversion of her nation/territory to Christianity under the Ethiopian Eunuch, and the apostles Philip and Matthew).


Candace told Alexander, “We are whiter and brighter in our souls than the whitest of you”, she said according to the Alexander Romance legend.


Having heard the legend of Memnon, The black Ethiopian king who helped Priam (Laemedon in Greek Mythology) at Troy, Alexander visited Ethiopia.


He continued on to India, reporting the inhabitants to be blacker than the rest of the world with the exception of the Ethiopians. (Remember this, when you see the Indian saints, Barlaam, and Iosaph.)


Naturally, the Indians south of the Ganges were bronzed. (We have already mentioned that India, Africa partially formed the continent/tectonic plate of Gondwanaland eons prior. And that Africa and Arabia were once joined in a huge land mass).


Alexander died, and his lieutenants, the Ptolemies (323-30 B.C.) divided and ruled Egypt (Kemet). In 51 B.C. they succeeded by the most famous of Cleopatras (there were many). Egypt became a Roman province.


A hundred years prior (146 B.C.), the Romans had already turned black Carthage into Provincia Africana. Modern Tunisia and Tripolitania were taken later.


As Cleopatra reigned, Rome conquered the African Numidian Kingdom of Juba (Jueben). Some of the readers may remember grandparents, or great- grandparents being told of an African (en) slave (d) dance by the same name.


By 40 B.C. Romans had solidified holdings in Mauretania, Africa Nova, and Africa Vetus. These areas formed Africa Proconsularis, Mauretania Caesariensis with the capital at Caesarea, and Tripolitania, or Tingitia with the capital at Tingis.


THIS WRITER SUBMITS THAT ON OLD GREEK, ROMAN, AND LATER AL ISLAM, NOR OTTOMAN TURK MAPS, THERE WAS NO NORTH AFRICAA RACIST CONCEPT.


From Africa to the wall of Hadrian at the English Scottish border, on the river Tyne, south Midlothian county, Rome, a major center of civilization for 2000 years, consolidated much of the then known world into one political entity (with the exception of the Chinese and Indians).


Rome controlled much of the Middle and near East, what is now Romania, Bulgaria (from where the Roman Emperor Diocletian several hundred years later conducted his Christian persecutions), Yugoslavia, parts of what was Russias old USSR, Spain, Great Britain, Italy, France, Germany, and Switzerlamd


Black- Roman contact proved more extensive than in just Kemet and areas west. Considerable evidence exists of black presence throughout the Greco-Roman world (Remember the Black wrestlers and athletes on old Greek vases we mentioned?)


This proved true in cities along or near the African coast in the Northern part of the continent. And Roman influence would be found in western Africa, south of Tingis, Caesarea, Cyrenaica, and areas southwest and southeast of Darius, south of Marmarica, Libya, and Egypt (Kemet).


We know that Tripolitania traded with Central Africa. (We have already positedas goes trade, so goes ideas, called diffusion, or dispersion).


We know that one of the Caesars at one time received a 3,000,000 Librae contribution from Kinshasa (Congo) area. We know that from the same general region, elephant tusks were imported. Old Roman charts (See Barrington) showed mapping down well into what is now modern Chad.


Greeks and Romans in fact used the word Ethiopians, to designate several dark races, the yardsticks by which they measured colored peoples.


Blackness and Ethiopian wee often synonymous, as people were named according to their appearances. Herodotus described Ethiopians as most ulotrichous, crisp or wooly-headed.


Greeks and Romans also used another tem, Mauri, (Greek, Moros), as an all inclusive, political equivalent for Aethiopes. The word included Ethiopians.


The country and civil provinces called Mauretania (there were at least two), received their name from the color of their inhabitants. For Romans and Greeks had no theories of dark-race inferiority. They thought color to be a physical and/or attribute of geographic location. Color was not considered a quality with which to judge men. Whether the Ethiopian was ambassador, adventurer, prisoner of war, or slave, he was not excluded by blackness.


Near the end of the 1st century after Christ Jesus, Septimus Flacus, a legate (consul officer) of Augustus invaded the interior Ethiopian territory three months journey distance from beyond the country of the Garamantes.


As there is no Garamantes today, presumably the generals report meant the Oasis of Garamantes, near modern Fezza Libya. Julius Maternus commanded a second foray. We know he stopped at Garma, 13 degrees longitude, 40 degrees latitude, in the Phazania region of Libya, southwest Africa.


With the arrival of Cephas Simon Peter, and Paul in Rome, the Eternal City became one of the headquarters of The Way, the Church established by Yeshua, Jesus, the Christ. (Remember Yeshua established one Church. Man split it! But most, if not all are still His children.)


Throughout this mesh of territories, kingdoms and states controlled by Mighty Rome, Africans traveled freely in it. An earlier branch headquarters had been set up in the African city of Alexandria.


The African, St. Mark (Gospel of Mark), was its first bishop. Some say Mark (aka John Marcus, or John Mark) was the disciple of Peter himself. Others say he followed Paul.


It was through this Roman Empire and its civil provinces and administration that God chose to systematically spread the Church, though the Church itself was nurtured initially in Africa. And was Africa that would her initial impetus. Indeed, in early Christian literature, the Latin Church was African in thought. (See Tertullian, Origen, Augustine of Hippo, Cyprian of Carthage, Denis of Alexandria, in other volumes of this series, Vol. II, and Writings of the Black Saints, and Annals of the Black Saints.


Around the year(s) 29 A.D. to 33 A.D. upon Yeshua's selection of Cephas, Simon Peter, as rock and Keeper of the Keys, the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church came into being. Yeshua promised his Christian Church would prevail against even the gates of hell. Peter was first among equals. But based upon his acclamation of Christ as Messiah (Who has told you this?) and his faith (though he was to deny Christ later), Yeshua-- Jesus, the Christ-- appointed him head.


Christians should be aware Peter went to Africa (with John Marcus?), then on to Antioch, where he set up the Church (which became one of the Eastern Sees or headquarters), before he went to Rome. As sayd, the Apostles methodically began conversions in each of Rome's civil divisions. These convenient sized administrative dioceses are units, which the Church retains today.


In the Eastern Church (and Oriental Church), impetus increased when the Roman Emperor Constantine fixed the capital at Byzantium in 330 A.D. For the next 724 years, Churches east and west made one Holy Catholic and Apostolic body.




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Fr. Stefano Gobbi (3)


With respect to the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart, Our Lady said to Fr. Gobbi (#521): "I request that this consecration, asked by me with such anxious insistence, be made by the bishops, the priests, the religious and the faithful. And let it be made by all in order to shorten the time of the great trial which has now arrived."


An Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary


I, (your name), a faithless sinner - renew and ratify today in thy hands, O Immaculate Mother, the vows of my Baptism; I renounce forever Satan, his pomps and works; and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before.


In the presence of all the heavenly court I choose thee this day, for my Mother and Mistress. I deliver and consecrate to thee, as thy slave, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future;


leaving to thee the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure, for the greater glory of God, in time and in eternity. Amen.


"The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; thou savest me from violence. I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies." (Cf. 2Sa 22:2-4)


Footnotes (1) The visions and messages of John Leary have yet-to-be-approved by the Church.


www.johnleary.com


(2) The visions and messages of Louise Starr Tomkiel have yet-to-be-approved by the Church www.giftstor.org/tomkiel05fst.html


(3) Fr. Stefano Gobbi received messages from Our Lady from 1973 - 1997 (25 years). His messages carry IMPRIMATURS from 3 Cardinals, several Archbishops, and several Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church. The three Cardinals in question are: the late Cardinal Echeverria of Ecuador, Cardinal Vidal of the Philippines and Cardinal Mikai of Thailand. While the Imprimatur is not a declaration of authenticity of the messages being received from Our Lady, it does assure the reader that the messages are FREE FROM DOCTRINAL ERROR - i.e. they do not contain anything, which is contrary to the Catholic faith or morals.


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WHAT BLACK CATHOLICS BELIEVE?


Early creeds of the EARLY CHURCH AFRICANS sum it up-- St. Athanasius, the African theologian, Tertullian and the writings the African, St. Augustine (see below) Around the year 220 A.D, Tertullian wrote an early Latin Rite creed version in Africa . Rufinus shares similar doctrine in or about 390 A.D. after Kemetian (Egyptian) travels.


The African bishop, Anthanasius, around 400 A.D. tells us of a similar profession of faith. A tradition is the apostles sat down and contributed verses to the Apostle's Creed (use for children, because of its simplicity). Church history tells us that many branches of the church involved in its development :


I believe in God
the Father almighty
creator of heaven and earth
I believe in Jesus Christ
his only Son,
our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified,
died,
and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of Father.
He will come again
to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.


The Athanasian Creed


It states the trinity of the Persons of God, and the twofold nature in the one Divine Person of Jesus Christ.


Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic Faith. Which Faith except everyone do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. And the Catholic Faith is this, that we worship one God in Trinity and Trinity in Unity. Neither confounding the Persons, nor dividing the Substance.


For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Ghost is all One, the Glory Equal, the Majesty Co-Eternal. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Ghost. The Father Uncreate, the Son Uncreate, and the Holy Ghost Uncreate.


The Father Incomprehensible, the Son Incomprehensible, and the Holy Ghost Incomprehensible. The Father Eternal, the Son Eternal, and the Holy Ghost Etneral and yet they are not Three Eternals but One Eternal. As also there are not Three Uncreated, nor Three Incomprehensibles, but One Uncreated, and One Uncomprehensible.


So likewise the Father is Almighty, the Son Almighty, and the Holy Ghost Almighty. And yet they are not Three Almighties but One Almighty. So the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Ghost is God. And yet they are not Three Gods, but One God. So likewise the Father is Lord, the Son Lord, and the Holy Ghost Lord.


And yet not Three Lords but One Lord. For, like as we are compelled by the Christian verity to acknowledge every Person by Himself to be God and Lord, so are we forbidden by the Catholic Religion to say, there be Three Gods or Three Lords.


The Father is made of none, neither created, nor begotten. The Son is of the Father alone; not made, nor created, but begotten. The Holy Ghost is of the Father, and of the Son neither made, nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding. So there is One Father, not Three Fathers; one Son, not Three Sons; One Holy Ghost, not Three Holy Ghosts. And in this Trinity none is afore or after Other, None is greater or less than Another, but the whole Three Persons are Co-eternal together, and Co-equal.


So that in all things, as is aforesaid, the Unity is Trinity, and the Trinity is Unity is to be worshipped. He therefore that will be saved, must thus think of the Trinity.


Furthermore, it is necessary to everlasting Salvation, that he also believe rightly the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. For the right Faith is, that we believe and confess, that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God and Man.


God, of the substance of the Father, begotten before the worlds; and Man, of the substance of His mother, born into the world. Perfect God and Perfect Man, of a reasonable Soul and human Flesh subsisting. Equal to the Father as touching His Godhead, and inferior to the Father as touching His Manhood.


Who, although He be God and Man, yet He is not two, but One Christ. One, not by conversion of the Godhead into Flesh, but by taking of the Manhood into God. One altogether, not by confusion of substance, but by Unity of Person. For as the reasonable soul and flesh is one Man, so God and Man is one Christ.


Who suffered for our salvation, descended into Hell, rose again the third day from the dead. He ascended into Heaven, He sitteth on the right hand of the Father, God Almighty, from whence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.


At whose coming all men shall rise again with their bodies, and shall give account for their own works. And they that have done good shall go into life everlasting, and they that have done evil into everlasting fire. This is the Catholic Faith, which except a man believe faithfully and firmly, he cannot be saved.


THE OLD ROMAN CREED AS QUOTED BY TERTULLIAN (c. 200 A.D.) De Virg. Vel., 1 Adv. Prax., 2 De Praecept., 13 and 26 (1) Believing in one God Almighty, maker of the world, (1) We believe one only God, (1) I believe in one God, maker of the world,


(2) and His Son, Jesus Christ, (2) and the son of God Jesus Christ, (2) the Word, called His Son, Jesus Christ,


(3) born of the Virgin Mary, (3) born of the Virgin, (3) by the Spirit and power of God the Father made flesh in Mary's womb, and born of her


(4) crucified under Pontius Pilate, (4) Him suffered died, and buried, (4) fastened to a cross.


(5) on the third day brought to life from the dead, (5) brought back to life, (5) He rose the third day,


(6) received in heaven, (6) taken again into heaven, (6) was caught up into heaven,


(7) sitting now at the right hand of the Father, (7) sits at the right hand of the Father, (7) set at the right hand of the Father,


(8) will come to judge the living and the dead (8) will come to judge the living and the dead (8) will come with glory to take the good into life eternal, and condemn the wicked to perpetual fire,


(9) who has sent from the Father the Holy Ghost. (9) sent the vicarious power of His Holy Spirit,


(10) to govern believers (In this passage articles 9 and 10 precede 8)


(12) through resurrection of the flesh. (12) restoration of the flesh.


The Text of the Nicene Creed


We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through Him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
He came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
He became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
He suffered death and was buried.
On the third day He rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and His kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father.*
With the Father and the Son He is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. AMEN.


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For those Black Christians (and others) undergoing problems in their lives:


Warfare prayer (As you put on each piece of spiritual armor, use your arms and picture in your mind, the act of putting on these pieces).


Lord, You tell us that our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Therefore, in this time of prayer, I put on the full armor of God, so that I may be able to stand my ground against the dark spiritual realm that opposes You and Your followers in every way. I pray for Your protection in this time of prayer.


I put on the belt of truth Jesus, You are the way and the truth and the life.


I put on the breastplate of righteousness,Jesus, You made me righteous by taking upon Yourself my guilt.


I put the shoes of the gospel of peace on my feet--may I carry the Good News wherever I go.


I hold up the shield of faith to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.


I put on my helmet of salvation and wield the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.


(Confess any area of sin (to God quietly in your mind) that may have given Satan a foothold in your life or your family line).


And now, I take my stand against Satan, and his followers. Satan, I command you, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, to leave my presence with all your demons, and I bring the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ between us.


You are a defeated foe and you have no legal right in my life because I am Christ's. I break any curse against me and my family, and I break any curse that my parents, grandparents or great-grandparents have brought into my family tree.


Lord God, I thank You that though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does and that the weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.


Rather, You empower us with divine power to demolish strongholds. I therefore exert that authority to demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and I take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.


Lord Jesus, I thank You that You disarmed the demonic realm, and made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. I stand in that victory as my life is hid in Yours, by my faith. In Jesus' name.


Amen.


PRAYER GIVEN BY JESUS - ASKING HIS FAITHFUL TO PRAY IT DAILY:


Lord Jesus,
you came into the world
to save man from his own sin.


You defeated the temptations
of the evil one
in the garden
in order for mankind
to have eternal life.


By your power we ask
that you cast away the evil
that lingers to destroy the mission
you have given us to do.
By saying your name JESUS
we ask this. Amen.


Pray and bless, in Jesus' Name, everything BEFORE you ingest it OR use it on your body: skin or hair.


Liturgical Church Christians (and any others so desiring): Now Jesus desires you to pray always through Mother Maryam:


Oh Mary, Our Lady, Mother of Mercy, we come to you because you are truly the Mother of God and the Mother of the Word Incarnate. He is flesh of your flesh, bone of your bone, and heart of your heart.


Wherever Jesus is, you are there. Lead us, Oh Most Holy Mother, to the Eucharistic Jesus who is your life. Oh Mother of Mercy, we pray that His true Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity, which are hidden in the Eucharist will become to us our life. Oh Mary, Our Lady, Mother of Mercy, with hope we call on thee.


Then you shall pray to Jesus and say:


Oh my Jesus, from the depths of my heart I am truly sorry for the outrages and sacrileges committed against your Most Sacred Eucharistic Heart.


I pledge my love. I pledge my soul and myself as a victim soul to gain knowledge for others that you are truly present in the Eucharist. I believe and offer all my prayers and penance for their conversion and for their knowledge that you are real. Amen.


AND FOR ARCHANGEL MICHAEL'S PROTECTION (Liturgical Church Christians):


My most powerful advocate and Archangel of Heaven; Walk with me and assist me in barring evil from my heart and mind.


Help me to be firm in purpose and devotion to our Lord Jesus today and every day and minute of my life.


Thank you, Saint Michael, for answering this prayer.


Amen


Important Prayer for Our Times


We can pray it for ourselves and for others as well, and against a particular evil such as pride or all evil in general.


I place the cross of Jesus between me (or ..........) and ALL EVIL (or ??..).


I separate myself (or ..........) from ALL EVIL (or ...........) in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.


I command that all the harmful affects of ALL EVIL (or ??..) will cease on the cross of Jesus. Amen!


MIRACULOUS PRAYER


Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus.
In the past I have asked for many favors.
This time I ask you for this special one.
(Place your prayer, desire, petition here ). Take it dear, Jesus
and place it within your own broken heart
where your Father sees it.
Then in your merciful eyes,
it will become your favor, not mine.


Say this prayer for 3 days. Promise publication of the prayer, and favor will be granted, according to God's will.


FOR LITURGICAL CHURCH CHRISTIANS(AND ANY OTHERS THAT SO DESIRE):


Consecrate yourself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary every day.


Prayer for Daily Neglects


Eternal Father,
I offer Thee the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
with all its love,
all its sufferings
and all its merits.


First To expiate all the sins
I have committed this day
and during all my life.


Glory be to the Father
and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning
is now
and ever shall be. Amen


Second To purify the good
I have done badly this day
and during all my life.


Glory be to the Father
and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning
is now and ever shall be. Amen


Third: To supply for the good
I ought to have done,
and that I have neglected this day
and during all my life.
Glory be to the Father
and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning
is now and ever shall be. Amen


A Poor Clare nun, who had just died, appeared to her abbess, who was praying for her, and said to her, "I went straight to Heaven, for, by means of this prayer, recited every evening, I paid my debts."


Prayer to the Holy Spirit in Every Need


Holy Spirit,
my Light,
my Life,
my Love,
my Strength,


Be with me now and always:
in all my doubts, anxieties and trials,
Come, Holy Spirit;
in hours of loneliness, weariness and grief,
Come, Holy Spirit;
in failure, in loss and in disappointment,
Come, Holy Spirit;
when others fail me,
when I fail myself,


Come, Holy Spirit;
when I am ill,
unable to work, depressed,
Come, Holy Spirit;
now and forever,
and in all things,
Come, Holy Spirit.


Dear God in Heaven, I pledge my allegiance to you. I give you my life, my works, my heart and my soul. In turn give me the grace of obeying your every direction to the fullest possible intent.


God, my Father help me to understand your love.


0, Jesus I love you above all things, I am being consumed by my love for you. Amen


When you pray, give thanks to God for all His gifts because everything is His and a gift from Him. Your soul is a gift of God.



Meditations on Discerning God's Will

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THE EARLY AFRICAN CHURCH ON THE EAST COAST


In their descriptions of the Early African Church, Europeans from the 11th to the 20th Century included only the coastal Christian communities on the African continent.

Although the African branch of the one Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church had more bishops in early Christianity than all Europe combined, before the decimation and near destruction by the Vandals, Arians, and armies of Al Islam.


Not surprisingly,European heritaged folks, and many Blacks following European generated faith traditions ignore that Baby Yeshua (Jesus, the Christ) grew up in Ptah Merri/Khemet (Egypt), near Hieropolis (and its extensive library), Akebulan (Africa) from infancy to in or around age of 6 or 7, "when Herod(Archaeleus)was no more".

( The adventurous read should punch in on the internet the word Zeitun,or Zaytoun/Zayton.See what appears).

Definitions of socialization, inculturation, and child rearing dictate that Yeshua played with other Black friends, briefly attended Khemetian school/training, and learned to read and write there. (See left column).

As one Rev. Jerome Walker of New York used to say, "Herod was a friend of Caesar's. The Emperor had spies everywhere. So you can't hide no blond haired blue eyed baby in Egypt. Not then, not now!"


Still,European based faith traditions minimized the vibrant Black Catholic Way of Khemet-Ptah Merri (Egypt),and Axum/Nubia/Cush, through the Kandake converted by the Ethiopian Eunuch, and St. Philip.


Yet using either dispersion and/or diffusion theories of adoption, the Way spread into and through Akebulan as far as Burundi territories, on the one hand.

(This again, proved compliments of merchants, travelers, and disciples. Those remembering their bibles know that Ethiopians were found in Jerusalem during Pentecost. And one ancient bishop puts Ethiopians even in the Upper Room).

Thus Christianity was sent to the Eastern(or Western) part of the African continent through trade routes.

However these and and the migration of peoples were not considered by later European explorers and the so-called purveyers of their brand of the faith (along with the sword, slavery, and broken treaties).


Yet, Our Lord Himself set the foundation in Africa.


Approximately twenty six years later, the Christian Way known as one Holy Catholic (which means universal),and Apostolic Church was to be found firmly established initially (among others in Akebulan by) Apostles Mattai (Matthew), Philip, Jude Thaddeus, John Mark, and the Disciple called the Ethiopian Eunuch.


Some authorities say the Apostle Paul may have ministered in Numidia (a province also to be found in Akebulan--AFRICA).


The quick dispersion of the Way of God may have been seeded by Essenian religious practices.This was a strict Jewish sect.(See Pharaoah Akhenaton, Vizier Yusef, Solomon and Queen Makeda on these sites).


And it has been hypothesized that Yusef and Myryrm of the Holy Family were members of the Essene Jews and that they had African relatives.

It was one of the reasons thought the Archangel Gabriel directed them to that traditional place of refuge--Khemet, Akebulan (Ptah Merri or Egypt in Africa.


Indeed, one of Mary's Myryrm's) relatives had been named Maura. Black folks know that word root usually has a Black connotation and denotation. Further, folks in those days names meant something, usually descriptive.


Later, we find the African Yohan Marcus (John Mark) of Alexandria writing his Gospel of Mark on the continent. As a faith tradition, Christianity was not brought to Africa by Europeans. (This statement by this writer who if of partial European ancestry).


CHRISTIANITY CAME OUT OF IT, though the faith and church of Africans such as St. Augustine, St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. Cyprian of Carthage, St. Clement of Alexandria, St. Athanasius, St. Anthony, St Perpetua and Felicity, and an entire Christian legion of Caesar's -saints all- The Theban Legion from Khemet. But the faith was nearly destroyed on the continent for about 1500 years.



ETHIOPIA ABYSSINIA NUBIA CUSH


Christianity in Ethiopia (Abyssinia, Cush, Nubia) areas proved considerably extant than that of so-called Roman African locations.


According to the 1907 Catholic Encyclopedia (though out of copyright, fair use claimed, 17 U.S.C. for the education of those in the African historical and geological diaspora):

"...geographically, Roman jurisdictions included the Mediterranean littoral between Cyrenaica on east and river Ampsaga (now Rummel) on west. Atlantic Ocean area of Mauretania, and Tangiers (Tangi).


But we have reported, the Holy Family, Baby Yeshua,Yusef,and Myryrm lived in area of Old Cairo, Hieropolis.


The Christian community grew due to evangelization efforts of Ethiopian Eunuch, Sts. Matthew, Phllip, and Jude Thaddeus. It quickly diffused into the ancient Kingdom of Axum, with influence down to at least what is now Sudan.


Still, African Christian evangelization followed both diffusion and distribution theories. Carthage,location of synods,was included,as well as Roman Proconsular Africa and Numidia.


Early African Church Religious Boundaries


Roman political jurisdictions overlapped the provinces. Religious authorities limited their jurisdictions to those of civil power.


For example, parts of Mauretania proved independent. The mountainous western regions of the Aure plateau above Tell never became Roman.


Getuli nomad tribes populated the Sahara highlands and all country west of the Atlas range.


In those and other less patrolled areas, church structures or evangelization efforts proved difficult,few, and skimpy.


Our Lord's church grew in small steps. As the need for them arose, dioceses and bishops were founded among converts. These were often moved sometimes disappearing without leaving a trace of their existence.


In or around 180 A.D. the blood of of African martyrs began to water Akebulan church


The African theologian Tertullian tells of the rapid growth of African Christianity in his later writings.


The African Christian faith had through passed Roman military lines, spreading among peoples south of Aure.


A violent persecution erupted at Carthage and other Roman African provinces in 200 A.D..


Contemporary reports can be found in documents of the martyrdom of St. Perpetua and in the writings of Tertullian.


Still, third century saw established large Christian population in towns and even country districts.

These included poor and higher ranking persons. Discoverers found Christian epitaphs at Aumale, dating 227 A.D.,and at Tipasa, dating 238 A.D.


Eighteen Numidian province bishops attended a council of Carthage held in year 220 A.D. Eighty-seven bishops attended another council,during administration of St. Cyprian.


But crisis soon enveloped the African Church. Emperor Decius decreed all subjects to sacrifice to Roman gods. This caused additional martyrs and confessors.

Faithful African Christians having relaxed during the relatively long peace, now needed virtues of strength and perseverance in the new times of persecution.


The imperial promulgation caused many apostates (those who denied the faith). One African bishop and with his community was sent sacrificing to Roman gods.


This decree by the Empire and its implementation in turn caused an African based heresy called Donatism.

The intense persecutions precipitated a third and fourth century heresy which based on whether Christians could deliver sacred books, vessels, and archives of Church to State officials without lapsing from faith. (See Traditores.)


Numerous apostates(those who denied the faith) and those who purchased a certificate of apostasy for money increased. These dictated laws --pr tried to--to the African Church.

Others said falling away demanded restoration to communion with the church. In other words, you couldn't obey the imperial law,and then come back to the church as a full fledged Christian, without some penance or action taken--if at all. Such controversies lasted and grew.


During the persecutions, Africa's Church saw many African martyrs,including St. Cyprian of Carthage, martyrs of Massa Candida, Theogenes of Hippo, Agapius and Secundus , James, Marianus, and others; Lucian, Montanus and their companions.


By the reign of the the Roman Emperor Constantine, the African Church proved divided by controversies and heresies.


African Catholics and African Donatists fought literally, and figuratively.


In 318 A.D., one of Constantine's rulings returned Donatist churches back to African Catholic Christians. Yet as Donatist power grew. African bishops numbering more 270 in 327 A.D. attended a Donatist Council at Carthage.


Nevertheless, Emperor Constantius' mediation efforts increased violence between the African Catholics and African Donatists.


Gratus, Bishop of Carthage wrote in 349 A.D.: "God has restored Africa to religious unity." The message was purely political.

Emperor Julian's accession (361) and his permission to all religious exiles to return from exile increased the problems for African Church.


One Donatist bishop sat in power (a heretical see or seat of church administration) at Carthage. Another orthodox bishop opposed him. the dual power plays and emnity played throughout Africa.

In writings, an African saint, Optatus, Bishop of Milevi, denounced Donatist sect.


St. Augustine, returning to Africa, listed many errors. He trained the clergy, instructed the faithful, and engaged in the controversy with the African Donatist heretics.


Year 339 A.D. saw pagan temples closed in Carthage. And for forty years, from A.D. 390 to 430, Councils of Carthage reunified parts of the African Episcopate through discourses with African Donatists. These included successive sermons, homilies, scriptural commentaries, with mixed results.


Another heresy beset the foundation of the African Church. Called the Pelagian heresy, after a British (some say Irish) monk.

A Council of Carthage in 412 A.D. denounced the error, along with Donatism, Semi-Pelagianism.


But the vibrancy of the African church attenuated through the planned subterfuge of Boniface, Count of Africa. In 426 A.D. that noble invited Vandals to Africa.



Coastal invasion proved completed within 4 years. By 429 A.D. these barbarians had conquered cities and provinces.


St. Augustine himself died in 430 A.D.,during Vandal seige Hippo.


By 439 the Vandal King, Geiserich (aka Geiseric, or Genseric), grabbed control of Carthage. The African Church entered persecution more violent than that of the prior Roman Emperors.


Vandals followed the Arians and sectaries. They pushed establishing an African, Arian sect, and to destroy African Catholicism. Vandals transferred remaining churches either to the Arians or closed them.


Emperor Zeno (474-491 A.D. )intervention with a peace treaty with King Geiserich. This produced a momentary, transient tranquility. Clergy were allowed clergy to reopen closed churches. In 476 A.D., African Catholics chose a bishop.


(Parentetically, other barbarians were about to defeat the Western Roman empire at Rome, which fell in or about 496 A.D.)


Geiserich's death, and a 484 A.D. decree by Hunnerich( aka Huneric) returned the violence against the African Church.


According to the accounts of Salvius of Marseilles. A writer, Victor of Vita, reported contemporarily the horrendous Vandal persecution (ironically a precursor of things to come 1500 years later under the Third Reich).


Vandal power eventually imploded. But during the twilight of the Vandal's African rule, Bishop of Ruspe, St. Fulgentius,exerted a modicum of influence over the despots.


Vandal rule lasted about 100 years. The dark ages in Europe had begun. King Hilderich, following Vandal King Thrasamond in 523 A.D. proved civilized.

King Gilimer usurped Thrasamond of power, and, proclaimed King of Vandals in 531 A.D., marched on Carthage and dethroned Hilderich.


A Byzantine fleet (Remnant of the Roman Empire in the East located in Constantinople--Emperor Constantine's old seat of power-- caused the naval battle of Decimum (13 September, 533 A.D.) .


The Byzantines under General Belisarius, proved victorious. The Byzantine navy destroyed that of the Vandals in but hours. The sea power of the Vandals was gone forever.

A landing Byzantine army, conquered Carthage, and other areas of the African coast.


King Gilimer fled. The ensuing battle of Tricamarum, in or around middle of December, proved disastrous for the Vandals and their power in Africa attenuated. The authority of Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Emperor Justinian began.


(This authority was only to be replaced a hundred or so years later by the Armies of the Prophet. The African church was never to recover--UNTIL NOW!)


Still, African Catholics held a council at Carthage in 534 A.D. Two hundred, twenty bishops of all churches attended.


The council decrees forbade the public exercise of Arian worship. and acknowledge Byzantine rule. However, unity to the African Church proved elusive.


This and later Carthagenian Councils included bishops of Proconsular Africa, Byzacena, and Numidia. Yet the African provinces, ecclesiastical jurisdictions of Tripolitana and Mauretania stayed absent.


During the Vandal reign, Mauretania took its political independance. With a local dynasty established, Byzantine armies could not grab the country.


Justinian's reign further exacerbated the decline of the African Church--partly due to a controversy called the Tria Capitula.

Latin Pope Gregory then seeded the African Church with European clergy.


Notary Hilarus exercised authority analogous to that of a (Roman) Papal Legate, with jurisdiction over African Bishops. Hilarius reprimanded the local African clergy, and convened councils in Pope's name.


The Metropolitan of Carthage helped Hilarius in restoring what they perceived as a kind of peace, and Eurocentric discipline in African Church. The See of Rome assumed a theretofore unknown main authority.


Arabs, who had conquered Khemet (Ptah Merri), soon raided Africa. In 642A.D. saw the Prophet's armies grab Barca and Cyrenaica. In 643 A.D. those armies took part of Tripolitana.


Caliph Othman's forces in 647 A.D. attacked Africa. An opposing army gaining victory were bribed to withdraw.


A few years of peace ensued. The African Church remained attached to orthodoxy,following Pope Martin I (649-655 A.D.) in the monarch's controversy with the then Byzantine Emperor.


The seventh century saw Byzantine Africa fall to the prophet's armies. Berbers converted to Al Islam. Carthage fell to Arabs in 695 A.D.


The European Patrician John re-took the area two years later, but could not hold it. General Hassan in 698 A.D. re-conquered the area.


Many African Chruches were destroyed. Only a remnant of Christian remained.


Epilogue The Prophet's armies spilled across the water into Iberia (now Spain and Portugal). It took those peoples about 700 years to root them out (remembering what we said about the one-drop rule).

Spanish King Ferdinand and others finally deposed the Armies of Al Islam. But only few years later Prince Henry the Navigator began to develop trading routes on the coasts of Akebulan (Africa). The European slave trade took form. With the Portugese came competition, and the Spanish soon followed, with Dutch, then English trailing.

European Christianity introduced itself into areas of Africa. Yet, some Portugese were astounded to find the faith already there.

Religious authorities granted asientos (licenses for slave trading--still distateful to some African heritaged folks). diffusion and dispersion of the Way flowered again,(albeit not the original of Augustine, Clement, Catherine, Cyprian, and Tertullian).

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Differences and Similarities In The Mystical Body Of Christ, Christian,Black, And African Root



We Black Christians known as Black Catholics,in the Liturgical Church, Latin Rite, Ge'ez Rite, Melkite Rite, Maronite Rite, Coptic, Ethiopic, and Aegyptus member of the way of worship, African root, focus on the Sacrament of the Altar.

(For the scientifically minded, black in light theory proves the absence of color. Black n pigment theory, is the sum total of all colors. As an experiment, mix a box of crayon colors together and see what the result is.

For some of so-called, thought "pure" (really no such thing)European-heritage it does not seem important.

But for those of us claiming our black experience (brethren of the African Disapora-- Melanesian, Polynesia, Micronesia, Indonesian, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Australian Aborigine,Leeward Islands, Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands, Pacific Islanders, Fiji, Tahiti, Hawaii, Tongo, Vanuatu, Palau, and the kidnapped to the so-called New World-- regardless of how we look--Grandma says we come "snow to crow" --it still matters, especially with those of us disputing with our brothers and sisters of Al Islam, Lord Buddha, including the traditional African religions as to why we follow the colonialist/oppressors faith.

Our response is that the Way of The Christ DID COME OUT OF AFRICA, NOT TO IT! It qualifies as a traditional African religion!)


Thus, other Black Christians not professing a liturgical basis focus more on the pulpit.


This emphasizes the main difference between Black Christians known as Catholics (Copts,Ge'ez,Melkites, Maronites, Latins, and Orthodox) in the Liturgical Church, and Black Christians attending the preaching church-is Christ's presence in the Liturgy of the Eucharist, Christ presence in the Word, Christ presence in the assembly,(wherever two or more are gathered in my name), verses Christ's presence in the Word,and Christ's presence in the assembly.

Still, both manifest Christ's presence.


We African root, Latin Rite, Black Christian Catholics, in the Mystical Body of Christ--all Christians combined in Him-one, Holy,universal (catholic), and apostolic traditions use the Scriptures (including the traditions and revelations surrounding), and the Eucharist.


Yes! Contrary to misinformation (spread centuries ago by some disgruntled Europeans, not of the African Church), both Christian traditions focus on the Word (Scriptures the library known as the Bible).


But the liturgical Church brings to worship its three thousand year old-plus traditions and revelations to buttress,explain, assist the breaking open called exegesis of that Word by the priest, deacon, or homilist (preacher).


Ostensibly one sees that includes the time of Yeshua, and the Jewish and other traditions preceding to the time of Ab-Ra-Ham,both before, and after (See Israel/Jacob's trek into Ptah Merri/Khemet--Egypt).


In contrast, other Black Christian traditions use the Pastor, or Minister of the Gospel to examine, explain, and preach on the Word.


More importantly, the main difference in our Universal (Liturgical) Church (with those that are pulpit centred) remains our primary focus on YESHUA, JESUS THE CHRIST, AS CHIEF PRIEST, AND HIS SACRIFICE ON THE ALTAR for our salvation (See!-the price has already been paid!), in and through the Eucharist, which is also called communion breaking the bread, and sharing the wine in some churches.


In our mass-worship celebration-- we share the Body and Blood of Christ, the Real Presence of Jesus, NOT JUST A MEMORIAL).


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