+ V Sunday after Easter - Perfection is taught by Prayer +
+ IV Sunday after Easter - The Holy Ghost will convice the world +
+ III Sunday after Easter - A little while and you will not see Me +
+ II Sunday after Easter - Good Shepherd Sunday +
+ The Glorious Resurrection of Christ +
+ On the same day He appeared to His Virgin Mother Mary +
+ On the same day, very early the women came to the sepulchre. +
+ On the same Lord's Day Angels appeared to the women. +
+ On the same day Peter and John came to the Sepulchre. +
+ On the same day He appeared to Magdalen. +
+ On the same day He appeared to the women. +
+ On the same day He appeared to two disciples on the way to Emmaus. +
+ On the same day He appeared to the disciples in the absence of Thomas. +
+ He appeared to the disciples and Thomas. +
+ Our Lord appears to seven disciples by the Sea of Tiberias. +
+ Jesus breakfasts with seven disciples. +
+ Our Lord appears on Mount Thabor. +
Mystic Monk Coffee - from the Traditional Carmelite Monks of Wyoming
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Possible find of ancient Christian lead cast books...
A group of 70 or so tiny "books", each with between five and 15 lead leaves bound by lead rings, was apparently discovered in a remote arid valley in northern Jordan somewhere between 2005 and 2007.
They could be the earliest Christian writing in existence, surviving almost 2,000 years in a Jordanian cave.
The director of the Jordan's Department of Antiquities, says the books might have been made by followers of Jesus in the few decades immediately following his crucifixion.
The books, or "codices", were apparently cast in lead, before being bound by lead rings.
Their leaves - which are mostly about the size of a credit card - contain text in Ancient Hebrew, most of which is in code.
Margaret Barker, an authority on New Testament history, points to the location of the reported discovery as evidence of Christian, rather than purely Jewish, origin.
We do know that on two occasions groups of refugees from the troubles in Jerusalem fled east, they crossed the Jordan near Jericho and then they fled east to very approximately where these books were said to have been found," she says.
"[Another] one of the things that is most likely pointing towards a Christian provenance, is that these are not scrolls but books. The Christians were particularly associated with writing in a book form rather than scroll form, and sealed books in particular as part of the secret tradition of early Christianity." (Source)
"Mark well that in the Catholic Mass, Abraham is our Patriarch and forefather. Antisemitism is incompatible with the lofty thought which that fact expresses. It is a movement with which we Christians can have nothing to do. No, no, I say to you it is impossible for a Christian to take part in Antisemitism. It is inadmissible. Through Christ and in Christ we are the spiritual progeny of Abraham. Spiritually, we [Christians] are all Semites."
Pope Pius XI
6 September 1938
Arms of the Royal House of Stuart
Arms of the Cardinal King Henry
King Henry IX of England, France and Ireland; King Henry I of Scotland; Defender of the Faith. 30 January 1788 - 26 September, 1803.