Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Parable and Conscience Meditation November 29

Liturgy  November 29

. . . holy Mother Church holds all lawfully acknowledged rites to be of equal right and dignity . . . (Vatican Council II, SC 4).

            Praise to you, the Christ of the West, who pray in Roman simplicity through the voices of peoples from every tribe, language and nation!
            Praise to you, the Byzantine Christ, Icon of the Father, who offer your prayer enveloped in incense ascending from the great families of the Slavs and Greeks!
            Praise to you, the Alexandrian Christ, who intercede as Copt close to the tombs of the Pharaohs, thanks to the inspiration of St. Mark!
            Praise to you, the Syriac Christ, who pray from the New Testament community of Antioch, inspired by St. James, and for your Malankar prayer in India!
            Praise to you, the Armenian Christ, who chant the liturgy in mystical Turkish tones!
            Praise to you, the Maronite Christ, who make intercession in Arabic, surrounded by the cedars of Lebanon!
            Praise to you, the Chaldean Christ, who pray in strong Assyrian chants in Iran and Iraq and for your Malabar prayer in India, promoted by St. Thomas!

Those who quarrel with the others end up emigrating.  (Shi)

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