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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Transubstantiation / The Holy Eucharist

TRANSUBSTANTIATION: is Latin meaning: The Change of substance or essence of the
sacrament of the Eucharist during the Mass , become in reality the
body and blood of Jesus Christ+++

The church teaches it's a mystery "The signs of bread and wine become , in a way
surpassing understanding "The body and blood of Christ.

When do the Bread and Wine become the Body and Blood of Christ ?
The substance is changed during the consecration of the Priest in
saying the Words given by Christ himself during the last supper+++
The bread and wine is not consecrated for it's own sake , after all , but
for the good of the church and for the world +++

From the supper at Emmaus, disciples have cherished the Eucharist
as the clearest sign of the Risen Lord's abiding presence+++

The Holy Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Christ in appearance
of Bread and Wine. 

The Holy Eucharist +++ Matthew Ch. 26 Verses 26 - 28 
During the meal Jesus took bread, blessed it, broke it, and
gave it to his disciples. "Take this and eat it," he said, "This is
my body."  Then he took a cup , gave thanks, and gave it to them,
"All of you must drink from it," he said , "For this is my blood,
the blood of the covenant , to be poured out in behalf of many
for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you , I will not drink this 
fruit of the vine from now until the day when I drink it
new with you in my Father's reign (kingdom) ." 
Then , after singing songs of praise , they walked out to the
Mount of Olives. 

Note: Jesus said (many) referring to his people !  Christ body and
his blood was not given only to the twelve disciples. It was to
be given to ALL PEOPLE +++

The Holy Eucharist+++ Luke Ch. 22 Verses 14-20
When the hour arrived , he took his place at table, and
the apostles with him.  He said to them; "I have greatly
desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.
I tell you, I will not eat again until it is fulfilled in
the kingdom of God."
Then taking a cup he offered a blessing in thanks
and said " Take this and divide it among you; I tell
you , from now on I will not drink of the fruit of 
the vine until the coming of the reign of God."
then , taking bread and giving thanks, he
broke it and gave it to them , saying;
"This is my body to be given for you. Do 
this as a remembrance of me." He did the
same with the cup after eating, saying as he
did so: This cup is the new covenant in my blood,
which will be shed for you. 

The Lord's Supper+++1 Corinthians Ch. 11 Verses 23-28
I received from the Lord what I handed on to you ,
namely , that the Lord Jesus on the night in which
he was betrayed took bread, and after he had given thanks,
broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you. Do this
in remembrance of me."  
In the same way , after the supper , he took the cup , saying, "This
cup is the new covenant in my blood . Do this, whenever you
drink it , in remembrance of me,"  
Every time , then , you eat this bread and drink this cup, 
you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes ! This
means that whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the
Lord unworthily sins against the body and blood of  the Lord.
A man should examine himself first ; only then should he eat
of the bread and drinks the cup . 

THE LAST SUPPER / video / 5-16-16

ONE BREAD ONE BODY / song / 5-31-16

THE SOFT WORDS OF BLESSED MARY / video / 4-2016 ; the video at the bottom
of story speaks about the Holy Eucharist.

THE NEEDS OF GOD

A PIECE OF YOU MY LORD !  5-15-2018

AN EMPTY SOLDIER / 5-2018

CORPUS CHRISTI (THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST / 6-2017




Saturday, September 22, 2018

St. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael (Archangels)

ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL +++
The name of the archangel Michael
means, in Hebrew, who is like unto
God  ' and he is also known as
"the prince of the heavenly host,"  He is
usually pictured as a strong warrior ,
dressed in armor and wearing sandals.
His name appears in Scripture four
times ... From Revelation we learn of the
battle in heaven, with St. Michael and
his angels combatting Lucifer and the other
fallen angels (or devils).  We invoke St. Michael 
to help us in our fight against Satan; to rescue
souls from Satan, especially at the hour of
death; to be champion of  the Jews in the 
Old Testament and now Christians; and
to bring souls to judgement .
NOTE: ST MICHAEL'S ARMOR (given dream) is 
towards the bottom 9-13-2017

ST. GABRIEL'S NAME MEANS "GOD IS MY STRENGTH"+++
Biblically he appears three times as a messenger.
He had been sent to Daniel to explain a vision concerning
the Messiah.  He appeared to Zachary when he was
offering incense in the Temple, to foretell the birth
of his son, St. John the Baptist.  St. Gabriel is 
most known as the angel chosen by God
to be the messenger of the Annunciation,
to announce to mankind the mystery of
the Incarnation ; meaning :  (the belief in
Jesus Christ as BOTH God and a 
human being. the divine nature of 
the Son was UNITED but not mixed
with human nature in One Divine Person,
Jesus Christ, who was both "truly God and
truly man". This is central to the traditional
Faith held by most Christians. )
The angel's salutation to Our Lady Blessed Mary,
so simple and yet so full of meaning , Hail Mary,
full of grace  has become the constant and
familiar prayer of all Christian people.

ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL +++
Our knowledge of the Archangel Raphael 
comes to us from the book of Tobit.  His 
mission as wonderful healer and fellow
traveller with the youthful Tobias has
caused him to be invoked for journeys
and at critical moments in life.
Tradition also holds that Raphael
is the angel that stirred the waters
at the healing sheep pool in Bethesda.
His name means "God has healed".

In The Name of Jesus / St. Michael's Armor / 9-13-2017
Jesus Our Shepherd (short Story) 6-10-2017
Will You come and follow Me (The Summons) 6-11-2017
In This Place 6-11-2017

Friday, September 14, 2018

God Bless The North Carolina's

Dear North Carolina's , We are thinking and praying for ALL of you ,
during Hurricane Florence. 
May We  ALL pull together in God's own strength and
HELP in anyway possible +++
Our World is in prayer for YOU !
God Bless you always
Today is "Embrace The Cross" May we turn our Night lights on for North Carolina +++
May you go to " Days of the week music "  link below . It provides further information about "Embrace the Cross."

A Message about Night Lights / 8-8-2016

Days of the week Music / 7-11-2017

My Love for you will never be shaken / 9-11-2017

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018