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Pray for others.

 

"O Jesus, have mercy on Thy holy Church: take care of her.

O Jesus, have pity on poor sinners, and save them from hell.

O Jesus, bless my father, my mother, my brothers and sisters,

and all I ought to pray for, as Thy Heart knows how to bless them.

O Jesus, have pity on the poor souls in purgatory, and give them eternal rest. ...

Thou art with me by Thy grace. I will never leave Thee by mortal sin. ...

Give me the grace to persevere.  Amen."

 

(Source: The Child's Prayer-Book: Instructions And Prayers For

Catholic Children"Pray for others", p. 99, 1914 A.D., Imprimatur)

 


 

 

 

"People must say the Rosary. Let them continue saying it every day... Pray! Pray a

great deal and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to hell for not having

someone to pray and make sacrifices for them." -Our Lady of Fatima, 1917 A.D.

 

 

Related Links:

Video: Catholic School Life in Ireland c. 1950

Video: The Fatima Message 1948 (w/Rare Historic Footage)

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"On The Nativity of Christ & Virginity of His Holy Mother"

A Sermon by Fr. UK, Priest of His Holiness, Gregory XVIII
 
Holy Christmas, Jan 7th, 2018 A.D.
 
 

Blessed be the Nativity of Our Saviour.

 

This Feast is so important for every Catholic, since, thanks to the Nativity, we take part in the Mystery of the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity, Who by means of this Mystery became so close to us.

 

What should we keep in mind during the celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ?

 

We find the answer in the Holy Gospel of St. Matthew:

 

“And she shall bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins” ​(St. Matthew 1:21).

 

“Behold, a virgin shall be with child and bring forth a son; and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which, being interpreted, is God with us” ​(St. Matthew 1:23).

 

“And he knew her not till she brought forth her firstborn son; and he called his name Jesus”​ (St. Matthew 1:23).

 

At first we see that the purpose of the Nativity, or the first Advent of Christ, was to “save his people from their sins” ​and to be “God with us”​.

 

Since the very first sin of Adam and Eve, all of the human race became infected with Original Sin. Because of Original Sin, Adam and Eve, and all humanity through them, lost their "spiritual virginity", and consequently forfeited the gift of everlasting life with their Creator. Their bodies became sick and mortal, and their lives on earth became very hard and difficult“cursed is the earth in thy work; with labour and toil shalt thou eat thereof all the days of thy life” and “dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return”.

 

This happened because Adam and Eve voluntarily accepted the lie of the serpent, i.e. the devil... they imprudently transgressed God’s one commandment to them: “Of every tree of paradise thou shalt eat; but of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat. For in what day soever thou shalt eat of it, thou shalt die the death”​ (Genesis 2:16-17).

 

Being a Just Judge, God gave them punishment, but at the same time He gave them the chance to be saved. God gave them the Saviour, Who "shall save his people from their sins"​. Every man has a chance to be saved, but unfortunately not every man uses this chance. Only His people will be saved.

 

Who are His people​?

 

God founded His only Church upon St. Peter the Apostle (St. Matthew 16:18), and those people who belong to His Church, they are His people​. They prudently utilize the chance, given them by God.

 

When people become members of God's Church, founded upon St. Peter, they have not only a chance, but the real opportunity to be saved - because the Founder of the Church, “God with us”​, indeed always is with us, i.e. with His Church - and has provided every necessary means for salvation, especially the Holy Sacraments. When Our Saviour said to His Apostles that He will be with them “even to the consummation of the world”​ (St. Matthew 28:19-20), He said it not only to His Apostles (although firstly to them), but to the whole Church, through them.

 

To be saved it is absolutely necessary to be a member of Christ’s Church. No matter who you are, clergy or laymen. And if you want to be saved, you must not only be a part of His people​, that is of His Church built upon St. Peter, but you must do everything, that Our Saviour commanded.

 

(On the Perpetual Virginity of the Mother of God)

 

Secondly, during the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we profess our faith in the Perpetual Virginity of His Mother, Mary. The Prophet Isaias and St. Matthew the Evangelist say the same: “Behold, a virgin shall be with child and bring forth a son”​. To believe in the Perpetual Virginity of the Mother of God is an integral part of our salvation.

 

Many heretics throughout the history of the Christianity, till our days, reject the Perpetual Virginity of Mary... they submit to a lie of the the devil. The “logic” of the devil is - if a mother is a “non-virgin” then the son is “non-innocent” too - and in such a case, nobody is obliged to keep commandments of a “sinful” son.

 

But the Word of God teaches that the Mother of the Saviour is "the Virgin", and Her Son, the Saviour, is "the Innocent". He Himself, being Innocence itself, desired His Mother to be a Virgin too. St. Joseph “knew her not”​ since he was “a just man”​ and he was obedient to God’s will and commandments, as we know from Holy Scripture.

 

If somebody does not believe in the Perpetual Virginity of the Mother of God, he will not be saved. Why? Because God's Will commanded that the Blessed Virgin Mary was to be a very special instrument of salvation... the Infallible Church teaches that the Perpetual Virginity of Mary is a doctrine of the faith.

 

(The Three Wise Men) 

 

One more very important lesson of the Nativity, is the story of the Three Wise Men, who came from the East, to Bethlehem. Before they came to the infant Jesus, they were followers of a pagan cult, astrology. One of the Christmas hymns we sing, says that before Christ they adored stars, but after they came to visit Christ, they were converted, and became followers and worshipers of the only "Star, the Sun of the Truth", as the Church metaphorically calls Jesus Christ.

 

Before Christ they adored creatures. But after their meeting with the Saviour, they then adored the Creator, and they never went back to the adoration of creatures.

 

Before Christ they were paganist magicians, but after the meeting with Jesus Christ in person, they became Christian wise men.

 

Before Christ they stood in friendship with the representatives of false authorities, such as Herod - and that was usual for them - to communicate with those who were of their circle... but after they met the Saviour, they abandoned their friendship with false authorities, since they began their friendship with the True Authority - Jesus Christ. “And, having received an answer in sleep that they should not return to Herod, they went back another way into their country” ​(St. Matthew 2:12).

 

So, during the annual celebration of the Nativity we should accept the Virginity of the Mother of God, as St. Joseph did. And just as the Three Wise Men, we should never return to pagan cults. Since we have found the Child Jesus and accepted Him as True God, we should not return to false authorities, such as Herod, Wojtyla, Ratzinger or Bergoglio, because friendship with them is useless and damning.

 

We have the Ever Virgin Mother of God, we have the Angels of God, we have St. Joseph, we have the Three Wise Men. All of them are members of the only Church of Jesus Christ, Who built Her upon St. Peter. And all of them are our true friends and prayerful patrons before God the Saviour, Whose Birthday we celebrate.

 

Let us follow their faith, and let us ask them to help us to stay in the state of spiritual virginity, which is absolutely necessary for salvation.

 

Blessed be the Nativity of the Christ Child and His Ever Virgin Mother!

 

Father UK

January is the Month the Church Dedicates to the

Most Holy Name of Jesus and to the Most Holy Family

 

January 1: Circumcision of the Lord, Double of the II Class; Octave of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.

January 2: The most holy Name of Jesus, Double of the II Class.

January 3: Feria.

January 4: Feria.

January 5: FIRST FRIDAY/Commemoration of St. Telesphorus Pope and Martyr.

January 6: FIRST SATURDAY/Epiphany of the Lord, Double of the I Class.

 

January 7: The Most Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Greater Double.

January 8: Feria.

January 9: Feria.

January 10: Feria.

January 11: Commemoration of St. Hyginus Pope and Martyr.

January 12: Feria.

January 13: Commemoration of the Baptism of our Lord, Greater Double.

 

January 14: II Sunday after Epiphany, Double; Commemoration of St. Hilary Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church; Commemoration of St. Felix Priest and Martyr.

January 15: St. Paul first hermit, Confessor, Simple; Commemoration of St. Maurus.

January 16: St. Marcellus I Pope and Martyr, Simple.

January 17: St. Anthony (of Egypt), Double.

January 18: Chair of St. Peter Apostle at Rome, Greater Double; Commemoration of St. Paul Apostle, and of St. Prisca Virgin and Martyr.

January 19: Commemoration of Ss. Marius, Martha, Audifax, and Abachum Martyrs; Commemoration of St. Canute, Martyr.

January 20: Ss. Fabian Pope and Sebastian Martyrs, Double.

 

January 21: III Sunday after Epiphany, Double; Commemoration of St. Agnes, Roman Virgin and Martyr.

January 22: Ss. Vincent and Anastasius Martyrs, Simple.

January 23: St. Raymund of Peñafort Confessor, Simple; Commemoration of St. Emerentiana Virgin and Martyr.

January 24: St. Timothy Bishop and Martyr, Double.

January 25: Conversion of St. Paul Apostle, Greater Double; Commemoration of St. Peter.

January 26: St. Polycarp Bishop and Martyr, Double.

January 27: St. John Chrysostom Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church, Double.

 

(THE SHROVETIDE / PRE-LENTEN SEASON BEGINS)

 

January 28: Septuagesima Sunday, Double; Commemoration of St. Peter Nolasco Confessor, Double; Commemoration of St. Agnes Virgin and Martyr (second feast).

January 29: St. Francis de Sales Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church, Double.

January 30: St. Martina Virgin and Martyr, Simple.

January 31: St. John Bosco Confessor, Double.

"Nativity and Annunciation to the Shepherds" 1520-25 A.D., frescoe by Bernardino Luini, Musée du Louvre, Paris
"The First Christmas" (1957). A Castle Films Production.

Latest comments

17.01 | 23:36

Mil gracias por existir!! La Santísima Virgen María nos cubra con su Santo Manto!

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14.01 | 23:36

It was wonderful to attend Holy Mass today by a clergyman of the Underground Church, i.e., a priest in union with the True Pope, Gregory XVIII. ... Deo gratias!

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07.01 | 23:02

Wishing a Merry Christmas TODAY (January 7th) to all Byzantine rite True Catholics, in union with the True Pope, Gregory XVIII!

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07.01 | 07:51

I am ao grateful to the Holy Ghost for leading me away from the imposters Grunner and Venarri about five years ago on my search for truth. God Bless the PRC.

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