And Elias, the prophet, stood up, as a fire, and his word burnt like a torch (Ecclesiasticus. 48.1, DRV)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

"Dies Domini"


Saturday in the Easter Week

... The Lord's Day (Apoc. 1.10)

From the Holy Gospel (Jn. 20.1-9) for the day:

And on the first day of the week... when it was yet dark... the stone taken away from the sepulchre (v.1). The Jews keep the last and seventh day of the week, the Sabbath day, holy (Ex. 20.10). The Sabbath was a joyous festival for them because on that day also, the Hebrew people were released from slavery in Egypt. But it was only a figure (1 Cor. 10.6) of that most joyous day when the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ emerged as the greatest Victor from the sealed and guarded sepulchre with a large company of His subjects, under the Old dispensation, justified by their life of faith and hope in Him as the promised Lord Redeemer of Israel (Is. 49.7), but were kept "in durance" (in limbo). Hence, the Apostles appointed the glorious day of the Orient from on high (Lk. 1.78) - the Day of Him Who Is the Orient, "Sun"-day -  the first day of the week (Acts 20.7) as that real holy day of Christian rest when Christ's disciples were assembled... in prayers (Acts 2.42)... [on bended knees, cf., Phil. 2.10] before the altar (Heb. 13.10) of the New Covenant in the communication of the breaking of [the Living Bread (Jn. 6.51; cf., v.34) - prefigured of Old to be the most holy (Lev. 24.9) unbloody sacrifice of Christ as the eternal high priest according to the Order of Melchisedech (Heb. 6.20)] (Acts 2.42). 

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Salvation is in the "Blood of the Lamb"

Apocalypse XIV now unfolding (cf., our posts "The Wine of the Wrath of God" and "After Pope Benedict XVI, the 'Last' Roman Pontiff?"). The divine chastisement of world-wide conflagration (Lk. 17.29-30, cf., our post "Our Lady, Vatican II Disorientation, and the Annihilation of Many Nations") to annihilate the 'super-power' and cities and nations drunk with the wine of its immodesty, impurity, fornication, homosexuality, and blasphemies (Apoc. 14.8) is imminent - the close of our end-times period (distinct from the consummation of the world, Mt. 28.20).

They... have made them white in the Blood of the Lamb
(Apoc. 7.14) ... All things... are cleansed with Blood: and without shedding of Blood there is no remission (Heb. 9.22).

The Blood of the [Divine] Lamb can be availed of in the traditional Rite of the Sacrament of Penance (cf., our post "On Concealing Sins in Confession") and of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist (the Traditional Latin Mass). Go to our traditional Catholic Mass Centers (links on the left-side bar of this site). Flee to the mountains... (Mt. 24.16).

See also the Messages and Appeals (on the upper right-side bar) of the Apocalyptic Woman in her title of Our Lady of Fatima.