Not In Nottingham
Mumford & Sons
If you haven’t heard the Mumford and Sons version of this song, listen now and prepare for tears.
Down in Adoration falling, This great Sacrament we hail…
So….I totally never thought about this. I’m sure very few of you have. I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit disturbed…
Wow. Food for thought. I’m sure there’s an answer though.
Their names were translated/Anglicized after going from Greek to English.
The names of the Apostles are of Greek, Aramaic and Hebrew origins. The Hebrew, Aramaic and “Greek” named Apostles were:
Shim’on = Simon (Hebrew origin).
Y’hochanan = John (Hebrew origin).
Mattithyahu = Matthew (Hebrew origin).
Ya’aqov = James (Hebrew origin meaning Jacob).
Bar-Tôlmay = Bartholomew (Aramaic, which is related to Hebrew).
Judah = Jude / Saint Jude (not to be confused with Judas Iscariot, Hebrew origin).
Yehuda = Judas Iscariot (Hebrew origin, Betrayed Yeshua/Yehosua the Messiah).
Cephas / Kephas = Peter (Hebrew / Aramaic origin meaning “Rock”).
Tau’ma = Thomas (Aramaic origin).
Andrew = Andrew (Greek origin. Is the brother of Cephas / Kephas).
Phillip = Phillip (Greek origin).
You will note that there are only 11 names, that is because there were 2 Apostles named Ya’aqov (James), which brings the total to 12 apostles.
learning more from tumblr than college
also, “Jesus” is really Yeshua
Week 3 Day 5 with wise words from Richard :)
That “Adoration” (when we are in Holy Hour), means that Christ is kissing us?
So when we go to adoration, The Lord is kissing us, His children.
Isn’t that beautiful?
I love the Eucharist!
Earlier this evening I was talking with a priest friend of mine and he was commenting on the state of the Church today. The low numbers of attendence, the lack of devotion, etc. (Did you know that the second-largest group after Catholics in America is non-Catholics?) He made a funny comment about how strange it is that people love Ash Wednesday. It’s always kind of amusing to be out in public and notice the other fellow Catholics. But he made the point that the Eucharist is so much more important and the Eucharist is something we have the opportunity to receive on a daily basis! We have the opportunity to encounter the real person of Christ! Yet the pews are empty.
Imagine if every time we received the Eucharist, people could tell. No, it wouldn’t be because of the large, tangible cross on our foreheads. Rather, it would be because of our joy and love for our neighbors. Imagine how different the world would be if we let Jesus change us! I have a feeling that more people would be interested in meeting Him too.
That is my challenge to everyone this week, myself included. Let’s make a real effort to WEAR our faith. Not in a loud, convert-everyone-you-see sort of way. But just to be Jesus to everyone we encounter, in word and deed. Because the person of Christ within us shines far more than a smudged cross ever could. Let the Eucharist change you and wear Him proud!
Jesus is the source and the summit of our faith..
All the good that is in me is due to Holy Communion. I owe everything to it. I feel that this holy fire has transformed me completely. Oh, how happy I am to be a dwelling place for You, O Lord! My heart is a temple in which you dwell continually…
- St. Faustina, Diary 1392 (via burning-lampstand)
What is your favorite part of being Catholic?
Knowing that Christ dwells within me. Every Christian denomination can say it, but we know for certain that by receiving the most Holy Eucharist that Christ dwells within us. Each time we attend Mass we are experiencing Heaven on Earth.Being able to eat and drink the precious Body and Blood of Christ, is the most intimate and most beautiful, display of faith and love.
Give us the grace to adore Your presence in the Eucharist, and in the face of everyone we meet.
- Intercession for the Feast of Corpus Christi (via newfavething)
26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”
I am constantly put to shame at the reality that while the Magi may have traveled more than thousands of miles, journeying hours upon hours, just to find the King of the Universe and offer him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, I still struggle to find the motivation to hop out of bed and drive the 15 or so miles to visit the same King of the Universe and offer him the mere gift of myself on a daily basis.
When a soul has received the Sacrament of the Eucharist worthily, it is humble, mortified, charitable, and is capable of the most sublime sacrifices. In short, it is no longer the same.
Catechism on the Holy Eucharist
St. John Vianney
Someone might say: “But this is why I don’t go to Communion more often, because I see I am so cold in the love of God.” Jean de Gerson answers this sort of person: “So, because you feel cold, you move away from the fire?”
- St. Alphonsus Liguori, The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ, 2:14 (via ourlady)