15 August 2017

15 August - Assumption

"Most fundamentally, let us call all Americans to repentance for our failure to internalize the simple truth that none of us is more human than any other, and none of us is less so. Then, and only then, will we really be worthy of being considered genuine leaders (and people) of faith."

Shai Held

"In the Incarnation the whole human race recovers the dignity of the image of God. Thereafter any attack, even on the least of men, is an attack on Christ, who took on the form of man, and in his own Person restored the image of God in all.   Through our relationship with the Incarnation, we recover our true humanity, and at the same time are delivered from that perverse individualism which is the consequence of sin, and recover our solidarity with all mankind."

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"When they had seen him, they spread the word about what had been told about the child, and all who heard it were amazed.   Mary treasured up all these things, and pondered them in her heart."

Luke 2:18-19

Here is the Greek celebration of the feast of the Assumption at a chapel to Mary on the island of Ikaria.

Perfectly human.

My own Mary received the anointing of the sick earlier this evening.

I hope to have some charts for you tomorrow.

May the Mother of God, Θεοτόκος, always hold you, and protect you, and keep you close to her sacred heart.

Have a pleasant evening.