Thursday, September 03, 2009

Sealing all the entries

From +++JN1034 (in a comment thread):
As I've told my students for decades (most forget, many choose not to remember):

To deny our common heritage and witness as Christians is to refuse attempts at visible unity, thereby propagating the great heresy that the Holy Eucharist - that is God's own being - is an exclusive privilege of a few, and that the Holy Spirit is limited to even less. What value has Baptism and Chrismation to the ones claiming Paradise while sealing all entries?
Господу помориця:
Most Holy and Lifegiving Trinity, in whom we live and move and have our being, in your infinite compassion look upon your warring children and touch our hearts that the doors thereof may open and that we may behold one another through your merciful eyes. Suffer us not to turn from one another but grant that turning our faces toward each other we may turn them unto you, whose Light illumines all who come into this world. To you be glory now and forever and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

--the BB


Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Thank you! I shall use this for my sermon on the 13th when our book of Lectures has "Unity in Christ" for a theme.

Paul said...

Needless to say, I am a work in progress here.