The Primacy of the Bishop of Rome in relation to Byzantine Chalcedonian Eastern Christianity

Here is a fascinating and thought-provoking article on the Primacy of the Bishop/Pope of Rome in Christian history in relation to the Chalcedonian/Byzantine form of Eastern Christianity that is commonly called the Eastern Orthodox Church which should be more properly called the Chalcedonian Eastern Church because like the Roman Catholic Church they accept the Christological definition of the Council of Chalcedon.

http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=1355

 

She Bore Him In Her Heart- A homily on the Feast of the Dormition of Mary the Mother of Christ our God

Here is a beautiful meditation on Mary as a model for all Christians to emulate. I guess that’s why she is called the Queen of Saints. Most holy Mother of Christ our God and Queen of the Faithful please pray for us to Adonai.

She Bore Him In Her Heart Feast Of The Dormition – All Saints Homilies – Ancient Faith Radio.

More on Mary the Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ

Here are two great links to articles that shed light on the the ancient church’s understanding of Mary the mother of Christ Jesus our God based on Sacred Scripture and Tradition.

http://onbehalfofall.org/mary-the-queen-of-heaven/

http://www.theorthodoxfaith.com/mary-as-the-queen-of-heaven/

The Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist- An Exhortation by Father Casey

Here is a powerful homily on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist/Blessed Sacrament by the brilliant priest Father Casey.

Why Women Wear Mantillas In Church

Here is a great article on the Catholic and Ancient Christian practice of women covering their heads in church.

Young women wearing mantillas Young women wearing mantillas

Chapel veils, or mantillas (which comes from the word manta, meaning cape) are typically circular or triangular shaped pieces of black or white lace that are draped over a woman’s head when attending Mass, or in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Traditionally, the black veils were worn by married or widowed women, while the white veils were worn by young girls, or unmarried women, but there are no hard and fast rules about this.

“Therefore ought the woman to have a power over her head, because of the angels.” (1 Corinthians 11:10)

St. Paul reminds us that as Christ did the will, and sought the honour of God the Father, so the Christian should avow his subjection to Christ, doing His will and seeking His glory. We should seek a fitting demeanour in our dress and habit, avoiding everything that may be dishonourable before…

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