Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Miserere mei, Deus

And thus it begins.

Our journey to the cross of calvary and the glorious resurrection of Our LORD and Saviour, Jesus Christ. He is the real Messiah; He is the real saviour, not some trumped-up, media created, false messiah politician or hollywood god. False gods and false messiahs are all around us and they are leading "many astray."

Many believe that the Church on earth is now in Gethsemane. Certainly, Cardinal Stafford believes that and stated it a few month ago. I believe this. It is night, and the Church has been deserted. Many Catholics have fallen asleep and will be lost; and many more have taken the easy path and have looked for an earthly kingdom, Many remain and they have already and continue to betray the Holy Church, His bride and they do so with a kiss. In Her they remain, they corrupt, they lie, they deceive and "they lead many astray."

In recent weeks we have seen this manifested in the vile treatment of Pope Benedict XVI. Whether it was the lifting of the excommunications against the bishops of the Society of St. Pius X or the appointment of Gerhard Wagner to the Episcopate in Austria to the clarity in which he spoke to Nancy Pelosi--catholics have been as much as a problem, no a worse problem than even the secular media and ineffectual and flaccid members of the U.S. Congress or Canadian Parliament who dare to demand that the Bishop of Rome submit to their liberal-fascist political correctness.

In their lack of faith and loyalty, like the apostles in Gethsemane, most have "fallen asleep" and like the one who would deny Our LORD some ointment, they betray her "with a kiss."

Yes, the Church is in Gethsemane and there with her, I shall remain.

We shall journey soon, very, very soon through Gethsemane to the Sanhedrin. Are we not already there- before the Sanhedrin? Go back a few paragraphs and ask yourself if, as St. Peter found out when he asked, "Quo vadis..." if He is not being crucified again! Yes, we are there know being spat upon and slapped. Calvary is waiting for us. Let us go. Let us go singing as the three children did in the fiery furnace as described by the Prophet Daniel. We know they came out of the fire. Let us go singing as those who did encouraged by St. Maximillian Kolbe in the bowls of the satanic filth of the occult, fascist, national socialists which our own governments are quickly becoming. We know too how Raymond Kolbe emerged and what he chose--two crowns, one red, one white. Some of us will have a white crown, some a red, some both, we may not choose, it may be chosen for us, but our crown awaits.

Parce Domine, parce populo tuo, ne in aeterum irascaris nobis!

Let us go singing psalms and canticles chanting as King David did with his greatest work the (50) 51st Psalm which is playing now in the background; composed by Allegri and sung by the Tallis Scholars. David was wretched; he conspired, lusted, fornicated and murdered and then he repented; and then he wrote this:

Miserere. The repentance and confession of David after his sin. The fourth penitential psalm.

1 Unto the end, a psalm of David,
2 When Nathan the prophet came to him after he had sinned with Bethsabee.
3 Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy. And according to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my iniquity.
4 Wash me yet more from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
5 For I know my iniquity, and my sin is always before me.
6 To thee only have I sinned, and have done evil before thee: that thou mayst be justified in thy words and mayst overcome when thou art judged.
7 For behold I was conceived in iniquities; and in sins did my mother conceive me.
8 For behold thou hast loved truth: the uncertain and hidden things of thy wisdom thou hast made manifest to me.
9 Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed: thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.
10 To my hearing thou shalt give joy and gladness: and the bones that have been humbled shall rejoice.
11 Turn away thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
12 Create a clean heart in me, O God: and renew a right spirit within my bowels.
13 Cast me not away from thy face; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
14 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and strengthen me with a perfect spirit.
15 I will teach the unjust thy ways: and the wicked shall be converted to thee.
16 Deliver me from blood, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall extol thy justice.
17 O Lord, thou wilt open my lips: and my mouth shall declare thy praise.
18 For if thou hadst desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given it: with burnt offerings thou wilt not be delighted.
19 A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
20 Deal favourably, O Lord, in thy good will with Sion; that the walls of Jerusalem may be built up.
21 Then shalt thou accept the sacrifice of justice, oblations and whole burnt offerings: then shall they lay calves upon
thy altar.

For more on what the prayers for Ash Wednesday really say, visit Father Z.

1 comment:

Jesmi said...

Henry VIII still affirmed the Catholic miracle of transubstantiation in the mass after his break with Rome; the King was not a protestant, he simply replaced the pope as the head of the English Catholic Church.