Thursday, 31 December 2015

What did today's Liturgy of the Hours - Office of Readings and Morning Prayer, say about the Jews?

How interesting that today's Liturgy of the Hours (new rite for this so-called "radical catholic reactionary) says much about the Jews in complete contradiction to the recent non-magisterial issuance from the Holy See.

Shall we have a look?

First, the Responsory from the Office of Readings, or Matins; it followed the Second Reading of a homily by St. Leo the Great:

Responsorium Eph 2, 13-14. 17. Vos, qui aliquándo erátis longe, facti estis prope in sánguine Christi.* Ipse enim est pax nostra, qui fecit útraque unum.. Et véniens evangelizávit pacem vobis, qui longe fuístis, et pacem iis qui prope.* Ipse enim.Responsory      
You who used to be far away have been brought near by the death of Christ, for he himself is the peace between us; he has made Jews and Gentiles into one people.Christ came and preached the Good News of peace to all – to you Gentiles, who were far away from God, and to the Jews, who were near to him, for he himself is the peace between us; he has made Jews and Gentiles into one people.

Then, in Morning Prayer, or Lauds, we have this intercessory prayer:

Christe, Deus et homo, qui Dóminus es David et fílius eius, prophetías adímplens,— te rogámus, ut Israel te Messíam agnóscat.Christ, Son of David, fulfilment of the prophecies,  may the Jewish people accept you as their awaited Deliverer.– Lord, have mercy on us.

Will these heresiarchs who state that Jews have no need of Christ to be saved, twist the liturgy to suit their lies?


Dorota said...

Since they will frequently not mention Jesus Christ - as potentially offensive - to suit their lies, why would they refrain from twisting the Word of God or the liturgy for the good cause of "we all believe in the same god"?

Catholic Mission said...

Still not response from the SSPX Canada.

Fr. Daniel Couture, the District Superior of Canada issues a controversial statement critical of the Vatican Document on the Jews