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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Is-Sinjal Qaddis tas-Salib ta' Kristu --- The Holy Sign of the Cross of Christ

 
 Pope Francis: Make prayer a priority - Published on 26 Aug 2015 



In the NAME of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen

Fl-ISEM  tal-Missier u ta' l-Iben u ta' l-Ispirtu s-Santu, Ammen.



Ir-Radd tas-Salib





Abba Pater -Juan Pablo II - 4

 

Attende, Domine, et miserere, quia peccavimus tibi.
Non enim accepistis Spiritum servitutis
sed accepistis spiritum adoptionis filiorum
in quo clamamus: Abba Pater.
(Romani 8,15)
Tu sei mio figlio, io oggi ti ho generato.
(Salmo 2,7)
Io gli saro Padre, Egli mi sara Figlio.
(2 Sam 7,14)
Sono parole profetiche: esse parlano di Dio, che é Padre nel senso piu alto e piu autentico della parola. Dice Isaia: 
"Signore, tu sei nostro Padre: noi siamo argilla e tu Colui che ci da forma; tutti noi siamo opera delle tue mani".
(Isaia 64,8)
Shema Israel!
Sion ha detto: "Il Signore mi ha abbandonato, il Signore mi ha dimenticato". Si dimentica forse una donna del suo bambino? Anche se ci fosse una donna che si dimenticasse, Io invece non ti abbandonero mai.
(Isaia 49,14-15)
Shema Israel!
É significativo che nei brani del profeta Isaia la paternità di Dio si arricchisca di connotazioni che si ispirano alla maternità.
Gesù annuncia molte volte la paternità di Dio nei riguardi degli uomini riallacciandosi alle numerose espressioni contenute nell'Antico Testamento.
Per Gesù, Dio non é solamente il Padre d'Israele, il Padre degli uomini, ma il Padre suo, il Padre mio.
 
(Udienza generale, Citt del Vaticano, 16 ottobre 1985)
 
Pater noster qui es in coelis,
sanctificetur nomen tuum.
Adveniat regnum tuum,
fiat voluntas tua,
sicut in coelo et in terra.
Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie,
et dimitte nobis debita nostra,
sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostri,
et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo.
(Matteo 6,9-13)
(San Pietro, Roma, 22 marzo 1995)
 

 
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(from the Morning Prayer (Lauds), for Monday of the 4th week of Easter)
PRAYER 

  Lord God, when our world lay in ruins, you raised it up again on the foundation of your Son’s Passion and Death. Give us grace to rejoice in the freedom from sin which he gained for us, and bring us to everlasting joy. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.  
 


 
 (Mit-Tifħir ta' Sbieħ il-Jum (Lawdi), għat-Tnejn tar-raba' ġimgħa, fi żmien il-Għid
TALBA 

 O Alla, inti rġajt waqqaft id-dinja mġarrfa billi Ibnek ċekken lilu nnifsu: imla lill-fidili tiegħek b’ferħ qaddis u agħti hena bla tmiem lil dawk li int ħlist mill-jasar tad-dnub. B’Ibnek Ġesù Kristu Sidna, li miegħek jgħix u jsaltan flimkien ma’ l-Ispirtu s-Santu, Alla, għal dejjem ta’ dejjem. Ammen.

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meditating on - WHAT HELD YOU ON THE CROSS JESUS ?




WHAT HELD YOU ON THE CROSS

by Michael O'Brien and Hamm


I know You--I've seen You all my life
A Figure on a crucifix, a Death without a fight
You're hanging there upon a cross just by Your hands and feet
The picture's clear, but the story is incomplete…

So what was it, that led You to that tree?
What made You lay Your body down to save someone like me?

So though it's true, I know that You were God inside a man…

So I guess sometimes it's hard to understand…



What held You on the cross when You could have walked away?

I see what You have done, and I just have to say
What held You on the cross was more than just the nails
With all the pain and suffering, and all that You had lost…
Your love for me could only be what held You on the cross

You saw me--I guess You must have known
My life would be in darkness, so You and You alone would bear the stripes,
The crown of thorns, and all humility…
Lord, I see myself, but it's hard for me to see

What held You on the cross when You could have walked away?
I see what You have done, and I just have to say
What held You on the cross was more than just the nails
With all the pain and suffering, and all that You had lost
Your love for me could only be what held you on the cross.

I don't deserve Your mercy, still You loved me just the same
You died for me, and yet, and yet it's hard to know…

What held You on the cross when You could have walked away?
I see what You have done, and I just have to say
What held You on the cross was more than just the nails
With all the pain and suffering, and all that You had lost
Your love for me could only be what held you on the cross.
Your love for me could only be what held you on the cross.
 
 
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... GOD, MY GOD, YOU LOVE   

                                                            me, as if I were the only one       

                                                                                                                                 to love !

Song of St Francis


Sunlight, moon glow, bright stars
God, my God what an artist You are
The sky, the earth, the sea
How could You notice me

Father, I am too small
To be seen on Your canvas at all
An incidental speck
A grain of dust and yet
You love me
You love me
As if I were the only one to love

You have lavished on me
All Your kindness so unsparingly
My honour, wealth, and skill
Are worthlessness yet still
You love me
You love me
As if I were the only one to love.

How can You see me, how can You hear me
How can You feel, how can You reach
How can You touch, how can You love me ?

You love me
As if I were the only one to love.


 
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https://www.ewtn.com/library/LITURGY/SACRSIGN.TXT

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

WHEN we cross ourselves, let it be with a real sign of the cross. Instead of a small cramped gesture that gives no notion of its meaning, let us make a large unhurried sign, from forehead to breast, from shoulder to shoulder, consciously feeling how it includes the whole of us, our thoughts, our attitudes, our body and soul, every part of us at once. how it consecrates and sanctifies us.

It does so because it is the Sign of the universe and the sign of our redemption. On the cross Christ redeemed mankind. By the cross he sanctifies man to the last shred and fibre of his being. We make the sign of the cross before we pray to collect and compose ourselves and to fix our minds and hearts and wills upon God. We make it when we finish praying in order that we may hold fast the gift we have received from God. In temptations we sign ourselves to be strengthened; in dangers, to be protected. The cross is signed upon us in blessings in order that the fulness of God's life may flow into the soul and fructify and sanctify us wholly.

Think of these things when you make the sign of the cross. It is the holiest of all signs. Make a large cross, taking time, thinking what you do. Let it take in your whole being,--body, soul, mind, will, thoughts, feelings, your doing and not-doing,--and by signing it with the cross strengthen and consecrate the whole in the strength of Christ, in the name of the triune God.


EDUKAZZJONI LITURĠIKA

Jekk għadek ma tafx, hemm ħafna nies fid-dinja llum li qed jinqatlu minħabba li huma n-nies tas-Salib. Meta trodd is-salib ftakar fihom, u rodd is-salib fuqek kif jixraq.


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Is-Sinjal Qaddis tas-Salib ta' Kristu --- The Holy Sign of the Cross of Christ



 
St. Cyril of Jerusalem (d. 386) in his Catechetical Lectures stated, "Let us then not be ashamed to confess the Crucified. Be the cross our seal, made with boldness by our fingers on our brow and in everything; over the bread we eat and the cups we drink, in our comings and in our goings out; before our sleep, when we lie down and when we awake; when we are travelling, and when we are at rest" (Catecheses, 13).
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[Mt:28:18-19] --- Fl-Evanġelju ta' San Mattew kapitlu 28 versi 18-19  
Ġesù resaq ikellimhom u qalilhom: "Lili ngħatat kull setgħa fis-sema u fl-art. Morru, mela, agħmlu dixxipli mill-ġnus kollha, u għammduhom fl-isem tal-Missier u ta' l-Iben u ta' l-Ispirtu  s-Santu,
 

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Matthew 28:18-19 --- New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
18Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit,
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Ir-radd tas-salib huwa stqarrija, u fl-istess ħin, talba. Bis-sinjal tas-salib nistqarru li l-mewt kienet mirbuħa bil-mewt u l-qawmien ta’ Kristu. Għalhekk is-salib mhuwiex sinjal ta’ mewt imma ta’ ħajja għax jgħaqqad tabilħaqq lill-fidili ma' l-għajn tal-ħajja nfisha. Is-sinjal tas-salib huwa wkoll talba li biha nitolbu li nieħdu sehem minn issa f’dik il-ħajja mibdula tal-qawmien ta’ Kristu – ħajja li ma għandhiex tmiem.
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FROM EWTN --- Where is that in the Bible? - The Holy Trinity 

 

The Sign of the Cross reminds us of the Trinity that dwells in us, of God's Name and of our commitment to the faith from the moment of baptism with the priest's words, "I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit" [Mt 28:19]. Entered into the divine life through the sacraments, we are called daily to be open to the action of Grace, to progress in love towards God and neighbour.

Let us treasure the essential role of the priest in bringing the “Spirit of Truth” to us: He welcomes the human soul to the world, strengthens it and prepares it for its return to God. 
Despite the inadequacy of human thought and language to explain the One and Triune God, the Church Fathers sought to illustrate His mysteries through their lives and deep faith: Trinity Sunday, "recapitulates" God's revelation concerning the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Paschal mysteries

Theologian Romano Guardini taught that the sign of the cross puts us "spiritually in order" both before prayer and afterwards "so that what God has donated to us remains in us. 

Prayer of St. Hilary of Poitiers for loyalty to the faith which is professed on the day of our baptism - "Obtain, O Lord that I may keep ever faithful to what I have professed in the symbol of my regeneration, when I was baptized in the Father, in the Son and in the Holy Spirit. That I may worship you, our Father, and with you, your Son; that I may deserve your Holy Spirit, who proceeds from you through your Only Begotten Son... Amen" (De Trinitate 12, 57).

Let us invoke the protection of the Virgin Mary, "the first creature fully inhabited by the Most Holy Trinity," for our continued pilgrimage on earth.

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FIVE EASY STEPS FOR YOUR FAMILY TO BECOME A DOMESTIC CHURCH
  

You were made to be a part of a family because you were created in the image and likeness of the Holy Trinity. Furthermore, you are called by your creation to make your families places that reflect the profound relationships of life and love that exists between the three persons of the Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. When you do this, your family becomes a domestic church, a place where God is worshipped and adored, and where His will is sought and acted upon.


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The prayer of the Sign of the Cross is memorized quickly; but to learn how to make the sign of the Cross correctly, it is better for the children to look at the Sign of the Cross image explained below, so that they do not get mixed up especially when they look at other to learn it !


   While looking at the cross below, raise your right hand up to your forehead = 1 and follow...
 

To print:
 

in Maltese    
                   
 
 








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In WORD doc. - To put words in other language, write the words then insert image; right click over it and choose Wrap Text - Behind Text; and adjust the Words to the right position.

 
 "By the Sign of the Cross, deliver me from my enemies, O Lord." [by St Benedict]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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