Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Ascension

You're probably still in a state of shock from the Rainbow Bear Creed. Who knew that the Blessed Ever Virgin Mary was a "bad-ass womanist liberation theologian," as opposed to a pure Virgin and the Mother of God. 

So, to put the record straight, here's St. John Chrysostom on the Ascension of Christ:

God ascended with a shout, the Lord with the cry of the trumpet, He Who is the Creator from the ages, Who brought all things into being, Who fashioned Adam, Who generated human nature, Who translated to life Enoch who pleased Him, Who preserved Noah together with the world, Who called Abraham from the land of the Chaldeans, Who made Isaac to be a sign of the mystery of the cross, Who granted Jacob the twelve-pillars of offspring, Who granted Job patience, Who made Moses to become the leader of the people, Who filled Samuel with prophecy from his mother's womb, Who anointed David as king from the prophets, Who granted Solomon wisdom, Who took up Elias in a flaming chariot, Who instilled the prophets with foreknowledge, Who granted the apostles gifts of healing, and Who cried to them: “Take heart, I have overcome the world.”

This is the Lord of glory Who is ascended into the heavens with a shout, and is seated on the right hand of the Father. Under His authority are angels, and dominions and powers, and it is He Who receives our pained prayers, and makes us victors over the pirates of this world. Under His dominion is every rank of the unclean spirits, as He says to us: “Behold, I have given you authority to trample upon snakes and scorpions.”

Unharmed and spotless, healthy and whole, preserve us in soul and body and spirit, filling us with the fruits of righteousness and fruitfulness, You Who are the God of all, You Who didst make us worthy to gather to celebrate this feast, for to You belong all glory, honor and worship, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

There's triumph in that, and what can I say? Hail the day that sees Him rise.

Climb the Holy Mountain.

God bless,



LL said...

Sometimes you can take only so much rainbow bear creed and unicorn illuminati bull stuff. Sometimes you need to return to the Living Christ and the grace so fully offered. Sometimes humility and a contrite heart needs to replace the hubris of Mephistopheles and Baal as we search for salvation. Sometimes the doctrines of men (mingled with a few scriptures) and the joys of lesbian liturgical dance and Bacchanalian orgies need to be supplanted by ministering to the poor, the downtrodden and the needy - lifting up the poor in spirit.

Watching MSNBC, CNN (particularly CNN-TURK), etc. will help wash your brain of all good, nobility and purity. Going out and performing a selfless act of service will help restore it.

Adrienne said...

Whoa! LL is on a roll today. Good job!

LSP said...

LL, we're a merit based unit and you've just just reinforced your rank as VICAR GENERAL. Not to be scoffed at.

Excellent sermon.

LSP said...

Adrienne, I have to agree. LL is on a roll.