Solemnity of Pentecost — Homily by Fr. Ermatinger

 

 

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Hetoimasia Icon / The Holy Spirit and the Preparation of the Throne of the Lord

Translation of the Epistle for the Solemnity of Pentecost

When the days of the Pentecost were accomplished, they were all together in one place: And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the […]

By |June 6th, 2022|Categories: Homilies, Traditional Liturgy|

Sunday After Ascension — Homily by Fr. Ermatinger

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Detail from Dutch Manuscript

Translation of the Holy Gospel according to St. John:

At that time, Jesus said to His disciples, when the Paraclete cometh, whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceedeth from the Father, he shall give testimony of me. And you shall give testimony, because you are with me from the beginning. […]

By |May 30th, 2022|Categories: Homilies, Traditional Liturgy|

Fourth Sunday After Easter — Homily by Fr. Ermatinger

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The Creation of Adam, Michelangelo, c. 1512

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Translation of the Epistle for the Fourth Sunday of Easter.

 

Dearly beloved, every best gift, and every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change, nor shadow of alteration. For of his own will hath he begotten us by the word of […]

By |May 16th, 2022|Categories: Homilies, Traditional Liturgy|

Third Sunday After Easter — Homily by Fr. Ermatinger

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Second Class – The Parting. “Thus part we rich in sorrow, parting poor”, Abraham Solomon, 1855

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Translation of the Epistle for the Third Sunday after Easter:

Dearly beloved, I beseech you, as strangers and pilgrims, to refrain yourselves from carnal desires which war against the soul, Having your conversation good among the Gentiles: that whereas they speak against you as evildoers, […]

By |May 9th, 2022|Categories: Homilies, Spiritual Growth, Traditional Liturgy|

St. Joseph the Worker — Homily by Fr. Ermatinger

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Wood Sculpturer Ken Packie Carving a Statue of St. Joseph for Boston College.

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Lesson from the Letter of St. Paul to the Colossians.

Brethren, have charity, which is the bond of perfection: And let the peace of Christ rejoice in your hearts, wherein also you are called in one body: and be ye thankful. All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do […]

By |May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Homilies, Traditional Liturgy|

Palm Sunday — Homily by Fr. Ermatinger

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Christ Enters Jerusalem, Coptic Icon, Modern

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All of Matthew’s Gospel, up until this point of the entry, on a donkey, into Jerusalem, has been something of a didactic preparation/explanation of the Kingdom of Christ. And from Chapter 21, through the rest, all of this Gospel takes place in Jerusalem. And now it transforms itself; it becomes a sacramental presentation […]

By |April 11th, 2022|Categories: Homilies, Traditional Liturgy|

Passion Sunday — Homily by Fr. Ermatinger

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Church of St Anne, Berlin, NH

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Translation of the Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews.

Brethren, Christ, being come an high priest of the good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hand, that is, not of this creation: Neither by the blood of goats, or of calves, but by his […]

By |April 4th, 2022|Categories: Homilies, Traditional Liturgy|

Remote Preparation for Mental Prayer: Forgiveness Received and Extended

Cain Slaying Abel, Maxim Sheshukov, Unknown

Originally Published at TAN Direction

A young associate pastor once told me that when he would go to adoration or attempt mental prayer he would often see the angry face of his pastor in his mind. I suggested he forgive his pastor for whatever offenses he had committed and, obstacle removed, his prayer would be freed up to make progress.

Why […]

By |April 3rd, 2022|Categories: Spiritual Combat, Spiritual Growth, TAN Direction|

Laetare Sunday — Homily by Fr. Ermatinger

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Abraham Bids Farewell to Hagar and IshmaelOctateuch, s. XII. Rome, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, gr. 746, f. 80r

Translation of the Epistle for the Fourth Sunday of Lent:

Brethren: It is written that Abraham had two sons, one from the slave-girl the other from his free-born wife. The son of the slave-girl had been born according to the flesh, but the son of […]

By |March 28th, 2022|Categories: Homilies, Traditional Liturgy|

Third Sunday of Lent — Homily by Fr. Ermatinger

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Translation of the Epistle for the Third Sunday of Lent. 

Be ye therefore followers of God, as most dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath delivered himself for us, an oblation and a sacrifice to God for an odour of sweetness. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, […]

By |March 22nd, 2022|Categories: Homilies, Traditional Liturgy|
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