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Earth-shattering evidence of the wedding of Our Lord Jesus Christ!

And I John saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice from the throne, saying: "Behold the tabernacle of God with men, and he will dwell with them. And they shall be his people; and God himself with them shall be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and death shall be no more, nor mourning, nor crying, nor sorrow shall be any more, for the former things are passed away." And he that sat on the throne, said: "Behold, I make all things new." And he said to me: "Write, for these words are most faithful and true.

And he said to me: "It is done. I am Alpha and Omega; the beginning and the end. To him that thirsteth, I will give of the fountain of the water of life, freely. He that shall overcome shall possess these things, and I will be his God; and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, they shall have their portion in the pool burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." And there came one of the seven angels, who had the vials full of the seven last plagues, and spoke with me, saying: "Come, and I will shew thee the bride, the wife of the Lamb."

Apocalypse of Saint John (Revelation), XXI



    This has nothing to do with Christ, of course!

    Dan Brown, aside, anagogic phrases from Holy Scripture are only properly interpreted by our Church!

  2. Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.4:00 PM

    New Catholic: Good Job!

  3. Prof. Basto4:52 PM


  4. Thomas5:00 PM

    Very nice. What's the name of this painting?

  5. Indeed, the reality alluded to in this posting makes a mockery of the pathetic piece of papyrus claiming recently a more carnel version of a nuptial event which never actually occurred historically.
    Of course, such nonsensical and apochryfal tales are regularly injected into the mainstream media in order to draw us away from Our Blessed Lord and into the same desperate void of scepticism as the perpetrators themselves.

  6. Thomas, it is a detail of a painting by Pieter Neefs I, called "A Church in Flanders" - one of a series he made depicting the inside of Flemish churches.

  7. There have been and always will be Deuterocanonical books and texts, which the Church has been dealing with since the first century.

    I think I remember once a papyrus found with the Dead Sea Scrolls where Jesus said he was the author of all the books in the Library of Alexandria!

    James Cameron made a lot of money off the supposed sarcophagus of Jesus; someone will write a book about this nonsense, and make a lot of money!

  8. Barbara6:08 AM

    Brilliant NC! And a great and terrifying passage as well as comforting.

    "I know that my Redeemer liveth."

    Have a blessed Sunday all at Rorate Caeli! I'm off to Mass! Prayers!


  9. The papyrus can be authentic without problem. The easiest apology is as false as the sensacionalism of the press in this matter.

    What the papyrus says is in the gnostic style of many others authenthics papyrus as those of Nag-Hammandi of the same century. You must read it complete and with the difficults of the coptic translation and see that it could be authentic but exposing the false doctrine of the gnostics as it reffers to the female perfect disciple of Jesus.

    We, as catholics, must be formed and clever than all these people who has no formation. So...

    The piece of papyrus seems no authentic to some experts, but where is the problem if it were authentic? Another piece more of gnostic tradition.

  10. About Nag-Hammnadi:

  11. The Paraclete's petitioner9:00 PM

    The Apocalypse are written in a mystical and metaphorical manner through the pen of St. John by the Holy Spirit Who as the Third Person of the Holy Trinity governs specifically over this particularly period of Time's history.

    The portions that are clarifyingly triumphant ring with consolation through the darkness of the images of horrorific punishment,diabolical interaction, destruction and desolation.

    Those souls ordained by Eternal Wisdom to be instruments in the Triumph of Truth will find clues in the revealed words of the Holy Spirit to assist them to cooperate with Divine Providence for the definitive defeat of the devil.

    A most essential series of verses are Apoc. 19: 11-16 which assures that the nations shall be ruled by one who is "faithful and true" who with "justice doth he judge and fight" using a "rod of iron".This rod of iron is the UNYIELDING FIDELITY TO THE WILL OF THE HOLY TRINITY.

    All who dare to read the Apocalypse should read first the warning found in the final four verses of the Apocalypse:

    "18: For I testify to every one that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book: If any man shall add to these things, God shall add unto him the plagues written in this book.

    19: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from these things which are written in this book.

    20: He that giveth testimony of these things, saith: Surely, I come quickly: Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

    21: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."

  12. Gratias6:22 AM

    The painting in the image reminds us of what a pity it is that modern churches do not have side-chapels. In many case a small side chapel would suffice for daily Extraordinary Form masses.

  13. Bob F.1:13 PM

    This is most certainly the best response I have seen to this scrap of papyrus. That so many are willing to jump to such huge conclusions from such a fragment is an excellent demonstration of just how shallow our intellectual elites are today.

  14. The bride of Christ is the Church...'nuff said. Anything to the contrary is preposterous.

  15. Miles D

    I said "pathetic" not "authentic".

    The tale that Christ married is not authentic and it is certainly apochryfal. We do not need to be clever to know that.


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