Friday, November 23, 2007
Saint Clement, the third pope to rule the Roman Church after Saint Peter, reigned toward the end of the first century. He wrote the famous epistle to the Corinthians to strengthen and encourage peace and unity among them.
Christian Prayer : The Liturgy of the Hours; Daughters of St. Paul * St. Paul Editions * 1976
All-powerful and ever-living God,
we praise your power and glory
revealed to us in the lives of all your saints.
give us joy on this feast of Saint Clement,
the priest and martyr
who bore witness with his blood to the love he proclaimed
and the gospel he preached.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 23,35-43.
The people stood by and watched; the rulers, meanwhile, sneered at him and said, "He saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one, the Messiah of God."
Even the soldiers jeered at him. As they approached to offer him wine
they called out, "If you are King of the Jews, save yourself."
Above him there was an inscription that read, "This is the King of the Jews."
Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying, "Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us."
The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, "Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation?
And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal."
Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
He replied to him, "Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."
This is the only Church Jesus founded on earth upon the ‘rock’; Peter. All other churches are man made by misinterpreting the Bible. This is the Church who made the Bible! Acceptance of Peter’s primacy, the clear teaching of the Bible, is the only way to avoid confusions and contradictions in Christianity. This is the only Church with true apostolic succession, which has its members allover the world; the surest way of your salvation! Let us go to the Church, Jesus founded; where he truly lives in the Holy Eucharist!
Source: Know The Truth Magazine