Join us today, and every Wednesday, at 12:00pm for noon Eucharist and with anointing. Also, if you get early you may hear our wonderful Organist practicing for this Sunday. Today we will remember the martyrdom if St. Ignatius of Antioch.
“Almighty God, we praise thy Name for thy bishop and martyr Ignatius of Antioch, who offered himself as grain to be ground by the teeth of wild beasts that he might present unto thee the pure bread of sacrifice. Accept, we pray thee, the willing tribute of our lives, and give us a share in the pure and spotless offering of thy Son Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.”
“Be present, be present, O Jesus, our great High Priest, as you were present with your disciples, and be known to us on the breaking of the bread; who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.”
Almighty Voivod. The Canadian legends have been around for 36 years and unlike many of their peers, refuse to make a mediocre record. 'The Wake' is their fourteenth studio album and the first to feature Rocky Laroche, the new bass player. Continuing with the sound established on 'Target Earth', Voivod showed everyone how to make a record that stays true to their sound but bravely ventures into new waters.
A considerable part of this success is the addition of Chewy Mongrain who is the only guitarist on the planet that could fill the void which Piggy left after his tragic death. Not only did he achieve such a feat but he added new energy and perspective to a band that was already focused and strong. As is to be expected, 'The Wake' has Voivod's iconic weirdness and sci-fi theme wrapped around progressive thrash chaos but the emphasis on the progressive is what truly sets this record apart from their previous work.
As soon as "Obsolete Beings" start you are met with Chewy's monstrous riffs, Away's very punky yet proggy drumming and Snake's legendary odd vocals. This is what Voivod is all about and I'll be honest, it took me a while to get used to Snake's voice. He isn't the best vocalist when it comes to technique but his presence and lyrics are irreplaceable. Snake truly shines here as this could be his most diverse performance yet. Be it raspy shouting on "The End Of Dormancy" or gentle croons on "Always Moving", his charisma oozes throughout the record.
I also greatly appreciate the addition of strings that enrichen the longer, more epic tracks. I am also impressed with the variety this record holds and a lot of what you hear appears one last time on the epic, medley-like finale of "Sonic Mycelium". If the previous songs were wack then this would be a total failure, luckily this absolutely rips and has so many excellent twists. Voivod somehow managed to create one of 2018's finest records this late into their career. Confidence, energy and creativity is practically bursting from them and while it's not for everyone, I highly suggest you give this a shot. Few bands are influential and consistent as these guys. Crazy and scary, this is an astounding record.
Today is the 22nd death anniversary of Bro. Richie Fernando, SJ. For those not familiar with him, Richie-senpai is a Filipino Jesuit who died trying to pacify a troubled student who planned to throw a grenade on a classroom. Instead of running for his dear life, Richie became a human shield against the explosion while trying to negotiate with Sarom, the troubled student who according to witnesses, even pleaded “please get out of here pruh-Richie, I don’t want to hurt you.” Richie-senpai is now on his path to sainthood.
“I know where my heart is. It is with Jesus Christ.”
- Richie Fernando SJ
"Let fire and the cross; let the crowds of wild beasts; let tearings, breakings, and dislocations of bones; let cutting off of members; let shatterings of the whole body; and let all the dreadful torments of the devil come upon me: only let me attain to Jesus Christ."⠀
Such was St Ignatius of Antioch's passion and longing for the Lord, that he was willing to have torments and afflictions befall him, if it meant that he would be in union with Christ.⠀
As we celebrate his martyrdom today, let us ask for the grace to hunger for the Lord and endure our trials faithfully, just as he did. St Ignatius of Antioch, pray for us!⠀
Learn more about St Ignatius, link in bio
On this place, on November 1938, Corneliu Zelea Codreanu (founder of the"Legion Saint Michael the Archangel", and the "Iron Guard") along with the "Nicadori" and "Decemviri" (the gorups of legionaries that killed the corrupted prime-minister Duca, and those who killed Stelescu the ex-legionary traitor) were killed while being transported from a prison to another. (They were all sentenced to life prison, and Codreanu to 10 years of hard labour)
Officially they were shot for trying to escape. In reality, they were strangulated by the prison police while being inside the vans, and then shot from behind to look like an escape.
The bodies were buried inside the garden of Jilava prison, after puring acid on them, and a block of cement.
After the Proclamation of the National Legionary State, the bodies were putted in the Heroes Mausoleum of the Green House in Bucharest (along with other bodies of legionary martyrs).
After WWII, the Soviet Russian Army with the romanian comunist vandalised the Mausoleum, and the Green house. The place of the bodies and what happened to them it remains unknown to the present day.
May their souls rest in peace, and most importantly, their sacrifice not be in vain!!! .
St Ignatius of Antioch (- 107)
He was the second bishop of Antioch after St Peter (the first being Evodius). He was arrested (some writers believe that he must have been denounced by a fellow-Christian), condemned to death, and transported to Rome to be thrown to the wild beasts in the arena. In one of his letters he describes the soldiers who were escorting him as being like “ten leopards, who when they are kindly treated only behave worse.” In the course of his journey he wrote seven letters to various churches, in which he dealt wisely and deeply with Christ, the organisation of the Church, and the Christian life. They are important documents for the early history of the Church, and they also reveal a deeply holy man who accepts his fate and begs the Christians in Rome not to try to deprive him of the crown of martyrdom.
He was martyred in 107 and his feast was already being celebrated on this day in fourth-century Antioch.
... 📆چهارشنبه، ۱۷ اکتبر۲۰۱۸، کشمیر
🔻راه های ایجاد امنیت توسط دولت هند در کشمیر:
نیروهای امنیتی؛ متشکل از پلیس ایالتی و نیروهای CRPF( نیروهای ذخیره پلیس مرکزی که تحت کنترل دولت هند است) عملیاتی را علیه حضور مبارزین مسلح کشمیری آغاز کردند. مبارزین در خانه ای پناهنده شدند. خانه توسط نیروهای امنیتی شناسایی شد و با آغاز درگیری های مسلحانه، دو مبارز کشمیری و یک نیروی پلیس کشته شدند.
در این درگیری ها، کشته شدن شهروند عادی، باعث شعله ور شدن خشم مردم شد که اعتراضات آنها با گلوله های ساچمه ای سرکوب شد. تعدادی از خبرنگاران در محل حادثه مورد ضرب و شتم قرار گرفتند.
#PRAYFORSYNOD -CH*🇨🇭 🌄Ce matin, laissons-nous interpeller par un père👴 apostolique qui vécut au même siècle que Jésus🆒‼️ La jeunesse regarde vers l'avenir🔜 et celui-ci commence maintenant▶️. C'est pourquoi 😇Saint Ignace d'Antioche encourageait ses compagnons à lutter pour Dieu sans plus tarder🏃 : 👉 "Le moment présent te réclame, pour parvenir à Dieu, comme le pilote⛵ attend les vents, et comme l'homme battu par la tempête🌊 attend le port. *Sois sobre comme un athlète🚵 de Dieu: le prix, c'est l'incorruptibilité et la vie éternelle😇, dont toi aussi tu es convaincu."* #synod2018#catholique#papefrancois#suisse#jeunesse#jesus#martyr#ignace#antioche#seminaire
TUDUHAN TERHADAP STEFANUS
KISAH PARA RASUL 6 : 8-15 (8) Dan Stefanus, yang penuh dengan karunia dan kuasa, mengadakan mujizat-mujizat dan tanda-tanda di antara orang banyak. (9) Tetapi tampillah beberapa orang dari jemaat Yahudi yang disebut jemaat orang Libertini anggota-anggota jemaat itu adalah orang-orang dari Kirene dan dari Aleksandria bersama dengan beberapa orang Yahudi dari Kilikia dan dari Asia. Orang-orang itu bersoal jawab dengan Stefanus, (10) tetapi mereka tidak sanggup melawan hikmatnya dan Roh yang mendorong dia berbicara.
(11) Lalu mereka menghasut beberapa orang untuk mengatakan: "Kami telah mendengar dia mengucapkan kata-kata hujat terhadap Musa dan Allah." (12) Dengan jalan demikian mereka mengadakan suatu gerakan di antara orang banyak serta tua-tua dan ahli-ahli Taurat; mereka menyergap Stefanus, menyeretnya dan membawanya ke hadapan Mahkamah Agama. (13) Lalu mereka memajukan saksi-saksi palsu yang berkata: "Orang ini terus-menerus mengucapkan perkataan yang menghina tempat kudus ini dan hukum Taurat, (14) sebab kami telah mendengar dia mengatakan, bahwa Yesus, orang Nazaret itu, akan merubuhkan tempat ini dan mengubah adat istiadat yang diwariskan oleh Musa kepada kita." (15) Semua orang yang duduk dalam sidang Mahkamah Agama itu menatap Stefanus, lalu mereka melihat muka Stefanus sama seperti muka seorang malaikat.
OCTOBER 17 | MEMORIAL OF ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH, BISHOP & MARTYR
Ignatius, + c. 107 under Trajan in Rome's amphiteather; from Syria; Apostolic Father known as the successor of St. Peter in Antioch; wrote seven letters to local communities on Church unity and structure, esp. the monoepiscopacy; first to use the term "Catholic Church" as a collective designation for Christians; mentioned in the Roman Canon. • PRAYER
Almighty ever-living God, who adorn the sacred body of your Church with the confessions of holy Martyrs, grant, we pray, that, just as the glorious passion of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, which we celebrate today, brought him eternal splendor, so it may be for us unending protection. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
The Change That Will Change This Change & The Echoes of our Conscience in things that matters :
This is Hauwa Liman.
This is the innocent face of the 24 years old girl whom before her death was an Aid Worker working for the Vulnerable and Weak.
Yesterday Hauwa Usman was Murdered , Killed her life terminated by BOKO HARAM.
Two of her young colleagues all girls and also Leah Sheribu are still in Bokos Captivity.
Why is this not making a loud mention in social media and even the mainstream media?
Why are our intellectual brothers and activist from the north silent about this heinous crime against humanity and their own sister and daughter ? Is it because it will put Buhari in a bad light ?
Where is Oby Ezekwesili and Hadiza Bala Usman of the BBOG Group. Guess both have moved on to other things.
Why did the FG allow this to happen ?
Every Nigerian life matters. It matters most when it's threatened by persons or forces that super imposes it's Will against the will of the state and it's people.
In times like this , every reasonable person should and must stand up and speak up for justice and what's right without bias or sentiment irrespective of the interest of persons in power.
This is going to be a little different than my usual posts, but today is an important day. 159 years ago, John Brown led an uprising of both white and black men against American slavery in Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia). Anyone can talk about injustice, it takes a hero to act against it. #restinpower#martyr#americanhero
My first episode of Overkill Global is up over on Banger TV. This one is on Quebec tech death. I’ll put the link in my bio, but here’s a little clip of me explaining how incestuous the scene is and why it came full circle with influential predecessors Voivod.
Bands I highlight: @cryptopsyofficial (@flomounier @overactivebasse) #gorguts (@seasonofmistofficial)@augurymetal (@theartisanera @nuclearblastusa @nuclearblasteurope) #deviantprocess (@prcmusic) #sutrah @beyondcreationofficial #chtheilist (@profoundlorerecords) #sutrah @gorguts #negativa#martyr @voivodofficial (@centurymedia @centurymediaeu)
Церковь в честь Святой Рипсимэ в г. Вагаршапат, была построена в 618г. на месте древнего языческого капища, где была замучена и убита Святая Рипсимэ. Входит в список Всемирного наследия ЮНЕСКО. Рипсимэ или Рипсимия - раннехристианская армянская мученица и святая. Немного предыстории.. В 301г. в Армению пришли 40 девушек-христианок, которые во главе с настоятельницей Гаянэ жили в эпоху правления императора Диоклетиана в монастыре Св. Павла. Рипсимэ пленила своей красотой самого императора и, не пожелав подчиниться его воле и стать его женой, вместе с подругами укрылась в Александрии. По преданию, девушкам было явление Святой Богоматери, указавшей им путь в Армению. Тем временем армянский царь Трдат III сам пожелал взять в жены красавицу Рипсимэ. Но отказ девушки, заявившей, что она принадлежит только Христу, привел в ярость царя. Трдат приказал побить камнями всех 40 девушек (спастись удалось только Святой Нине, будущей крестительнице Грузии). После казни невинных христианок Трдат заболел тяжёлым недугом. Царя смог исцелить только Григорий Просветитель, после чего, поверив в силу веры христианской, Трдат III крестился, крестил народ и провозгласил христианство государственной религией в Армении (301г.) #церковьсвятойрипсимэ#святаярипсимэ#святая#рипсимэ#мученица#вагаршапат#церковь#посвятымместам#христианство#армения#ripsime#holy#vagarshapat#church#christianity#martyr#holyplace#armenia#ՍուրբՀռիփսիմեեկեղեցի#эчмиадзин#echmiadzin
Today Oscar Romero was canonized a saint, the archbishop of San Salvador who was assassinated at the beginning of their civil war in the 80s. I don’t often get churchy, but this holds personal meaning so bear with the Catholic boy here.
The bottom line—the man had incredible courage.
In 1999, I spend a summer in El Salvador that changed my life like few things have. After my sophomore year at Notre Dame, I went on a summer service project to this poor Central American country, thought I would build some latrines and learn Spanish, basically feel good about being a white do gooder. Didn’t do much of either actually. It went far deeper.
I met the rural poor who survived the bloodshed, I lived in their homes, heard their horror stories of watching loved ones executed. I even picked up bullet shells and guns in their mountains. The war I had only seen on tv took a human face, it took form. Just sad. True tragedy and loss. Dumb war. Communists, Ronnie? Politics.
Romero was made archbishop of the capital because the rich thought he would remain silent. When he spoke up on national radio and told soldiers to disobey their orders to kill because they had higher orders from God—he was killed. Shot in the head while saying mass, as legend has it.
Now he’s a Saint, which brings vindication and light to so much darkness. We can’t outright say we were wrong, right? He and his stories will grow even more into legend, there is already a movie about him. Even more going forward, he will be glorified and big time.
But the truth, and this is what I found most inspirational, is that he was always full of doubt. Unsure of himself and what he should be doing. He was small time, not some big famous live large mouthy star. I visited his home and where we was murdered. Tiny apartment. So humble.
I think he knew by speaking up and saying the truth, he would be killed for it. He probably felt like he was fighting a losing battle—in a time when his people were killing each other. That His words might not matter, certainly wouldn’t be worth the cost. No greater guts than that.
When it takes history decades to give someone the nod, that’s a prophet.