Pentecost – Year B

Posté par diaconos le 18 mai 2024

 Receive the Holy Spirit - For Your Good Ministries International

Receiving the Holy Spirit


# Paraclete, from the Latin paracletus, is a neologism coined by Jerome of Stridon in his Latin translation of the Gospel of John. Applied to the Holy Spirit, this word has the meaning of ‘defender’, ‘intercessor’, ‘comforter’. To sin against God’s roiling presence deprives us of God’s mercy. Every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Whoever speaks against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, neither in this world nor in the world to come. « He who consoles » also exists in the Jewish tradition and is equated with the Messiah.

‘Paraclete’ is a title given by some Muslims to Muhammad. It refers to the text of the Gospel according to John, following the Qur’anic principle of announcing the coming of Muhammad in Christian texts. This principle of announcing in Christian texts is, among other things, expressed in Sura VII, verse 157 : « Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, they find mentioned among them in the Torah and the Gospel ». This association with the evangelical Paraclete appears before the middle of the second century of the Hegira. The question of Muhammad’s assimilation with the Paraclete is present and was refuted in the ‘dialogue’ between Timothy I and the Caliph al-Mahdi.

According to the authorised exegesis of the Baha’i sacred scriptures by the Guardian of the Cause of God, the biblical allusions to Mount Paran and the Paraclete refer to the revelation of the prophet of Islam. In spiritualism The Paraclete is one of the spirits whose declarations received during séances are signed: The Spirit of Truth. Several of these declarations are recorded in the Gospel according to Spiritism Montano (c. 173) claimed to be the organ of the Paraclete in ecstasy. According to him, the Paraclete was different from the Holy Spirit who descended upon the apostles.


From the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to John

At that time, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. And you also shall be witnesses, for you have been with me from the beginning. I still have many things to say to you, but for the moment you cannot bear them. When he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will lead you into the truth. For what he will say will not come of itself, but what he will hear he will say; and what will come to pass he will make known to you. He will glorify me, for he will receive what comes from me to make it known to you. All that the Father has is moi; therefore I have said to you, ‘The Spirit receives what comes from me and makes it known to you’’. (Jn 15:26-27 ; 16:12-15) 

Receiving the Holy Spirit

Today, on the day of Pentecost, the promise made by Christ to the Apostles is fulfilled. On the very evening of Easter Day, he breathed upon them and said : ‘Receive the Holy Spirit’ (Jn 20:22). The coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost renews and brings to fullness this gift in a solemn way and with external manifestations. It is the culmination of the paschal mystery. The Spirit that Jesus transmits creates in the disciple a new human condition and a sense of unity. When man’s pride rises up against God and wants to build the Tower of Babel, God confuses the langages and they can no longer understand each other.

At Pentecost, just the opposite happens: by the grace of the Holy Spirit, the Apostles are understood by people of very different origins and languages. The Holy Spirit is the indwelling Master who leads the disciple to the truth, urges him to do good, consoles him in sorrow, transforms him inwardly and gives him new strength and ability. On the first day of Pentecost of the Christian era, the Apostles were gathered with Mary and prayed. Recollection, an attitude of prayer, is absolutely essential to receive the Holy Spirit.‘Suddenly there was a sound from heaven like a violent gust of wind, and the whole house where they were was filled with it. And they saw a kind of fire breaking forth in tongues and resting on each one of them’ (Acts 2:2-3).

Then they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to preach with courage. These frightened men had been transformed into courageous preachers who feared neither prison, nor torture, nor martyrdom. It is normal: the power of the Holy Spirit was with them. The Holy Spirit, third Person of the Holy Trinity, is the soul of my soul, the life of my life, the being of my being; he is my sanctifier, the host of my deepest interiority.Lord, Jesus Christ, you have come to reconcile us with the Father, to make us adopted children, and then, united with him, we will be able to cry out with him: ‘Abba, Father’.Let us take the time to come to Jesus and ask him, in prayer, to make us receive the Holy Spirit he has promised us.


Links to Christian websites

ChurchofJesusCrhist.org : click here → How to Receive the Holy Ghost

Desiring God : click here → – Receive the Holy Spirit

Video  Derek Prince : click here → https://youtu.be/2ldJNZ1HGWc?t=6

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Pentecoste – Anno B

Posté par diaconos le 17 mai 2024

6 modi in cui lo Spirito Santo trasforma le nostre vite | Io amo Gesù

Ricevere lo Spirito Santo


# Paracleto, dal latino paracletus, è un neologismo coniato da Girolamo da Stridone nella sua traduzione latina del Vangelo di Giovanni. Applicata allo Spirito Santo, questa parola ha il significato di “difensore”, “intercessore”, “consolatore”. Peccare contro la presenza di Dio che ci protegge ci priva della misericordia di Dio. 
Ogni peccato e bestemmia sarà perdonato, ma la bestemmia contro lo Spirito non sarà perdonata. Chi parla contro il Figlio dell’uomo sarà perdonato, ma chi parla contro lo Spirito Santo non sarà perdonato, né in questo mondo né in quello a venire. “Colui che consola” esiste anche nella tradizione ebraica ed è equiparato al Messia.

“Paraclito” è un titolo dato da alcuni musulmani a Maometto. Si riferisce al testo del Vangelo secondo Giovanni, secondo il principio coranico di annunciare la venuta di Maometto nei testi cristiani. Questo principio di annuncio nei testi cristiani è, tra l’altro, espresso nella Sura VII, versetto 157 : “Coloro che seguono il Messaggero, il Profeta illetterato, che trovano menzionato tra loro nella Torah e nel Vangelo”. Questa associazione con il paraclito evangelico compare prima della metà del secondo secolo dell’Egira. La questione dell’assimilazione di Maometto al Paraclito è presente ed è stata confutata nel “dialogo” tra Timoteo I e il califfo al-Mahdi.

Secondo l’esegesi autorizzata delle scritture sacre baha’i dal Guardiano della Causa di Dio, le allusioni bibliche al Monte Paran e al Paraclito si riferiscono alla rivelazione del profeta dell’Islam. Nello spiritismo Il Paraclito è uno degli Spiriti le cui dichiarazioni ricevute durante le sedute spiritiche sono firmate: Lo Spirito di Verità. Diverse di queste dichiarazioni sono riportate nel Vangelo secondo lo Spiritismo Montano (173 circa) affermò di essere l’organo del Paraclito in estasi. Secondo lui, il Paraclito era diverso dallo Spirito Santo che discese sugli apostoli.

Dal Vangelo di Gesù Cristo secondo Giovanni

In quel tempo, Gesù disse ai suoi discepoli: “Quando verrà l’Avvocato, che io vi manderò dal Padre, lo Spirito di verità che procede dal Padre, egli testimonierà in mio favore. E anche voi sarete testimoni, perché siete stati con me fin dal principio. Ho ancora molte cose da dirvi, ma per il momento non potete sopportarle. Quando verrà lui, lo Spirito di verità, vi condurrà alla verità. Perché ciò che dirà non verrà da sé, ma ciò che ascolterà lo dirà; e ciò che avverrà ve lo farà conoscere. Egli mi glorificherà, perché riceverà ciò che viene da me per farlo conoscere a voi. Tutto ciò che il Padre ha è moi ; per questo vi ho detto : “Lo Spirito riceve ciò che viene da me e ve lo fa conoscere””. (Gv 15, 26-27; 16, 12-15) 

Ricevere lo Spirito Santo

Oggi, nel giorno di Pentecoste, si realizza la promessa fatta da Cristo agli Apostoli. La sera stessa del giorno di Pasqua, alitò su di loro e disse : “Ricevete lo Spirito Santo” (Gv 20,22). La venuta dello Spirito Santo nel giorno di Pentecoste rinnova e porta a pienezza questo dono in modo solenne e con manifestazioni esterne. È il culmine del mistero pasquale. Lo Spirito che Gesù trasmette crea nel discepolo una nuova condizione umana e un senso di unità. Quando l’orgoglio dell’uomo si solleva contro Dio e vuole costruire la Torre di Babele, Dio confonde le lingue e non riescono più a capirsi.

A Pentecoste accade proprio il contrario: per grazia dello Spirito Santo, gli Apostoli vengono compresi da persone di origini e lingue diversissime. Lo Spirito Santo è il Maestro inabitante che conduce il discepolo alla verità, lo spinge a fare il bene, lo consola nel dolore, lo trasforma interiormente e gli dà nuova forza e capacità. Il primo giorno di Pentecoste dell’era cristiana, gli Apostoli erano riuniti con Maria e pregavano. Il raccoglimento, un atteggiamento di preghiera, è assolutamente essenziale per ricevere lo Spirito Santo.

“All’improvviso si udì un suono dal cielo come una violenta raffica di vento e tutta la casa dove si trovavano ne fu riempita. E videro una specie di fuoco che si sprigionava in lingue e si posava su ciascuno di loro” (Atti 2:2-3). Allora furono tutti riempiti di Spirito Santo e cominciarono a predicare con coraggio. Questi uomini spaventati erano stati trasformati in predicatori coraggiosi che non temevano né la prigione, né la tortura, né il martirio. È normale : la potenza dello Spirito Santo era con loro. Lo Spirito Santo, terza Persona della Santissima Trinità, è l’anima della mia anima, la vita della mia vita, l’essere del mio essere; è il mio santificatore, l’ospite della mia interiorità più profonda.

Signore, Gesù Cristo, sei venuto per riconciliarci con il Padre, per renderci figli adottivi e allora, uniti a lui, potremo gridare con lui : “Abba, papà”. Prendiamoci il tempo di venire da Gesù e chiediamogli, in preghiera, di farci accogliere lo Spirito Santo che ci ha promesso.

Link a siti web cristiani

◊ Opus Dei : clicca qui → Meditazioni: lunedì della 6ª settimana di Pasqua

◊ Got.Questions : clicca qui → Quando e come riceviamo lo Spirito Santo ?

 Video Padre Fernando Armellini : clicca qui →https://youtu.be/A4YQT7ztEjo

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Седьмое воскресенье по Пасхе – Парный год

Posté par diaconos le 12 mai 2024

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Из Евангелия Иисуса Христа от Иоанна

В то время, взирая на небо, Иисус молился так: « Отче Святый, соедини учеников Моих во имя Твое, которое Ты дал Мне, дабы они были едино, как и Мы едино. Когда Я был с ними, Я хранил их в единстве во имя Твое, которое Ты дал Мне. 

Я наблюдал за ними, и никто из них не погиб, кроме того, кто идет на погибель свою, да сбудется Писание. И теперь, когда я пришел к Тебе, я говорю это в мире, чтобы они имели в себе Мою радость и исполнились ею. Я дал им слово Твое, и мир возненавидел их, потому что они не принадлежат миру, как и Я не принадлежу миру. Я молюсь не о том, чтобы Ты забрал их из мира, но о том, чтобы Ты сохранил их от лукавого. Они не принадлежат миру, как и я не принадлежу миру. Освяти их в истине : Твое Слово есть истина. Как Ты послал меня в мир, так и я послал их в мир. И Я освящаю Себя ради них, чтобы и они были освящены в истине. (Ин 14, 18; 16, 22)

Обетование Духа

Тех, кого Иисус нежно называл малыми детьми, Он любил слишком сильно, чтобы оставить их как сирот, которые потеряли бы в Нем больше, чем отца. Богатое обещание, которое Он дал, было гарантией того, что этого не случится: Я приду к вам », – сказал Он им. Он пришел к ним Духом Своим, а не, как полагали различные экзегеты, Своим воскресением или даже Своим возвращением в последний день. Контекст противоречит этим объяснениям.

« Если любите Меня, соблюдайте Мои заповеди, и Я умолю Отца, Который даст вам преизобиловать любовью и послушанием ». Иисус просил Бога, чтобы Он дал ученикам Святого Духа, который стал их жизнью и жизнью Церкви. Согласно Оригину и Златоусту, наши реформаторы Лютер и Кальвин выразили мысль. « То, о чем Иисус будет просить Отца от их имени, – это еще одна поддержка, всегда доступная им, всегда готовая прийти на помощь по первому зову в их борьбе с миром ».  Из этого основного смысла легко вытекают следующие приложения: поддержка во времена слабости; совет в трудностях жизни; утешение в страданиях.

Таким образом, он сделает для них то, что его любимый Учитель делал в последние годы, когда покидал их. Сказав: другой, Иисус косвенно наделяет себя титулом Параклита » (Godet). Этот Иуда, называемый также Леввеем и Фаддеем (Мф 10:3), был сыном человека по имени Иаков (Лк 6:16; Ас 1:13). Лишнее замечание, которым Иоанн отличает его от Иуды Искариота, выдает тот ужас, который внушал ему его тезка.Этот ученик все еще ждал Мессию, который станет земным царем Израиля и судьей народов; он не понимал, что Иисус должен явить Себя лишь небольшому числу тех, кто любит Его, а не всем подряд.  Дьякон Мichel Houyoux

 Ссылки на другие христианские сайты

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Seventh Sunday of Easter – Year B

Posté par diaconos le 9 mai 2024

THE PROMISE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS FOR YOU – ACTS 2:39 (Pentecost Programme  – Day 1) | Bread of Life Voice

The theme of this article is the promise of the Holy Spirit. In many religions, the Holy Spirit is an agent of God who communicates with men or acts upon them. In Judaism, the Ruah, the breath of God, already intervenes in the first chapter of Genesis, at the creation of the world. The Ruah continues to manifest itself throughout the Hebrew Bible. In the New Testament, written in Koiné Greek, the word used is neuma (πνεῦμα) which also means breath of God and corresponds to the Hebrew Ruah; but we also find, depending on the context, the word Paraclete. 

In Christianity, the Holy Spirit (Spiritus sanctus in Latin) is one of the three persons of the Trinity, as formulated in the 4th century Nicene-Constantinopolitan symbol. It is celebrated at Pentecost. The Holy Spirit also appears in pre-Islamic writings and in the Koran (Arabic: Ruh). 

In Christianity, although the Holy Spirit is mentioned by name on numerous occasions in the Bible, there is no definition of him in any Old or New Testament passage. This vagueness is at the origin of a series of theological controversies that can be divided into three main periods : the 4th century, which saw the development of the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed ; the disputes between East and West that led to the great schism of the 11th century; and the doctrinal questions raised by the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. 

Among the Christians of the first centuries, Ignatius of Antioch (35-110) insisted on the presence of the Holy Spirit in the Churches he addressed. Justin of Nablus (†165) placed the Holy Spirit in third place, after the Father and the Son. Tatian (120-173) called the Holy Spirit ‘the servant of God who suffered’.

From the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to John

At that time, raising his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed thus: « Holy Father, keep my disciples together in your name, the one you have given me, that they may be one, as we are one. When I was with them, I kept them united in your name, the name you gave me. I kept watch over them, and none of them was lost, except the one who goes to ruin, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. And now that I have come to you, I say this to the world, that they may have my joy in them and be filled with it. I have given them your word and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I do not pray that you remove them from the world, but that you keep them from the Evil One.

They do not belong to the world, as I do not belong to the world. Sanctify them in truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, so have I sent them into the world. And I sanctify myself for them, that they also may be sanctified in the truth. (Jn 14, 18 ; 16, 22)

 The promise of the Spirit

 Those whom Jesus had tenderly called children, he loved too much to abandon them as orphans who would lose more than a father in him. The rich promise he made was a guarantee that this would not be so: « I will come to you, » he told them. It was with his Spirit that he came to them and not, as several exegetes have thought, with his resurrection or even his return on the last day. The context contradicts these explanations. « If you love me, keep my commandments and I will pray to the Father, who will make love and obedience abound in you ». What Jesus was asking God to do was to give the disciples his Holy Spirit, who became their life and the life of the Church.

According to Origen and Chrysostom, our reformers Luther and Calvin made the Comforter. « What Jesus will ask of the Father, on their behalf, is therefore another support, always at hand, always ready to come to their aid, at the first call, in their struggle with the world ». The following applications flow easily from this fundamental meaning: support in times of weakness advice in the difficulties of life; consolation in suffering. In this way, he will do for them what his beloved Master had done in the last years when he was leaving them. By saying: another, Jesus implicitly gives himself the title of Paraclete (Godet).

The remark with which John distinguishes him from Judas Iscariot, which is superfluous, betrays the horror that his namesake inspired in him. This disciple was still waiting for a Messiah who would be the earthly king of Israel, the judge of the nations; he did not understand that Jesus had to manifest himself only to the small number of those who loved him and not to everyone.

Deacon Michel Houyoux


Links to other Christian sites

 SMcgvl : click here to read the paperSeventh Sunday of Easter – Ascension of the Lord

Liyola Press : click here to see the paperSeventh Sunday of Easter, Cycle B

Video  Christian Fellow Schip : click here https://youtu.be/RW31kzSRy9Y

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