Thursday, 12 July 2007

ONE, Holy, Catholic and APOSTOLIC CHURCH

There has been a lot of silliness over the new document full of old good news coming out of the Vatican. The Russian Orthodix get it, and I bet a lot of other Orthodox Churches get it too.

But the World Council of Churches of course doesn't get it. Or rather they don't want to get it. Many of those 'churches' have dropped the Creed in case it offends anyone. At my dh's church they made it more or less your choice whether you wanted to believe in God, or Jesus is the Son of God. The Holy Trinity too hard a concept? Don't bother with it.
It was less than inspiring.

So, in a nutshell; Christ is the Bridegroom and He has ONE bride, not lots of them and that bride is the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. It's the Church He founded on Peter the Apostle (Mt 16:18) who with the other apostles passed on the Good News as both oral Tradition and Scripture and it's what St Paul tells us to hold fast to.(2 Thes 2;14/15)

It is the Church that St Paul tells Timithy is the piller and foundation of truth. (1 Tim 3:15)

It is the Church with all those amazing saints like St Peter and Paul, St Francis of Assisi, St Teresa of Avila, my own beloved St Birgetta and her daughter St. Katrin of Sweden.

It's the Church with all the miracles inc the incorruptables.


And I think this is why the Orthodox get it. They have maintained the apostolic succession and have Christ as the source and summit of their life and worship.

To those who really don't get it- start looking for the Truth. Ask God to show you and He will, but you had better be prepared to see whatever He shows you. Do not be afraid. The treasure is so worth whatever sacrifices you have to make believe me. I have it and I've given up everything I once thought was important to me-and I have more than I ever hoped for.

Ask God. I dare you. Be Shocked