Divine Light of Jesus Christ
THE CATHOLIC PACIFIC NORTHWEST
A Catholic Christian Millennial Renaissance
The Eternal Light Of Jesus,
The Light Of Truth
A Catholic Program In The 21st Century Of The New Millenium
As Catholics we believe that the Roman Catholic Church and Catholicism is the truest and fullest expression of Christianity because it best presents and explains Jesus Christ as the fulfillment of all revelation and as the focal point and subject of Judaeo-Christian Theology. Christ is the author and our redemptive subject through all time from the Adam and Eve's original sin and expulsion from the Garden of Eden, through His people and the His covenants, the kings and the Davidic Kingdom, the prophets, to the establishment and developing traditions of Jesus' Church. If best explains the revealing of the Messiah, His crucifixion and resurection, and His abiding presence with us until the end of the time. It best explains God's Plan for Man's Redemption, the reason for our redemptive suffering, and the means He has envoked to bring us back into full relationship with Him as His Children in the Eternal Kingdom.
A CALL TO HOLINESS AND SAINTLINESS
PURPOSES OF WEB SITE:
Personal Devotion and Mystagogy:
O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.
The great human need is to know who we are,
We are a visual people and look to see the beauty in God's presence. When we approach a Cathedral whether from afar or near, we begin to feel and know God's Presence. To see a Catherdral in shimmering white "jewel" light excites us and gives us joyful knowing that we are in the presence of Our Lord. Then, to come onto the Cathedral grounds and enter into His Sanctuary we fall on our knees in praise and in worship of His love and divine mercy. To have this is to have the heritage given us through the Catholic fullness of faith.
We are a sensuous people, looking and listening to see and hear the beauty of Godís in our presence. This we do before allowing ourselves to be embraced and nourished by Our Lordís love. Our churches should be such to excite us and give us joy knowing that we are in the presence of Our Savior. They should be there available in a way to make us want to enter into His Sanctuary and be on our knees in praise and worship of His love, grace, and divine mercy. The interior of our churches should be so furnished and arranged in order to help us respond to this the simplest of knowing and honoring God. Guard against the assaults of modernity attempting to remove the presence of the Divine and the Sacred from our midst. Keep the House of God from becoming the house of the people.
PROLOGUE - IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD
1 IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.
12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (The Oldest Genealogy - - John 1:1-5,9-14; John the Baptist - - John 1:6-8)
CATHEDRALS OF CHRIST'S LIGHT -
This program pursued in the new Catholic millennium makes a bold statement to our Pacific Northwest parishes and communities of our Lordís presence in our Cathedrals, churches and in our lives. This is accomplished through identifying Catholic cathedrals and churches in the Pacific Northwest in prominent public view 'impact' locations along freeways, in major view corridors, on hills and elevated areas, and in community centers and city squares. The cathedral would be renovated and lighted both on the exterior and in its interior so that it becomes a radiant, shimmering 'beacon' and 'jewel light' to the community. This lighting would include the lighting and enhancement of cathedrals' surrounding grounds to make it a show place where people want to come and to stay bathed in this Light of our Christ.
Also encouraged would be the same lighting of all Catholic churches as well as churches of other denominations.
Created: 4/22/2000 - - - Modified: 12/16/2003
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