If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. The psalms and canticles here are our own translation. The Grail translation of the psalms, which is used liturgically in most of the English-speaking world, cannot be displayed on the Web for copyright reasons; The Universalis apps and programs do contain the Grail translation of the psalms. Office of Readings If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm.
Why Does It Matter that Jesus Was Born of a Virgin?
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British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Jesus is believed by Christians to be the Christ - the Son of God. This article explains what we know about him from history and the Gospels, presents an audio journey through Jesus's life, and explores his legacy in religion, art and cinema. We know more about Jesus than we know about many ancient historical figures, a remarkable fact given the modesty of his upbringing and the humility of his death.
There are numerous misconceptions among Christians regarding Mary, the mother of Jesus. Here we'll examine four Catholic beliefs about Mary that, according to many Bible scholars, appear to lack biblical foundation. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia , the Immaculate Conception refers to the sinless state of Mary. Many people, Catholics included, wrongly believe that this dogma refers to the conception of Jesus Christ. But the Immaculate Conception doctrine states that Mary, "in the first instance of her conception, by a singular privilege and grace granted by God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the human race, was preserved exempt from all stain of original sin.
He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.