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"Today the concept of truth is viewed with suspicion, because truth is identified with violence. Over history there have, unfortunately, been episodes when people sought to defend the truth with violence. But they are two contrasting realities. Truth cannot be imposed with means other than itself! Truth can only come with its own light. Yet, we need truth. ... Without truth we are blind in the world, we have no path to follow. The great gift of Christ was that He enabled us to see the face of God".Pope Benedict xvi, February 24th, 2012

The Church is ecumenical, catholic, God-human, ageless, and it is therefore a blasphemy—an unpardonable blasphemy against Christ and against the Holy Ghost—to turn the Church into a national institution, to narrow her down to petty, transient, time-bound aspirations and ways of doing things. Her purpose is beyond nationality, ecumenical, all-embracing: to unite all men in Christ, all without exception to nation or race or social strata. - St Justin Popovitch

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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

THE SISTINE CHAPEL

http://www.vatican. va/various/ cappelle/ sistina_vr/ index.html
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Click on this link above the photo and, when the picture is formed, use your mouse to point at the area you want to see.  There is a plus sign "+" to enlarge and a minus sign "-" to return to normal.   It is said that this picture took three years to compose.   You can examine the Sistine Chapel in detail at the mere click of a mouse.  HAPPY WATCHING!




Pope Benedict XVI presides at Solemn Vespers, with the "Pueri Cantores" of the Sistine Chapel singing the Magnificat.  This really is Liturgy!!!



Here we have Psalm 50, the Miserere, composed by Allegri exclusively for the Sistine Chapel Choir.  Here  it is sung by the boys of Kings College Chapel Choir at Cambridge.  This is a wonderful piece of music with a single treble voice soaring above the rest in a way that is qute stunning.

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