Having posted the things I have posted over the last four days, I want to offer something that counters that evil. I understand that you may not/can not believe it, but this is how it was handed down to us. This was the faith that allowed Europe to free Spain from the Moors. This was the faith that the defenders had at the Gates of Vienna. It is the faith of a warrior, willing to die rather than renounce.

It is the faith that got us through WWII. We honored it in places like this.

It, or something much like it, will be needed in the years to come.

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
–The Nicene Creed, 4th Century A.D.


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  1. That's beautiful, as is the Mass.

    The Mrs. looked over in surprise when I clicked “play” – I have some Gregorian chants that I play (infrequently), and she thought I was up to my old tricks …

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