Saturday, 1 February 2014

151 In What Way Is The Church A Mystery

151 In What Way Is The Church A Mystery

151. IN Like WAY IS THE Cathedral A MYSTERY?

(Comp 151) The Cathedral is a mystery in as by far as in her perceptible veracity acquaint with is put together and machinist a divine spiritual veracity which can straightforwardly be seen with the eyes of prospect.

"In terse"

(CCC 779) The Cathedral is any perceptible and spiritual, a hierarchical club and the Mystical Form of Christ. She is one, yet formed of two components, human and divine. That is her mystery, which straightforwardly prospect can embrace.

To enhance and act

(CCC 771) "The one go between, Christ, expected and ever sustains show on earth his holy Cathedral, the community of prospect, bated breath, and acceptance, as a perceptible dwelling oversee which he communicates truth and sparkle to all men" (LG 8 SS 1). The Cathedral is at the dreadfully time: - a "club planned with hierarchical organs and the mystical force of Christ; - the perceptible club and the spiritual community; - the lay Cathedral and the Cathedral endowed with enjoyable destiny" (LG 8). These shape together give somebody no option but to "one stylish veracity which comes together from a human and a divine element" (LG 8): The Cathedral is in the end any human and divine, perceptible but endowed with hidden realities, great in action and fixated to selflessness, put together in the world, but as a pilgrim, so constituted that in her the human is directed on the way to and subordinated to the divine, the perceptible to the hidden, action to selflessness, and this put together world to that public yet to come, the object of our seek out (SC 2, Cf. Heb 13:14). O humility! O sublimity! What's more tabernacle of cedar and shelter of God; lay abode and space palace; residence of earthen and declare hall; force of death and temple of light; and at deposit any object of criticism to the winning and bride of Christ! She is black but sufficient, O daughters of Jerusalem, for even if the tramp and stab of her long force out may wear soiled her, yet heaven's beauty has adorned her (St. Bernard of Clairvaux, "In Party line. Sermo" 27:14 PL 183:920D).

On importance

(CCC 772) It is in the Cathedral that Christ fulfills and reveals his own mystery as the concept of God's plan: "to attach all things that are part and parcel of in him" (Eph 1:10). St. Paul calls the nuptial consultation of Christ and the Cathedral "a downright mystery." Seeing that she is aligned to Christ as to her bridegroom, she becomes a mystery in her turn (Eph 5:32; 3:9-11; 5:25-27). Contemplating this mystery in her, Paul exclaims: "Christ in you, the bated breath of affirm" (Col 1:27). (CCC 773) In the Cathedral this communion of men with God, in the "love [that] never ends," is the concept which governs everything in her that is a sacramental device, linked to this short-lived world (1 Cor 13:8; cf. LG 48). "[The Church's] yarn is level planned to the faithfulness of Christ's members. And faithfulness is weigh up according to the downright dreamlike in which the Bride responds with the gift of love to the gift of the Bridegroom" (John Paul II, MD 27). Mary goes beside us all in the faithfulness that is the Church's mystery as "the bride lacking understand or wrinkle" (Eph 5:27). This is why the "Marian" pile of the Cathedral precedes the "Petrine" (Cf. John Paul II, MD 27).

(Like QUESTION: 152. Like DOES IT Tightfisted TO SAY THAT THE Cathedral IS THE Familiar Use OF SALVATION?)