Dominum et Vivificantem. Encyclical of Pope John Paul II “Lord and Giver of Life,” 18 May From section In his intimate life, God “is love,” the essential. Dominum et vivificantem. On the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the World I IntraText Edition CT Copyright Èulogos – See also: Credits. Magisterial Documents: Dominum et Vivificantem. Encyclical Letter on the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the World Pope John Paul II 18 May
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But as we follow this reason for the Jubilee, we cannot limit ourselves to the two thousand years which have passed since the birth of Christ. It is thanks to Luke’s narrative that we are brought closest to the truth contained in the discourse in the Upper Room.
For the grace of the Holy Spirit which the Apostles gave to their collaborators through the imposition of hands continues to be transmitted in Episcopal Ordination. And since the sacrifice of the Cross is an act proper to Christ, also in this sacrifice he “receives” the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ will make reference to this prediction contained in the words of Isaiah at the beginning of his messianic activity. Here we find ourselves at the very center of what could be called the “anti-Word,” that is to say the ‘”anti-truth: In this way we discover that original reality of sin of which we have already spoken.
This is what we are told by St. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. They are the words of Christ about the Holy Spirit, the inexhaustible source of the “water welling up to eternal life,” 14 as truth and saving grace.
Nevertheless, in these men and through them the Holy Spirit remains the transcendent principal agent of the accomplishment of this work in the human spirit and in the history of the world: This is a Trinitarian theophany which bears witness to the exaltation of Christ on the occasion of his baptism in the Jordan.
Without a true conversion, which ett inner contrition, and without a sincere and firm purpose of amendment, vovificantem remain “unforgiven,” in the words of Jesus, and with him in the Tradition of the Old and New Covenants.
Magisterial Documents: Dominum et Vivificantem : University of Dayton, Ohio
According to the witness of the beginning, God in creation has revealed himself as omnipotence, which is love. At the climax of Jesus’ messianic mission, the Holy Spirit becomes present in the Paschal Mystery in all his divine subjectivity: It continues down the centuries and generations. The Pope begins from the center of the history of salvation: For, since Christ died for all, and since the ultimate vocation of man is in fact one, and divine, we ought to believe that the Holy Spirit in a manner known vivificanyem to God offers to every man the possibility of being associated with this Paschal Mystery.
And in the name of Christ’s Resurrection the Church serves the life that comes from God himself, in close union with and humble service to the Spirit. Viificantem can completely “convince concerning sin,” or concerning this motivation of man’s original disobedience, except the one who alone is the gift and the source of all giving of gifts, except the Spirit, who “searches the depths of God” and is the love of the Father and the Son?
The order of values and the aims of action which it describes are strictly bound to a reading of the whole of reality as “matter. This is expressed by St.
The rejection expresses itself in practice as “disobedience,” in an act committed as an effect of the temptation which comes from the “father of lies. The Church, taking her inspiration from Revelation, believes and professes that sin is an offense against God. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. This new coming of Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit, and his constant presence and action in the spiritual life are accomplished in the sacramental reality.
Against the background of what has been said so far, certain other words of Jesus, shocking and disturbing ones, become easier to understand. This “anti-truth” is possible because at the same time there is a complete falsification of the truth about who God is. At the same time it has a pneumatological aspect, since the mystery of the Incarnation was accomplished “by the power of the Holy Spirit. But with these works, which are undoubtedly evil, Paul contrasts “the fruit of the Spirit,” such as “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
In a certain sense, my previous Encyclicals Redemptor Hominis and Dives in Misericordia took their origin and inspiration from this exhortation, celebrating as they do the event of our salvation accomplished in the Son, sent by the Father into the world “that the world might be saved through him” 8 vivificanetm “every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
And thus, in a certain way, the grace of Pentecost is perpetuated in the Church. At the same time he has revealed to man that, as the “image and likeness” of his Creator, he is called to participate in truth and love.
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Imitating the Mother of The Lord, and doimnum the power of the Holy Spirit, she preserves with virginal purity an integral faith, a firm hope, and a sincere charity. At any rate, the context of the Book of Genesis enables us to see in the creation of man the first beginning of God’s salvific self-giving commensurate with the “image and likeness” of himself which he has granted to man.
Naturally, the considerations that follow do not aim to explore exhaustively the extremely rich doctrine on the Holy Spirit, nor to favor any particular solution of questions which are still open.
The hidden giver of this saving power is the Holy Spirit: It also contains the statement that the Holy Spirit “has spoken vifificantem the Prophets. Upon these words she wishes to reflect, to these words she wishes to call the attention of believers and of all people, as she prepares to celebrate- as will be said later on-the great Jubilee which will mark the passage from the second to the third Christian Millennium.