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The BreadCast: Episodes

(Is.2:1-5 or Is.4:2-6;   Ps.122:1-9;   Mt.8:5-11
I shall treat of both first readings)
 
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!”
 
For it shall come.  “The mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest mountain….  All ...
O brother of the Rock of our Church,
you who brought him to our Lord,
you who were crucified
on the Cross of our Savior,
who shed your blood
freely for His cause…
you who thirsted for His coming
and welcomed Him so readily
into your life –
bring us also to the Messiah’s side
and pray ...
(Is.63:16b-17,19b,64:2-7;   Ps.80:2-4,15-16,18-19;   1Cor.1:3-9;   Mk.13:33-37) 
“Would that you might meet us doing right,
that we were mindful of you in our ways!” 
“O Lord of hosts, look down from heaven, and see.”  “Rouse ...
(Rv.22:1-7;   Ps.95:1-7,Rv.21:20;   Lk.21:34-36)
 
“Remember, I am coming soon!”
 
And when He comes what blessings there shall be for those who have been faithful to Him.  They shall eat of “the trees of life which produce fruit twelve times a year,” ...
(Rv.20:1-4,11-21:2;   Ps.84:3-6,8,Rv.21:3;   Lk.21:29-33)
 
“The heavens and the earth will pass away,
but my words will not pass.”
 
Indeed John tells us of his vision that once “the former heavens and the former earth had passed away, and the sea was ...
(Rv.18:1-2,21-23,19:1-3,9;   Ps.100:2-5;   Lk.21:20-28)
 
“These indeed will be days of retribution,
when all that is written must be fulfilled.”
 
The destruction of the world and the coming of the kingdom is our clear theme today.  It is what is written.  ...
(Rv.15:1-4;   Ps.98:1-3,7-9,Rv.15:13;   Lk.21:12-19)
 
“By patient endurance you will save your lives.”
 
Jesus tells His disciples bluntly: “People will manhandle and persecute you.”  Some will be “put to death” as they are “brought ...
O virgin pure and brilliant,
you gave your life
in defense of the faith,
refuting all arguments to its contrary;
though you were but a child yourself,
you stood strong before your tormentors,
enduring the persecution and torture
they struggled in vain to muster against you,
ever shining the light of ...
(Rv.14:14-19;   Ps.96:10-13;   Lk.21:5-11)
 
“Use your sickle and cut down the harvest,
for now is the time to reap.”
 
Brothers and sisters, you will “hear of wars and insurrections,” and “there will be great earthquakes, plagues, and famines ...
O you who were martyred
over three centuries of persecution
in a country so bitter toward the faith,
bishops and priests and laymen alike,
native to the land and foreign-born,
all innocent souls
who suffered even torture in joy,
all for the sake of the Lord and His Church –
pray we shall be as ...
(Rv.14:1-5;   Ps.24:1-6;   Lk.21:1-4) 
“They are pure and follow the Lamb wherever He goes.”
Here is answered most definitively the question David sings: “Who can ascend the mountain of the Lord?  Or who may stand in His holy place?”  In John’s ...
O father of holy monasteries
who dug deeply in the earth,
in the heart of man,
and laid their foundation
on the Rock that is Christ
that they might be made in His image,
in the image of Him who created us –
pray we shall love the Lord as He commands
and so be holy as He is holy,
truly reflecting ...
O successor to Peter,
Shepherd of God’s Church,
Father of all the churches
in the Body of Christ,
these you instructed well;
these you gave a shepherd’s care…
for these and for the Lord
you shed your blood –
pray for God’s Church even this day,
that she shall remain united ...
(Ez.34:11-12,15-17;   Ps.23:1-6;   1Cor.15:20-26,28;   Mt.25:31-46) 
“Whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine,
you did for me.”
Jesus is King.  It is He to whom the Father has “subjected everything” and who “must reign ...
O holy virgin and martyr,
you sang a song of love to Jesus,
a song that could not be dimmed,
could not be taken away,
for you were protected
by an angel of the Lord
and willing to give your life
to maintain your love for Him –
pray for us poor souls
of this day and age
from whom purity is so far ...
(Rv.11:4-12;   Ps.144:1,2,9-10;   Lk.20:27-40)
 
“After three and a half days,
the breath of life which comes from God
returned to them.”
 
And these his two witnesses “went up in a cloud as their enemies looked on” “in sheer terror.”  ...
O holy Temple of the Lord,
preeminent member of His Church,
you who were destined from all ages
to bear the Son of God,
to be His chosen dwelling place…
you were weaned into His Temple;
there you ever remained,
becoming yourself the House of God,
where He now ever stays –
pray we be built ...
(Rv.10:8-11;   Ps.119:14,24,72,103,111,131;   Lk.19:45-48)
 
“I gasp with open mouth
in my yearning for your commands.”
 
In our first reading, John is told to “take the open scroll from the hand of the angel” and to “eat it.”  In ...
(Rv.5:1-10;   Ps.149:1-6,9,Rv.5:10;   Lk.19:41-44)
 
“Do not weep.  The Lion of the tribe of Judah,
the Root of David, has won the right by His victory
to open the scroll with its seven seals.”
 
“Jesus wept over” Jerusalem “because [she] ...
(Rv.4:1-11;   Ps.150:1-6,Rv.4:8;   Lk.19:11-28)
 
“O Lord our God, you are worthy
to receive glory and honor and power.”
 
“A man of noble birth went to a faraway country to become its king.”  And of this faraway country and of its king, whom ...
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