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Twenty Fourth & Last Sunday After Pentecost
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Epistle for
Twenty Fourth & Last Sunday After Pentecost
Colossians 1:9-14.

The Epistle appointed to be read during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass today is taken from Saint Paul's Epistle to the Colossians, Chapter 1, Verses 9-14.

Brethren,

We also, from the day that we heard it, cease not to pray for you, and to beg that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will, in all wisdom, and Spiritual understanding:  That you may walk worthy of God, in all things pleasing; being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.

Strengthened with all might, according to the power of His Glory, in all patience and longsuffering with joy.  Giving thanks to God the Father, Who hath made us worthy to be partakers of the lot of the Saints in light.  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the Kingdom of the Son of His love.  In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the remission of sins.


Gospel for
Twenty Fourth & Last Sunday After Pentecost
Matthew 24:15-35.

Please stand for the Holy Gospel.

The Gospel appointed to be read during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass today is taken from the Holy Gospel of Saint Matthew Chapter 24, Verses 15-35.

At that time, Jesus said to His Disciples:

When therefore you shall see the Abomination of Desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place:  he that readeth let him understand.

Then they that are in Judea, let them flee to the mountains:  And he that is on the housetop, let him not come down to take any thing out of his house:  And he that is in the field, let him not go back to take his coat.  And woe to them that are with child, and that give suck in those days.

But pray that your flight be not in the winter, or on the sabbath.  For there shall be then great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be.   And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved:   but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened.

Then if any man shall say to you:

Lo here is Christ, or there, do not believe him.
For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect.  Behold I have told it to you, beforehand.

If therefore they shall say to you:

Behold he is in the desert,
go ye not out:
Behold he is in the closets,
believe it not.  For as lightning cometh out of the East, and appeareth even into the West:  so shall the coming of the Son of man be.

Wheresoever the body shall be, there shall the eagles also be gathered together.

And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be moved:  And then shall appear the Sign of the Son of Man in heaven:  and then shall all tribes of the earth mourn:  and they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with much power and majesty.

And He shall send His Angels with a trumpet, and a great voice:  and they shall gather together His Elect from the four winds, from the farthest parts of the heavens to the utmost bounds of them.

And from the fig tree learn a parable:

When the branch thereof is now tender, and the leaves come forth, you know that summer is nigh.  So you also, when you shall see all these things, know ye that it is nigh, even at the doors.

Amen I say to you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.  Heaven and earth shall pass, but My words shall not pass.

Thus far are the words of today's Holy Gospel.
Please be seated.


 
“When therefore you shall see the Abomination of Desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the Prophet, standing in the Holy Place:  he that readeth let him understand.” (GOSPEL, Matthew 24:15.)

In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen.

 
Prophecy

Prophecy tends to pique the curiosity of many people.

Various prophets of doom made lots of money selling their books, which they advertized on various so-called religious TV stations, etc., claiming the world was going to end on January 1, 2000.

Of course, those of you who are old enough to remember this fiasco, will certainly remember all of the hype about the end of the world, and yet how, even now, the world, and you, are still here, long after January 1, 2000.

What is ironic is how such con-artists who pandered their books, etc., did not even realize that January 1, 2000 had actually already happened some years before then because such con-artists simply took for granted that January 1, 2000 A.D. really was going to be January 1, 2000!

On the contrary, in Our Catechism, We devote numerous pages which scientifically prove, beyond the shadow of any doubt, the EXACT Month, Day, and Year, plus the approximate time, that Jesus Christ was actually born.  N.B.:  It is NOT December 25! This month is wrong as is the day.

Unfortunately, in the first century, those who had known the actual date, apparently never wrote it down on paper?  In any event, His exact date of birth was lost.

However, in order to fix an exact Liturgical Feast Day for the Birth of Christ, eventually the Catholic Church fixed December 25, but, to the best of Our knowledge, never officially claimed this was the exact Month and Day of His birth.  No year was given at that time.  This was all because there was no scientific evidence available to determine any of this data at that time.

Therefore, it was not until recently, with the help of computers, etc., and over a number of years of very careful scientific research, that We were finally able to arrive at the EXACT date on which Christ was born!

A few years ago, We made an Extract of that part of Our Catechism which provides the results of Our very careful scientific investigation.  It concludes with the EXACT Month, Day, and Year of the actual Birth of Christ.

Since the fake news about January 1, 2000, being the supposed end of the world, others came forth with their own fake news, which likewise apparently made lots of money for those who wrote books, etc., all claiming the world was going to end on December 21, 2012!!!

The fake news flash was that the world was going to end on December 21, 2012, because that was the exact date on which the Mayan Calendar ended!  Of course, the fake news conviently failed to tell everyone that the Mayan Calendar was simply going to begin all over again on December 22, 2012!  But that would mean that all of the books written about this were worthless!  So, before December 21, 2012, various fake news sources hawked books, etc., making money until the people who believed them were most probably rather upset they had wasted their money on fake news!

On the other hand, leaving aside the fake news, in today’s Gospel, Christ sets forth several mysteries in His Prophecy.  That there are mysteries here is emphasized by the phrase “he that readeth let him understand” which reminds one of what you read in Apocalypse 17:9:

“And here is the Understanding that hath Wisdom.”
Wisdom is the 7th and greatest of the Seven Gifts of God the Holy Ghost, being greater than the Gift of Understanding, both of which are also 2 of the 5 Intellectual Virtues (Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Prudence, and art - the Virtue of the practical intelligence - are the 5 Intellectual Virtues), as the Angelic Doctor says:
“Wisdom is a greater Virtue than [the Virtue of] Understanding.” (Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P., [b. 1225 A.D. in Rocca Secca, Naples, Italy - d. Wednesday, March 7, 1274 A.D. in Fossa Nuova, Italy], Doctor of the Church, Summa Theologica Part I-II, Question 66, Article 5, Reply to Objection 4.)
Father Martin J. Healy, S.T.D. in “My Way of Life” says that “Wisdom is pre-eminent” because:
Wisdom has as its object God as the ultimate cause of all things.” (Father Walter Farrell, O.P., S.T.M. Father Martin J. Healy, S.T.D., “My Way of Life” Pocket Edition of St. Thomas, The Summa [Theologica] Simplified for Everyone, Part IIa, Happiness, Chapter VIII Striving for Happiness, p. 251.)
This simply means that Wisdom is the completeness of knowledge since Saint Thomas, citing Aristotle (Nicomachean Ethics, VI,7; 1141a, 19-20), observes it is by Wisdom that our mind is perfected in the knowledge of the highest matters. (Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P., Summa Contra Gentiles, Book IV, Chapter 12, ¶ 2.)

It should be self-evident that Christ’s reference to Daniel’s “Abomination of Desolation” is of the highest matter, otherwise Christ would not have been so insistent that “he that readeth let him understand”.

But what are we to understand?

The Four Parts of Christ's Prophecy

1st Part

The first part of Christ’s prophecy is about the Roman General Titus Flavius Vespasianus, a.k.a. Titus ([b. at Rome, Italy on Friday, December 30, 39 A.D. - d. at Rome, Italy on Saturday, September 13, 81 A.D.], Pagan Roman Emperor [Saturday, June 24, 79 A.D. - Saturday, September 13, 81 A.D.] who was a member of the Flavian Dynasty), who destroyed the city of Jerusalem on Sunday, September 7, 70 A.D.

The Catholics who were living in Jerusalem had fled to Pella just immediately before the Roman siege of Jerusalem began in 69 A.D. according to Bishop Eusebius Pamphili, who was the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine [b. c. 260 A.D. - d. c. 340 A.D.],  and the Father of Church History (Historia Ecclesiastica [Ecclesiastical History], Book 3, Chapter 5, Part 3.)

So, in today’s Gospel, where you read in part:

“Then they that are in Judea, let them flee to the mountains:  And he that is on the housetop, let him not come down to take any thing out of his house: And he that is in the field, let him not go back to take his coat” (Matthew 24:16-18), you are reading part of Christ’s prophecy about the Catholics of Jerusalem fleeing to Pella in 69 A.D. to avoid the Roman siege shortly before it began.  They barely had time to flee Jerusalem to save their lives!
2nd Part

Beginning with verse 21, you find the second part of Christ’s prophecy about the end of the world which begins:

“For there shall be then great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be.”
However, there are other Scripture exegetics who point out how the so-called “Apocalypse” of the Prophet Isaias found in his chapters 24 to 27 deals only with the overthrow of the arch-enemy of the progeny of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, i.e. Assyria.

The point is that the mere mention of a world-wide judgement does not automatically mean that this part of Christ’s prophecy refers to the end of the world per se because, historically, every intervention of God is identified as a world judgement.

3rd Part

That this latter interpretation seems to make more sense can be adduced from the fact that there is yet a third part of Christ’s prophecy where He says, beginning with verse 23:

“Then if any man shall say to you:  Lo here is Christ, or there, do not believe him. For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect. Behold I have told it to you, beforehand.” (Matthew 24:23-25.)
This is an indirect reference to THE one and only anti-Christ who will be an actual person, not some organization like OPEC or NAFTA or the European Common Market, or the New World Order, etc., because he is called the “beast” in Apocalypse 19:19-20:
“And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies gathered together to make war with Him [the King of kings and Lord of lords] that sat upon the horse, and with His army.  And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet, who wrought signs before him, wherewith he seduced them who received the character of the beast, and who adored his image.  These two were cast alive into the pool of fire, burning with brimstone.”
Then will come the thousand years of peace according to Apocalypse 20:1-2:
“And I saw an Angel coming down from Heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit, and a great chain in his hand.  And he laid hold on the dragon the old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. And he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should no more seduce the nations, till the thousand years be finished.”
4th Part

The fourth part of Christ’s prophecy seems to begin with verse 30:

“And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven:  and then shall all tribes of the earth mourn:  and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with much power and majesty.  And He shall send His Angels with a trumpet, and a great voice:  and they shall gather together His Elect from the four winds, from the farthest parts of the heavens to the utmost bounds of them.”
This prophecy seems to be about the end of the world, when everyone shall see the Sign of the Cross in the sky and all the tribes of the earth shall mourn, etc.

The “Abomination of Desolation”

But there is more!

Remember in verse 15 Christ said:

When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet,
exactly what was it that Daniel had said?

Daniel refers to the “abomination of desolation” in several places.

In Daniel 9:27 you read:

“And in the half of the week the Victim and the Sacrifice shall fail:  and there shall be in the Temple the Abomination of Desolation:  and the Desolation shall continue even to the consummation, and to the end.”
But Daniel  11:31 is even more specific:
“And they shall defile the Sanctuary of Strength, and shall take away the Continual Sacrifice, and they shall place there the Abomination unto desolation.”
In analyzing these Scriptures, please notice how the text reads, and We will emphasize the important words:
“THE VICTIM and THE SACRIFICE shall fail” and “they shall defile the Sanctuary of Strength, and shall take away THE CONTINUAL SACRIFICE”.
The Jewish Temple in Jerusalem was the one and only Temple of the Jews where there were MANY VICTIMS and MANY SACRIFICES.  They did NOT have just THE ONE VICTIM and THE ONE SACRIFICE of this prophecy.  Nor did they ever have THE CONTINUAL SACRIFICE because their animal sacrifices began at dawn and ended at dusk.

On the contrary, the Prophet Malachias tells you what THE VICTIM, THE SACRIFICE, and THE CONTINUAL SACRIFICE is in Malachias 1:11:

“For from the rising of the sun even to the going down, my name is great among the Gentiles, and in every place there is sacrifice, and there is offered to my name a clean oblation: for my name is great among the Gentiles, saith the Lord of hosts.”
Before Synod Vatican 2 [Thursday, October 11, 1962 - Wednesday, December 8, 1965], the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, offered according to the Ancient Catholic Liturgical Rite of the Catholic Church, was offered - UNCHANGED - around the world so that the sun never rose nor went down on the Mass.  In other words, during every one of the 24 hours of a day, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was being offered in various places around the world non-stop, 24/7.

So, what does this mean if you put it into context?

On the one hand, you read about THE VICTIM, THE SACRIFICE, and THE CONTINUAL SACRIFICE and how:

“they shall defile the Sanctuary of Strength, and shall take away the Continual Sacrifice, and they shall place there the Abomination unto desolation.” (Daniel  11:31.)
Some have said that the “Abomination of Desolation” refers to anti-Christ because Christ says in Matthew 24:24:
“For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the Elect.”
However, Christ does NOT specifically mention THE one and only anti-Christ, but rather speaks of many “false Christs and false prophets”, obviously in the same sense in which you read in 1 John 2:18:
“You have heard that THE anti-Christ cometh, even now there are become many anti-Christs.”
Therefore, the one and only possible conclusion can be, by process of elimination, that the Abomination of Desolation ONLY refers to the NOVUS ORDO MISSÆ, the so-called Novus Ordo Rite, of Paul 6 (Giovanni Battista Montini [Friday, June 21, 1963 - Sunday, August 6, 1978]).

In addition, it can also be applied in a special way to the NUDE NOR of the professional actor who later became pope JP-2 (John-Paul 2, Karol Wyotya [Monday, October 16, 1978 - Friday, April 1, 2005]) (JP-2 was a title he liked to call himself), which he instituted in Papua, New Guinea, on Tuesday, May 8, 1984 A.D.

We would suspect that many members of the  .anti-Catholic. Satanic. Synod. Vatican  2. pseudo-church. of .automatically. excommunicated. Apostates. and. Modernist. Heretics, and .NEW. Theology. Heretics..will be wont to take issue with Our interpretation of the “Abomination of Desolation” as referring to the NOVUS ORDO MISSÆ, the so-called Novus Ordo Rite, of the anti-Catholic heretical infiltrator [ope Paul 6, but most especially to the NUDE Novus Ordo Rite, a.k.a. NUDE Novus Ordo Missae, of yet another anti-Catholic heretical infiltrator - pope JP-2.

Bottom Line

In the end, Christ wins, where you read:

And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be moved:  And then shall appear the Sign of the Son of Man in heaven:  and then shall all tribes of the earth mourn:  and they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with much power and majesty.

And He shall send His Angels with a trumpet, and a great voice:  and they shall gather together His Elect from the four winds, from the farthest parts of the heavens to the utmost bounds of them.

The proverbial last word is in the Apocalypse:

“10   And He saith to me:  Seal not the words of the prophecy of this book:  for the time is at hand.
11   He that hurteth, let him hurt still:  and he that is filthy, let him be filthy still:  and he that is just, let him be justified still:  and he that is holy, let him be sanctified still.
12   Behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to his works.
13   I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
14   Blessed are they that wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb:  that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city.
15   Without are dogs, and sorcerers, and unchaste, and murderers, and servers of idols, and every one that loveth and maketh a lie.
16   I, Jesus, have sent my Angel, to testify to you these things in the churches.  I am the root and stock of David, the bright and morning star.
17   And the spirit and the bride say:  Come.  And he that heareth, let him say:  Come.  And he that thirsteth, let him come:  and he that will, let him take the water of life, freely.
18   For I testify to every one that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book:  If any man shall add to these things, God shall add unto him the plagues written in this book.
19   And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the Holy City, and from these things that are written in this book.
20   He that giveth testimony of these things, saith, Surely I come quickly:  Amen.  Come, Lord Jesus.
21   The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.  Amen.”
Resolutions


The Speaker and the Hearers
The Writer and the Readers


It can neither profit me, the speaker, to speak, nor you, the hearers, to hear, unless we comply with the things which are spoken, ...so let us not limit the display of our zeal to hearing only, but let us observe what is said in our deeds. For it is indeed a good thing to spend time continually in hearing the Divine oracles: but this good thing becomes useless when the benefit to be derived from hearing is not linked with it.”   (Patriarch Saint John Chrysostom [b. Antioch, c. 347 A.D. - d. at Commana in Pontus on Friday, September 14, 407 A.D.], Patriarch of Constantinople [Thursday, February 26, 398 A.D. - Thursday, June 24, 404 A.D.], exiled from his See the 2nd time on Thursday, June 24, 404 A.D., Father and Doctor of the Catholic Church. Sermon on Romans 12:20; emphasis added.)


Let us now review our resolutions:

For your resolutions, by the Grace of God, beginning right now, firmly resolve to pray to God that He will give not only whoever of your loved ones, but also everyone else, who goes to the so-called new mass, a.k.a. the Novus Ordo Missae, a.k.a. the Novus Ordo Rite, or the NOR, of the .anti-Catholic. Satanic. Synod. Vatican  2. pseudo-church. of .automatically. excommunicated. Apostates. and. Modernist. Heretics, and .NEW. Theology. Heretics,  the Grace of Conversion, so that they will no longer offend Almighty God by taking part in what Almighty God Himself - in prophecy - calls the
The “Abomination of Desolation”!!!

As a final resolution, in the Holy Name of Jesus, and in an exercise of Real and Traditional Catholic Charity, please contribute to the support of  this Traditional Catholic Mass website.   This is one way to obey the 5th Commandment of the Church!

Please help us to save Souls!  Thank you for your thoughtfulness and Charity! Remember, God is never outdone in generosity!!!

Think how happy you will be when, in the next life, God shows you all of the Souls you helped to save by helping our Apostolates, including this Sermon web site, because “he who causeth a sinner to be converted from the error of his way, shall save his soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins.” (James 5:20.)

“And in doing good, let us not fail.  For in due time we shall reap, not failing.  Therefore, whilst we have time, let us work good to all men, but especially to those who are of the household of the faith.” (Galatians  6:9-10.)
God Bless You!  Remember: “Charity covereth a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8.)
12   Behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to his works.
 


Conclusion
 
“When therefore you shall see the Abomination of Desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the Prophet, standing in the Holy Place:  he that readeth let him understand.” (GOSPEL, Matthew 24:15.)
 
  In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen.





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