The entire Old Testament looks forward to and is a foreshadowing of the New. Everything is a prefiguration of the New Testament, the Jews were in expectation of the coming of the Messiah. The way for the Messiah was prepared by the numerous prophecies and penultimately by St. John the Baptist.
St. John is the greatest of the Old Testament prophets, he is the personification of the entire Old Testament, of the law, of the Prophets, the priesthood, the kings, the sacrifices and everything God did in the Old covenant in order to prepare the Jews for the Messiahs.
Advent commemorates that time of humanity, a full 4000 years, when there was no Savior, no Blessed Sacrament, no Penance, no Sacrifice of the Mass -there was only hope. Today the Church rejoices because the Lord is near, this joy has a spiritual and mystical sense. The Lord is near us, this gives us the joy of possessing God in our souls through sanctifying grace.
The spiritual joys for which the world affords are so impoverished and fleeting that the soul knows only momentary happiness. The Soul finds itself in a constant state of seeking and not finding. The thing to do is to be more detached from the world and more attached to God.
Join us on this episode of In Veritate.
We would like to thank Nicholas Wilton for providing the use of his sacred choral music for this show. Mr. Wilton's material can be purchased at: tutti.co.uk.
Show Sponsor: Most Holy Trinity Seminary
Original Air Date: December 12, 2016
Show Run Time: 37 minutes
Show Guest(s): Bishop Donald Sanborn
Show Host(s): Matthew Arthur
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