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WELCOME BE MAN TO THE FATHER’S BOSOM!
With the consummation of fallen man’s restoration by means of the bloody immolation of the Divine Redeemer, majestic manifestation of the excellence of the Infinite Power in an excess of His eternal love for the glory of His Name and the salvation of souls; the Redemption by the Messiah Promised to the holy Patriarchs and announced by the Prophets of the Old Testament culminated, as the Immaculate Lamb who was immolated to take away the sins of the world; after which came the resurrection and the life by the triumph of the risen Christ:
“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem and everything written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. He will be handed over to the Gentiles and He will be mocked and insulted and spat upon; and after they have scourged Him they will kill Him, but on the third day He will rise.”
And while “the veil of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth quaked, rocks were split, tombs were opened, and the bodies of many saints who had fallen asleep were raised. And coming forth from their tombs after His resurrection, they entered the Holy City and appeared to many.
The centurion and the men with him who were keeping watch over Jesus feared greatly when they saw the earthquake and all that was happening, and they said, ‘Truly, This was the Son of God!’ ”;
While “Jesus giving a loud voice, said: ‘all is fulfilled.’ And bowing His head, He handed over the spirit”
the triumphant and glorious soul of the Divine Crucified, soars up into the sky in a triumph of sovereign majesty, and freeing the holy Fathers who were waiting for His holy coming and takes them behind Him, He arrives in the wide thresholds of Eternity opening them with the fruit of His glorious Redemption as “King of kings and Lord of lords,” coming into Glory; and with Him the wedding party of a crowd of captives, after whom the rest of men will enter. “Therefore, it says: ‘He ascended on high and took prisoners captive; He gave gifts to men.’ What does ‘He ascended’ mean except that He also descended into the lower (regions) of the earth? The one who descended is also the one who ascended far above all the Heavens, that He might fill all things.”
What a great day! The soul of men’s Firstborn has already come into Heaven.
What an awe-inspiring feast day…! What a peaceful celebration! What a great and unalterable peace!