Tonight the Traditian Order begins its series of resource-based articles supporting those wishing to learn the Rosary prayers in the language of the Church with the Apostles Creed.
The Apostles Creed / Symbolum Apostolorum
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son Our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into Hell;
the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father almighty;
He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church,
the Communion of Saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.
Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem,
Creatorem caeli et terrae.
Et in Iesum Christum,
Filium eius unicum,
qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto,
natus ex Maria Virgine,
passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus,
mortuus, et sepultus,
descendit ad infernos,
tertia die resurrexit a mortuis,
ascendit ad caelos,
sedet ad dexteram Dei
inde venturus est iudicare vivos et mortuos.
Credo in Spiritum Sanctum,
sanctam Ecclesiam catholicam,
It’s said that there are places on Earth that are just a bit closer to God. That holiness can more fully embrace you in these places. Consolation can be experienced almost directly. The breath of God’s Love can be felt on the cheek.
It is with the greatest appreciation that the Traditian Order announces that its members have prayed, voted, and selected almost unanimously, the patrons of our Order.
Our Lady Of Fatima: As we continue the Order’s Total Consecration aiming for its culmination on the celebration of Our Lady of Fatima on May 13, 2018, we will have twice the reason to celebrate because the Order now has as one of its patrons Our Lady of Fatima. The miraculous events in Fatima of Our Lady need to be brought back before the attention of a whole new generation, and a sharply changed culture, to ignite a renewed passion for Mary and her son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We look forward to adding to our mission raising the profile of the great Miracle at Fatima and the great and humble grace of Our Lady.
Pope Saint Pius X: The Great Pope, Saint, humble soul and scourge of the modernists, Pius X was truly a man of the whole Church. While some claim him and some barely recall his greatness, he was, at the end of the day a straightforward man of Tradition and defender of the Faith. Our Order similarly is for the whole Church, and seeks to bolster and back those who desire to preserve its great traditions in this age where many turn their back on them. To bring Pope Saint Pius X back to current memory, to invoke him as we in many ways fight the same battles he did, and to have him at our backs in those battles, will be an honor and a privilege.
Christ was a revolutionary figure. While the world may not see it, thinking Him the ultimate nice guy, every Christian knows it. He changed the world, challenged the world, demanded action, and he spoke of both heaven and hell as consequences for our actions. While His message was complex, one person was able to crystallize it perfectly: “Do whatever He tells you.”
In some ways that person, Mary the Mother of God, became more controversial. Within Christianity itself some downplay her role and deny her place. The Church formed by her Son, though, never has. The Bible itself says that she was full of grace, as told by the angel, and what grace she had she reflected onto her Son: Do whatever He tells you.
Jesus Christ loved his mother, and at His crucifixion he told “the disciple” to “behold your Mother.” While He was talking to the Apostle John he used the word for “adherent” or “learner” instead. Mary is the spiritual Mother of all Christians.
The full extent of this doctrine has revealed itself over time, through Mariology, and her greatest champion in recent centuries has probably been Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort (31 January 1673 – 28 April 1716) a French Roman Catholic priest and Confessor who developed a system by which a believer can consecrate themselves to Jesus through Mary.
There are many books on this topic, and plenty of information all over the web, so the full history will not be spelled out here, but suffice it to say that his was a 33-day process meant to end on a Marian holy day, and at its heart is prayer to increase the holiness of the participant.
Our Lady of Fatima, a most important holy day, approaches on May 13. Thirty-three days before that is April 10, 2018, less than a week away, and that is when we will begin. Those wishing to in the Traditian Order will start the Consecration on that day. Here is a link to the details including the text we will be using, available for as little as 99 cents online.
Member or not, ready or not, we invite you to join us wherever you pray, on Tuesday April 10 as we strive to be more holy.
I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through the belief in the threeness, Through confession of the oneness Of the Creator of Creation.
I arise today Through the strength of Christ’s birth with his baptism, Through the strength of his crucifixion with his burial, Through the strength of his resurrection with his ascension, Through the strength of his descent for the judgment of Doom.
I arise today Through the strength of the love of Cherubim, In obedience of angels, In the service of archangels, In hope of resurrection to meet with reward, In prayers of patriarchs, In predictions of prophets, In preaching of apostles, In faith of confessors, In innocence of holy virgins, In deeds of righteous men.