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June 9, 2019

ABBEY NEWS

PENTECOST SUNDAY
BIRTHDAY OF THE CHURCH

Through the Holy Spirit comes our restoration to paradise, our ascension into the kingdom of heaven, [1]our return to the adoption of sons and daughters, our liberty to call God our Father, our being made partakers of the grace of Christ, our being called children of light, our sharing in eternal glory, and, in a word, our being brought into a state of all “fullness of blessing,” both in this world and in the world to come, of all the good gifts that are in store for us, by promise hereof, through faith, beholding the reflection of their grace as though they were already present, we await the full enjoyment.

On the Holy Spirit
St. Basil the Great

O God, Who on this day opened the understanding of the faithful
by the light of the Holy Spirit sent into their hearts,
grant us by the same Holy Spirit to relish what is right,
and to find joy at all times in the comfort which He brings:
through our Lord Jesus Christ your only Son
who lives and reigns with you

in the unity of the same Holy Spirit. Amen
                                                                                                         Abbot Gerard D’Souza, OCSO
                                                                                                                             and Community