12/08/15: Jubilee Year of Mercy-Open the Holy Door of St Peter

More on the Door of Saint Peter opening by two Popes:
Pope Francis opens St Peter’s Holy Door to launch jubilee

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35037740

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December 08, 2015 Pope Francis will open the Holy Door of St Peter in Saint Peter’s Basilica. The Door of St. Peter was shut for 2,000 years.

On December 8, Pope Francis will open the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica to begin the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Here, the complete text of the document in which the Pope announced the year
December 08, 2015 is also the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception of Mother Mary.
Last March 2015, Pope Francis declared that from December 08, 2015 to November 20, 2016 is the  Jubilee Year of Mercy.
The Jubilee is a time of joy. It is a time of remission of sins and universal pardon, having its origins in the Biblical book of Leviticus. A Jubilee Year is mentioned there, occurring every 50 years, on which occasion slaves and prisoners would be freed, debts would be forgiven and the mercies of God would be particularly manifest. As Pope Francis says, Christ Himself quoted Isaiah along these same, spiritualized, lines: “The Lord has anointed me to bring good tidings to the afflicted; he has sent…

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About melbrake

Mel Brake is an awarding winning Philadelphia based poet/singer/song writer, whose poetry has appeared in several media outlets and journals, including Philadelphia Poets 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, and The Philadelphia Bulletin. In addition, Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry, Writing Outside The Lines (WOSTL) Anthology, Word Riot Magazine, The New Verse News, Word Salad Magazine and Poetry Ink 2010 has published his works. Recently, his band, the Mel Brake Family Band performed a benefit concert at Cross Road Café in Delaware County. He is the Founder and Executive Director of MPW, a non-profit organization, focusing on using the arts to reach children in the Tri-state area. In addition, his first chapbook, “Obama Poetry Project” is available at: MelBrakEpress.blogspot.com.
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