The Word of the Lord: Verbum Domini: Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation En su carta encíclica Sobre La Esperanza Cristianae, el Papa Benedicto XVI. “L’enciclica ‘Providentissimus Deus’ nel settantennio della sua promulgazione.” Sacra Doctrina, 8 (), Verbum Domini, 44 (), 17– APPENDIX ONE . of God in the Life and Mission of the Church, Verbum Domini (30 Sep ).

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It is the task of exegetes to work according to these rules toward a better understanding and explanation of the meaning of Sacred Scripture, so that through preparatory study the judgment of the Church may mature. Once again I would like to echo the consideration and gratitude verhum the Synod expressed with regard to those forms of contemplative life whose specific charism is to devote a great part of their day to imitating the Mother of God, who diligently pondered the words and deeds of her Son cf.

These encicljca are no figure of speech; they point to a lived experience! I would like to thank all those engaged in this important work, and I encourage them to persevere in their efforts. Saint Paul then points out its Christological basis: Thus we grow in the realization, so clear to the Fathers of the Church, that the proclamation of the word has as its content the Kingdom of God cf.

The mystery of the incarnation tells us that while God always communicates in a concrete history, taking up the cultural codes embedded therein, the same word can and must also be passed on in different cultures, transforming them from within through what Pope Paul VI called the evangelization of cultures.

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The great mystery of marriage is the source of the essential responsibility of parents towards their children. In the present context it is more necessary than ever to rediscover the word of God as a source of reconciliation and peace, since in that word God is reconciling to himself all things cf.

Insegnamenti V, 1 Here we come to understand fully eomini meaning of the words of Psalm God was never without his Logos. Knowledge of its linguistic and exegetical aspects, though certainly necessary, is not enough. The enciclca community must support and assist them in verbm family prayer, attentive hearing of the word of God, and knowledge of the Bible.


AAS 59 In this regard the Synod Fathers stated that migrants are entitled to hear the kerygmawhich is to be proposed, not imposed.

The full text in English is available through the Holy See’s website from which the excerpts below have been taken. Each of us is thus enabled by God to hear and respond to his word.

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There is no greater priority than this: Frequent reading of the divine Scriptures is encouraged for all the Christian faithful, and prayer should accompany the reading of Sacred Scripture, “so that God and man may talk together”.

This is clearly evident in the Magnificat. In striving to learn from their example, we set out on the sure way towards a living and effective hermeneutic of the word of God. Calling to mind these essential elements of our faith, we can contemplate the profound unity in Christ between creation, the new creation and all salvation history.

The Synod asked Conferences of Bishops, wherever it is appropriate and helpful, to encourage meetings aimed at helping Christians and Muslims to come to better knowledge of one another, in order to promote the values which society needs for a peaceful and positive coexistence.

AAS 86 Enchiridion Vaticanum 9, Nos. When we approach the [Eucharistic] Mystery, if a crumb falls to the ground we are troubled. The Holy Spirit was to teach the disciples all things and bring to their remembrance all that Christ had said cf. Mindful of the inseparable bond between the word of God and Mary of Nazareth, along with the Synod Fathers I urge that Marian prayer be encouraged among the faithful, above all in life of families, since it is an aid to meditating on the holy mysteries found in the Scriptures.

The holy father today released his postsynodal apostolic exhortation verbum domini the word of the lord a reflection on the twelfth ordinary general assembly of the synod of bishops.

Jesus himself said to his disciples: In this vision every man and woman appears as someone to whom the word speaks, challenges and calls to enter this dialogue of love through a free response. For this reason it is important that the faithful be taught to acknowledge that the root of sin lies in the refusal to hear the word of the Lord, and to accept in Jesus, the Word of God, the forgiveness which opens us to salvation.


His word engages us not only as hearers of divine revelation, but also as its heralds. The Synod Fathers also recommended celebrations of the word of God on pilgrimages, special feasts, popular missions, spiritual retreats and special days of penance, reparation or pardon.

Consequently, the sacred text must always be approached in the communion of the Church. Vatican Council IConst. Here particular verbmu can be made of the Akathist and Paraklesis prayers.

The study of Scripture ought to lead to an increased awareness of the mystery of divine revelation and foster enciclics attitude of prayerful response to the Encclica who speaks. Such attention to the prayerful reading of Scripture must not in any way lead to a dichotomy with regard to the exegetical studies which are a part of formation. Likewise, in using the Book of Blessings attention should be paid to the space allotted to proclaiming, hearing and briefly explaining the word of God.

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Just as the adoration of the Eucharist prepares for, accompanies and follows the liturgy of the Eucharist, [] so too prayerful reading, personal and communal, prepares for, accompanies and deepens what the Church celebrates when she proclaims the word in a liturgical setting. Dei Verbum distinguished between two levels of meaning, the literal sense intended by the biblical writers and the further understanding that may be attained due to context within the whole of Scripture.

The word of God discloses the filial and relational nature of human existence.

Here I would like especially to deal with approaches which fail to respect the authenticity of the sacred text, but promote subjective and arbitrary interpretations. We do well also to remember that the process of lectio divina is not concluded until it arrives at action actiowhich moves the believer to endiclica his or her life a gift for others in charity.