Text Box: Volume 20 No. 4           OF THE CHURCH
Text Box:   OF MAN WITH GOD  December, 2010 A.D.

Prepare in slang is “get ready”. There are a lot of people getting ready for Christmas by purchasing everything in sight, preparing food and drink, and telling big lies by saying they like the cold weather as their faces turn blue and their hands and feet are too numb to feel.

A few people are actually preparing to celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ, God, on Christmas, and His first revelation to the Gentiles on Epiphany.

But even fewer are preparing to meet Jesus Christ, God. And that is what Text Box: JUST BECAUSE THE CHRIST IS BORN DOES NOT MEAN EVERYONE GOES TO HEAVEN
Only those who engage in worthy living, as defined by God, go to Heaven

We really should give thanks to God for presenting the true faith to us, and for offering us the Divine Virtue of Faith. We have begun our part of attaining eternal salvation by accepting the Divine Virtue of Faith. We must continue our part by never accepting as dogma anything contrary to or which in any manner modifies that which is within the traditional dogma of the Church.

We should experience horror and sorrow when we contemplate the multiple heresies and apostasies which are prevalent today, and which have slimed and grunged into acceptance along with pure paganism, ancestor worship, naturalism or worship of nature, worship of the devil and of evil, Text Box: ~ REGARDING OUR NEW SITUATION ~
From Metropolitan Archbishop Lee S. Mc Colloster, S.S.B.
To the flock entrusted into my care:

Obviously the dramatic occurrences of the past year leave many questions, the most recurring and probably important of which I will here answer.

First, yes, The Society of Clerks Secular of Saint Basil continues to exist, and the clergy for whom I have been directly responsible in the past will remain my responsibility and will remain S.S.B. The administrative format is fluid but in no wise problematical.
No, there will be no change in the various liturgies, those for whom I have been Text Box:  The Society of Clerks Secular of Saint Basil 
(The Basilians - The Basilian Fathers )
Text Box: directly responsible having to the best of my knowledge been faithful to established proper and canonical liturgical practices. Should there be any dramatic changes we anticipate reasonable advance notice.

The Orthodox Catholic Church of the Americas will be allowed to go dormant at this time since the necessity of its viability as an entity is uncertain.

Regarding Roman Catholic Clergy associated with The Society of Clerks Secular of Saint Basil: In the past there have been a very few Roman Catholic Text Box: PREPARATION AND EXPECTATIONS

God has made and actually continues to make preparation for our salvation. How we respond to that preparation determines our eternity.

All of the prophecies of the Old Testament shed light on the nature of the Messiah, the nature of His work, and the nature of His and God the Father’s desires, and desires for us. All of the history which is related in the Old Testament is tied directly to the spiritual fitness of the individuals and the societies concerned. But under the Old Covenant the most for which one could hope was for material Text Box: REMEMBERING THERE IS SOMETHING BETTER SO THAT WE MAY ATTAIN SOMETHING BETTER

Since the beginning of the human race mankind has known there is something better than this life even though the best of this life is really enjoyable.

Since the fall of the human race after Original Sin, mankind has intuitively known there could be something better for everyone in this life if everyone could be persuaded to practice common courtesy - the practice of which is not Text Box: THE KING IS HONORABLE, HE WITHOUT HONOR IS NOT KING - JUST A MONSTROUS ABUSER

Authority, power, and ability to carry out one’s desires, are too often the most commonly perceived and contemplated attributes associated with kingship, with being king, and with holding any position with which underlings or subordinates are associated.