Christ the King New Era
1.1 Soldiers of the New Era
Many times, the Lord has revealed that CMD is not just a new religious order or organization; though it comprises both; however, the mission of CMD is Divine Will that will soon fill the ends of the earth. In CMD, He says, “I am bringing together My army to establish My manifest reign on earth as never seen before;” thus, members of this army of the reign of Christ should neither be cold nor lukewarm. They must be filled with the Holy Spirit, the zeal of the Lord, and live for the Lord. The mission should be clear in their hearts and they should be driven by the passion to save souls and a world that has fallen away from divine purpose. Thus, He continues, “Every member of CMD should know that I have not come to play games nor for two-faced jokes. I have come for war; I have come to rescue My people. Let them know that as I am preparing My army, My adversary, satan, is preparing his own army for final confrontation. So, they must choose ‘who’ to serve as I do not want any of My soldier to be lukewarm. A new creation has begun and all who have eyes to see, can behold it. My special reign has begun; I am here to stay. Don’t you see My light budding everywhere? What I am using you to write is not only for Catholics or Christians, but for all humanity” (CMD, Diary, 2018). Jesus Christ has begun to reign in a manifest way more than ever, and many will continue to hear and see His unprecedented Presence over the face of the earth. TheWord of God is gaining ground with new freshness and current darkness in many hearts and constitutions of nations will gradually be transformed into Divine Will.
In recent years, many persons have been yearning for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, and many are concerned about the end of the world. Just as many did not recognize and comprehend Jesus when the Word took flesh 2000 years ago, many also will not recognize Him in this period of the New Pentecost and His one-thousand-year reign on earth; a thousand-year period described as an “era of peace.” A respected church theologian writes, “Whenever the Church Fathers speak of a Sabbath rest or era of peace, they do not foretell a return of Jesus in the flesh, nor the end of human history, rather they accentuate the Holy Spirit’s transforming power…so that Christ may present her (the Church) to Himself as an immaculate bride upon His final return” (Rev. J.. L. Iannuzzi, The Splendor of Creation, p.79). Christ’s manifest reign and indwelling will be globalized new order. He is not going to re-enter the womb of Mary, but in all persons, who make Him the Lord and Master of their lives. He is not merely going to walk only in the streets of Israel but in all streets of the universe; everyone who enters this covenant of His Kingship, would become a mobile living shrine of God. Also, an end is coming; not the end of time, rather, the disastrous end of godless civilization and self-worship. We are living in an eschatological moment, the manifest reign of Jesus Christ.
The entire universe belongs to Christ in three counts:
a. By nature, everything was made through Him, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without Him was not anything made that was made” (Jn.1:1-3)
b. By His Blood He has purchased all creation, “ Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles” (Gal.3:13-14)
c. As a reward for His passion and death, the Father has given the entire creation, “though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Phil.2:6-11)
Thus, the wheels of the universe are currently directed towards “Christologization.” Christologization of the universe is a way of healing of the universe wounded by sin and godlessness. It is when everything is touched by Christ, the Wounded-Healer, that they will fulfill their purpose of existence. Jesus is the Beginning and the End of all things. Human destiny is meaningful only when it is seen from the perspective of intelligibility for which the universe is ordained; thus, Von Balthazar, one of the leading theologians of the twentieth century, rightly observed that for theology to be valid today, it must be eschatological. In Christologization of the universe, everything is inserted into the life of Christ through sanctification and re-grounding in Christ. CMD demonstrates this reality through a daily lifestyle that concenters on the Person of Christ. When life is centered on Christ current nature-worship, state-worship, self-worship or satan-worship in various parts of the world will give way to the King of the universe to reign in all cultures and all hearts. For CMD, Christian conversion is more than asking persons to accept Jesus in their lives, but leading persons to daily communion with Jesus Christ. Christ is the yardstick for daily life. The anti-Christ is conquered by a practical life that makes Christ the center of all things. Thus, this new army of Christ’s reign reverses the works of the anti-Christ who leads nations to remove Jesus Christ in human public and private sectors.
Knowledge of Christ must lead to communion with God; once we come to Jesus Christ through Baptism, eternal life begins, “And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (Jn.17:3). Jesus did not come just to establish a Church; He came to lead us back to eternal communion with God that the first human family, Adam and Eve, enjoyed daily in the Garden of Eden. The Church, the family of God, is meant to lead us to communion with God; as such, if anyone is merely satisfied that he or she is a member of a Church and the person has no practical and living communion with God, the person has not grasped the reason why Jesus came on earth, nor the fundamental purpose of the Church. Since, 2000 years ago, the Holy Spirit has been sent to complete the mission of Christ; missionaries have been going around the world to sow the seeds of salvation. In Christ the King New Era, living in the fullness of Christ, is the norm of Christian life. Choices that are not founded on God will soon become unappealing to a landslide majority of persons as they behold the reprehensible end of godless materialism. Thus, either one is immersed in Christ, or one is immersed in the spirit of the world. Half-measure Christianity, that is, a little bit of Christ and a little more of ungodliness, is no longer an option among Christians of this new era of Christ’s manifest reign; Christians will be all-in for Jesus Christ. They are to live in God, manifest the love of Jesus Christ, and experience the peace and power of His resurrection (Phil.3:10). Jesus-Week-Cycle is one great tool for this new era, which offers a dynamic daily communion with God. Christ the King New Era is the new world order and Christ-centeredness is the new age and all-time religion. The Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the new creation, and the fullness of creation; thus, in each day made by the Lord, we shall rejoice in Him. Persons will be transformed in Christ Jesus as they contemplate His mysteries daily.
1.2 Jesus-Week-Cycle Spirituality
CMD’s Jesus-Week-Cycle is a 3rd millennium practical spirituality for new evangelization. In his encyclical letter in the 1990s, St. John Paul II called for re-evangelization of de-Christianized areas of the world. The reality is that Christianity is no longer at the heart of many baptized persons; even though many persons profess faith in Jesus Christ, their lives are neither centered on Christ nor mirror His teachings. Ungodly lifestyles seem to be more appealing. In the world also, we have many persons who have not been baptized. Thus, CMD has two global missions: (i) Christianization of unbaptized persons (ii) Re-Christianization of de-Christianized hearts and cultures. Jesus-week-cycle will help persons focus on Jesus Christ. CMD’s Jesus-Week-Cycle is born of the belief that with the redemption of Christ, everything has been recreated and re-configured to Christ. The cycle of creation is re-configured to Christ and finds its fulfillment in Christ. Since Christ did not come to abolish Creation but to fulfill it, CMD lives a life that reconciles redemption within the creation cycle such that the major mysteries of Christ’s life are inserted within the ordinary seven-days of the week.
CMD will live the week meditating the mysteries of Jesus Christ, “For in him we live, and move, and have our being…” (Acts 17:28). He is the yardstick to measure time because everything that happened before His birth as – Before Christ (BC) – and everything that comes from His birth as – Anno Domini (AD). Each day of the week, therefore, will be lived in a systematic fashion that unfolds a Christ-salvific vision from the Annunciation to Pentecost. Thus, in CMD spirituality, counting Monday as the first day of creation (see Creation-Sanctification-Table) we meditate on the Mystery of Annunciation; Tuesday – Nativity; Wednesday – Baptism and Public Ministry; Thursday – Institution of the Eucharist and Priesthood; Friday – Passion and Death of Jesus; Saturday – Descent into Hades; Sunday – Resurrection and Pentecost. The transformation of the traditional cosmic week into the Lord’s Week is one attempt to Christianize the entire universe.
This spirituality is a miniature portrait of the yearly liturgical cycle; however, Jesus-week-cycle does not duplicate, diminish nor abrogate the Solemn Days of the liturgical year; for instance, Christmas, Easter, etc. will be observed in all fullness and celebrated with the appropriate solemnness on the days marked in the Church’s liturgical calendar. CMD meditates on these mysteries spiritually in the weekly cycle, just as the Church spiritually celebrates every Sunday as the Easter Day of Resurrection, whereas the Easter Day is celebrated with full solemnity on the particular day designated at the calendar of the liturgical year. We understand that Christ’s redemption took more than one week, just as it took more than one year as well. The aim here is only to foster a closer uninterrupted spiritual journey with the Lord, and this is the manifest reign of Christ in this new era of Divine Will. This initiative to make the Mysteries of Christ the keystone of daily life is already implicit in the Church’s Mysteries of the Rosary (Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious). We find out that each day of the week has a Mystery of Christ for the Rosary, and each week has the fullness of the Mysteries of Christ. The intention here is to deepen the Christian life, which is nourished in contemplation. Christ-centered lifestyle is a forestate of Heaven where we will behold Him ceaselessly. This is a little step towards a New Heaven and a new earth, as we always pray that “His Will be done on earth as it in Heaven.” For the realization of this Divine Will during the Lord’s Prayer all CMD members bow fully at the words “Your Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” Also, this spirituality is a ceaseless proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in lieu of St. Francis Assisi’s instruction to his brothers, “Preach always, and use words when they are necessary.” By this, he encourages them to make their lives the gospel that other persons will read.
Some persons may be thinking that making the entire universe Christ-centered will be an impossible pursuit, given the fact of widespread secularism and poly-religious climate of the universe. CMD depends on the grace of God to make the world Christo-centric. It belongs to God to grant fruitful results; our courage comes from the fact that with God all things are possible and we can do all things through the Lord who strengthens us. Even though many see the current universe to be under the stronghold of the evil one, CMD works in the footsteps of Joshua and Caleb and we believe that the entire universe will be transformed by Jesus Christ (Num. 14). We recall with determination the words of St. Francis de Sales, “In spiritual life/battle, whoever is willing to try, wins.” God demands a little courage from us, as little as a mustard seed or grain of sand, then mountainous projects will be easily accomplished by His grace. A new Pentecost and a “very” glorious age of the Church is in this Christ the King new era. We have seen tremendous results from the little we have done already.
1.2.1 Christening the entire Universe in the Seven Days of Creation
(Excerpt from the Book on the Millennium Reign of Christ the King: God’s Foot is on the World…)
“At the revelation of the new agenda of global life, Christ the King-weekly-cycle, the Lord mentioned severally that this agenda predates Moses and thousands of years of human existence, even though it is coming into practice now…While the revelation of the Lord continued, it was clear that this is the first time the days of the week are properly named after the True God, rather than the pagan gods. With this implementation, everything is re-consecrated to the Almighty God through Christ the King, and each day will no longer be known for the pagan deities that have been ascribed to them…The Greek and Latin names are as follows:
Day: (see Irregularities)
Sunday Sōl or Helios (Sun)
Monday Luna or Selene (Moon)
Tuesday Mars or Ares (Mars)
Wednesday Mercurius or Hermes (Mercury)
Thursday Jove or Zeus (Jupiter)
Friday Venus or Aph- rodite (Venus)
Saturday Satur- nus or Kronos (Saturn)
ἡμέρᾱ Ἡλίου hēmérā Hēlíou
ἡμέρᾱ Σελήνης hēmérā Selḗnēs
ἡμέρᾱ Ἄρεως hēmérā Áreōs
ἡμέρᾱ Ἑρμοῦ hēmérāHermoû
ἡμέρᾱ Διός hēmérā Diós
ἡμέρᾱ Ἀφροδῑ́της hēmérā Aphrodī́tēs
ἡμέρᾱ Κρόνου hēmérā Krónou
The names of the days of the week in North Germanic languages were not calqued from Latin directly, but taken from the West Germanic names.
- Sunday: Old English Sunnandæg (pronounced [ˈsunnɑndæj]), meaning “sun’s day”. This is a translation of the Latin phrase dies Solis. English, like most of the Germanic languages, preserves the day’s association with the sun. Many other European languages, including all of the Ro- mance languages, have changed its name to the equivalent of “the Lord’s day” (based on Ecclesiastical Latin dies Dominica). In both West German- ic and North Germanic mythology, the Sun is personified as Sunna/Sól.
- Monday: Old English Mōnandæg (pronounced [ˈmoːnɑndæj]), meaning “Moon’s day”. This is equivalent to the Latin name dies lunae. In North
Germanic mythology, the Moon is personified as Máni.
- Tuesday: Old English Tīwesdæg (pronounced [ˈtiwezdæj]), meaning “Tiw’s day”. Tiw (Norse Týr) was a one-handed god associated with single combat and pledges in Norse mythology and also attested prominently in wider Germanic paganism. The name of the day is also related to the Latin name dies Martis, “Day of Mars”.
- Wednesday: Old English Wōdnesdæg (pronounced [ˈwoːdnezdæj]) meaning the day of the Germanic god Woden (known as Óðinn among the North Germanic peoples), and a prominent god of the Anglo-Saxons (and other Germanic peoples) in England until about the seventh century. It is also vaguely related to the Latin counterpart dies Mercurii, “Day of Mercury”. The Icelandic Miðviku, German Mittwoch, Low German Middeweek and Finnish keskiviikko all mean mid-week.
- Thursday: Old English Þūnresdæg (pronounced [ˈθuːnrezdæj]), meaning ‘Þunor›s day’. Þunor means thunder or its personification, the Norse god known in Modern English as Thor. Similarly, Dutch don- derdag, German Donnerstag (‘thunder’s day’), Finnish torstai, and Scan- dinavian Torsdag (‘Thor’s day’). Thor’s day corresponds to Latin dies Iovis, “day of Jupiter”.
- Friday: Old English Frīgedæg (pronounced [ˈfriːjedæj]), meaning the day of the Anglo-Saxon goddess Fríge. The Norse name for the planet Venus was Friggjarstjarna, ‘Frigg’s star’. It is based on the Latin dies Veneris, “Day of Venus”.
- Saturday: named after the Roman god Saturn associated with the Titan Cronus, father of Zeus and many Olympians. Its original Anglo-Saxon rendering was Sæturnesdæg (pronounced [ˈsæturnezdæj]). In Latin, it was dies Saturni, “Day of Saturn”. The Scandinavian Lørdag/Lördag deviates significantly as it has no reference to either the Norse or the Roman pantheon; it derives from old Norse laugardagr, literally “washing-day”.
The German Sonnabend (mainly used in northern and eastern Germany) and the Low German words Sünnavend mean “Sunday Eve”, the German word Samstag (mainly used in southern and western Germany) derives from the name for Shabbat” (https://en.wikipedia.org/)
This Christ the King agenda that honors each day on Christ-centered yardstick, is an evangelization against polytheism and godless secularism as it makes Christ the foundation and center of all creation (Annunciation-day, Nativity-day, Baptism-day, Eucharist-day, Passion and Death-day, Descent-day, and Resurrection-day). This is the maturation of Christianity, “the movement towards the Christification of the universe has been a long plan of God, and the 2000 years’ labors of missionaries and the Holy Mother Church have built up to this new wave of expansion of the Kingdom of God. From the Incarnation of Jesus Christ, a new dawn came over the face of the earth. The Bright Star announced this new dawn to the Magi at the birth of Jesus; the missionaries expanded this new dawn as they brought the message of Jesus Christ to cultures steeped in darkness and baptized persons. Over the two thousand years, this new dawn continued to become brighter as the entire universe receives the message of Jesus Christ…we are in the era where this seed of Christ planted in nations has prepared the way for the manifestation of Glorious Light, a millennium reign of peace in the Kingship of Christ.”
1.3 CMD Morning Consecration for the Manifestation of Jesus Christ the King(“That I may gain Christ and be found in Him… because Christ Jesus has made me His own (Phil.3:9-12); “Until you have given up yourself to Him you will not have a real self.” – C.S. Lewis)
Consecration of the Day to the Holy Spirit
Oh Lord, grant that everything I will think, say, and do today, proceeds from the Holy Spirit, be sustained by the Holy Spirit and be accomplished through the Holy Spirit in Jesus Name. Amen
Individual Epiphany of Christ
Grant oh Lord that I and everyone will be the epiphany of Jesus Christ today. May all see Jesus in me and everyone; and may everyone and I be seen in Jesus. Amen
Family Epiphany of Christ
Grant oh Lord that my family and every family will be the epiphany of Jesus Christ today. May my family and every family be seen in Jesus and may Jesus be seen in my family and every family. Amen
Congregation/Organizational Epiphany of Christ
Grant oh Lord that my religious congregation (Mater Domini Community) and every religious congregation and organization will be the epiphany of Jesus Christ today. May Jesus be seen in my religious congregation, every religious congregation, and every organization and may my religious congregation, every religious congregation, and every organization be seen in Jesus. Amen.
World Epiphany of Christ
Grant oh Lord that the whole universe will be the epiphany of Jesus Christ today. May Jesus be seen in the whole universe and the whole universe be seen in Jesus. Amen
Church Epiphany of Christ
Grant oh Lord that the whole church will be the epiphany of Jesus Christ today. May Jesus be seen in the whole Church and the whole church be seen in Jesus. Amen
1.5 Explaining Jesus-Week-Table
While I prayed in the woods of a deserted monastery for 30 days in 2012, I was guided to see the foreshadowing of Christ’s major mysteries in the respective creation days. Below is an imperfect picture of the reconciliation between Creation and Redemption:
First Day’s creation of Light out of “formless darkness” (Gen.1) is reconciled with CMD Monday celebration of Annunciation, the dawn of a New Creation. Annunciation of the Birth of Jesus the Messiah is like a ray of light to the world living in an exile of darkness, awaiting the Messiah; accordingly, in major Christian artistry (Robert Campin (c. 1378-1444), Fra Angelico (c. 1400-1455), Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510), El Greco (1451-1614), Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519), and Adolphe-William Bouguereau (1825-1905), “The Holy Spirit commonly takes shape as a descending dove or as a ray of light streaming through the window.”
Second Day’s creation of “dome that separates the creatures under the sky and otherworldly sphere,” finds symbolic reconciliation with the bodily birth of Jesus Christ, Who is the Mediator between God and humans. The dome is bridge between two spheres; the Man, Jesus is the bridge revealing God to humans and humans to God
Third Day’s creation of land and sea is reconciled with the Baptism of Jesus in River Jordan. The creation of plants and fruits on this 3rd day is also reconciled with the Public Ministry of Jesus, especially the event of Cana whereby by on “the third day” He changed water into wine (Jn.2) – wine made from some creatures of this day.
Fourth Day’s creation of day-light and night-darkness helps us meditate on Christ’s Institution of the Most Holy Eucharist (a Mystery of Light), and the night of His sorrow and that began in Gethsemane right after the Institution of the Eucharist.
Fifth Day’s creation of first bloody creatures (nucleated red blood living creatures) is reconciled with the Passion Day of Jesus when the Blood of Jesus Christ that sanctifies the whole creation was shed on the Cross of Calvary.
Sixth Day creation of first family of humans. It is significant that at this last day of Christ’s ministry, the Church, the Bride of the Second Adam, was born from His pierced side as water and blood flowed out when He had fallen asleep just as on the last day of God’s creation, Eve, the bride of the first Adam, was taken from Adam’s side while he lay asleep. On this day also, we commemorate the fullness of redemption of the dead and the living. Christ’s redemption did not end on Mount Calvary but completed the seventh day rest of the Lord is reconciled with the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, after He had gained final victory over death in hades.
 Conception Of Jesus
 According to the Jewish calendar, not only Jewish holidays begin at evening, but every day does. This is based on the story of creation in Genesis, where at the end of each day it says, “And it was evening, and it was morning; day one”, “And it was evening, and it was morning; the second day” etc. By mentioning evening before morning, the Torah defines a day as beginning with the evening, followed by the morning.
1.6 Christ the King Chart Daily Examen
Each day of the week has its own focus, and this focus on the Person of Christ in His Mystery constantly stirs a fountain of peace flowing into one’s daily life. CMD members include in their examination of conscience the points below:
On Annunciation Day: “Have I thanked God today for the Mystery of Incarnation?” “Have I expressed this gratitude in anyway today such as visiting persons in need, reaching out to persons who need hope? Have I said the prayers of Annunciation today? “Is the peace and joy of this Mystery resplendent in my mood today or I am weighed down by passing circumstances of life?
On Nativity Day: “Have I thanked God who became flesh to sojourn with His people? Like, the shepherds and three kings, have I submitted myself in adoration to the Kingship of Jesus Christ? Do I say the prayers to Christ the King? Is my mood reflecting the peace and joy of the Mystery of Nativity that is contemplated today?
On Baptism and Word Day: “Have I thanked God today for the gift of Baptism and the Word of God? Do I remember my baptismal promises? What are my new temptations? Have I observed silence with the Lord today? Have I exalted the Word of God today? How does the Word of God apply in my choices? Does my mood today reflect the peace and joy of newness in Christ or am I weighed down by the circumstances around me?
Eucharist Day: “Have I thanked Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life, the Manna for the all the pilgrim on earth? Have I spent time to adore the Lord in the Holy Eucharist today? Is my mood determined by the Light and precious gift of the Holy Eucharist today? Am I going to offer an hour tonight in prayer with the Lord who begins His hours of passion?
Passion and Death Day: “Have I contemplated on the love of Jesus Christ for me and the whole world? How do I reciprocate this love in serving God and my neighbors? What do I abstain from today or can I fast in reparation for sins today? Does His passion and death affect my choices today?
Descent Day: “Do I have a relationship with the Mother of Jesus, whom He gave from the Cross, ‘Behold your mother’? Do I pray for souls who are dying or have died? Do I prepare myself for the great celebration of tomorrow, the Holy Mass? Do I prepare to hear the Word of God and to receive Holy Communion tomorrow?
Resurrection Day: Have I thanked God today for the gift of eternal life? Do I observe the Sabbath-rest? Do I refrain from work and other things that should not be done on this day of the Lord? Is my heart filled with joy and thanksgiving on this day of the Lord?
N/B. Persons who have received the Christ the King Weekly schedule can also implement this spirituality, always according to their duties and vocation.Please note also that Christ the King Weekly Cycle is relaxed during the Octave of Christmas and Octave of Easter. The major Mystery in the Octave of Christmas is the Nativity of Jesus Christ. The major Mystery in the octave of Easter is the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Also, during the days of Advent, the Mystery of Annunciation and the Coming of the Lord takes precedence; during Lent, the Mystery of the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ takes precedence in all the days of Lenten period. When a major Solemnity falls on a particular day, the JesusWeek Cycle also is relaxed, and the Mystery of the Solemnity celebrated that day takes precedence. For instance, if the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus falls on a Friday, the Mystery of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be the Mystery contemplated on this day, and not the regular mystery of the Passion and death of Jesus Christ.
1.7 Benefits of the Jesus-Week-Cycle
One question that many persons ask in any undertaking is “What is in-there for me?” we would not be expecting God to pay us back for every act of worship; since He has already blessed us with life and in many other ways. However, God continues to grant more blessings to all who do His Will. From the beginning, I have had great conviction about this spirituality when it was given, however, few times, I wondered whether it seemed abstract until the Lord rebuked me for my little faith and lack of confidence. I beckoned the Lord for forgiveness and prayed that He will use what He has prompted me to write to bring a new creation in the manifest reign of Jesus Christ, renewal, and a new Pentecost as He transformed the six water jars that the Apostles provided at His instructions into a new wine (Jn.2:7). After I had completed the work on Jesus-Week-Cycle and posted it on the website for the whole world, an Ibo Christian song that I heard some time ago, kept ringing in my heart (translated),
Do you want peace; True Peace; Peace that gives life?
Welcome Jesus into your heart
Do you want peace; True Peace; Peace that gives life?
Welcome Jesus into your heart
Your sins He will wash away
Darkness will become daylight for you
Welcome Jesus into your heart
For the first time, I paid attention to the words/lyrics of this song and I recalled that the era of Christ reign on earth has been prophesied many times as the era of peace. This peace of Christ is going to be according to the extent that each person opens his or her heart to Jesus Christ; it’s not an era of automatic global peace for everyone. Persons who allow Jesus to reign in their hearts will experience His peace. As He lives in their hearts and minds through His Mysteries and His Body, they manifest His Presence to themselves and to others. Light cannot dwell together with darkness; thus, this spirituality will light the tabernacle of our souls, such that the darkness of sin, error, and terror will have no place. They become mobile shrines of God, and like shining florescent tube in the dark, illumine the world. As some persons who have begun living the Jesus-Week-Cycle already testify, persons who open their hearts to the spirituality, will experience the unbroken stirring of the joy and fire of the Holy Spirit. The Jesus-Week-Cycle spirituality has transforming power that leads to practical decisions; as one mediates on the Mystery of Christ, he or she acquires a new consciousness and takes on the personality of Jesus Christ, and then, applies the Mystery in real life. A saying has it that, “action flows from being.” For instance, on Monday when we contemplate Annunciation and Visitation, the joy of annunciation transforms one’s moodiness; it helps one to resolve to become a courier of good tidings unto others; on this day, CMD seminarians and members take on the apostolate of visiting persons in need to provide spiritual/corporal assistance (sick persons in the hospitals, visiting prisoners, teaching the uninstructed, etc). Persons who enter the covenant of His Kingship and resolve to teach their families, friends, etc. to understand this spirituality or some others who will become missionaries to proclaim and expand His unprecedented manifest reign on earth will be blessed by Christ the King.
1.7 RESOURCES FOR JESUS-WEEK-CYCLE
On the seven days of the Jesus-Week-Cycle, CMD has a major Mystery of Christ for each day and this major Mystery may have a subordinate mystery connected to it.
Monday: Annunciation (Lk.1:26-38) and Visitation (Lk.1:39-56)
Tuesday: Nativity (Lk.2:1-20) and Dedication (Lk.2:21-28)
Wednesday: Baptism (Mat.3:13-17), Fasting and Prayer in the Wilderness (Mat.4:1-11), Public Ministry (Jn.2:1-11)
Thursday: Institution of the Holy Eucharist and Priesthood (Lk.22:14-21), Prayer in Gethsemane (Mt.26:36-46)
Friday: Passion and Death (Mt.27:32-56)
Saturday: Descent to Hades (Mt.27:57-66)
Sunday: Easter (Mt.28:1-10, 16-20).
26 In the sixth month the angel xGabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named yNazareth, 27 zto a virgin betrothed2 to a man whose name was Joseph, aof the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, bO favored one, cthe Lord is with you!”3 29 But dshe was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. 30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for eyou have found favor with God. 31 And behold, fyou will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and gyou shall call his name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of hthe Most High. And the Lord God iwill give to him the throne of jhis father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob kforever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
34 And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”4
35 And the angel answered her, l“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of hthe Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born5 will be called mholy—nthe Son of God. 36 And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her owho was called barren. 37 For pnothing will be impossible with God.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant6 of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And qthe angel departed from her. (Lk.1:26-38)
39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into rthe hill country, to a town in Judah, 40 and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth swas filled with the Holy Spirit, 42 and she exclaimed with a loud cry, t“Blessed are you among women, and ublessed is vthe fruit of your womb! 43 And why is this granted to me that the mother of wmy Lord should come to me? 44 For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 And xblessed is she who believed that there would be7 a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
46 And Mary said,
y“My zsoul amagnifies the Lord,
47 band my zspirit rejoices in cGod my Savior,
48 for dhe has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations ewill call me blessed;
49 for fhe who is mighty ghas done great things for me,
and hholy is his name.
50 And ihis mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 jHe has shown strength with his arm;
khe has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
52 jhe has brought down the mighty from their thrones
land exalted those of humble estate;
53 he has filled mthe hungry with good things,
and the rich nhe has sent away empty.
54 He has ohelped phis servant Israel,
qin remembrance of his mercy,
55 ras he spoke to our fathers,
qto Abraham and to his offspring forever.”
56 And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home. (Lk.1:39-56)
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed,[b] who was with child. 6 And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.[c]
8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”[d]
15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. (Lk.2)
DEDICATION IN THE TEMPLE
22 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) 24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, 28 he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,
29 “Lord, now you are letting your servant[e] depart in peace,
according to your word;
30 for my eyes have seen your salvation
31 that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and for glory to your people Israel.”
33 And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him. 34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed 35 (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”
36 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, 37 and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.[f] She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem. (Lk.2)
BAPTISM OF JESUS AND PRAYER IN THE WILDERNESS
13 kThen Jesus came lfrom Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. 14 mJohn would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. 16 And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, othe heavens were opened to him,3 and he psaw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; 17 and behold, qa voice from heaven said, r“This is my beloved Son,4 with whom I am well pleased.” (Mat.3:13-17)
sThen Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness tto be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting uforty days and forty nights, he vwas hUngry. 3 And wthe tempter came and said to him, “If you are xthe Son of God, command ythese stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered, z“It is written,
a“‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
5 bThen the devil took him to cthe holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple 6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written,
d“‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”
7 Jesus said to him, “Again eit is written, f‘You shall not gput the Lord your God to the test.’” 8 hAgain, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, iSatan! For jit is written,
k“‘You shall worship the Lord your God and lhim only shall you serve.’”
11 Then the devil left him, and behold, mangels came and were ministering to him. (Mat.4:1-11)
PUBLIC MINISTRY: PREACHING AND MIRACLES
12 Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:
15 “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—
16 the people dwelling in darkness
have seen a great light,
and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death,
on them a light has dawned.”
17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”[a]
THE WEDDING AT CANA
2 On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6 Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.[a] 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 9 When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
INSTITUTION OF THE EUCHARIST AND PRIESTHOOD
14 And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. 15 And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you I will not eat it[b] until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves. 18 For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” 19 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.[c] 21 (Lk.22)
PRAYER IN GETHSEMANE
36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” 37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch[d] with me.” 39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” 40 And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, “So, could you not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 42 Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.” 43 And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44 So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words again. 45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “Sleep and take your rest later on.[e] See, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.” (Mat.26)
CRUCIFIXION AND DEATH
32 As they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They compelled this man to carry his cross. 33 And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull), 34 they offered him wine to drink, mixed with gall, but when he tasted it, he would not drink it. 35 And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots. 36 Then they sat down and kept watch over him there. 37 And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.” 38 Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left. 39 And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads 40 and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.” 41 So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying, 42 “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. 43 He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” 44 And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way.
45 Now from the sixth hour[f] there was darkness over all the land[g] until the ninth hour.[h] 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 47 And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, “This man is calling Elijah.” 48 And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink. 49 But the others said, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.” 50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.
51 And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split. 52 The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, 53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many. 54 When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son[i] of God!”
55 There were also many women there, looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him, 56 among whom were Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joseph and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
DESCENT TO HADES
7 When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. 58 He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. 59 And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud 60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.
62 The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate 63 and said, “Sir, we remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive, ‘After three days I will rise.’ 64 Therefore order the tomb to be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples go and steal him away and tell the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last fraud will be worse than the first.” 65 Pilate said to them, “You have a guard[j] of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can.” 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.
Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4 And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. 5 But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he[a] lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” 8 So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me… 16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[b] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”