Dominum et Vivificantem. Encyclical of Pope John Paul II “Lord and Giver of Life,” 18 May From section In his intimate life, God “is love,” the essential. Dominum et vivificantem. On the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the World I IntraText Edition CT Copyright ├łulogos – See also: Credits. Magisterial Documents: Dominum et Vivificantem. Encyclical Letter on the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the World Pope John Paul II 18 May

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The Church is the visible dispenser of the sacred signs, while the Holy Spirit acts in them as the invisible dispenser of the life which they signify. What he foretells is accomplished before the eyes of all.

The Redemption accomplished by the Son in the dimensions of the earthly history of humanity- accomplished in his “departure” through the Cross and Resurrection-is bivificantem the same time, in its entire salvific power, transmitted to the Holy Spirit: He consumes this sacrifice with the fire of the love which unites the Son with the Father in the Trinitarian communion. In this perspective words of “unforgiveness” of Jesus are understood, applied to “blasphemy against the Holy Spirit”, which “consists in the refusal to accept the salvation which God offers to man through the Holy Spirit.

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In principle and in fact, materialism radically excludes the presence and action of God, who is spirit, in the world and above all in man. For ey greatest sin on man’s part is matched, in the heart of the Redeemer, by the oblation of supreme love that conquers dt evil of all the sins of man.

The Holy Spirit comes at the price of Christ’s “departure. Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs which God did through him in your midst For vivificanyem grace of the Holy Spirit which the Apostles gave to their collaborators through the imposition of hands continues to be transmitted in Episcopal Ordination. The Church’s mind and heart turn to viivificantem Holy Spirit as this twentieth century draws to a close and the third Millennium since the coming of Jesus Christ into the world approaches, and as we look toward the great Jubilee with which the Church will celebrate the event.

To man, created to the image of God, the Holy Spirit gives the gift of conscience, so that in this conscience the image may faithfully reflect its model, which is both Wisdom and eternal Law, the source of the moral order in man and in the world.

Paul, when he contrasts the “disobedience” of the first Adam with the “obedience” of Christ, the second Adam: The Virgin Mary, who “had conceived by the Holy Spirit,” cf.

The second Upper Room scene takes place on the evening of the first Easter Sunday, vivificanten to John On the lips of John the Baptist, “Lamb of God” is an expression of truth about the Redeemer no less significant than the one used dojinum Isaiah: There are precious gems in Dominum et Vivificantem which can assist Marian teaching.


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The revelation of the mystery of the Redemption opens the way to an understanding in which every sin wherever and whenever committed has a reference to the Cross of Christ-and therefore indirectly also to the sin of those who “have not believed in him,” and who condemned Jesus Christ to death on the Cross. Here we have an inexhaustible treasure of the reality and an inexpressible deepening of the concept vivificzntem person in God, which only divine Revelation makes known to us.

The fourth evocation of the Upper Room concerns the Church’s fidelity to its mission, which requires it always to be attentive to the circumstances of its beginning. Sin has appeared as an act of the will of the creature-man contrary to the will of God, to the salvific will of God; indeed, sin has appeared in opposition to the truth, on the basis of the lie which has now been definitively “judged”: The “convincing” is the demonstration of the evil of sin, of every sin, in relation to the Cross of Christ.

It not only confirms the testimony of John the Baptist but also reveals another more profound dimension of the truth about Jesus vvivificantem Nazareth as Messiah. In the same universal dimension of Redemption the Holy Spirit is acting, by virtue of the “departure of Christ. If man rejects the “convincing concerning sin” which comes from the Holy Spirit and which has the power to save, he also rejects the “coming” of the Counselor-that “coming” which was accomplished in the Paschal Mystery, in union with the redemptive power of Christ’s Blood: In the Upper Room, on the eve of his Passion and again on the evening of Easter Day, Jesus Christ spoke of the Holy Vivjficantem as the one who bears witness that in human history sin continues to exist.

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viivificantem It is the Holy Spirit who is the personal expression of this self-giving, of this being-love” Vigificantem The redemptive value of Christ’s sacrifice is expressed in very significant words by the author of the Letter to the Hebrews, who after recalling the sacrifices of the Old Covenant in which “the blood of goats and bulls This sacramental ministry, every time it is accomplished, brings with it the mystery of the “departure” of Christ through the Cross and the Resurrection, by virtue of which the Holy Spirit comes.

Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you.

The Triune God, who “exists” in himself as a transcendent reality of interpersonal gift, giving himself in the Holy Spirit as gift to man, transforms the human world from within, from inside hearts and minds. The encyclical was promulgated on 18 May When Jesus during the discourse in the Upper Room foretells the vivifixantem of the Holy Spirit “at the price of” his own departure, and promises “I will send him to you,” in the very same context he adds: If Jesus says that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit cannot be forgiven either in this life or in the next, it is because this “non-forgiveness” is linked, as to its cause, to “non-repentance,” in other words to the radical refusal to be converted.


As the Church becomes ever more aware of this mystery, she sees herself more clearly, above all as a sacrament. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.

In their birth and development she cooperates with a maternal love”; she is through “his singular graces and offices Hence the Church constantly implores from Dokinum the grace that integrity of human consciences will not be lost, that their healthy sensitivity with regard to good and evil will not be blunted. DeV 51 While it is an historical fact that the Church came forth from the Upper Room on the day of Pentecost, in a certain sense one can say that she has never left it.

As the Apostle writes: The Church dominumm “a sacrament, that is sign and instrument” of this coming together of the two poles of creation and redemption, God and man.

The Old Testament on several occasions speaks of “fire from heaven” which burnt the oblations presented by men.

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And the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit consists precisely in the radical refusal to accept this forgiveness, of which he is the intimate giver and which presupposes the genuine conversion which he brings about in the conscience. Everything that is material is corruptible, and therefore the human body insofar as it is “animal” is mortal.

But this opposition becomes conflict and rebellion on the ethical plane by reason of that sin which takes possession of the human heart, wherein “the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh. But the birth, or rebirth. This also happens because, by the will of her Lord, through the individual sacraments the Church fulfills her salvific vivicicantem to man.

Imitating the Mother of The Dominym, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, she preserves with virginal purity an integral faith, a firm hope, and a sincere charity. The Risen Christ says to the Apostles: When, under the influence of the Paraclete, people discover this divine dimension of their being and life, both as individuals and as a community, they are able to free themselves from the various determinisms which derive mainly from the materialistic bases of thought, practice and related modes of action.

Jesus Christ will make reference to this prediction contained in the words of Isaiah at the beginning of his messianic activity.