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Re: A Dino-Themed Educational Project Idea
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2022, 11:31:13 PM »
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  • I was obsessed with dinos as a kid. Hoping you make progress on this Louis, a lot of children throughout the world will love this and God will Bless you for glorifying Him. My family will pray for you!
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    Re: A Dino-Themed Educational Project Idea
    « Reply #16 on: May 28, 2022, 11:14:39 PM »
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  • Returning to the question of a creation day is truly a 24 hour day as we know it today, I though I'd share part of the latest Kolbe email here.

    The theme, or subject matter, of the Vespers hymns for the week is the work of the six days of creation as recorded in the first chapter of Genesis. . .The series develops in an orderly manner the work of creation, devoting four stanzas to the work of each day. There is strong probability that these hymns are the work of one and the same author, and that that author is no other than the illustrious Pope and Doctor of the Church, St Gregory the Great (540-604).
    Each of these hymns sums up the work of creation accomplished on the previous day, in keeping with the sentiments expressed in the popular evening hymn, “The Day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended, the darkness falls at Thy behest.” Thus, the constant Tradition of the Church would certainly seem to teach that Sunday comes to an end (and Monday begins) on Sunday evening, and that Fr. Teilhard de Chardin did indeed die on Monday, according to the original ordering of time instituted by God Himself in the Hexameron.

    “A Day Is Made Up of Twenty-Four Hours”
    To argue otherwise would be to hold that a Sunday with a second vespers would consist of more than 24 hours—and there is no precedent for that opinion in any Father or Doctor of the Church. The consensus summed up by St. Thomas in the Summa is that Moses uses the phrase “one day” at the end of his account of Day One of the Hexameron because he is defining that a day is made up of 24 hours, 12 hours of darkness and 12 hours of light. He writes:
    The words “one day” are used when day is first instituted, to denote that one day is made up of twenty-four hours. Hence, by mentioning “one,” the measure of a natural day is fixed. (STIa q. 74 a).
    St. Thomas Aquinas
    I don’t think that anyone would seriously argue that Easter Sunday was made up of more than 24 hours; and, that being the case, Fr. Teilhard de Chardin definitely died on the beginning of Monday when the following Vesper Hymn would normally be chanted, summing up the work of the first day of creation week, and begging God for protection from errors of a remarkably Teilhardian character:
    Blest Creator of the light
    Who mak'st the day with radiance bright.
    And o'er the forming world didst call
    The light from chaos first of all;
    Whose wisdom joined in meet array
    The morn and eve, and named them Day:
    Night comes with all its darkling fears;
    Regard Thy people's prayers and tears.
    Lest, sunk in sin, and whelmed with strife,
    they lose the gift of endless life.
    While thinking but the thoughts of time,
    They weave new chains of woe and crime.
    But grant them grace that they may strain
    The Heavenly gate and prize to gain:
    Each harmful lure aside to cast
    And purge away each error past.
    The words in bold might almost serve as an epitaph for Teilhard de Chardin since he abandoned God’s Revelation of how He supernaturally created the world in six days in favor of his own “thoughts of time” which resembled the “past errors” of Epicurus, Lucretius, and a host of pagan evolutionists. Indeed, the Teilhardian fantasy of evolution over long ages of time has been used to “weave new chains of woe and crime,” most especially through the propagation of the evolutionary pseudoscience of embryonic recapitulation which denigrated the sacred humanity of the unborn child from the moment of conception and paved the way for the legalization of abortion in the years immediately following Fr. Teilhard de Chardin’s departure from this world.
    Moses receives the Ten Commandments from God
    In conclusion, it would seem that when God wrote with “the finger of God” the Ten Commandments on Tablets of Stone for Moses and established the liturgical rhythm of the People of God with the Sacred Sabbath on the seventh day of the week, God explicitly declared that He Himself had established this liturgical rhythm at the beginning of time. After commanding the people to work for six days and rest on the seventh, He wrote: “For in six days, God created the heavens, the earth and the seas and all they contain and rested on the seventh day.” The Hebrew word translated “for,” transliterated as “ki,” means “because,” as in Genesis 2:3 where Moses writes that Eve was “called woman because (“ki”) she was taken from the man.” In other words, God Himself wrote on the stone tablets that Moses and the Chosen People were to follow a liturgical rhythm that revolved around observing the Sabbath from sundown to sundown because God Himself had established that liturgical rhythm by the way in which He created the world in six days and “rested” on the seventh day.

    This was certainly the mind of the early Church Fathers, for we find St. Justin Martyr, in the second century, acknowledging that God made Sunday “the first day” of Creation Week in anticipation of the “new creation” in Christ on Easter Sunday:
    The day of the sun is the day on which we all gather in a common meeting, because it is the first day, the day on which God, changing darkness and matter, created the world; and it is the day on which Jesus Christ our savior rose from the dead.

    St. Gregory of the Theologian writes in a similar vein:
    Just as the creation begins with Sunday (and this is evident from the fact that the seventh day after it is Saturday, because it is the day of repose from works) so also the second creation begins again with the same day [i.e. the day of the Resurrection].
    Thus, the early Church Fathers echoed the ancient Liturgy of Antioch in which the faithful prayed:
    When we ponder, O Christ, the marvels accomplished on this day, the Sunday of your holy Resurrection, we say: “Blessed is Sunday, for on it began creation” (emphasis added) (Fanquith, The Syriac Office of Antioch, Vol. VI, first part of Summer, 193 B. (CCC, 1167).
    Day One: of the Hexameron: Creation of the Light and of the Angels

    Help of Christians, guard our land from assault or inward stain,
    Let it be what God has planned, His new Eden where You reign.

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    Re: A Dino-Themed Educational Project Idea
    « Reply #17 on: May 29, 2022, 04:27:33 PM »
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  • I think most children didn’t get into dinosaurs until 1980’s or later. Most younger boys were into toy soldiers, cowboys and Indians and matchbox cars. 
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