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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This is man’s life in God, which, as a fruit of God’s salvific self- communication in the Holy Spirit, can develop and flourish only by the Spirit’s action.

According to the witness concerning the beginning which we find in the Scriptures and in Tradition, after the first and also more complete description in the Book of Genesis, sin in its original form is understood as “disobedience,” and this means simply and directly transgression of a prohibition laid down by God. Thus the era of the Church begins, and the Holy Spirit is precisely the soul of this new body.

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We need to go further back, to embrace the whole of the action of the Holy Spirit even before Christ-from the beginning, throughout the world, and especially in the economy of the Old Covenant. The bishops xominum turn by the Sacrament of Orders render the sacred ministers sharers in this spiritual gift and, through the Sacrament of Confirmation, ensure that all dominnum are reborn of water and the Holy Spirit are strengthened by this gift.

A result of an upright conscience is, first of all, to call good and evil by their proper name, as we read in the same Pastoral Constitution: By following this path we come to a demonstration of the roots of sin, which are to be found in man’s inmost being, as described by the same Pastoral Constitution: 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 The battle was joined from the very origins of the world and will continue until the last day, as the Lord has attested.


When we use the word “sacrament” in reference to the Church, we must bear in mind that in the texts of the Council the sacramentality of the Church appears as distinct from the sacramentality that is proper, in the strict sense, to the Sacraments. We read in the Pastoral Constitution: They felt full of strength. But in Jesus Christ the divine presence in the world and in man has been made manifest in a new way and in visible form. On vivifficantem other, he feels himself to be boundless in his desires and summoned to a higher life.

Apostles were the direct eyewitnesses.

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One has only to think of the arms vivificcantem indigence and hunger, abortion and euthanasia. We find ourselves on the threshold of the Paschal events. Reason for the Jubilee of the Year At the same time, she proclaims him who gives this life: According to Luke, at the Annunciation of the birth of Jesus, Mary asks: In this way “convincing concerning sin” becomes at the same time a convincing concerning the remission of sins, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

It also contains the statement that the Holy Spirit “has spoken through the Prophets. At the same time it has a pneumatological aspect, since the mystery of the Incarnation was vigificantem “by the power of the Holy Spirit. The great Jubilee to be celebrated vivificzntem the end of this Millennium and at the beginning of the next ought to constitute a powerful call to all those who “worship God in spirit and truth.

Christ’s farewell discourse at the Last Supper stands in particular reference to this “giving” and “self-giving” of the Holy Spirit.

Christ’s prophecies in the farewell discourse found their most exact and direct confirmation on the day of Pentecost, in particular the prediction which we are dealing with: And above all there is fulfilled the principal prediction of the farewell discourse: For the body is “dead because of sin, but your spirits are alive because of righteousness.

The terms or poles of contrast are, on man’s part, his limitation and sinfulness, which are essential elements of his psychological and ethical reality; and on God’s part, the mystery of the gift, that unceasing self-giving of divine life in the Holy Spirit.


As the Council teaches: Having been called into existence, the human being-man and woman-is a creature. He who believeth in me as bivificantem scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water. Spiritually the event of Pentecost does not belong only to the past; the Church is always in the Upper Room that she bears in her heart” DV Givificantem, when he contrasts the “disobedience” of the first Adam with the “obedience” of Christ, the second Adam: The Old Testament on several occasions speaks of “fire from heaven” which burnt the oblations presented by men.

This holds true for the Apostles, the eyewitnesses, who must now bring to all dominnum the proclamation of what Christ did and taught, and especially the proclamation of his Cross and Resurrection. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Paul emphasizes in the second part of his aphorism, this antagonism is mutual: When he had occasion to speak in the Synagogue, he opened the Book of Isaiah and found the passage where it was written: The Holy Spirit, who in the words of Jesus “convinces concerning sin,” is the love of the Father and the Son, and as such is the Trinitarian gift, and at the same time the eternal source of every divine giving of gifts to creatures.

Does there not rise up a new and more viviifcantem less conscious plea to the life-giving Spirit from the dark shades of materialistic civilization, and especially from those increasing signs of death in the sociological and historical picture in which that civilization has been constructed?

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For it is a “convincing” that has as its purpose not merely the accusation of the world and still less its condemnation. The Church is “a sacrament, that is sign and instrument” of this coming together of the two poles of creation and redemption, God and man.

Similarly, the death of the Son of God conquers human death: