Articles tagged Pope Benedict Xvi

The Church needs good, holy shepherds to seek out the world’s lost sheep

December 23, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — “The Lord entered her and became a servant; the Word entered her, and became silent within her; thunder entered her and his voice was still; the Shepherd of all entered her; he became a Lamb in her, and came forth bleating.” Thus writes St. Ephrem the Syrian, a deacon and Doctor of the Church, in his Hymns on the Nativity. The Eastern Orthodox English composer John Tavener (1944–2013) set this text powerfully to music in his 1990 choral work Thunder Entered Her. St. Ephrem helps himself freely to the paradoxes of the great feast we […]