Vassulas main apostolate is, to call ALL churches for unity.
(Message of our Lord Jesus)
How fast we humans centre own interests and gaining power at the expense of harmonious community is shown already by the dispute of the disciples during the lifetime of Jesus, who in the Kingdom of Heaven may be the greatest (Mk 9, 33-35: "They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, What were you arguing about on the road? But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest. Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.").
That´s why Jesus prayed especially in this intention at his heavenly Father before his suffering (Joh 17, 20-21: "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.").
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Also Paul, won for the Lord, had to make the experience, that the believers shortly after their proselytisation i.e. their turning to Christian faith tended to side with someone. (1Kor1,10-13: "I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought. My brothers, some from Chloe's household have informed me that there are quarrels among you. What I mean is this: One of you says, I follow Paul; another, I follow Apollos; another, I follow Cephas; still another, I follow Christ. Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptised into the name of Paul?").
Unfortunately, this addiction to separations has continued within the church history whereby many schisms (church separations) occurred. Die biggest and most painful schisms were: the separation in west and east church (i.e. in roman catholic and orthodox church) 1054 as well as after announcement of Martin Luthers theses 1517 the separation of the protestant churches, which themselves divided furthermore.
If we believe, that the One church founded by Christ himself represents the mystic body of Christ, then it becomes clear that every separation of church painfully disintegrates and impairs the body of the Lord. In his messages to Vassula God very often speaks of this pain of his disintegration appealing insistently for a reunification. He is very well aware that we weak humans often are proud and adamant. That´s why He demands from us only the one thing:
We shall arrange to pool the Easter dates of east and west churches.
Everything else will accomplish the Lord himself.
Here some of the most important messages regarding this subject matter, taken from the actual compilation of all messages dedicated to the Unity of Christs ("Unity, Virtue of Love", message assembly out of: Vassula Ryden, "True Life in God". Available at TLIG (Buckingham), Garden Cottage, Lillingstone House, Lillingstone Dayrell, Buckingham MK18 5AG, United Kingdom: http://www.tligbuckingham.org.uk/).
Words of God (Father, Son or Hl.Spirit) in normal type (violet colour); words of Vassulas in italic.
2. June 1987
(...) Vassula, design:
Unite those lines:
To unite you must all bend; you must be all willing to bend by softening. (...)
10. June 1987
Yes, elevate, hear Me, will you see Me in My Church? Vassula, come to Me.
Which Church, Lord, which do You mean?
All are My Churches they are all Mine, they all belong to Me and Me only, I am the Church, I am the Head of the Church.
But the way You said it, Jesus, it was like you wanted me to go to a special one. That's how I understood and heard You!
you can come to Me anytime in any Church, do not make any distinction like the others; they all belong to Me; I am One God and have One Body, a Body which they have lamed; millstones have damaged My Body (...)
12. January 1988
Lord, my God.
Vassula, let Me help you; do you remember the vision of the three rods? upright and stiff?
Yes I do, Lord. I remember.
Well then, to be able to unite all three have to bend; I never said that merely two should bend; Vassula, do you realise that I, your God, am in full plan for uniting you?
I had in mind to ask You about yesterday's message, about the way one crosses oneself.
I know daughter, that is why I want you to understand what I mean by, 'to unite, you must all bend'; I love you all and out of My boundless Mercy, I come to help you to unite;
Vassula seek Me in simplicity of heart; I am a God of love; I am meek and humble; remember My ways to be able to unite; cast away your selfish intentions; recognise My Voice, you whom I have entrusted with My Word and have entrusted you with thousands of souls; you, whom I proclaimed lords of My flock, why seek your interests and not Mine? My lambs are scattered, scattered ...
I am, flower, descending through you to gather the nations, assembling My sacerdotals and renew you by My Love.
Lord and Saviour, how will they know or recognise their faults?
The way to recognise their faults is to seek My Will; repent; think of My Mercy; believe in My Providential Works instead of treading upon Them; worship Me in sincerity; seek My interests and not yours. (...)
20. February 1988
(...) let there be peace among you.
The Lord last year gave me the correct date: as the 'Orthodox' follow It, with the Orthodox calendar.
Let there be Peace now among you; now you all know.
11. July 1988
(I was asking Jesus what would be the first steps for the Roman Catholics and Orthodox to do to start uniting.)
come, I will answer you; your brothers [Roman Catholics and Orthodox] will have to understand and believe that it is I, the Lord, who wishes to unite you; your brothers would have to believe that I am using you as My tablet to write down My desires; they will all have to be willing to come down from those high seats they have procreated for themselves.
My Church of old was pure, humble, and filled with love; My Church of today has been transformed to look like a legion of thrones; they will all have to descend from those high seats and follow the new commandment I have given them; I love My children and they have been driven away by those Cains; they have made a wilderness out of My House where thorns and briars only grow now; Vassula, the time is close at hand; My return is soon; Love will come back as Love; Love loves you. (...)
26. October 1989
(...) My Vassula, draw three iron bars with a head on the top these represent the Roman Catholics, the Orthodox and the Protestants; I want them to bend and unite but these iron bars are still very stiff and cannot bend on their own, so I shall have to come to them with My Fire and with the power of My Flame upon them they shall turn soft to bend and mould into one solid iron bar, and My Glory will fill the whole earth. (...)
12. September 1990
(...) My Coming is soon and My Promise is on its way to being fulfilled and your waiting will be shortened for the sake of My Mother's prayers, together with all My saints'; so then, My beloved, while you are waiting, reconcile and live holy so that I will find you at peace. (...)
25. March 1991
(...) Pray now with Me, My child, to the Father, repeat after Me this prayer:
blessed be Your Name!
since Your Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, came to the world, not to condemn it, but to save the world, have Mercy upon us, look at Your Son's Holy Wounds, that are wide open now and remember the price He has paid for us, to redeem all of us, remember His Sacred Wounds, and the two Hearts You Yourself united in Love and who suffered together, this One of the Immaculate Conception and Your Beloved Son, O Father, remember His Promise now and send us the Advocate, in full force, the Holy Spirit of Truth, to remind the world of the Truth and of Your Son's docility, humbleness, obedience and great Love, Father, the time has come, when the reign of division cries out for Peace and Unity, the time has come that Your Son's wounded Body cries out for Righteousness, that of which the world has not known yet; but through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus, give us, Precious Father, this Peace in our hearts, and fulfil the Scriptures by fulfilling Your Beloved Son's Prayer to You: that we may all be one, one in the Divine Holy Trinity, so that we worship and praise You all, around one single Tabernacle,
14. November 1991
(...) even though you are a remnant faithful to Me, be not discouraged, I shall bring you new wine with a blessing to moisten your lips; be not discouraged; your Saviour is on His way of Return; you are the bricks of My Sanctuary and at the same time the builders of My House; by uniting and re-assembling, there will be a structure, but if you remain divided and scattered how am I to reconstruct what is in ruin now? I need you all together to make one unity and reconstruct My House; I need all the bricks.
My Kingdom on earth is My Church and the Eucharist is the Life of My Church, this Church I Myself have given you.
I had left you with one Church, but hardly had I left, just barely had I turned My back to go to the Father, than you reduced My House to a desolation! you levelled it to the ground! and My flock is straying left and right ...
for how long am I to drink of the Cup of your division? cup of affliction and devastation; you have offered the Holy One, the One you say you love a cup so wide and so deep, filled with bitterness and sorrow that My palate is drier than parchment, My Lips covered with blisters; the flavour of this cup this generation is offering Me is as bitter as venom; I am not alone to swallow My Tears, your Holy Mother is sharing My grief since Her Immaculate Heart is united in love to My Sacred Heart but soon I shall renew you all with My Fire. (...)
25. November 1991
(...) Prove yourselves in your Maker's Eyes by bending; prove yourselves in your Maker's Eyes by unifying the date of Easter; prove yourselves to Me by breaking bread together; robe yourselves in majesty and splendour with humility and not with an outward appearance of religion and piety.
Repent! - once you lived in humility, simplicity and unbounded love with rich food covering your table; yes, the greatness of My Church exceeded everything and every living creature, because the Eucharist made the life of My Church.
If My Church today lacks brightness it is because many of My churches have abolished My Perpetual Sacrifice. [cf. Dan 11,31] (...)
21. December 1992
(...) Tell those who work for unity to look up at the skies; see how far they are from the earth? this is how far their hearts are from one another; this is how far they are apart; 3 when will they all pass a decree by unanimous vote to celebrate the feast of Easter all in one date? (...)
(15. and) 17. March 1993
(...) Write and tell My sacerdotal souls this:
Rebellion is at its work already, but in secret, and the one who is holding it back has first to be removed, before the Rebel appears openly [vgl. 2 Thess 2,7] .
(...) I tell you solemnly that you will soon be tested by fire; pray and fast so as not to be put to the test; stand firm and keep the traditions you were taught; obey My Pope no matter what comes up; remain faithful to him and I will give you the graces and the strength you will need; I urge you to keep faithful to him and keep away from anyone who rebels against him; above all, never listen to anyone who dispels him; never let your love for him grow insincere.
6. und 8. December 1993
[Our most Holy Lady is speaking:]
(...) Now write, My daughter:
in these days more than any time I have been giving messages to revive your faith and remind you of heavenly things; I have been continuously calling for Peace and spreading messages for Unity and Reconciliation between brothers; I came from heaven in deep distress and in tears to let you know how distant you were from God; I came to you all to ask you to reconcile with God and with each other and to make no more distinctions between you, "for everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord will be saved;" I have never failed anyone (...)
3. October 1994
(...) So allow My Hand to engrave these words on your heart, daughter:
when he who crushes the power of the holy people will place himself, together with these traders of My Traditions in My Throne, his presence will be erected as a God in the centre of My Sanctuary; I had warned you, I am still warning you, but many of you listen without understanding .... today you are building, but I tell you, you will be unable to complete your work .... open your eyes all of you and look at the conspiracy in My House .... conspiracy and traitors go together: someone who shares My table is rebelling against Me and all the powers of My Kingdom.
I am telling you this now so that when the time comes you will fully understand My words and will believe that all along, I, God, was the Author of these cries. (...).
|"Unity, Virtue of Love", message assembly out of: Vassula Ryden, "True Life in God". Available at TLIG (Buckingham), Garden Cottage, Lillingstone House, Lillingstone Dayrell, Buckingham MK18 5AG, United Kingdom: http://www.tligbuckingham.org.uk/. This 290 page book, 'Unity, Virtue of Love', assembles into one volume, messages which speak of Christian Unity taken from the complete True Life in God work. The book serves as a 'textbook' on how God wants Christian Unity to be achieved.|
|Vassula Rydén: "True Life in God" (1 book containing notebooks 1-109), TLIG (Buckingham), GB-Buckingham: http://www.tligbuckingham.org.uk/ .|
|Vassula regarding unity of churches 2010: http://www.gloria.tv/?media=3139|
|Video of Vassula as the voice of Jesus asking for reunification: http://www.gloria.tv/?media=2389|
|Prayer for the conversion of the world: http://www.gloria.tv/?media=43146|
|Selected prayers from the Messages: http://www.tlig.org/en/spirituality/prayers/|
|28.11. - 01.12.2006: Visite of Pope Benedict XVI
at Bartholomaios I., ecumenical patriarch of Constantinopel: |
http://papalvisit.ecupatriarchate.org/ und: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/travels/2006/index_turkey_en.htm
|Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/chrstuni/index.htm|
|Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_Declaration_on_the_Doctrine_of_Justification|
|Pope Benedict XVI, 18.01.2012 at the week of prayer for Christian unity: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/audiences/2012/documents/hf_ben-xvi_aud_20120118_en.html|
|2012-04: The Catholic churches of the Holy Land plan to observe Easter
according to the Orthodox calendar:|
|Your personal vote for a unification of Easter dates: http://www.onedate.org/|
|Easter dates (Wikipedia): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter|
Always in January:
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18th - 25th January 2013.
Theme: "What does God require of us?" (Micah 6:6-8)
Links: http://www.oikoumene.org/en/programmes/unity-mission-evangelism-and-spirituality/spirituality-and-worship/week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity.html and: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/chrstuni/weeks-prayer-doc/rc_pc_chrstuni_doc_20120611_week-prayer-2013_en.html
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