MASS SCHEDULE – WEEK XXI.13 TRINITY (October 20, 2013)
22, Boethius, Philosopher & Teacher
+ “Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (Boh-EE-tee-us) was born in about 475 and died in about 524. If Boethius had been only a statesman and an educator, his name would still be remembered by historians with respect, but only by historians. What makes him immortal is the work written in the last years of his life. C.S. Lewis writes (The Discarded Image, p 75):’De Consolatione Philosophiae was for centuries the most influential book ever written in Latin. It was translated into Old High German, Italian, Spanish, and Greek; into French by Jean de Meung; into English by Alfred, Chaucer, Elizabeth I, and others. Untill about two hundred years ago it would, I think, have been hard to find an educated man in any European country who did not love it.’
Philosophy has told Boethius that God is all-knowing, that He transcends time, and sees all things and all events, past, present, and future, in one timeless act of awareness. Boethius objects that if God knows today what Jones will do tomorrow, then Jones has no choice in the matter. Providence replies that the nature of knowledge depends not on the thing known but on the knowing faculty. When Jesus knows that Peter will deny Him, He does not observe Peter’s present condition and apply causal principles to extrapolate to Peter’s future act. He sees Peter’s act directly. The situation is not changed if Jesus makes this prediction the evening before, and so John knows in the evening that Peter will deny in the morning. If the prediction were an extrapolation from Peter’s present condition, then someone might argue that the present condition is the cause of Peter’s denial, and that therefore he has no choice. But to argue thus from a prediction based on a direct vision of Peter’s act presupposes that John’s knowledge that Peter will deny is somehow the cause of Peter’s denial, which is most unlikely, or that Peter’s knowledge that Peter will deny is the cause of Peter’s denial, which is not exactly obvious.”
+ WEDNESDAY SCHOOL AND AGAPE THIS WEEK! Our next class is this Wednesday, October 23 at 5:45 p.m. Classes begin at 6:30 and run till 7:15 p.m. Fr. Larry is teaching the Book of Hebrews. We will have classes for all age groups and our schedule will be published next Sunday. Please call Jackie Jamison if you are interested in volunteering with the children’s classes since classroom assistants are needed! The menu is: Lasagna (both regular and gluten free) Salad Garlic bread Cookies (regular and gluten free)! The full fall schedule is found under Ministries on our website.
+ All Saints’ Men’s Group will meet Tuesday October 22, 7:00 a.m. in the undercroft.
+ Monday Morning Bible Study meets at 10 a.m. in the undercroft and classes will run through Monday, November 18. The first few weeks will be a general overview of the Bible using the survey “How The Bible Fits Together.” This is a no-homework study and all biblical probing will be done together in class. The book costs $12.98 when ordered online from www.precepts.org. For further information about the Fall term please contact Priscilla King, 540-456-6458 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
+ Daily Mass is celebrated at 12:15 p.m. You and your family members are all remembered by name at the Altar of God every week. Please take an All Saints parish prayer list home with you & remember your fellow parishioners in your prayers!
+ All Saints parishioner may obtain a Mass card from the Church office. A Mass card is a greeting card given to someone to inform him or her that a deceased loved one or friend was remembered and prayed for at a weekly Mass. It is a specifically Christian way to express one’s love. Call Julie McDermott at the Church office (434-979-2842) and she will help you fill out the form. The celebrant will sign the card and we will mail it from the Church to the family of the loved one.