Pope Pius Ix

O POPE! Rend the veils asunder. He Who is the Lord of Lords is come

overshadowed with clouds, and the decree hath been fulfilled by God, the

Almighty, the Unrestrained... He, verily, hath again come down from Heaven

even as He came down from it the first time. Beware that thou dispute not

with Him even as the Pharisees disputed with Him (Jesus) without a clear

token or proof. On His right hand flow the living waters of grace, and on

His left the choice Wine of justice, whilst before Him march the angels of

Paradise, bearing the banners of His signs. Beware lest any name debar

thee from God, the Creator of earth and heaven. Leave thou the world

behind thee, and turn towards thy Lord, through Whom the whole earth hath

been illumined... Dwellest thou in palaces whilst He Who is the King of

Revelation liveth in the most desolate of abodes? Leave them unto such as

desire them, and set thy face with joy and delight towards the Kingdom...

Arise in the name of thy Lord, the God of Mercy, amidst the peoples of the

earth, and seize thou the Cup of Life with the hands of confidence, and

first drink thou therefrom, and proffer it then to such as turn towards it

amongst the peoples of all faiths...

Call thou to remembrance Him Who was the Spirit (Jesus), Who when He came,

the most learned of His age pronounced judgment against Him in His own

country, whilst he who was only a fisherman believed in Him. Take heed,

then, ye men of understanding heart! Thou, in truth, art one of the suns

of the heaven of His names. Guard thyself, lest darkness spread its veils

over thee, and fold thee away from His light... Consider those who opposed

the Son (Jesus), when He came unto them with sovereignty and power. How

many the Pharisees who were waiting to behold Him, and were lamenting over

their separation from Him! And yet, when the fragrance of His coming was

wafted over them, and His beauty was unveiled, they turned aside from Him

and disputed with Him... None save a very few, who were destitute of any

power amongst men, turned towards His face. And yet, today, every man

endowed with power and invested with sovereignty prideth himself on His

Name! In like manner, consider how numerous, in these days, are the monks

who, in My Name, have secluded themselves in their churches, and who, when

the appointed time was fulfilled, and We unveiled Our beauty, knew Us not,

though they call upon Me at eventide and at dawn....

The Word which the Son concealed is made manifest. It hath been sent down

in the form of the human temple in this day. Blessed be the Lord Who is

the Father! He, verily, is come unto the nations in His most great

majesty. Turn your faces towards Him, O concourse of the righteous... This

is the day whereon the Rock (Peter) crieth out and shouteth, and

celebrateth the praise of its Lord, the All-Possessing, the Most High,

saying: 'Lo! The Father is come, and that which ye were promised in the

Kingdom is fulfilled!...' My body longeth for the cross, and Mine head

waiteth the thrust of the spear, in the path of the All-Merciful, that the

world may be purged from its transgressions....

O Supreme Pontiff! Incline thine ear unto that which the Fashioner of

mouldering bones counselleth thee, as voiced by Him Who is His Most Great

Name. Sell all the embellished ornaments thou dost possess, and expend

them in the path of God, Who causeth the night to return upon the day, and

the day to return upon the night. Abandon thy kingdom unto the kings, and

emerge from thy habitation, with thy face set towards the Kingdom, and,

detached from the world, then speak forth the praises of thy Lord betwixt

earth and heaven. Thus hath bidden thee He Who is the Possessor of Names,

on the part of thy Lord, the Almighty, the All-Knowing. Exhort thou the

kings and say: 'Deal equitably with men. Beware lest ye transgress the

bounds fixed in the Book.' This indeed becometh thee. Beware lest thou

appropriate unto thyself the things of the world and the riches thereof.

Leave them unto such as desire them, and cleave unto that which hath been

enjoined upon thee by Him Who is the Lord of creation. Should any one

offer thee all the treasures of the earth, refuse to even glance upon

them. Be as thy Lord hath been. Thus hath the Tongue of Revelation spoken

that which God hath made the ornament of the book of creation... Should

the inebriation of the wine of My verses seize thee, and thou determinest

to present thyself before the throne of thy Lord, the Creator of earth and

heaven, make My love thy vesture and thy shield remembrance of Me, and thy

provision reliance upon God, the Revealer of all power... Verily, the day

of ingathering is come, and all things have been separated from each

other. He hath stored away that which He chose in the vessels of justice,

and cast into fire that which befitteth it. Thus hath it been decreed by

your Lord, the Mighty, the Loving, in this promised Day. He, verily,

ordaineth what He pleaseth. There is none other God save He, the Almighty,

the All-Compelling.

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