Posted by: Fr Chris | December 27, 2011

EWTN Specials this week

There are neat shows coming up this week:

Into Great Silence

Wed. Dec. 28 at 1 PM ET & Sat. Dec. 31 at 8 PM ET

 Step into the riveting silence of Philip Groning’s stunning documentary on the spirituality of Carthusian monks. Filmed without narration and very little dialogue at the Monastery of the Grand Chartreuse in France, Mr. Groning captures the brimming vitality of monastic life and the overpowering sound of God.  I saw this at a movie theater here in Albuquerque. It was packed, but there was not one sound until the film ended. One person said:” It is going to be painful to go back outside.” What a powerful film this is! 

The King In Our Midst

Thu. Dec. 29 at 3 AM & 6:30 PM ET

 Eucharistic Adoration is becoming more common in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia, and other dioceses throughout the United States. Join Charles Molineaux as he explores the power of our Eucharistic King.
     This is not a practice in the Eastern Churches. In the Eastern Churches, the Sacrament is venerated with many incensings, but It is always covered with veils.  The tabernacle is behind the iconostas screen or behind closed curtains. It emphasizes the great mystery which is Christ living among us under the form of the consecrated Bread. 
     But I have always found it profoundly moving that Jesus Himself allows Himself to be exposed, with only a thin piece of glass covering the Host in which He resides, completely vulnerable and so asking us to be vulnerable. Some of the finest men I know are regular adorers of the Blessed Sacrament. I have seen changes in the parishes here which offer it. 

Vatican Radio: The Radio Of The Pope

Fri. Dec. 30 at 1 PM ET & Sat. Dec. 31 at 5 AM ET

Explore the history, development and service of Vatican Radio, sending the gospel across its waves to audiences worldwide, and praised by Pope Benedict XVI for building a “peace-making force” by joining cultures across the world, in the name of the Faith.

 The Chimes

Fri. Dec. 30 at 4 PM ET

Written by Charles Dickens and narrated by Derek Jacobi, this is the story of a poor and discouraged 19th century porter. Chiming church bells magically transport him to the future where his hope is renewed.

 The Eternal City: Pt. 1

Fri. Dec. 30 at 10 PM ET & Sat. Dec. 31 at 2 PM ET

This two-part documentary explores the history and the influence of the Papacy, in Rome and the rest of the Christian world. Brush up on your history in this documentary about Rome, Byzantium, the Papacy and the suffering Church.

Star of Bethlehem

Thu. Dec. 29 at 2 PM ET

Rick Larson walks you through Biblical and historical clues revealing the incredible significance of the Star of Bethlehem.

New Year’s Eve: Vespers Of Thanksgiving with Pope Benedict XVI

Sat. Dec. 31 at 12 PM ET & 5 PM ET

The Holy Father will preside at the Vespers of Thanksgiving in Saint Peter’s Basilica, and then make a visit to the Christmas Crib in the Square. Remember: the beautiful tree in the Square this year comes from the homeland of the Byzantine-Ruthenian Catholic Church, Transcarpathian Oblast in Ukraine. 🙂

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