Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Benedict celebrates Holy Mass in Josafat Valley: "Pax super Israël"

124:1 Qui confídunt in Dómino, sicut mons Sion: * non commovébitur in ætérnum, qui hábitat in Jerúsalem.
124:2 Montes in circúitu ejus: * et Dóminus in circúitu pópuli sui, ex hoc nunc et usque in sæculum.
124:3 Quia non relínquet Dóminus virgam peccatórum super sortem justórum: * ut non exténdant justi ad iniquitátem manus suas.
124:4 Bénefac, Dómine, bonis, * et rectis corde.
124:5 Declinántes autem in obligatiónes addúcet Dóminus cum operántibus iniquitátem: * pax super Israël.
-- Psalmus 124, Ad Vesperam, Ss. Nerei, Achillei et Domitillae Virgini atque Pancratii Martyrum, Breviarium Romanum

Photo: Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a holy mass at the Kidron (Josafat) Valley on May 12, 2009 in Jerusalem, Israel. The pope earlier visited the Dome of the Rock, a Muslim shrine just above the Western Wall. The pontiff stays in Israel for the second leg on the fifth day of his eight-day Holy Land pilgrimage. Around 2200 believers take part at this mass. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)