Day #18: Lumen Gentium 6

Following the reflection on the Kingdom of God, today’s reading from article 6 of the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church lists off many of the images from Scripture that serve as metaphors for the Church: the Church as a sheepfold, as a piece of land, as a Temple, and as a Mother.

In light of this, there are many citations from Scripture today:

26 Jn. 10:1-10.

27 Cf. Is. 40:11; Ex. 34:11ff.

28 Cf Jn. 10:11; 1 Pt. 5:4.

29 Cf. Jn. 10:11-15.

30 l Cor. 3:9.

31 Rom. 11:13-26.

32 Mt. 21:33-43; cf. Is. 5:1 ff.

33 Jn. 15:1-5.

34 1 Cor. 3:9.

35 Mt 21:42; cf. Acts 4:11; 1 Pt. 2:7; Ps. 117[118]:22.

36 Cf. 1 Cor. 3:11.

37 1 Tim. 3:15.

38 Eph. 2:19-22.

39 Rev. 21:3.

40 1 Pt. 2:5.

41 Rev. 21:16.

42 Gal. 4:26; cf. Rev. 12:17.

43 Rev. 19:7; 21:2 and 9; 22:17

44 Eph. 5:26.

45 Eph. 5:29.

46 Cf. Eph. 5:24.

47 Cf. Eph. 3:19.

48 Cf. 2 Cor. 5:6.

49 Cf. Col. 3:1-4.

And one footnote:

(5) Cfr. Origenes, In Matth. 16, 21: PG 13, 1443 C, Tertullianus Adv. Marc. 3, 7: PL 2, 357 C, CSEL 47, 3 p. 386. Pro documentis liturgicis, cfr. Sacramentarium Gregorianum: PL 78, 160 B.Vel C. Mohlberg, Liber Sactamentorum romanae ecclesiae, Romao 195O, p. 111, XC:.Deus, qui ex omni coaptacione sanctorum aeternum tibi condis habitaculum….. Hymnus Urbs Ierusalem beata in Breviario monastico, et Coclest urbs Ierusalem in Breviario Romano.

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