Category Archives: Revelation Chapter 4

Explanatio: Rev. 4:11

So casting down their crowns, they were crying out, saying, “You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power, because You have created all things, and for your Name they were, and were created.” [Rev. … Continue reading

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Explanatio: Rev. 4:9 – 4:10

‘“The elderborn fell down all together and adored” the Lord. [Rev. 4:10, Vetus Latina] “And when those living creatures were giving glory and honor….” [Rev. 4:9] ‘That is, the Gospel action — of course, of the Lord — and doctrine. … Continue reading

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Explanatio: Rev. 4:5 (second part)

“And from the Seat proceeded lightnings, and voices, and thunders; and there were seven small torches [faculae] burning with fire.” [Rev. 4:5, Vetus Latina] (1) ‘It signifies the proclamations and promises from God, and [His] warnings. For the “lightnings” signify … Continue reading

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Explanatio: Rev. 4:8 (third part)

‘“Six wings”‘ (1) ‘are the testimonies of the Books of the Old Testament. And therefore,’ (1) (2) ‘they make’ (1) ‘twenty-four, as many in number as the elders on the judgment seats.’ (1) (2) [Six wings multiplied by four living … Continue reading

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Explanatio: Rev. 4:8 (second part)

“And inside, they are full of eyes.” [Rev. 4:8] He said, ‘“within”, that the light of the Gospel may be hidden’ (1) from evil ones: because [the Gospel] is not observed except by the holy eyes of the faithful; and … Continue reading

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Explanatio: St. Gregory the Great on the Four Living Creatures (fifth part)

[This section on “a great commotion” does circle around to the Four Living Creatures. No, really. I swear.] —————————- ‘Therefore, what is the “voice of a great commotion” that the prophet “heard behind” him, [Ezek. 3:12], except that, after the … Continue reading

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Explanatio: St. Gregory the Great on the Four Living Creatures (fourth part)

‘It continues, “And each one of them in presence walked facing forward.” [Ez. 1:12] ‘It has been said further up, “And each one of them moved facing front,” [Ez. 1:9] but now it is said, “And each one of them … Continue reading

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