Friday, April 15, 2016

Orthodox Pomp and Circumstance

The vain traditions are obvious, can you imagine the apostles in the book of Acts doing any of this stuff? I sure can't. Catholicism in America actually dumbed down some of the advanced rituals and pomp and circumstance to please the Protestants during Vatican II. I went to some Latin Masses as a child, and definitely back then Catholicism was closer to Orthodoxy in the endless rituals. One gets the feeling these are gung-ho Orthodox posting these videos to show that their rituals, and dress are "fancier" then the Catholics. Don't miss the 9:00 minute mark on the second one to see the rituals of their Eucharist and the biggest golden chalice you'll ever see in your life. Warning the idolatry shown is unsettling as they worship the "bread and wine". How much silver and gold are in these places when Peter himself said, "Silver and gold I have none." The audiences look miserable being forced to stand for the rituals.

This is the reality of the churches Franklin Graham has aligned with for the promotion of the one world religion. Most evangelicals have no idea even what the Orthodox church is about or even what their rituals look like. The Orthodox church definitely has a more overt connection with Eastern Mysticism and Gnosticism.

 Jesus Himself, warned of the wide borders of the dress you see right in this video. All those endless processions, and religious show-time, it's supposed to bring people in with all the mystery and pomp and circumstance but there's no truth to it all. As I was rescued from a false religious system with dead rituals, I pray more Orthodox people are too.

Matt 23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments.


Anonymous said...

Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. - Don

Anonymous said...

That was really disturbing. More so than a Hollywood slasher film. I have a question. What does the hand sign that "jesus" was doing in the painting with his fingers mean? I don't know much about orthodoxy, it seems they fly under the radar.

Anonymous said...

In any religious system apart from the true body of Christ, hierarchy plays the prominent role. God gave His sons and daughters gifts from His Holy Spirit that we may all function as the body of Christ. These gifts are not natural born gifts but are used for God's glory and His Kingdom. Being a shepherd or pastor is a gift not a position of prominence as we see today. Men have been elevated like gods so they leave no room for the rest of God's body to function as God intended. Rather disciples or devotees are handpicked as favorites to serve in their inner circle. This diagram was actually demonstrated in a meeting showing this exact concept. The inner circle devotees are the elite members who have the pastor's stamp of approval. But to make it there you have to sign up for classes, jump hoops and pay your phony tithes. Sounds too good to be true doesn't it., Religious robes does not make a son or daughter of God, neither does a man standing on a platform above everybody else.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the two finger hand sign of Jesus which is of occult nature and Jesus never used this hand sign. This explanation was found on a website. They had pictures depicting the two finger hand sign.

A trident projecting from the head of baby Jesus on a Roman Catholic Madonna and child image. This in fact originally represented Semiramis and Nimrod her husband/son. See the origin of sun worship and Babylon. Also notice the hand how it is displayed with two fingers and thumb prominent, another way of symbolizing the trident, a Satanic hand sign, symbolic of occult powers, also used by high Church officials and priests in various blessings invoking the sign of the cross by motioning their right hand with two fingers and thumb casually extended. It is also found in freemasonry of which origins can be found in the Catholic Church.

Again, two finger hand sign from same website showing picture...

The old statue of Jupiter with its occult blessing hand is now St. Peter in the Vatican. As stated earlier, the statues of the gods from the Roman Pantheon can now be found in the Vatican Museum with the exception of the great statue of Jupiter, which has been modified, re-titled, and seated on a throne in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome as St. Peter. Thousands of pilgrims kiss the foot of Jupiter while thinking it is the statue of Peter and it has been nearly worn away from the many pilgrims who kiss paying homage. Notice the sun wheel above his head? You can also note also that the pattern on the wall behind the statue utilizes the symbol of Baal.

Bible Believer said...

Good verse Don, this has tons of rudiments of the world.

How many poor could the mega-chalice feed?

It looks like a Hollywood film, they could be the priests in a science fiction film with their weird hats and more. I thought of the sci fi movie Dune for a few seconds. Add some levitation and some weird lasers and the religious mysteries would form a sci fi film. Remember that video I posted where they make the Pope and his men into Sci Fi Star Wars actors?

It's a Satanic hand sign, the same one that is made on the notorious picture of the devil and seen in other places such as the statue of Jupiter in the Vatican

I agree anon hierarchy is big in the cults, it's all about men lording over each other when Christians are supposed to be equal in the body of Christ. Think of the hoops all the clergy have to jump. They keep out those they do not want in their elite circles and have their ways. I know this woman who spent 130,000 in student loans to become a Lutheran pastor. [I do not believe in female pastors] who can't get a job. I was in shock that she had to compete for work in these religious denominations even after a commitment of years of education and money. Don't kid yourself that the secret societies and rest have their input there.

Thanks anon for more explantion on the hand sign. The luciferian signs in Catholic churches are all over the place. Yes the priests will do it as a "blessing". I have seen it done.