Saturday, April 30, 2016

Holocaust (4)

St Thomas Aquinas, Summa:


Article 4. Whether Christ ought to have suffered on the cross?

Objection 1. It would seem that Christ ought not to have suffered on the cross. For the truth ought to conform to the figure. But in all the sacrifices of the Old Testament which prefigured Christ the beasts were slain with a sword and afterwards consumed by fire. Therefore it seems that Christ ought not to have suffered on a cross, but rather by the sword or by fire.

Objection 2. Further, Damascene says (De Fide Orth. iii) that Christ ought not to assume "dishonoring afflictions." But death on a cross was most dishonoring and ignominious; hence it is written (Wisdom 2:20): "Let us condemn Him to a most shameful death." Therefore it seems that Christ ought not to have undergone the death of the cross.

Objection 3. Further, it was said of Christ (Matthew 21:9): "Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord." But death upon the cross was a death of malediction, as we read Deuteronomy 21:23: "He is accursed of Godthat hangeth on a tree." Therefore it does not seem fitting for Christ to be crucified.

On the contrary, It is written (Philippians 2:8): "He became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."

I answer that, It was most fitting that Christ should suffer the death of the cross.
First of all, as an example of virtue. For Augustine thus writes (QQ. lxxxiii, qu. 25): "God's Wisdom became manto give us an example in righteousness of living. But it is part of righteous living not to stand in fear of things which ought not to be feared. Now there are some men who, although they do not fear death in itself, are yet troubled over the manner of their death. In order, then, that no kind of death should trouble an upright man, the cross of this Man had to be set before him, because, among all kinds of death, none was more execrable, more fear-inspiring, than this."

Secondly, because this kind of death was especially suitable in order to atone for the sin of our first parent, which was the plucking of the apple from the forbidden tree against God's command. And so, to atone for that sin, it was fitting that Christ should suffer by being fastened to a tree, as if restoring what Adam had purloined; according to Psalm 68:5: "Then did I pay that which I took not away." Hence Augustine says in a sermon on the Passion [Cf. Serm. ci De Tempore]: "Adam despised the command, plucking the apple from the tree: but all that Adam lost, Christ found upon the cross."

The third reason is because, as Chrysostom says in a sermon on the Passion (De Cruce et Latrone i, ii): "He suffered upon a high rood and not under a roof, in order that the nature of the air might be purified: and the earth felt a like benefit, for it was cleansed by the flowing of the blood from His side." And on John 3:14: "The Son of man must be lifted up," Theophylact says: "When you hear that He was lifted up, understand His hanging on high, that He might sanctify the air who had sanctified the earth by walking upon it."

The fourth reason is, because, by dying on it, He prepares for us an ascent into heaven, as Chrysostom[Athanasius, vide A, III, ad 2] says. Hence it is that He says (John 12:32): "If I be lifted up from the earth, I willdraw all things to Myself."

The fifth reasonn is because it is befitting the universal salvation of the entire world. Hence Gregory of Nyssaobserves (In Christ. Resurr., Orat. i) that "the shape of the cross extending out into four extremes from their central point of contact denotes the power and the providence diffused everywhere of Him who hung upon it." Chrysostom [Athanasius, vide A. III, ad 2] also says that upon the cross "He dies with outstretched hands in order to draw with one hand the people of old, and with the other those who spring from the Gentiles."

The sixth reason is because of the various virtues denoted by this class of death. Hence Augustine in his book on the grace of the Old and New Testament (Ep. cxl) says: "Not without purpose did He choose this class of death, that He might be a teacher of that breadth, and height, and length, and depth," of which the Apostle speaks (Ephesians 3:18): "For breadth is in the beam, which is fixed transversely above; this appertains to good works, since the hands are stretched out upon it. Length is the tree's extent from the beam to the ground; and there it is planted--that is, it stands and abides--which is the note of longanimity. Height is in that portion of the tree which remains over from the transverse beam upwards to the top, and this is at the head of the Crucified, because He is the supreme desire of souls of good hope. But that part of the tree which is hidden from view to hold it fixed, and from which the entire rood springs, denotes the depth of gratuitous grace." And, as Augustine says (Tract. cxix in Joan.): "The tree upon which were fixed the members of Him dying was even the chair of the Master teaching."

The seventh reason is because this kind of death responds to very many figures. For, as Augustine says in a sermon on the Passion (Serm. ci De Tempore), an ark of wood preserved the human race from the waters of the Deluge; at the exodus of God's people from EgyptMoses with a rod divided the sea, overthrew Pharaoh and saved the people of God. the same Moses dipped his rod into the water, changing it from bitter to sweet; at the touch of a wooden rod a salutary spring gushed forth from a spiritual rock; likewise, in order to overcome AmalecMoses stretched forth his arms with rod in hand; lastly, God's law is entrusted to the wooden Ark of the Covenant; all of which are like steps by which we mount to the wood of the cross.

Reply to Objection 1. The altar of holocausts, upon which the sacrifices of animals were immolated, was constructed of timbers, as is set forth Exodus 27:, and in this respect the truth answers to the figure; but "it is not necessary for it to be likened in every respect, otherwise it would not be a likeness," but the reality, as Damascene says (De Fide Orth. iii). But in particular, as Chrysostom [Athanasius, vide A, III, ad 2] says: "His head is not cut off, as was done to John; nor was He sawn in twain, like Isaias, in order that His entire and indivisible body might obey death, and that there might be no excuse for them who want to divide the Church." While, instead of material fire, there was the spiritual fire of charity in Christ's holocaust.

Reply to Objection 2. Christ refused to undergo dishonorable sufferings which are allied with defects of knowledge, or of grace, or even of virtue, but not those injuries inflicted from without--nay, more, as is written Hebrews 12:2: "He endured the cross, despising the shame."


Reply to Objection 3. As Augustine says (Contra Faust. xiv), sin is accursed, and, consequently, so is death, and mortality, which comes of sin. "But Christ's flesh was mortal, 'having the resemblance of the flesh of sin'"; and hence Moses calls it "accursed," just as the Apostle calls it "sin," saying (2 Corinthians 5:21): "Him that knewno sin, for us He hath made sin"--namely, because of the penalty of sin. "Nor is there greater ignominy on that account, because he said: 'He is accursed of God.'" For, "unless God had hated sin, He would never have sent His Son to take upon Himself our death, and to destroy it. Acknowledge, then, that it was for us He took the curseupon Himself, whom you confess to have died for us." Hence it is written (Galatians 3:13): "Christ hath redeemedus from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us."


It is to be wished that The One True Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church would resurrect the use of Holocaust to describe the Pluperfect Sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary where His fiery charity substituted for the fire of the OT holocausts, all of which were precursors of The Holocaust while, simultaneously, refusing to speak of any other Holocaust other than The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

Ask any Catholic you know - What is the Holocaust? - and we all know what the answer will be, suggesting that the suffering of the Jews during world war two was not only a holocaust but the worst crime ever (it is according to some Catholic prelates), not Deicide, but the plain and simple truth is that the Holocaust On Calvary is the sole one deserving of the name (and also the Mass).

Or, maybe, the use of the word Holocaust by the Messias-Deniers to describe the Nazi evil war crimes inflicted upon them is meant to suggest that the putative christian nazis (they weren't christian) were sacrificing Jews to their father, Satan, whereas the true Holocaust was a sacrifice to the Father, God.

In any event, whatever the reasonings of the Messias-Deniers, we have erred substantially and wickedly by allowing them to steal this word from us so as to be used polemically, as a weapon, in an anthropocentric politics that is decidedly opposed to the two reasons Jesus established His One True Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church - Salvation and Sanctification - for since 70 A.D. Rabbinical Judaism has hated Jesus and His One True Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church and the Christophobic Messias-Deniers have dutifully sought to undermine and destroy it.

Resurrecting The Holocaust would be in no way a commentary that the war crimes committed against Jews by the Nazis were being ignored or trivialised whereas the opposite is true for not describing as The Holocaust the Salvific Sacrifice of Jesus on Calvary (and The Mass) tends to trivialise that singular salvific act by Our Lord and Saviour.

Now, we surely cannot convince those who are Messias-Deniers that is a good idea for us to use The Holocaust solely to refer to the Salvific Act of Our Lord and Saviour on Calvary and The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, but since when is trying to please those who reject the Messias a basis for not speaking the truth about Jesus and His Pluperfect Sacrifice?

Unlike the word, gay, Holocaust must be resurrected for it has always had one definition of multimillenial existence.

It would take a Pope less time to resurrect it than it would take to plan and execute a world youth day - and it could be done with an Encyclical explicating the ecclesiastical traditions extending back into Old Testament times; but first, a Pope would have to love Catholic Tradition and seek to restore it in all of its glory.

The alternative is to continue to surrender to the world, our ancient and permanent enemy. and to the Messias-Deniers.

Dear Reader, you already know what the political praxis with the Messias-Deniers is and it is not about to change - even were Bishop Athanasius Schneider to be elected Pope.

So, the work must begin with me and thee and one can easily see that ABS is committed (or ought to be, according to the liberals) and he will never see or hear of The Holocaust being described as other than what it has been until recently without objection and correction.


And yes, this IS a great hill to chose to die on.

Friday, April 29, 2016

The holocaust (3)


~ Latin Mass ~

The Holy Mass.com
Canon
Canon
Canon

Preface and the Beginning of the Canon

The most solemn part of the Mass is now near. The Preface leads to the Canon which may be translated as meaning “the rule.” It is used for this part of the Mass to show that the prayers said during it are never changed. All is still now. The Angels have come down from Heaven and are waiting to adore their God when He comes to earth at the words of the priest.
The priest prays in a low voice. We must now pray in our hearts with him. After the Preface is completed and just before the Canon, the Mass server rings the cymbal or the bell three times. You will observe that the priest begins the Canon by bowing low. He kisses the altar, to show that he is united to Christ, Who is about to offer Himself.
The priest then prays for all the living members of the Church Militant and then he seeks the help and intercession of those members of the Church who now reign triumphant in Heaven. In following your Missal, you will observe that the priest commemorates many of the saints in name.



The Priest Places His Hands Over the Chalice and Host
The Priest Places His Hands Over the Chalice and Host

The Priest Places His Hands Over the Chalice and Host

The celebrant begins the prayer,
“Therefore, we beseech Thee, O Lord, graciously to receive this oblation which we, Thy servants, and Thy whole family offer: …”.
You will recall from your study of the Old Testament that it was the custom of the priest to place his hands over the articles or subjects of sacrifice. By doing this he symbolizes the transference of sins to the holocaust so that the sacrifice would be a victim offered in penance for sin. In doing this he also indicates that Christ Who was sacrificed on Calvery gave His life for our sins.

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Infinite is the one great mystery of Christian faith. The more men ponder over its parts the more bewildering it appears, for the mystery of the Triune God is continually upholding its hidden power. How grandly impressive is Catholic worship! What an awful holocaust is its sacrifice! Far surpassing the power of human concept is the adorable Sacrifice of the Mass, the supreme worship of the Church. Fearful and thrilling is this, the greatest of all sacrifices; God, the victim slain; God, the High-priest daily offering Himself to the Almighty Father in mystic sacrifice, through the hands of His minister, for the soul redeemed through the precious blood-shedding of Calvary; – offering Himself both for the adorer and the scoffer of His sacred humanity, it is not strange that men stand in trembling awe and have fallen prostrate in every age before the God who assumed man’s nature to die the awful death of the cross when veiled in the uplifted Host He is hourly offered in solemn sacrifice from Catholic altars.

– Rev. W.W. Pounch, The Sacrifice of the Mass; 1896

Page 11 here:

http://tinyurl.com/gt3jpo9

So, what is The Holocaust being referenced?  Is it the faux holocaust, is it the corpses of six million dead Jews being offered by our Priests?

Come on... You can see how silly this is, right?




So, stopping doing it right now. The next time you hear somebody reference the faux holocaust,politely correct them and tell the person what the Holocaust is.

You would not let an anti-American tell you that the symbol of America was a Butterfly nor would you, if asked, tell anyone the symbol of America is a Butterfly so why, when you are asked - What is the Holocaust ? - do you respond with something having to do with war crimes?

Drive the colonisers from your mind for you do not worship the corpses of six millions of dead Jews slaughtered by the Nazis, do yo?





Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Holocaust (2)




ON THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS
“From the rising of the sun even to the going down, my name is great among the Gentiles, and in every place there is Sacrifice, and there 
is offered to my name a clean oblation: for my name is great among the Gentiles, saith the Lord of hosts."- Malac. i.11.

            The Sacrifice of the Mass is essentially the same as the Sacrifice of the Cross. It is the most pleasing offering we could make to God during an entire eternity. It is, of all things here below, that which procures most joy to the Church Triumphant—most help to the Church Suffering—most profit to the Church Militant.

            The Sacrifice of the Mass is a holocaust most perfect, since we render to God an infinite honor in offering to him our Divine Lord... 


Page 152 and following at the link below. Be sure to read moe than just a few pages for it will contain a true surprise, an explanation as to how and why the Holocaust of the Mass is a burnt offering....

http://tinyurl.com/juucd2j

THE JOY OF LOVE

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013

THE NECESSITY OF THE PRIEST CELEBRATING THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS TO  COMPLETE THE SACRIFICE BY CONSUMING THE HOLOCAUST


I think that it is the double communion rite of the 
Extraordinary Form of the Mass that makes it 
abundantly clear that the Sacrifice of the Mass isn't completed until the priest himself consumes the holocaust. 

So, is The Good Father about to consume the corpses of Jews, the victims of the  war crimes the Nazis committed against the Messias-Deniers, or is the Holocaust he is about to consume Jesus Christ and His Pluperfect Salvific Sacrifice on Calvary now Sacramentally confected at the altar?




Cochem; " sacrifice of the mass"


In addition to the all-prevailing cry which the 
blood of Christ sends up to Heaven, there is 
something else peculiar to it, whereby the anger of
God is appeased, namely, the sweet odor which
ascends from that bloodwhen it is shed upon the 
altar. Referring to the Jewish burnt-sacrifices, 
God says: " The morning holocaust you shall 
always offer every day of the seven days for 
the food of the fire, and for a most sweet odor
to the Lord, which shall rise from the 
holocaust, and from the libations of each."
 (Numbers xxviii. 23, 24.) 

Now if the odor arising from the burnt flesh 
of animals and the effusion of their blood was
 agreeable to Almighty God, what will not the
 most sweet odor of Christ's precious blood effect, 
when offered upon the altar as a holocaust 
worthy of His divine majesty! When the priest 
offers the chalice, he says: "We offer unto Thee, O
 Lord, the chalice of salvation, beseeching Thy 
clemency, that in the sight of Thy divine 
majesty it may ascend with the odor of sweetness 
for our salvation, and for that of the whole world. 
Amen." The priest makes use of these words because the wine contained in the chalice will be changed into the  precious blood of Christ. St. Paul says: "Christ hath  loved us, and hath delivered Himself for us, an oblation, and a sacrifice to God for an odor of  sweetness. " (Eph. v.

2.) When this precious holocaust was offered upon the cross, with shedding of blood, at the cost of great pain, so delicious was the fragrance that ascended to heaven that it counteracted the evil odor that arose from the many and grievous sins of mankind.  

For the death of Christ, the shedding of His blood, 
was more pleasing to God than the iniquities of the world were displeasing to Him. And when this 
divine Victim is sacrificed and His blood shed
 mystically upon our altars, a sweet and agreeable
odor daily ascends thence unto the Lord. Thus, if 
with a contrite heart thou dost offer the precious
blood of Christ to God in holy Mass, not only dost 
thou dispel the stench of thy sins by the perfume of 
His blood, but thou dost more to please God than 
thou hast done to displease Him by thy misdeeds.

After the Consecration at Mass, who is upon our
altars? Is it the unknown number of the corpses of the Messias-Deniers resulting from the war crimes committed by the Nazis against The Messias-Deniers or is it Jesus Christ?

What is the precious Holocaust offered on The Cross on Calvary? Was it an anticipation of the war crimes of the Nazis committed against the Messias-Deniers  or is it the  Pluperfect Salvific Sacrifice of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ?

Kick the colonisers out of your head and liberate 
your heart, mind, and soul dear reader.

You know what The Holocaust is and you know it
does not have one thing to do with what those who 
control discourse demand you say it is.

You would not let anyone convince you that 2 + 2 = 666 so do not let anyone convince you that The
Holocaust is anything other that what it is - The 
Pluperfect Salvific Sacrifice of Jesus Christ on

Calvary; and also the Mass.