Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Francis Effect: Fire in the Abbey of the Dormition

[11] And entering into the house, they found the child with Mary his mother, and falling down they adored him; and opening their treasures, they offered him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh. [12] And having received an answer in sleep that they should not return to Herod, they went back another way into their country. [13] And after they were departed, behold an angel of the Lord appeared in sleep to Joseph, saying: Arise, and take the child and his mother, and fly into Egypt: and be there until I shall tell thee. For it will come to pass that Herod will seek the child to destroy him.

 -- Gospel According to Saint Matthew 2:11-13

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If you read the article I posted about the Jewish protests in response to Bergoglio's visit to the Cenacle, then you sadly won't be too surprised by this latest attack against Christian holy place in what is now the Jewish State of Israel.

[BTW, isn't it odd that at the same time that the "democratic"/masonic/satanic forces of the world were demanding the disbandoning of Catholic states... a Jewish State was being imposed upon Christians in the Holy Land.... and after Vatican II and its "Declaration of Religious Freedom" it was the Church herself that demanded that Catholic states such as Colombia, Spain, Italy and Argentina re-write their constitutions to provide "freedom of religion" and to abolish the rights of the Church.... a sad, sad time for our world and for Our Lord Jesus Christ and for Our Mother Mary.]

The Abbey of the Dormition is directly connected to the Cenacle and is revered as the site where Mary was assumed body and soul into Heaven.

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From CNA news:
"Holy Land: Vandal tries to set fire to Dormition Abbey"

Jerusalem, Israel, May 28, 2014 / 01:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Pope Francis concluded his trip to the Holy Land on May 26, an unknown man attempted to set fire to the Abbey of the Dormition, the place where according to tradition the Virgin Mary fell asleep before being assumed into Heaven.

Witnesses told the EFE news agency that an unknown man set fire to a book and placed it on top of a small pile of wooden crosses in between the pews. The fire was immediately extinguished.

“We called the police right away and fortunately the security team for the papal visit was still in place. Firefighters arrived and were able to control the flames,” one of the Benedictine monks at the abbey told EFE.

Israeli police are investigating the incident.

Another witness told EFE that after the Pope's Mass, a group of young ultra-Orthodox Jews accompanied by their rabbi, began verbally confronting the Franciscan friars and accusing them of perverting the Jewish holiness of the building where the Upper Room is located, believed to be the site of the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus' apostles

Since the 12th century, Jews have held that the tomb of King David is located beneath the building. For this reason, Israeli officials do not allow Mass to be celebrated there except on Holy Thursday and Pentecost. Special permission was granted for Pope Francis' visit.

Located on Mount Zion, the Upper Room was under the care of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land for 200 years, but Suleiman the Magnificent expropriated it in the 16th century, and it came under the control of the Israelis after the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.

The building has been the target of repeated vandalism and protests in recent years by extremist Jews who demand the expulsion of Christians.

1 comment:

  1. Somehow, these types of stories never make it into the American press, eh?