|« Sad News||Enough of bad Catholics, here are some good ones »|
Orthodox Christianity and anti-Semitism
Not much time for posting these days, but here are a couple of items.
Easter in the christian orthodox tradition has always a far greater weight than Christmas and it’s celebrations are always solemn in churches and joyous in the countryside.
One of the characteristic celebrations is the “Burning of Judas” which is also presented as the “Burning of the Jew” and at least in one place as the “Burning of the Nigger”. In the last days of Easter a stuffed doll in humanlike dimensions is being prepared, stuffed with inflammable material and often with fireworks. It is hanged, in some places shot upon and ultimately burned. All this is accompanied by insults, curses but also great joy from the children. In the past it was also a chance for an occasional outburst of the population as various ethnographic and literary sources tell us; the mob set fire to a house or two in the local jewish neighbourhood but usually it was reduced to stone throwing - almost never human casualties were noted but an occasional beating of a jew found nearby, wasn’t completely rare. Of course all these happened where jewish communities were present; lacking jews the “Burning of the Jew/Judas” took a more folkloristic turn with absolutely no physical violence involved and this is the form we find it today.
More on the topic of Orthodox Loving God and Hating Jews.
A group of 12 Orthodox priests have called on their Church to review its longstanding theological positions toward Jews and the State of Israel, and to excise anti-Semitic passages from its liturgy.
Sadly, only twelve just men. I hope they succeed.
Sadly, there are some Orthodox Christians who propagate disgusting anti-Semitism under the banner of Orthodoxy, which is incompatible with Christianity," said Rev. Innokenty Pavlov, professor of theology at Moscow's Biblical Theological Institute.
"We have to raise our voices and call on Orthodox laity and the Church leadership to formulate an official position of the Orthodox Church toward our relations with Judaism, as it was formulated a few decades ago by the Catholic Church," he added, referring to the Second Vatican Council of 1962 to 1965.
Savior. I also love the Chosen people
of the one true G-d that gave him to us.
The ONLY counrty outside of the US I
will ever consider visiting is Israel.
I hate to tell these anti-semitic so
called "Christians", but the Jesus they
are "suppose to love, is JEWISH! Read
Secondly,NO where in the bible does it
say that G-d turned his back on HIS
spikes that were driven into his hands.
If a red headed man kills your child are
you going to hate ALL red heads?? That
is what any anti-semitic who claims that
the Jews are "Christ killers" is doing.
If I were them I would true wonder about
my salvation! Do they really love Christ
if they hate his people??
"LOVE YOUR ENEMY""TURN YOUR CHEEK"
"VENGENCE IS HIS" ""DO NOT JUDGE"
the world could be a much "greater" place
SAD TRUTH THEIR WOULD BE NO "CHRIST"
NO "CHRISTIANS" LIKE THE "HITTITES"
YOU WILL HAVE BEEN SWOLLOWED UP IN
HISTORY THUS IF YOU CAN'T FOLLOW OR BELIEVE IN HIS PREACHMENTS AND
HISTORY SHOWS YOU NEVER DID ITS TIME
TO FIND A DIFFERENT FORMULA
This post has 23 feedbacks awaiting moderation...