Lifesite News: The Brazilian bishops’ conference published a lengthy and admiring report of the occasion, including pictures that show several of the celebrants sporting traditional face-painting during the ordination Mass.
The chalice and ciborium were made of non-precious materials: black bowls and globes reminiscent of the impedimenta surrounding the Pachamama statuettes during the pagan ceremonies in Rome at the Amazon Synod.
The local population came to the church singing and dancing and wearing face paint proper to the 12 clans of the ethnicity of the “Sacred Earth of Eware,” which are locally associated with the 12 tribes of Israel.
The celebration started alongside a stream that runs near the church with indigenous musical instruments and a dance traditionally used for young girls’ rite of passage to adulthood. Descriptions of these traditional rites are harrowing. At the time of their first menstruation, girls are isolated from the rest of the tribe for anything from two weeks up to six months or even several years in a secluded area of a small room, learning the arts of womanhood from female relatives, until the rite of passage itself. The girls are considered vulnerable to the evil spirits of the forest during their puberty.
At the end of their isolation, they have their bodies painted black and are given intoxicating drinks and have all their hair removed. Traditionally, it would be pulled out by their fathers to show that they were ready for childbirth; in modern times, scissors are sometimes used. The ceremony involves four days without sleep during the final fertility rites, during which their eyes are covered and they repeatedly have to jump over a fire to the obsessive beating of drums.
Masked young men dressed as demons then dance around the girls with drums and carved wooden penises. Read More …
Opinion: Denominations are pushing further and further into Laodicea at warp speed. Catholics are incorporating paganism into the denomination and making covenants with Islamic leaders, Lutherans have a New Testament that makes no mention of Israel, and liberalism is bringing same-sex marriage and abortion into others.
I keep going over 2 Thess 2:7:
“For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way”
I wonder how bad things will get before the Holy Spirit and the church He indwells are removed from this world?
I am continually amazed at how few Christians understand this most important doctrine. It has been confused by the denominations:
- Replacement Theology denominations are mostly post-trib believers
- Covenantal denominations are mostly silent on the rapture
- Preterist Denominations think it already happened
Even so, come Lord Jesus …
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