Benedict & JPII Offered Mass in Front of an Obelisk

Pope Benedict XVI, flanked by Archbishop Piero Marini, celebrates Palm Sunday Mass at the foot toe the ancient Egyptian obelisk in the center of St. Peter’s Square April 9, 2006.

http://ncronline.org/NCR_Online/archives2/2007d/122807/122807i.htm

John Paul II, celebrating Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s square on April 16th, 2000 in front of the Egyptian obelisk

The eight spokes (or double cross) emanating from the obelisk in St. Peter’s square likely represent the eight divisions of the solar calendar: solstices, equinoxes and quarter cross days. The obelisk originated in Heliopolis, Egypt, the home of the occult Hermetic tradition which St. Augustine preached against.
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One Response to “Benedict & JPII Offered Mass in Front of an Obelisk”

  1. larry Says:

    In Torah, Exodus 32:7-11 we learn that the God of Israel wanted to destroy the Israelites! WHY? The Jewish scribes have attempted to hide the dastardly deed, but Amos 5:25-27 gives us a hint. The Prophets of Israel speak about offering sacrifices to Moloch and we read that Solomon did this in 1 Kings 11:1-11, but we must go to the Babylonian Talmud to get the facts to the case:

    MISHNAH. HE WHO GIVES OF HIS SEED TO MOLECH INCURS NO PUNISHMENT UNLESS HE DELIVERS IT TO MOLECH AND CAUSES IT TO PASS THROUGH THE FIRE. IF HE GAVE IT TO MOLECH BUT DID NOT CAUSE IT TO PASS THROUGH THE FIRE, OR THE REVERSE, HE INCURS NO PENALTY, UNLESS HE DOES BOTH.

    Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Sanhedrin 64a
    Soncino 1961 Edition, page 437

    Following the Mishnah is a discussion among the sages. One of the Talmud Sages, Rabbi Ashi, comments as follows:

    GEMARA. R. Ashi propounded: What if one caused his blind or sleeping son to pass through, (3) or if he caused his grandson by his son or daughter to pass through? — One at least of these you may solve. For it has been taught: [Any men … that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall he put to death … And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people;] because he hath given of his seed unto Molech. Why is this stated? — Because it is said, there shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire. From this I know it only of his son or daughter. Whence do I know that it applies to his son's son or daughter's son too? From the verse, [And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man] when he giveth of his seed unto Molech [and kill him not: Then I will … cut him off.]

    — Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Sanhedrin 64b
    Soncino 1961 Edition, page 439

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