Sunday, October 30, 2011

New Changes in the Celebration of the Roman Catholic Mass

The following I had posted back in the middle of this year. To wit: Changes being considered to the Catholic Celebration of the Mass, between the Celebrant and the laypeople. This is now coming to fruition .

Our Roman Catholic Church is presently going through a process of change once again and we will be witnessing this event soon being implemented to all termed, "The people of God."
Those who study scripture are familiar with my Subject word (Allegory.) but do you fully understand it?
Below is an interesting article to expand your mindset.
Greek Allegory and the Christian reinterpretation of the Hebrew Bible:

Professor Angus on Greek Allegory:

"Allegory was the application of philosophy to mythology, which sought in the myths, however crude, a hidden spiritual meaning.
Allegory was probably developed earlier among the Greeks than among the Jews.
The Stoics, deriving this method from the Cynics, brought it to perfection as a theological weapon, by means of which they were able to conserve the form of popular religion while transforming the content...How early the allegorical method was adopted by the Jews it is difficult to determine with certainty.
It certainly would be in demand as early as the translation of the Septuagint in Egypt. Aristobulus used it freely in his exposition on the Pentateuch, and Schurer believes that allegoric exegesis was in vogue in Palestine a considerable time before the days of Philo, who applied it wholesale to the Hebrew scriptures.
He was followed by Paul, through whom allegory entered upon its long career in Christian theology.
It has been largely forgotten by Christian scholars and believers that the New Testament is NOT a direct heir of the religious and moral attitude of the Old Testament. Between the compilation of the Old Testament and time of Jesus, many centuries elapsed and the very nature of the Jewish approach to God and man had been transformed. CHRISTIANITY AROSE ON THE BASIS OF THESE FRESH NEW JEWISH ACHIEVEMENTS...

On the other hand, there seems to be a kind of inhibition in the mind of 'gentile' scholars who still hesitate to consider the results of studies about the origins of Christianity written by Jewish born human beings. Strangely enough this restraint in regards to Jewish scholarship can also often be observed even in the field of the research of Jewish sources. Seldom are the Jewish contributions in this area of scholarship utilized by Christian scholars. Often these works are not even known to them." (PP. Xvii, xxviii, "Introduction." David Flusser. Judaism and the Origins of Christianity. Jerusalem. The Magnes Press. The Hebrew University. 1988. ISBN 965-233-627-6 )

The following is heatedly denied by the Church in Truth as never happening And as the Roman Procurator is claimed to have said in the Book: 'Truth? What is Truth?"

"What profit has not that fable of Christ brought us!"
--Pope Leo X
(As attributed by John Bale, Bishop of Ossory, in The Pageant of Popes, p. 179, 1574)

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