What is all the fuss about the Pope and the prayers for the Jews which he re-instated during the Passion. We say them once a year at the Passion and I would think very few of us pray them, then or ever at all.
Following are one of the 18 benedictions the Jewish Faithful are supposed to pray thrice daily every day.
“Let there be no hope for the apostates and quickly root up the kingdom of arrogance.
Let the Nazarenes and sectarians [minim] vanish in a moment. Blot them out of the book of life”
Sixty three times a week this benediction is to be prayed by Orthodox Jews since the building of their new school in Jabneh in the first century. Can we therefore criticize our Holy Father Benedict? If the traditional Hebrew thought is so strongly pointed towards us catholics in such words, who hates who?Nazarenes, in this case, were the early Christians, who still shared the synagogues for worship.
Does anyone else besides me see the importance of two pre-gospel quotes found in the following scriptures. How can anyone who reads scriptures whether they are spin doctors of what only can therefore be considered non-christian cults or proud linguists, doctors of theology in their own minds. It proves both the Trinity and Christ as Son of God and His Resurrection
2nd Peter Chapter1
16 For we have not by following artificial fables, made known to you the power, and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ; but we were eyewitnesses of his greatness.
17 For he received from God the Father, honor and glory: this voice coming down to him from the excellent glory: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
18 And this voice we heard brought from heaven, when we were with him in the holy mount.
19 And we have the more firm prophetical word: whereunto you do well to attend, as to a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
Then again in First Corinthians Chapter 15
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day, according to the scriptures:
5 And that he was seen by Cephas; and after that by the eleven.
6 Then he was seen by more than five hundred brethren at once: of whom many remain until this present, and some are fallen asleep.
7 After that, he was seen by James, then by all the apostles.
8 And last of all, he was seen, also by me, as by one born out of due time.
In the first quotation, Peter describes the scene on the
The second describes happenings after the Resurrection, the five hundred witnesses were probably a description of the Ascension. Again we must assume if it were not true what other weapon would the opponents of the Church need to destroy Her. In fact there is no denial in contemporary writings of the Hebrews that can be authenticated as proving the lie, for either