Behind the walking staff with two serpents, the Pope and Patriarch Bartholomew pray for full union.
In a prayer gathering on the second day of Pope Francis’ visit to Turkey, Patriarch Bartholomew I welcomed him with joy, saying his presence is a symbolic “bridging” of the East and West.
“May these holy fathers, on whose teaching our common faith of the first millennium was founded, intercede for us to the Lord so that we may rediscover the full union of our Churches, thereby fulfilling His divine will in crucial times for humanity and the world,” Patriarch Bartholomew I said on Nov. 29.
Directed toward Pope Francis, the speech took place during an ecumenical prayer gathering held at the Orthodox cathedral of St. George in Istanbul, after which the Pope and the Patriarch held a private meeting.
Patriarch Bartholomew welcomed the Pope with “joy, honor and gratitude because you have deemed it proper to direct your steps from the Old Rome to the New Rome, symbolically bridging the West and the East through this movement.”
Pope Francis’ visit, the first since his election to the “throne that ‘presides in love,’” serves as a continuation of his predecessors, Bl. Paul VI, St. John Paul II and retired pontiff Benedict XVI, the patriarch observed.
He told the Pope that his visit “also bears witness to your own will and that of the most holy Church of Rome to maintain the fraternal and stable advance with the Orthodox Church for the restoration of full communion between our Churches.”
The patriarch cited the Pope’s arrival as a historical moment marked with “satisfaction and appreciation,” and noted how throughout time the cathedral has been and still is served by strong ecclesiastical figures who have “brightened” it alongside the many fathers of the universal Church.
Source: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
I like this picture. Two men promise to set their differences aside, and walk in unity. One claim to be the “Holy Father”. The other walk around with a staff displaying that two serpents will be attacking the Earth.
The Bishop of Rome claim that Martin Luther created discord and division during the reformation. The truth is that Luther and the Church reformers took the Church out of darkness, when they rediscovered the Biblical evangelical faith in Jesus the Messiah. Hundreds of thousands of Germans accepted that a man can only be saved by Jesus, alone. And that the scripture, alone, is the Highest authority in all matters related to the Christian faith. Outside of these two doctrines, there can be no unity among people who claim to know and love “Christ”. People who claim otherwise sow discord, and accept the not Biblical dogmas of the Papacy.
For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.
Anyhow: Why blame Luther? The Roman Catholic Church and the Greek Byzantine Orthodox Church had already split apart in division and discord 500 years earlier. One of the issues where who should be the head of the Church? A Bishop based in Italy, or a Bishop based in Constantinople? The second issue was the worship of Roman Catholic idols. The Church of the East refused to accepted the pope’s list of “saints”, and banned the production of sculptures of these men. The “Catholics” of the East made their own list of “saints”, and only worshiped paintings and images of these mortal men.
Both of these religious practices have its origin in Babylon, the global epiccenter of paganizm. All spiritual Babylonians will eventually unite.
And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
As we approach the age of serpent rule on Earth, Rome and todays Constantinople, the city of Istanbul, will again walk in unity. The book of Revelation explain that the harlots will return to their mother Church. Since all of them came out of Rome, they will also return to Rome. The Italian capital host the Vatican statehood, mystery Babylon that will be destroyed during the second coming of the Messiah.
For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.”
Repent or perish.
Written by Ivar