“The wind blows where it wills,” Christ said of the Holy Spirit, “you hear the sound thereof but cannot tell whence it comes and whither it goes.”
And it was that Holy Spirit Who drove Christ into the wilderness—leading Him to a place others shun—and there, in the desert heat, He fasted.
Some, at times, have long desert experiences.
And when all hope is gone, and expecting consolation, instead, the devil comes.
[Clip: “If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.”]
By showing Satan He had power over him, Christ might have been tempted to turn the stone into bread—hungry and vulnerable as He was—and satisfy His hunger and His ego.
He didn’t take the bait. His mission as Messiah was to suffer and conquer death, not make a display of His divinity.
Satan tried again.
[Clip: “If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down, for it is written, ‘He shall give His angels charge concerning thee and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.’”]
Forced to prove His relevance, and not, as it was His mission as Messiah to abide for a time in human weakness, Christ refused Satan’s 2nd Temptation.
[Clip: “All the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them, all these things will I give, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.”
“I’ve examined Him before you and find no fault with this man touching those things where of you accuse him. I have sent him to Herod. HE has found that NOTHING worthy of death has been done. I will therefore chastise him and release him.” “NO, shouts, NO!” “What shall I do then with Jesus who is called the Christ?” “Crucify Him. CRUCIFY HIM!”]
There are many ways to sell one’s soul.
For satiety, glory, or greed; Christ rejected all three.
But there’s a last temptation for you and me.
We can embrace Satan and all his works, and throw our lot with all his demons…or follow Christ and fight His enemies.
It’s a long war.
Those who take up arms then put them down cannot be saved.
I resisted the Devil’s temptation twice; yesterday and today.
Yesterday, I went to McDonald’s and as I started to walk out a man approached me and said that Germany was controlled by Russia. Rather than jump on the Russia hating band wagon I told him that Germany was controlled by Zionist Jews and instead of getting angry at me, he started talking about how Jews were taking over his business in Cincinnati. I was pleasantly surprised and told him they are ruthless.
Today, I listened to the Rush Limbaugh radio show which had a guest host who received a phone call from someone who sounded like a Jew. The caller immediately accused Russia of being a Catholic mafia state and Putin was the top Mafia oligarch. I knew that the Devil was tempting me.
So I turned off the radio and told myself that some Jews denounce everyone but themselves. They seem to have a special dislike for Catholics for some strange reason. Rush Limbaugh never mentions that Zionism and Communism were invented by Jews and they killed a awful lot of Russian Christians and Zionist Jews promoted every major war in the past 100 years to take over the Holy Land for “Greater Israel”.
This Video on The Three Temptations Of Christ is quite a story, and you made it precise and to the point.
Jesus went out to the wilderness to prepare for what was to happen to Him some 40 days later. He went there to both fast and meditate, but the Devil appeared and tried tempting Him away from His preparations three times.
Satan told Him, “If you are the Son of God, turn these stones into bread,” and Jesus replied quite succinctly, “Man does not live by bread alone.”
Satan then took Him atop the Temple and told Him, “If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down, and the angels shall catch you and bear you up under your feet, lest you stump your foot against a stone.”
Once again, Jesus rejected the temptation.
Last of all, Satan took Jesus to the top of a mountain and showed Him all the riches of the world and all the cities and towns, and said, “All of this I shall give, if you kneel down and worship me.”
Jesus replied, “Begone, Satan, and return to the depths of your dwelling place, for you shall not tempt the Lord your God”, and the Devil quickly left.
This is quite a story, and we all should heed its warning about falling into Satan’s trap.
The GoFundMe campaign’s a good idea, Br. Nate; I hope it brings more money for your ministry.
Thanks for your commendation and your continual financial support.
Please know that in every generation Christ arranges for specific enemies of The Church to exist who are on a constant attack so that His disciples can “learn war.”
“These are the nations which the Lord left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;
Only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at the least such as before knew nothing thereof.” Judges 3
Our generation is faced with a specific and malefic enemy, JEWS, who continue to attack all that is good and virtuous, that is, ALL that The Church teaches.
This enemy, is the “brood of Satan,” as Christ taught, and the works of their father the devil they do.
Jews murder, they lie, they deceive, they contrive, they “quote scripture” in order to trip us up, yet violate even natural law, let alone divine law.
Once the wicked Jews of Jesus time had an opportunity to take Christ when He was vulnerable (they hid under the cover of darkness when Judas led them to Him while in an agony of sweat and blood) it was then (in their “hour of darkness”) that they dragged Christ to Pilate leveling false charges against Him.
“Crucify Him! Crucify Him!” the wicked Jews demanded of Pilate, as I BROUGHT OUT in this Video.
This is the high point of the Video. Not sure why those enslaved to the letter of the law don’t see it.
I’m wasn’t so much interested in repeating word for word all the back-and-forth passages of this scene in the life of Jesus, so I hastened to the denouement by showing TODAY’s ENEMIES, whom we as Christ’s disciples, must fight.
Aha! There’s Schumer, then the Devil’s pitchfork complete with worldly romanesque guards at the HanuKAKAH crap on the White House lawn.
Then JEW Money on Wall Street, Gary Cohn of Goldman Sachs lighting the Ka Kah menorah, Netanyahu crowned with worldly occult horns, then the Tower of Babel of the Synagogue of Satan on Capitol Hill, then Theresa May with Nathan Rothschild, ALL in the Lake of Fire.
This is a LONG WAR we must fight, dear Eileen.
My GoFundMe campaign, as you inquire, ebbs and flows, (mostly ebbs), but I’m in this battle AGAINST THE WICKED JEWS to the end.
It’s like Jeff Rense remarked today when we discussed the upshot of this Video and he telling me that JEWtube has two strikes against him:
When I watched the initial posting on RJN, I too cried right at the end.
It was a tough haul.
Probably a total of some 90 hours went into this Vid from conception through filming, through more conception, then formatting, illustrating, audio editing, graphic editing etc.
Much of the clip of Jesus in the desert is not wholly the original, for I use MY OWN voice for Satan’s words altered by a special technique, my own music audio selection employed (Bloch’s Suite Hebraique, not the original clip’s music), interspersed with the Pilate/Crucify Him scene that I added, etc, and my own sound effects like Christ catching the stone.
I and my videographer did a yeoman’s job on the last segment with our own multi-layered sound effects, our own lake of fire multi layered inlay, and our own remarkable 3D techniques employed with the images.
We had to render in 3 separate parts, and the last 3D segment took over an hour and a half to render.
The last segment showing what the so-called Jews are being tempted with is accurate and all authored by the same Satan.
Christ was tempted in all points like we are, except without sin.
Temptation for man comes in three areas of our human propensities.
The lust of the flesh,
The lust of the eyes,
The pride or vain glory of life.
All these are not of the Father, but of the world, and are temporary. (1Jno.2:15-17)
Our identity in the divine nature of which Christians partake, lifts us up above that level of thinking to the spiritual realm where we, even now, sit together with Jesus in the heavenly realm in Christ. (Eph.2:4-6) The fundamental source of our spiritual mind and understanding in this spiritual life in Christ, is the gift of his Spirit. Having eyes, we see, and having ears, we hear all that the world cannot. (Gal.5:16-ff)
If Jesus had used his divine power to show that he was more than a man but actually the Son of God and in fleshly desire turned the stones into bread, then he would have been the man who is no longer a man.
If Jesus had bowed down and worshiped Satan to receive an earthly kingdom to gain what his eyes could see in that instant, he would have been a Christ who is no longer Christ.
If Jesus had tempted God by asking him to save him when there was no need or any service to His will, and in Pride thrown himself off of the pinnacle of the Temple, then his filial relationship with his father would be nullified and he would have been the son who is no longer a son.
Holiness is that which never compromises. Holiness cannot quit or go back. There is only one, and a unity in one - the unity of the spirit. And that is had by abiding in His word. “He that does the will of God abides forever.”
It’s strange isn’t it? The Kingdom of God is right before us; and it isn’t even that hard to get in.
It’s harder to go to Hell than to Heaven - but Hell is the destination for most of humanity. Many saints have said the following or a variation of it: “Indeed a great multitude shall be saved - but compared to the multitude that is damned they will seem to be only a few.” - St. Augustine
It’s common to speak of the departed as having, “Gone home to God!” Well… hopefully… but the world is a proving ground where our place in eternity is determined and it’s certain that Hell’s mouth is bigger than heaven’s.
Unrepentent Jews are certainly headed for a harsh Hell. But not as harsh as the Hell reserved for bad Christians: “St. Macarius was living among some ruins when one day he found a skull and turning it over with his staff, asked it who it had been. “I was the high priest of the pagans of this place.” it answered. “And where are you now?” he asked. “In Hell!” came the reply. Macarius then asked the skull if its place was very deep in Hell. “As far down as the earth is below Heaven.” “Are there any souls lower than you?” “Yes, the souls of the Jews.” “And are there any souls lower than the Jews?” “Yes, the souls of bad Christians - who were redeemed by the blood of Christ but valued their salvation cheaply.”
I’ve known many Jews in my life and I’ve generally liked and gotten alone well with them and don’t want anything bad to happen to them but there’s definitely a kike element one has to be wary of. The kikes hide among the normal Jews, using them as cover for their criminal schemes. And bit by bit they manage to entrain other Jews. As always, the kikes stir up s***, then abscond when things get ugly - leaving the little Jews to face the anger of the mob.
As I see it the problem isn’t so much “the Jews” as it is the Synagogue of Satan. Its toxic fumes leave most Jews psychologically sickened for life. But facts must be faced: most Jews are headed down.
And not just Jews:
“For many are called but few are chosen.” - St. Mark 20:16
“Lord, are there few that are saved? But he said to them: Strive to enter by the narrow gate; for many, I tell you, shall seek to enter, and shall not be able.” - St. Luke 13:23-24
“Enter ye in at the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat. How narrow is the gate and how strait is the way that leads to life, and few there are that find it.” - St. Matthew 7:13-14
“Indeed, a multitude shall see salvation; but they will seem to be only a few compared to the multitude that is damned.” - St. Jean Marie Vianney
“When St. Francis Jerome was preaching in the square, he was routinely harassed by a brazen woman named Catherine - the mistress of a rich man - who would interrupt him with shouts, jests and noisy musical instruments. One day, as she was making her usual commotion, the saint paused and looked up at her window, saying, “Beware my daughter of resisting grace; before eight days pass God will punish you.” This only made her even more boisterous. However, eight days later as he was passing through the square, her windows were shuttered. Neighbors told him that she had died earlier that day.
“Died?” he replied, “Well, let her tell us now what she gained by laughing at Hell. Let’s go ask her!” A large crowd followed him up to the death chamber hoping to see a miracle. Francis Jerome paused and said a brief prayer then uncovered the face of the dead woman. In a loud voice he commanded: “Catherine, tell us where you are now.” At this, the corpse resumed some color then lifted its head and opened its eyes. Looking wildly at those present the woman cried, “I’m in Hell! I’m in Hell!” At this she collapsed back into death.”
“The number of the saved is as few as the number of grapes left after the vineyard-pickers have passed.” - St. Jean Marie Vianney
“Be one of the small number who find the way to life, and enter by the narrow gate into Heaven. Take care not to follow the majority and the common herd, so many of whom are lost. Do not be deceived; there are only two roads: one that leads to life and is narrow; the other that leads to death and is wide. There is no middle way.” - St. Louis Marie de Montfort
“How many souls turn away from the road to glory, and go to hell!” - St. Francis Xavier
“Behold how many there are who are called, and how few who are chosen! And behold, if you have no care for yourself, your perdition is more certain than your amendment, especially since the way that leads to eternal life is so narrow.” - St. John of the Cross
“There are many who arrive at the faith, but few who are led into the heavenly kingdom. Behold how many are gathered here for today’s Feast-Day: we fill the church from wall to wall. Yet who knows how few they are who shall be numbered in that chosen company of the Elect?” - Pope St. Gregory the Great
“A multitude of souls fall into the depths of Hell, and it is of the faith that all who die in mortal sin are condemned for ever and ever. According to statistics, approximately 80,000 persons die every day. How many of these will die in mortal sin, and how many will be condemned! For, as their lives have been, so also will be their end.” - St. Anthony Mary Claret
“As a man lives, so shall he die.” - St. Augustine
“Ah! A great many persons live constantly in the state of damnation!” - St. Vincent de Paul
“The Lord called the world a “field” and all the faithful who draw near to him “wheat.” All through the field, and around the threshing-floor, there is both wheat and chaff. But the greater part is chaff; the lesser part is wheat, for which is prepared a barn not a fire. […] The good also are many, but in comparison with the wicked the good are few. Many are the grains of wheat, but compared with the chaff, the grains are few.” - St. Augustine
“The more the wicked abound, so much the more must we suffer with them in patience; for on the threshing floor few are the grains carried into the barns, but high are the piles of chaff burned with fire.” - Pope St. Gregory the Great
“What do you think? How many of the inhabitants of this city may perhaps be saved? What I am about to tell you is very terrible, yet I will not conceal it from you. Out of this thickly populated city with its thousands of inhabitants not one hundred people will be saved. I even doubt whether there will be as many as that!” - St. John Chrysostom
“Taking into account the behaviour of mankind, only a small part of the human race will be saved.” - Lucy of Fatima
“So many people are going to die, and almost all of them are going to Hell! So many people falling into hell!” - Bl. Jacinta of Fatima
“Countless hosts have fallen into Hell.” - Venerable Mary of Agreda
“Not all, nor even a majority, are saved. They are indeed many - if regarded by themselves, but they are small in comparison with the far greater number of those who shall be punished with the Devil.” -St. Augustine
“The perverse are hard to be corrected, and the number of fools is infinite.” - Ecclesiastes 1:15
“Our chronicles relate an even more dreadful happening. One of our brothers, well-known for his doctrine and holiness, was preaching in Germany. He represented the ugliness of the sin of impurity so forcefully that a woman fell dead of sorrow in front of everyone. Then, coming back to life, she said, “When I was presented before the Tribunal of God, sixty thousand people arrived at the same time from all parts of the world; out of that number, three were saved by going to Purgatory, and all the rest were damned.” - St. Leonard of Port Maurice
“The greater part of men choose to be damned rather than to love Almighty God.” - St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori
“The number of the elect is so small - so small - that were we to know how small it is, we should faint away with grief. The number of the elect is so small that were God to assemble them together, He would cry to them, as He did of old, by the mouth of His prophet, “Gather yourselves together, one by one” - one from this province, one from that kingdom.” - St. Louis Marie de Montfort
“The number of the damned is incalculable.” - St. Veronica Giuliani
“What is the number of those who love Thee, O God? How few they are! The Elect are much fewer than the damned! Alas! The greater portion of mankind lives in sin unto the devil, and not unto Jesus Christ. O Saviour of the world, I thank Thee for having called and permitted us to live in the true faith which the Holy Roman Catholic Church teaches. […] But alas, O my Jesus! How small is the number of those who live in this holy faith! Oh, God! The greater number of men lie buried in the darkness of infidelity and heresy. Thou hast humbled Thyself to death, to the death of the cross, for the salvation of men, and these ungrateful men are unwilling even to know Thee. Ah, I pray Thee, O omnipotent God, O sovereign and infinite Good, make all men know and love Thee!” - St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori
“I see around me a multitude of those who, blindly persevering in error, despise the true God; but I am a Christian nevertheless, and I follow the instruction of the Apostles. If this deserves chastisement, reward it; for I am determined to suffer every torture rather then become the slave of the devil. Others may do as they please since they are […] reckless of the future life which is to be obtained only by sufferings. Scripture tells us that “narrow is the way that leads to life” […] because it is one of affliction and of persecutions suffered for the sake of justice; but it is wide enough for those who walk upon it, because their faith and the hope of an eternal reward make it so for them. […] On the contrary, the road of vice is in reality narrow, and it leads to an eternal precipice.” - St. Leo of Patara
“I was watching souls going down into the abyss as thick and fast as snowflakes falling in the winter mist.” - Blessed Benedict Joseph Labre
“The majority of men shall not see God, excepting those who live justly, purified by righteousness and by every other virtue.” - St. Justin the Martyr
“The majority of souls appear before the Judgement empty-handed. They did nothing good for eternity.” - Venerable Mary of Agreda
“All infidels and heretics are surely on the way to being lost. What an obligation we owe God! for causing us to be born not only after the coming of Jesus Christ, but also in countries where the true faith reigns! I thank Thee, O Lord, for this. Woe to me if, after so many transgressions, it had been my fate to live in the midst of infidels or heretics!” - St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori
“Brethren, the just man shall scarcely be saved. What, then, will become of the sinner?” - St. Arsenius
“If the just man shall scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly man and the sinner appear?” - I St. Peter 1:18
“I fear that Last Day, that day of tribulation and anguish, of calamity and misery, of mist and darkness, that Day on which, if the just have reason to fear, how much more should I: an impious, wretched, and ungrateful sinner!” - Blessed Sebastian Valfre
“Meditate on the horrors of Hell - which will last for eternity because of one easily committed mortal sin. Try hard to be among the few who are chosen. Think of the eternal flames of Hell, and how few there are that are saved.” - St. Benedict Joseph Labre
“The Ark, which in the midst of the Flood was a symbol of the Church, was wide below and narrow above; and, at the summit, measured only a single cubit. […] It was wide where the animals were, narrow where men lived: for the Holy Church is indeed wide in the number of those who are carnal-minded, narrow in the number of those who are spiritual.” - Pope St. Gregory the Great
“In the Great Deluge in the days of Noah, nearly all mankind perished, eight persons alone being saved in the Ark. In our days a deluge, not of water but of sins, continually inundates the earth, and out of this deluge very few escape. Scarcely anyone is saved.” - St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori
“Out of one hundred thousand sinners who continue in sin until death, scarcely one will be saved.” - St. Jerome
“Get out of the filth of the horrible torrent of this world, the torrent of thorns that is whirling you into the abyss of eternal perdition. […] This torrent is the world, which resembles an impetuous torrent, full of garbage and evil odors, making a lot of noise but flowing swiftly passed, dragging the majority of men into the pit of perdition.” - St. John Eudes
“Oh how much are the worldlings deceived that rejoice in the time of weeping, and make their place of imprisonment a palace of pleasure; that consider the examples of the saints as follies, and their end as dishonourable; that think to go to Heaven by the wide way that leadeth only to perdition!” - St. John Southwell
“Nor should we think that it is enough for salvation that we are no worse off than the mass of the careless and indifferent, or that in out faith we are, like so many others, uninstructed.” - St. Bede the Venerable
“We owe God a deep regret of gratitude for the purely gratuitous gift of the true faith with which he has favoured us. How many are the infidels, heretics and schismatics who do not enjoy comparable happiness? The earth is full of them and they are all lost!” - St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori
“So many people are going to die, and almost all of them are going to Hell! So many people falling into hell!” - Bl. Jacinta of Fatima
“St. Teresa, as the Roman Rota attests, never fell into any mortal sin; but still Our Lord showed her the place prepared for her in Hell; not because she deserved Hell, but because, had she not risen from the state of lukewarmness in which she lived, she would in the end have lost the grace of God and been damned.” - St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori
“They who are to be saved are saved as Saints; and they who wish to be saved as imperfect souls, shall not be saved.” - Pope St. Gregory the Great
“They who are enlightened to walk in the way of perfection, and through lukewarmness wish to tread the ordinary path, shall be abandoned.” - Blessed Angela of Foligno
“If you want to be certain of being in the number of the Elect, strive to be one of the few, not one of the many. And if you would be quite sure of your salvation, strive to be among the fewest of the few; that is to say, do not follow the great majority of mankind, but follow those who enter upon the narrow way, who renounce the world, who give themselves to prayer, and who never relax their efforts by day or night, so that they may attain everlasting blessedness.” - St. Anselm
“Live with the few if you want to reign with the few.” - St. John Climacus
“Many begin well, but there are few who persevere.” - St. Jerome
“The saints are few, but we must live with the few if we would be saved with the few. O God, too few indeed they are; yet among those few I wish to be!” - St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori
“Those who are saved are in the minority.” - St. Thomas Aquinas
“If you wish to imitate the multitude, then you shall not be among the few who shall enter in by the narrow gate.” - St. Augustine
“Notwithstanding assurances that God did not create any man for Hell, and that He wishes all men to be saved, it remains equally true that only few will be saved; that only few will go to Heaven; and that the greater part of mankind will be lost forever.” - St. John Neumann
“There are few, not many, who enter in at the narrow gate and find the strait way to eternal life.” - Origen
“The path to Heaven is narrow, rough and full of wearisome and trying ascents, nor can it be trodden without great toil; and therefore wrong is their way, gross their error, and assured their ruin who, after the testimony of so many thousands of saints, will not learn where to settle their footing.” - St. Robert Southwell
” So that you will better appreciate the meaning of Our Lord’s words, and perceive more clearly how few the Elect are, note that Christ did not say that those who walked in the path to Heaven are few in number, but that there were few who found that narrow way. It is as though the Saviour intended to say: The path leading to Heaven is so narrow and so rough, so overgrown, so dark and difficult to discern, that there are many who never find it their whole life long. And those who do find it are constantly exposed to the danger of deviating from it, of mistaking their way, and unwittingly wandering away from it, because it is so irregular and overgrown.” - St. Jerome
“It is granted to few to recognise the true Church amid the darkness of so many schisms and heresies, and to fewer still so to love the truth which they have seen as to fly to its embrace.” - St. Robert Bellarmine
“Ah! How very small is the kingdom of Jesus Christ! So many nations have never had the faith!” - St. Peter Julian Eymard
“We were so fortunate to be born in the bosom of the Roman Church, in Christian and Catholic kingdoms, a grace that has not been granted to the greater part of men, who are born among idolaters, Mohammedans, or heretics. […] How thankful we ought to be, then, to Jesus Christ for the gift of faith! What would have become of us if we had been born in Asia, in Africa, in America, or in the midsts of heretics and schismatics? He who does not believe is lost. He who does not believe shall be condemned. And thus, probably, we also would have been lost.” - St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori
“So vast a number of miserable souls perish, and so comparatively few are saved!” - St. Philip Neri
“For thus it shall be in the midst of the earth, in the midst of the people, as though a few olives that remain should be shaken out of the olive tree, or grapes when the vintage is ended.” - Isaias 24:13
“And it shall be as when a man gathers in the harvest which remains. […] And the fruit thereof that shall be left shall be as a single cluster of grapes; and as the shaking of the olive tree: two or three berries on the top of the bough, of four or five on the top of the tree, says the Lord, the God of Israel.” - Isaias 17:5-6
“That those who walk in the way of salvation are the smaller number is due to the vice and depraved habits imbibed in youth and nourished in childhood. By these means Lucifer has hurled into Hell so great a number of souls, and continues thus to hurl them into Hell every day, casting so many nations from abyss to abyss of darkness and errors, such as are contained in the heresies and false sects of the infidels.” - Venerable Mary of Agreda
“Yes, indeed, many will be damned; few will be saved.” - St. Benedict Joseph of Labre
“The holy man is perished from off the earth, and there is no one upright amongst men: they all lie in wait for blood, every one. […] He who is best among them is like a brier, and he who is righteous as the thorn.” - Micheas 7:2,4
“But that which brings forth thorns and briers is reprobate, and very near unto a curse, whose end is to be burnt.” - Hebrews 6:8
“I do not speak rashly, but as I feel and think. I do not think that many priests are saved, but that those who perish are far more numerous.” - St. John Chrysostom
“A great number of Christians are lost.” - St. Leonard of Port Maurice
“Bad confessions damned the majority of Christians.” - St. Teresa of Avila
“Christ’s flock is called “little” (Luke 12:32) in comparison with the greater number of the reprobates.” - St. Bede the Venerable
“The greater number of Christians today are damned. The destiny of those dying on one day is that very few - not as many as ten - went strait to Heaven; many remained in Purgatory; and those cast into Hell were as numerous as snowflakes in mid-winter.” - Blessed Anna Maria Taigi
“The common opinion is that the greater part of adults is lost.” - St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori
“Among adults there are few saved because of sins of the flesh. […] With the exception of those who die in childhood, most men will be damned.” - St. Regimius or Rheims
“It is as though Jesus said: “O My Father, I am indeed going to clothe myself with human flesh, but the greater part of the world will set no value on my blood!” - St. Isidore of Seville
“How many among these uncivilized peoples do not yet know God, and are sunk in the darkest idolatry, superstition and ignorance! […] Poor souls! These are they in whom Christ saw, in all the horror of His imminent Passion, the uselessness of His agony for so many souls!” - St. Francis Xavier Cabrini
“Nothing afflicts the heart of Jesus so much as to see all His sufferings of no avail to so many.” St. Jean Marie Vianney
“O Jesus! […] Remember the sadness that Thou didst experience when, contemplating in the light of Thy divinity the predestination of those who would be saved by the merits of Thy sacred passion, thou didst see at the same time the great multitude of reprobates who would be damned for their sins, and Thou didst complain bitterly of those hopeless, lost, and unfortunate sinners.” - St. Bridget of Sweden
“The greater part of men will set no value on the blood of Christ, and will go on offending Him.” - St. Isidore of Seville
“Take care not to resemble the multitude whose knowledge of God’s will only condemns them to more severe punishment.” - Blessed John of Avila
“If you wish to imitate the multitude, you shall then not be among the few who shall enter in by the narrow way.” - St. Augustine
“The multitude was put forth.” - St. Matthew 9:25
“How few the Elect are may be understood from the multitude being cast out.” - St. Hilary of Poitiers
“Notwithstanding assurances that God did not create any man for Hell, and that He wishes all men to be saved, it remains equally true that only few will be saved; that only few will go to Heaven; and that the greater part of mankind will be lost forever.” - St. John Neumann
“Meditate on the horrors of Hell which will last for eternity because of one easily-committed mortal sin. Try hard to be among the few who are chosen. Think of the eternal flames of Hell, and how few there are that are saved.” - St. Benedict Joseph Labre
“Ah, how many souls lose Heaven and are cast into Hell!” - St. Francis Xavier
“Taking into account the present development of humanity, only a limited number of the human race will be saved […] many will be lost.” - Lucy of Fatima
“All persons desire to be saved, but the greater part, because they will not adopt the means of being saved, fall into sin and are lost. […] In fact, the Elect are much fewer than the damned, for the reprobate are much more numerous than the Elect.” - St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori
“Shall we all be saved? Shall we go to Heaven? Alas, my children, we do not know at all! But I tremble when I see so many souls lost these days. See, they fall into Hell as leaves fall from the trees at the approach of winter.” St. Jean Marie Vianney
“Behold how many there are who are called, and how few who are chosen! And behold, if you have no care for yourself, your perdition is more certain than your amendment, especially since the way that leads to eternal life is so narrow.” St. John of the Cross
“Throughout the generations, few are chosen.” - Origen
“It is certain that few are saved.” - St. Augustine
“There are a select few who are saved.” - St. Thomas Aquinas
“The number of the elect is so small - so small - that, were we to know how small it is, we would faint away with grief: one here and there, scattered up and down the world!” - St. Louis Marie de Montfort
“And they […] shall be so few that they shall easily be counted, and a child shall write them down.” - Isaias 10:19
Basically, you’re either an idiot or a follower of Satan, who also could quote Scripture OUT OF CONTEXT and ISOLATED from the entire Holy writings of the Bible.
The Holy prophets, beginning with Moses, insisted that UNLESS Jews “circumcised the foreskin of their hearts” they were outside of the kingdom of God and could not properly call themselves “Yehudim,” “Jews,” which means, “Praisers of God.”
St Paul used the same word, “Yehuda” when he said,
“For he is not a “Praiser of God” (Jew) who is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh:
But he is a “Praiser of God” (Jew), which is one inwardly, and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, and not in the letter, whose “yadah” (praise) is not of men but of God.” Romans 2
Thus the Jews of Smyrna and Philadelphia (of whom Christ referenced in the Scripture(s) you quoted from Revelation) who were persecuting the “Israel of God,” “The Church,” were NOT properly Jews as the Holy prophets and St Paul affirmed.
Let me give you a tip, you complete moron.
Start by getting baptized into the Orthodox Church, then read the Bible from cover to cover over one hundred times; memorize many chapters of the Bible; steep yourself in the Church Fathers; then come back here in 25 years and let’s see if you’ve learned a thing or two.
A Lutheran Pastor Explains – Russia Is a Beacon of Promise for a Christian Future
The American military is a regime change janissary force for Israel, the banks, and the fossil fuels cartel – and Russia is standing up to it
Mark Dankof Thu, Jul 12, 2018
As an American who has witnessed the metastasizing of 5th stage cancer in the Empire since the 1960s, I must freely admit that the three holidays in this country which produce the most sadness and profound depression for me at this stage of my life are the 4th of July, Veterans’ Day, and Memorial Day.
Donald Jeffries covers the bases on many of my feelings today at Lew Rockwell in an essay entitled Our Plastic Patriotism.
Suffice it to say that cardboard patriots in Star-Spangled Attire mouthing platitudes about “freedom” not only fail to understand that Washington, Adams, and Jefferson would not even recognize what this country has become internationally or domestically, but proceed to a mindless and terrifying embrace of the notion that utilizing the American military as a Regime Change Janissary force for Israel, the banks, and the multinational oil, gas, and mineral consortiums is a laudable thing.
Starting a war of aggression with Russia utilizing NATO would be just terrific by these folks.
Jefferson knew otherwise. Even a cursory look at his writings reveals his grasp of the truism that a country involved perpetually in foreign wars of aggression has a government also bent on destroying the liberties of its domestic population. And yet the flag waving and mindless chants of USA!USA! on this day fail to grasp the dark truth that the United States is the leading nation on the face of the earth in the exportation of the instruments of death and the accompanying ideology of preemptive wars for the promotion of usury, sodomy, Palestinian land theft, and World Government eventually culminating in the appearance of Antichrist.
Just a few days before this fateful 4th of July, I encountered a young man at an exercise gym near Randolph AFB in the Alamo City, also known as Military Town USA. After identifying himself as a member of an Evangelical Baptist Church in San Antonio (read “pro-Zionist” and “pro-Empire“), he proceeded to engage me in conversation on several political subjects that pertain to these very issues.
I told him of some of my past appearances in recent years on Press TV available on YouTube and elsewhere, and jotted down a random sample of some of my articles and interviews in the last decade which include The Closing of the Zionist Mind; FDR and Pearl Harbor: The Primer for the Zionist Assault on the American Republic and the Nation of Iran; Mark Dankof’s Final Word on Michael Collins Piper’s Final Judgment on Israel and the Assassination of JFK; a review of The Real Lincoln; a past radio show on Israel and 9-11; a conversation with Iran’s Kourosh Ziabari on this latter topic; an interview with the Tasnim News Agency of Iran on Western duplicity, and interviews with everyone from David Duke to Bedros Hajian of Armenian Christian television in Los Angeles.
I also included a couple of articles I thought an Evangelical might actually warm up to, including The Church of Smyrna Speaks to the Confessing Church of Christ in This Darkening Hour; and An Overview of Jonah as Prototypical Primer for Catacomb Church and Homeschool Study. For good measure, I threw in a graduate paper of mine on Dispensationalism, just to challenge his eschatology.
Our chat became particularly spirited when the subject of Russia came up. He initiated this. It was fascinating to see that this young Evangelical Baptist’s perception of both President Putin specifically and Russia generally was taken right off the 3×5 note cards of either Hillary Clinton or William Kristol.
I explained that in my view, Russia was not only a post-Communist society coming out of a 70 year tragedy, but that Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church were jointly leading the country into a pre-Bolshevik spiritual, moral, and political renaissance based on Christianity.
I went on to say that Putin’s Russia was the last and best bastion against the New World Order itself, deliberately targeted by globalist forces for this very reason. Using his smart phone, I pointed him to both Russia Insider and Russian Faith as necessary alternatives to American Mainstream Media (MSM) for his careful consideration.
As we parted, I reminded him of Francis Bacon’s famous dictum: “Read, not to believe and take for granted; nor to contradict and confute; but to weigh and consider.”
I ran into him again at the gym on July 3rd. He seemed nervous, distant, even slightly hostile. I greeted him on my way to the jacuzzi after my floor workout. He later caught up with me there but didn’t seem to be the gregarious sort he had been some 72 hours before.
When I inquired as to how he was doing, he suddenly came out with, “My father and my pastor told me to stay away from you and stop reading and listening to these things. They said you must be some sort of Communist.”
I was trying to keep an Old Right Prophet’s straight face when I said, “You know, kid, your father and pastor are wise and cautious fellows. They’re just trying to protect you from concluding that worship of Jesus and Old Glory may not be one and the same thing. That would be a shame after all the work they’ve done in educating you to ‘know the truth, the truth which shall make you free.’” (John 8:32).
The young man never detected the amused sarcastic intent. I parted with him with a sincere handshake and a smile. Maybe he is on the beginning of a journey that will take him to a better vantage point in this present life, and the next one.
And at the end of July 4th, 2018, I take one lesson away from all of this.
If one is indeed encouraged in matters of truth, theology, culture, politics, war, and history to read and to think, to weigh and consider critically from any and all sources of information and knowledge available, it may in fact quite rightly be perceived as a most dangerous and subversive concept. It is apparently considered inherently suspicious by the Citizens of these United States on this hallowed day of Flag Waving and Caesar Worship.
After all, the person making the recommendation might just be some sort of Godless Communist deliberately missing the parades and the stadium fly-overs.
Pastor Mark Dankof:
“After the last assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran, Newsweek magazine all but confirmed the role of the Mossad and the MEK in that murder (and the previous episodes as well).
The coverage was preposterously positive regarding these killings. To put into perspective just how this ruthless game is played, your readers may find it interesting that when the late Sidney Harman owned Newsweek, his wife was California Democratic Congressman Jane Harman, a member of the House Intelligence Committee.
According to Pat Buchanan, Mrs. Harman was overheard on an American National Security Agency (NSA) wiretap assuring some Israelis at the other end of the conversation that she would use her considerable and covert influence on Capitol Hill to have American prosecutors drop their espionage case against Weissman and Rosen of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) for illegally obtaining classified National Security Council (NSC) documents on Iran from one Larry Franklin, so-called NSC expert on Iran.
This is just one example of how American financial, political, and media power always seems to intersect when it comes to the subject of Israel. And since Israel and the MEK are now full business partners in directing their animus at Iran, the MEK will draw an increasingly free pass in the American media and government, as long as they are doing the Mossad and Israeli Lobby’s bidding.”
(Mark Dankof is a Lutheran clergyman, radio broadcaster, and past contributor to Press TV, the International Christian Family Network in Los Angeles, the American Free Press, and the Tasnim News Agency of Iran.)
This video is without doubt one of your best ones, bravo! Many thanks for your hard work and endurance in the fight against evil.
I have often reflected upon Satan offering Jesus Christ to rule this world if He bowed to him. It shows that Satan is indeed the ruler of this world, otherwise he could not offer it to Jesus!
This means that this world (our universe) is closer to Hell than to Heaven, but still offering the opportunity of redemption.
It is like a prison, in which all inmates are condemned to death and Satan is the prison warden. He has power to make life hard to those inmates, but he cannot do whatever he likes to them. He must abide by the rules of the Creator, so to say, the Commander-in-Chief of all creation. And the main rule is that we are free to choose to be for or against God.
One book I found very useful for grasping the perspective of our enemy is “The Screwtape letters” of C.S. Lewis, a Christian author. The demon Screwtape writes to his nephew and lesser demon Wormwood how to better defile humans, indeed the perspective of the Devil. Anyone interested can find it as pdf in this link:
This beautiful woman got up to do her dough at dawn
And the rooster crowed at dawn
Let’s go and make our living by the name of God
I wish you a good morning so let’s get up
God bless this morning, I don’t know what’s in store.
Put my hand in youra and get up
If you believe in God you will live in peace
Leave it to God
You better get up and hurry up before the sun is too high
The sun has risen / and God is king of this all
Go after your living / Leave it to God, he’ll help you out
Why don’t you carry your pickaxe and the rest of your equipment and let’s go!
When ever someone asked Jesus which of God’s Commandments was the most important, Jesus said these two are the most important of all: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind” and “Love your neighbor just as much as you love yourself.”
“Love” can mean many different things, but the “Christian love” that Jesus talked about means treating others with kindness and respect and helping them when they need it. It is the kind of love we do instead of the kind of love we feel.
Parable of the Good Samaritan
A parable is a short story that teaches a moral or spiritual lesson by comparing it to something from everyday life. Jesus loved to tell a good story to make a point, and The Good Samaritan is one of His most famous parables of all.
“Love your neighbor as yourself” was part of the Old Testament Law (Leviticus 19:18) that was sacred to Jesus’ kinfolk, the Jews. But, many people thought a “neighbor” meant only their fellow Jews.
One day a lawyer asked Jesus, “And just who is my neighbor?” Jesus told the Parable of The Good Samaritan to answer his question in a way we can never forget:
A Jewish man was taking a trip alone and was attacked by robbers. They beat him, robbed him of everything he had, and left him nearly dead beside the road.
After while, a Jewish priest came along and saw the poor man lying beside the road. As a religious man, you would expect him to stop and do what he could to help. But, instead, he kept going and pretended he did not see. Later, a Levite came along. Levites were assistants to the priests, so you would expect him to stop and help, too. But, he did just like the priest and kept on going.
The Good Samaritan bandaged the man’s wounds, put him on his own donkey and took him to an inn.
Finally, a Samaritan man came by. Even though they both lived in the land of Palestine and shared a similar religion, the Jews and the Samaritans definitely did not think of each other as “neighbors.” In fact, they hated each other. The Samaritans came from a different race of people than the Jews. They had considered each other enemies for hundreds of years and refused to even talk to each other!
You would expect the Samaritan man to be the one who just passed by without helping. Instead, this Samaritan man took pity on the injured Jewish man. He bandaged his wounds. He put him on his own donkey and took him to an inn where he could be safe and recover. Since the injured man had been robbed of everything he had, the Samaritan man even paid his bill at the inn and paid the innkeeper to take good care of him!
After telling this story, Jesus turned to the lawyer who had asked, “And who is my neighbor?” and said to him, “Now which of the three men that passed by was a neighbor to the injured man?”
The lawyer was forced to admit that it was the Samaritan who treated the injured man as a neighbor, not his fellow Jews who did nothing to help.
Should there be a new physical museum located somewhere on the earth that presents documentation about the truth of Jewish history ( the same truth of Jewish history that is given here on this BN website ) ?
The best location for such a new museum building would be to request the following much better Jewish history museum use, for the Washington DC downtown money printing press building that is now located directly next door to the main Washington DC Jewish Holocaust building.
Since real estate is very hard to find in downtown Washington DC, the present money printing presses could easily be relocated to the suburbs or anywhere else, and permit this much better Jewish history museum use of this valuable downtown DC property.
And another important justification for this change request, is how Jews and Judaism are so very closely attached to this money printing press building.
Judaism stands for the blood of atonement (the forgiveness of sin by the spilling of blood), and money and time seems to be the first primary real blood that often gets spilt first from many innocent people in all of the very many wars, as money is behind every war.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” -Ephesians 6:12
The most powerful “arms” we can take up are also not of this world.
Donald Trumps meeting with Putin leaves me with the impression we are witnessing two jewish street gangs duking it out.
Israeli owned CNN, Goldman sachs and Gordon Duff are doing whatever they can to smear Trump and prop up Hillary Clinton and George SorosS
They seem to be arm wresting with Trump, Rupert Murdoch, City of London (Rothchilds) and Fox News.
I have never seen a pure media smear job like the one CNN is engaged in right now. Wolf Blitzer seems to be punchy with yellow journalism and in a state of catatonic shock.
Narcisist Anamwhore keeps telling us how she rubs shoulders with the rich and famous and how they want to rub shoulders with her, while continuing to plant “Assad as murderer propaganda whenever she can slip it in.”
I hope Trump and Putin are both acting with a sense of good will, both having identified Israel as the true terrorist state behind 9/11 , and that they will soon make a plan with both the US and Russian militaries to find a final solution to the continued existence of Israel problem.
BBC History Magazine: The legacy of the Romanovs: how is the last Russian royal family remembered in Russia?
On 17 July 1918, in the wake of the Russian Revolution of 1917, the last Russian royal family – the Romanovs – were brutally murdered by Bolshevik revolutionaries.
Their deaths marked the end of a dynasty that had ruled Russia for more than 300 years and heralded the rise of communist Russia.
A century on from their brutal execution, Helen Rappaport explores how Russia has remembered the Romanovs and explains what is commemorated by today’s ‘Tsar’s Days’ in Ekaterinburg…
In the early hours of 17 July 1918, Bolshevik revolutionaries marched the Russian Imperial family — Tsar Nicholas II, his empress and their five children — and their staff down to the cellar of the house in which they were living in exile, in Ekaterinburg, and shot and bayonetted them to death.
When Josef Stalin rose to power in the 1920s and when the Soviet Union was established in 1922, all discussion of Russia’s last Imperial family – either printed or in public – was banned.
In the new socialist state, religious faith and practice, or any nostalgia or veneration of the Romanovs, was forced underground by the ruling Communist Party’s favoured policy of “state atheism”.
However, many ordinary Russian people, particularly those of the older generation, did not let go of their Russian Orthodox faith or stop praying to their murdered tsar. They still wished to have their children baptised – but did so in private.
In the west, interest in Russia’s last imperial family withered on the vine with the rise of Soviet Russia, except for the occasional flurry of interest – such as that over the false Anastasia claimant, Anna Anderson, who in the 1920s became notorious after persisting for many years with her claim to be the tsar’s youngest daughter and thus sole survivor of the 1918 massacre.
By the mid-1970s, there was growing official Soviet concern about the persistent private veneration of the Romanovs, which the government decided to take radical measures to try to suppress.
The Ipatiev House
The Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg was the site at which the Romanov family had been held under close guard from the end of April 1918 until their assassination on 17 July 1918.
Desperate to obliterate its old imperial connections, the Soviets promoted the house as a revolutionary monument, celebrating the destruction of the old and disliked imperial order by the Revolution of 1917.
From 1927 to 1938, the house served as the Ural Museum of Revolution before being converted to a Museum of Atheism and, in 1946, it was taken over by the Ekaterinburg Communist Party.
Yet, the systematic attempt to destroy this last mournful connection with the House of Romanov failed.
Despite the hostile political climate of the Soviet Union, the Ipatiev House became the precise opposite of a symbol of revolution: it became a house to which pilgrims and believers continued to pay their respects to their much-loved imperial family.
The Soviet government moved swiftly to defuse the problem. Approaching the 60th anniversary of the Romanovs’ deaths in 1978, the Politburo [the policy-making body of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union] decided to remove the source of the problem.
Orders were sent down from the Party’s head of state security, Yury Andropov, to local Ekaterinburg party leader, Boris Yeltsin, to organise the house’s swift demolition in September 1977. It was, as Yeltsin himself later admitted, “an act of barbarism”.
The destruction of the Ipatiev House made no difference: people continued to look upon the house as a place of pilgrimage, prayer and remembrance.
A simple wooden Russian Orthodox cross was erected over the wasteland where the house had once stood, only to be quickly removed by the local authorities.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union
The removal and replacement of the cross continued in an ongoing cycle until the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1991.
As soon as the old, oppressive order was gone, the Russian Orthodox church slowly but surely re-emerged and soon became resurgent. With it came the open veneration of the Romanov family as the totemic heart of the faith for many Russians.
By the year 2000, the Romanovs had been canonised as saints by the Russian Orthodox Church in Russia (though the ROC Abroad had long since done so in 1981), and plans were afoot to erect a grand cathedral on the site of the house in Ekaterinburg.
With an injection of funds from numerous patrons, work began on what is now Ekaterinburg’s Church on the Blood (in full: The Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land).
It was consecrated in 2003 and has become a major pilgrimage site – the focal point of growing interest in the Romanov family worldwide.
The significance of the Church on the Blood to the Russian Orthodox faithful has snowballed, with a massive influx of pilgrims every July for the ‘Tsar’s Days’ – a three-day period of commemoration, veneration, prayer and religious procession in and around the city.
At the end of a long vigil held at the Church on the Blood on the night of 16 July, the congregation walk en masse for approximately 12 miles to the Koptyaki Forest outside Ekaterinburg.
Here, they gather at what is now known as the Monastery of the Holy Imperial Passion Bearers, which comprises seven small churches representing each member of the Romanov family.
The number of people commemorating the Tsar’s Days has rapidly grown every year. The early pilgrimages comprised of just a few thousand people; in 2017 they estimated crowds of as many as 60,000.
On the tail end of the 2018 football World Cup, it is believed that as many as 200,000 people may flock to the city to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Romanovs’ execution.
This anniversary will undoubtedly be the largest public demonstration yet of the growing and irresistible significance of the Romanovs in the cultural, spiritual and emotional life of modern-day Russia.
There are also hopes that the Russian Orthodox Church will finally announce the findings of their recent testing of the Romanov remains found in the grave at Ganina Yama, a village north of Ekaterinburg, in the 1990s.
Elsewhere, a digital project called #Romanovs100 has opened up rare personal photographic archives to bring the final years of the Romanov family to life for a digital age.
There is talk, also, of a project to rebuild an exact facsimile of the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, along with an enormous new cathedral – possibly to house the family’s remains.
Ekaterinburg – if not the equivalent of Mecca, as a place of Christian pilgrimage – certainly promises to be a New Jerusalem for Russian Orthodox faithful from all around the world.
– Helen Rappaport is the author of The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue Russia’s Imperial Family, published by Hutchinson. She is also a contributor to the #Romanovs100 project.
Romanovs100 is a large-scale historical photo-puzzle, a cross-platform social media project which tells the story of Russia’s last royal family through thousands of their own photos.
Over 100 days — April 8 to July 17 — four social media networks will host a comprehensive photo-story review depicting the last decades of Imperial Russia — through the lenses of the Romanovs’ family cameras.
Thanks KJ for reminding us that today marks the 100th anniversary of the murders of the Romanovs (and some of their staff) by the Judeo-Bolsheviks - whose descendents are still among us and still busily plotting… down to this very day.
Lying British black propaganda against Russia and the Tsars is nothing new, and long predated WWI as part of Imperial Britannia’s Great Game in Eurasia.
Russian Faith: British Media Slanders Russia’s Last Royal Family on the 100th Anniversary of Their Murder
The Daily Mail has stooped to spitting on the graves of beloved Christian Saints, publishing slanderous lies about Tsar Nicholas II and his family. Some people have no shame
Joshua DavidsonJul 16, 2018
The propaganda specialists over at The Daily Mail have apparently been working overtime. Here on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the murder of Russia’s last Royal Family, The Daily Mail has published a cynical, demonic piece of trash, slandering Tsar Nicholas II and his family.
With no respect for the dead, and with even less respect for this family of Christian Saints, they have scraped up all the lies they could find about this good family, and they have collected them into one location, so that anyone seeking disinformation and delusion can achieve their goal by clicking on a single website.
From the myth of Nicholas II being a “Weak Tsar”, to the lies about the royal family being manipulated by Rasputin, they have pulled almost every trick in the book. (Of course, we probably shouldn’t be surprised, since it was the British who attacked Rasputin in the first place, over 100 years ago.) Perhaps they believe all their readers are ignorant of history.
For those who are regular readers of Russian Faith, the lies coming from the British media are immediately apparent. Long before The Daily Mail released this piece of journalistic garbage, we already had been careful to set the record straight regarding Tsar Nicholas II and his family. And we have done our best to proclaim the truth far and wide.
Here is a sample list of myths that have already been debunked:
The Truth about Tsar Nicholas II
MYTH: Rasputin Manipulated Nicholas II
MYTH: Nicholas II was a “Weak Tsar”
MYTH: Nicholas II Personally Instigated and Lost the Russo-Japanese War
MYTH: Nicholas II and the Coronation Stampede
MYTH: Nicholas II and “Bloody Sunday”
And if that isn’t enough, we have also published many articles focusing on more positive aspects of the royal family, making it clear that they were good Christian people who set a good example in many ways:
– Here’s Why Nicholas II was Made a Saint
– Tsar Nicholas II’s Murdered Family is the Key to Russia’s Revival
– Remarkable Examples of Holiness in the Family of the Last Tsar
– The Last Tsar and His Wife’s Beautiful Love Letters
– Thousands of Russians March 435 Miles to Honor the Murdered Family of the Last Tsar
– Rasputin Was a Great and Good Man, Cruelly Murdered by British Spies
As my dad used to say,
“A Lie goes around the world seven times, while Truth is still putting it’s boots on.”
As you can see in the above articles, Truth has finally gotten its boots on. Now we know what actually happened. So there is no excuse for perpetuating the tired old lies being repeated by The Daily Mail. It is high time for us to stomp on these slanderous propaganda pieces, and to toss them in the trash where they belong.
Nicholas was a good man who was overwhelmed by monumental events organized and funded by monied Jews the world over. I remember Solzhenitsyn speaking of how Nicholas once donned a new style Russian private’s uniform and went on an all day march in it to test it out for himself.
In your wildest dreams try and imagine someone in power doing something like that today.
Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia: Tsar Nicholas II, Tsaritsa Alexandra, Crown Prince Alexis, and Grand-duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia, and those martyred with them (1918)
Commemorated on July 4 (17 civil)
“Tsar Nicholas II was the son of Alexander III, who had reposed in the arms of St John of Kronstadt.
“Having been raised in piety, Tsar Nicholas ever sought to rule in a spirit consonant with the precepts of Orthodoxy and the best traditions of his nation.
“Tsaritsa Alexandra, a grand-daughter of Queen Victoria of England, and a convert from Lutheranism, was noted for her piety and compassion for the poor and suffering.
“Their five children were beloved of all for their kindness, modesty, and guilelessness.
“Amidst the political turmoil of 1917, Tsar Nicholas selflessly abdicated the throne for what he believed was the good of his country. Although he had abdicated willingly, the revolutionaries put him and his family under house arrest, then sent them under guard to Tobolsk and finally Ekaterinburg.
“A letter written from Tobolsk by Grand Duchess Olga, the eldest of the children, shows their nobility of soul.
“She writes, ‘My father asks that I convey to all those who have remained devoted to him… that they should not take vengeance on his account, because he has forgiven everyone and prays for them all. Nor should they avenge themselves.
‘Rather, they should bear in mind that this evil which is now present in the world will become yet stronger, but that evil will not conquer evil, but only love shall do so.’
“After enduring sixteen months of imprisonment, deprivation, and humiliation with a Christian patience which moved even their captors, they and those who were with them gained their crowns of martyrdom when they were shot and stabbed to death in the cellar of the Ipatiev house in Ekaterinburg in 1918.
“Together with them are also commemorated those who faithfully served them, and were either slain with them, or on their account…” (Great Horologion)
Mondoweiss: Leading US Israel supporter is abused at Israeli airport for having ‘Palestine’ pamphlet
Israel/Palestine Philip Weiss on July 17, 2018 10 Comments
This is an interesting story. Meyer Koplow is the chair of Brandeis University and a big deal lawyer at Wachtell Lipton in NY. He gives “millions” to Israel, and is a pillar of the Israel lobby. His son Michael, who works for a pro-Israel organization, has posted a thread on twitter about his father’s “aggressive interrogation” at the Israeli airport on July 15 because he had a pamphlet with the word Palestine on it and had visited the West Bank with a pro-Israel group called Encounter.
Of course Palestinians face worse all the time, but Michael Koplow sees this as another sign of the chasm between Israeli and American Jews:
“I have a personal anecdote to share that is a perfectly sad microcosm of everything wrong with the way Israel treats information as a threat and American Jews as objects of suspicion
“My dad was in Israel for the past two weeks, spending one week visiting me and the fam while we’re here and spending the second week in the West Bank with other American Jewish leaders on an Encounter Leadership Intensive aimed at hearing the Palestinian narrative firsthand.
“For some background, my dad is as American Jewish establishment as it gets: 3 time shul president, former UJA board member, current chair of Brandeis University, has contributed millions to Israeli institutions including Shaarei Tzedek, Hebrew U, and AMIT. Textbook pro-Israel. He left yesterday to go home, went through Ben Gurion security without a hitch, and once at the gate got paged over the loudspeaker to go to the info desk.
“Once there, a security officer said there was a problem with his luggage and they wanted to ask him some questions about where he had been and what he was doing. Turns out that he had taken a tourism pamphlet from a hotel in Bethlehem that had the word Palestine on it, and that triggered an aggressive interrogation because spending time in the West Bank immediately raises unacceptable red flags.
“The officer asked him to prove that Encounter was a real organization, demanded to know who else was on the trip (which he refused to divulge because of confidentiality), and expressed doubts that he was telling the truth, repeating questions to try and catch him in a lie.
“The kicker, of course, was the incredulous question about why he would want to go to the West Bank and what he planned to do with the information he saw, as if seeing the daily reality of life in the WB firsthand ipso facto will create a pressing threat to Israel’s security. This happened to a completely non-threatening grandfather, who has been to Israel dozens of times, and who is a major philanthropist to Jewish causes in Israel.
“More worrisome, it was the result of going through his checked bag and literally reading through the papers in it. Security at Ben Gurion weren’t set off by a weapon. They weren’t looking for a bomb. They pulled him back from the gate on his way out of the country because they went digging through his personal items and found a Palestine tourism pamphlet. Let that sink in for a moment.
“We have moved from Israel being worried about tangible security threats, to treating BDS advocates and protestors as if they are security threats, to treating any evidence of basic engagement with Palestinians as security threats. Simple information is treated as dangerous.
“There is also the issue of how Israel treats American Jews. That my dad is a particularly prominent one who has made the Jewish state an object of his philanthropic generosity makes this story seem worse, but that actually should not be germane to this situation.
“In what universe does it make sense to treat someone with my dad’s profile – an older, rumpled, kippah-wearing American – as an object of suspicion? Even if the state is going to cynically treat American Jews like dollar signs, that would be better than what transpires.
“Israelis can pretend that the crisis with American Jews is about spoiled millennials, Reform Jews who don’t appreciate their heritage, assimilated Americans living their comfortable lives in blissful ignorance, etc. (have I hit all of the most obnoxious stereotypes?) But it is much, much more than that.
“If Israel wants American Jews to feel like they have any stake in the state and that it is something worthy of support, praise, and defense, it has to minimally respect them and their philosophical values of openness and basic decency.
“There is a bigger storm coming than the Israeli government cares to understand, and I have seen it infiltrating into some surprising quarters of American Jewry for years. My dad’s story is not unique. When Israel finally wakes up to the problem, it will be too late.”
Alexandra Whitney response:
My grandparents from Jerusalem (Ayn Karim) were made stateless exiles in 48. I am banned from travel to visit great-grandparents graves. I can’t even get through to the West Bank. Period.
Diana Greenwald, an assistant professor at City College:
I’m sorry to hear about your dad’s experience. I was strip searched at Ben Gurion at the end of June because I do research in the West Bank. It was infuriating and upsetting. Of course, these kinds of degradations happen to Palestinians all the time.
IMHO, it is completely inappropriate to tweet this thread without so much as an acknowledgement of what Israel’s bigoted policies mean for all the non-Jews — especially Palestinians and those with Muslim names.
Gilad Halpern of Haaretz wrote:
Shocking experience but it’s good that it happened. I just hope that now Koplow Sr will either disengage from Israel or actively campaign against it.
Koplow responded: “I assure you that he will do neither, and I’m glad that he won’t. The only way out of this as far as I’m concerned is constructive engagement.” (He did not explain what that means.)
JLewisDickerson July 17, 2018, 4:15 pm
RE: “The only way out of this as far as I’m concerned is constructive engagement.” ~ Koplow
■ FROM WIKIPEDIA [Constructive engagement]:
[EXCERPT] Constructive engagement was the name given to the policy of the Reagan Administration towards the apartheid regime in South Africa in the early 1980s. It was promoted as an alternative to the economic sanctions and divestment from South Africa demanded by the UN General Assembly and the international anti-apartheid movement.
The Reagan Administration vetoed legislation from the United States Congress and blocked attempts by the United Nations to impose sanctions and to isolate South Africa.
Instead, advocates of constructive engagement sought to use incentives as a means of encouraging South Africa gradually to move away from apartheid. The policy, echoed by the British government of Margaret Thatcher, came under criticism as South African government repression of the black population and anti-apartheid activism intensified. . .
. . . The build-up to what was to become the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986 can be traced to Archbishop Desmond Tutu who visited the United States in 1984. This visit occurred after President Reagan’s comfortable re-election.
“Speaking on Capitol Hill Tutu delivered a speech, declaring “constructive engagement is an abomination, an unmitigated disaster.”… “In my view, the Reagan administration’s support and collaboration with it is equally immoral, evil, and totally un-Christian.”
This speech was the turning point for the Reagan administration, and also the beginning of the end of “Constructive Engagement”. In April 1985 President Reagan came under attack from within the Republican Party itself. The Republican majority in the Senate voted 89–4 on a resolution condemning apartheid.
In October 1986, the United States Congress overrode President Reagan’s veto of the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act (the Senate vote was 78 to 21, the House vote was 313 to 83), despite objections by conservative Representatives such as Dick Cheney, who noted that Nelson Mandela was the head of an organisation that the State Department had deemed “terrorist”.
In the week leading up to the vote, President Reagan appealed to members of the Republican Party for support, but as Senator Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. would state, “For this moment, at least, the President has become an irrelevancy to the ideals, heartfelt and spoken, of America.”
The legislation, which banned all new US trade and investment in South Africa, also refused South African Airways flights landing permission at US airports. This legislation was seen as a catalyst for similar sanctions in Europe and Japan, and signalled the end of the constructive engagement policy.
■ FROM ForeignAffairs.com: “South Africa: Why Constructive Engagement Failed”, By Sanford J. Ungar and Peter Vale, Winter 1985/86
• Article Summary
Ronald Reagan’s imposition of limited economic sanctions against the South African regime in September was a tacit admission that his policy of “constructive engagement”–encouraging change in the apartheid system through a quiet dialogue with that country’s white minority leaders–had failed.
Having been offered many carrots by the United States over a period of four-and-a-half years as incentives to institute meaningful reforms, the South African authorities had simply made a carrot stew and eaten it. Under the combined pressures of the seemingly cataclysmic events in South Africa since September 1984 and the dramatic surge of anti-apartheid protest and political activism in the United States, the Reagan Administration was finally embarrassed into brandishing some small sticks as an element of American policy.
■ MAGGIE THATCHER’S OPPOSITION TO USING SANCTIONS AGAINST APARTHEID-ERA SOUTH AFRICA :
. . . While Thatcher maintained throughout her political career that she “loathe[d] apartheid and everything connected with it,” she . . . refused, alongside Ronald Reagan, to back sanctions against the Apartheid regime in South Africa. “In my view, isolation will lead only to an increasingly negative and intransigent attitude in the part of white South African,” she said in December 1977 . . .
I figured it out. You got the clips for Christ temptation in the desert from Youtube and the movie is the TV mini series “The Bible” that was put on TV in 2013.
Some Black people didn’t like the movie because Satan was portrayed as a man that looked remotely like Barack Obama.
Anyway, you did a very good job of splicing and editing and Youtube deserves thanks for helping you create your video. Also, I like the very jazzy ending to your video with all kinds of special effects. Nice.
The snake they used looks like a very harmless little garden snake. They should have used a CGI rendition of a snake like a Black Mamba or a Cobra. That would have been more impressive.
The long war against God for sure. The ultimate, most compelling story ever told throughout world history. Cosmic warfare and conflict. As it was from The Beginning, fast forward to 2018. The Good News: Death and the grave have been conquered. Amen!
For those who have ears to hear (and eyes to see). Hasten now to believe, while there is still time, for NOW is the day of salvation. (not to preach, but to proclaim).
God bless Brother Nathanael, and God bless all.
Jesus the Great High Priest
Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.
P.S. pray for our persecutors. (Often easier said than done).
Such glory for the cowardly, low-life “most moral army in the world” and “the light unto the Gentiles”.
Americans should be proud that the Jews in their new US-taxpayer funded American made, top-of-the-line combat jets can maim and kill unarmed old folks, men, women, children, and destroy entire families whose menfolk have no more in the way of weapons of resistance than highly inaccurate hand manufactured rockets, small, very short distance missiles, incendiary kites and balloons, rock-throwing slings, and burning tires to fight back with and defend their legitimate rights to their own land, lives, and civil liberties.
International Middle East Media Center: Israel First Country to Kill Children using US-made F35 Fighters
According to Days of Palestine, the Israeli occupation state is the first country to use the US-made F-35 fighter jet to kill people –two innocent Palestinian children in Gaza Strip.
While America and the rest of the world’s attention was focused on the Wold Cup, Wimbledon, Trump’s visit to England, and the Stormy Daniels story, Israel unleashed the heaviest air strikes since 2014, on the besieged Gaza Strip.
This makes Israel the first country in the world to use the new US-made F-35 fighter jets to kill people.
Last week, the Israeli air forces also used the F-35 fighter jets to fly over Beirut, Lebanon and bombard targets inside Syria.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, Israeli airstrikes, on Saturday, injured hundreds of civilians, killing two Palestinian boys Louay Khoheel, aged 16, and Amir al-Namara, also 16, who were at a public park next to an unfinished building.
A few hours later, Amir and Louay’s parents visited the morgue to claim their bodies.
These animals are just itching to use their new, expensive US-made toys to show just how tough the Jews are by trying them out on a completely defenseless people with no standard military and no air defenses.
The twisted, lying thieves, pickpockets, and robbers never stop.
Haaretz: Israel Collected $100m From Palestinians. Now It Wants to Use the Money to Upgrade Roadblocks
The Finance Ministry and the Population and Immigration Authority have accumulated millions of shekels in sick leave compensations belonging to Palestinian workers
The Finance Ministry and the Population and Immigration Authority are exploring a variety of ways to use an accumulated 380 million shekels ($105 million) in sick leave compensation sitting in accounts of Palestinian laborers with Israeli work permits. An option being considered is to put the money toward upgrading border crossings between the West Bank and Israel.
The funds were paid by the Palestinians’ Israeli employers after deducting the sums from the workers’ wages. Little of the money has reached the workers themselves and the High Court of Justice will hold an initial hearing next week on a petition filed about two years ago about the disposition of the funds.
The issues is over the fact that Israeli employers have automatically deducted 2.5% Palestinian laborers’ salaries for a sick leave fund managed by the Population Authority. Any unused funds are transferred to the Finance Ministry.
The procedure that Palestinians must follow to obtain any of their money is much more complicated than what is required of Israelis.
They may withdraw funds only in the event of illness or debilitating injury that prevents them from working, and the application process requires a number of administrative and medical approvals.
A government plan developed by a team representing the finance, justice and labor ministries, Immigration Authority and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories suggests four possible options for the accumulated funds: Upgrading West Bank checkpoints, providing professional training for the workers, modernizing the work permit system, or improving pension benefits.
About two years ago, the Kav LaOved Worker’s Hotline organization and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel filed high court petitions against the Population Authority and the Finance Ministry on how the funds gleaned from Palestinian wages are used. Official data shows that a small number of Palestinians have received any money from these funds. Between 2014 and 2017, only 1 to 1.5 percent of 50,000 to 70,000 laborers qualified for sick leave compensation. The state said two weeks ago that not a single worker had received any compensation, citing “difficulties” in processing medical documents.
Representing Kav LaOved attorney Michal Tajer said the fund obscures eligibility information makes it difficult for those who are eligible to receive any money. As a result, she said, large amounts of money have accumulated over the years in the fund, for which the Finance Ministry is responsible.
Tajer said that at the beginning of the year the state had informed her that 380 million shekels had accumulated in the fund. Based on the prior pace of deposits, it can be assumed that the fund has grown to some 400 million shekels by now.
Kav LaOved said the situation amounted to withholding of wages from one of the country’s most vulnerable workforce groups.
The State Comptroller’s Office has also accused the Population Authority of “failing in its role of protecting the rights of Palestinian workers.”
As a result, the authority has decided to stop collecting funds from employers and require employers to pay benefits directly to their Palestinian workers. The state recently informed the court that at least some of these will take effect in 2019. But it is still undecided what to do about the already accumulated funds.
One source said that regulations may have to be amended in order to change how the funds are handled.
“This involves millions of shekels that were collected for a specific purpose and all of a sudden they are being devoted to a new purpose,” the source said. “Such a step requires legal backing to the last detail.”
At the end of 2016, the Finance Ministry told Haaretz that the funds have been deposited at the Bank of Israel and were not included in the state budget.
Tajer described plans to redirect the funds to improve crossings as cynical and unethical. “For the past several years, the government has been seeking to impose the costs entailed in renovating the crossing points on the workers themselves,” she wrote.
“The use of sick leave funds remaining with the government due to its own failure is an evasion of responsibility on Israel’s part for these crossing points along with a shifting of the cost to the workers, who suffer in any event from their poor infrastructure,” Tajer wrote.
As for redirecting the funds to pension payments, Tajer said that the government had not managed for 40 years to provide a system to provide masses of workers with pension payments, despite the deductions for that purpose.
“Now it is seeking to correct one failure in using funds that it received through another failure,” she said.
Officials at the Finance Ministry and the Population Authority declined to comment.
IMEMC: Israeli Knesset Passes “Breaking The Silence” Bill
The Israeli Knesset approved, on Monday night, the “Breaking The Silence” bill, granting the Minister of Education the power to prevent peace activists from the organization “Breaking the Silence” from entering schools, or to talking to students about their organization.
The approved bill passed with 43 Knesset members voting in favor, while 24 opposed it; in the wording of the bill, it describes Breaking the Silence members, former Israeli soldiers who decided to speak out against the ongoing military violations against the Palestinian people, as “external elements that act against the Israeli military, and the educational system.”
The Maan News Agency quoted Breaking The Silence as stating that Israel is now taking action to silence the activists, after using other means to try to stop them from speaking out against the Israeli occupation and its illegal practices.
The new Israeli law, although naming Breaking The Silence, is also meant to prevent any organization or group that opposes the Israeli military occupation of Palestine from entering schools and talking to the students.
In their statement in response to the new law, Breaking the Silence stated that the passage of the bill shows that Education Minister Naftali Bennet, “is so terrified by Breaking the Silence, that he would go so far as to pass a law meant simply to silence us.”
The group said that Bennet wants to present only his agenda to students in Israel. Bennet’s curricula include justification for the killing of Palestinian children, while at the same time refusing any eviction of colonialist Israeli settlers from the occupied West Bank.
It is worth mentioning that Bennet commented in the vote stating that “the reality in which organizations could harm Israel’s legitimacy, and the reputation of its soldiers in front of school students, has come to an end.”
He added that, as long as, “Breaking the Silence remain active against the state of Israel and its army, in the country or abroad, but I will not allow them to be active in our educational system; if they want to be active in their homes, so be it, but not in our schools, where we shape the future generation, such voices will not be allowed.”
Breaking the Silence is a group made up of former Israeli soldiers who served in the Occupied Palestinian Territories of the West Bank and Gaza, but felt remorse for their actions and the atrocities they witnessed or participated in.
These former soldiers share their personal accounts of what they experienced, including stories of being ordered to brutalize children, terrorize families, and shoot unarmed civilians.
Al Masdar: Syrian Army raises flag over highest point in Daraa (video)
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) took control of the highest point in the Daraa Governorate over the weekend, following a 48 hour battle with the jihadist rebels.
Led by their Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army captured the strategic hilltop of Tal Al-Harrah on Sunday, forcing the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham to fall back the eastern countryside of Al-Quneitra.
Tal Al-Harrah is the most important site in southwest Syria because it overlooks an area of 50 square kilometers.
An Israeli sniper deliberately targeted Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar, an investigation by the human rights group B’Tselem has found.
Al-Najjar, 21, was killed on 1 June, as she and her colleagues treated Palestinians taking part in Great March of Return protests in Gaza, near the boundary fence with Israel, east of Khan Younis.
According to B’Tselem, al-Najjar “was fatally shot by a member of the security forces who was aiming directly at her as she was standing about 25 meters away from the fence, despite the fact that she posed no danger to him or anyone else and was wearing a medical uniform.”
Shortly before she was killed, al-Najjar was with several other paramedics, including Rami Abu Jazar, Rasha Qudaih, Rida al-Najjar and Mahmoud Abd al-Ati.
All were wearing clearly marked medical vests.
They were approaching the area of the fence with their hands in the air in order to rescue two young men who had passed out due to the heavy amounts of teargas the Israelis were firing.
“We got to the two young men, and when we started evacuating them, the soldiers started firing a heavy barrage of teargas canisters at us,” Abu Jazar told B’Tselem.
Razan al-Najjar and Qudaih began choking, and they withdrew from the area in order to receive treatment from their colleagues Abu Jazar and Abd al-Ati.
Abd al-Ati’s told B’Tselem how he had given Razan al-Najjar first aid to treat the tear gas inhalation and that shortly after, “We went back and stood northwest of the protesters, about 10 to 20 meters away from the concertina fence.”
Other colleagues managed to bring the two young men to safety.
“After we had moved away, we started feeling better and decided to go closer to the protesters,” Abu Jazar stated. “We stood about 10 meters away from them, which was about 25 meters away from the fence. There were no protesters near us.”
That is when an Israeli sniper deliberately targeted Razan al-Najjar.
“At around a quarter to six, we saw two soldiers get out of a military jeep, kneel and aim their guns at us, taking up a sniper stance,” Abu Jazar said. “Razan was standing to my right and Rasha was behind me. We were talking. Suddenly, they fired two live bullets at us. I looked at Razan and saw her point to her back and then fall down.”
Abu Jazar was also shot in the leg and Abd al-Ati was hit by shrapnel in the right hand and pelvis.
Then, according to Abd al-Ati, “two soldiers got out of a military jeep and pointed their guns at us. They fired two bullets at us.”
One hit Razan al-Najjar in the left side of the chest and exited from her back, while Abd al-Ati was hit by fragments from a live round.
Razan al-Najjar was taken to the European Hospital near Khan Younis and after 30 minutes of resuscitation efforts was pronounced dead.
B’Tselem notes how the Israeli military tried to clear itself of responsibility for al-Najjar’s death by offering varying accounts.
At first, the army claimed that soldiers did not fire directly at al-Najjar.
Then the army claimed the medic might have been killed by a ricocheting bullet, and finally it resorted to a smear campaign, accusing al-Najjar of offering herself up as a “human shield” for Hamas.
Al-Najjar’s killing, the human rights group states, “is a direct result of the open-fire policy Israel has been implementing since the protests began.”
Since the Great March of Return was launched on 30 March, Israeli forces have killed some 150 Palestinians in Gaza, the vast majority unarmed civilians killed during protests.
More than 4,000 others have been injured by live fire.
Al-Najjar was the second paramedic to be killed, two weeks after Mousa Jaber Abu Hassanein was fatally shot in another incident of Israeli soldiers opening fire on clearly marked rescue personnel.
In total, more than 350 medical staff have been injured since the protests began, including 26 hit with live fire, 12 hurt by shrapnel and nearly 40 directly hit by tear gas canisters, according to World Health Organization figures cited by B’Tselem.
Dozens of ambulances have been damaged.
Israelis snipers are under orders to shoot directly at unarmed protesters, including children, a policy that the International Criminal Court prosecutor has warned could land Israeli leaders and commanders on trial.
The Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq had already dismissed the Israeli army’s self-investigation into al-Najjar’s killing as a “sham” that is “neither transparent or credible.”
Dreamed of being a nurse
On the day she was killed, Razan al-Najjar was doing what she had always wanted to do – give medical care to people in need.
“She loved life and was always smiling. She dreamed of studying nursing at the university, but our finances wouldn’t allow it so she made do with first aid courses,” Razan’s mother Sabrin al-Najjar told B’Tselem.
But the courses at a local hospital were rigorous and al-Najjar worked hard, earning the respect of doctors and other colleagues.
“Razan was driven to prove herself in the nursing field and make up for not being able to go to university,” her mother added.
Her killing has left behind a devastated family unable to come to terms with losing her.
“Sometimes I call her when it’s time to eat, because I feel that she’s with us and she hasn’t died. The whole family is having a really hard time,” Sabrin said.
Razan’s younger siblings are struggling and can’t understand why she’s never coming home.
“My husband is broken,” Sabrin said. “He cries all the time and misses her badly.”
“I keep praying for her to receive the grace of God and go to heaven. Losing her is terrible,” Sabrin said. “What wrong did Razan commit that she had to be killed?”
SANA: New aggression by US-led coalition on village in Deir Ezzor province
Deir Ezzor, SANA – A number of civilians were martyred or injured in a new aggression by the US-led international coalition in al-Boukamal countryside in Deir Ezzor province.
Local sources told SANA that al-Sossah village in al-Boukamal countryside was subjected to raids by the warplanes of the US-led international coalition, claiming the lives of a man and his wife and causing serious injuries to a number of their family members, most of them children and women.
The aggression also caused massive material damage to a number of houses, the sources added.
It’s like living in a real life “Twilight Zone” or more accurately Zio Zone
I was just flipping channels and for the first time in my life personally witnessed a news program, well actually an Israeli propaganda program, where the speakers were speaking only what seemed like, I guess, is called Hebrew.
Russia Beyond the Headlines: Before the firing squad: How the Romanovs lived out their last days 100 years ago
The deposed Russian royals lived in a heavily guarded Urals mansion, enduring constant mocking from their Bolshevik captors. With the White Army advancing towards the city, a decision was taken to summarily execute the family.
For most of his life, Nicholas Romanov kept a diary, writing scrupulously, almost drearily – carefully noting events such as playing cards and having dinner. He did so as heir to the Romanov throne, as Emperor Nicholas II – and didn’t stop after losing his crown in 1917 and becoming just “citizen Romanov”.
“It’s a nice, clean house,” he wrote on April 30, 1918 after the Bolsheviks transferred him and his family to Yekaterinburg (just over 1,000 miles east of Moscow). The Ipatiev House, was a neat and tidy merchant’s mansion - and a well guarded one too.
Mikhail Medvedev, one of the family’s Bolshevik guards who would become their executioner, wrote: “It was kind of a fortress: two high fences around, a system of outposts inside, machine guns.” This was the place where the royal family would spend their last 78 days and die under a hail of gunfire on the night of July 17.
With rude guards and dire circumstances (the ex-emperor’s daughters, for instance, had to sleep on the floor, and the Tsarevich Alexey suffered from hemophilia and couldn’t walk) Ipatiev House was hardly a royal residence. Nevertheless, the Romanovs managed to maintain the image of a more or less stable life.
Deeply religious people, each morning they prayed before doing their best to keep themselves busy with anything they could. They could walk in the courtyard but only for an hour a day. When Nicholas asked why, a Red Guard officer replied: “So that it looks more like a prison to you.”
Yet Nicholas remained calm – at least, judging by his diary – he concentrated on the small things. “The dinner was terribly late today – they served it at 3:30 pm today, not at 1:00 pm!” Nicholas wrote May 13, for instance. On his birthday (May 18) he noted: “I’ve lived to 50! Can hardly believe it myself…”
Meanwhile, Alexandra Feodorovna, Nicholas’ beloved spouse, wasn’t wasting time. With her four daughters (Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia), they were sewing family jewelry – diamonds and gems – into the seams of dresses and coats, so in future they would have something to live on. They did not suspect that they would never have the need for it.
On June 27, Nicholas wrote: “We received two letters telling us that some loyal people will kidnap us!” One of the guards secretly passed a letter written in French to the royal family, stating that “a friendly army is closing in” and it would free the prisoners.
In fact, it was a Bolshevik provocation: “Yekaterinburg Bolsheviks wrote a letter on behalf of an officers’ organization stating that Yekaterinburg was about to fall and proposing an escape plan,” Mikhail Medvedev recalled. The trap worked: the Romanovs spent one of the nights fully dressed, waiting to be rescued.
Medvedev suggests that the Romanovs’ proved willingness to attempt an escape was one of the reasons they were murdered. Along with the White enemy advance on Yekaterinburg, the Bolshevik decision to get rid of the Romanovs was arrived at.
The Untold History of the Murder of the Last Tsar and His Family which the Media Have Been Hiding From You
The mainstream media’s version of the tragic end of the last Russian Tsar is one of the biggest and most important historical lies in existence.
The truth is finally coming out.
A murder of Russian Imperial family members on July 18, 1918, in Alapayevsk in the Urals, the day after the shooting at Yekaterinburg of the last Tsar, Nicholas II, and his family.
A taboo topic in the shamed West, Russia today marks the centenary of the heartless butchery of the wider Imperial Russian family committed by Wall Street financed, mostly non-Russian mercenaries during the greatest nation heist in the history of humankind.
DECAPITATION OF A EUROPEAN DYNASTY
One hundred years ago the czar and his family were brutally murdered by the non-Christian Bolsheviks. Yet it wasn’t only the immediate family which was butchered—but also many more Romanov relatives as well. Martyrs to their faith, they are now recognized as saints . . .
July 2018 the centenary of a catastrophic event is widely commemorated throughout the Federation of Russia. Indeed, the entire nation remembers and revisits the terrible fate of the immediate Imperial family and the blood-dynasty of one of Europe’s oldest and most revered royal families.
Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, their daughters and Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna, an older sister of Alexandra, the last Russian Empress. The royal blood of Europe was spilled but by whom and for what purpose.
On March 15, 1917, the lights first flickered and then went out in Imperial Russia. When Tsar Nicholas II was forced to abdicate a satanic darkness descended on the world’s largest and richest nation. The candles spluttered into flame only with the assassination of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin on March 5, 1953. During 36 years of demonic Bolshevik butchery, their barbarities were censored, justified and even praised by Western journalists and politicians.
Aided covertly by the United States, France, and Britain the Bolsheviks had consolidated their grip on Imperial Russia by 1922. The Bolsheviks in 1917, far from being a significant force were almost caught off guard when anarchic conditions enabled them to seize the initiative.
Lenin afterwards remarked that “if only a handful of people in St. Petersburg had known what we were about to do we would never have achieved victory.”
On the centenary of the massacre of the Tsar, the Tsarina, their children and servants media is subdued. In December 2017 the Daily Mail criticised a Russian initiative aimed at discovering if there had been a racist ritualistic agenda to the bloodletting that stunned the world.
When Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev signed a decree to build the ‘Museum of the Victims of Stalinist Repression’, Russia’s Prime Minister ran the risk of being charged by Israel with anti-Semitism.
The Imperial Family was entirely fascinated with photography, and all were gifted amateur photographers taking photos of themselves and their world in going about in everyday life, must of it for the family album.
From high court and state occasions to informal family get togethers, attending Church feasts and worship together, life on the warfront and as volunteers in the hospitals, their travels, the friends they made, the camera eye even captured their life of simplicity away from the public eye making photos simply for the memory of intimate family life.
Family life also included the beloved royal servants at all family events, The closest servants allowed to be with the Imperial Family when given the chance to abandon them, refused to do so and perished at Ipatiev.
I remember reading that despite the state opulence around them residing in the imperial palaces, they lived simple, pious lives. Unless it was a high court or state occasion, the Emperor, the Empress, and the royal children dressed simply and dressed themselves.
They ate simple food, fasted according to the Orthodoxy’s rules of fasting, and the girls were raised to sleep in cold rooms and to make their own beds.
The only child who was given special consideration was Tsesarevich (”heir apparent”) Alexei Nikolaevich who suffered from hemophilia. Alexei inherited hemophilia from his mother Alexandra, a condition that could be traced back to her maternal grandmother Queen Victoria.
His French tutor, Pierre Gilliard, wrote that “Alexei was the center of this united family, the focus [as heir apparent] of all its hopes and affections… His sisters worshipped him. He was his parents’ pride and joy. When he was well, the palace was transformed. Everyone and everything in it seemed bathed in sunshine.”