Complete Timeline

Early PersecutionThe DelivererPagan EmpireThe LawSupported VictoryEarly DefendersImportant ConversionPassionate WarriorDe-Boweled EnemyThe Ark and the PlaguePivotal Unlikely VictoryThe Great Dynastic KingdomDefending God's PeopleDevastating PlagueBuilding the TempleThe Rebel LeaderThe North SeparatesBrutal InvadersReligious Civil WarThe Ark, Angels and the End of the SiegeThe Weeping ProphetArk in a CaveThe Powerful ConquerorInto ExileDreams, Visions and the KingGranting Return to a City - StateThe Book of the LawMan of InfamyCelebration After the ThreatDivided Into Four PartsSelling Out to Modern CultureSecond Altar, New SacrificeNew Worship SitesThe One Old Faithful LeaderFlee to the HillsAuthority Over the KingdomSee Colored Circles AboveIn The BeginningMiraculous PregnancyThe Great FatherBirth Right DiscardedBeginning and FoundationPersecution and DeliveranceEnemies and EstablishmentKingdoms and Golden EraSeparation and RevoltInvasion and ExileAutonomy City-StateTemple Takeover

Early Persecution

Old Testament

Shorty after being founded by Jacob, the Israelites departed into the land of Egypt because of Joseph.  Their numbers grew, and the Egyptians feared they could topple the Empire.  The Pharaoh decided to enslave and persecute the Israelites for the sake of Egypt.

New Testament

Shortly after being founded by Christ, the Church's head (St. Peter) took up his See in Rome.  Christianity spread rapidly through the Roman Empire, and their numbers grew.  The Roman Empire feared Christianity which didn't honor their gods, or their pagan ideals.  For the sake of the Empire, Decius and Diocletian decided to severely persecute Christians.

The Deliverer

Old Testament

Moses grew up in Pharaoh's court, although his mother was a Hebrew.  He fled to Midian to escape Pharaoh, and was given authority by God in exile.  He returned to free the Israelites.  He killed Pharaoh, who drowned in the Red Sea.  Moses died before he could reach the Promised Land.

 

New Testament

Constantine grew up as a son of the Emperor, although his mother was a Christian.  He fled to Britain to escape Galerius who was trying to kill him.  He was crowned Emperor while in exile.  He returned, and legalized Christianity.  He killed Maxentius, his rival, who drowned in the Tiber River during the battle of Milvian Bridge.  Constantine died on route to being baptized in the Jordan River.

click below for the video about Constantine and Moses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhMxLQknNrE

Pagan Empire

Old Testament

The Israelites were situated in Egypt, the most powerful and impressive empire of the time.  Pharaoh was worshiped as a god.  The Egyptians built many very impressive monuments, and worshiped many gods.  The God of Israel was held in contempt by Pharaoh because He threatened the authority of Pharaoh as god.

New Testament

For the most part, Christianity was situated in the vast Roman Empire, which was the most powerful and impressive empire at the time.  The Roman Emperor proclaimed himself to be a god.  The Romans build very many and impressive monuments and worshiped many gods.  Jesus Christ and His Church were held in contempt by the Empire, because Christ threatened the authority of pagan Rome.

The Law

Old Testament

After Israel left Egypt, they were given the Law by God.  Moses gave the 10 commandments to Israel.  However, a second law was given later, which is referred to as Deuteronomy.  The Law contained religious laws and also laws for civil life.  The Law given by Moses was the basis for all  noble law and governance throughout the future of Israel.

New Testament

After Christianity became legal, the Roman Empire eventually became Christian.  Emperor Justinian formed 'Codex Justinianus'.   This great compilation of law included many religious laws favoring Christianity, but also included civil and criminal law.  However, Justinian later added to this compilation with a second law.  Justinian's law was used for centuries, forms a basis for Canon law and influences today's modern law.

Supported Victory

Old Testament

Once free from Egypt, the Israelites were on their own in the desert.  The Amalekites posed a very serious threat to the Israelites.  During a battle with the Amalekites, the Israelites would gain the upper hand as long as Moses kept his hands raised.  Moses became tired, so Aaron and Hur would hold Moses' arms up.

New Testament

Once Christianity became legal, the Church was beset with physical and spiritual enemies all around.  The greatest early threat to the Church was Arianism.  Constantine presided over the Council of Nicaea, but was supported greatly by St. Athanasius and Hosius of Corduba.  Because of the Emperor's support, Arianism was proclaimed a heresy at the Council.

Early Defenders

Old Testament

After the Israelites were free from slavery, they eventually entered the Promised Land.  Many enemies would arise to attack them in different locations and at different times.  The Israelites often lapsed into the worship of false gods.  God sent Judges to defend them from their enemies, and to re-establish worship of the True God.  In this time, there was no King, and everyone did what they thought was best.

New Testament

After the Faith became legal, the Church eventually overcame Rome completely.  Many heresies would arise and attack the Faith at different locations and different times.  Christians often fell into heresies.  God sent the Church Fathers to defend the Faith from heresies, and to help establish Church doctrine.  In this time, doctrine was being established, and bishops taught what they thought was best.

video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I4zXh-bHh0

Important Conversion

Old Testament

Ruth was a Moabite and she converted to the True God.  Ruth's conversion and marriage to Boaz, eventually led to the birth of King David, who would start the great and long lasting Davidic Kingdom.  The Book of Ruth greatly involves the laws dealing with inheritance and marriage.

New Testament

Clovis was an Arian and he converted to the True Faith.  Clovis's conversion and marriage to St. Clotilda, laid the foundation for Charlemagne to start the great and long lasting Holy Roman Empire.  Clovis instituted the Salic Laws, which dealt greatly with female inheritance of land and marriage/inheritance.

video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dANq1G6nVKo

 

 

Passionate Warrior

Old Testament

Sampson was a Judge of Israel, and was known for his raging temper.  He had a weakness for women and spent some of his time living in a cave in Etam.  He was asked to leave by his own kinsmen, because they feared the Philistines wrath.  His temper and strength caused much damage upon the Philistines.

New Testament

St. Jerome was a Church Father, and was known for his strong temper.  He was tempted by thoughts of Roman women, but stayed chaste.  He lived in a cave in Bethlehem.  At one point, he was asked to leave Rome by his fellow priests because St. Jerome was causing trouble.  His polemical writings caused much damage to heresies.

video link :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0UgFlb3MTc

De-Boweled Enemy

Old Testament

King Eglon was the king of the Moabites, and led a coalition of Moabites, Amalekites and Ammonites against Israel.  The Judge Ehud, gained entrance into his chamber and stuck a sword into his stomach.  All of Eglon's entrails spilled out of his 'bottom'.  He was thought, by his guards, to be in the bathroom.

New Testament

Bishop Arius was the leader of Arianism, which was a very strong heresy that attacked the True Faith.  Bishop Arius, on his way to Constantinople, stopped into a public bathroom to relieve himself.  While inside, his bowels suddenly spilled out of his 'bottom', and he died on the bathroom floor.

The Ark and the Plague

Old Testament

While in the desert, some Israelites rebelled against Moses as their rightful authority.  God sent a plague among the Israelites, and it was very severe.  Moses and Aaron went before the Ark to ask God to stop the plague.  Aaron processed through the living and the dead with an incensor and God stopped the plague.  The people then followed Moses.

New Testament

The emperor of Constantinople and the Lombards wanted power over the Church, and the Pope.  The plague of Justinian was spreading, and it was very severe.  Many were reverting back to pagan worship.  Pope St. Gregory the Great processed with an image of Our Lady through Rome, and the plague ceased.  Pope St. Gregory the Great expanded Papal authority.

Pivotal Unlikely Victory

Old Testament

The Philistines were the arch enemy of early Israel.  They attacked often and were pressing in on Israelite borders.  The great warrior, Goliath, was a great threat.  King Saul did not fight, but his armor bearer David killed Goliath.  This victory gave David great fame and prestige.  David would later found the great Davidic Kingdom.

New Testament

The Muslims were the arch enemy of the Church.  In the 700's, Islam was pressing in on the borders of Europe.  The great Muslim general, Abdal Rahman was invading France.  The Merovingian King, Theoderic, did not fight, but left the defense to his 'mayor of the palace', Charles Martel, who won a most unlikely victory.  This victory gave Charles Martel great fame throughout all Europe.  His grandson was Charlemagne, who unified Europe.

video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fedX6VvkQ8

The Great Dynastic Kingdom

Old Testament

King David was the founder of the Davidic Kingdom, and united all Israel under his rule.  His descendants would rule as Kings of Judah until the abolition of the Davidic Kingdom by Nebuchadnezzar, when he deposed Zedekiah.  King David is credited with the Psalms, which was the sacred music of Israel.

New Testament

Charlemagne was the great Emperor, who united all Europe in Christianity under his rule.  His descendants would rule the Holy Roman Empire until it's eventual abolition by Napoleon, when in 1806, Napoleon deposed Francis II.  Charlemagne and the Carolingian kings were the great promoters of Gregorian Chant, which is the Church's sacred music.

video link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjzDR0F1a20

Defending God's People

Old Testament

David fought for King Saul, however, after several betrayals by King Saul, David learned to stay away from him.  David fought and won for Israel, protecting Israelites from her enemies and keeping her safe.  While David was victorious, King Saul was defeated and killed by the Philistines on Mount Gilboa.

New Testament

The Latin Kings fought for the Byzantine's, to help them defend themselves against Islam.  However, after several betrayals by the Byzantines, the Latins learned to stay away.  The Crusades defended Christianity from Islam, and won back much of the Holy Land.  While the Latins were often victorious, the Byzantine Empire was conquered by the Ottoman Turks (Muslims).

Devastating Plague

Old Testament

After the many wars of King David, he took a census of his kingdom, to measure his wealth and power.  This angered God, and David was made to choose his punishment.  He chose a plague, which lasted for 3 days, and killed a great many number of Israelites.

New Testament

After the Crusading period, and the loss of Jerusalem, the King of France brought the papacy to France and took the wealth of the Knights Templar.  Only decades later, the Black Death ravaged Europe claiming the lives of over 75 million people.

Building the Temple

Old Testament

King David wanted to build God a Temple, and lamented that his house was much more grand than the tent in which the Ark resided.  However, it was King David's son, Solomon who would build the Temple in Jerusalem.  The Temple was the center of Jewish worship and the symbol of Judaism.

New Testament

The Lateran Palace, where the popes resided, was exquisite and ornate, while the first Basilica of St. Peter's (built by Constantine) was an inferior structure.  Plans were made to build a new St. Peter's Basilica, but this wouldn't happen until the Renaissance.  St. Peter's Basilica is the most recognizable Catholic Church in the world.

The Rebel Leader

Old Testament

After the death of King Solomon, a man named Jeroboam approached King Rehoboam demanding that he lower the taxes that Solomon imposed for building the Temple and expanding his kingdom.  The king refused, and Jeroboam led the 10 northern tribes in rebellion against the King of Judah.  Jeroboam changed the religion of the 10 tribes, and stopped them from going to the Temple to offer sacrifice.

New Testament

At the end of the Renaissance, a priest named Martin Luther took issue with the selling of indulgences to fund the construction of St. Peter's Basilica.  The Pope denounced Luther, and Luther led the northern European countries in revolt against the Church and the Papacy.  Luther changed the religion of the people, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was often outlawed in Protestant countries.

video link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSrzaXGTfjg

 

The North Separates

Old Testament

It was the northern tribes of Israel that revolted from Judah and the Covenant.  The 10 tribes kept the name "Israel", while the south took on the name "Jews" (from the name Judah), as a way to distinguish themselves.  The 10 tribes mixed their worship with pagan religions, and were scattered by the Assyrian Empire.  They eventually forgot their heritage and ethnicity, and are now referred to as the 10 lost tribes of Israel.

New Testament

It was predominantly the northern European countries that became Protestant.  Protestants generally kept the name "Christian" while the Faithful adopted, primarily, the name Catholic, in order to distinguish ourselves.  Protestantism mixed Christianity with secular philosophy and soon became so scattered and lost that they forgot their Catholic origin.

video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VJocWRF0uA

Brutal Invaders

Old Testament

The 10 Tribes were eventually overcome by the brutal Assyrian Empire.  The Assyrians were exceptionally cruel conquerors, and the 10 Tribes were forcibly re-located throughout the vast Assyrian Empire.  The result is that the 10 Tribes of Israel were mixed with pagan cultures and forgot their identity and heritage.

New Testament

Eastern Europe was overcome by the brutal Ottoman Turks.  The Ottomans were exceptionally cruel, and the conquered Christians were often forcibly re-located throughout the vast Ottoman Empire.  The result for many of these poor Christians was the loss of their Faith and their European heritage.

Religious Civil War

Old Testament

After Jeroboam led the 10 Tribes in rebellion, the subsequent kings of Judah sought to re-conquer the new northern kingdom of Israel, and to bring them back to the Covenant.  A series of civil wars were fought between the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah.  Eventually, the two kingdoms tired of war and made agreements with each other.

New Testament

After Luther led the Protestant Revolt, the Holy Roman Empire sought to re-conquer the new Protestant states and bring them back to Catholicism.  A series of European civil wars were fought between Protestant and Catholic states.  Eventually, the two sides tired of fighting, and the Peace of Westphalia was signed.

The Ark, Angels and the End of the Siege

Old Testament

King Sennacherib, the Assyrian King, was laying siege to the southern Kingdom, city of Jerusalem.  King Hezekiah went before the Ark of the Covenant and petitioned God that He protect His holy city.  That night, an angel went throughout the Assyrian camp and slew 185,000 Assyrian soldiers.  That was the last time the Assyrians threatened the Jews.

New Testament

The Ottoman Turks were besieging the city of Vienna.  If Vienna fell, Western Europe would open up for Ottoman conquest.  Before the battle, the Polish commander, Sobieski, entrusted his kingdom to Our Lady of Częstochowa.  The Catholic armies won a stunning defeat, very much due to the elite Polish cavalry, who actually wore large wings on the back of their armor.  This victory marked the end of the Ottoman threat on Europe.

The Weeping Prophet

Old Testament

Jeremiah wept for the upcoming destruction of Jerusalem.  Jeremiah prophesied about Antiochus, and the tower (the Acra) that would be built by him inside the very walls of Jerusalem as a stronghold for evil in the Holy City.  Jeremiah and his message were suppressed by the Jews, and he was thrown down a well.  Jeremiah said that the Jews didn't keep the Sabbath day.

New Testament

Our Lady of LaSalette appeared, and wept during her Apparition.  She foretold the great calamities that were to befall God's people.  She foretold that Rome would lose the faith, and become the seat of the Anti-Christ.  The message of Our Lady of LaSalette was suppressed in France by the clergy.  Our Lady said that Catholics no longer kept holy the Lord's day.

Ark in a Cave

Old Testament

Right before the Invasion of the Babylonians, the prophet Jeremiah hid the Ark of the Covenant in a cave to protect it from the Babylonians.  Around this same time, the prophet Ezekiel was in Jerusalem.  He prophesied about water coming from the bottom right side of the Temple, flowing east on the south side of the altar.  The water healed all that it touched.

New Testament

Two years before the confiscation of the Papal States in 1860, Our Lady of Lourdes appeared in a cave.  In 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the Immaculate Conception, possibly because once the papal states were taken, influence on the Church would be very great.  Water flows from the bottom right of the church at Lourdes.  It flows east, behind the grotto altar.  Lourdes water has miraculous healing properties.

video link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt59zOUQNYg

The Powerful Conqueror

Old Testament

Nebuchadnezzar conquered much of the ancient world, including Judah.  He brought into exile several Kings of Judah, and deposed the last Davidic King, Zedekiah.  He built the gate of Ishtar, and had the hanging gardens of Babylon made for his wife.  Nebuchadnezzar was exiled from his throne for 7 years, only to return and rule again.

New Testament

Napoleon conquered much of Europe, including Italy and the Papal States.  He brought two popes into exile in France, and deposed the last Holy Roman Emperor, Francis II.  He ordered the construction of the Arc De Triumph, and his wife had the most opulent and exotic gardens in all of Europe.  Napoleon was exiled to Elba, only to return again and rule.

Into Exile

Old Testament

The Babylonians came and annexed part of the land of Judah.  They came again later and laid siege to the city of Jerusalem.  They breached the wall, and entered the city destroying the Temple and Jewish authority.  The Jews were brought into exile for 70 years in a pagan city full of evil.

New Testament

The papal states were taken partly by the Kingdom of Italy in 1860.  Later, in 1870, the Italian troops laid siege to the walls surrounding Rome.  A breach was made at Porta Pia, and the troops entered into the city.  At that time, the First Vatican Council was interrupted, which proclaimed Papal Infallibility.  The Church was without Her land from 1860 to 1929, which is 69 years.  Great evils were brought into Rome, now that the Church no longer controlled the city.

video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwtCJFFAy58

Dreams, Visions and the King

Old Testament

During the Babylonian Exile, a Jewish boy named Daniel was advisor to King Nebuchadnezzar.  He interpreted the king's many dreams, and foretold the punishment of the king by God for the king's arrogance and pride.  Later in the Book of Daniel, Daniel himself would have many visions foretelling the future of God's people.

New Testament

During the time of the Spoliation of the Papal States, St. John Bosco lived in Italy, and worked with young boys.  He wrote a letter to the King of Sardinia (later to become the king of Italy) warning him not to confiscate Church property and persecute the Church.  The King didn't take the advice, and very soon suffered the loss of many close family members.  St. John Bosco is known for his many dreams and vision, many of which foretold the future of the Church.

Granting Return to a City - State

Old Testament

King Cyrus, the Persian King, wrote a decree enabling the Jews to go back to Jerusalem.  Shortly after, the Jews rebuilt the walls and turned Jerusalem into an effective city-state.  The Jews were in exile for 70 years.  The Jews were under the allegiance of King Cyrus, who granted money to the Jews and mandated that they pray for him in Temple Sabbath sacrifices.

New Testament

Mussolini signed the Lateran Treaty with the Church in 1929, giving the Church a small portion of Her land back in the form of Vatican City (a city-state).  The Church was in exile for 69 years.  Italian Bishops had to swear loyalty to the Italian State, which gave money to the Church.  The Treaty mandated that on Sunday's, the Italian Clergy pray for the State at Mass.

video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVhYfvG6EPw

The Book of the Law

Old Testament

Ezra, a learned scribe, returns to Jerusalem from exile.  He reads aloud the whole Book of the Law to the assembled Jewish body.  The Book of the Law became the basis for their religious restoration in Jerusalem.  Based on the Book of the Law, Ezra denounces the inter-marrying of Jews with pagans.  The Jews respond by abandoning their pagan wives.

New Testament

The 1917 Code of Canon Law was the first official comprehensive codification of canon law.  This code of canon law became the basis for the post-Lateran Treaty Italian marriage laws that were adopted by the Italian government.  The Lateran Treaty made the Catholic Faith the state religion of Italy. The 1917 code dissuaded mixed marriages, and insisted that the children must be raised Catholic.

Man of Infamy

Old Testament

Haman rose to power under the Persian King.  The king gave Haman his ring to make a law to plan for the destruction of all the Jews in the Persian Empire.  Haman made a law that all must bow to him.  Queen Esther approached the King and denounced Haman.  Haman was killed, and the Jews were spared.  Haman is the most single infamous name among the Jews.

New Testament

Hitler rose to power in Europe.  The German parliament passed laws that made Hitler a dictator.  Hitler planned on exterminating the Church in Poland, and wanted to eliminate Catholic political opposition.  Hitler made a law that all must salute him with "Heil Hitler".  Pope Pius XII approached the Allies to plan for Hitler's assassination.  The Nazi's were driven from Rome and the Vatican was spared.  Hitler is the most single notorious name in the West.

video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwluy-wF2X8

Celebration After the Threat

Old Testament

After the defeat of Haman, the Jews were greatly relieved.  The Feast of Purim was instituted to celebrate.  There was dancing and feasting.  The Feast was celebrated on the 14th day of Adar, except for cities that were behind walls.  In those cities, the Feast of Purim is celebrated a day later, on the 15th day of Adar.

New Testament

After the defeat of Hitler and the Nazis, Europe was greatly relieved.  Victory Europe Day (VE Day) was instituted and became a national holiday for almost every European country.  There was dancing in the streets and much feasting.  VE Day is celebrated on May 8th, except for Soviet countries (behind the Berlin wall), in which it was celebrated a day later, on May 9th.

Divided Into Four Parts

Old Testament

The Persians were defeated by Alexander the Great, who reigned for 12 years until he suddenly died.  After his death, his vast empire was divided into 4 parts among his 4 generals.  The Seleucid Greek Empire (one of the 4 parts) reigned over the Jews and Jerusalem.  Greek culture began to permeate into Jewish life.

New Testament

The Fascists/Nazis were defeated by the Allied powers, led by Roosevelt.  Roosevelt was the only US president to lead for 12 years.  He died suddenly at the end of World War II, and Germany was split into 4 parts (Russian, American, French and British).  Communism took root in Italy.  Communist thought and modern ideas were permeating Italian thought.

Selling Out to Modern Culture

Old Testament

After the Greeks conquered the Ancient world, they spread their language and culture throughout their empire.  Among the Jews in Jerusalem were a large group of 'Hellenizers', who wanted to bring modern Greek ideas and practices into the life and thoughts of Jews.  These Helliizers were opposed by Traditional Jews who wanted to keep the laws of their Fathers.

New Testament

After World War II, America and the Soviet Union spread their language and culture throughout the world.  Among Clergy in Italy and Rome, there were a large group of 'Modernists' who wanted to bring modern ideas and practices into the life and beliefs of Catholics.  These Modernists were opposed by Traditional Catholics (like Pope St. Pius X) who wanted to keep Sacred Laws and Tradition of our fathers.

Second Altar, New Sacrifice

Old Testament

The Hellenizing Jews' desires were granted when Antiochus IV Epiphanes took over the Jewish Temple, allowed women into the Holy places, took down the ornaments and set up a second altar in the Temple.  On this second altar, he put the abomination of desolation, which was a new (and profane) kind of sacrifice.

New Testament

The Modernist Catholics' desires were realized when Vatican II swept broad new practices and beliefs into the Church.  The altar rails were removed, and women entered the sanctuary.  The beautiful ornaments were removed from myriads of churches and a second altar was put up in every single Catholic Church.  On this second altar, the Novus Ordo Missae is said.  Novus Ordo means "New Order".

New Worship Sites

Old Testament

Antiochus IV Epiphanes built new altars and worship sites around the Provence of Judea, specifically designed and built for his new, mandated sacrifice.  The old sacrifice was explicitly prohibited by King Antiochus IV Epiphanes, along with a host of other traditional Jewish rites and practices.

New Testament

After Vatican II, many modern churches were build throughout the world, without the traditional Catholic altar.  Instead, these new, modern churches ONLY had the second, Novus Ordo, altar.  After Vatican II, the Traditional Latin Mass was almost completely banned, and the Novus Ordo was mandated.  Many traditional Catholic practices and beliefs were also put aside and discontinued.

The One Old Faithful Leader

Old Testament

In all of Judea and Jerusalem, the Jews had to either accept the new changes of Antiochus, or they would be viciously persecuted.  Many Jews were killed, but the rest chose to go along with the new practices of Antiochus.  One old priest, Mattathias, who lived in the outskirts of Judea, completely rejected the new religion.  He led a rebellion against Antiochus and kept the ancient Jewish law alive.

New Testament

In all of the Latin Rite, Catholics had to either accept the new changes, or they would be brow beaten and marginalized.  Almost the whole Catholic world went along with the changes of Vatican II/Novus Ordo.  One old bishop, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, who spent years serving in Africa, refused to say the Novus Ordo, and rejected Vatican II.  He started SSPX, and was responsible for keeping the Traditional Latin Mass and Priesthood alive.

Flee to the Hills

Old Testament

Mattathias started a rebellion, and told faithful Jews to follow him.  Together, they fled to the hills of Judea, where they stationed themselves and prepared for the fight against Antiochus and his armies.  Mattathias died, but he passed the rebellion to his sons.  The leader of the rebellion became Judas Maccabeus.  Maccabeus means 'hammer'.

New Testament

Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre started the SSPX, and many faithful Catholics followed him.  The center of SSPX was located in Econe, Switzerland (in the heart of the Alps).  There, the seminary would train Traditional Catholic priests and prepare them for the fight against Vatican II/Novus Ordo.  Archbishop Lefebvre died, but before he did, he ordained 4 bishops to continue what he started.  Marcel is a form of Martellus, which is latin for 'hammer'.

Authority Over the Kingdom

Old Testament

Joseph was honored by his father over his other 11 brothers.  Joseph's authority in Egypt brought all the Israelites into Egypt, the land of their eventual persecution.  Joseph interpreted Pharaoh's dream.  Pharaoh changed Joseph's name and gave him his ring, making Joseph ruler of all Egypt, only Pharaoh was greater.  Joseph's bones were honored, and Moses took them out of Egypt and buried them in the Promised Land.

New Testament

St. Peter was chosen above the other 11 apostles.  St. Peter went to Rome, which was the capital of the empire that would eventually persecute the Church.  St. Peter told Jesus that He was the Messiah.  Jesus changed St. Peter's name (it was Simon), and gave him the keys to the kingdom of Heaven.  Jesus made him the first pope, and only God had more authority.  St. Peter's bones were honored by Constantine, as he built the first St. Peter's Basilica over them.

video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNpFi0LE6AY

See Colored Circles Above

Hover your pointer over the small colored circles above, for summaries of the parallels between the history of the Catholic Church and the history of Israel in the Old Testament.

In The Beginning

Old Testament

The first words of the Old Testament start with "In the Beginning".  This is the account of the first creation, and of our natural parents Adam and Eve.  The first creation was quickly turned into a fallen world due to the sin of Adam and Even.

New Testament

The first words of the Gospel of John start with "In the Beginning".  The New Testament starts with the Virgin Mary, and the birth of Christ.  Jesus and Mary are the New Adam and the New Eve, and they are a new creation, not on the natural level, but in the supernatural order of grace.  Their obedience and self sacrifice are the start of the redeemed world, the new creation of God.  They are our parents in the order of grace.

Miraculous Pregnancy

Old Testament

Three visitors come to Abraham and Sarah.  The three are angels of God.  One of the angels announces the birth of a son, which will be a miracle since Sarah is barren.  The Angel names the son 'Isaac'.  Sarah laughs because she thinks she is not able to have children.  The Angel says that "Is there anything hard to God"?

 

New Testament

The Angel Gabriel came to Mary and announced the birth of a son.  The pregnancy of Our Lady was miraculous, since She is ever-virgin.  The angel gives the name of the child, who will be called Jesus.  Our Lady asks how this can be, since She doesn't know man.  The angel speaks of the pregnancy of Elizabeth, who was called barren.  The angel says "For nothing is impossible with God."

The Great Father

Old Testament

God spoke to Abraham and told him to move his family and people from Ur to the land of Canaan.  Abraham listened to whatever God told him to do.  He had a wife, Sarah, who was barren, but had a miraculous pregnancy.  Abraham is the great father to the Israelites and is held in veneration by other religions also.

New Testament

God spoke several times to St. Joseph in his dreams.  He asked St. Joseph to pick up his family and move to Egypt, then move back to Judea again.  St. Joseph listened to whatever God told him to do.  His wife, Mary, was a perpetual virgin but She had a miraculous pregnancy.  St. Joseph is the patron saint of the whole Catholic Church, in Her universality.

Birth Right Discarded

Old Testament

Jacob and Esau were the two sons of Isaac.  Esau was born first and was rugged and visceral.  Jacob was born second and was more intelligent and thoughtful.  Esau squandered his birthright as firstborn for something fleeting, a pot of soup.  Jacob wore the clothes of Esau, in order to get his father's blessing instead of Esau.

New Testament

The Israelites and Christians were both God's chosen people (Old and New Covenants).  The Israelites were chosen by God first, and they were much more rugged and of the flesh, as compared to the nature of Christianity, which seeks to conquer concupiscence.  The Israelites squandered their status as God's chosen people for an earthly kingdom.  Christianity is dressed in Hebrew history and ideas, but transcends them, ultimately receiving the blessing of God the Father as His new people.

Beginning and Foundation

God’s people find their origins in God Himself, and it is God who lays the foundation for their future.  God gives the authority and sets up structure.

Persecution and Deliverance

God’s people suffer great persecution at the hands of a pagan empire.  A deliverer frees them from oppression and leads them towards a land of their own.

Enemies and Establishment

God’s people arrive in their land, but are beset on all sides by enemies.  Only through difficult struggles will they establish themselves and gain dominance.

Kingdoms and Golden Era

God’s people battle back their enemies and establish a great dynasty and kingdom to protect themselves.  They grow into their golden era, but corruption sets in.

Separation and Revolt

God’s people are split, and the north rebels against the holy city and God given authority. The rebels change their religion and forget their origins.

Invasion and Exile

After war with their separated brothers, God’s people are greatly weakened.  Powerful, unholy empires arise.  They besiege and subjugate God’s people.

Autonomy City-State

 

After being without their land for 70 years, God’s people are given a small portion of their land back, and their holy city. They now owe allegiance, but are respected.

Temple Takeover

God’s people acquiesce to worldly influence.  Their Temple is taken over and religion is changed.  A small remnant flees to the hills, preserves the religion and fights back.

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