26 Maia/May 13
Day of Our Lady Gracia, Brightness of Reflection, Grace and Purity.
What is wrong with these pictures?:
All-male clergy of the formerly undivided Church (Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian) going back 2,000 years.
All Male Trinity
The Abrahamic religions are all-male. While some Christian denominations and Jewish sects now allow female rabbis and priests, the two main denominations of Christianity do not. All three main Abrahamic religions teach an all-male God. (Judaism teaches that the Shekinah is the ‘feminine side’ of the male God.)
I’ve been away from all-male religions for a couple of decades. I think that is why it struck me so deeply when I happened upon a picture taken in front of the Vatican of a group of all male clergy… looking, quite literally, like an old-boys club. It’s wrong. An all-Male God and an all male religion does not reflect scripture or Nature and it is not Truth. And I can’t believe I never saw through it.
These men (of Patriarchal Christianity) thought they had the right to declare religious laws for everyone. They thought they had the right to define religion. They thought they had the right to tell wives and mothers how to live and raise their families (which is laughable in the case of the RCC.) They thought they had the right to define sin. They thought that females, women and little girls, had to confess their secrets and sins to them, to those old men, in order to be saved.They thought they had the right to speak for God. They thought they had the right to rape, demote, hide and turn to Male, Our Divine Mother God.
THEY DID NOT HAVE SUCH RIGHTS AND I BELIEVE THIS WAS AND CONTINUES TO BE A SIN AGAINST HUMANITY.
Always, always, in the known history of humanity, the Great Mother was worshiped. When male gods were introduced, the Great Mother and goddesses continued to be worshiped. Ancient Judaism worshiped both Asherah and the Father God. (See the Hebrew Goddess by Raphael Patai.)
But then She was banned. And the women were not happy (Jer. 44: 17-25).
And She appeared as the Holy Spirit. Jesus called Her the Holy Spirit. He called the Holy Spirit, His Mother. In ancient Syrian liturgy, the Holy Spirit was worshiped as Female. The Dove always represented the Divine Feminine in ancient times, in the time of Jesus, but She was banned, too. In addition to having Sophia raped, demoting Her and changing Her to Male, She, like Eve, was blamed for the Fall of Creation. They created a law that said it as a mortal sin to worship Her. They did everything they could to destroy Her and take away Her rightful worship. They did this to their Own Divine Mother. Shame on them. For shame.
Why were men able to take over religion and render it all male? That is against Nature and against the True Godhead. It is false. It is a lie. And yet, those of us who dare to worship Our Divine Mother God are made to feel that we must defend our beliefs; we must prove that She is real. We are labeled as heretics. We are called radical feminists and every other name in their book of derogatory language.
THE TRUE HERESY IS NOT BELIEVING IN OUR MOTHER GOD, RATHER, THE TRUE HERESY LIES IN THE DENIAL OF OUR DIVINE MOTHER GOD.
WHAT IS THE ONE UNFORGIVABLE SIN? Matt: 12: 31-32.
We do not need to defend out beliefs.
We do not need to prove that She is real.
We do not need to care what they call us.
THEY ARE THE ONES IN ERROR.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis.
God is One, yes in that there is One Nature of God. But there is a Godhead of Persons. Male and Female.
Rev. Pamela Lanides
Please note that new pages have been updated and added. The Rite of Sacrifice (a lay-liturgy) is being carefully updated due to newly revealed original material.
Great article, also mentions Sophia: http://www.badnewsaboutchristianity.com/db0_onegod.htm