The Crisis

Nice weather out there. Discussion what to do with the Catalan crisis. They sacrifice everything for one idea, the Master said. It its worth it. The Templar stay neutral and watch like the old towers of the Colserola mountain range, from where the locals were warmed of Muslim Slave catchers and pirats in the late middle ages.

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People in the wood

Some weeks ago i went into the woods and found tree men within an old ruin of a chapel. One was older with a beard. The others call him Master. Me too after speaking with him. They all invited me into their little gathering.

How can i help? he asked me. “I am looking for the way.” i said smilingly but also uncertainly. He smiled back. “You don´t need more words and books, do you?” “No i don´t.” i answered. “Then you are on the right place, in the mids of the woods. We recreating Christianity from the scratch. If you want to serve and be a pioneer, then you are welcome.”

A (k)night in the dark

Yesterday i spend a night on a hole Templar side, our commandery plateau. It was cold, dark and silent. The wind was gone. The stars were shining. Here was a Knight Templar Army riding through the sky, when P. was fasting and praying for a week, in order to assure her of the protection of the place. I was shaking in fear, when i felt strange energies approaching, maybe only in my fantasy. In den morning at seven the night was still dark, but the morning rised up some twenty minutes later. We have to go down deep for finding the gold of the Creator in this moment. the lines of Gold in the eart – the golden ley-lines – will serve to clean up the dark corners in the depts and on the surface of this planet. AA Michael assisted in this. Everything has to shine and the fire of this moment will burn you and me, until we are ready to join God the Trinity again in the great endeavor of Creation. May all living beings be blessed.

ANCIENT CATHOLIC ORIGINS OF OLD CATHOLICISM

ANCIENT CATHOLIC ORIGINS OF OLD CATHOLICISM
MEDIEVAL TEMPLAR FOUNDATIONS OF THE OLD CATHOLIC MOVEMENT

The historical record proves that the independent classical denomination of 1st century Ancient Catholicism, as preserved by the Knights Templar, constitutes the original source and foundations of the 12th century Independent Church Movement, the derivative 19th century Old Catholic Movement and Reformed Catholic Movement, and the resulting early 20th century Liberal Catholic Movement:

Only 6 years after the Vatican grant of ecclesiastical sovereignty to the Order of the Temple of Solomon, in the Papal Bull Omne Datum Optimum of 1139 AD, the Templar denomination of Ancient Catholicism (which the Knights Templar recovered from the historical Temple of Solomon) served as the precedent and basis for creation of the 12th century Independent Church Movement:

‘Mariakerk’ (Saint Mary’s Church) in Utrecht, painting (1662 AD) by Pieter Jansz Saenredam, in Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid (Detail)

In 1145 AD, Pope Eugene III granted autonomy as a “cathedral chapter” to Bishops in Utrecht, Netherlands, which marked the formal beginning of the “Independent Church Movement”.

Pope Eugene III was the first Cistercian to become Pope, who trained at the Cistercian Monastery at Clairvaux, and was loyal to his close friend and mentor Bernard de Clairvaux [1] [2], the patron Saint of the Templar Order. The Templar Order was founded specifically as a mission for the Cistercian Order of Saint Bernard de Clairvaux, to recover the Ancient Priesthood of Solomon as the earliest foundations of Catholicism [3].

These facts prove that the Independent Church Movement was established as part of the original 12th century founding strategies for the Templar Order, and was intended to include the recognized denomination of Ancient Catholicism of the Knights Templar.

In 1215 AD, the Vatican’s Fourth Lateran Council established the acceptance of “independent” Churches (Canon 3), recognizing “their jurisdiction” (Canon 5), and confirming the autonomy of “cathedral churches” (Canons 10-11) to independently create their own Bishops (Canon 23), thereby recognizing them as Independent Churches [4].

In 1520 AD, Pope Leo X issued the Papal Bull Debitum Pastoralis(“Pastoral Duty”), which confirmed the right of Independent Bishops to perform Episcopal consecrations without a Papal mandate, and making the independent Clergy immune from Vatican judiciary jurisdiction, thereby upgrading the ecclesiastical independence of Utrecht. This grant was obtained by Philip of Burgundy, the Bishop of Utrecht, who was a Teutonic Knight (knighted in 1491 AD) and thus a leader of cultural Templarism [5].

Throughout this period of development of the Independent Church Movement (1145-1520 AD), Utrecht was a sovereign possession of the Teutonic Order under its Prince Grand Masters (for approximately 114 years from ca. 1466 AD until 1580 AD) [6]. The Teutonic Order was essentially a branch of the Knights Templar, founded in the Templar stronghold of Acre in 1190 AD [7] (under sovereignty of the Templar Principality of Antioch for 61 years from 1129 AD).

These facts prove that the Independent Church Movement was established by autonomous leaders of cultural Templarism, and is an authentic part of Templar heritage, and also evidence that it was intended to include the classical denomination of Ancient Catholicism as preserved by the Knights Templar.

In 1870 AD, the Independent Church Movement became the foundation of the “Old Catholic Movement”, when an estimated 50% of all practicing Catholics, led by the Independent Bishops of cultural Templarism, split from the Vatican Holy See of the Roman Catholic Church:

The Old Catholic Movement began primarily in opposition to the Vatican Council’s declaration of the new dogma of “Papal infallibility” in 1870 AD [8]. The dissenting minority consisted of 20% of Bishops, although they were Bishops of strategic influence in key countries, such that they represented a following which averages 50% of all practicing Roman Catholics [9]. As a result, the Old Catholic Movement was directly led and founded by an estimated 10% of Vatican Bishops, meaning that half of dissenting Bishops actually split to branch into Old Catholicism [10], taking with them half of the Catholic Faithful worldwide.

In 1871 AD, the Old Catholic Congress declared “Adherence to the Ancient Catholic faith… [and] the constitution [substance] of the Ancient Church”, with “rejection of the new dogmas”, as “preparation of the way for the reunion of the Christian confessions.” [11]

In 1879 AD, the “Reformed Catholic Movement” was established by the Irish Roman Catholic Bishop James O’Connor (1823-1890 AD), together with a group of Clergy who left the Vatican to be Independent Bishops. The Reformed movement was founded as embodying traditional Catholic practices, characterized by some Protestant and Evangelical doctrines of direct communion through the Holy Spirit [12].

In 1889 AD, the Declaration of Utrecht, by the Independent Bishops of the Old Catholic Movement, continued only the older version of classical Catholic doctrines as they were before 1054 AD (prior to the First Vatican Council), such that this derivative movement became popularly known as “Old Catholicism”.

The Declaration preserves “the primitive Church” of early 1st century Christianity as “the undivided Church of the first thousand years” (Article 1), and continues “the doctrine of the primitive Church” (Article 4), “in harmony with the teaching of the primitive Church” (Article 5), thereby “maintaining the faith of the undivided Church… especially the essential Christian truths professed by all the Christian confessions [denominations]” (Article 7) as “the doctrine of Jesus Christ” (Article 8).

The Declaration of Utrecht actually does not use the phrase “Old Catholic”. Rather, it specifically recognizes the “historical primacy… of the Ancient Church” (Article 2) and “Ancient Catholic doctrine” (Article 6). [13]

The 19th century “Old Catholic Movement” has its original founding roots in the 12th century Independent Church Movement driven by the Templar denomination of Ancient Catholicism; Its Congress adopted the “Ancient Catholic faith” of the “Ancient Church”; Its Declaration specifically refers to the “Ancient Church” as “Ancient Catholic”. For these compelling reasons, many scholars alternately (and interchangeably) refer to this derivative movement as “Ancient Catholicism”.

In 1892 AD, the original 12th century Independent Church Movement was brought to North America by the Jacobite Old Catholic Bishop Joseph Rene Vilatte.

In 1908 AD, the derivative 19th century Old Catholic Movement was brought to the United Kingdom by Archbishop Arnold Harris Mathew (French Roman Catholic Priest, made Doctor of Divinity by Pope Pius IX, first Old Catholic Bishop of Great Britain).

In 1916 AD, the “Liberal Catholic Movement” was established to revive and promote the more ancient heritage within the Independent Church Movement and Old Catholic Movement. This tradition of Liberal Old Catholicism was founded by Archbishop Arnold Harris Mathew, Bishop James Ingall Wedgewood (British Anglican, Sorbonne doctoral scholar), and Bishop Charles Webster Leadbeater (British Anglican Priest), based upon scholarship of esoteric Christianity from the Theosophical movement of 1875 AD, inspired by the ancient Egyptian priestly traditions and sacred wisdom underlying Christianity. Therefore, Liberal Catholicism was specifically based upon the original denomination of Ancient Catholicism as preserved by the Knights Templar. The Liberal Catholic Movement is the most widely recognized tradition within Old Catholicism [14]

As a result of all of the above facts, the Templar denomination of Ancient Catholicism is the earliest original source of, and the underlying foundations and basis for, all Independent Churches and Old Catholic Churches. For this reason, the Ancient Catholic Church from 1139 AD is historically and canonically the only Pontifical Catholicate which unifies and represents the Independent Church Movement from 1145 AD, the derivative Old Catholic Movement from 1870 AD, the related Reformed Catholic Movement of 1879 AD, and the resulting Liberal Catholic Movement from 1916 AD.

The apparent paradox of a Pontifical authority for “Independent” Churches is resolved by the original and authentic principles of doctrinal freedom, liturgical freedom, and autonomy for all of its member Churches. This allows the Ancient Catholic Church to serve as an international presence advancing the collective interests for the benefit of all its Churches in communion with the canonical Pontificate.

Catalonia Independence today

Today, the President of the Catalan Autonomous Administration Puigdemont will formally declare the secession of Spain. Various scenarios are then possible. I have to fight through the streets today to come to my German class, while probably thousands of separatists will again demonstrate this decision. The fears that capital and firms are moving has already been confirmed. France has also declared that it does not recognize Catalunia as a state, the EU neither. Why? No one wants small-scale states in Europe and France has got the northern territories of Catalonia on its territory. Today’s explanation will only lead to further conflicts. Hopefully soon the modalities of the constitution of Spain, which are perceived as unfair, will be postponed to Catalonia in order to calm some of the anger.

Heute wird der Präsident der katalanischen Autonomiebehörde Puigdemont formal die Abspaltung von Spanien erklären. Danach sind verschiedene Szenarien möglich. Ich muss mich heute durch die Straßen kämpfen, um zu meiner Deutschklasse zu kommen, während wahrscheinlich wieder tausende Separatisten für diesen Beschluss demonstrieren. Die Befürchtungen, dass Kapital und Firmen abwandern, hat sich schon bestätigt. Auch hat Frankreich erklärt, Katalunien als Staat nicht anzuerkennen, wie auch die EU nicht. Warum? Niemand will Kleinstaaterei in Europa und Frankreich hat die nördlichen Teritorien Kataloniens auf seinem Staatsgebiet. Die heutige Erklärung wird also nur zu weiteren Konflikten führen. Hoffentlich werden bald die Zahlungsmodalitäten der Verfassung Spaniens, die hier als ungerecht empfunden werden, zugunsten Katalonien verschoben, um einen Teil des Ärgers zu beruhigen.

Barcelona today

At today´s anti independence manifestation, almost a million people showed up. There was some rumours that many of them came from outside of Catalunia, I think there were mostly locals, families, many young, and elders. The independence movement did not accept that around 50% are against separation from Spain. (Did they really care?) But their voice of the other half should be heart, particulary because the future of this region is at stake, as many realize now as time has gone late, two days before probably declared independency, the following deposition of the local government, more division and the movement away from this region by many companies and banks .

En la manifestación anti independencia de hoy, casi un millón de personas se presentaron. Hubo algunos rumores de que muchos de ellos vinieron de fuera de Catalonya, creo que eran en su mayoría locales, familias, muchos jóvenes y ancianos. El movimiento independentista no aceptó que alrededor del 50% se oponga a la separación de España. Pero su voz de la otra mitad debe que oido, sobre porque el futuro de esta región está en juego, como muchos se dan cuenta ahora que el tiempo se ha ido tarde, dos días antes de declaró la independencia, la siguiente deposición de el gobierno local, más división y el movimiento fuera de esta región por muchas empresas y bancos.

Unrest in Catalonia

Next Monday there will be the declaration of Independence by the Catalan governement. The army will probably take over Catalunia after that, with other events following. The Spanish king made a speech on behalf of the Spanish governement and the reinforcement of law and order only, instead of trying to build bridges again to the millions of people who voted here. This leaves many frustrated in Catalunia. “There is no turning back.” they say now, “it´s not anymore about the Governement it´s about the Spanish state.” The king had a once in a lifetime change to make a difference (like everyone has got). He missed it. Will history move on, leaving the Spanish elite behind?

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Clash of Egos

What happend yesterday will push the independence movement further. Fact is that Spain is an unhealed country which survived, without any persecution of the crimes of Franco´s regime. A country with a incompetent
governement, that is unable to listen and negociate. Separation will be declared today or tomorrow by the Catalan local governement. After that the army coult be sent by Madrid, even tanks, and war in the streets. Many think freedom lies there, as if Catalunia could flourish without Spain. But the truth is that at least 20% of the companies here are prepaired to leave Catalunia within 48hours after Independence. Because they want and need to operate within the EU. But Catalunia can only enter the European Union again with the agreemend of Spain. Who can win in this clash of big egos? The people who want all the money of Catalunia for themselves will see soon, the money will be gone. Are they prepaired for what will come? Did anyone tell them? But what i can do is to stay in peace. That is my offering.

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