Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Poland's "new" king

In four days we celebrate the birth of Christ.

Poland already did this year.

From the New American:
In the presence of Polish President Andrzei Duda and other top officials from both church and state, Jesus Christ was officially recognized as the King of Poland in a Catholic ceremony. Declared to be Poland's Lord and Savior, the Messiah was asked to rule over the Polish nation, its people, and its government. The ceremony was held last month at the Church of Divine Mercy in Krakow and then repeated at churches across Poland, marking the 1050th anniversary of the nation's Christianity. The congregation also renounced the devil and all his evil works.
Of course, as more than a few church leaders pointed out, the ceremony did not actually “make” Christ the King of Poland. That is because, in the Christian worldview, Jesus Christ is already King of kings, as well as King over all His creation. So, instead of actually “making” Jesus the King, the Polish ceremony enthroning Christ recognized that sovereignty, with the formalities being described by officials and celebrants as a sign of the willing submission of Poland and its people to the rule of Christ. The ceremony was also not intended to, and could not, add to Jesus' honor or power, religious leaders cautioned. Throughout the mass, though, Christ was asked to rule over every aspect of Polish life.
The people and their leaders prayed for Christ to reign. “Immortal King of Ages Lord Jesus Christ, our God and Savior! In the Jubilee Year 1050 anniversary of the Baptism of the Polish people, in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, here we Poles bow our heads before you, King of the Universe, together with the authorities, clergy and laity, to acknowledge your reign and dominion over Poland, those living in our homeland and throughout the world,” Poland declared at the ceremony. “We surrender to Thy law, entrust and take you to our homeland and the whole nation.... We confess before heaven and earth, that your reign we need.... Wishing to worship the majesty of Thy power and glory, with great faith and love, we cry out: Rule us Christ!”
I don't expect them to be getting sharia law any time soon.

10 comments:

  1. Not seeing any more Polish jokes in some years. I think Lech Walensa had a lot to do with that. And Pope John.

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  2. Who know, perhaps they and the Czechs and the Hungarians will lead the reconquest of Eurabia at some point in the future.

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  3. In the eighteenth century Johann Gottfried Herder predicted this. From Wikipedia:Following a trip to Ukraine, Herder wrote a prediction in his diary (Journal meiner Reise im Jahre 1769) that Slavic nations would one day be the real power in Europe, as the western Europeans would reject Christianity and rot away, while the eastern European nations would stick to their religion and their idealism, and would this way become the power in Europe.

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    1. I wonder if there is a correlation with immigration? It seems that the Western European nations are importing Muslims to the point of demographic and national suicide while the eastern European (Slavic) nations are resisting Muslim immigration. - Elric

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  4. Dang, Big D, you just made me cry. I can attest to the blessedness of the Polish people. A better bunch you will never find.

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  5. Poland has already saved the West twice - in 1683 repelling the Turks from Vienna, and in 1920 repelling the Bolsheviks.

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    1. Hear, Hear!
      Now, let's visit Denmark and check on Holger Dansk and make sure he awakens.

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  6. I wonder why I saw nothing about this in my diocesan monthly newspaper.

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  7. While we're on the subject, if the inhabitants of Poland are Poles, what are the inhabitants of Holland?

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    1. Stoned?
      Royale with Cheese, so to speak.

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