Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sufi Rituals in Salzburg's Kollegiekirche

(Salzburg) on Sunday, 20 July, in the context of the Salzburg Festival, there is a  profanation of the famous Collegiate Church scheduled on the program.
One focus of the festival, the "Spiritual Ouverture" is in 2014 under the slogan "Christianity and Islam."  On Sunday, the appearance of the Sufi is to start at 9 O'clock of the Islamic Order of al-Gazoulia (al-Dschazuliya al-Husayniya al-Schadhiliya) from Cairo provided, who will perform  for the "his rites and ceremonies for the first time in a public space with us in the Collegiate Church,"  as the outgoing Festival Director Alexander Pereira thrilled to the Kleine Zeitung. "We are all incredibly excited" about the Sufi appearance. A Catholic church and the public space are obviously all the same for the Austrians Pereira. The "Ouverture Spiritual" is one of the inventions of director Pereira and is the prelude to the festival. After the 2012 Christianity and Buddhism in 2013, the focus in 2014 is on Islam.

Four Sufi Events WIth the  Slogan "Christianity and Islam"

Sufis from Egypt, result in Salzburg Kollegienkirche "rituals and ceremonies" 
In all the  four points of the  program will be focused upon the slogan "Christianity and Islam."  in the Collegiate Church.  July 24, will begin with Sufi chants 1 after which the Sufi chants 2 will follow.  On the 22nd and 26th of July, a Sufi choir sings lyrics from Sufi mystic Mansur al-Hallag (858-922), by a commission by the Festival of Hossam Mahmoud  and set to music by Samir Odeh-Tamim.
"Religion is like a river that flows through many countries. Each country gives this river a different name and claims this possibly also for itself. Here, the flow is independent of the countries and springs also from one source,"  it reads according to the performances on the website of the Salzburg Festival . Even the obligatory reference is not missing, that  the offer of "dialogue"  [Inevitably as it always does] follows.

Sufi Rituals "About Mohammed Connected to the Divine Source of Knowledge"

"At the heart of their teaching, love stands as the only way to God, whose name Allah is composed of four Arabic letters", insist the organizers of the festival in their announcement. And further: "Each of their rituals, as it rises in  silence, with the invocation of his name, rising in singing and with the gradually interjecting oriental musical instruments to a music that serves to connect with the Divine. These rituals are led by the Master (Sheikh) of the respective order (tariqa), where the Sheikh is connected by a chain of narration from the Prophet Muhammad with the divine source of knowledge. The rituals, of which not one is like the other, mostly take place at memorials of a late Sufi master. "

Church Confused with "Public Space" 

Salzburg's Creepy New Altar
The Sufi Order has  "spontaneously declared themselves immediately prepared," the rituals for the "first time" in order to  carry them out in a "public space". For the festival management a Catholic Church is obviously indistinct from a "public space" like a concert hall or the Grosses Festspielhaus.
The Kollegienkirche of Salzburg, consecrated in 1707, is not only a historical monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but is primarily and exclusively a Catholic church. As such, it was built by Prince Archbishop Johann Ernst von Thun-Hohenstein for the University  in 1622 and consecrated to the Holy Trinity. During the war the church was desecrated by Napoleonic troops and served the French occupation  as a stable and magazine. After the university was abolished in 1810 by Bavaria and re-consecrated under Austria, it found a new job as a garrison church. Since 1922,  it has been used as the venue for the Salzburg Festival. 
With the re-establishment of the University in 1962, the Collegiate Church was again a University Church and in 2008 made a parish a personal parish established for the University. The baroque church, built by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach is considered, next to the cathedral, as one of the most important churches of Salzburg.
The Collegiate Church is the seat of the University Church Catholic Student Community. Recent renovation work completed after the orphaning of the high altar, being displaced,  and the establishment of a "people's altar"" in the nave underlined  the final loss of the importance of the presbytery. The new "community" gathers in a circle around the altar, while the presbytery, was reduced to a meaningless relic of past times in the church building. 
The Catholic Church categorically rejects the   use of a church for the rites of other religions. Their enactment leads to the desecration of the church and requires its own rite of purification in order to be used  again for the Catholic liturgy.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Muslim in Egypt
Trans: Tancred


Anonymous said...

They still want Vienna. Looks like they'll have it. Let's see how much the post-Christians like Sharia law.

Anonymous said...

This is just another example of the destruction of formal catholic space.

[Hard to fault the Austrians considering the appalling example already set in motion by cardinal Bergoglio in Argentina.

I am left wondering was a new breakaway Christian CHURCH OF BERGOGLIO founded in the Vatican 0n 19th March 2013.?

Why on earth should anybody ever consider becoming a catholic under a pontificate such as Francis 1st where religious indifferentism now publicly reigns and is supported by papal statements that "Prosleytism is solemn nonsense"?

Catholics no longer know what to expect should they visit a catholic church during the day [if they can find one open that is] or listen to a papal statement.

The ecclesiastical hierarchy sit silent , cowed into submission by a truly diabolic combination of a modernist pope playing tandem with a hostile world press.

The lights are going out over what,s left of catholic Europe.

The centre has collapsed

Anonymous said...

Reparation. Reparation. Reparation.

Genty said...

Meanwhile, in Mosul . . . . . .

Anonymous said...

And now, we hear that our beloved (LOL) Pope Francis is going to a Pentecostolist Church in Rome to preach, and offer an apology to those people for the wrongs committed against them by the Catholic Church. UGH!!!
There is a website that has a countdown for the days left as a functioning Cardinal of Mahoney in the USA. Too bad we can't have one for Francis.
Maybe this time next year, or the next, we'll have a new, tradition minded, CATHOLIC pope.
What we got sure isn't.

Anonymous said...

Don't recall anyone apologizing to the countless Catholics ,who were persecuted tortured and murdered for their Faith,when John Paul 2 apologized to Muslims for the Victory of Lepanto ,which prevented the invasion of Europe by Muslims and freed countless Christian slaves ,and handed back the Flag taken in battle ,that really said it all ,Christ was abandoned in the Garden of Gethsemane,and now his Church is abandoned by those whose duty it is to protect the Faith ,lets hope and pray the Resurrection comes soon.

Our Lady of Good Success-pray for us. said...

I think American Catholicism had a lot to do with the demise of Catholic Europe - specifically that constitution (US) which most Americans, even Catholics, held as more sacrosanct than any Catholic Constitution. The same constitution (US) to which Roncalli and Montini and their sons paid homage. Leo XIII wrote, Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae, to James Cardinal Gibbons,'an Americanist who was the Archbishop of Baltimore, Maryland, from October 3, 1877, to March 24, 1921, [Leo] explained that the ethos of a pluralistic nation (that is, one wherein can be found a multiplicity of false religious sects, all manner of erroneous philosophical and social beliefs, materialism, naturalism, religious indifferentism) had already caused the expression of the Catholic Faith to be watered down to a certain extent in order to appear ‘non-threatening’ to the Protestant majority.'

Droleskey, Thomas. Conversion in Reverse: How the Ethos of Americanism Converted Catholics and Contribute to the Rise of Conciliarism.

Our Lady of Good Success-pray for us. said...

p.s. To qualify my statment, John Courtney Murrary, a Jesuit whose teachings had been censored under Pius XII, was 'rehabilitated' under Roncalli et al, and his ideas of ceding Catholic Dogma on ecclesiology and religious freedom and, most importantly, the Sovereignty of Christus Rex to the the US constitution is a cornerstone of VII.

p.s.s. and where the Amercian Constitution could only reach so far, the UN and its unions have placed its satanic tentacles into every other 'constitution' on the planet.

Anonymous said...

St.John in his Book of Revelation 3:16 forewarns "So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth."

Lukewarm catholicism is epitomised in the latest theological oxymoronic formula of "reconciled diversity".

This formula under which the new Church of Pope Francis proceeds disastrously backward on the erroneous basis that Jews,Moslems and Christians together worship the same God.

The only way these different religions can even co-exist is on the basis of accepted truth.

Since Jews and Moslems continue to utterly reject the foundational truth concerning the nature of the Most High and Omnipotent Holy Trinity Father,Son and Holy Spirit there can be no such thing as reconciled diversity.

It is a hollow and false basis for any kind of real unity which can only work on the basis of a shared spiritual agreement concerning the essential nature of God.

There is no such shared agreement between Christians Moslems and Jews and to try pretend that there is a deceit and a sham.

The Church of Pope Francis is being led down a serious cul-de-sac by its spiritual leaders.

Anonymous said...

The only consolation is that the catholic church alone preaches the true nature of God as expressed in her doctrines concerning the Holy Trinity.

When did you last hear a sermon on this primary truth of Christianity?

Moslems and Jews utterly reject this truth concerning the nature of God.

To see then a catholic papacy and hierarchy twisting and wriggling to deceive catholics into thinking that Jews and Moslems all worship the same God is truly tragic.

Not only is it tragic but it is a great big lie .

Modes of Jewish/Moslem worship plus all non-catholic modes of worship
have no place in any catholic church.

Catholic prelates who knowingly permit such, are in my view insulting and mocking
the very God they claim to believe in.

In addition they diminish the faith of their own flock by giving spurious respectability to false religions.

All this is a consequence of the false and abominable teachings that have polluted the catholic church since the 2nd Vatican Council.

Steve Dalton said...

A few days ago, I saw a wonderful movie called "The Day Of The Siege". It was about the 09/11/1683 attack on Vienna by the Ottoman Turks. Catholics back then knew Islam was a bloodthirsty enemy of the True Faith, and fought to defeat it on the battlefield. Now, some idiots invite the Sufi's to prance in a church! If they don't repent of this foolishness, they'll discover they'll be doing a danse macabre with them!

Mick Jagger Gathers No Mosque said...

Part of me wishes to see a hoard of Mahometans descend on Saint Peter's Square and pitch their tents there and then see what the Pope would do with those migrants.

He has already said every country - The Holy See is a country- has a duty to accept refugees..

But, the other half of me understands he porlly would let them use the Basilica for their crazy cult services.

O, Mahomet, the psychotic, thieving, murdering, pedophile? Serdja Trifkovic was spot on when he described the hallucinating lunatic as part John Gotti, part David Koresh

Mick Jagger Gathers No Mosque said...

The subtext of the apologies is an attack on the Traditional Catholic Church and it is upon those attacks that one supposedly stands tall as a great and compassionate ecumenist who is much more enlightened than the benighted bast ids who lived and died for the Faith prior to the V2 revolution.

Rare - VER rare - are the apologies for their own sins

Our Lady of Good Success-pray for us. said...

'Reconciled diversity'; doesn't that say it all. Reconciled to everything but Truth.