Pilgrims Flock to 'Miracle' Window Depicting Virgin Mary, Baby Jesus in Ukrainian Village
Dozens of Christian pilgrims are flocking to the western Ukrainian village of Beregovoy, where the figures of Virgin Mary and the baby Jesus are believed to appear on a window pane.
The Mail Online reported on Thursday that some Christians believe the stains on the double-glazed window resemble that of a mother and a baby, which they have likened to Mary and Jesus ‚ÄĒ a popular image in Eastern Orthodox iconography.
Images and videos taken of the window make it hard to distinguish shapes, but some locals have said that they are convinced the alleged miracle is a sign of God....
It Being A "western" Ukrainian "village" Called "Beregovoy" Gives The Whole Satanic~Vaticanist-/-Roman-"Catholic"-Cultic "Jesuitic" Conspiratorial Scheme Away; As, If It Were An "eastern" Ukrainian "village", It Would Therefore Be Under The Control &-Or Auspices Of THE RUSSIAN &-Or EASTERN RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH: And Therefore Be Subject To VLADMIR PUTIN'S Governmental-/-"Religious" CENSORS !
IT'S A SHAME NO TRUE HOLY BIBLE ONLY CHRISTIAN EASTERN-ORTHODOX CATHOLIC HASN'T RISEN UP IN ***PROTEST*** &-OR HURLED A STONE AT THIS ICONOLATROUS-IDOLATROUS IMAGE & SHATTERED IT TO MILLIONS OF PIECES !
WHILE ROMAN-CATHOLICISM HAS BEEN GIVEN OVER TO IDOLATRY SINCE THEIR ACCEPTANCE OF 2 & 3-DIMENTIONAL STATUES-IMAGES-IDOLS--
EASTERN-ORTHODOX-CATHOLICISM HAS BEEN GIVEN OVER TO IDOLATRY &-OR ICONOLATRY SINCE THEIR ACCEPTANCE OF 2-DIMENTIONAL IMAGES-ICONS-PAINTINGS-PORTRAITS-PICTURES-ETC. !
"Thou Shalt NOT Make Unto Thee ANY GRAVEN IMAGE, Or ANY LIKENESS Of ANY THING That Is IN HEAVEN Above, Or That Is IN THE EARTH Beneath, Or That Is IN THE WATER UNDER THE EARTH."-EXODUS 20:4
"THE GRAVEN IMAGES OF THEIR GODS SHALL YE BURN WITH FIRE: THOU SHALT NOT DESIRE THE SILVER OR GOLD THAT IS ON THEM, NOR TAKE IT UNTO THEE: FOR IT IS AN ABOMINATION TO THE LORD THY GOD."-DEUTERONOMY 7:25 !
Michael Hranek wrote: Christopher000 It is so easy to make fun of, in my words, desperate Catholic people Their Religion doesn't bring them to know Jesus Christ. They do not have a Testimony of God saving them in their false religion Those of us who are indeed genuinely born again ought humble ourselves and repent of our own arrogance, and weep over Catholics on their way to hell, break down and Preach the Truth of Jesus Christ to them until either they are saved or kill us (Romans 10:1-4,13-15) ease to say, so much harder to grow up into in our faith (Christopher000 I am not criticizing you but wrestingly with my own self)
about the words "Sad that they are so deceived and willing misinformed"
Maybe the humility needed is by you in apologizing for misstating that Christopher made fun of Catholics.
If one determines to keep for themselves a wooden, ergo graven piece of wood from anywhere, then isn't one in effect praising, eulogizing, or actively cooperating with the instrument of Roman execution and his executioners?
Co 2:1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. 1Co 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
It isn't the instrument but rather the infinite sacrifice unseen with the eye that is to be comprehended
If I in another thread offended any with my not well thought out words,forgive me. I'm referring to " see his (Christ's) Infinity in my minds eye of small understanding." I did not intend to give the impression I saw anything but rather was left with a 'small' comprehension of thought that though the Son of man was born in human flesh, he was the Infinite God, two distinct natures in one person, forever. Man, by nature is too prone to forget Christ's Deity when they lift not their affections above the things of sense.
Dave wrote: You raise a valid point mike from New York and Christopher . One I'm struggling with a decision on. The cross I don't find offensive crucifix for obvious reasons I do. Now photos get me I don't idolise them , but that being said I also know that God said no images etc, and the nt doesn't exactly absolve us of this practice? I believe if we love God and obey his word then his word is revealed in the 66 books of the bible, and in his word I find I should have no graven images
Dave, take a look at Commandment 2.
Exodus 20:4,5 "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;"
Notice the colon between the verses? That which follows the colon expands, explains, if you will, that which precedes it. Notice here it is the bowing down to, or serving the images that is condemned by commandment
Run a "graven image" search in the books of Isaiah and Jeremiah for examples.
You raise a valid point mike from New York and Christopher . One I'm struggling with a decision on. The cross I don't find offensive crucifix for obvious reasons I do. Now photos get me I don't idolise them , but that being said I also know that God said no images etc, and the nt doesn't exactly absolve us of this practice? I believe if we love God and obey his word then his word is revealed in the 66 books of the bible, and in his word I find I should have no graven images
Passerby wrote: This is exactly why Christians should not engage in portraying anything or anyone in heaven or earth. It is idolatry. But then, some mindless people in many churches with defend having a picture of . . . hanging in the front of the church, or the vestibule. ---
I guess I'll have to get rid of all those photos...
Thanks SC. Yeah, I can understand relics and such but never really understand when a cross is included. I could be wrong, of course, and think most churches have them as well in one form or another. Anyway, just a reminder for me.
Christopher,I would agree. I don't really get that a simple cross would be comparable to relics,as Christians speak of the cross and Christ crucified. The crucifix,on the other hand,has a false image of our Lord... and one that is not resurrected as well.
Hmmm. I always wonder about this when it comes up. I understand renderings of saints and Mary, etc, etc, but I view a simple, empty wooden cross as a reminder of what Christ did and His victory. I had one imported from Israel, made from the wood o