The Flag of Saint Francis

When I awoke from my Old Man Nap….God bid me to restore The Oriflamme and take it Jerusalem with the Franciscan Fleet. Today is Orthodox Easter.

A relic of the cross may have been on the Moskva which may have been slated to sail to Jerusalem.

John

Sunken Russian warship may have carried Christian ‘True Cross’ relic – The Jerusalem Post (jpost.com)

Custody of the Holy Land – Wikipedia

Sunken Russian warship may have carried Christian relic ‘True Cross’ piece

The Moskva — Infamous for its role in the Snake Island incident — Was sunk last week, and may have been carrying a Christian relic, a fragment of the True Cross.

By MICHAEL STARR

Published: APRIL 18, 2022 14:50

A view shows Russian warships on sunset ahead of the Navy Day parade in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea July 27, 2019 (photo credit: REUTERS/ALEXEY PAVLISHAK)

A view shows Russian warships on sunset ahead of the Navy Day parade in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea July 27, 2019

(photo credit: REUTERS/ALEXEY PAVLISHAK)

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The Russian warship that sunk during the military operations against Ukraine last week may have been carrying what is claimed by some Christians to be a fragment of the cross that Jesus Christ was crucified on. 

The Russian Black Sea Fleet flagship Moskva — which helped seize Snake Island in an infamous incident at the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine War — sank on Thursday after being seriously damaged following an explosion that a Ukrainian official said was the result of a missile strike.

In 2020, it was decided that a Christian relic, a piece of the “True Cross,” would be carried on the Moskva, archpriest of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Sevastopol District Sergiy Khalyuta told Russian state media outlet TASS.

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The True Cross that Jesus Christ was crucified on was supposedly found by Roman Emperor Constantine’s mother, Empress Helena, and the alleged fragments of the cross have over the centuries been dispersed among different sects and churches. Khalyuta emphasized to TASS that fragments of the true cross are very rare and of great religious importance for all Christian denominations.

“This relic used to belong to a Catholic church, but was acquired by anonymous patrons of arts, and it was their will to send the relic to the [Black Sea] fleet,” Khalyuta told TASS. “The Moskva cruiser has an onboard chapel, where services take place.” 

 Russian Navy vessels are anchored in a bay of the Black Sea port of Sevastopol in Crimea May 8, 2014 (credit: REUTERS/STRINGER/FILE PHOTO)Russian Navy vessels are anchored in a bay of the Black Sea port of Sevastopol in Crimea May 8, 2014 (credit: REUTERS/STRINGER/FILE PHOTO)

Russia claimed that a fire had started on board, detonating ammunition stores. It did not say what caused the fire, and that it was “under investigation.” Maksym Marchenko, the Ukrainian governor of the region around the Black Sea port of Odesa, claimed the Moskva had been hit by two Ukrainian-made Neptune anti-ship cruise missiles.

Russia later reported that the fire was contained, but the damaged Moskva later sank when the Black Sea Fleet attempted to tow it to safety during a storm.

The ship’s crew was evacuated, but there has been no word about if the Moskva‘s holy relic was saved as well, or sank to the bottom of the Black Sea with the vessel — now a lost relic.

The New Catholic Church of St. Francis

Posted on September 11, 2018 by Royal Rosamond Press

I was born with the Holy Spirit as was Christine Rosamond Benton, as was my daughter, Heather Hanson. We have been viciously attacked by Darklings who are jealous of our Light and want to own it. They are – finished!

In 1956, my two sisters, and the old woman up the street, were visited by a blue angel that filled our whole neighborhood in a Holy Spirit – that is still there!

This should have been our focus. Outsiders should never have been allowed near Christine’s legacy, nor Garth Benton.

I am going to do a series of religious paintings.

John

Mary Magdalene Rosamond of Saint Francis

Posted on December 1, 2016by Royal Rosamond Press

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Briar_Cliff_University

Briar Cliff University is a private, FranciscanRoman Catholicliberal arts university located in Sioux City, IowaUnited States.

In March 1929, Mother Mary Dominica Wieneke, Major Superior of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Dubuque, along with the Most Rev. Edmond Heelan, Bishop of the Sioux City Diocese, co-founded Briar Cliff College after meeting with members of the Sioux City community, who committed to raising $25,000 to support the establishment of a Catholic women’s college in Sioux City. The twelve foundresses of the College were carefully chosen by Mother Dominica. They were led by Sister Mary Servatius Greenen, who was named the first president.[2]

Little Briar Rose“, a folk tale originally recorded by the Brothers Grimm and used as a basis for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent

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Saint Francis and The Perfect Master

Posted on December 24, 2014by Royal Rosamond Press

     In 1987 Marilyn bid me to get a reading at the Berkeley Psychic Institute when I was in the Bay Area. I agreed, but was highly skeptical. A young woman began the reading by saying this;

“You own your own creation – You Died!”

Last night CNN did a program on people who cheat death. Ten years ago I went to a Catholic priest and asked him to hear my confession so I can complete my first communion that was interrupted when a father called me a liar. I had been reading about Meher Baba’s contact with Saint Francis. My angel bid me to return to the church and help transform it. Yesterday Pope Francis made that major change by walking in the footsteps of Saint Francis, and scolding the hiearchy.

When I was eleven, Christine ten, and Vicki, six, my sisters told me they saw a blue angel in their room. Later, the old woman up the street asked me to come fix her radio atenae that she had attached to her mattress springs. She told me she was falling asleep while listneding to the radio when there was much static. The room filled with a blue light. Se said she thought it was the boys across the canyon shining a spotlight in her room.

“It left burn holes in my curtain. Go see!”

I went to her window, and saw a circle of about twelve tiny burns in her lace curtain.

“Kay! You can’t see the other side of the canyon from here.”

In 1993 I began my autobiography ‘Bonds With Angel’ in hope I could heal my family. I had six years of sobriety. My family stole my story and gave it to ghost writers. They took my daughter and my grandson from me. They claim they have a spiritual program, but as the woman Seer went on to say;

“People keep coming into your being, and take, take, take! You are powerless to stop them. I don’t know why.”

The Holy Land of Francis

Posted on September 11, 2018 by Royal Rosamond Press

I claim King David’s Tomb where Helena the Nazarite was buried. Property owned by the Order of Saint Francis will be a neutral sanctuary for all peoples. But, this holy land will be in the care of a New Coalition of American Jews who descend from Jewish Immigrants who found Sanctuary in this Democracy. To take this linage of Democratic Jews to Israel, and place a fake citizenship upon these Americans, is fraudulent!

There are way more Jews in America than in Israel. Many of them members of Reform Judaism that was established by Frances Salvador that fought in the War of Independence. He was elected to office. This is the only image of Frances being killed by Native Americans. We need a better one. I am so busy.

Many Sephardic Jews owned slaves. Benjamin Judah was one of them. He managed the Confederacy. Slave helped build this Democracy. For this reason the property of Saint Francis should be open to pilgrimage where descendants of slaves may come and be closer to God. This can be in concordance with the IfNotNow Movement.

God has bid me to anoint the Duke and Duchess of Essex, and their descendants, Regal Caretakers of all property in Israel owned by the Order of Saint Francis.

John ‘The Nazarite’

There have been pleas from moderate Israelis to moderate Jews in America, who may consider themselves members of Reform Judaism, to help SAVE ISRAEL from the Orthodox Extremists who want the boundaries of King David’s kingdom, restored. The evangelicals want the Jews to restore David’s Kingdom – and Temple – so they can inherit God’s legacy. The OWNERSHIP OF KEY LAND is vital in fulfilling the religious prophecy of several religious groups when you throw in the Mormons who got into a dispute about whether they are a real religion.

They have prominent allies. Jeremy Ben-Ami, president of the left-leaning Israel-lobbying group J Street, tells me he finds IfNotNow “really exciting”; Rebecca Vilkomerson, executive director of Palestinian solidarity movement Jewish Voice for Peace, sees IfNotNow’s goals and her organization’s as “very complementary”; and the prominent Israel critic Peter Beinart says IfNotNow is able to “say things and take moral stances that other people are too inhibited to take.” Husam Zomlot, head of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s general delegation to the U.S. has said, “Hope is the young American Jews like the brave souls in IfNotNow.” But the group’s critics are numerous, as well. Conservatives loathe them (a recent op-ed in the Jerusalem Post accused them of being “anti-Jewish”), and even liberal Jewish publications like The Forward and Haaretz run opinion headlines like “IfNotNow Doesn’t Deserve the Support of Left-leaning American Jews” or “I Teach At Birthright. IfNotNow Is Wrong.

Prince William of the British royal family visited the Holy Sepulcher this morning. He did so at the end of his trip to the Holy Land, which ended on June 28, after he spent five days in Jordan, Israel and Palestine. The representatives of the three Christian churches that own the Holy Sepulcher welcomed him before the shrine. Along with the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilus, and the Armenian Archbishop, Sevan Gharibian, Br. John Luke Gregory, a Franciscan of the Custody of the Holy Land from England, who now is the delegate of the Custos in Rhodes, was also present.

In front of photographers and a small group of curious onlookers, Prince William entered the Holy Sepulcher, for what was the first official visit of a British royal to the Church of the Resurrection. The Anglican bishop of Jerusalem, Suheil Salman Ibrahim Dawani, escorted the prince into the shrine.

During the visit, which lasted about an hour, the representatives of the Churches first led him in front of the Stone of Anointing, which the prince kissed at the invitation of his three escorts. Then the prince entered the shrine containing the tomb of Christ, where the Patriarch Theophilus had prepared three candles ready to be lit for the prince, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, and Queen Elizabeth. Br. John Luke suggested lighting two others for Prince Harry’s recent marriage to his wife, Megan Markle, and for his mother, Princess Diana. From there, everyone moved to the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea, where the Armenian archbishop gave some background [on the shrine].

After passing through the Greek Katholikon, the Prince’s delegation climbed to the top of the stairs leading to Calvary. “I explained to him that we process here every day and that we believe that behind the rock of Calvary, Adam was buried ,” said Br. John Luke Gregory. “The cross of Jesus placed on that rock makes this union between the New and Old testament visible, because Jesus is the new Adam.”

The Greek Orthodox had then prepared a light refreshment in their office, which is adjacent to the chapel of Adam, where a photo op took place. There Prince William also met the Secretary of the Custody, Br. David Grenier, and the other friars of the Holy Sepulcher.
“I have lived in this place for six years and I know him very well ,” said Fr. John Luke, “and for this reason, I explained to the Prince that we too have a monastery inside the Church of the Tomb, where we live in fraternal community.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judah_P._Benjamin

Benjamin was born to Sephardic Jewish parents from London, who had moved to St. Croix in the Danish West Indies when it was occupied by Britain during the Napoleonic Wars. Seeking greater opportunities, his family immigrated to the United States, eventually settling in Charleston, South Carolina. Judah Benjamin attended Yale College but left without graduating. He moved to New Orleans, where he read law and passed the bar.

Benjamin rose rapidly both at the bar and in politics. He became a wealthy planter and slaveowner and was elected to and served in both houses of the Louisiana legislature prior to his election by the legislature to the US Senate in 1852. There, he was an eloquent supporter of slavery. After Louisiana seceded in 1861, Benjamin resigned as senator and returned to New Orleans.

The Fate of Franciscan Property In Jerusalem

Posted on December 16, 2017by Royal Rosamond Press

I am considering making a claim.

Giovanni ‘The Nazarite’

King David’s Tomb

17SaturdayMay 2014

Posted by gary bowersin Current Events

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The Vatican in Jerusalem!

News Flash! “Israeli Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says police have ‘stepped up’ patrols and surveillance across the country, and that thousands of police officers will be deployed during the pope’s visit to ensure it goes smoothly.” (Source: Israel Hayom, May 14, 2014). Rosenfeld’s statement was in direct response to the Roman Catholic official in charge of the Vatican’s properties in the Holy Land, who urged Israel to protect Christian holy sites including churches and monasteries in Jerusalem that had recently been vandalized. And to please do so before Pope Francis’ visit to Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank (Judea/Samaria) May 24-26.

The very fact that Pope Francis will travel to Israel is remarkable. I make that observation in the historical light of estranged relations between the Roman Catholic Church and Israel as represented by both its (secular) government and religious observant Jews that has existed off and on for decades … indeed, for hundreds of years. However, both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Pope Francis I have reached out to one another in an effort to reconcile differences. Whereas a papal visit to Israel is definitely newsworthy, it is also something to be expected in today’s ecumenical and politically correct world of strange bedfellows.

Totally unexpected and even more amazing than the Pope’s brief tour of Israel (including a visit to the Western Wall) is a recent report from reliable sources that Prime Minister Netanyahu is interested in transferring Jewish administrative control of the Tomb of King David to the Roman Catholic Church! Aren’t there enough Christian holy sites in Israel under the jurisdiction of either the Roman Catholic or Greek Orthodox clergy? The answer to that is a resounding yes, dozens of them … such as the (most well-known) Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Why then give a revered Jewish site to the Roman Catholic Church in general and specifically to the entity known as “Custody of the Holy Land.” What is this Holy Land Custodianship all about?

Custody of the Holy Land?

Straight from Wikipedia, we read: “The Custodian of the Holy Land … is an officer of the Franciscan order, appointed by the General Definitorium of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor, with the approval of the Pope and the Holy See. The Custodian … is the head of all Franciscans in the Holy Land. On 15 May 2004 Pierbattista Pizzaballa was appointed Custodian of the Holy Land, succeeding Giovanni Battistelli, who held the office for six years. On Friday, June 28, 2013, Pope Francis confirmed that he (Pizzaballa) would continue as Custodian for at least a further three years.”

Wikipedia’s article continues: “Today, the jurisdiction of the Custodian covers Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt…. The Custody has about 300 friars and about 100 sisters in these countries. The Franciscans serve the principal Christian shrines, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem, and the Basilica of the Annunciation at Nazareth.”

JERUSALEM — For nearly 20 years, the Birthright program has been a rite of passage for hundreds of thousands of young American Jews, who get a free trip to Israel along with a tour that shows the country in a very positive light.

But in recent weeks, the same discomfort that many Americans Jews feel about the current Israeli government, and in particular its continued occupation of the West Bank, has been reflected in some of the tours. An American anti-occupation group, called IfNotNow, has organized walkouts by a few Birthright participants, hoping the resultant publicity will inspire other young tourists to make the same gesture, and pressure American Jews to reassess its support for Israeli policies.

In June, that led to a chaotic scene on one of the tour buses. Bethany Zaiman of Washington stood up and announced that she and four others would leave the bus to “learn about the occupation from the perspective of Palestinians,” and would visit the West Bank.

The Israeli tour guide interrupted her several times, and — as seen on a video that was shown on Facebook on June 28 — erupted as the group was leaving.

“No Palestinian is going to send me away from here!” the guide said.

Moments later, a male Birthright participant wearing a white T-shirt and holding what appears to be an American flag, pointed at Zaiman and said: “Guess what’s going to happen. You’re going to get killed, you’re going to get raped.”

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