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Offline InfiniteFaith

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Kissing the ring of the Pope
« on: January 11, 2012, 12:43:43 PM »
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  • What is the point? Please review the following article and express your opinion on the matter. This was just brought to my attention.

    http://ivarfjeld.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/kissing-an-gold-idol-on-the-ring-of-the-pope/

    Offline parentsfortruth

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    Kissing the ring of the Pope
    « Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012, 12:52:30 PM »
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  • You know that people don't just kiss the pope's ring. Personally, I've kissed Bishop DeGaleretta's ring. It's a sign of respect. It has nothing to do with idolatry.
    Matthew 5:37

    But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.

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    Kissing the ring of the Pope
    « Reply #2 on: January 11, 2012, 06:27:29 PM »
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  • The article is not even written in correct English.  It is silly.  It is a sign of respect for the office of a bishop.  In the Eastern Church, people kiss the hands of priests sometimes too.  When you consider what those hands do for our salvation, it hardly seems inappropriate.  Also I doubt that Pope Benedict or any other pope has ever forced anyone to kiss his ring.
    Stir up within Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the Spirit with which blessed Josaphat, Thy Martyr and Bishop, was filled, when he laid down his life for his sheep: so that, through his intercession, we too may be moved and strengthen by the same Spir

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    Kissing the ring of the Pope
    « Reply #3 on: January 11, 2012, 06:50:25 PM »
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  • The kissing the rings of Bishops, and the Pope is a tradition that goes back a very long
    time.
    Check out these photos.

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    Kissing the ring of the Pope
    « Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012, 12:54:49 AM »
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  • The proper (or traditional) etiquette in a papal audience would be to kiss the Pope´s feet, followed by a kissing of the ring of the fisherman.

    Of course, basically the whole court ceremony (and even the name "Papal Court") was abolished by Paul VI.
    If you are a theologian, you truly pray, and if you truly pray, you are a theologian. - Evagrius Ponticus


     

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