Reconquered Spain Celebrates The Holy Week – Britain Conquered by Unholy Warriors
Posted by addisethiopia on April 15, 2014
SEMANA SANTA / HOLY WEEK IN SPAIN Truly one of Spain’s most breathtaking celebrations, Easter is a one-of-a-kind display of tradition, music, culture, theatre and religion The holiday, jubilant in Sevilla and Andalucía and solemn elsewhere in Spain, is practically defined by its stunning processions comparable to the Ethiopian Timket / Epiphany or Meskel celebrations. Each of these processions typically boasts two intensely adorned floats, one of The Virgin Mary and the other of a scene from Christ’s Passion. Take in the lavish decoration of these incredible creations as they slowly pass before you accompanied by the music of coronets and drums; its hard to do without getting chills. Underneath each float, you’ll just barely be able to make out rows and rows of feet. There are up to forty men, called costaleros, who haul the float on shoulders and control its swaying motion. In fact, they practice so much and are so in sync with each other that the realistic figures on top look eerily as if they were walking along to the music. Impossible to miss are the seemingly endless rows of nazarenos, or penitents, who walk along with the float.. You may even see many nazarenos walking barefoot, which is pretty impressive, considering some of the processions last up to 14 hours! Oh, and don’t be thrown off by the resemblance between the pointy hoods and long robes of the nazarenos and those of the Ku Klux Klan: it’s coincidental and completely unrelated. Don’t be surprised to see how nicely the people dress to watch the processions, especially during the second half of the week. Women often dress to the nines while many men brave the sun in full suits. Of course not everybody dresses up so much, but, basically, if you want to fit in watching the processions, just leave the t-shirt you wore to paint your garage behind. As with any cultural celebration, Spain’s elaborate Semana Santa was for centuries a work-in-progress. The starting point for its extensive history is clearly the death of Christ, from which it takes its subject, however the celebration that we see today is the result of centuries of evolution. A significant point in the history of the Semana Santa is 1521, when the Marqués de Tarifa returned to Spain from the Holy Land. After his journey, he institutionalized the Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross) in Spain and from that moment on this holy event was celebrated with a procession. Over time, the observance of the Via Crucis eventually broke up into the various scenes of the Passion, with the incorporation of portable crosses and altars. This would eventually lead to today’s elaborate processions. Check out any map of Semana Santa routes and you will see the Carrera Oficial, or official route, clearly marked. This original route, while it has evolved since 1604, continues to serve as the backbone for the present route. The final major step took place in the 17th century, when Seville’s various cofradías (brotherhoods) began dividing and organizing themselves into what they are today.
Twenty Five British Schools in Birmingham to Be Investigated Over ‘Extremist Muslim’ Plot Fears“We are sinners, acting wrongly and doing evil; we have gone against you, turning away from your orders and from your laws. We have not given ear to your servants the prophets, who said words in your name to our kings and our rulers and our fathers and all the people of the land……O Lord, shame is on us, on our kings and our rulers and our fathers, because of our sin against you” [Dan. 9: 5-8] “The fifth angel sounded his trumpet; and I saw a star that had fallen out of heaven onto the earth, and he was given the key to the shaft leading down to the Abyss. He opened the shaft of the Abyss, and there went up smoke from the shaft like the smoke of a huge furnace; the sun was darkened, and the sky too, by the smoke from the shaft. Then out of the smoke onto the earth came LOCUSTS, and they were given power like the power SCORPIONS have on earth. They were instructed not to harm the grass on the earth, any green plant or any tree, but only the people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. The LOCUSTS were not allowed to kill them, only to inflict pain on them for five months; and the pain they caused was like the pain of a SCORPION sting. In those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them. “Now these LOCUSTS looked like horses outfitted for battle. On their heads were what looked like crowns of gold, and their faces were like human faces. They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like those of lions. Their chests were like iron breastplates, and the sound their wings made was like the roar of many horses and chariots rushing into battle. They had tails like those of SCORPIONS, with stings; and in their TAILS was the power to hurt people for five months. They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is ‘Abaddon’ and in our language, ‘Destroyer.’“ The prophetic seals on the books of Daniel and Revelation are unsealing right before our very eyes, as the scourges and plagues are only increasing – Islam as a designed counterpart of Christianity always reigns where light is absent, and triumphs where apostasy prevails – like in the current Western World. Back to the report… In Birmingham, UK, the number of schools to be investigated over fears children are being “radicalised” by extremist Muslims attempting to seize control of institutions has increased to 25.” Teams of inspectors are to be sent into schools and will be able to penalise those where religious conservatism is believed to be getting in the way of teaching.” The Department for Education (DfE) launched the investigation after an alleged Islamic takeover plot to force out governors and head teachers was reported in Birmingham.” An anonymous letter claiming responsibility for changes in leadership at four schools in the city says it was part of a campaign called Operation Trojan Horse. The letter set out a blueprint for seizing control of schools and claimed a radical group of Muslims were pursuing their own agenda in classrooms and forcing out head teachers and governors who refused to cooperate. Birmingham City Council said it was appointing a new chief advisor to directly handle at least 200 complaints received in relation to the Operation Trojan Horse allegations focusing on schools in the city. Here are some of the comments from British readers on the subject: “We must have had the dumbest load of politicians of any country in the last 50 years to allow this to develop” “You guys, the country of Britain, blindly and willfully let this happen to yourself. Who’s to say you don’t deserve it? Its hard to take pity on you guys when you so willfully destroy yourselves.” “Slowly but surely… they are everywhere, Holland, Belgium, France, UK… and everyone is blind to this scourge.” “We have allowed vipers to flourish in our education system” “Today Schools, tomorrow Banks,the day after the Government and Justice systems!!! When is this weak Government going to start clamping down on this Destruction of the UK from within?” Continue reading…