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Two-Horned Beast Altar in Germany

In the town of Zweibrücken, Germany, the Vatican II Sect now offers its Novus Ordo meal service on an “altar” decorated with the head of a two-horned beast. It was the Italian blog Messa in Latino that first drew attention to this monstrosity:

This blasphemous eyesore is the work of a Dominican sister named Burghildis Roth (1932-1987). The cover of a book on 25 of her sculptures gives a hint as to what other beauties she must have produced before God called her to render an account.

According to the parish’s web site, the “altar” is square in shape and displays a theme from the Apocalypse of St. John (a.k.a. the Book of Revelation) on each of its four sides. The side facing east, shown above, supposedly depicts “the lamb as a symbol of Christ” (das Lamm als Symbol Christi). While one can certainly agree that the image looks apocalyptic, it would probably be the first time in Catholic art that the Lamb of God has been displayed with horns.

Although sheep can indeed have horns, horns are typically associated with goats and specifically with Satan, not only in Christian art but also in the occult. The devil is often displayed with the head (and sometimes the foot) of a goat, as, for example, in the horrific images of the Baphomet (Sabbatic Goat) and the goat pentagram. The pagan god Pan, too, is usually portrayed as having horns and is featured, in slightly toned-down form, on the cover of the Vatican II Catechism.

In the New Testament, the metaphor of sheep is typically used to describe the faithful of Christ (with Christ Himself being the Shepherd; see Jn 10:11-16,27), whereas that of goat is reserved for the reprobate (whence also the use of the expression scapegoat; cf. Lev 16:20-21):

And all nations shall be gathered together before [God], and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left. Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world…. Then he shall say to them also that shall be on his left hand: Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels.

(Mt 25:32-34,41)

Christ Himself is, of course, the Lamb of God (see Jn 1:29; cf. Is 53:7; Acts 8:32), whereas Satan himself is the quintessential goat, the first and ultimate enemy of God, the “prince of this world” (Jn 12:31).

It will not do, as the parish of Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche (Holy Cross Church) in Zweibrücken maintains, that the two-horned beast is Christ the Lamb of the Apocalypse, for that Lamb is described as having seven (obviously figurative) horns, not merely two:

And I saw: and behold in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the ancients, a Lamb standing as it were slain, having seven horns and seven eyes: which are the seven Spirits of God, sent forth into all the earth.

(Apoc 5:6)

Instead, as pointed out by journalist Giuseppe Nardi, there is another animal mentioned in the Apocalypse that has two horns and looks like a lamb but isn’t one:

And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns, like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. And he executed all the power of the former beast [see v. 1] in his sight; and he caused the earth, and them that dwell therein, to adore the first beast, whose wound to death was healed. And he did great signs, so that he made also fire to come down from heaven unto the earth in the sight of men. And he seduced them that dwell on the earth….

(Apoc 13:11-14)

In his most insightful interpretation of the book of the Apocalypse, Fr. Eugene Sylvester Berry (1879-1954) comments on this passage:

The beast arising from the earth is a false prophet — the prophet of Antichrist. Our divine Saviour has a representative on earth in the person of the Pope upon whom He has conferred full powers to teach and govern. Likewise Antichrist will have his representative in the false prophet who will be endowed with the plenitute of satanic powers to deceive the nations.

…The two horns denote a twofold authority — spiritual and temporal. As indicated by the resemblance to a lamb, the [false] prophet will probably set himself up in Rome as a sort of antipope during the vacancy of the papal throne mentioned above.

(Rev. E. Sylvester Berry, The Apocalypse of St. John [Columbus, OH: John W. Winterich, 1921], p. 135; free online version here.)

An antipope (false pope) in Rome while the Chair of St. Peter is vacant… Does this not sound familiar?

By the way: The side of the Novus Ordo altar with the two-horned beast is not facing the people but the “priests” as they celebrate the Modernist worship service. In other words, the goat-like head is not visible to the people in attendance but only to those who stand behind the table as they offer the New Testament version of the sacrifice of Cain on it.

Not that it would necessarily cause outrage or raise any eyebrows if it were in plain sight. You have to keep in mind that most Novus Ordo adherents have, lamentably, been so stained by the soul-destroying errors of the Vatican II Sect that they see absolutely nothing wrong with wearing a t-shirt that has the word “BEAST” displayed on it in big letters, and they believe that an outline of John Paul II appearing in a blazing fire is an indication of his blessedness.

If 2,000 years ago St. Paul was able to affirm that “the days are evil” (Eph 5:16), what would he say today?

Image source: heilig-kreuz-zweibruecken.jimdo.com
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