“Merry Christmas” from Belgium…
Noël des Cathédrales: Belgian Cathedrals profaned with Flamboyant Theater for Christmas
“Lift up thy hands against their pride unto the end;
see what things the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.” (Ps 73:3)
Belgium is one of the world’s greatest victims of the “New Springtime” of Vatican II.
By 2018, “Mass” attendance among those claiming to be Catholics there had dropped below 10%; and the youth, that much-touted “future of the Church”, aren’t helping: “Weekly Mass attendance ranged from 2-6 percent among young Catholics in Belgium, Hungary, Austria, Lithuania and Germany”, a 2018 report by Catholic News Agency states.
But the Novus Ordo hierarchy in the small nation between France and the Netherlands has apparently found another way to get the people into church, at least around Christmas time: Have ostentatious theatrical performances desecrate the country’s cathedrals — surely that’ll get the pews filled!
And so, under the name Noël des Cathédrales (“Christmas of the Cathedrals”), incredibly flamboyant operatic-theatrical pieces are performed every year right inside not merely Catholic churches but even cathedrals. A cathedral is the main church of a diocese and the seat of the local bishop.
According to a web site promoting the Belgian region of Wallonia, “Noël des Cathédrales [is] a magical show created by Luc Petit and Michel Teheux [that] celebrates this year its third edition. Light effects, theatre, dance, projections, amazing staging… It is sure to make your eyes sparkle.” Another web site lauds the production for its “dance, circus, magic, enchanting music and glitter!”
The following is the official trailer for the 2019/20 season of Noël des Cathédrales, followed by the trailer for the prior season:
Naturally, all this is officially sanctioned by the local “Roman Catholic bishops”, without whose permission and invitation this could not be happening.
The current performances include the following plays/operas:
- L’Horloger de Noël (“The Christmas Watchmaker”)
- Le Voyage des Mages (“The Journey of the Magi”)
- Les Sonneurs de Noël (“The Christmas Bell Ringers”)
Once-Catholic buildings, built and consecrated for the worship and glory of the Most Holy Trinity, are thus being misused and abused as venues for theatrical plays. And the “Catholic” clergy in charge are proud of it.
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Tournai, for example, has posted numerous pictures and even video of this abomination on its Facebook page. The pretend-bishop responsible for this cathedral is Mr. Guy Harpigny, appointed by “Saint” John Paul II in 2003.
Other Belgian cathedrals thus profaned include that of Saint Jacques-sur-Coudenberg, which is the cathedral for the country’s Military Diocese, as well as Saint-Aubain Cathedral in Namur, and Saint-Paul de Liège Cathedral in Liège, although it appears that lesser churches (non-cathedrals) have also been used as venues.
Here are some more video clips of prior “Christmas of the Cathedrals” performances:
These clips were uploaded by the association that produces these performances, called Les Nocturnales. They are a non-profit group founded in 2005 to promote what they call “heritage operas.”
A typical advertisement for Noël des Cathédrales
Belgium has long been a hotbed of Modernism, and nothing illustrates the ongoing apostasy as much as the profanation of churches and anything sacred. Recall that the infamous “dog funeral” a few years back — a bereavement service for the owners and friends of a famous dog — took place in a Belgian church:
With all the sacrilege and desecration that has been going on throughout Catholic churches in the past few decades, none of it as bad as that which is perpetrated or sanctioned by the very people who claim to be — and are widely acknowledged to be — the legitimate Roman Catholic authorities. Yet in truth they are “false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves” (Mt 7:15) seeking to harm souls.
The enemy within is always worse than the enemy without, as St. Paul once warned the first Catholics at Corinth:
For such false apostles are deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no wonder: for Satan himself transformeth himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers be transformed as the ministers of justice, whose end shall be according to their works.
(2 Cor 11:13-15)
It is not difficult to discern just whose ministers are at work here.
“An enemy hath done this” (Mt 13:28).
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