Newsletter of the District
THE BOOK OF EXODUS
1 And the
Lord spoke all these words:
2 I am
the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out
of the house of bondage.
shalt not have strange gods before me.
shalt not make to thyself a graven thing, nor the likeness of any
thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor of those
things that are in the waters under the earth.
shalt not adore them, nor serve them: I am the Lord thy God, mighty,
jealous, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children,
unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me:
6 And shewing
mercy unto thousands to them that love me, and keep my commandments.
1 And the
people seeing that Moses delayed to come down from the mount, gathering
together against Aaron, said: Arise, make us gods, that may go before
us: for as to this Moses, the man that brought us out of the land
of Egypt, we know not what has befallen him.
2 And Aaron
said to them: Take the golden earrings from the ears of your wives,
and your sons and daughters, and bring them to me.
3 And the
people did what he had commanded, bringing the earrings to Aaron.
4 And when
he had received them, he fashioned them by founders' work, and made
of them a molten calf. And they said: These are thy gods, O Israel,
that have brought thee out of the land of Egypt. (The meetings of
all religions will bring peace in the world, will save us from wars!)
5 And when
Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it, and made proclamation
by a crier's voice, saying: To morrow is the solemnity of the Lord.
6 And rising
in the morning, they offered holocausts, and peace victims, and
the people sat down to eat, and drink, and they rose up to play.
7 And the
Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Go, get thee down: thy people, which
thou hast brought out of the land of Egypt, hath sinned.
have quickly strayed from the way which thou didst shew them: and
they have made to themselves a molten calf, and have adored it,
and sacrificing victims to it, have said: These are thy gods, O
Israel, that have brought thee out of the land of Egypt.
9 And again
the Lord said to Moses: See that this people is stiff-necked:
me alone, that my wrath may be kindled against them, and that I
may destroy them, and I will make of thee a great nation.
Moses besought the Lord his God, saying: Why, O Lord, is thy indignation
kindled against thy people, whom thou hast brought out of the land
of Egypt, with great power, and with a mighty hand?
not the Egyptians say, I beseech thee: He craftily brought them
out, that he might kill them in the mountains, and destroy them
from the earth: let thy anger cease, and be appeased upon the wickedness
of thy people.
Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou sworest by
thy own self, saying: I will multiply your seed as the stars of
heaven: and this whole land that I have spoken of, I will give to
you seed, and you shall possess it for ever.
the Lord was appeased from doing the evil which he had spoken against
THE FIRST BOOK OF KINGS
the sons of Heli were children of Belial, not knowing the Lord,
the office of the priests to the people: but whosoever had offered
a sacrifice, the servant of the priest came, while the flesh was
in boiling, with a fleshhook of three teeth in his hand,
thrust it into the kettle, or into the caldron, or into the pot,
or into the pan: and all that the fleshhook brought up, the priest
took to himself. Thus did they to all Israel that came to Silo.
before they burnt the fat, the servant of the priest came, and said
to the man that sacrificed: Give me flesh to boil for the priest:
for I will not take of thee sodden flesh, but raw.
he that sacrificed said to him: Let the fat first be burnt to day
according to the custom, and then take as much as thy soul desireth.
But he answered and said to him: Not so: but thou shalt give it
me now, or else I will take it by force.
the sin of the young men was exceeding great before the Lord: because
they withdrew men from the sacrifice of the Lord.
THE BOOK OF WISDOM
(1) CHAPTER 13
1 But all
men are vain, in whom there is not the knowledge of God: and who
by these good things that are seen, could not understand him that
is, neither by attending to the works have acknowledged who was
2 But have
imagined either the fire, or the wind, or the swift air, or the
circle of the stars, or the great water, or the sun and moon, to
be the gods that rule the world.
whose beauty, if they, being delighted, took them to be gods: let
them know how much the Lord of them is more beautiful than they:
for the first author of beauty made all those things.
4 Or if
they admired their power and their effects, let them understand
by them, that he that made them, is mightier than they:
5 For by
the greatness of the beauty, and of the creature, the creator of
them may be seen, so as to be known thereby.
yet as to these they are less to be blamed. For they perhaps err,
seeking God, and desirous to find him.
being conversant among his works, they search: and they are persuaded
that the things are good which are seen.
8 But then
again they are not to be pardoned.
if they were able to know so much as to make a judgment of the world:
how did they not more easily find out the Lord thereof?
unhappy are they, and their hope is among the dead, who have called
gods the works of the hands of men, gold and silver, the inventions
of art, and the resemblance of beasts, or an unprofitable stone
the work of an ancient hand.
11 Or if
an artist, a carpenter, hath cut down a tree proper for his use
in the wood, and skillfully taken off all the bark thereof, and
with his art, diligently formeth a vessel profitable for the common
uses of life,
useth the chips of his work to dress his meat:
taking what was left thereof, which is good for nothing, being a
crooked piece of wood, and full of knots, carveth it diligently
when he hath nothing else to do, and by the skill of his art fashioneth
it and maketh it like the image of a man:
14 Or the
resemblance of some beast, laying it over with vermilion, and painting
it red, and covering every spot that is in it:
maketh a convenient dwelling place for it, and setting it in a wall,
and fastening it with iron,
for it, lest it should fall, knowing that it is unable to help itself:
for it is an image, and hath need of help.
then maketh prayer to it, inquiring concerning his substance, and
his children, or his marriage. And he is not ashamed to speak to
that which hath no life:
for health he maketh supplication to the weak, and for life prayeth
to that which is dead, and for help calleth upon that which is unprofitable:
for a good journey he petitioneth him that cannot walk: and for
getting, and for working, and for the event of all things he asketh
him that is unable to do any thing.
blessed is the wood, by which justice cometh. (The Holy Cross)
the idol that is made by hands, is cursed, as well it, as he that
made it: he because he made it; and it because being frail it is
called a god.
9 But to
God the wicked and his wickedness are hateful alike.
that which is made, together with him that made it, shall suffer
there shall be no respect had even to the idols of the Gentiles:
because the creatures of God are turned to an abomination, and a
temptation to the souls of men, and a snare to the feet of the unwise.
the beginning of fornication is the devising of idols: and the invention
of them is the corruption of life.
neither were they from the beginning, neither shall they be for
by the vanity of men they came into the world: and therefore they
shall be found to come shortly to an end.
a father being afflicted with bitter grief, made to himself the
image of his son who was quickly taken away: and him who then had
died as a man, he began now to worship as a god, and appointed him
rites and sacrifices among his servants.
in process of time, wicked custom prevailing, this error was kept
as a law, and statues were worshipped by the commandment of tyrants.
those whom men could not honour in presence, because they dwelt
far off, they brought their resemblance from afar, and made an express
image of the king whom they had a mind to honour: that by this their
diligence, they might honour as present, him that was absent.
to worshipping of these, the singular diligence also of the artificer
helped to set forward the ignorant.
he being willing to please him that employed him, laboured with
all his art to make the resemblance in the best manner.
the multitude of men, carried away by the beauty of the work, took
him now for a god that a little before was but honoured as a man.
this was the occasion of deceiving human life: for men serving either
their affection, or their kings, gave the incommunicable name to
stones and wood.
it was not enough for them to err about the knowledge of God, but
whereas they lived in a great war of ignorance, they call so many
and so great evils peace. (The peace sought after by the meeting
either they sacrifice their own children, or use hidden sacrifices,
or keep watches full of madness,
24 So that
now they neither keep life, nor marriage undefiled, but one killeth
another through envy, or grieveth him by adultery:
all things are mingled together, blood, murder, theft and dissimulation,
corruption and unfaithfulness, tumults and perjury, disquieting
of the good,
of God, defiling of souls, chang- ing of nature, disorder in marriage,
and the irregularity of adultery and uncleaness.
the worship of abominable idols is the cause, and the beginning
and end of all evil.
THE BOOK OF PSALM
his glory among the Gentiles: his wonders among all people.
4 For the
Lord is great, and exceedingly to be praised: he is to be feared
above all gods.
all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: but the Lord made the heavens.
THE THIRD BOOK OF KINGS
1 And king
Solomon loved many strange women besides the daughter of Pharao,
and women of Moab, and of Ammon, and of Edom, and of Sidon, and
of the Hethites:
2 Of the
nations concerning which the Lord said to the children of Israel:
You shall not go in unto them, neither shall any of them come in
to yours: for they will most certainly turn away your heart to follow
their gods. And to these was Solomon joined with a most ardent love.
he had seven hundred wives as queens, and three hundred concubines:
and the women turned away his heart.
4 And when
he was now old, his heart was turned away by women to follow strange
gods: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as was
the heart of David his father.
5 But Solomon
worshipped Astarthe the goddess of the Sidonians, and Moloch the
idol of the Ammonites. 6 And Solomon did that which was net pleasing
before the Lord, and did not fully follow the Lord, as David his
Solomon built a temple for Chamos the idol of Moab, on the hill
that is over against Jerusalem, and for Moloch the idol of the children
8 And he
did in this manner for all his wives that were strangers, who burnt
incense, and offered sacrifice to their gods.
9 And the
Lord was angry with Solomon, because his mind was turned away from
the Lord the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice,
had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not follow
strange gods: but he kept not the things which the Lord commanded
sent to all the children of Israel, and gathered together the prophets
unto mount Carmel.
Elias coming to all the people, said: How long do you halt between
two sides? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow
him. And the people did not answer him a word.
Elias said again to the people: I remain the only prophet of
the Lord: but the prophets of Baal are four hundred and fifty men.
THE BOOK OF TOBIAS
4 And while
Tobias was younger than any of the tribe of Nephtali, yet did he
no childish thing in his work.
when all went to the golden calves which Jeroboam king of Israel
had made, he alone fled the company of all,
went to Jerusalem to the temple of the Lord, and there adored the
Lord God of Israel, offering faithfully all his firstfruits, and
7 So that
in the third year he gave all his tithes to the proselytes, and
and such like things did he observe when but a boy according to
the law of God.
THE BOOK OF LAMENTATIONS
How doth the city (Rome) sit solitary that was full of people! how
is the mistress of the Gentiles become as a widow: the princes of
provinces made tributary!
Weeping she hath wept in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks:
there is none to comfort her among all them that were dear to her:
all her friends have despised her, and are become her enemies.
Juda hath removed her dwelling place because of her affliction,
and the greatness of her bondage: she hath dwelt among the nations,
and she hath found no rest: all her persecutors have taken her in
the midst of straits.
The ways of Sion mourn, because there are none that come to the
solemn feast: all her gates are broken down: her priests sigh: her
virgins are in affliction, and she is oppressed with bitterness.
5 He. Her
adversaries (freemasons) are become her lords, her enemies are enriched:
because the Lord hath spoken against her for the multitude of her
iniquities: her children are led into captivity: before the face
of the oppressor.
And from the daughter of Sion all her beauty is departed: her princes
(bishops) are become like rams that find no pastures: and they are
gone away without strength (fruit of the New Mass, no fortitude)
before the face of the pursuer.
Jerusalem hath remembered the days of her affliction, and prevarication
of all her desirable things which she had from the days of old,
when her people fell in the enemy's hand, and there was no helper:
the enemies have seen her, and have mocked at her sabbaths.
Jerusalem hath grievously sinned, therefore is she become unstable:
all that honoured her have despised her, because they have seen
her shame: but she sighed and turned backward.
Her filthiness is on her feet, and she hath not remembered her end:
she is wonderfully cast down, not having a comforter: behold, O
Lord, my affliction, because the enemy is lifted up.
The enemy hath put out his hand to all her desirable things: for
she hath seen the Gentiles enter into her sanctuary, of whom thou
gavest commandment that they should not enter into thy church.
All her people sigh, they seek bread (the True Mass): they have
given all their precious things for food to relieve the soul (the
sales of churches and churchesís treasures): see, O Lord, and consider,
for I am become vile.
O all ye that pass by the way, attend, and see if there be any sorrow
like to my sorrow: for he hath made a vintage of me, as the Lord
spoke in the day of his fierce anger.
THE FIRST BOOK OF MACCHABEES
King Antiochus (the U.N) wrote to all his kingdom, that all the
people should be one: and every one should leave his own law. (one
all nations consented according to the word of king Antiochus.
many of Israel (Catholics) consented to his service, and they sacrificed
to idols, and profaned the sabbath.
the king sent letters by the hands of messengers to Jerusalem (Rome),
and to all the cities of Juda (the whole of Catholicism): that they
should follow the law of the nations of the earth, (and not of Heaven)
should forbid holocausts and sacrifices, and atonements to be made
in the temple of God.
should prohibit the sabbath, and the festival days, to be celebrated.
(Holydays of obligation)
he commanded the holy places to be profaned, and the holy people
he commanded altars to be built, and temples, and idols, and swine's
flesh to be immolated, and unclean beasts.
that they should leave their children uncircumcised, and let their
souls be defiled with all uncleannesses, and abominations, to the
end that they should forget the law, and should change all the justifications
that whosoever would not do according to the word of king Antiochus
should be put to death. (excommunication, public blackmailing)
to all these words he wrote to his whole kingdom, and he appointed
rulers over the people that should force them to do these things.
they commanded the cities of Juda to sacrifice.
many of the people were gathered to them that had forsaken the law
of the Lord: and they committed evils in the land:
they drove away the people of Israel into lurking holes, and into
the secret places of fugitives. 57 On the fifteenth day of the month
Casleu, in the hundred and forty-fifth year, king Antiochus set
up the abominable idol of desolation upon the altar of God, and
they built altars throughout all the cities of Juda round about:
they burnt incense, and sacrificed at the doors of the houses, and
in the streets.
they cut in pieces, and burnt with fire the books of the law of
every one with whom the books of the testament of the Lord were
found, and whosoever observed the law of the Lord, they put to death,
according to the edict of the king.
by their power did they deal with the people of Israel, that were
found in the cities month after month.
on the five and twentieth day of the month they sacrificed upon
the altar of the idol that was over against the altar of God.
the women that circumcised their children, were slain according
to the commandment of king Antiochus.
they hanged the children about their necks in all their houses:
and those that had circumcised them, they put to death.
many of the people of Israel determined with themselves, that they
would not eat unclean things: and they chose rather to die than
to be defiled with unclean meats.
they would not break the holy law of God, and they were put to death:
there was very great wrath upon the people.
1 In those
days arose Mathathias (Archbishop Lefebvre) the son of John, the
son of Simeon, a priest of the sons of Joarib, from Jerusalem, and
he abode in the mountain of Modin. (the Swiss Alps where Econe is
2 And he
had five sons:John who was surnamed Gaddis:
3 And Simon,
who was surnamed Thasi:
Judas, who was called Machabeus:
5 And Eleazar,
who was surnamed Abaron: and Jonathan, who was surnamed Apphus.
saw the evils that were done in the people of Juda, and in Jerusalem.
7 And Mathathias
said: Woe is me, wherefore was I born to see the ruin of my people,
and the ruin of the holy city, and to dwell there, when it is given
into the hands of the enemies?
holy places are come into the hands of strangers: her temple is
become as a man without honour.
9 The vessels
of her glory are carried away captive: her old men are murdered
in the streets, and her young men are fallen by the sword of the
nation hath not inherited her kingdom, and gotten of her spoils?
her ornaments are taken away. She that was free is made a slave.
behold our sanctuary, and our beauty, and our glory is laid waste,
and the Gentiles have defiled them. (ecumenism)
13 To what
end then should we live any longer?
Mathathias and his sons (SSPX) rent their garments, and they covered
themselves with haircloth, and made great lamentation.
they that were sent from king Antiochus came thither, to compel
them that were fled into the city of Modin, to sacrifice, and to
burn incense, and to depart from the law of God.
many of the people of Israel consented, and came to them: but Mathathias
and his sons stood firm.
they that were sent from Antiochus, answering, said to Mathathias:
Thou art a ruler, and an honourable, and great man in this city,
and adorned with sons, and brethren.
come thou first, and obey the king's commandment (accept Vat.II),
as all nations have done, and the men of Juda, and they that remain
in Jerusalem: and thou, and thy sons, shall be in the number of
the king's friends, and enriched with gold, and silver, and many
Mathathias answered, and said with a loud voice: Although all nations
obey king Antiochus, so as to depart every man from the service
of the law of his fathers, and consent to his commandments:
20 I and
my sons, and my brethren will obey the law of our fathers. (Tradition!)
be merciful unto us: it is not profitable for us to forsake the
law, and the justices of God:
will not hearken to the words of king Antiochus, neither will we
sacrifice (offer the New Mass), and transgress the commandments
of our law, to go another way.
as he left off speaking these words, there came a certain Jew in
the sight of all to sacrifice to the idols upon the altar in the
city of Modin, according to the king's commandment.
Mathathias saw and was grieved, and his reins trembled, and his
wrath was kindled according to the judgment of the law, and running
upon him he slew him upon the altar:
the man whom king Antiochus had sent, who compelled them to sacrifice,
he slew at the same time, and pulled down the altar.
shewed zeal for the law, as Phinees did by Zamri the son of Salomi.
Mathathias cried out in the city with a loud voice, saying: Every
one that hath zeal for the law, and maintaineth the testament, let
him follow me.
28 So he,
and his sons fled into the mountains (Econe), and left all that
they had in the city.
many that sought after judgment, and justice, went down into the
desert (all the faithful who turned to Archb. Lefebvre and opened
they abode there, they and their children, and their wives, and
their cattle: because afflictions increased upon them.
it was told to the king's men, and to the army that was in Jerusalem
in the city of David, that certain men who had broken the king's
commandment, were gone away into the secret places in the wilderness,
and that many were gone after them.
forthwith they went out towards them, and made war against them
on the sabbath day,
they said to them: Do you still resist? come forth, and do according
to the edict of king Antiochus, and you shall live. (Obey!)
they said: We will not come forth, neither will we obey the king's
edict, to profane the sabbath day.
they made haste to give them battle.
they answered them not, neither did they cast a stone at them, nor
stopped up the secret places,
Let us all die in our innocency: and heaven and earth shall be witnesses
for us, that you put us to death wrongfully.
38 So they
gave them battle on the sabbath: and they were slain with their
wives, and their children, and their cattle, to the number of a
Mathathias and his friends heard of it, and they mourned for them
every man said to his neighbour: If we shall all do as our brethren
have done, and not fight against the heathens for our lives, and
our justifications: they will now quickly root us out of the earth.
they determined in that day, saying: Whosoever shall come up against
us to fight on the sabbath day, we will fight against him: and we
will not all die, as our brethren that were slain in the secret
was assembled to them the congregation of the Assideans, the stoutest
of Israel, every one that had a good will for the law.
all they that fled from the evils, joined themselves to them, and
were a support to them.
they gathered an army, and slew the sinners in their wrath, and
the wicked men in their indignation: and the rest fled to the nations
Mathathias and his friends went round about, and they threw down
they circumcised all the children whom they found in the confines
of Israel that were uncircumcised: and they did valiantly.
they pursued after the children of pride, and the work prospered
in their hands: 48 And they recovered the law out of the hands of
the nations, and out of the hands of the kings: and they yielded
not the horn to the sinner.
the days drew near that Mathathias should die, and he said to his
sons: Now hath pride and chastisement gotten strength, and the time
of destruction, and the wrath of indignation:
therefore, O my sons, be ye zealous for the law, and give your lives
for the covenant of your fathers. (traditional Mass and faith)
call to remembrance the works of the fathers, which they have done
in their generations: and you shall receive great glory, and an
not Abraham found faithful in temptation, and it was reputed to
him unto justice?
in the time of his distress kept the commandment, and he was made
lord of Egypt.
our father, by being fervent in the zeal of God, received the covenant
of an everlasting priesthood.
whilst he fulfilled the word, was made ruler in Israel.
for bearing witness before the congregation, received an inheritance.
by his mercy obtained the throne of an everlasting kingdom.
while he was full of zeal for the law, was taken up into heaven.
and Azarias and Misael by believing, were delivered out of the flame.
in his innocency was delivered out of the mouth of the lions.
thus consider through all generations: that none that trust in him
fail in strength.
fear not the words of a sinful man, for his glory is dung, and worms:
63 To day
he is lifted up, and to morrow he shall not be found, because he
is returned into his earth; and his thought is come to nothing.
therefore, my sons, take courage, and behave manfully in the law:
for by it you shall be glorious.
behold, I know that your brother Simon is a man of counsel: give
ear to him always, and he shall be a father to you.
Judas Machabeus who is valiant and strong from his youth up, let
him be the leader of your army, and he shall manage the war of the
you shall take to you all that observe the law: and revenge ye the
wrong of your people.
to the Gentiles their reward, and take heed to the precepts of the
he blessed them, and was joined to his fathers.
he died in the hundred and forty-sixth year: and he was buried by
his sons in the sepulchres of his fathers in Modin, and all Israel
mourned for him with great mourning.