The Palmarian New Testament (in German)

The Palmarian New Testament (in German)

I have written much about the Palmarian Catholic Church, and its history and teachings. My main contribution is the monograph A Pope of their Own: El Palmar de Troya and the Palmarian Church (2017). Although based on many traditional Catholic beliefs, from its foundation in 1978 until today the Palmarian church has come to include increasingly unusual teachings in its creed. Today, for example, the Palmarians have a Bible own their own, which has replaced the traditional Bible as their most important holy scripture.

The Palmarian Bible is hardly available in public libraries and it is not available online. As a service to researchers and others, I will scan the entire Sacred History or Holy Palmarian Bible. Superior Grade. According to the Infallible Magisterium of the Church. (Holy Apostolic See, El Palmar de Troya, 2012). So far, I have only scanned the Old Testament, but as soon as possible, the entire Bible in English will be available. However, below you will find an abridged German version of the Palmarian New Testament. It’s scanned from the 2013 edition: Heilige Geschichte oder heilige Palmarianische Bibel. Grundstufe gemäss dem unfehlbaren Lehramt der Kirche (Heilige Apostolische Sede, El Palmar de Troya, 408 pp).

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Palmarian Childrens’ Bible (in German)

Palmarian Childrens’ Bible (in German)

I have written much about the Palmarian Catholic Church, and its history and teachings. My main contribution is the monograph A Pope of their Own: El Palmar de Troya and the Palmarian Church (2017). Although based on many traditional Catholic beliefs, from its foundation in 1978 until today the Palmarian church has come to include increasingly unusual teachings in its creed. Today, for example, the Palmarians have a Bible own their own, which has replaced the traditional Bible as their most important holy scripture.

In another blog post, I published the Old Testament according to the Sacred History or Holy Palmarian Bible. Superior Grade. According to the Infallible Magisterium of the Church. (Holy Apostolic See, El Palmar de Troya, 2012). Apart from superior and basic versions, the Palmarians have published a Childrens’ version of the Sacred History. A colleague of mine has scanned a German edition: Heilige Geschichte oder Heilige Palmarianische Bibel. Kinderstufte gemäß dem Unfehlbahren Lehramt der Kirche (Heiliger Apostolischer Stuhl, El Palmar de Troya, 2006).

Kinderbibel p 1-125

Kinderbibel p 126-246

Palmarian Devotions

Palmarian Devotions

Here is a collection of Palmarian devotions and prayers: the Holy Penitential Rosary, the Trisagion, Daily Prayers and Miscellaneous Prayers. These versions were used in the mid-2010s, during the pontificate of Gregory XVIII (2011-2016). For a study of Palmarian history, teachings and devotions, see my monograph A Pope of their Own: El Palmar de Troya and the Palmarian Church. 

Holy Penitential Rosary

Holy Trisagion

Daily devotions

Other prayers

The Text of the​ Palmarian Bible

The Text of the​ Palmarian Bible

I have written much about the Palmarian Catholic Church, and its history and teachings. My main contribution is the monograph A Pope of their Own: El Palmar de Troya and the Palmarian Church (2017). Although based on many traditional Catholic beliefs, from its foundation in 1978 until today the Palmarian church has come to include increasingly unusual teachings in its creed. Today, for example, the Palmarians have a Bible own their own, which has replaced the traditional Bible as their most important holy scripture.

The Palmarian Bible is hardly available in public libraries and it is not available online. As a service to researchers and others, I will scan one of the English versions: the Sacred History or Holy Palmarian Bible. Superior Grade. According to the Infallible Magisterium of the Church. (Holy Apostolic See, El Palmar de Troya, 2012). So far, I have only scanned the Old Testament, but as soon as possible, the entire Bible will be available here. However, a German version of the Palmarian New Testament is available here. 

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The Italian-American Celestial Messenger

The Italian-American Celestial Messenger

I am currently working on a project about Giuseppe Maria Abbate (1886-1963). Born in Sicily, he spent most of his life in Chicago. Abbate claimed that he was a Celestial Messenger and even God incarnate, the Padre Celeste. In 1917, he founded the New Jerusalem Catholic Church of the Celestial Messenger, which attracted at least hundreds of Italian-Americans in the city.

I hope to be able to finish this research report soon, but for now, I post scanned versions of two articles, written by Alfredo Pieroni that were published in the Italian journal La Settimana INCOM illustrata in 1950. The story and the photos are quite astonishing.

EDIT: The book is now published and can be downloaded here

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Recensioner i Kyrkohistorisk Årsskrift 2017

Recensioner i Kyrkohistorisk Årsskrift 2017

Kyrkohistorisk Årsskrift ges sedan år 1900 ut av Svenska kyrkohistoriska föreningen. Den innehåller forskningsartiklar, men också en betydande mängd recensioner av nyutkommen kyrkohistorisk litteratur.

I 2017-års upplaga bidrar jag med recensioner av fyra böcker om ganska skiftande ämnen:

William B. Taylor
THEATER OF A THOUSAND WONDERS. A History of Miraculous Images and Shrines in New Spain. (Cambridge Latin American Studies 103)
New York: Cambridge University Press 2016, 654 sid.

Paul Peucker
A TIME OF SIFTING. Mystical Marriage and the Crisis of Moravian Piety in the Eighteenth Century. (Pietist, Moravian, and Anabaptist Studies)
University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press 2015, 248 sid.

Jeffrey D. Burson & Jonathan Wright (red.)
THE JESUIT SUPPRESSION IN GLOBAL CONTEXT. Causes, Events, and Consequences.
New York: Cambridge University Press 2015, 297 sid.

Chris Maunder
OUR LADY OF THE NATIONS. Apparitions of Mary in Twentieth-Century Catholic Europe.
Oxford: Oxford University Press 2016, 219 sid.

Recensionerna kan läsas här

 

The Palmarian Order of Mass

The Palmarian Order of Mass

Unlike most traditionalist groups with roots in the Roman Catholic Church, the Palmarian Catholic Church does not use the Tridentine Mass Order, but a very brief version which is thought to include ”the essential parts” of that rite.

Nevertheless, in his first papal decrees in 1978, Palmarian Pope Gregory XVII (1946-2005) declared that the only rite that should be used in the Palmarian Catholic Church was the so-called Tridentine Mass, promulgated in 1570 by Pius V. Shortly thereafter, however, he made changes in the rite and introduced several new elements, and, by 1980, he referred to the rite as Latin-Tridentine-Palmarian.

A much greater change came on October 9, 1983, when Gregory XVIII promulgated a new, much briefer Mass Order, which is concentrated to offertory, consecration and sacrificial communion. Making it very brief, about five minutes long, each cleric could and should read several masses a day; in fact, they say turns of Masses, not individual ones. Likewise, concelebrating was banned, as it would lessen the number of Masses that could be read per day.  In this way, the Palmarian views resembles the practise in the Renovated Church of French Pope Clement XV’s, who in the 1960s introduced a much reduced Mass liturgy, celebrating series of Masses instead. Still, unlike the Renovated church, the Palmarians only say Mass in Latin.

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