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Turificati (II)

“The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air.”


Parintii pre-niceeni au scris in repetate randuri impotriva folosirii tamaiei in scopuri cultice. Putem gasi astfel de exemple in Epistola catre Barnaba, la Iustin Martirul si Filosoful, Atenagora atenianul, Clement alexandrinul, Tertullian, Origen, Lactantius sau Arnobius*. Ei considerau aceasta practica “a vain abomination”, una care “was introduced to humanity by wicked angels”. Este mai bine sa suferi martiriul “rather than to take incense in three fingers…” Nu doar a arde tamaie, ci si a comercializa-o era un lucru interzis crestinilor. In Evanghelii, Magii „offered to the then infant Lord that frankincense and myrrh and gold, to be, as it were, the close of worldly sacrifice and glory, which Christ was about to do away.”

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