The Many Crosses of the Christian Faith
The Basic Facts of Maccabee Christianity
Religion: Roman Catholic, Orthodox Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Coptic and Ethiopian Christianity
Founder: Rabbi Joshua ben Joseph, the Nazarene (Jesus Christ)
Lifespan: 0 B.C. to 33 A.D.
Successor: Simon Peter
Leaders: 12 Apostles, 72 Disciples
Location: Rome, Constantinople, Jerusalem
Sabbath: Sunday, Saturday
Language: Latin, Greek, and Aramaic
Holy Book: Bible, Old and New Testament
Sacred Text: Book of the Maccabees I and II
Holiday: Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter
Timeline: 33 A.D. to 2,000 A.D.
Divinity: One God in Three: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost
Afterlife: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell
The Five Aspects of Maccabee Christianity
1. Theology and Doctrines: The Holy Trinity of God, the Ancient Creed of Faith (Nicene Cree), the Seven Holy Maccabee Martyrs. the Twelve Apostles of Joshua the Messiah & Twelve Tribes of Israel, the Seven Archangels of God, the Seven Catholic Books of the Old Testament, the Seven Catholic Letters of the New Testament
2. Laws and Commandments: The Ten Commandments, the Three Greatest Commandment(s)
3. Rituals and Practices: The Sign of the Cross, the Seven Sacraments, the Seven Material and Seven Spiritual Deeds of Mercy, the Three Eminent Good Works
4. Ethics and Morality: The Seven Ancient Virtues of God, the Seven Holy & Seven Heavenly (Contrary) Virtues, the Seven Deadly Sins and the New, Seven Deadly 'Social' Sins
5. Prayers and Mysteries: The LORD's Prayer, the Hail Mary Prayer, the Apostles' Creed, the Seven Gifts and Seven Manifestations of the Holy Ghost, the Seven Joys and Seven Sorrows of Mary
1. Theology & Doctrines of Maccabee Christianity
The Holy Trinity of God
I. The Father: God, the LORD God of Israel (YHVH)
II. The Son: Rabbi Joshua the Nazarene (Jesus Christ)
III. The Holy Ghost
The Ancient Creed of Faith (Nicene Creed)
I. We believe in
One God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all that is, seen and unseen.
II. We believe in
One LORD, Joshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), the only Son of God, eternally born of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, born not made, one in being with the Father. Through Him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation, He came down from Heaven. By the power of the Holy Ghost, He was born of the Virgin Mary and became man. For our sake He was crucified by order of Pontius Pilate. He suffered, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell. On the third day He rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures. He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and His kingdom will have no end.
III. We believe in
The Holy Ghost, the LORD, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son He is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
The Seven Holy Maccabee Martyrs
I. St. Abim
II. St. Antonius
III. St. Guriah
IV. St. Eleazar
V. St. Eusebon
VI. St. Alimus
VII. St. Marcellus
Their Mother: St. Solomonia
Their Teacher: St. Eleazar
The Twelve Apostles of Joshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ)
III. James the Greater
IV. James the Lesser
X. Jude Thaddeus
XII. Matthias (after Judas)
The Twelve Tribes of Israel
XI. Joseph (Menasseh and Ephraim)
The Seven Archangels of God
The Seven Catholic Books of the Old Testament
V. First Maccabees
VI. Second Maccabees
The Seven Catholic Letters of the New Testament
III. First Peter
IV. Second Peter
V. First John
VI. Second John
VII. Third John
2. Laws and Commandments of Maccabee Christianity
The Ten Commandments
I. I am the LORD your God. You will have no other gods but Me.
II. You will not use the name of the LORD in vain.
III. You will honor the Sabbath day.
IV. You will honor your father and mother.
V. You will not kill.
VI. You will not commit adultery
VII. You will not steal.
VIII. You will not lie.
IX. You will not envy your neighbor’s wife.
X. You will not envy your neighbor’s property.
The Three Greatest Commandment(s)
I. LOVE OF GOD: Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. (Matthew 22:37)
II. LOVE OF NEIGHBOR: Love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:39)
III. GOLDEN RULE: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. (Matthew 7:12)
3. Rituals and Practices of Maccabee Christianity
The Sign of the Cross
I. In the Name of the Father: 'In the name of the Father,' (Place Right Hand on Forehead)
II. In the Name of the Son: 'the Son,' (Place Right Hand on Waist)
III. In the Name of the Holy Ghost: 'and the Holy Ghost.' (Place Right Hand on the Left then Right Shoulder)
The Seven Sacraments
The Seven Material Deeds of Mercy
I. Feed the Hungry
II. Quench the Thirsty.
III. Clothe the Naked.
IV. Shelter the Homeless
V. Visit the Imprisoned
VI. Comfort the Sick
VII. Bury the Dead
The Seven Spiritual Deeds of Mercy
I. Instruct Ignorance
II. Counsel Doubt
III. Rebuke Sinners
IV. Endure Others Patiently
V. Forgive Others Willingly
VI. Comfort Affliction
VII. Pray for the the Living and the Dead
The Three Eminent Good Works
4. Ethics & Morality of Maccabee Christianity
The Seven Ancient Virtues of God
The Seven Holy Virtues
The Seven Heavenly (Contrary) Virtues
The Seven Deadly Sins
The New, Seven Deadly 'Social' Sins
I. Human Experimentation
II. Genetic Manipulation
III. Environmental Pollution
IV. Social Injustice
V. Poverty Causation
VI. Excessive Wealth
VII. Drug Abuse
5. Prayers & Mysteries of Maccabee Christianity
The LORD’s Prayer
Who is in Heaven,
Holy is your name.
May your kingdom come,
Your will be done,
On earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who sin against us.
Let us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
The Hail Mary Prayer
Full of grace,
The LORD is with you.
Blessed are you among women
And blessed is the son
Of your womb Joshua
Mother of God,
Prayer for us sinners
Now and at the
Hour of our death.
The Apostles' Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth.
I believe in Joshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), His only Son, our LORD. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
The Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost
VII. Fear of the LORD
The Seven Manifestations of the Holy Ghost
The Seven Joys of Mary
I. The Annunciation of Joshua
II. The Nativity of Joshua
III. The Gifts of the Three Wise Men
IV. The Resurrection of Joshua
V. The Ascension of Joshua
VI. The Pentecost, or Descent, of the Holy Ghost
VII. The Heavenly Coronation of Mary
The Seven Sorrows of Mary
I. The Prophecy about Joshua
II. The Exile of Joshua
III. The Disappearance of Joshua
IV. The Cross-bearing of Joshua
V. The Crucifixion of Joshua
VI. The Dead Body of Joshua
VII. The Burial of Joshua
May the LORD God bless you in the name of St. Judas Maccabaeus.
Jason Nicholas Corning