Thursday, June 28, 2012

The saints on the synagogue

"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, and say, "If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets." Wherefore you be witnesses against yourselves, that you are the children of those who killed the prophets. Fill you up then the measure of your fathers. You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell?"  Matthew 23:27-33.

"For many shall come from the East and West and sit down with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the Kingdom of Heaven - but the children of the kingdom shall be cast into outer darkness."  Matt. 8:11-12

"But as for those, my enemies who would not have me rule over them, bring them here and kill them in front of me."  Luke 19:27

"Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee." Revelation 3:9

"The Jews... who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and who have persecuted us severely. They are displeasing to God and are enemies of the whole human race.  They prohibit us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they might be saved. They are filled with sin and the wrath of God has come upon them to the end."  2Thess. 2:14-16

"The Gentiles have attained to justice, even to the justice that is faith.  But Israel has not come unto the law of justice.  Why so?  Because they sought it not by faith, for they stumbled at the Stumbling Stone."  Romans 9:30-32

"One who dies a Jew will be damned."  St. Vincent Ferrer

"The Jews are the enemies of God and foes of our holy religion."  St. Pius of Pietralcina (Padre Pio)

"The 'exterior darkness' is that of the Jews - who heard the truth but refused to believe it."  "By their malice, the Scribes and Pharisees and princes of the Jews were a considerable hindrance to the salvation of the people; both because they opposed Christ who is the only way to salvation and because their evil morals corrupted others."   St. Thomas Aquinas

"If anyone of the clergy or faithful has taken a meal with Jews it is determined that as a corrective punishment he is to abstain from Communion so that he may be reformed."  Council of Elvira

"Go, so that cured by your Christian faith you may not die in Jewish faithlessness."  St. Peter Chrysologus

"Raging against the Gentiles as 'unclean' Israel became in very truth unclean themselves; while the Gentiles have become clean.  The justice of Israel has become like the rag of a menstruous woman."  St. Basil the Great

"Let the Gospel be preached to them, and if they remain obstinate, let them be expelled."  Pope Leo VII

"If someone should murder the beloved son of a man and then stretch forth their hands, still stained with his blood, asking for fellowship, would not the blood of his son, visible on the hands of the murderers, provoke him to anger instead?  Such are the prayers of the Jews."  St. Basil the Great

"What is your iniquity O daughter of Jacob that your chastisement is so severe?  You have dishonored the King, and the King's son, you shameless whore."  St. Ephrem

"Since the Synagogue refused to receive him, Christ answered, "You are a whore!" and he gave her a bill of divorce, as we read in Isaiah 50:1.  And so, the Jews, as children of the whore, were repudiated...."  St. Vincent Ferrer

"Oh, Jews! Your faithlessness has served as others' salvation.  The death of Christ liberates us but it accuses you."  Pope St. Leo the Great

"Well should the Jews mourn who, not believing in Christ, have assigned their souls to perdition.  They crucified the Son and reject the Holy Spirit and their souls have become the abode of devils."  St. John Chrysostom

"Do not add to your sins by saying that the Covenant is both theirs and ours.  It IS ours, but they lost it forever.  Assuredly, God gave the Covenant to the Jews, but their sins made them unworthy to keep it."  St. Barnabas

"Those who deny the Son thereby also deny the Father."  St. Athanasius

"Poor Jews!  You invoked a dreadful curse upon your own heads in saying, 'His blood be upon us and our children!'  It has been done as you asked! And you carry that curse to this day; and to the end of time."  St. Alphonsus Maria Ligouri

"How dare Christians have the slightest intercourse with Jews - those most miserable of all men!  They are lustful, rapacious, greedy, perfidious bandits - pests of the universe!  Indeed an entire day wouldn't suffice to tell of all their rapine, their avarice, their deception of the poor, their thievery and their huckstering.  Worship God?  They worship the devil!  Their rites are criminal and unchaste, their religion a disease, their synagogues are dens of crooks and caverns of demons...."  St. John Chrysostom


  1. That last quote is an extra special doozey.

    1. Yes Noor, the Jews absolutely LOVE the golden-tongued St. John (not)