“Today, for the first time ever, Anglican Choral Evensong was celebrated at the altar of the Chair of St. Peter in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.
Anglican Archbishop David Moxon, director of the Anglican center in Rome, presided at the 3 pm service, with music sung by the Choir of Merton College, Oxford. Archbishop Arthur Roche, Vatican Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, preached a homily. Pope Francis did not attend.
Permission for this occasion was granted by Cardinal Angelo Comastri, Archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica, during a recent meeting with Archbishop Moxon.
The event comes just five months after Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby, Anglican archbishop of Canterbury, celebrated Vespers together at the Basilica of San Gregorio al Celio in Rome.
It also comes on the heels of Pope Francis’ historic visit to the Anglican Communion in the church of All Saints in Rome last month, to mark the 200th anniversary of its founding…” (http://aleteia.org/2017/03/13/first-time-ever-anglican-evensong-sung-in-st-peters-basilica/)
Evensong is defined as “a service of evening prayers, psalms, and canticles, conducted according to a set form.” The service took place according to the 1662 Anglican Book of Common Prayer. This Anglican prayer service was allowed in St. Peter’s Basilica for the first time ever (for a true Catholic pope would of course never allow such a thing). This is a sacrilege, an outrage, and a mockery of the English Catholic saints and martyrs. It’s another example of how the Whore of Babylon, the Vatican II sect, is drunk with the blood of the saints and martyrs (Apocalypse 17:6). It is a notorious endorsement of the Anglican sect and mortally sinful false worship. It further proves that Antipope Francis and his apostate ‘hierarchy’ profess communion with non-Catholic sects, that he’s a notoriously heretical non-Catholic antipope, and that the Vatican II sect is not the Catholic Church but the end-times Counter Church.
The Bible Teaches That Few Are saved
"Some may not realize it, or believe it but the Bible clearly teaches that few are saved. 1 Peter 4:18 says: "... the just man shall scarcely be saved ..."
In Matthew 7:13-14, Jesus says that the road to Hell is broad, and the way to Heaven is narrow, and, " ... few there are who find it."
Luke 13:23-24 - "And someone said to Him, "Lord, will those who are saved be few?" And He said to them, 'Strive to enter through the narrow gate. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able."
Those biblical passages indicate that, sadly, only a small portion of humanity will not spend eternity in the everlasting fire of Hell.
Pope Gregory III (A.D. 739) " ... it is written that small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads on to life."
In the year 600, Pope St. Gregory the Great spoke on the fewness of the saved:
"The more the wicked abound, so much the more we must suffer with them in patience; for on the threshing floor few are the grains carried into the barns, but high are the piles of chaff burned with fire."
Concerning the future World war II, we read that Jacinta of Fatima said the following: "Lucia found Jacinta sitting alone, still and pensive, gazing at nothing.
"What are you thinking of, Jacinta?
Jacinta answered" 'of the war that is going to come. So many people are going to die. And almost all of them are going to Hell.'"
In Matthew 7:21-22, Jesus says that those who do the will of His Father will be saved.
Jesus then says, that, on the Day of Judgement, many will say to Him that they prophesied, cast out many devils, and worked miracles in His name. But Jesus will say to them:
"I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity." - Matthew 7:23
In Luke 10:19-20, Jesus tells his Apostles, " Behold I have given you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and upon all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall hurt you. But rejoice not in this, that the spirits are subject unto you: but rejoice in this, that your names are written in heaven."
Jesus points out to the Apostles that having special powers is not something that they should rejoice in. Rather they should rejoice that they will spend eternity in heaven and not go to Hell.
Since everything is passing, what value would there truly be if someone had special powers or could work great miracles in Jesus' name if later when he died, he ended up going to Hell forever?
It wouldn't matter at all, for that time would have passed and would be gone, and the person's eternal present condition would be that of pain, misery and hopelessness.
If someone is in a state of grace, has the Catholic faith, evangelizes, and has a true devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, that person can be confident that he or she is on the path to salvation.
But apart from a special revelation from God (as the Council of Trent states) we don't know with absolute certainty that we will end up in Heaven.
Therefore, we should work out our salvation with fear and trembling, as it says in Philippians 2:12."
In Matthew 24:13, the Bible also tells us that the one who perseveres to the end will be saved."