Pictured: Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh leading Protestants to Rome before Mass with Papal Nuncio to Ireland

We recently highlighted the actions of Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke, the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, in leading a vigil from the Church of Ireland cathedral in that city to the Roman Catholic cathedral to mark St Patrick’s Day.

Pictures have now been released online of this dreadful betrayal of Protestantism and they reveal something even worse than we had originally feared.

Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke led his people into the clutches of Rome, not only with Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin, but also the Papal Nuncio to Ireland, or the Pope’s special envoy here.

He can be seen in the top photograph happily smiling and chatting with the Pope’s representative in Ulster, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, a Nigerian Papist. Just behind the pair is Eamon Martin.

Even more distressingly still, the Armagh Catholic Parish, on its facebook page, made a post, which we have pictured below, showing the Nuncio in full Romanist garb, along with Eamon Martin and others, below the sentence: “New Papal Nuncio pays first visit to Ireland & joins for Vigil Mass on the eve of St Patrick’s Day”. We have also included a picture of the group heading up the steps into the Roman Catholic cathedral, with what appears to be an Irish tricolour in the top left of the photograph.

This prompts us to ask a very serious question – did the Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke attend the Mass? It is called a Vigil Mass in Rome’s facebook page and the event Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke co-organised was called a Vigil. The events were held on the same night. Photos from the Vigil Mass and from the Vigil walk which Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke led were uploaded to facebook within mere minutes of each other.

It is certainly likely Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke hung around for the blasphemous sacrifice of the Mass. After all, apostates like him hate to offend Romanists. They’d much rather offend God.

Rome teaches that Christ is sacrificed again and again and again when the Mass is offered in chapels throughout the world every day in life. However, the Bible teaches that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross is all-sufficient for the saving of our soul.

Hebrews 10:11-12 says: And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.”

Christ did it all on the cross, the shedding of His precious blood at Calvary is alone enough to save us.

We will remind Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke what his 39 Articles, which are supposed to govern his church, say about the Mass.

Article 31 states: “The Offering of Christ once made is that perfect redemption, propitiation, and satisfaction, for all the sins of the whole world, both original and actual; and there is none other satisfaction for sin, but that alone.

“Wherefore the sacrifices of Masses, in the which it was commonly said, that the Priest did offer Christ for the quick and the dead, to have remission of pain or guilt, were blasphemous fables, and dangerous deceits.”

Does Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke believe this? If not, then why is he polluting a pulpit with his very presence? Regardless of whether or not he did attend the Mass, one must seriously question his view on this given his cosy relationship with the Roman Catholic archbishop.

One, indeed, must seriously question him in general. He certainly fails the test of a godly man set out in Psalm 1:1, where it says: “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”

This headlong lurch to Rome he is leading is markedly similar to the apostasy in Jeremiah’s day. At one time, like the children of Israel, the mainstream Protestant churches in Ulster were faithful to the gospel, but they have gone a whoring after another god. In today’s case it is the false god of ecumenism, in Jeremiah’s day it was various false gods, in particular Baal.

Jeremiah 2:4-11 says: “Hear ye the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel: Thus saith the Lord, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain? Neither said they, Where is the Lord that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt? And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination. The priests said not, Where is the Lord? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit. Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith the Lord, and with your children’s children will I plead. For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing. Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.”

A phrase in verse 8 sums up Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke’s odyssey to Rome perfectly. It says the pastors “walked after things that do not profit”.

Oh that Protestants in apostate churches would have the scales lifted from their eyes and that they would abandon the old dead churches which have ‘Ichabod’ branded across them in massive letters.

Please pray with all your heart and soul that God’s glory will not depart from Ulster and instead we will experience great revival blessing in our land.

Armagh Church of Ireland and Archbishop Richard Clarke celebrate St Patrick’s Day by leading Protestants to Rome

St Patrick’s Day will be celebrated in true ecumenical style, courtesy of St Patrick’s Church of Ireland cathedral in Armagh.

And the church’s most senior figure will be leading the charge into the arms of Rome.

The Primate of All Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh, The Most Reverend (Most Ecumenical, perhaps) Richard Clarke (pictured) is front and centre in this ecumenical exercise in surrender to Rome.

A host of events have been held this week which we plan to discuss later in this post, but the most significant of these will take place tonight (Friday, 16 March).

The Protestant and Roman Catholic cathedrals in the city will hold a joint vigil at 9pm, led by the Protestant Archbishop of Armagh and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin. It will begin in the St Patrick’s Church of Ireland cathedral before attendees “will then be led by both Archbishops in torchlight to the Roman Catholic Cathedral where Archbishop Martin will conclude with a prayer”.

It paints a very accurate picture of what apostate Protestant clerics are doing up and down the country; leading their flocks stumbling and blinded in the darkness into the grasp of Rome.

It would be a pitiful sight were it not so sinister and disgraceful.

The Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke is leading his flock into the darkness of Romish superstition and deceit.

The Apostle Paul, before he returned to Jerusalem, told those assembled with him who had the oversight of the church to take their role as overseers very seriously and to be sure to feed them. He also warned of the spoilers who would come in, “not sparing the flock”, spoilers from both within and without the church.

Acts 20:27-30 says: “For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.”

Had the Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke done as Paul and declared unto his flock “all the counsel of God” he would not be leading them into the arms of the anti-Christian, pagan system of Rome.

The book of Ezekiel has a stark warning for shepherds who fail to nourish their flock with the Word of God, which is vital for Christian growth.

Ezekiel 34:2-10 says: “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them. And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered. My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them. Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord; As I live, saith the Lord God, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock; Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord; Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.”

The neglectful shepherds were guilty of failing to strengthen the diseased or heal the sick. What greater disease and sickness does man have than sin? Jeremiah 17:9 outlines the total depravity of man. It says: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

If a shepherd of a flock fails to warn against sin and instead leads them into sin, God says he will require his flock at their hand. The blood of sinners not warned of their need of salvation through the precious blood of Christ will be on the hands of those neglectful shepherds.

We are told that light refreshments will be served after the event. How lovely! We can all go to hell together over a scone and a nice cup of tea!

Proverbs 23:6-8 warns of the dangers of being taken in by food which is appealing to our appetites. It says: “Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.”

Fellowship with the architects of deceit can only lead to destruction.

As for the rest of the festivities, they started and will finish in the Roman Catholic cathedral, somewhat aptly.

In between times, last night (Thursday) we had the frankly bizarre inclusion of a night of Portuguese traditional music in the Church of Ireland cathedral. What that has to do with St Patrick or salvation is anyone’s guess.

Prior to this evening’s vigil and journey into darkness, the two Archbishops will jointly discuss the legacy of St Patrick and his place in the modern world. Given the Roman Catholic Church tries to fraudulently claim St Patrick as their own, it is really difficult to see how the Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke will be able to have such a discussion without religious compromise. Happily for those in attendance, it appears to be a specialty of his. For an account of the true story of St Patrick, please read this excellent article on the ‘Burning Bush’ website.

We will complete our summary of the week’s events by mentioning the event held on Wednesday night past in The Market Place Theatre in Armagh.

It was brought to us by the Armagh Cathedrals Partnership and was a special event headlined by guest speaker, ‘Father’ Peter McVerry.

Bad enough, of course, that he’s a priest, but to add insult to injury he is a Jesuit priest and has been for over 40 years.

The Jesuits were the special order set up by Rome to lead the Counter Reformation after the glorious light of the gospel had been revealed through Martin Luther and others.

It was a bloodthirsty, barbarous order and while its weapons have been decommissioned, to use a familiar Northern Irish term, its mission remains the same (much like that other murderous mob seeking power in Ulster) – the destruction of Protestantism.

This is what Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke is bringing into Protestant churches, this is what Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke is recommending to his flock, this is what Most Ecumenical Richard Clarke’s legacy will be if he doesn’t repent, to help destroy the fabric of Protestantism in our land.

Please pray that such betrayal of our Protestant heritage will founder, please pray that such betrayal of our Protestant heritage will be utterly cast down, and please pray that Ulster will once more be swept up in a tide of revival blessing that carries all before it into glory.

2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”