Creed of the Constantinople Church
(Traditions of Constantine)
The Forgotten Foundation of ALL Christian Churches
The Creed of the Constantinople Church is the Christian legacy established by Emperor Constantine. It was overtly designed to end all things Jewish, but covertly ended obedience to the Scripture’s (O.T.) Torah, with its outline of beliefs for the true followers of Yahuah Elohim.
Most folks are simply not aware that although wildly popular today, the term “Christian” is the brainchild of the Roman Emperor Constantine, and further still does not originate in the New Testament Scripture as we have been led to believe. Most Protestant Christian Churches as we know them today HAVE NOT made a true break-off from their Roman Catholic mother church. They maintain much of her DNA to the foundational tips of their toes.
While it is true that each denomination has some unique truths more in line with Scripture, they also sustain their own spin on many of the mother church’s pagan traditions. But still, most Christian church members of varying denominations either don’t study church history, don’t want to know the truth, or are purposely left in the dark by their church leaders. For the fact remains that most of their foundational doctrines were put in place through the decrees of the Roman Emperor Constantine, first at the Council of Nicea and later at the Council of Laodicea; and have no positive relevance to the true prophetic Messiah of Scripture, Yahusha, or to their eternal reward.
The details found in the Creed of the Constantinople Christian Church reveal the thoughts and sentiments of their leader, Constantine, Emperor of Rome, framer of Christianity. It demanded full cooperation of the church with its bishop’s, cardinals and teachers. This Creed reveals how it was that the entire Tanakh (OT) containing the Torah (law), the sacred Hebrew names of the Father Yahuah and His Son, Yahusha, the Hebrew calendar of Scripture were all reduced to rubble. Yahuah’s Years commencing in spring and its months signaled by New Moons, Sabbaths counted from the New Moon, and yearly kadosh (set-apart) Feast Days of YAHUAH, were all denounced and relegated to the trash bin, right along with the Yahudim (Jews) themselves, during their long Roman captivity.
This Creed boldly identifies that the Torah and all its teachings had not ended at the time of our Messiah’s Crucifixion, but were eliminated by Constantine, himself 300 years later, in the name of proclaiming His new religion called Christianity.
So it was that at that time, in order to be at peace with the Roman Emperor Constantine, one was required to accept his new religion called “Christianity,” his new god, “Jesus Christ,” along with his solar calendar, unbroken week cycle, Sunday worship days, and the Babylonian pagan holidays of Easter and Christmas.
Today, the same is required. All the professed “protestant” church denominations continue to stand in line to receive their official stamp and title of authentication as a Christian Church, who will renounce all things Hebrew, and all or partial teachings from the Torah. Therefore, in order to become one of them, (i.e. Christian) one must submit to the heathen and blood stained Creed of the Constantinople Christian Church, which took root in A.D. 325, and thence forth taught the people universally to ignore the teachings of YAHUAH in the Old Testament Torah. Yet, it was the Torah alone, that contained all the time-centric prophecies destined to be fulfilled by YAHUSHA our true Messiah. Divine TRUTH requires that these two can NEVER be severed.
Creed of Constantinople Church
“I renounce all customs, rites, legalisms, unleavened breads and sacrifices of lambs of the Hebrews, and all the other feasts of the Hebrews, sacrifices, prayers, aspirations, purifications, sanctifications, and propitiations, and fasts and New Moons, and Sabbaths, and superstitions, and hymns and chants, and observances, and synagogues.
Absolutely everything Jewish, every Law, rite and custom and if afterwards I shall wish to deny and return to Jewish superstition, or shall be found eating with Jews, or feasting with them, or secretly conversing and condemning the Christian religion instead of openly confuting them and condemning their vain faith, then let the trembling of Cain and the leprosy of Gehazi cleave to me, as well as the legal punishments to which I acknowledge myself liable. And may I be an anathema in the world to come, and may my soul be set down with Satan and the devils.” Stefano Assemani, Acta Sanctorium Martyrum Orientalium at Occidentalium, Vol. 1, Rome 1748, page 105.
Although the image at the top of this article depicts this Creed in Greek, the original was in Latin:
“Renuntio omnium mores, ritus, legalisms azymos panes Hebraeorum et sacrificia ex agnis, et solemnitatibus ceteris Hebraeorum sacrificia, vota, appetitiones, purgationes, sanctificationibus procurationesque et ieiunia et in kalendis et in sabbatis et superstitiones, et hymnis, et canticis, et observationibus, et synagogam eorum. Omnia simpliciter Iudaea omnibus legibus implicatus consuetudine ritus postea negare velitis et revertens et Judaica pravitate sive inventus fuerit comedens cum Iudaeis eis convivium, pro Christiana religione aperte an clam condemnare redarguens eos colloquentes condemnare vana fides, tunc et tremore Cain lepra Giezi adhaereat mihi ut et ego agnosco cui subiacet obnoxium. Et ego anathema esse in futuro seculo, et sedi cum Patre meo anima Satanam eiicit daemonia.”
From the time of the crucifixion of Yahusha the Messiah to the days of Constantine, a period of approximately 300 years, the Messiah’s true followers were called Quartodecimen (fourteeners) by the Romans. This was because they continued to keep Passover according to the 14th day of the First Lunar Month (Abib) in spring according to the astro-luni-solar calendar. But the Messiah’s true followers called themselves Natsarim (Nazarenes). After A.D. 325, these Quartodecimen/Natsarim were compelled under penalty of death to recant and join the Roman Catholic holy communion of Christianity.
Stunningly, the term “Christian” did not exist prior to that date, and neither did the name “Jesus Christ.” All references to the “early church” are referring to either the true believers of the Messiah, or to the new developing Roman Church. All were required to adopt a set of customs, beliefs and rules that are completely absent from Scripture. Subsequently, special creeds were drafted, in which the Scripture believer had to sign on the dotted line or swear an oath such as:
“I accept all customs, rites, legalism, and feasts [holidays] of the Romans, sacrifices. Prayers, purifications with water, sanctifications by Pontificus Maximus (high priests of Rome), propitiations, and feasts, and the New Sabbath “So! dei” (day of the Sun, better known as Sunday), all new chants and observances, and all the foods and drinks of the Romans. In other words, I absolutely accept everything Roman, every new law, rite and custom, of Rome, and the New Roman Religion.”
Additionally, twenty years later, in approximately A.D. 365, the Council of Laodicea wrote in one of their canons:
“Christians must not Judaize [Yahudaize] by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day. Rather, honoring the Lord’s Day [Sunday]. But if any shall be found to be Judaizers [Yahudaizers], let them be anathema from Christ.” Council of Laodicea, Canon 29
Unfortunately, many Sabbatarians today, not knowing their history, continue to proclaim that the Sabbath of Scripture is unquestioningly Saturday, the seventh-day of the pagan Roman calendar. Miss-quoting, they then claim that at the Council of Laodicea the sacredness of “Saturday“ was changed to “Sunday.” But this is not correct! Rather, this quote is speaking of the Hebrew lunar Sabbath and not the new Roman calendar Saturday. Two unique days on two different time-measuring calendar models. Additionally, their assumption precludes that the calendar of Scripture from creation to that time, was based upon Roman principles. For more on this subject of what changed refer to article, Constantine and the Week.
The problem with this is that the Romans did not even change their calendar from the lunar time-keeping system to the solar model until 45 B.C., when Julius Caesar eliminated the moon from the new Roman calendar. So this is simply not accurate according to Scripture. Something was changed, but it was NOT the sacredness of Saturday (Dies Saturnis) transformed to Sunday (Dies Solis)!
“In the mid-1st century B.C. Julius Cæsar invited Sosigenes, an Alexandrian astronomer, to advise him about the reform of the calendar, and Sosigenes decided that the only practical step was to abandon the lunar calendar altogether. Months must be arranged on a seasonal basis, and a tropical (solar) year used, as in the Egyptian calendar.“ Encyclopedia Britannica. “The Julian Calendar.”
If you will notice in the second quote above, it says, “Christians must not Judaize by resting on THE SABBATH.” This is because there were only two options represented, one of which Constantine had fully and utterly denounced as the Jewish Sabbath of the original Hebrew New Moon calendar, and the other was his new Sunday worship day called Dies Solis (Sunday), which caused the seventh-day of this planetary week to be Dies Saturnis (Saturday).
It is therefore, of the utmost importance that folks recognize that the Sabbath day of the Jews, referred to in this Creed, which Constantine bitterly hated and denounced, is NOT the same day of the same calendar the Jews keep today. This is because Constantine’s traditional Christian views, as set forth in this Creed forced the Jews to give up the very truths that had tied them to the Torah, their Creator, and to the promise of the Messiah, who takes away the sins of the world. They have never returned to the true sacred calendar of Scripture to this day.
The true Sabbath, referred to in this historic document is referring to the Sabbath that was found “from one New Moon to another” in the Hebrew astro-luni-solar calendar. Nobody misunderstood what the Roman law required, because everyone knew that Sabbath referred only to the Hebrew calendar’s seventh-day, while both Saturday and Sunday were only found on the pagan Roman calendar. Anyone who had been keeping the Sabbath were either Judaizing because they were Messiah followers, or they were Jews who would have nothing to do with following the teachings of the Messiah or the New Testament.
Strikingly, neither of these groups ever kept Saturday as the Sabbath until after A.D. 358, when Hillel II, chief of the Sanhedrin created a calendar that would appease the Romans, and at the same time appear to keep the seventh-day Sabbath, and an all-together changed New Moon to commence their months, for the TRUE and ORIGINAL were no longer allowed.
“Declaring the new month by observation of the new moon, and the New Year by the arrival of spring, can only be done by the Sanhedrin. In the time of Hillel II [4th century A. D.], the last President of the Sanhedrin, the Romans prohibited this practice. Hillel II was therefore forced to institute his fixed calendar, thus in effect giving the Sanhedrin’s advance approval to the calendars of all future years.” The Jewish Calendar: Changing the Calendar, www.torah.org.
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being Kohenim (Priests) for Me. Because you have forgotten the Torah of your Elohim, I also will forget your children.” HoshaYAH (Hosea) 4:6
Simply everyone at that time knew that “Sabbath“ and “Sunday” represented two different days on two distinctly different calendar models. It is only as the facts of history have been forgotten, that “Saturday” has been assumed to be synonymous with the Sabbath of Scripture and of the Jews prior to the fourth century A.D.
“This planetary week was paganism’s counterfeit of the true Biblical week instituted by the Creator in the beginning of earth’s history. In the counterfeit week, employed in ancient paganism, “the venerable day of the Sun” was esteemed by the heathen above the other six days because it was regarded as sacred to the Sun, the chief of the planetary deities . . . Just as the true Sabbath is inseparably linked with the Biblical week, so the false Sabbath of pagan origin needed a weekly cycle. Thus we have found that the planetary week of paganism is Sunday’s twin sister, and that the two counterfeit institutions were linked together …” Odom, op. cit., p. 243-244, emphasis supplied.
This rebellious time-keeping system was first instituted in Babylon around 2,000 B.C. by Nimrod and his wife Semiramis. It was known as the birth of the pagan sun worship cult. A system that began to measure time 180 degrees in opposition to the Creator’s preordained plan. Years later, variations of this torch were carried by the Egyptians, and then the Romans, beginning with Julius Caesar, when the first draft of the Julian calendar was drawn for the purpose of eliminating the moon from time-keeping. It was later supported by Pope Sixtus, Victor, Bishop of Rome, and ultimately Emperor Constantine who enforced it through his cleaver invention of “Christianity.”
Today, the entire world marches neatly to the beat of the rebellious Roman time system, and many varied churches under the Roman umbrella of Christianity, worshiping they know not who.
Signs that indicate your church carries the DNA torch of the Roman Mother Christian Church
If truth holds any value for you, please consider how one or more of the following points may reveal whether your Christian church carries any DNA of the mother Roman Catholic Church, connecting it with the Beast and its Mark. While we can’t bring a change to the churches, we can change hearts one individual at a time, through a knowledge of the truth.
- Like Constantine, its members call themselves Christians, even though this term did not exist until Constantine created a new god for the Roman Empire in A.D. 325.
- Like Constantine, they worship Jesus Christ as the Son of God in place of YAHUSHA the true Messiah, who came in the name of His Father YAHUAH, written in Hebrew over 7,000 times in the Tanakh (O.T.).
- Like Constantine, they worship the “Lord God” in place of YAHUAH Elohim, the Eternal Father.
- Like Constantine, they follow the rhythm of the pagan Roman Gregorian calendar for all worship occasions.
- Like Constantine, they identify either Saturday (Dies Saturnis) or Sunday (Dies Solis) as Holy, on the Roman calendar.
- Like Constantine, they celebrate New Year’s Day on January 1st in winter, instead of on New Moon day of Abib 1 in spring, as the Torah Scripture indicates.
- Like Constantine, they denounce the New Year in Spring, New Moons, lunar Sabbaths, and all sacred Feast Days of the Torah Scripture.
- Like Constantine, they follow an unbroken seven day weekly cycle, instead of the one that starts and stops with each full New Moon.
- Like Constantine, every month and day of the month is printed on a wall calendar with NO consistent synchronization to the lunar phases.
- Like Constantine, they proclaim we are no longer under the Old Testament Torah Law, as it came to an end at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, but that we are under New Testament covenant of grace. Say what? It was Constantine and not Yahuah who did away with all things Hebrew, including the Torah in A.D. 325.
- Like Constantine, they celebrate Christmas and Easter with or without all the traditional pagan festivities.
- They teach that when you die you go directly to heaven or hell, when the Scriptures teach that all remain in their graves until the rewards are given at the return of the Messiah.
- Some teach that you can pray or even pay a loved one into heaven from purgatory.
- Some teach that Mary is the divine intercessor between the Eternal Father and mankind.
- Pray to images of a patron saint.
- Some recognize that the Vatican is the Beast of Revelation.
- All believe the MARK OF THE BEAST will not touch them, or affect their eternal reward, because of their ill-perceived antidote.
- For Saturday Sabbatarians believe keeping Saturday (Dies Saturnis) will prevent them from receiving the Mark of the Beast, which they believe to be Sunday Worship.
- The Sunday (Dies Solis) worshipers believe they are exempt, because they are no longer under the Torah Law. (The result of Constantine’s Creed)
- Like Constantine, your church does not recognize that the entire Roman calendar swap, may in fact be the MARK of the BEAST.
Historical Lunar Week and Sabbath Quotes
The notion, that the week has come down uninterrupted since Creation, is not an assumption shared by modern Jewish scholars who know their history and the immovable tenants of the Torah Scripture. Rather, it appears the 2nd – 4th century Jewish leaders, along with the Romans had a part to play in the egregious changes to calendation known to the world today, simply by the putting away of our Creator’s Calendar.
“The connection of the Sabbath with lunar phases, however, was (later) discarded by the Israelites . . .” The New Schaff-Herzog Religious Encyclopedia, p. 135-136.
“In the years following Clement of Alexandria’s time (A.D. 150-215), an ominous change started to take place that was to radically change the Christian concept of the Sabbath.” This intimate connection between the week and the month was soon dissolved. It is certain that the week soon followed a development of its own, and it became the custom — without paying any regard to the days of the month (i.e. the luni-solar month) . . . so that the New Moon no longer coincided with the first day of the month. Then, on page 4179 of the same encyclopedia, we read: “The introduction . . . of the custom of celebrating the Sabbath every 7th day, irrespective of the relationship of the day to the moon’s phases, led to a complete separation from the ancient view of the Sabbath. . . Encyclopaedia Biblica, 1903 p. 5290.
Even after Constantine’s edict about Sunday [A.D. 321-324], it took another generation or two for the seven-day week to catch on throughout the empire. The 24-hour system took longer, having to wait until the invention of the mechanical clock in the Middle Ages by monks anxious to observe with precision their canonical hours. Before this, people marked the passage of time during the night by using the stars and during the day either by eyeballing the sun or by listening to public announcements of the time.” Calendar, David Ewing Duncan, p. 47, New York, Avon Books, 1998.
“The invention of the continuous week was therefore one of the most significant breakthroughs in human beings’ attempts to break away from being prisoners of nature [time beaconed by the ordained sun, moon, and stars] and create a social world of their own.” The Seven Day Circle: The History and Meaning of the Week, Eviator Zerubavel, New York: The Free Press, 1985. p.11.
“Most theologians and some scholars assume that mainstream Jewish society, at the time of Jesus…was practicing a fixed seven-day week, which was the same as the modern fixed [Roman planetary cycling] seven-day week. This is extremely doubtful. The change, from a lunar to a fixed week, was brought about by the power and influence of Rome. As long as the Nazarenes held power in Jerusalem, all Roman practices and customs, including that of the consecutive week, were held at bay.” Shawui Sabbath: Ancient Sabbath Observance
“The [early] Hebrews employed lunar seven-day weeks, which ended with special observances on the seventh day, but none the less were tied to the moon’s course.” Rest Days, Hutton Webster, p. 254-255
“He [Constantine] wished, almost the necessity, of so keeping Easter as to make the day of crucifixion Friday, and of the resurrection Sunday, caused differences of opinion that led to persecution and bloodshed.” Mazzaroth, The Constellations, Frances Rolleston, p. 133. Rivingtons, London, 1862.
“The Jewish festivals being regulated solely by the moon, may fall on any day of the [modern Roman] week.” Oxford English Dictionary, 1971 Edition, Vol. 2, “Pentecost.”
“The modern seven-day week came into use during the early imperial period, after the Julian calendar came into effect, apparently stimulated by immigration from the Roman East. For a while it coexisted alongside the old 8-day nundinal cycle, and fasti are known which show both cycles. It was finally given official status by Constantine in 321.” Roman Calendar Encyclopedia, Days of the Week.
“The Sabbath depending, in Israel’s nomadic period, upon the observation of the phases of the moon, it could not, accordingly be a fixed day [planetary day of the modern Roman cycling week]. The Jewish Encyclopedia: A Descriptive Record of the History. Edited by Isidore Singer, Cyrus Adler. Volume 10, p. 590.
“It is certain that the Jews celebrated the sheaf-waving on Nisan 16 and Pentecost on the fiftieth day after . . . without regard in either case to the day of the [modern Roman] week.” Oxford English Dictionary, 1971 Edition, Vol. 2, “Pentecost.”
“We shall be taken for Persians [Mithraists], perhaps . . . The reason for this, I suppose, is that it is known that we pray towards the east . . . Likewise, if we devote the day of the Sun to festivity (from a far different reason from Sun worship), we are in a second place from those who devote the day of Saturn, themselves also deviating by way of a Jewish custom of which they are ignorant.”Tertullian, Apologia.
The weeks do not continue in a regular cycle regardless of the moon. Each month has four weeks, their beginning with the New Moon. I have no doubt that this was the old Hebrew system. Babylonian Menologies and the Semitic Calendars, p. 89.
“It should be noted that the oldest dated Christian inscription to employ a planetary designation [Sunday – Saturday, unbroken cycle of weeks] belongs to the year 269 A.D.“ Inscriptiones Christianae Urbis Romae, ed. De Rossi, 1861, i, No. 1.
“The present Jewish calendar was fixed [to the Roman planetary weekly cycle] in the fourth century.” Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Letter by Louis Finkelstein to Dr. Leroy E. Froom, Feb. 20, 1939.
“There was a distinct break between the Old Testament requirements . . . dealing with the Sabbath worship… They wanted to show that Christianity was distinct from Judaism… The other thing that we should remember, too, is that our calendar that we follow, including Seventh-day Adventists, is not only a calendar that was devised by the Catholic Church, but also it is a calendar that’s based upon the solar year, not the lunar year and the Jewish calendar that was observed in the time of Christ follows a lunar [lunisolar] calendar . . . So the great irony is that even the Seventh-day Adventists themselves are not worshiping on exactly the same Sabbath day as the Jews of the time of Christ.” Patrick Madrid, Catholic University Professor made the startling comment on EWTN, Global Catholic Radio Network on Jan 5, 2006 when answering a question about the Catholic Church changing the day of worship from Saturday to Sunday.
When Constantine applied Dies Solis (Sunday) to the Resurrection of our Messiah as His contribution to removing the calendar from the Jews, the monumental outcome was to the untrained eye, ignorant of history’s past, that the Scriptural seventh-day Sabbath is “Saturday.” This was accomplished simply by ensuring that every year Easter occurs on Sunday the first day of the new Roman planetary week cycle, but by extension it made Saturday (Dies Saturnis) of the same week cycle, the seventh-day. Yet, it had never been so, according to Scripture.
“The long-term effect was that ‘Easter Sunday’ entered the Christian paradigm as ‘The Day of Christ’s Resurrection.’ The corollary to this realignment of time calculation was that the day preceding Easter Sunday, Saturday, became forever after ‘The True Bible Sabbath.’ This is the true significance of Constantine’s ‘Sunday law’ and it laid the foundation for the modern assumption that a continuous weekly cycle has always existed.” eLaine Vornholt & Laura Lee Vorholt-Jones, Calendar Fraud, “Biblical Calendar Outlawed.”
Have we been dead wrong most of our lives with regard to our desire to be a Christian, and denounce the continual viability of the Torah (law of the OT), with its calendar system set forth at creation, its New Moons, lunar Sabbaths, and Feast Days? YES, because we did not know better! But folks, every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.
For it has been written for all to see in this Creed of Constantine as recited by the Church of Constantinople that the Hebrew’s kept the New Moons to mark their months in accordance with the Torah (law), and it was Yahuah Elohim, our Creator’s, lunar Sabbath that Constantine urgently desired to eliminate, not Saturday of his own crafted calendar model. The true Sabbath was not the one the Jews were coerced to adopt and utilize to this day.
And for those of you who have considered adopting the Enoch solar calendar model, consider the clues provided in this Creed, a mirror of Constantine’s views. It identifies the exact calendar model the Hebrews had kept prior to A.D. 325. It was not the Enoch solar calendar or the Roman solar calendar.
The Hebrews in Roman captivity at the time of Constantine were required to give up the continual viability of YAHUAH’S TORAH, New Moons, lunar Sabbaths, and kadosh (sacred) Feast Days. The Hebrew/Jewish/Semitic people have never to this day returned to YAHUAH’S ordained time-keeping model that preceded the time of Constantine and had been obediently honored by all the Patriarchs and Prophets, by more than 4,000 years.
Here we stand at the END OF TIME, and referring to the BEAST POWER, as influenced by ancient Babylon, born out through the Roman power and her Creed, our Messiah’s urgency is heard through the voice His messengers, shouting:
“BABYLON THE GREAT IS FALLEN, IS FALLEN . . .” Hazon (Revelation) 18:2“. . . COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, LEST YOU SHARE IN HER SINS, AND LEST YOU RECEIVE OF HER PLAGUES.” Hazon (Revelation) 18:4My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. WHY? Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being Kohenim (Priests) for Me. Because you have forgotten THE TORAH (LAW) of your Elohim, I also will forget your children. HoshaYAH (Hosea) 4:6
“Our beliefs, right or wrong.
If right, to be kept right;
and if wrong, to be set right.”
May our conscience win out over politics and popularity that we may be obedient to Yahuah in all things He prescribes. May He have compassion upon us all as we wake-up from our slumber and follow Him out of these false organizations and into His full light of truth in preparation for His impending judgment and Second Coming. For His call is to COME OUT and “BE SEPARATE!