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Pagan Practices Introduced into the Church

Pagan Practices Introduced Into the Church

Historical Pergamum (Pergamos)

AD 300 – Prayers for the dead
AD 300 – Making sign of the cross
AD 375 – Worship of saints and angels
AD 394 – Mass first instituted
AD 431 – Worship of Mary begun
AD 500 – Priests began dressing differently than laymen
AD 526 – Extreme unction
AD 593 – Doctrine of purgatory introduced
AD 600 – Worship services conducted in Latin
AD 600 – Prayers directed to Mary

Historical Thyatira

AD 607 – Boniface III made first Universal Pope
AD 709 – Kissing the Pope’s foot
AD 786 – Worshiping of images and relics
AD 850 – Use of “holy water” begun
AD 995 – Canonization of dead saints
AD 1079 – Celibacy of the priesthood
AD 1090 – Prayer beads
AD 1184 – The Inquisition
AD 1190 – Sale of Indulgences
AD 1215 – Transubstantiation
AD 1220 – Adoration of the wafer (Host)
AD 1229 – Bible forbidden to laymen
AD 1414 – Cup forbidden to laymen
AD 1439 – Doctrine of purgatory decreed
AD 1439 – Doctrine of seven sacraments affirmed
AD 1508 – The Ave Maria approved
AD 1534 – Jesuit order founded
AD 1545 – Tradition granted equal authority with Bible
AD 1546 – Apocryphal books put into Bible
AD 1854 – Immaculate Conception of Mary
AD 1864 – Syllabus of Errors proclaimed
AD 1870 – Infallibility of Pope declared
AD 1930 – Public schools condemned
AD 1950 – Assumption of the Virgin Mary