View Single Post
Old 1 Mar 2006 , 20:39 PM   #7
Naga
Reader
 
Join Date: 17 Jan 2006
Posts: 13
Threads: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Naga is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Roman Empire (Imperium Romanum) renamed: Roman Catholic Church
I guess you could say that.

Quote:
Curia (legal body of Senators) slight name change: Curia (legal body of Cardinals)
Pretty much.

Quote:
Roman Emperor renamed: Roman Pope (head of all church and state affairs)
Not necessarily Roman emperor, but an emperor yes.

Quote:
Civil government matters of state: Extra-Ordinary affairs (matters of civil-state governments)
Yes.

Quote:
Religious orders matters: Church "ecclesiastical" matters
Yes.

Quote:
Roman College of Senators renamed: College of Cardinals
Essentially senators yes.

Quote:
Magistrate of College of Senators renamed: Dean of College of Cardinals
Yes

Quote:
Departments of the Roman Senatorial Curia renamed: Congregations
I guess you could call it that.

Quote:
Political Ambassador renamed: Pro-Nuncio (highest civil ambassador sent to other governements, ie Wash.DC, London etc)
Yes.

Quote:
Roman Senators renamed: Cardinals

Roman Governors renamed: Archbishops

Roman Senator with no territory: Bishop (Code of Canon Law 376)

(Large) Roman Province renamed: Archdiocese

(Small) Roman Territory renamed: Diocese
I believe we covered this already.

Quote:
Imperial Chair of Jupiter where Caesar sat renamed: Throne of St. Peter
Pretty much.

Quote:
Vestal Virgins renamed: Nuns
Well... That is what they are essentially...

Quote:
Pontifex Maximus (high priest of College of Senators) renamed: Supreme Pontiff of College of Cardinals
Pretty much.

Quote:
Pontiff or "high priest " of a pagan religious order (Zues, Apollo, Diana, Mars, Jupiter, Baal, Dionysys, Pythia etc) same name: Pontiff
Pagan? I'm not sure where you are coming from...

Quote:
A Pontiff (Latin: "pontifex") means bridge-builder or priest between man and the gods of the underworld.
Close enough.

Quote:
The Roman Calender and Holy Days of the gods renamed: Calendar Holidays of the Saints
Yes.

Quote:
Voice of the gods speaking through Caesar: Ex-Cathedra: Voice of God speaking through Pope
Basically.

Quote:
Meeting of the Pontiffs (high priests) of the pagan religious orders renamed: Ecumenical Council of the Bishops
Again, pagan? I'm not sure where you are coming from...

Quote:
Legal act of creating a god (of a living or dead human, as was done to most of the Caesars) "Apotheosis of the Gods" renamed: Canonization of the Saints
Well it isn't quite making them a god...

Quote:
A decree of Caesar (dictator for life): Pope's infalliable Dogma
Basically equivalent.

Quote:
Praying to a dead human god renamed: Praying to a saint
Not a god.
Yes. According to Revelations 5:8 (Catholic Bible), praying to them is acceptable and they do intercede for us.
According to a website that phrased it quite nicely:
"Prayers are not physical things and cannot be physically offered to God. Thus the saints in heaven are offering our prayers to God mentally. In other words, they are interceding."

Quote:
In the US the highest law of the land is the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in the Vatican State the Constitution is called the Code of Canon Law
[/quote]
Naga is offline   Reply With Quote