Renato de lopes
I see a great hidalgo. The great knight of the Holy Grail knew where the Chalice was kept. He was one of its 12 apostles, a segurador (keeper).
He was called Renato de Lopes. He had an estate not far from this castle. He was a free knight, having dedicated himself to the secret of the Holy Grail, to Catharism, and to the search for the holy vessel of immortality (of universal spirituality).
Renato de Lopes waged a war with Rome, considering the Roman church to be not simply a whore, but the great distorter of Christ.
УRome is crucifying Christ. Rome forbids His news.Ф
To present Christ-as-He-is to the world
From the XII century the Cathars took upon themselves the task of rehabilitating, purifying Christ, of presenting Him-as-He-is to the world.
The masters of the castle explain:
Rome was called ‘the synagogue of Satan’, because it was considered that Rome had fulfilled the mission of the second synagogue: the Judaisation of Christ.
Having attached Him to the Old Testament, Rome became the same synagogue that Christ had denounced in Jerusalem.
The words of Christ: ‘Destroy the old temple, and I will raise it up in three days.’ The Cathars called the churches, cathedrals, chapter houses, consistories, curias, and so on, the old temple.
Christ raised His new temple (of the Holy Chalice) in Jerusalem, having shed an entire five litres of blood.
He called the last drop the dome (pinnacle) of the temple, uniting heaven and earth.
The teaching of Christ (the mysterious throne of the Holy Grail, the chalice of Christ's blood) was considered to be the living altar of His presence.
The secret of solarity
The religion of the pure ones was solar. Solarity is impossible to understand outside of the Chalice. Christ's Chalice (five litres of blood) was transformed into the sun and descended from heaven like the sun.
The Chalice is the temple of His flesh and blood, raised by Christ and not by man, and to partake of the Chalice means to visit the temple of the presence of Christ.
Such a privilege is given only to the true priors of the order.
Renato de Lopes had the title 'knight of Selva'. Here his huge, three-storey Cathar castle was erected – one of 144. Before us stands only its flanking wall.
The castle was 20 to 30 metres in height and around 80 metres in length. Later, during the persecutions, more than 100 pilgrims lay hidden within (although this number sometimes rose to three hundred). The Cathars accepted them.
Hither came ambassadors from the whole world. One unfortunate, having broken his vows, betrayed the Great Castle to the Roman church. But the fortress of Selva de Mar remained impregnable: the crusaders were unable to occupy it even after a long siege (the Cathars themselves abandoned it, going out into the mountains).
Here was the Cathar Church, which was visited by God's Mother. Here was the special throne of worship of the Immaculate Conception.
The secret of the castle was that it was considered to be a chalice: a place which was visited by the Holy Grail and where the mysterious Christ appeared.
The great superwordly round table
The knights resided in the mysterious liturgical communion of the Round Table.
Besides the small table, around which sat three (4, 8, 12, 14, 15, 20... up to 50 knights), there existed a great superworldly Round Table. Thousands of knights sat around it.
Christ came to them. The Chalice nourished each and every one of them.
St. Juan de Lopes:
In the middle of the tenth century the father of the Cathar church, Juan of the Holy Chalice (Juan del Gran Grial), knew what kind of cross he would accept when Christ appeared to him and said that he would fortify him in the struggle against the Roman 'synagogue of Satan'. He clothed him in immortal vestments and revealed to him the mysteries of the Cathar church.
Juan of the Holy Grail accepted the chalice, kept in the Holiest Holy of Holies (in pakybytie), from the hands of Christ. He worshipped the cross of Jerusalem, having accepted anointing with the blood of the Lamb, which transubstantiated before his eyes into fragrant oil, the myrrhic composition.
Juan de Lopes was a count, the first in the line of succession, the son of the keeper of the Chalice, Renato de Lopes, and was killed by the Catholics: pierced by the spear of the crusaders.
St. Juan de Lopes:
The great prophet revealed the secret of the Holy Grail to the Cathars:
seeing how the path of superficial Judaism finished with Maccabeeism and Phariseeism, Christ transubstantiated into the Chalice. Christ dwells in the Chalice.
Christ abolished the temples. His blood, transubstantiated into myrrh, became His living temple.
The original source GRAIL
The keeper of the Chalice is clothed in the immortal vestments of the Father of heavenly love. Otherwise he is not able to take the Holy Grail, shining in the light of lights, into his hands.
Clothed in vestments, after lengthy prayers and fasts, he takes the Chalice of the Almighty into his hands.
Raising it to the heavenly throne of the ‘Trinity, which has become four’ and the СHepternity which has become eight’, he completes one of the most transcendent mysteries, which is called the multiplication of the Holy Chalice.
The original source Grail, having miraculously gathered the five litres of the blood of Christ, is continually enriched by the answering myrrh-pouring last drops of the martyrs of love
and arrives (often simultaneously) in 144 chalices.
The original Chalice in the hands of the keeper of the Grail
The original Chalice in the hands of the keeper of the grail (called the sunny elder or Avva in the golden thrones of pakybytie) multiplies in accordance with the number of its great and small keepers…
The secret of multiplication:
1 × 2 × 2 (=4) × 3 (=12) × 12 = 144.
The greatest Chalice multiplies into twelve great chalices, which in turn each multiplies into twelve small chalices.
From the source Chalice of the sunny Christ spreads the radiance of each of His twelve dazzling multiplied thrones (the 12 great keepers) and each of the 12 small thrones (the 12 lesser keepers).
The Round Table of the knights of the Holy Grail is surrounded by 144 chalices, 144 golden candlesticks, and 144 ever-burning lighted candles, symbolizing the 144 internal castles of the perfectly divinized man.
Above it shines the figure Χ (ten out of ten components): the absolute manifestation of divine potential, the renewal of once-defiled particles in their original fullness: Pleroma, crown.
Juan (with hot tears in his eyes):
What a heavy cross it is for the Church of anointed sovereigns to wage war with the villains of the pagan temples, with poisonous tarantulas and rapacious sharks!
But in answer to loyalty, the sunny Father and Heavenly King gives Himself to them multiplied.
Grace originating the Father of pure love
The grace of the Cathar church, having entered into the immortal thrones of pakybytie, and returning to earth today, originating from faith in the Father of s u n n y, p u r e and s u p e r i o r L o v e .
The casket with the golden keys of purification
Juan of the Great Chalice called the casket (40х70 cm) which contains the golden keys of complete purification, of the Cathar path to perfect holiness, the Cathar treasure house.
The keys may be given to the initiated (who have taken vows of loyalty to the sunny church) by the descent of the Holy Spirit in the gifts of the consulamentum.