The Fig Tree & the Cleansing of the Temple

Insights into Holy Monday (an excerpt from “The Three Years” by Emil Bock)

Holy Monday fig

«Christ approaches the fig tree and wishes to show the disciples how little value should be attached to the “Hosanna” of the previous day. All that it represented was the last fruits of the old visionary clairvoyance, given by nature, and bound to the body. The words He addresses to the fig tree are a challenge to the whole realm of ancient ecstatic vision.
Here a momentous decision is made in the history of mankind. Christ rejects a temptation.
Had He allied Himself with the ancient clairvoyant forces, He might have found public recognition. Not only people would have cried “Hosanna”; they would have crowned Him King. Jesus rejects the Hosannas of the people, and Himself brings about the transition to their cry, “Crucify Him”.

He is the Sun and when the Sun rises, the Moon perforce goes pale. So the moon-forces of the old vision fade away.

Then in the evening The Christ appears before the Temple. >>
Matthew 21:12-13 “Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’”

Holy Monday

Easter-Tide Study throughout Holy Week
(Chapter 10 of “The Three Years” by Emil Bock)
at The Rudolf Steiner Branch 4249 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago

March 21-26th, 7pm-9pm

Including Eurythmy with Peter Vine – The 7-pointed Star
(Steiner called it the Heptagram of the Lamb)

If you would like a copy of the text contact Hazel

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Rudolf Steiner Branch of The Anthroposophical Society,
4249 North Lincoln Avenue. Chicago, IL 60618
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