Le silence a régné dans la cour du château en 2020 en raison des contraintes sanitaires.
Espérons que la fête de Mézerville aura lieu en 2021 et que l’Association NAMUKA pourra nous proposer un spectacle !

Catharism

In Jean Odol Lauragais. Pays des cathares et du pastel., éd Privat , Toulouse, 1996, p. 60-61

« Catharism is defined as the direct and the only authentic heir of Christ’s message. It is the church of the Good Christians, the Good Men, as opposed to the usurper, the Roman church. This church has its own specific sacraments, church history and doctrine, metaphysics, clergy and ethicof salvation.

The cathar dogma took its Christian bases from the Gospel according to St John. It gave to this Gospel a dualistic interpretation in total opposition to the Roman orthodoxy: “the struggle between the two distinct and opposed principles of the creation, Good and Evil: one is represented by a spiritual reality, invisible, incorruptible and eternal: the Kingdom of the Good God, and the other by a material and temporal reality, the visible World, a transitory one where Evil would appear. Evil trapped souls in bodies; thereby, mankind originated from the Kingdom of the Good God with his soul and from the visible world with his body. To release the soul from its temporary vehicle, Man had to practise asceticism by breaking away from the material world: Salvation was achieved through the “Consolament”, unique form of spiritual baptism, the spiritual reunion of the soul and the spirit; if one existence was not enough to release the soul, it was submitted to a succession of reincarnations (metempsychosis); reincarnation was made through animals’ bodies that were never killed or eaten by the cathars (except fish) and “the refusal to cut a chicken’s throat has brought many cathar women to be burnt at the stake ». (Duvernoy)

The New Testament is the Cathars holy book, and the Paternoster is their prayer. The Consolament, their sole sacrament, is both an extreme unction for the believers and an ordination sacrament for the Perfects (the cathar monks).

(…) All the villages in the Lauragais had one or several cathar houses between 1209 and 1240.”

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