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Zoroastrian Christians believe that Christianity needs radical reform to meet the needs of the current age. We need to return to the roots of Christianity which are found in Persia with the prophet Zarathustra and not in ancient Israel as is popularly believed.
Zorochristians recognise that there is much that is good in the existing tradition of European Christianity and we want to keep as much as possible of the wisdom and good practices that are found there.
Zorochristians value the scriptures of the Zoroastrian Mazdean religion known as the Avesta, along with many classical greek and hellenistic writings. This includes the Jesus scriptures found in the Jesuchristian New Testament and gnostic writings of the same era. However normally we don't consider the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament as part of our scripture.
For an explanation of the Holy Trinity, the Archangel, the Saints and the Magi of Zorochristianity please click on the group's cover photo above.
The group administrator has a website exploring novel forms of Zoroastrianism and Mithraism at: www.zartomithraism.uk
The Chalipa Cross in a circle is the symbol of Zorochristianity.
We picture God as a trinity.
God the Father is God Transcendent. He is the incorruptible heavenly source of all that is good. To Zoroaster he was Ahura Mazda - the Wise Lord who is the creator of the world.
God the Son is God incarnated in human form. We call God the Son, Chrestus Aeternus - the Eternal Good One. Chrestus or the Christ works through individual human beings - some more than others. Those who most represent the Christ we venerate as saints.
Spentamania is the Holy Spirit - the life-loving and life-promoting spirit that can enter into a person and make them worthy co-workers of the Chrestus Aeternus and Ahuramazda.
Saint Mithras is the Archangel - the divinely appointed ruler of the angels. He is the intermediary between God and Man, and fights against Satan.
THE FOUR MOST VENERATED HUMAN SAINTS
1. ZARTUS RECTUS
Zartus Rectus (Zarathustra the Righteous) is the Philosopher Saint - the one who who has knowledge of the cosmos and can discern the best ethical world-view and give to us the best religion. Zartus is the foremost teacher of the Chreston.
2. JESUS CHRESTUS
Jesus Chrestus (Jesus the Good) is the Compassionate Saint - the one who sees our real human nature and needs and gives this the highest value regardless of human-manufactured regulations and understandings which contradict it.
Zartochrestians see Jesus' voluntary suffering on the cross as a sign of his compassion. We don't believe that the historic person of Jesus can be considered a scapegoat for all the sins of the world. Rather his action was a demonstration of how the eternal Chrestus takes on the burden of counteracting the sins of the fallible.
3. MARIA INCORRUPTA
Maria Incorrupta (Mary the Pure) is the mother of Jesus, pure in heart and protector of the faithful.
4. GEORGIUS FORTIS
Georgius Fortis (George the Brave) is the Brave Saint. He is the one who will fight for the cause of good and right and never desert it whether he has the strength to prevail, or is overcome and put to a torturous death.
THE THREE MAGI
The three magi or wise men given pride of place by Zartochrestians are:
1. ZOROASTER (circa 1000 BC)
2. PLATO (circa 400 BC)
3. PLOTINUS (circa 200 AD)
The writings of these masters form the foundation texts of Zorochristian philosophy.
1. PERSIAN TESTAMENT - The Avesta of the Persians
2. JESUS TESTAMENT - Similar to the Judeochristian New Testament with additional 'gnostic' texts.
May 2019 CE