May 29, 2015, is Fall of Constantinople Day!!

May 29, 1453 – May 29, 2015

The kingdom (Roman Empire) SHALL be divided (Daniel 2:41).

May 29 (New Style) and June 11 (Old Style) is the 562th anniversary of a day that will live in infamy....That day commemorates the Fall of Constantinople–the New Rome and Queen of Cities–to the Muslim Turks.

Constantinople or New Rome was founded by Roman Emperor Constantine in 330.

The divistion of the Roman Empire into East and West began in 380 with an edict of mad Emperor Theodosius commanding everbody in the Empire to believe in the myth of St. Peter at Rome.

Emperor Theodosius I (347-395).
Emperor Theodosius I (347–395).
Emperor from 378 to 392.

The real division between West and East began when mad Emperor Theodosius lied and said that Saint Peter was at Rome.

History would have been very different if Pope Damasus had told the truth that Saint Paul was at Rome . . and not Saint Peter!!

Saint Peter would never dare set foot in Rome because Emperor Claudius would arrest him for tomb robbing!!

Pope Damasus I (305-384).
Pope Damasus I (305–384).
Pope from 366 to 384.

Here is a copy of that edict :

It is our desire that all the various nations which are subject to our Clemency and Moderation, should continue in the profession of that religion which was delivered to the Romans by the divine Apostle Peter, as it hath been preserved by faithful tradition; and which is now professed by the Pontiff Damasus and by Peter, Bishop of Alexandria, a man of apostolic holiness. According to the apostolic teaching and the doctrine of the Gospel, let us believe the one deity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, in equal majesty and in a holy Trinity. We authorize the followers of this law to assume the title of Catholic Christians; but as for the others, since, in our judgement, they are foolish madmen, we decree that they shall be branded with the ignominious name of heretics, and shall not presume to give to their conventicles the name of churches. They will suffer in the first place the chastisement of the divine condemnation, and in the second the punishment which our authority, in accordance with the will of Heaven, shall decide to inflict. (Theodosian Code, Book XVI, The Catholic Faith).

In 381, Theodosius and Gregory of Nazianzus presided over the First Council of Constantinople (2nd Ecumenical Council).

The bishop of Constantinople knew perfectly well that this St. Peter at Rome edict was a myth. Constantinople could not claim an Apostle of Christ as its founder, but the bishop was not about to accept Old Rome's hegemony based on this fable.

The 150 bishops in attendance refused to acknowledge his Peter in Rome edict and ruled that Old Rome had precedence only because it was the imperial city:

As for the bishop of Constantinople, let him have the prerogatives of honor after the bishop of Rome, seeing that this city is the new Rome. (Council of Constantinople, Canon 3).

The Coucil of Chalcedon in 451 (attended by 600 bishops) reinforced Canon 3 in Canon 28 which made Old Rome first of equals only because it was the imperial city. Nothing was said at that Council about apostolic succession or the presence of St. Peter at Rome:

Following in every detail all the decrees of the holy fathers and knowing about the canon, just read, of the 150 bishops dearly beloved of God, gathered together under Theodosius the Great, emperor of pious memory in the imperial city of Constantinople, New Rome, we ourselves have also decreed and voted the same things about the prerogatives of the very holy Church of this same Constantinople, New Rome. The fathers in fact have correctly attributed the prerogatives [which belong] to the see of the most ancient Rome because it was the imperial city. And thus moved by the same reasoning, the 150 bishops beloved of God have accorded equal prerogatives to the very holy see of New Rome, justly considering that the city that is honored by the imperial power and the senate and enjoying [within the civil order] the prerogatives equal to those of Rome, the most ancient imperial city, ought to be as elevated as Old Rome in the affairs of the Church, being in the second place after it. (Council of Chalcedon, Canon 28).

This was the beginning of the division of the Roman Empire into the 2 legs of iron as prophesied in Daniel Chapter 2.

After the fall of New Rome, the Orthodox Church moved to Moscow and Moscow became known as the 3rd Rome. Russia now became the target of the Vatican's attempt to end what they call the Great Schism.

Lord Kitchener's campaign to conquer Constantinople in 1915

As bizarre as it may seem, "Mr. British Empire," Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, led a campaign to take Constantinople from the Terrible Turks. The ostensible purple of the Gallipoli Campaign (April 1915–January 1916) was to relieve German pressure on the Western Front!!

Lord Kitchener (1850 - 1916).
Lord Kitchener

To break the stalemate on the Western Front during World War I, Secretary of State for War Lord Kitchener decided to conquer Constantinople.

The pretext for this invasion was the fact that the Terrible Turks were allies of Germany.

Scottish Sir Ian Hamilton led the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force comprised mostly of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC).

Sir Ian Hamilton
Sir Ian Hamilton

The cannon fodder for the attempted invasion of Constantinople consisted mostly of Australians and New Zealanders. Kitchener knew that the Galipoli Campaign was just a sideshow and would take away British troops from the beseiged Western Front. Since 1453, the Tsars of Russia claimed Constantinople as their city. A British conquest of that city was considered by them as worse than its occupation by the Terrible Turks.

Australian troops charging an
Australian troops charging an
Ottoman trench.

Contrary to all expectations, the Terrible Turks fought bravely to defend Constantinople.

The attempted invasion turned out to be another disaster, and all the British Empire troops were withdrawn by January 1916.


New Zealand soldiers at Gallipoli.
New Zealand soldiers at Gallipoli.

Total British Empire casualties amounted to 187,000 dead, wounded, or missing. Turkish casualties amounted to 174,000 dead, wounded, or missing. Heads did roll in London and the first casualty was First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill.

Prime Minister Henry Asquith.
Prime Minister Henry Asquith.
Prime Minister from '08 to 1916.

Prime Minister Asquith's "Liberal" Government barely survived the Gallipoli Campaign.

Some heads had to roll and Winston Churchill was the first casualty of Kitchener's Gallipoli Campaign.

Winston Churchill. 1st Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 to 1915.
Winston Churchill.
1st Lord of the
Admiralty from 1911 to 1915.

It just so happened that Russia was desperately short of munitions and Britain could not meet the demand. As a result, Russia was also interested in purchasing munitions from the United States. A perfect solution was found: send Kitchener to Russia with munitions . . . and gold.

As bait, King George V received a telegram from "Tsar Nicholas II" urging him to send Kitchener to Russia. This bizarre scheme to get rid of one man was extremely costly in lives and gold . . . but Winston Churchill would rather see the gold at the bottom of the sea than in the United States!!

  HMS Hampshire: a huge battle cruiser to take Lord Kitchener on a "secret" diplomatic mission to Russia. HMS Hampshire: a huge battle cruiser to take Lord Kitchener on a "secret" diplomatic mission to Russia.

Kitchener's real mission was to take munitions and gold to hard pressed Russia.

On June 5, 1916, Kitchener's ship, HMS Hampshire exploded; 650 souls were lost, and none of the munitions or gold reached Russia!!



Admiral Jellicoe bidding farewell to Lord Kitchener on HMS Iron Duke.
Admiral Jellicoe bidding "farewell" to Lord Kitchener on HMS Iron Duke.

Secretary of State for War Kitchener was HATED by many people in the British government–not for starting the war–but for underestimating the length of the conflict. By 1916, it was bankrupting the British Empire and the Bank of England had to appeal to the United States for loans to continue the war.

Stoker Walter Farnden was
Stoker Walter Farnden was
one of only 12 survivors.

A court-martial to remove Secretary of State for War Kitchener was out of the question.

A "car accident" or poison was too obvious, so 650 men had to die to get rid of ONE man!!

Additionally, $10,000,000 in gold bullion went down with the ship!!
HMS Hampshire went down stern up like the Titanic.
HMS Hampshire went down
stern up like the Titanic.

Only 12 men survived the massive explosion that sent the ship to the bottom in 15 minutes. Many people in the British government rejoiced at the timely demise of the inflexible Kitchener, considering him an anachronism. Kitchener was the quintessential, vengeful, grab 'em by the throat "bulldog" Briton, and he would never have countenanced an indirect "Communist" Revolution as a way of getting Russia out of the war.

The West v. East conflict is still raging as intensely as ever!!

The Vatican instigated West versus East conflict is still raging as intensely as ever....The only thing that has changed since 1453 is that the Vatican has a new strategic partner in the New World called the Pentagon!!

Freedom-loving and progressive pro-Russian countries in the Mideast like Iraq, Libya, and Syria are facing regime change from the Hudson's Bay controlled Pentagon and the neo-Nazis called NATO (North Atlantic Terrorist Organization).

Terrible Turks about to breach the walls of Constantinople on May 29, 1453.
Terrible Turks about to breach the walls of Constantinople on May 29, 1453.


The siege of Constantinople was the Alamo of the East.

The heroic defenders held out for 2 months against overwhelming odds, (200,000 v. 10,000), choosing an honorable death rather than surrender and live as slaves under Islam!!


Constantinople is now called Istanbul
Constantinople is now called Istanbul.

The Turkish army numbered over 200,000 men and the Greek defenders (latter day Spartans) barely numbered 7,000, augmented by about 3,000 Geneose and Venetians.

Even with the overwhelming Turkish superiority in numbers, the key to the Fall of Constantinople was the newly invented gunpowder cannon, which demolished the massive walls of the city!

Gunpowder cannon artillery
Gunpowder cannon artillery
at work on the walls.


In 1453, gunpowder cannon were state of the art weaponry and equivalent to today's nuclear weapons.


Massive Hungarian cannon.
Massive Hungarian cannon.

The Hungarian cannon, named after the Hungarian engineer Orban, who cast the gun for the Ottoman besiegers of Constantinople. Today it belongs to the British Royal Armouries collection.

Emperor Constantine XI died defending his beloved city and his body was never recovered for the usual beheading and exhibiting as a trophy.

Vital links


Crowley, Roger. 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West. Hyperion, New York, 2005.

Casser George H. Kitchener's War: British Strategy from 1914 to 1916. Potomac Books, Washington City, 2004.

McCormick, Donald, The Mystery of Lord Kitchener's Death. Putman, London, 1959.

Royle, Trevor, The Kitchener Enigma. Michael Joseph, London, 1985.

Copyright © 2014 by Patrick Scrivener

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