Monthly Archives: June 2013

Religion is more a force for evil than a force for good? So say young Brits.


Religious figures have the least influence on the lives of young Britons – and more say religion is a force for evil than a force for good In the 2011 Census, 59% of the population described themselves as Christian and … Continue reading

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Samaritan High Priest Aharon Ben Av-Hisda died in his home on Mount Grizim


Samaritan High Priest Dies (87) By: Jewish Press News Briefs Published: April 19th, 2013 Samaritan High Priest Aharon Ben Av-Hisda died in his home on Mount Grizim on Friday. MDA emergency teams from nearby Har Bracha rushed to his home … Continue reading

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Outrage over Syrian rebels assaulting catholic monastery, killing hermit


Home / News / War knows few boundaries Syrian Turkmen rebels.(AFP Photo / Jm Lopez) Religion, Syria, Terrorism, Violence A revered Syrian monk and hermit, Father Franҫois Mourad, has been killed during an assault of the Franciscan monastery in a … Continue reading

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Pope to Lutherans: let us not lose the great things we have in common


Here again is a shift in emphasis among Catholics and Lutherans.  The “blessing” ‘May you live in interesting times’ is making an appearance among us. Not an easy or clear path, yet full of new hope. Wow. Now to watch … Continue reading

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Just what violates Jesus Christ’s teaching to care for those with the least?


North Carolina protests split on Bible’s message to help poor By CHRIS KARDISH | Associated Press View PhotoAssociated Press/The News & Observer, Travis Long – A member of the clergy is among dozens of demonstrators arrested during an act of … Continue reading

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Anglican patrimony is becoming a reality


Been wondering about Anglican converts to Roman Catholicism via the Ordinariates?  Here is one view about this experience. Fr. Orthohippo James Roberts The Tablet: 14 June 2013, 9:00 The Tablet Blog As a convert from Anglicanism I have been curious … Continue reading

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Islamists Warn Christians From Demonstrating to Topple Egyptian President


by OCP on June 17, 2013 in Featured News, News 15/6/13 Mary Abdelmassih Assyrian International News Agency (AINA) — The youth-led Tamarod (rebel) Initiative has collected more than their targeted 15,000,000 signatures calling for a no-confidence vote against President Mohammed … Continue reading

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Archbishops to ask clergy: ‘Are you having gay sex?’


Openly gay clerics will be questioned about the intimate detail of their sex life on behalf of the Archbishops of Canterbury or York before they can be considered to be a bishop, the Church of England has disclosed. Dr Jeffrey … Continue reading

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A Far Journey – Former Taliban From Afghanistan Baptized at the Monastic Republic of Mount Atho


by OCP on June 14, 2013 in Featured News, News MYSTAGOGY Source link is at article ending with many more pictures   13/6/13  (US dating: 6/13/13) Ahmed was born and raised in a village in Afghanistan in the middle of … Continue reading

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Into the Forests of Gondar…….South Gondar to be exact


This is about as remote as one can get. It has a rich history, though, mostly unknown to other Christians.  This, too, is part of our Christian heritage. (Amharic: የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን?; Transliterated Amharic: Yäityop’ya ortodoks täwahedo bétäkrestyan)  … Continue reading

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