Monthly Archives: June 2013

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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Every Scottish child to have a state-appointed overseer – new bill raised in Scotland’s parliament with very few reservations.

The child above is only half Scottish, while here she is flying over Great Britain. She did not have a state appointed overseer but turned out pretty good.. There have been very few reservations about the bill raised in Scotland’s … Continue reading

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1930 anti-Christian Soviet propaganda poster One Government’s War on Religion by VICTOR GAETAN– Deb DesMarteau (This first section by Fr. Orthohippo) The desire of governments to control, shape, and/or neutralize religion has been a constant in human history. Religion often … Continue reading

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How a church can sink. If  you have wondered how Scripture and Christianity can be reinterpreted to something distinctly different, here is one way. The Episcopal Church in Virginia recommends that Christians see this “new updated gospel” replacing the old … Continue reading

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The prime minister of Turkey calls the time of Christian emperors in Byzantium “a dark chapter” in history

And you thought you knew history?                                                                             Fr. Orthohippo Istanbul, May 30, 2013 The prime minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called the time of Christian emperors in Byzantium “a dark chapter” in history. In Erdogan’s view, in the … Continue reading

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