Daily Archives: October 27, 2011

Muslims are Crucifying Christian Children in Iraq

Via The Eponymous Flower: Edit: found a decent translation on google with some minor corrections. Muslim militants are crucifying children to terrorize their Christian parents and encourage them to flee Iraq, yesterday was told a parliamentary committee studying the persecution of … Continue reading

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Olive Harvest at Gethsemane

At Gethsemane, in the place where Jesus prayed before he was arrested, the Franciscans carry on the tradition of the olive harvest with volunteers from all nations. Me in Gethsemane last year. A really awesome place!

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Pope Benedict XVI’s Speech in Assisi

Read it in full here.

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What Did Jerusalem Look Like in Bible Times?

For a quick snapshot of how Jerusalem expanded from the City of David, to the time of Solomon, to the time of Hezekiah, to the time of Nehemiah, to the time of Jesus—this gives a nice overview: But it’s also … Continue reading

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ECUSA Stats

68% of Episcopal parishes have an average Sunday attendance of fewer than 100. Only 4% have average Sunday attendance over 300. The Episcopal Church used to be the seventh largest and wealthiest Protestant denomination. Does anyone know their present ranking? … Continue reading

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Russian Businessman Donates 70 Icons Worth around $1m to the Church

The property developer Sergei Shmakov has spent over a year tracking down the works, which were removed from Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution and during the first world war. The Art Newspaper: A Russian businessman has donated more than 70 … Continue reading

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