Daily Archives: November 8, 2012

Patriarch Kirill On the Way to the Holy Land

OCP News: Moscow (AFP)- Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill on Friday will make his first visit to the Holy Land since becoming head of the powerful church in 2009, in a trip which underlines his global influence as a religious leader. … Continue reading

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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby: The Meteoric Rise of an ‘Astonished’ Former Oil Trader

Rising to speak in the House of Lords for the first time less than six months ago Justin Welby admitted he was “astonished” to be there at all. The Telegraph: But if his enthronement as Bishop of Durham, the fourth … Continue reading

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Blah, Blah, Blah…

The election has been a mess from start to end. New Archbishop of Canterbury – a message from the Secretary General I thought it might be helpful to clarify that the arrangements for announcing the next Archbishop of Canterbury are the responsibility of … Continue reading

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When the Living Have to Bury their Own Dead

Church-planters probably never even consider factoring this in when they start. That was certainly the case for some friends of mine in Turkey. For who would have guessed that setting up a cemetery might have to become a key feature … Continue reading

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Math Can Be Truly Painful

Now here is something I can relate to: For math-phobes, anticipation of arithmetic activates pain centers in brain.   Does the thought of 1+1=ouch? If you hate math, it might—literally. According to a new study, the mere prospect of a math … Continue reading

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This Is True, and Not Just in the USA

Wherein Fr Z reflects: The Roman historian Livy wrote about the terminal decline of the Roman Republic that “Nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus… We can bear neither our vices nor the remedies.” Alas, I fear that our vices have … Continue reading

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