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Archbishop Samuel Prakash: New Year’s Message



 
Primates 2013 New Year’s Message

 

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Predictions

This is something I haven’t done before, but given that it’s New Year’s Eve, how about we make some predictions about the coming year? So mine are as follows:

  • 2013 will be tougher than 2012
  • The Church of England will make a way for Bishopesses
  • Israel’s gonna kick Iran back to the Stone Age
  • Persecution of Christians will increase
  • The iPad 5 will be out
  • The divide between those in the Ordinariate and those not will only grow deeper
  • The (complete) Ignatius Study Bible will be nearing completion (Scott Hahn: PLEASE!)
  • And the Blue Bulls will win the Super 15

So what do you think will happen in 2013?

Next year, this time, we’ll see how well we did! Cf. Deuteronomy 18:22.

 

Blog

The Annual Blogging Report

The annual blogging report for this blog was sent along by WordPress in the morning. So let’s see how we’ve done for the year.

      • This blog has been visited 468,881 times this year alone!

In 2011 we had just under 150,000 visitors, so the blog has grown tremendously. The blog will be exactly two years old tomorrow.

The busiest day was on the 29th February 2012 when there was 5,098 views.

So what is it that people came looking for? Here are the most popular search terms (in order) that led people to this blog:

    • Traditional Anglican Communion
    • Fr Stephen Smuts
    • Ordinariate
    • Archbishop John Hepworth
    • Benny Hinn
    • Bishop Michael Gill
    • Blackberry
    • Biblical Archaeology
    • Advent
    • Bishop Brian Marsh

Where are they from:

Most are from the USA, then Canada, the UK, Australia and South Africa. Hello all!

Of the most popular posts over the last year (2012) are:

  1. Archbishop John Hepworth the Martyr?
  2. Archbishop Louis Falk, Unity, Accountability and the Blogs
  3. Bishop Harry Entwistle (TAC) to be Ordained to the Catholic Priesthood
  4. St Mary of the Angels (TAC) Mass Excommunications
  5. I Wish I Had Known It Would Be Like This!
  6. Sponge Bob Square Pants a Bad Influence?
  7. The Traditional Anglican Communion – Christians on the move!
  8. Ad Clerum
  9. Why Catholics Can’t Be Masons
  10. It’s a Sad Day…

Sure, some of these are not always the nicest of subjects… But sadly, those who frequently bemoan the subject matter (and blogs on the whole, for that matter) rarely take the time to look in the mirror – They are, after all, usually the ones making the news…

Who commented most here?  Well based on the 1000 most recent comments, thanks and appreciation go to:

    1. Fr Robert – Irish Anglican
    2. Ioannes
    3. Michael Frost
    4. Margaret
    5. Mourad

But of course, I’m gratefully to every person who has taken the time to come and visit this blog. It’s becoming a popular spot! So let’s see what 2013 has in store for us…

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective. Unless a man starts on the strange assumption that he has never existed before, it is quite certain that he will never exist afterwards. Unless a man be born again, he shall by no means enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

– GK Chesterton

With blessings, prayers and best wishes. Happy New Year!