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  • Ancient ashes reveal details of huge volcano

    06/04/2018 9:55:30 AM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    Archaeologists have discovered ashes from one of the biggest ever volcanic eruptions in recorded history. Excavations in Turkey’s ancient city of Smyrna, now located in Izmir, have revealed details from a Minoan eruption that took place some 3,600 years ago. Smyrna was established about 5,000 years ago by the Greek tribe of Aeolians and later inhabited by Ionians. It was mostly abandoned after it was captured by the Anatolian kingdom of Lydia in the 6th century B.C. Archaeologists say the ashes will tell them a lot about the history. “Now that we have identified those ashes with a more extensive...
  • Ill Eat Mom For Christmas: Grieving Daughter Plans To Season Turkey With Dead Mothers Ashes

    12/18/2017 3:20:29 PM PST · by EveningStar · 59 replies
    CrimeFeed (Investigation Discovery) ^ | December 18, 2017 | Catherine Townsend
    FOLKESTONE, KENT, UK A grieving woman plans to pay tribute to her late mother by seasoning her Christmas meal with her ashes, and then eating them. Debra Parsons, 41, will sprinkle the cremains of her mother, Doreen Brown, on the turkey and dessert. We will have a place laid for her and a picture of her on the table so she can be with us on the very special day, Parsons says. The mother-of-two from Kent was left distraught when her mother died in May. She told The Mirror that consuming the ashes is the only thing that...
  • Sleeping on ashes

    09/02/2017 8:42:41 PM PDT · by rey · 35 replies
    2 Sept. 2017
    I have a friend who is on a CDF crew. He says they sleep on the ashes of the fire they just fought recently to stay warm. I call foul. This sounds like the old wives' tale (why I'm not married) of sleeping inside a gutted animal to stay warm. I wold be worried that my clothing or bedding would ignite. What say you?
  • To Get Calcium, Navajos Burn Juniper Branches To Eat The Ash

    08/21/2017 9:30:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | August 21, 2017 | Laurel Morales
    Daniel Begay, who is Navajo, had always been told growing up that traditional American Indian foods were good for him. But because most American Indians are lactose intolerant, "they aren't getting that same source of calcium from dairy products," Begay says. Turns out that it's a traditional cooking method that is key to his bone health. The Navajo burn juniper branches, collect the ash and stir it into traditional dishes. The most popular: blue corn mush. Begay, a graduate student at Northern Arizona University, analyzed the amount of calcium in 27 samples of juniper from all over the reservation. But...
  • How Real Are Your Ashes? Five Meanings of the Ashes We Receive Today

    02/10/2016 7:39:44 AM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-09-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Real Are Your Ashes? Five Meanings of the Ashes We Receive Today Msgr. Charles Pope • February 9, 2016 • Photo Credit: Jaclyn Lippelmann for the Catholic Standard.As a boy, I remember wondering why so many people liked to rush to Church to get ashes smudged on their foreheads. Frankly, I had some revulsion at the idea of having dirty ashes smeared on my forehead. I didn't like it at all and would secretly rub them off when no one was looking. Today, though I'll admit I still don't like it too much, I behave myself and don't...
  • Japanese man flushes his dead wife's ashes down the loo at a supermarket saying that 'life was..."

    05/25/2015 5:18:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/15
    Japanese man flushes his dead wife's ashes down the loo at a supermarket saying that 'life was such a pain before she died' A Japanese man who hated his dead wife tried to flush her ashes down a toilet in a supermarket, local police said yesterday. Officers were baffled after ashes and human bone fragments, including a chin, were discovered in the toilet bowl at the store in Tokyo. But the 68-year-old man turned himself in to police and revealed he dumped his spouses remains there immediately after she was cremated last month.
  • Why I Don't Observe Lent

    02/18/2015 5:44:53 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 117 replies
    The Aquaila Report ^ | March 3, 2014 | Roland Barnes
    Why I Dont Observe Lent The practice of self-denial is to be the daily experience of the believer. Written by Roland Barnes | Monday, March 3, 2014 79 What merit or benefit is there in abstaining from something which God Himself has given us to enjoy and to bless our lives? If something is sinful, we ought to abstain from it, fast from it, every hour of the day, every day of the week, and every week of the year. If something is not sinful and not forbidden to us by God in His Word, then we are free to...
  • Evangelical Angst About Ash Wednesday

    02/18/2015 3:24:56 PM PST · by NYer · 380 replies
    Aleteia ^ | February 17, 2015 | DAVID MILLS
    You wouldnt think that anyone would fight about Ash Wednesday and Lent. For Catholics its part of what we do. For others its something they can use or not as they find it helpful, and increasing numbers do. Down-the-line Evangelical churches have started to hold special services for Ash Wednesday complete with ashes and to treat the Sundays after it as Sundays in Lent. Rather severely anti-sacramental Evangelicals now speak of giving things up and fasting on Fridays. I find this cheering, but my friend Carl Trueman doesnt. Carl teaches Church history at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, the...
  • Remember That Thou Art Dust (Ash Wednesday)

    02/17/2015 8:54:33 PM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 02-17-15 | David Mills
    Remember That Thou Art Dust David Mills Ash Wednesday is the holy day on which you are asked to face the facts about yourself. Letting someone smear ashes on your forehead while telling you that you are dirt is a statement that you have seen and accepted the facts about yourself, and know they’re not in your favor. And, though this isn’t as obvious, it is also a declaration of the good news.The Church doesn’t give official explanations of what her rites mean, but here’s what I think what is being said through the imposition of ashes. Even if this...
  • 9 things to know and share about Ash Wednesday

    02/17/2015 9:12:10 PM PST · by iowamark · 16 replies
    JimmyAkin.com ^ | 2/17/2015 | Jimmy Akin
    Ash Wednesday is upon us again! Here are 9 things you need to know and share . . . 1. What is Ash Wednesday? Ash Wednesday is the day that Lent begins (see: 9 things you need to know about Lent). The name comes from the fact that a particular rite is always celebrated on this Wednesday in which the faithful have ashes put on their foreheads. According to the Roman Missal: In the course of todays Mass, ashes are blessed and distributed. These are made from the olive branches or branches of other trees that were blessed the previous...
  • Jonestown Massacre Victim Remains Found in Delaware

    08/07/2014 1:18:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Aug 7, 2014
    The cremated remains of nine people who died in the 1978 American cult mass suicide and murder in a South American town have turned up in a defunct Delaware funeral home. The Delaware Division of Forensic Science visited the former Minus Funeral Home along the 200 block of Queen Street in Dover last week after receiving a request to check out the site, officials said Thursday. Once inside, officials say they found 38 containers filled with cremated remains from 1970 through the 1990s. Nine of those remains were identified as victims of the Jonestown, Guyana, massacre.
  • Police: Mall Locked Down After Man Spreads Fiance's Ashes at LensCrafters

    10/17/2013 2:40:15 PM PDT · by FeliciaCat · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/2013 | Jon David Kahn
    ARASOTA - Police said a man triggered a hazardous materials investigation on Tuesday when he attempted to spread his fiance's ashes at the Westfield Southgate Shopping Center. Police Lt. Pat Ledwith said the man was still mourning the loss of his fiance who died several months ago. She reportedly had some connection to LensCrafters which is where the grieving man spread part of her ashes at 11:20 a.m., triggering the emergency respons
  • Calgary police seeking car prowlers who desecrated womans ashes

    08/13/2013 11:00:03 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 1 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | AUGUST 13, 2013 | QMI AGENCY
    CALGARY Calgary police are looking for a group of car prowlers who desecrated the ashes of a 19-year-old crash victim. Among several cars hit during a break-in spree on Aug. 2., was a white truck, where the thieves found a green velvet pouch containing the ashes of a 19-year-old woman killed in a crash four years ago, and a green jacket that once belonged to her, police said. The heartless criminals dumped the ashes, and tossed the pouch on the ground and made off with the jacket among their ill-gotten gains. Police say some ashes were recovered, but rain...
  • Ancient city of Iasos rises out of the ashes

    09/30/2013 6:11:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Hrriyet Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 13 2011 | Dogan News Agency
    Archaeologists working on Iasos on Turkeys Aegean coast have recently discovered that the ancient city was buried under a mountain of ash caused by the explosion of Mt. Thera on Santorini 3,600 years ago. Excavation works have also revealed a sewage system that was in place in the 4,000-year-old city and tunnels to the citys theater... Spanu said columns that were found one meter underground provided vital information about the history of the city. Following the explosion of the volcano Thera, which also caused the destruction of the Minoan civilization on the islands of Crete and Santorini, the ancient city...
  • Margaret Thatchers ashes buried in London

    09/28/2013 11:39:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2013 1:43 PM EDT
    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers ashes have been laid to rest in London at a service attended by her family and closest friends. Thatcher, who led Britain from 1979 to 1990, died aged 87 in April.
  • England win the Ashes

    08/12/2013 1:10:37 PM PDT · by Maurya · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 12th August 2013 | Sam Sheringham
    An inspired spell of fast bowling from Stuart Broad catapulted England to a 74-run win over Australia in the fourth Test and sealed victory in the Ashes series. Chasing 299 for victory, Australia were well placed on 168-2 but lost their next eight wickets for 56 runs as they collapsed to 224 all out. Tim Bresnan turned the tide when he had opener David Warner caught behind for 71 and Broad followed up with a devastating burst of 6-20 in 45 balls to finish with 11 wickets in the match. A breathless and barely believable evening session, in which nine...
  • What Is It About Ash Wednesday?

    02/08/2013 3:24:39 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | February 8, 2013 | RUSSELL SHAW
    Why is it that Ash Wednesday and Lent remain relatively popular even in highly secularized times like these? It’s a serious question that touches on matters deeper than might at first be supposed.The popularity I speak of can be seen year after year on Ash Wednesday, when people–some of them perhaps not all that often in church–stream up the aisle to get their ashes. Not a few then return for Mass or Stations of the Cross on weekdays during Lent. How come?The answer can found in Blessed John Henry Newman’s insistence on the supremacy of the “real” over the...
  • Man accused of stealing and snorting ashes gets 8 years

    12/08/2012 11:49:52 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Ocala (FL) Star- Banner ^ | December 7, 2012 | Vishal Persaud
    One of the three men accused of stealing human and canine ashes from a house in Silver Springs Shores in late 2010 and snorting them was sentenced Friday to more than eight years in prison. Authorities believe Jose David Diaz-Marrero, 20, was involved in a string of burglaries in the Shores between December 2010 and January 2011. He and Waldo Soroa, 21, and Matrix Andaluz, 19, allegedly burglarized a home in the area on Dec. 15, 2010, and took urns that contained the cremated remains of Holli Tenczas father and her two beloved Great Danes, Samson and Epic. They also...
  • Neil Armstrong's ashes buried at sea

    09/15/2012 8:15:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/14/12 | Alan Boyle
    Neil Armstrong's ashes buried at seaBy Alan Boyle 18 hours ago The cremated remains of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, were committed to the Atlantic Ocean today, in accordance with the Navy flier's final wish. **SNIP** The setting for today's burial-at-sea ceremony on the Navy missile cruiser Philippine Sea, operating out of its Florida homeport, was much more intimate. Armstrong's widow, Carol, played a key role in the proceedings: Assisted by Navy Lt. Cmdr. Paul Nagy, she passed the remains overboard, then accepted the folded-up U.S. flag from from the ship's...
  • Ash (or Clean) Monday - Lent Begins (for some Catholics) - February 20, 2012

    02/20/2012 9:54:00 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Various ^ | February 20, 2012
    < Miracle of Cana in Galilee SUNDAY of Entrance to Great LentRomans 14:14-23 I know and am convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; still, it is unclean for someone who thinks it unclean. If your brother is being hurt by what you eat, your conduct is no longer in accord with love. Do not because of your food destroy him for whom Christ died. So do not let your good be reviled. For the kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the holy Spirit;...