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  • Solar and Lunar Eclipses in 2014-2015

    03/07/2014 2:26:54 PM PST · by Uri’el-2012 · 27 replies
    Prophecy in the News Magazine ^ | March 1, 2014 | J.R. Church
    As you may know, this year is a Sabbatical Year in the Jewish Calendar. Starting next September 29, 2008, a new Sabbatical cycle will commence. It will run for seven years and conclude with another Sabbatical Year in 2014/15. Also, you may know that Daniel’s seventieth week will be a seven year Sabbatical cycle. Students of biblical prophecy have long compared Daniel’s seventieth week with the Tribulation Period as laid out in the book of Revelation. Intrigued with the Scriptures that repeat over and over again that our Savior’s Second Coming will be heralded with signs in the heavens, in...
  • The Churching of Women and it Relation to the Feast of the Presentation

    01/31/2014 3:57:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 1/30/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    As we prepare for the Feast of the Presentation (Sunday, February 2), I though it might be appropriate to describe a liturgy of the Church that is largely lost to most today, “The Churching of Women.” To some extent it is subsumed in the modern Rite of Baptism with the blessing of the Mother, but it is not what it used to be. We CAN still celebrate this for women who ask, and I often do celebrate it especially when I do extraordinary form Baptisms.The Churching of Women is very rooted int he feast of the Presentation. Biblically this feast...
  • How George Washington Celebrated Christmas

    12/25/2013 10:57:57 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 12-25-13 | John Avlon
    The father of our nation knew how to throw a Christmas party. I’m talking thousands of pounds of bacon, gallons of homemade rye whiskey, a massive “great cake” and what he called an “attack of Christmas pies.” Everyone got four days off to celebrate at his Mount Vernon plantation and while there was no regular scheduled appearance by Santa, there was at least one recorded visit by a camel. But the abundant Christmas feasts of Washington’s later years were preceded by some years that were lean on Christmas cheer. When young George was 8 years old in 1740, his home...
  • The Real Thanksgiving Story: A Failed Experiment in Socialism

    11/24/2013 11:26:19 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 16 replies
    Living Lake Country ^ | Nov. 23, 2011 | Amy L. Geiger-Hemmer
    The Real Thanksgiving Story In the middle of December 1620 the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, leaving behind the sinfulness of the “old world” to make a “new Jerusalem” in America. Three years later, in November 1623, they had a great feast thanking God for getting them through an earlier famine, and now for a bountiful crop. What had created the earlier famine and then the bountiful crops? The story is told in the diary of Governor Bradford, who was one of the elders of that early Puritan colony. At first, they decided to turn their back on all the...
  • Uzbekistan cancels Valentine’s Day, orders medieval poetry reading

    01/24/2012 1:42:56 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    TheStar.com ^ | 1-24-12
    ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN—Authorities in Uzbekistan are, apparently, unwilling to give love a chance. The Russian news agency RIA-Novosti cited several local media in the Central Asian nation reporting Tuesday that Uzbekistan has cancelled concerts and other events for Valentine’s Day. Instead, residents in the capital of Tashkent can enjoy readings of poems by Mughal emperor Babur, who died in the 16th century. The unofficial ban on romance-related festivities echoes long-standing antagonism in Uzbekistan toward the holiday. Last year, the Turkistan newspaper described Valentine’s Day as the work of “forces with evil goals bent on putting an end to national values.” Although...
  • Vatican announces Masses, Oct. 22 feast day for Blessed John Paul [Catholic Caucus]

    04/13/2011 2:14:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    cns ^ | April 11, 2011 | Cindy Wooden
    Pope John Paul II is seen in a promotional image for the Polish-produced documentary, "John Paul II: I Kept Looking For You." Pope Benedict XVI, who watched the film April 9 at the Vatican, called his predecessor "a great contemplative and a great apostle." (CNS/ARTRAMA) By Cindy WoodenCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The feast day of Blessed John Paul II will be marked Oct. 22 each year in Rome and the dioceses of Poland. When the Vatican made the announcement April 11, it also said Catholics throughout the world will have a year to celebrate a Mass...
  • Stuffed! The 30,000-calorie Christmas feast eaten by the world's fattest mum

    12/28/2010 9:01:46 AM PST · by reagan_fanatic · 31 replies · 18+ views
    A New Jersey woman who hopes to become the fattest woman in the world got 30,000 calories closer to her 1,000lb goal with a festive feast that could have fed dozens of revellers. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1341683/Donna-Simpsons-feast-The-30-000-calorie-Christmas-feast-eaten-worlds-fattest-mum-ONE-hour-sitting.html#ixzz19QRqI3nn
  • Obamas visit troops at Hawaii base's Christmas feast (Hussein's racist slur at a holiday meal?)

    12/26/2009 11:13:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies · 3,387+ views
    12/26/09
    Link only - Obamas visit troops at Hawaii base's Christmas feast
  • The Hidden Truth About Halloween: Behind the Mask

    10/30/2009 4:35:37 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 94 replies · 1,975+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | Unknown | Various
    The Hidden Truth About Halloween: Behind the Mask Does the Bible have anything to say about the strange customs surrounding Halloween? In fact, it does—and none of it is good.While God's Holy Days in the Bible celebrate the role of Jesus Christ in bringing mankind to salvation in the eternal family of God (as explained in the following article and our free booklet God's Holy Day Plan: The Promise of Hope for All Mankind), Halloween is a celebration of the opposite—of demonism, witchcraft, death and evil spirits.God's Word makes it clear that no one should dare entertain witchcraft or act...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-14-09, Feast, Exaltation of the Holy Cross

    09/13/2009 8:32:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies · 1,259+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 09-14-09 | New American Bible
    September 14, 2009                                 Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading 1Nm 21:4b-9 With their patience worn out by the journey,the people complained against God and Moses,“Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,where there is no food or water?We are disgusted with this wretched food!” In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents,which bit the people so that many of them died.Then the people came to Moses and said,“We have sinned in complaining against the LORD and you.Pray the...
  • Shaykh hosts family feast for U.S. troops

    09/05/2009 7:51:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 780+ views
    Multinational Force Iraq ^ | Spc. Anita VanderMolen, USA
    Mr. Ali Jadaan, a local contractor in Scania, Iraq, welcomed members of the Oregon Army National Guard into his home recently for a pre-Ramadan feast. Photo by Spc. Anita VanderMolen, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team. SCANIA — Ali Jadaan, a local shaykh and contractor here, recently hosted members of the Oregon National Guard for a pre-Ramadan feast prepared by his family. "There was a lot of food, a lot of variety," said Capt. Charles Ellis, Alpha Company, 2-162 Infantry. "It was definitely harvest time with all the fresh fruit there. It was very nice."The guests enjoyed chicken and rice, meat...
  • Catholic Caucus: Feast of [God] Father of Mankind [1st Sunday in August]

    08/01/2009 11:06:41 PM PDT · by topher · 4 replies · 1,029+ views
    The Father speaks to his children ^ | July 1, 1932 and August 12, 1932 | Mother Eugenia Elizabettia Ravasio
    [Vanity introduction: Mother Eugenia Ravasio found a cure for Leprosy. How? That is unknown. But she had no background that would have given her the knowledge to do this. She copied messages from "God the Father" as a mystic. In this message, God the Father is asking for a special Feast Day. Only God the Father does not have a Feast Day in the Catholic Church.] ... July 1, 1932: Feast of the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. TO THE POPE » I turn to you, My beloved son, My Vicar, before all others, to place this work...
  • how the heck did we elect nobama???? (Mod's early Christmas present to the kitties)

    11/20/2008 11:27:06 AM PST · by HotHerculeez · 98 replies · 2,435+ views
    nyt june 2 1981 | me
    my couisn was murdered by obamas pals bill ayers and his naty wife bernadine dorhn. where the justice in electing their pal??
  • September 8 - The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary [Catholic Caucus]

    09/07/2008 5:18:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 278+ views
    The Birth of the Virgin Mary - Esteban Murillo (Louvre, Paris)   Thy birth, O Virgin Mother of God, heralded joy to all the world. For from thou hast risen the Sun of justice, Christ our God. Destroying the curse, He gave blessing; and damning death, He bestowed on us life everlasting. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. For from thou hast risen of Sun of justice, Christ our God. ­ from The Divine Office - Matins (Morning Prayer)The Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been celebrated in...
  • August 1 -Commemoration of the Holy Machabees (Dom Guéranger)(Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    08/01/2008 8:01:37 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 4 replies · 183+ views
    Dignare Me Laudare Te, Virgo Sacrata ^ | 19th century | Dom Prosper Guéranger
    (The following is excerpted from Dom Prosper Guéranger's entry in The Liturgical Year for 26 July in Volume XIII of the 1983 Marian House edition of the English translation by the Benedictines of Stanbrook.) "While the Church on earth inaugurates these days by adorning herself with Peter's chains [August 1 is also the Feast of St. Peter's Chains] as with a precious jewel, a constellation of seven stars appears for the third time in the heavens. The seven brothers Machabees preceded the sons of [St.] Symphorosa and Felicitas in the bloodstained arena; they followed divine Wisdom even before she...
  • Leaders feast on Italian fare during hunger summit

    06/03/2008 8:31:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 188+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/3/08 | Victor L. Simpson - ap
    ROME - For presidents and premiers at summits, delicacies washed down by fine wines are all part of the agenda. But the puff pastries with corn and mozzarella, pasta with pumpkin and shrimp, and rolls of thinly sliced veal served up Tuesday at a U.N. conference on fighting hunger were a contrast to bleak accounts of starving people around the world. The menu was in French but the fare was strictly Italian, served in a dining room at the headquarters of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. The repast was accompanied by a chilled white wine from Orvieto in the...
  • Infantry Leaders Attend Holiday Feast at Sheik’s Home

    01/02/2008 4:11:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 141+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Natalie Rostek
    COMBAT OUTPOST CLEARY — Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, attended an Iraqi holiday feast at the home of the head sheik of the Mada’in Qada, Sheik Nouri, Dec. 27, in Al Ja’ara. Before the feast, leaders of the Concerned Local Citizens program, Iraqi security forces, 1-15 Infantry Regiment, and village leaders held a meeting to discuss future operations and progress Ja’ara and the surrounding areas. “We specifically talked about recent incidents in the Al Bawi and Wardyah areas,” said Capt. Stephen Hemmann, Des Peres, La. Native and executive officer of Company B, 1-15 Inf. Regt. While the...
  • America Supports You: Chefs Let Wounded Troops Taste Gratitude

    12/04/2007 4:39:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 302+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2007 – In an effort to lift spirits and say “thank you” during the holiday season, 10 area chefs presented recovering servicemembers and their families with a mouth-watering meal last night. Army Staff Sgt. Mia Sidlasky receives a bowl of stew during the fifth annual Virginia Ann Wiedmaier Holiday Dinner prepared by local chefs for injured troops and their families at the Mologne House Hotel at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 2, 2007. Sidlasky is recovering from a broken back and internal injuries she suffered in July 2006 in Iraq. Photo by...
  • The Biblical Map to Jesus Christ's Return

    09/09/2007 5:07:34 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 70 replies · 988+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | August 2007 | Jerold Aust
    The Biblical Map to Jesus Christs Return Maps show the way from where you are to your final destination. The Bible provides the only spiritual map to our ultimate destiny. Doesn’t it make good sense to plan your life's journey by learning how to read the genuine biblical map? by Jerold Aust You and I may take ordinary road maps for granted, but the history of mapmaking shows that ancient peoples carefully relied on their relatively primitive maps. Noted author and professor John Noble Wilford wrote: "Before Europeans reached the Pacific, the Marshall Islanders were making stick charts. Sticks were...
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy

    04/05/2007 11:04:59 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 29 replies · 2,402+ views
    On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My Inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.* [our emphasis] On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are...
  • Question: Looking for a Religious Reference.

    12/26/2006 6:52:21 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 38 replies · 583+ views
    Bible | Dec 26, 2006 | me
    I'm trying to find a scripture where ... either Jesus or someone else in the Bible... was called to eat at a feast. He got into a discussion with someone ... who wanted to invite a servant from another room into the feast hall to dine with them. If my memory serves me well, Jesus or the disciple ask the other person, "Know you not that, in his land, it is a sin for him to eat with a Jew", (or us). My memory may be playing tricks with me. (Old age)
  • Soldiers partake in holiday feast

    11/24/2006 9:15:03 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 278+ views
    Lt. Col. Thomas Bischof (left), Multi-National Division-Baghdad Provost Marshal, serves food to Soldiers as they celebrate Thanksgiving at Camp Liberty. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. William Hatton. CAMP LIBERTY -- This wasnÂ’t GrandmaÂ’s house, but the table was full of people. They came from over the river and through woods, did route clearing, stood guard and made it in for a traditional meal. Far from home, Soldiers of the Multi-National Division-Baghdad spent Thanksgiving with each other, rather than their families. This is not a new experience for some soldiers. Sgt. John Eldridge, 372nd Military Police Battalion, 89th MP Brigade, is...
  • Rosh Hashanah and the Second Coming

    09/20/2006 10:14:32 AM PDT · by Buggman · 540 replies · 4,573+ views
    The B'rit Chadasha Pages | 9/20/06 | Michael D. Bugg
    As many of you already know, we are entering into the fall High Holy Days, comprised of the Feasts of Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles. Just as the spring Feastdays celebrate the First Coming of Messiah Yeshua, and Shavuot (Pentecost) celebrates the giving of the Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) to the Ekklesia in between the visitations of Yeshua, the Fall Feastdays look forward to His Second Coming—and in particular, the Feast of Trumpets looks forward to His Glorious Appearance in the clouds of heaven!The day which this year falls on September 23 (beginning at sundown the previous night) is known...
  • The Feast of the Holy Cross (Fr. Elfeghali's report)

    09/14/2006 11:12:05 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 471+ views
    Spiritual Friendship ^ | September 14, 2006 | Fr. Antonio Elfeghali
    It is the Feast of the Cross. This is the last feast in the summer for the Lebanese Christians. On Monday September 11, 2006, the Christians of my town gathered in the church where I gave a teaching about how to Deny oneself, Take up the cross, and Follow Jesus. This teaching was liberating especially from erroneous thoughts and concepts. People were saying after this teaching: "How simple it is to deny oneself, take up the cross and follow Jesus. We had definitely different thoughts about it." On Tuesday, I had to visit a non-Christian hospital where one man...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-14-06, Feast, Exaltation [Triumph] of the Holy Cross

    09/14/2006 6:11:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies · 488+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 09-14-06 | New American Bible
    September 14, 2006 Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Psalm: Thursday 38 Reading 1Nm 21:4b-9 With their patience worn out by the journey,the people complained against God and Moses,“Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,where there is no food or water?We are disgusted with this wretched food!” In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents,which bit the people so that many of them died.Then the people came to Moses and said,“We have sinned in complaining against the LORD and you.Pray the LORD to take the serpents from us.”So Moses prayed...
  • Meteors on the Feast of St. Lawrence

    08/09/2006 8:43:48 PM PDT · by WillOTerry · 5 replies · 479+ views
    In August of A.D. 258, the emperor Valerian ordered that all deacons, priests, and Bishops be put to death. Tradition via the Golden Legend tells us that Pope Sixtus II met with Lawrence, saying to him: "I shall not leave thee, my son, but greater strifes and battles be due to thee for the faith of Jesu Christ. We, as old men, have taken more lighter battle, and to thee as to a young man shall remain a more glorious battle of which thou shalt triumph and have victory of the tyrant, and shalt follow me within three days...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 08-06-06, Feast, Transfiguration of the Lord

    08/05/2006 1:44:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies · 284+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 08-06-06 | New American Bible
    August 6, 2006 Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Psalm: Sunday 33 Reading 1Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 As I watched: Thrones were set upand the Ancient One took his throne.His clothing was bright as snow,and the hair on his head as white as wool;his throne was flames of fire,with wheels of burning fire.A surging stream of fireflowed out from where he sat;Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him,and myriads upon myriads attended him.The court was convened and the books were opened. As the visions during the night continued, I saw: One like a Son of man coming,on the clouds of...
  • Vatican changes dates for 2008 Annunciation, St. Joseph feasts

    08/02/2006 6:30:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 494+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | August 2, 2006 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Because of conflicts in the Catholic Church's liturgical calendar, the Vatican has decided that in 2008 the dates of the feasts of St. Joseph and of the Annunciation of the Lord will be moved. Working a year and a half in advance to meet the needs of publishers of church calendars, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments published its notification on the 2008 changes in mid-July. In 2008, if the feast of St. Joseph were to be celebrated as usual on March 19, it would fall on the Wednesday of Holy Week and if...
  • Corpus Christi Around the World

    06/15/2006 10:50:08 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 23 replies · 768+ views
    People wearing traditional costume take part in a Corpus Christi procession in the village of Wackersberg, south of Munich, June 15, 2006. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY) People wearing traditional costume take part in a Corpus Christi procession in the village of Wackersberg, south of Munich, June 15, 2006. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY) People wearing traditional costume take part in a Corpus Christi procession in the village of Wackersberg, south of Munich, June 15, 2006. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY) People wearing traditional costume take part in a Corpus Christi procession in the village of Wackersberg, south of Munich, June 15, 2006. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY)...
  • What Are the Real Origins of Easter?

    04/08/2006 7:12:48 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 256 replies · 2,067+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | Spring 2006 | Jerold Aust
    What Are the Real Origins of Easter? Millions assume that Easter, one of the world's major religious holidays, is found in the Bible. But is it? Have you ever looked into Easter's origins and customs and compared them with the Bible? by Jerold Aust Easter is one of the most popular religious celebrations in the world. But is it biblical? The word Easter appears only once in the King James Version of the Bible (and not at all in most others). In the one place it does appear, the King James translators mistranslated the Greek word for Passover as...
  • Richard Simmons Obesity TV: 400,000 Weigh over 400 Pounds in US

    03/08/2006 9:48:08 AM PST · by presidio9 · 105 replies · 1,818+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Feb 16, 2006 | Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
    Fitness guru Richard Simmons, who has been offering guidance to the out-of-shape masses on his Sirius Satellite radio program of late, reveals, "Now we're going to turn it into a television show. Right now everyone is offering me certain things, but I know the show I want to do." As in his radio gig, he'll respond to people who write to him about their weight -- and life -- problems. Simmons' ebullience is on hold when he soberly discusses the epidemic of obesity in America. "Bottom line, I think, is the fact that people have low self-worth right now. People...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-22-06, Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, Apostle

    02/22/2006 7:19:36 AM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies · 1,019+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 02-22-06 | New American Bible
    February 22, 2006 Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle Psalm: Wednesday 11 Reading I1 Pt 5:1-4 Beloved:I exhort the presbyters among you,as a fellow presbyter and witness to the sufferings of Christand one who has a share in the glory to be revealed.Tend the flock of God in your midst,overseeing not by constraint but willingly,as God would have it, not for shameful profit but eagerly.Do not lord it over those assigned to you,but be examples to the flock.And when the chief Shepherd is revealed,you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Responsorial PsalmPs 23:1-3a, 4, 5, 6 R....
  • St. Brigid's Day

    02/01/2006 8:28:04 AM PST · by Catherine A · 211+ views
    Per the 1962 Missal, today's Feast is that of St. Ignatius of Antioch, but St. Brigid, though not celebrated liturgically by those using the 1962 Missal, is still honored today, especially among the Irish.BR> St. Brigid -- her name is correctly pronounced "Brigg-id" or "Bree-id" but almost never is -- was born in A.D. 451 or 452 to a pagan father (Dubthach) and Christian slave mother (Broicsech) just after the time that St. Patrick was preaching (St. Patrick died in A.D. 493). It is said a Bishop -- a follower of St. Patrick -- met the pregnant slave woman...
  • The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ

    01/13/2006 3:12:59 AM PST · by Catherine A · 5 replies · 526+ views
    The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ      With this Feast, Christmas ends liturgically, though it continues on in spirit and as a liturgical cycle until Candlemas when we recall Mary's post-birth Purification and Our Lord's Presentation in the Temple. On this, the Octave of the Epiphany, we continue to focus on the Mysteries that entered our hearts on Twelfthnight and the Epiphany, but today more specifically with regard to the Baptism of Jesus by St. John the Baptist in the River Jordan. He Whose birth we just celebrated now shows us how to be born again or...
  • Why Some Christians Don't Celebrate Christmas

    12/04/2005 7:27:20 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 327 replies · 6,361+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | Nov. 2005 | Jerold Aust
    Why Some Christians Don't Celebrate Christmas Many feel that Christmas marks Christ's birthday and that it honors Him. After all, can 2 billion professing Christians be wrong? At the same time, some few Christians don't observe Christmas, believing that Jesus didn't sanction it and that it dishonors Him. Who is right—and why? by Jerold Aust One day, years ago, someone asked me why I kept Christmas. "The Bible says to keep it," I responded. "Somewhere in the Gospel of Luke, it speaks of the nativity scene. An angel told some shepherds that were keeping their sheep in the fields at...
  • Hallowe'en - Eve of All Saints - Suggestions for Reclaiming this Christian Feast

    10/22/2005 6:44:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies · 1,304+ views
    Women for Faith and Family ^ | Helen Hull Hitchcock
    ot long ago, a friend and I were talking about children and holidays. "What am I going to do about Hallowe'en?" she asked. "My kids love planning costumes, figuring out jokes and riddles for trick-or-treating, and then there's the big night when dozens of neighbor children come to our door for handouts. But now I wonder if it's right for Christians to let our kids participate in pagan holidays like this at all."Her concern was real — and considering some of the adult Hallowe'en street celebrations in recent years, anyone would think this is a deeply pagan festivity. (The same...
  • The Biblical Feast of Trumpets: Foretelling 'the Day of the Lord'

    10/02/2005 8:40:21 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 11 replies · 330+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | September 2004 | Gary Petty
    The Biblical Feast of Trumpets: Foretelling 'the Day of the Lord' Does this ancient biblical feast hold great meaning for Christians today? by Gary Petty Every autumn the Jewish community observes a holiday called Rosh Hashanah (meaning "head of the year," because it begins the Jewish civil year). This is a biblical festival, known in Scripture as Yom Teruah, the Day of Trumpets, because the Israelites were to blow trumpets on that day (Leviticus 23:24). A shofar, or ram's horn, is blown calling the faithful to 10 days of repentance culminating in another biblical festival, Yom Kippur or the Day...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-08-05, Feast, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    09/08/2005 9:03:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies · 398+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 09-08-05 | New American Bible
    September 8, 2005Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Thursday 39 Reading IMi 5:1-4a The LORD says:You, Bethlehem-Ephrathah,too small to be among the clans of Judah,From you shall come forth for meone who is to be ruler in Israel;Whose origin is from of old,from ancient times.(Therefore the Lord will give them up, until the timewhen she who is to give birth has borne,And the rest of his brethren shall returnto the children of Israel.)He shall stand firm and shepherd his flockby the strength of the LORD,in the majestic name of the LORD, his God;And they shall remain,...
  • 1962 Sunday Missal Mass Readings/Propers for the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

    05/01/2005 10:00:49 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 17 replies · 594+ views
    Angelqueen.org ^ | May 1, 2005 | The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit
    1962 Sunday Missal Mass Readings/Propers for the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker   Colors:  White   INTROIT  Wisdom 10:17 Wisdom rendered to the just the wages of their labors, and conducted them in a wonderful way: and she was to them for a covert by day, and for the light of stars by night. [P.T. Alleluia, alleluia.] -- (Ps. 126. 1). V.: Glory be to the Father . . . -- Wisdom rendered to the just . . .   COLLECT - O God, Creator of all things, Who dost impose on man the law of work; grant...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-22-05, Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, Apostle

    02/22/2005 7:24:28 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies · 619+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 02-22-05 | New American Bible
    February 22, 2005Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle Psalm: Tuesday 11 Reading I1 Pt 5:1-4 Beloved:I exhort the presbyters among you,as a fellow presbyter and witness to the sufferings of Christand one who has a share in the glory to be revealed.Tend the flock of God in your midst,overseeing not by constraint but willingly,as God would have it, not for shameful profit but eagerly.Do not lord it over those assigned to you,but be examples to the flock.And when the chief Shepherd is revealed,you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Responsorial PsalmPs 23:1-3a, 4, 5, 6 R (1)...
  • 1962 Sunday Missal Mass Readings/Propers for the Feast of the Holy Family

    01/08/2005 2:16:23 PM PST · by AAABEST · 16 replies · 916+ views
    Angelqueen.org ^ | January 8, 2005 | The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit
    1962 Sunday Missal Mass Readings/Propers for the Feast of the Holy Family Colors:  White   INTROIT  Proverbs 23-25 The father of the Just rejoiceth greatly, let Thy father and Thy mother be joyful, and let her rejoice who bore Thee. -- (Ps.88. 2, 3). How lovely are Thy tabernacles, O Lord of Hosts! my soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord. V.: Glory be to the Father . . . -- The father of the Just . .   COLLECT - O Lord Jesus Christ, who, being subject to Mary and Joseph, didst sanctify home life...
  • 1962 Sunday Missal Mass Readings/Propers for Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus

    01/01/2005 2:09:00 PM PST · by AAABEST · 5 replies · 921+ views
    Angelqueen.org ^ | January 1, 2005 | The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit
    1962 Sunday Missal Mass Readings/Propers for Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus Colors:  White   INTROIT  Philippians 2: 10,11 In the Name of Jesus let every knee bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth: and let every tongue confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father. -- (Ps.8. 2). O Lord our Lord: how admirable is Thy Name in the whole earth! V.: Glory be to the Father . . . -- In the Name of Jesus . . .   COLLECT - O God, Who...
  • Devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus

    01/01/2005 10:15:33 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 56 replies · 1,693+ views
    Apologia ^ | n/a | n/a
    Devotion to the Holy Name Luke 2:21 "...Et vocatum est Nomen eius IESUS" ("And His Name was called JESUS") Psalm 90:14 "Because he hoped in me I will deliver him: I will protect him because he hath known My Name." Zacharias 10:12 "I will strengthen them in the Lord, and they shall walk in His Name, saith the Lord." Apocalypse 3:8 "I know thy works. Behold, I have given before thee a door opened, which no man can shut: because thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied My Name." Apocalypse 15:4 "Who shall...
  • The 1962 Missal Epistle and Gospel for The Feast of Christ the King

    10/31/2004 5:39:44 AM PST · by AAABEST · 12 replies · 328+ views
    Angelqueen.org ^ | Sunday, October 31, 2004 | The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit
    The 1962 Missal Epistle and Gospel for The Feast of Christ the King EPISTLE Colossians 1:12-20Brethren: Giving thanks to God the Father, who hath made us worthy to be partakers of the lot of the saints in light: who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the remission of sins; who is the image of the invisible God, the first born of every creature: for in Him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible...
  • Elizabeth Edwards Headlines Harkin Feast

    09/19/2004 6:32:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 932+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/19/04 | Mike Glover - AP
    Elizabeth Edwards touted a Democratic commitment to bolster rural health care Sunday, arguing that both nominee John Kerry and running mate John Edwards have long ties to rural America that give them credibility. Mrs. Edwards said her husband and Kerry virtually moved to Iowa when they campaigned for Iowa's leadoff caucuses, and have nurtured close ties to the state. "They didn't come to just the big cities like Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, they came to small towns all across this state," said Mrs. Edwards. "They didn't just talk to you _ they listened." She used prominent rural icons to...
  • Sacred Heart a Feast of God's Love, Says John Paul II

    06/18/2004 8:44:11 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies · 411+ views
    Zenit.org ^ | 6-16-04 | John Paul II
    ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome Code: ZE04061607 Date: 2004-06-16 Sacred Heart a Feast of God's Love, Says John Paul II Solemnity to Be a Day of Prayer for Sanctification of Priests VATICAN CITY, JUNE 16, 2004 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II says the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which the Church celebrates Friday, reminds the faithful of the mystery of God's love for each person. The Pope delivered that message today to pilgrims at the general audience in St. Peter's Square. "This feast reminds us of the mystery of the love of God for the people of...
  • Corpus Christi - Triumph Over Heresy

    06/02/2004 5:39:09 PM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 3 replies · 77+ views
    The Latin Mass Society ^ | February 2004
    An Augustinian prioress, a hermitess and an archdeacon, all living at Liege in the thirteenth century, are the people mainly responsible for the institution of the feast of Corpus Christi. Although the institution of the Holy Eucharist has been commemorated on Maundy Thursday since Apostolic times, the Church is concerned at this period with the Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ which overshadows remembrance of the events of the Last Supper. The first petition Some of the faithful felt that a further day to honour the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar should be established. Notable among these was...
  • December 28 - Feast of the Holy Innocents

    12/28/2003 11:55:21 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies · 660+ views
      Feast of the Holy Innocents December 28 Giotto di Bondone No. 21 Scenes from the Life of Christ Massacre of the Innocents 1304-06 -- Fresco Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua   Collect for the Feast of the Holy Innocents O God, whose praise the martyred innocents did this day proclaim, not by speaking, but by dying: Destroy in us all the malice of sinfulness, that our lives may also proclaim thy faith, which our tongues profess. Through our Lord. Amen.From the Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy The Feast of the Holy Innocents113. Since the sixth century,...
  • The Day of Atonement: Removal of Sin's Cause and Reconciliation to God

    10/03/2003 7:09:45 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 1 replies · 121+ views
    God's Holy Day Plan ^ | Spring 1998 | UCG
    The Day of Atonement: Removal of Sin's Cause and Reconciliation to God We have already seen-through the symbolism involved in the Passover-that Christ's shed blood atones for our past sins. In fact, atonement means reconciliation. The Day of Atonement symbolizes the reconciliation of God and all humanity. If we are reconciled to God through Christ's sacrifice, why do we need another Holy Day to teach us about reconciliation? If we are already reconciled, why do we need to fast, as commanded on the Day of Atonement? (Leviticus 23:27; Acts 27:9). What is this day's specific significance in God's master...
  • Feast And Famine In Europe As Global Warming Scorches Farms

    08/20/2003 4:57:27 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 251+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-21-2003 | Robert Uhlig
    Feast and famine in Europe as global warming scorches farms By Robert Uhlig, Farming Correspondent (Filed: 21/08/2003) Prophetic warnings of how global warming will play havoc with the world's agriculture appear to be coming true, according to evidence from this year's harvests in Europe and America. The long weeks of sunshine might please holidaymakers and promise a vintage year for vineyards, but the persistent drought has reduced yields by up to a quarter in many parts of Europe for major crops such as wheat, sunflower and potato. With many of the crops used as livestock feed, the shortfall is thought...