Lovely church in So. Africa

UK firm steyn studio has completed the design of a chapel in south africa’s western cape province. set within a vineyard, the building’s sculptural form mirrors the outline of the surrounding mountain ranges, while simultaneously referencing the region’s distinctive cape dutch architecture. noticeably designed without a traditional spire, the roof canopy has been constructed from … Continue reading Lovely church in So. Africa

My name is Padraig, and I’m a sinner

St. Patriachus, Enlightener of Eire March 17 Saint Patrick, the Apostle of the Irish, came to Ireland where he found so much reknown, by force.  He was seized from his native Britain by Irish marauders when he was sixteen years old.  He was the  son of a deacon and a grandson of a priest, it was … Continue reading My name is Padraig, and I’m a sinner

Our Lady of Loreto in Brooklyn

 The New York Times reported back in August that the RC Church, Our Lady of Loreto in Brooklyn will be closed.  No surprise there as the RC church is looking to downsize in their stronghold of American cities, as Roman Catholics have fled the cities following the Protestants forty years earlier. What's sad is the … Continue reading Our Lady of Loreto in Brooklyn

obit: ex President of Iran Ali Rafsanjani

Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in Tehran in 2005. Credit James Hill for The New York Times  Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president of Iran and a founder of the Islamic republic, who navigated the opaque shoals of his country's theocracy as one of its most enduring, wiliest and wealthiest leaders, died on … Continue reading obit: ex President of Iran Ali Rafsanjani

What the boundaries of Biblical Israel?

from Deuteronomy16 And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto the river Arnon half the valley, and the border even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;17 The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, even … Continue reading What the boundaries of Biblical Israel?

Prophet Joel October 19

  Joel the ProphetReading from the Synaxarion:The Prophet Joel, whose name means "Yah is God," was of the tribe of Reuben, the son of Bathuel, and lived from 810 to 750 B.C. (but some say in the 7th century B.C.). His book is divided into three chapters, and is the second in order of the minor … Continue reading Prophet Joel October 19

obits: The Not-Quite Incorruptible St. Bernadette of Lourdes

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The Apodosis of the Elevation of the Cross

Apodosis of the Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross, is great holy day and used exclusively by the Greek Church. It corresponds to a feast in the Latin Church.                     Reading from the Synaxarion Saint Helen, the mother of Saint Constantine the Great (their name day is May 21st)  when she was already advanced … Continue reading The Apodosis of the Elevation of the Cross

Saint Anastasios the Persian / August 8

I could not find much about this saint  other than  he died  in 628.  He is also known as Anastasius of Persia & was a military commander in Asia Minor and Syria. After he was was tortured in Caesarea, he converted to Christianity, as he believed that the Holy Spirit had called upon him to forgive his … Continue reading Saint Anastasios the Persian / August 8