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DABABIYA, Lebanon: Elie's mother sits on her terrace every morning in the predominantly Christian town of Dababiya in northern Akkar, a few kilometers from the Syrian border, and invites her neighbors for a coffee and a chat about the latest gossip. Her only son Elie sits with her for a while before leaving for work, and their candid conversation reveals her son's deep foreboding.
Just as sin came into the world through Eve's no to God, salvation came into the world through Mary's yes. She is "blessed" not just among women but among all of humanity.
Washington D.C., Sep 13, 2014 / 05:10 pm .- On the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Christian patriarchs denounced terrorism and emphasized the need for peaceful unity between Christians and Muslims in the Middle East. "The symbolism and significance of our presence here in Washington, D.C. on September 11 is lost to no one.
Percussionists work with potentially vast arrays of instruments, as you know if you've ever heard a typical percussion concerto. Michael Gordon's "Timber" eschews all but one, which couldn't be more basic: a board struck by mallets.
MORE FROM IDC ON TED CRUZ' DESPICABLE BEHAVIOR Patheos Sept 12 2014 September 12, 2014 by Mark Shea 0 Comments Washington, D.C. - "In 1915, a German army officer named Armin Wegner... began to document a genocide that was taking place against Armenians. Over one million people, eradicated, marched into the desert, and murdered.
HIS HOLINESS ARAM I SHARED THE CONCERNS OF MIDDLE EASTERN CHRISTIANS WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA 14:22 12.09.2014 On Thursday, September 11th, the spiritual leaders of the Middle Eastern Maronite, Armenian, Syrian Orthodox, Greek Catholic and Syrian Catholic churches who had gathered with for a Christian conference in Washington, DC, held an hour long meeting with President Obama; National Security Advisor Susan Rice and other key White House staff also attended the meeting. At the request of the patriarchs, Catholicos Aram I spoke, first offering condolences in memory of the victims on the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks in Washington DC and New York.
The civil unions measure was to have been part of a comprehensive LGBT rights bill. The hate crimes portion of the legislation passed, but the section recognizing same-sex relationships was left out.
Coca-Cola, Nike and Apple have famous logos. But none of them is known as universally as the cross.
The eighth plenary session of the International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church will take place in Amman, Jordan from 15 to 23 September, following the invitation from the Greek-Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Theophilos III.
Vatican City, Sep 12, 2014 / 09:30 am .- A statement released by the Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Turkey in November, where he is expected to participate in celebrations surrounding the orthodox feast of St. Andrew. "This morning the Holy See received the official letter of invitation from the part of the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, for a trip of Pope Francis to the country," the Sept.
Posters in Jerusalem promoting Lady Gaga's concert were covered up Friday due to their 'immodesty', after a city council member from the ultra-Orthodox Shas party sent a letter of complaint. The American singer is set to perform in Tel Aviv on Saturday night as part of the Middle Eastern leg of her artRave tour.
The trip, confirmed Friday by the Rev. Federico Lombardi, had been rumored for weeks but only became official after the Vatican received an invitation from the Turkish president Friday morning.
While the nation watched President Obama primetime address the threat of ISIS Wednesday night, something else was happening in Washington: Senator Ted Cruz was getting booed off the stage of a Christian event. Cruz is often considered a rising darling of the American Christian right.
Iraqi Christians attend mass at Saint-Joseph church in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on August 31, 2014. Watching ancient Christian communities stand nearly defenseless as Islamic militants roll across swaths of the Middle East, coalitions of Christians are banding together to sound the alarm and demand government action.
President Reuven Rivlin, who drew criticism before becoming Israel's president for broadsides against non-Orthodox Jewish streams, told a group of Conservative Jews on Wednesday that Jews are "all one family." "If my family had ended up in the United States and not in Israel, who knows what kind of synagogue I would have joined," Rivlin told the delegation at the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism in Jerusalem, according to Haaretz.
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