Christianity

A silent worship revival at an Episcopal church for the deaf 

December 27, 2019

The Lord’s Prayer ended with the bang of dozens of fists that landed on open palms after a circular motion and a thumbs up in a joint “Amen!”

Not a voice could be heard inside the cavernous sanctuary of Holyrood Episcopal Church-Iglesia Santa Cruz in Manhattan. There was no need for words: From the altar, the deaf congregants led the hearing ones, who from the wooden pews repeated the silent movement of their...

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Christianity Today Calls for Trump's Removal

December 20, 2019

Evangelicals just received an ultimatum: Abandon President Donald Trump, or betray your brothers and sisters in Christ.

Christianity Today—the magazine founded by the famous preacher Billy Graham, and the longtime forum for mainstream evangelical thought—has published an editorial calling for Trump to be removed from the White House. The editor in chief, Mark Galli, acknowledged that “the... Read more about Christianity Today Calls for Trump's Removal

House Speaker Pelosi rebukes reporter: 'Don't mess with me'

December 6, 2019
Finger pointing and voice hoarse, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday delivered a broadside to a reporter that might well apply to all of impeachment-era Washington: “Don't mess with me." It was a warning scarcely needed among the official set, least of all by President Donald Trump as he fights Pelosi and the Democrats in their drive to impeach him. Only a few hours earlier, Pelosi had instructed the Judiciary Committee to write articles of impeachment — formal charges — against Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate Democrat Joe Biden and resisting Congress' probe. Source: ... Read more about House Speaker Pelosi rebukes reporter: 'Don't mess with me'

Trinity Episcopal holds Native American worship service

November 22, 2019
On Sunday in commemoration of Native American Heritage Month, Trinity Episcopal Church of Redlands held its 11th annual Native American Worship Service. As the program stated, the unique service was designed to “reflect the respectful integration of elements of Native American culture and tradition within the context of the Episcopal Church's liturgy.” The service was well attended; colorful in both flavor and proceedings. Source: ... Read more about Trinity Episcopal holds Native American worship service

For Ohio priest, bilingual Mass is in English and American Sign Language

November 21, 2019
Fr. David Cornett, pastor of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Barnesville, Ohio, celebrates the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass at Assumption Church in both English and American Sign Language at the same time. In addition, he serves as an interpreter during the readings and hymns at the Mass. Cornett, who also is pastor of St. Mary Parish in Temperanceville, Ohio, said he knows there are deaf people everywhere and that there is a need for interpreters in all communities. He said deaf people are often hidden because you cannot just look at a person to know they are deaf, explaining how... Read more about For Ohio priest, bilingual Mass is in English and American Sign Language

100-year-old Marian promise still brings faith to Key West conchs

November 15, 2019
On May 25, 1922, Sister Louise Gabriel watched as the grotto she had commissioned in Key West honoring Our Lady of Lourdes was dedicated, standing as a tangible assurance that so long as the structure stood, the island would be protected from hurricanes. A member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, that have roots stretching back more than 100 years serving at Key West’s Minor Basilica of Saint Mary, Star of the Sea, Gabriel had witnessed the pain, devastation and...
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Neighborly Faith urges evangelicals to find a 'third way' to befriend Muslims

November 7, 2019
For evangelical Christians, the importance of evangelizing is right there in the name. But it’s not the best approach to building relationships with Muslims and people of other faiths, according to Matthew Kaemingk, assistant professor of Christian ethics at Fuller Seminary and author of “Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration... Read more about Neighborly Faith urges evangelicals to find a 'third way' to befriend Muslims

Easter

Easter is the festive holy day of the Christian tradition on which the church celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and victory of life over death.

de Porres, St. Martin

St. Martin de Porres (1579-1639) was born as the illegitimate son of a Spanish father and a Preuvian Indian woman. He became a Dominican monk and devoted himself to the poor. He was canonized as a saint in 1962, more than three hundred years after his death.

Valentine's Day

St. Valentine is the name of a Christian martyr, perhaps the conflation of two martyrs, of the 3rd century. The saint is honored on February 14th, a day which has come to be associated with popular traditions of love and courtships for reasons perhaps unrelated to the saint it honors.

archdiocese

An archidiocese is a particularly large or important diocese over which the archbiship has juirsdiction.

Protestant Reformation

(also: The Reformation) The Protestant Reformation is a reform movement that began in the 16th century with Martin Luther in Germany and Huldrych Zwingli and John Calvin in Switzerland. More broadly, the Reformation came to include not only the Lutheran churches, the Reformed or Calvinist traditions (Baptists, Congregationalists, Presbyterians), but also Anabaptists (Mennonites, Amish, Brethren) Anglicans, and Methodists.

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