Category Archives: Religion

The Huron Carol

    "When we've been there ten thousand years,Bright shining as the sun,We've no less days to sing God's praise,Than when we first begun." Amazing Grace  ————– “Twas in the moon of wintertime, when all the birds had fled,That … Continue reading

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Former papal nuncio to the US. (2011-2016), Archbishop Vigano, backs Trump.

"On this occasion, Attorney General William Barr will receive the NCPB’s Christifideles Laici Award (Christ’s Faithful Laity), named after the Apostolic Exhortation On the Laity by Pope John Paul II. I would like to make myself present on this memorable occasion, in which I … Continue reading

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Haggia Sophia reborn.

" The city of Al-Sqaylabiyeh in western Hama witnessed the foundation of the stone laying ceremony for the symbolic Hagia Sophia Church, which will be a replica of the mother cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Turkey. The ceremony was held … Continue reading

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A return to the cathedral – TTG

A year ago I wrote about the little patch of woods behind my house. It was just before Easter and just after the tragic fire at the Cathedral of Notre Dame. As I sat in my gazebo this week, I … Continue reading

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He is risen …


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“The Procurator of Judea” Anatole France

    "Long did I seek her in disreputable alleys and taverns. It was more difficult to learn to do without her than to lose the taste for Greek wine. Some months after I lost sight of her, I learned … Continue reading

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Happy Passover

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Today is Friday by Ernest Hemingway

Three Roman soldiers are in a drinking-place at eleven o’clock at night. There are barrels around the wall. Behind the wooden counter is a Hebrew wine-seller. The three Roman soldiers are a little cock-eyed. 1st Roman Soldier—You tried the red? 2d Soldier—No, I … Continue reading

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“The Middle East is a complicated place” – SWMBO

This is the Iranian government erected memorial to Jewish Iranian soldiers who were killed  fighting in the Iranian Army in the Iran-Iraq War.  According to the latest data there are still about 8,500 Iranian Jews resident in the country and … Continue reading

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“Voices of Syria – Rev. Ibrahim Nseir of the Arab Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Aleppo” Tulsi Gabbard at the Presbyterian Church in Aleppo, Syria, 26 January, 2017 pl

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