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  • World's Largest Orthodox Church Planned Where Russia's Last Emperor was Murdered

    01/28/2020 4:58:39 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 1/25/20 | Vladimir Rozanskij
    The largest Orthodox church in the world will be built in the territory of the female monastery dedicated to the "Bread Dispenser" icon of the Mother of God. This cathedral should be capable of gathering nearly 40,000 faithful within its walls. The starets of the monastery, Igumen Sergiy (Romanov), announced the project. He is an almost legendary and rather mysterious character, with links to many Russian public figures: the Duma deputy Natalja Poklonskaja (ex-Crimean prosecutor), the hockey champion Pavel Datsjuk, the singer Aleksandr Novikov, and others, including several entrepreneurs and oligarchs, all ready to finance the grandiose project. Its construction...
  • Cathedral in Iraq's Largest Christian Town to be Rebuilt in 2020

    12/21/2019 4:23:51 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/19/19 | Courtney Mares
    Mosul, Iraq, Dec 19, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- The Great Al-Tahira Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Bakhdida remains charred black inside, five years after the Islamic State plundered and set it aflame; however, in 2020 the Syriac Catholic cathedral will be restored as Iraq’s largest Christian community fights to rebuild and regain what was lost. “It is a very significant church because it was built from the donations of local people, agriculture workers,” Fr. Georges Jahola, a parish priest from Bakhdida, told CNA. Bakhdida, also known as Qaraqosh, is located 20 miles southeast of Mosul. Fr Jahola said that the...
  • William Blake tribute: Masterpiece by Britain's 'greatest artist' lights up St Paul's Cathedral

    12/16/2019 10:04:34 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Sky News ^ | 2019
    The greatest masterpiece by one of Britain's true artistic geniuses, is to be projected onto the dome of St Paul's Cathedral, fulfilling his dream 200 years after his death. William Blake, who died in 1827, described the painting Ancient of Days as "the best I have ever finished". The artist and poet, whose talents were not fully appreciated while he was alive, had professed to wanting to see his work adorn the walls of churches and buildings.
  • French Government Moves Forward on Notre Dame Restoration Plans

    07/10/2019 7:06:49 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Crux ^ | 7/8/19 | Christopher White
    NEW YORK - Nearly three months after a fire devastated Paris’s famed Notre Dame Cathedral, France’s National Assembly moved closer to enacting legislation to approve the restoration process and timeline for one of the world’s most beloved landmarks. By a vote of 32 in favor, 7 against, and 8 abstentions, the country’s primary legislative body voted on Wednesday to adopt a resolution that establishes a national plan for accepting donations toward the rebuilding efforts and adheres to French President Emmanuel Macron’s intent to have the work done before Paris plays host to the Olympics in 2024. This marked the second...
  • NOTRE DAME WINS: Iconic French Cathedral to be Faithfully Restored

    05/29/2019 11:59:30 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 29, 2019 | Tess Mullins
    NOTRE DAME WINS: Iconic French Cathedral to be Faithfully Restored Photo: Walter MattIn the April 30th issue of The Remnant Newspaper, the week after Notre Dame burned and amid rumors of coming glass roofs and “modernists monstrosities”, Michael Matt wrote the following: And if we’re to make an educated conjecture on what will happen to Notre Dame in Paris, perhaps we should look to Notre Dame de Chartres (also UNESCO World Heritage Site) which for the past ten years has been undergoing one of the greatest state-sponsored restoration projects in Europe. The state will restore Notre Dame in all of her...
  • French Senate says Notre-Dame must be restored exactly how it was

    05/28/2019 10:01:54 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 53 replies
    The Local France ^ | 28 May 2019
    On Monday evening, the French Senate approved the government's Notre-Dame restoration bill - but added a clause that it must be restored to the state it was before the blaze, striking a blow to the government which had launched an international architecture competition to debate ideas on the restoration. The subject of the rebuilding of the cathedral - which was left badly damaged after fire tore through the roof and destroyed the spire on April 15 - has become a fraught battleground between traditionalists who want an exact restoration and others who favour a more imaginative take. Some of the...
  • Turkey: Many Celebrate the Burning of the Cathedral of Notre Dame

    05/18/2019 12:00:26 PM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | May 18, 2019 at 5:00 am | Uzay Bulut
    Turkey: Many Celebrate the Burning of the Cathedral of Notre Dame by Uzay Bulut The official Facebook page of Turkey's pro-government daily, Sabah, for example, is filled with praise for the destruction of the cathedral. Sadly, Islamic supremacism not only targets the churches of Western Christians. It targets Yazidi, Zoroastrian, Buddhist and Hindu temples too. These religious minorities in the Muslim world are completely vulnerable, defenseless and severely persecuted.... In many Muslim countries, Muslim-on-Muslim violence is also quite commonplace. The Islamic hatred of different religious groups is not about geography -- the East or the West. It is about religious...
  • Yekaterinburg cathedral protests: Beginning of the new Russian revolution

    05/16/2019 9:49:55 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Thus the revolution begins,” the SerpomPo telegram channel says, with the population ready to come into the square to defend its rights and dignity against the powers of “the mafia state, in this case, the state’s church department,” a segment of the regime which has failed to draw the necessary conclusions from its Ukrainian losses. The church hierarchs “continue to conduct themselves boldly, hoping that the bosses will provide them protection forever,” forgetting that they and their protectors have fallen into “two ‘black holes,’ corruption in the state and corruption in the church. “The atmosphere in the country is changing...

    04/24/2019 5:48:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies ^ | 4/19/2019 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    In the same article, the Post also reports on a backlash against this amazing generosity. A leader of the Yellow Vest movement says that if donors can give so much money to rebuild Notre Dame, “they should stop telling us there is no money to help deal with the social emergency.” But the donations to Notre Dame are coming from private donors. No one denies they have money. It’s the French government that’s running out. Some in the Yellow Vest movement probably favor the government taking yet more money from the wealthy “to help deal with the social emergency.” That’s...
  • What Really Caused the Notre Dame Cathedral Fire?

    04/20/2019 5:51:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/20/2019 | Frank Hawkins
    Following the horrifying fire that badly damaged one of the world’s great treasures, the mainstream media is pushing the storyline that the fire that ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was caused by an “electrical short circuit.” But the story in the Daily Mail lacks any evidence to back up that claim. A French judicial police official said investigators brought in to work out the cause of the inferno made the claims -- despite them not having been given access to the church yet for safety reasons. The official, who spoke anonymously about the ongoing investigation, said the monument...
  • Man accused of bringing gas cans to St. Patrick's Cathedral is college professor <tr>

    04/18/2019 11:22:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18 2019 | Nicole Darrah
    Man accused of bringing gas cans to St. Patrick's Cathedral is college professor, was previously arrested at another cathedral The man who allegedly brought gas cans and lighter fluid into St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City has taught philosophy at different colleges in New York and New Jersey, school officials said. Marc Lamparello, 37, was arrested on Wednesday night and was charged with attempted arson and reckless endangerment. He was taken into custody after a security guard at the cathedral on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan spotted him.
  • NYC Cathedral Suspect Had Booked 1-Way Flight to Italy

    04/18/2019 1:00:10 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/18/2019 | Marc Santia and Brian Thompson
    The man taken into custody Wednesday night after allegedly trying to walk into St. Patrick's Cathedral, in the heart of New York City, with two gasoline cans and lighter fluid had booked a one-way $2,800 flight to Italy for Thursday, police said. He was also arrested days earlier at a New Jersey church, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation tell News 4. Marc Lamparello, 37, would've been out of the country by Thursday night, NYPD officials said in announcing formal charges against him. Police said he had purchased the ticket to Rome Wednesday morning, hours before they say he...
  • Notre Dame Cathedral on Fire

    04/15/2019 10:33:16 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 750 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 15 APRIL 2019 | David Chazan, Paris James Rothwell
    Notre Dame cathedral has caught fire, according to the Parisian fire service and eyewitnesses. Footage posted online shows a large fire engulfing the upper part of the cathedral, with the flames licking around its two bell towers. A major operation was under way, the fire department added, while a city hall spokesman said on Twitter that the area was being cleared. Officials in Paris said the fire could be linked to renovation works being carried out at the cathedral. It comes after France's Saint Sulpice church , used in the filming of Dan Brown’s ‘Da Vinci Code’ thriller, caught fire...
  • At Least 20 Killed in Bombings at Philippines Cathedral During Sunday Mass

    01/27/2019 9:53:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    ktla ^ | January 27, 2019
    Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding 111 others during a Sunday Mass, officials said. Witnesses said the first blast inside the Jolo cathedral in the provincial capital sent churchgoers, some of them wounded, to stampede out of the main door. Army troops and police posted outside were rushing in when the second bomb went off about one minute later near the main entrance, causing more deaths and injuries. The military was checking a report that the second explosive device...
  • Bahrain’s Our Lady Cathedral to Become the Heart of the Catholic Community in Arabia

    07/17/2018 4:04:44 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 7/14/18
    Construction, which began with the ground-breaking ceremony, is set to last until 2021. Once completed, it will be the reference point for the community of northern Arabia. In addition to the church, it will have a residential area for the episcopal curia, a guest house and educational facilities. A time capsule was placed in its foundations with the history of the local Church and Christians.Manama (AsiaNews) – The Church of Bahrain and the Gulf recently celebrated the formal start of the construction of the new cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia, patron saint of the Arabian Peninsula. The new place...
  • 350 Yr Old Monastery, Destroyed by Nazis, Finally Restored – And it’s Mesmerizing

    06/11/2018 5:33:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 6/6/18 | Michael Tare
    A unique monastery--Russia's own Holy Land, founded by the controversial Patriarch Nikon in 1656--has finally been rebuilt in MoscowThe breathtakingly beautiful, architecturally unique and historically significant New Jerusalem monastery has occupied a place of unique veneration among Russians during its 350-year history. A few years before the Revolution, it was visited by about 35,000 people annually. It was originally founded in 1656 by Patriarch Nikon, who built it to imitate structurally and thematically the Church of Christ’s Tomb in Jerusalem. This was done so that Russians who could not make the long pilgrimage to Jerusalem could get a taste of...
  • UK Cathedral Celebrates Ramadan on Anniversary of ISIS London Bridge Attack

    06/05/2018 5:13:31 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies ^ | 06/05/2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    London's Southwark Cathedral hosted its second annual "Grand Iftar Service" on Sunday evening, marking the anniversary of the London Bridge terror attack last year. In addition to the 11 a.m. Eucharist service, the church also held a 3 p.m. Service of Commemoration for the attack, and an 8 p.m. service to celebrate the Muslim service. The Iftar service stood out, however, as it marked the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. It has not yet been reported whether or not the prayers associated with Ramadan were performed inside the cathedral, which would be a serious violation of Christian holy space. Hosting...
  • Westminster Abbey was stolen!

    11/27/2017 7:19:35 PM PST · by Coleus · 38 replies
    Westminster Abbey was stolen! As is the case with all ancient English churches, monasteries, or convents presently in the hands of the Anglicans, the famed Abbey where English monarchs are crowned and buried, was once the property of a Catholic institution. Westminister Abbey was a Benedictine monastery. While the Catholic origin of the Abbey may be well-known, especially in England, many people are unaware of who the Abbey’s heavenly patron.The Abbey dates back at least to the eighth century, but possibly before. During the time of King Saint Edward the Confessor (1003-1066), it had already been in existence as a...
  • Thousands of South Sudanese find refuge in Cathedral

    08/20/2017 6:08:50 AM PDT · by cmj328 · 3 replies
    CNA/EWTN News ^ | Aug 20, 2017
    Wau, South Sudan, Aug 20, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the civil war in South Sudan heightens, millions are fleeing their homes for safer ground, which many have found at St. Mary Help of Christian's Cathedral in Wau, the country's second largest city. “Those who flee believe that even rebels still fear God and would not slaughter civilians in the backyard of a church,” said Fr. Moses Peter, a priest at St. Mary's, according to IRIN News. “Many other churches have also taken in hundreds of people,” he said. South Sudan has been in the middle of a...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Terror in Paris as Algerian student screaming 'This is for Syria'...

    06/06/2017 9:42:12 AM PDT · by Will88 · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 7, 2017 | KELLY MCLAUGHLIN and PETER ALLEN
    BREAKING NEWS: Terror in Paris as Algerian student screaming 'This is for Syria' attacks policeman with a hammer and knives outside Notre Dame Cathedral before being shot by cop