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    06/04/2016 7:58:09 AM PDT · by SGNA · 6 replies
    Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Roman Catholic Church ^ | October 11, 1954 | Pope Pius XII
    AD CAELI REGINAM ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XII ON PROCLAIMING THE QUEENSHIP OF MARY OCTOBER 11, 1954 To the Venerable Brethren, the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other Local Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Holy See. Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Blessing. From the earliest ages of the Catholic Church a Christian people, whether in time of triumph or more especially in time of crisis, has addressed prayers of petition and hymns of praise and veneration to the Queen of Heaven. And never has that hope wavered which they placed in the Mother of the Divine King, Jesus...

    06/04/2016 7:29:33 AM PDT · by SGNA · 1 replies
    HAURIETIS AQUAS ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XII ON DEVOTION TO THE SACRED HEART MAY 15, 1956 Venerable Brethren: Health and Apostolic Benediction. 1. "You shall draw waters with joy out of the Savior's fountain."[1] These words by which the prophet Isaias, using highly significant imagery, foretold the manifold and abundant gifts of God which the Christian era was to bring forth, come naturally to Our mind when We reflect on the centenary of that year when Our predecessor of immortal memory, Pius IX, gladly yielding to the prayers from the whole Catholic world, ordered the celebration of the feast of...
  • Some Things to Know About Old Testament Harvests & Feasts

    10/12/2014 10:12:10 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 16 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 12 October 2014 | Matthew Olson
    There are several things to realize about the Old Testament harvests and feasts. The three harvests (Exodus 23:14-17) parallel the Crucifixion/Resurrection, Pentecost/The Church, and Christ's Return (1 Corinthians 15:23-24). The seven feasts of these harvests (Leviticus 23) correspond to the Church's liturgical seasons: Advent, Christmas, Ordinary, Lent, Triduum, Easter, Ordinary. The harvest seasons can be classified as such: the first (Spring/Summer) gave grain, the second (Summer) gave grapes, and the third (Summer/Fall) gave olives, figs, and more. The first, of grains, was smaller in weight -- because the other harvests were water-dense -- but the biggest source of food, as...
  • Before He Died, Richard III Lived Large

    08/24/2014 10:48:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | 8-19-14 | Rachel Nuwer
    Bone chemistry sheds light on the monarch's shifting diet throughout his brief life Richard III was only 32 years old when he was struck down at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. But according to new research, the King of England at least enjoyed some good eating throughout his life—especially in the few years leading up to his death. Scientists from the British Geological Survey and the University of Leicester analyzed Richard III's teeth, his femur and his ribs to see what they could reveal about the monarch's diet, reports. They used isotope analysis to identify chemical signatures...
  • Israel's Feasts are A Divine Schedule...Israel's Future pt 12

    And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.(Leviticus 23:1-2)God has laid out in many ways the future of Israel and of the world. Prophecy is one of them, the Song of Moses for example, Another way that the Lord has clearly told His people and whoever has ears to hear, what the future would be, is in the Festal Holidays of Israel. The word ‘feasts’ in the above cited scripture, is literally,”Appointed...
  • HOLY

    04/08/2014 7:29:12 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-8-14 | jedediah
    My substance is eternal yet Holy in that its "consistency" changes everything it touches into eternal life that receives my promise and it is then the blessings of Melchizedek are released and "all" matter is then "transfigured" into Me ( Jesus) Acts 17:28-29 28 For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring. 29 Since then we are God’s offspring, we ought not to suppose that Deity (the Godhead) is like gold or silver or stone, [of the nature of] a representation by...
  • Are the Biblical Holy Days Christian?

    04/19/2013 9:44:14 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 93 replies
    Bible Study Guide ^ | Unknown | United Church of God
    Are the Biblical Holy Days Christian Festivals? Why do most people keep holidays that are different from the festivals listed and described in the pages of the Bible? Why do most people keep holidays that are different from the festivals listed and described in the pages of the Bible? When were the biblical feasts abandoned, and why? How can we be sure which sacred days Christians should observe? Here are the answers! Jesus Himself set an example for us (1 John 2:6) in observing the sacred festivals commanded in the Holy Scriptures (Matthew 26:17; Mark 1:21; Luke 4:16, 31; John...
  • Barack Obama feasts while Rome burns. Do America’s ruling liberal elites

    08/03/2011 7:09:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/3/11 | Nile Gardiner
    I don’t think anyone will begrudge the president for celebrating his 50th birthday. It’s a big milestone in life that deserves to be marked. But does he need to do it in such an extravagant and insensitive style at a time of tremendous economic turmoil when tens of millions of Americans are hurting financially and nearly one in ten are out of work? Barack Obama is not a Hollywood celebrity or corporate mogul. He is a public official, paid for by the American people, and is expected to lead the country by example.
  • My House Doesn't Do Christmas

    12/06/2010 5:34:52 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 258 replies · 2+ views
    vanity | December 5, 2010 | Self
    My House Doesn't Do Christmas My house doesn't do Christmas...and I'm okay with that. But some who read this won't be okay with it. They may think it's strange or weird. And they're right. In America, at this point in our history, it is strange and weird NOT to observe Christmas. It hasn't always been this way in America. In fact Christmas was once banned in Boston and other American cities. This was due to the influence of the Puritans in the mid 1600's. The Puritans were a protestant religious sect who vowed not to bring anything non-biblical into their...

    10/12/2009 11:11:44 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 494 replies · 5,472+ views
    There is a storm brewing and this storm shall not stop or deviate from its path and the name of this storm is " Righteousness " " for my name's sake " ! My name is on my priests as a placard upon their foreheads and I shall not be defamed ! Therefore now I shall work my outstretched arm over the nations to perform this " My Will ", for The Father has said "This is my Son in whom I am well pleased !" . So watch now as I " well up " in my children yeah...
  • The Feast of Tabernacles: Jesus Christ Reigns Over All the Earth

    10/03/2009 7:01:58 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 74 replies · 1,553+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | 2000 | Various
    The Feast of Tabernacles: Jesus Christ Reigns Over All the Earth God's plan for mankind involves restoration. The Feast of Tabernacles symbolizes the restoration process. In his first inspired sermon after receiving the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, the apostle Peter summed up God's instruction for mankind: "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken...
  • The Day of Atonement: Removal of Sin's Cause and Reconciliation to God

    09/27/2009 7:28:34 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 7 replies · 651+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | 2001 | various
    The Day of Atonement: Removal of Sin's Cause and Reconciliation to God We have already seen—through the symbolism involved in the Passover—that Christ's shed blood atones for our past sins. In fact, atonement means reconciliation. The Day of Atonement symbolizes the reconciliation of God and all humanity. If we are reconciled to God through Christ's sacrifice, why do we need another Holy Day to teach us about reconciliation? If we are already reconciled, why do we need to fast, as commanded on the Day of Atonement? (Leviticus 23:27; Acts 27:9). What is this day's specific significance in God's master plan...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-06-09, Feast, Transfiguration of the Lord

    08/05/2009 11:24:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies · 1,307+ views American Bible ^ | 08-06-09 | New American Bible
    August 6, 2009                                 Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord       Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading 1Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 As I watched:Thrones were set upand the Ancient One took his throne.His clothing was bright as snow,and the hair on his head as white as wool;his throne was flames of fire,with wheels of burning fire.A surging stream of fireflowed out from where he sat;Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him,and myriads upon myriads attended him.The court was convened and the books were opened.As the visions during the night continued, I saw:One...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-19-09, Solemnity, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

    06/18/2009 8:31:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies · 2,398+ views American Bible ^ | 06-19-09 | New American Bible
    June 19, 2009                                 Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus       Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading 1Hos 11:1, 3-4, 8c-9 Thus says the LORD:When Israel was a child I loved him,out of Egypt I called my son.Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk,who took them in my arms;I drew them with human cords,with bands of love;I fostered them like onewho raises an infant to his cheeks;Yet, though I stooped to feed my child,they did not know that I was their healer. My heart is overwhelmed,my pity is stirred.I...
  • The Good Friday-Easter Sunday Question

    04/10/2009 10:32:45 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 1,209 replies · 8,389+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | March 2000 | Wilber Berg
    The Good Friday—Easter Sunday Question How do the biblical three days and three nights after Jesus Christ's crucifixion fit between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning? Or do they? by Wilbur Berg Consider these important facts. First, Easter Sunday is traditionally revered as the day of Jesus' resurrection—although the Bible clearly states that He had already risen before Sunday dawned in the city of Jerusalem.Second, even though Good Friday is generally observed as the traditional day of His crucifixion, Christ Himself told the disciples that He would be in the grave for all of three days and three nights. How can...
  • Why Should Christians Keep the Passover?

    04/11/2008 5:52:15 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 44 replies · 709+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | April 1998 | Allen Stout
    Why Should Christians Keep the Passover? Do you really know why Jesus had to suffer and die? What should the Passover mean for Christians today? by Allen Stout Only 3 1/2 years after He began His ministry, Jesus of Nazareth was apprehended by the religious authorities at the time of the Passover feast (Matthew 26:2; Mark 14:1). After a brief trial-while mocking Him, spitting on Him and beating Him-they took Him before the Roman authorities and accused Him of "perverting the nation, . . . saying that He Himself is Christ, a King" (Luke 23:2; Matthew 26:59-68).Pontius Pilate, the Roman...
  • Christians Who Don't Celebrate Easter: What Do They Know?

    04/03/2007 6:31:28 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 515 replies · 4,118+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | Spring 2007 | Jerold Aust
    Christians Who Don't Celebrate Easter: What Do They Know? Easter is the most important holiday for hundreds of millions of believers around the world. Yet thousands of Christians don't observe it. Do they know something that others don't? by Jerold Aust Every spring, the anticipation and excitement of Easter is electrifying for many people. Churches prepare elaborate Easter programs that illustrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Parents take time to color Easter eggs and hide them so their children can hunt for them. It's typical for TV movies this time of year to depict Easter as an enjoyable...
  • The Real Meaning of Lent

    02/20/2007 7:53:06 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 23 replies · 2,620+ views
    The Restored Church of God ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    The True Meaning of Lent What is Lent? Why is it so widely practiced by “Christians” of this world? Is it because the Bible commands it? Did Christ or any of His apostles observe Lent? What about the first century Church? What does the Bible teach about Lent? Unlike New Year’s, Christmas, Halloween, St. Valentine’s Day and other pagan holidays that are celebrated by the secular, non-religious world, the Lenten season is observed by dedicated religious believers.From Ash Wednesday to Easter, many solemnly mark their foreheads with ash, “fasting” (or abstaining from certain foods or physical pleasures) for40 days. They...
  • The Top 10 Reasons Why I Don't Celebrate Christmas

    12/09/2006 7:11:54 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 104 replies · 5,342+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | Fall 2006 | Scott Ashley
    The Top 10 Reasons Why I Don't Celebrate Christmas It’s that time of year again! You’ll soon be barraged by the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. Shoppers will soon go into spending overdrive, and when the bills arrive, some will wonder if it’s really worth it. Here’s a perspective from one who kicked the Christmas habit. by Scott Ashley Christmas is a hugely popular holiday celebrated by some 2 billion people worldwide. It's become such an ingrained part of modern culture that even people in nations with little or no Christian history or tradition are celebrating it in increasing...
  • What Day Was Jesus Born?

    11/25/2006 8:56:51 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 83 replies · 1,625+ views
    Sukkoth.htm ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    On What Day Was Jesus Born? While much of the world celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ on the 25th of December, can the actual day of Jesus' birth be determined from scripture? This question will be explored in some detail, and will yield a result that is quite intriguing. The first passage we will consider begins with the father of John the Baptist, Zacharias: Luke 1:5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her...