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  • The 6 Songs Billy Graham Picked for His Funeral

    03/05/2018 11:11:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 03/05/2018 | SARAH EEKHOFF ZYLSTRA
    As Billy Graham is laid to rest in North Carolina today, the 2,000 invited funeral attendees will listen to—or sing together—six songs. Graham, who planned his own funeral [see CT’s live report], was the one who chose them. In this, he seems to have taken the path of his longtime music director Cliff Barrows. “I want a lot of music,” Barrows instructed Billy Graham Evangelistic Association choir director Tom Bledsoe before he died in 2016. “And I want the people to sing.” Graham’s six picks: “Until Then” (Stuart Hamblen, 1958), performed by musical artist Linda McCrary-Fisher“All Hail the Power of...
  • Turkeys Erdogan wasnt allowed to speak at Muhammad Alis funeral. Now hes not going.

    06/10/2016 12:02:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Erdogan was initially on the roster of speakers on the funeral a list that includes a number of famous names, such as former president Bill Clinton and comedian Billy Crystal. However, on Monday, Ali family spokesman Bob Gunnell had said that two unnamed speakers had been added to the program, meaning that foreign guests Erdogan and King Abdullah II of Jordan would no longer be able to make an address. Gunnell told reporters that the two world leaders had been gracious and understood. But there were a number of suggestions that perhaps Erdogan had been removed from the list...
  • Billy Graham's Funeral (Is this a vanity?)

    02/24/2018 5:34:47 PM PST · by NorthWoody · 37 replies
    Been around here a long time, but this is my first post. I'm not sure if it's a vanity or not, but hopefully it's well-received. I'm wondering about people's opinion on the question of whether Billy Graham would be receiving the same (well-deserved) honors and attention after his passing if Obama the Commie was still the president. This question occurred to me on the way home tonight, and I'd like to hear what y'all think.
  • Scenes from the funeral and burial of the abbot of Optina Monastery Archimandrite Benedict (Penkov)

    02/08/2018 5:53:09 PM PST · by NRx · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 02-08-2018 | Optina Monastery
    Memory eternal! Память вечная!
  • "Invited to the Feast" (Funeral sermon on Isaiah 25:6-9)

    10/13/2017 7:44:25 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies ^ | October 13, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Invited to the Feast (Isaiah 25:6-9) Theres a big feast coming, and Bob is invited! In fact, his seat is already guaranteed. Theres a big feast coming, and you are invited too. Thats what I want to tell you about today, that we have been Invited to the Feast. What is this feast Im referring to? Its the one spoken of by the prophet Isaiah. You heard this prophecy in the reading from Isaiah 25. It begins: On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of...
  • Funeral Foibles Problems in the Celebration of Catholic Funerals

    11/15/2016 7:14:03 AM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-14-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Funeral Foibles – Problems in the Celebration of Catholic Funerals Msgr. Charles Pope • November 14, 2016 • In this month of All Souls, it is good to reflect on funerals. It concerns me that very few people today seem to understand the real purpose of a funeral. The way in which we conduct ourselves at funerals, the manner of preaching at funerals, and other visible attitudes expressed at funerals not only teach poorly, but are often a countersign of biblical and Church teaching on death, judgment, Heaven, and Hell.There are many problems, both sociological, and liturgical, that combine...
  • A Funeral Sermon Designed to Teach on the Last Things and Inspire Prayer

    11/17/2016 6:53:15 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-16-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Funeral Sermon Designed to Teach on the Last Things and Inspire Prayer Msgr. Charles Pope • November 16, 2016 • In Monday’s post, I discussed some of the more common problems with funerals; it provides background for the homily I summarize in today’s post. In it, I tried to teach on what I think are the central themes that should be emphasized in Christian funerals. I do not necessarily preach every word you see here at every funeral, but I do address these basic themes.The homily I typically give at funerals is broken into three main parts: Praise...
  • Kurdistan bids farewell to Great Uncle Jalal Talabani

    10/06/2017 4:20:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Rudaw ^ | October 6, 2017 2:30AM CDT | Rudaw
    People in Sulaimani pay tribute to the former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani. Photo: Rudaw/Sartip Othman SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region The people of Kurdistan and Iraq are preparing to say farewell to Jalal Talabani, the first elected non-Arab president of Iraq who oversaw the immediate aftermath of the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. Talabani died in Germany on Tuesday. His body left Berlin Friday morning, flying directly to the Kurdish city of Sulaimani, arriving just before midday. His wife Hero Ibrahim Ahmad and two sons Qubad and Bafel accompanied Talabanis body. Talabanis coffin, draped with the Kurdistan flag, was...
  • New photos emerge of funeral attacker with Erdogans son

    09/17/2017 3:57:10 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 16 Sep 2017, 17:19 | ANF ANKARA
    New photos have emerged of M.A. who attacked the funeral of the mother of a prominent Kurdish politician, with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogans son. Multiple photos emerged of M.A with Bilal Erdogan, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogans son and with Turkish Labor and Social Security Minister Julide Sarieroglu. M.A. was among the group that attacked Hatun Tugluks funeral in Ankara on September 13. Hatun Tugluk is the mother of Aysel Tugluk, a prominent Kurdish politician. After the attack the body of Hatun Tugluk was taken out from her grave in Ankara and she was buried in Dersim the next...
  • Mob in Turkey attacks funeral for imprisoned Kurdish politician's mother

    09/13/2017 2:29:34 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Kurdistan 24 News ^ | 9-13-17 | Ari Khalidi (Editing by Ava Homa)
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - A mob of about 50 people on Wednesday attacked a funeral ceremony in the Turkish capital of Ankara for the deceased mother of the imprisoned Deputy Co-chair of the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples Democratic Party (HDP) Aysel Tugluk. Speaking to Kurdistan 24, HDP lawmaker Adem Geveri confirmed the reports that a racist crowd assaulted Hatun Tugluk's evening funeral despite the presence of riot police and gendarmerie in the Ankara cemetery. Tugluk's mother passed away because of natural causes related to her old age in the early hours of Wednesday. The family after the assault decided...
  • Armed Antifa Protesters Crash Funeral For Charlottesville Victim

    08/17/2017 5:46:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Unfortunately, there are no straight videos, just edited affairs with editorializing and a narrator.
  • "The Last Enemy to Be Destroyed Is Death" (Funeral sermon on 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 51-57)

    08/14/2017 5:37:51 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies ^ | August 14, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    The Last Enemy to Be Destroyed Is Death (1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 51-57) Over 25 years as a pastor, I have had a number of World War II veterans as members of the congregations I have served. Homer Rouggly was one of them. In fact, Homer Rouggly might well be the last one that I will have the honor of laying to rest. That Greatest Generation is quickly passing away, and they were quite a crew. By the way, for a number of years I had two World War II veterans sitting near each other in the pews at St. Matthews:...
  • Cops turn their backs on de Blasio at slain officers funeral [Miosotis Familia]

    07/11/2017 9:22:26 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 11, 2017 | Shawn Cohen and Max Jaeger
    Cops once again turned their backs on Mayor de Blasio at a police funeral. Scores of officers who assembled for assassinated police officer Miosotis Familia on Tuesday showed Hizzoner their backs during the mayors eulogy a move reminiscent of the funeral for slain officer Wenjian Liu in 2015. --SNIP-- The protest comes after de Blasio skipped town for Germany Thursday the day after Familia was assassinated by cop-hating gunman Alexander Bonds.
  • "Created, Redeemed, and Sanctified by the Triune God" (Funeral sermon on the Apostles' Creed)

    06/16/2017 3:20:06 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 17 replies ^ | June 16, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Created, Redeemed, and Sanctified by the Triune God (Apostles Creed)Bob, Karen, Michele, friends and family of our dear sister Dottie: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. A Christian funeral service is both a time of sadness and a time of hope. It is a time of sadness, because we will miss our dear loved one. And so we grieve. However, as St. Paul tells the Thessalonians, we grieve, but not as those who have no hope. We do have hope, the only hope that works. For the Christian, our hope is firmly...
  • Newly released email: Clinton asked to fly on separate plane from Michelle Obama in 2011

    06/02/2017 2:54:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/1/17 | Mandy Mayfield
    Hillary Clinton asked a top aide in 2011 whether she could fly on a separate airplane from former first lady Michelle Obama to Betty Ford's funeral, according to a newly released email.Judicial Watch released on Thursday more than 2,000 emails from Clinton's unauthorized private email server she used as secretary of state. One of the documents revealed a conversation between Clinton and then-Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin about how she would rather not ride the same plane as Obama en route Ford's funeral in Palm Desert, Calif."I'd be honored to speak," Clinton said in reference to Betty Ford's funeral....
  • "The Good Shepherd Gives Gifts to His Sheep" (Funeral sermon on John 10:1-18, 22-30)

    05/11/2017 4:07:21 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies ^ | May 10, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    The Good Shepherd Gives Gifts to His Sheep (John 10:1-18, 22-30) The forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. So we just said we believe when we confessed the Apostles Creed. This is the faith all Christians believe. This is the faith Dorothy believed. Its the faith into which she was baptized. The forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. These are gifts given us by the Good Shepherd, our Lord Jesus Christ. They are gifts given to Dorothy. They are gifts given to you. The good news today is...
  • That time Huma was asked to plan Hillarys funeral

    03/29/2017 1:16:58 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 37 replies
    A long-time aide to Hillary Clinton sought to map out her funeral and Bill Clintons in 2010 because planning is best done when they are still with us, according to an email released on Wednesday by Judicial Watch. Capricia Marshall, who was chief of protocol for the State Department when Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state, wrote to Huma Abedin, Doug Band and Cheryl Mills on Feb. 23, 2010, saying everytime someone significant passes, I am flooded with requests about the Clintons arrangements. Planning is necessary and best done when they are still with us, she wrote...
  • The bizarre moment two women TWERK over a coffin at a funeral as mourners [tr]

    03/14/2017 9:10:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 14, 2017 | Gerard Couzens
    A bizarre video has emerged of two women twerking over a coffin as reggaeton music blasts out during a funeral. Mourners in the clip appear to all be on board with the seductive send-off, as one lifts a dancer's skirt to make sure her underwear is on display while another throws a cup of ice over her. Others can be seen slapping the girls on their backsides as they dance provocatively and a bucket of water is thrown over the pair, in the footage which is believed to have been filmed in South America.
  • Oh, the Irony: Jeep Pulling Casket of Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro Breaks Down during Procession

    12/07/2016 3:11:50 PM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    AIM ^ | December 6, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Oh, the irony! Cant trust Russian-made jeeps, huh?
  • Jeep Pulling Castro's Ashes Breaks Down During Funeral Procession, Soldiers Have To Push Vehicle

    12/04/2016 8:09:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 4, 2016
    Another picture of the soldiers pushing the Dear Leader's Jeep HERE.