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  • "Invited to the Feast" (Funeral sermon on Isaiah 25:6-9)

    10/13/2017 7:44:25 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | October 13, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Invited to the Feast” (Isaiah 25:6-9) There’s a big feast coming, and Bob is invited! In fact, his seat is already guaranteed. There’s a big feast coming, and you are invited too. That’s what I want to tell you about today, that we have been “Invited to the Feast.” What is this feast I’m referring to? It’s 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 Talabani’s body.  Talabani’s coffin, draped with the Kurdistan flag, was...
  • New photos emerge of funeral attacker with Erdogan’s 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 Erdogan’s son. Multiple photos emerged of M.A with Bilal Erdogan, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s son and with Turkish Labor and Social Security Minister Julide Sarieroglu. M.A. was among the group that attacked Hatun Tugluk’s 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
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | 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. Matthew’s:...
  • Cops turn their backs on de Blasio at slain officer’s 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 mayor’s 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
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | 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
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | 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. It’s 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 Hillary’s 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 Clinton’s — 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! Can’t 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.
  • Hundreds of mourners attend funeral for homeless veteran

    11/29/2016 5:28:40 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | November 29, 2016 7:11 pm | AP
    Diane Reiman, sister of Vietnam veteran Stephen Carl Reiman, is given the casket flag from her brother's coffin during his funeral on Tuesday morning at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville. Stephen Carl Reiman, who served in the Navy during the Vietnam war, died on Nov. 17, in Casper. He suffered from PTSD and was homeless before he was discovered in a hotel room in Sheridan with only a few belongings, including some Bruce Springsteen CDs and his autobiography. Reiman appeared to have no family until his sister was finally located. EVANSVILLE, Wyo. (AP) — Hundreds of people...
  • Two US officials to attend Fidel Castro's funeral

    11/29/2016 9:59:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 29, 2016 12:58 PM EST
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest says a high-ranking presidential adviser and the top diplomat to Cuba will represent the United States at Fidel Castro’s funeral. Earnest is emphasizing that the two are not part of a formal delegation to the service, but the appearance of deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes and Jeffrey DeLaurentis shows a commitment to an “ongoing, future-oriented relationship with the Cuban people.” DeLaurentis is awaiting Senate confirmation to be U.S. ambassador to Cuba. …
  • Obama, Biden to skip Fidel Castro's funeral

    11/28/2016 11:35:32 AM PST · by PROCON · 89 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Nov. 28, 2016 | JORDAN FABIAN
    President Obama and Vice President Biden will not attend the funeral of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, the White House said Monday. White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters to “stay tuned” as to which top U.S. officials, if any, would attend the funeral, scheduled for Dec. 4. Top Republicans have urged Obama not to attend the ceremony for Castro, 90, who died over the weekend. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) tweeted Saturday that Obama, Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry should “under no circumstance” go to Cuba for Castro’s funeral. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a...
  • Expert: The Arabs viewed Peres as a 'butcher'

    10/06/2016 12:57:10 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/6/16 | Eliran Aharon
    He noted that with the exception of Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, “not even one Arab leader” attended Peres’s funeral. “You consider him a man of peace, but as a matter of fact, in the Muslim tradition, they remember what happened in the past. You could see it in the Arab media after Peres died,” said Herrera. Peres was called “the butcher”, “the engineer of genocide against Arabs” and “the architect of apartheid and aggression against Egypt”...