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  • Historic Anglican-Oriental Orthodox Agreed Statement on the Holy Spirit Published [Filioque]

    11/15/2018 6:52:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The historic Agreed Statement between Anglican and Oriental Orthodox theologians on the Procession and Work of the Holy Spirit has been published. The statement was signed last October after lengthy discussions by members of the Anglican Oriental-Orthodox International Commission (AOOIC). It was published at this year’s meeting of AOOIC, which took place last week in Lebanon. The agreed statement is part of a series of work which has helped to heal the oldest continuing division within Christianity, a schism that goes back centuries. At the core of Agreed Statement is the controversial Filioque clause – appended to the Nicene Creed...
  • Episcopal bishop, William Love, bans gay unions on his turf [Albany NY]

    11/12/2018 9:50:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2018
    An Episcopal bishop in Albany, New York, has issued a directive banning same-sex marriages in his diocese, saying the church has been “hijacked by the ‘Gay Rights Agenda.’” The Rev. William Love says in a pastoral letter that Scripture describes same-sex relationships as “sinful.” He also says that “Satan is having a heyday bringing division into the church.” His directive Saturday comes three weeks before a resolution allowing same-sex marriages in Episcopal churches nationwide goes into effect. …
  • 1,600-Member South Carolina Congregation Wants to Leave UMC Over Homosexuality Debate

    11/07/2018 7:45:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/07/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    A large congregation in South Carolina has requested to leave the United Methodist Church over the mainline Protestant denomination's debate over homosexuality. In February 2019, the UMC will hold a special session of its General Conference to determine if the denomination will maintain its official position against homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Christ United Methodist Church of Myrtle Beach, which is said to have approximately 1,600 members, has sent a request to the South Carolina Annual Conference to leave the denomination. While their departure from the UMC has not been finalized, the congregation has already changed the church's name to simply...
  • Thomas Becket’s Bloody Tunic Returns to Canterbury 850 Years After He Died

    11/05/2018 4:44:33 PM PST · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11/4/18 | Catherine Pepinster
    Vatican to send back historic relic worn by archbishop as he was brutally murderedA bloodstained tunic belonging to Thomas Becket is to be returned to Britain from the Vatican to help mark the 850th anniversary of the murder of the former archbishop of Canterbury and the 800th anniversary of the creation of his shrine. Canterbury Cathedral, where Becket was killed in December 1170 following a bitter dispute with King Henry II, became a shrine after Pope Alexander III made Becket a saint following the murder. It drew thousands of pilgrims from England and across Europe until the shrine was destroyed...
  • Row Over Muslim Scholar's Invitation to Preach at Anglican Service [UK]

    11/02/2018 6:20:40 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 10/20/18 | Harriet Sherwood
    Blog claims sermon by imam at Oxford church contrary to ‘sacred act of divine worship’ in keeping with C of E ritesAn invitation to a distinguished Muslim scholar to preach at a eucharist service in an Oxford church on Sunday has triggered complaints from traditionalists. Monawar Hussain, who was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours last year for services to interfaith relations and the community, will deliver a sermon at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, following a request from Oxford University’s vice-chancellor, Louise Richardson. The move has been denounced by Archbishop Cranmer, a conservative Anglican...
  • Substitution - My Utmost for His Highest

    10/29/2018 1:27:27 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 1 replies
    A wonderful and deep Truth, worth of genuine reflection. Substitution He has made Him to be sin for us,…that we might be made the righteousness of God.… 2 CORINTHIANS 5:.21 The modern view of the death of Jesus is that He died for our sins out of sympathy. The New Testament view is that He bore our sin not by sympathy, but by identification. He was made to be sin. Our sins are removed because of the death of Jesus, and the explanation of His death is His obedience to His Father, not His sympathy with us. We are acceptable...
  • Precious[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/26/2018 10:23:29 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are so precious to Me I wait in The Garden for you excited at the first glimpse of our friendship about to be renewed afresh for you have captured My Heart and I am swooned and overtaken by your love for me each and every time we meet and you understand that I even come to you in the form of others dressed in My Righteousness ; True worshippers , God chasers, My True Beloved ones for all they desire is more of me however I decide to appear. So now as you receive me in this way I...
  • UK: CHURCH INVITES IMAM TO DELIVER EUCHARISTIC SERMON: But where's the reciprocity?

    10/23/2018 8:07:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/23/2018 | Robert Spencer
    Premier reported Saturday that “the Diocese of Oxford is defending its invitation to a Muslim scholar to preach at a eucharist service.” “Inter faith champion Monawar Hussain” is set to speak after the service at St Mary’s Anglican church, although “the original advert suggested he would deliver the sermon during the service.” How wonderful and broad-minded! When is the mosque going to feature a Christian priest delivering the Friday khutba? Adrian Hilton of the Archbishop Cranmer blog said: “He will no doubt be preaching about love, peace, reconciliation and tolerance, all of which would be laudable topics for an...
  • Jim Jones & Harvey Milk: The Secret History

    10/16/2018 7:44:06 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 42 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 10-15-18 | Rod Dreher
    Next month marks the 40th anniversary of two landmark events of American popular culture: the assassination of pioneering gay politician Harvey Milk, and the mass suicide of 900 members of the Peoples Temple cult. If you remember anything about the mass suicide, it’s probably that cult leader Jim Jones was a fundamentalist Christian demon whose Bible-thumping berated brainwashed followers into drinking cyanide-laced Kool-Aid. Harvey Milk, by contrast, is a folk hero. The San Francisco supervisor became a gay-rights saint because he was martyred by a right-wing fanatic. That’s the received history in both cases. But according to author Daniel Flynn,...
  • Matthew Shepard to be interred at Washington National Cathedral after public service

    10/16/2018 6:27:26 PM PDT · by NRx · 33 replies
    Episcopal News Service ^ | 10-11-2018 | David Paulsen
    Twenty years after the brutal murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard sparked national outrage, his ashes will be interred at Washington National Cathedral following a public service of remembrance. The Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for Matthew Shepard on Oct. 26 will be led by Washington Bishop Marian Budde and retired New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson, the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop and an acquaintance of the Shepard family. Until now, Shepard’s parents had not settled on a final resting place for his remains out of concern the site would be vandalized. As they approached 20 years since...
  • You ARE Alive in Christ Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/15/2018 11:55:55 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You ARE Alive in Me Your situation is about to change for the better. These days are for you, For as I stand with you and beside you it is with my momentum your life is carved. Therefore your now is My Destiny "Yeah " Prophecy coming alive to accomplish The Fathers will in "Real" time. Do you understand?! I Am your Spear head and the Living breathing Force of The ( (( Active Kingdom of Zion )) ) Budding, blossoming and bearing Live fruit before the world's very eyes and existence, for you are riding in My Chariot of...
  • Can a Democrat Be a Christian?

    10/11/2018 4:42:50 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 57 replies
    RR ^ | 10/11/18 | Jim Towers
    The way I see it, the Democrat political party is made up of Socialists, sexual perverts, druggies, criminals, Muslims and clueless people who would circumvent our laws and try to destroy our Christian nation – some just to have their fifteen minutes of supposed fame by burning and defecating on the American flag – in public. Democrats are so determined to destroy the current administration that they will say or do anything to do so. Things have gotten so out of hand that Democrats will even disrupt Senator Cruz’s meal at a restaurant or issue death threats against political opponents...
  • Catholic Schools in Ireland Can No Longer Give Priority to Catholic Students

    10/06/2018 5:34:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/3/18 | Charles Collins
    LEICESTER, United Kingdom - Catholic schools in the Republic of Ireland can no longer give preference to Catholic students. Richard Bruton, the Irish Minister for Education and Skills, made the announcement Oct. 3 on Twitter. Unlike in the United States, the government funds religious schools in Ireland, and about 96 percent of elementary schools in the country are under the patronage of a religious group, and approximately 90 percent of these schools are run by the Catholic Church. In some areas of the country - mostly in and around the capital Dublin - there are more students seeking places in...
  • [Cath Cauc] Viganò’s Verities Hang like a Black Cloud over the Vatican

    10/03/2018 5:50:14 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 3, 2018 | Elizabeth Yore
    In the Gospel of St. John, from the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, (the date of Archbishop Carlo Viganò’s second attestation), Jesus observes, “Here is a true child of Israel. There is no duplicity in him.”One can’t help but ascribe this same observation to Archbishop Viganò. His brave and bold witness rings authentic and true. There is no duplicity in him. As the messenger of the hidden and hideous, Viganò urgently proclaims the unvarnished truth to the faithful.What is next for the Church? This question hangs, like the sword of St. Michael, over the pope, bishops, and laity. We...
  • The Latest: Church council calls for Kavanaugh withdrawal

    10/03/2018 4:45:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 3, 2018 | The Associated Press
    A massive coalition of U.S. Christian churches attended by 40 million people wants Brett Kavanaugh to withdraw his Supreme Court nomination. The National Council of Churches says the conservative jurist has "disqualified himself." The group says in a statement that at last week's dramatic Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, he showed "extreme partisan bias," demonstrating he lacks the temperament to join the high court. The group says Kavanaugh told "outright falsehoods." And it is criticizing his judicial record on voting rights, health care and other issues on which the group has taken liberal-leaning positions. Kavanaugh is a Roman Catholic who has...
  • Faith No More: Questions Over a Liberal Approach as Church of Scotland Affiliation Plummets

    10/01/2018 4:47:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The Herald ^ | 9/6/18 | Martin Williams
    QUESTIONS have been raised about how the Church of Scotland’s more liberal approach will help public engagement as a new study found less than one in five say they are affiliated to the Kirk. The latest Scottish Social Attitudes survey has caused disquiet in some quarters as it reveals that those that say they belong to the Church of Scotland have fallen from 32% in 15 years ago to just 18% in 2017. It also shows the numbers that say they are Roman Catholic has dipped slightly from 13%, 15 years ago to 12% last year. But those who say...
  • Gay Marriage in Welsh Churches? Welsh Bishops Say it is 'Unjust' not to Provide for Same-Sex Couples

    10/01/2018 4:35:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 9/12/18 | David Williamson
    The leaders of the Church in Wales have started the process that could lead to gay couples marrying in churchThe Bishops of the Church in Wales say it is “unsustainable and unjust” not to make formal provisions for people who are in committed same-gender relationships. Members of the church’s governing body will today vote in a private ballot to say whether or not they agree that new arrangements are needed. This could pave the way for future legislation to open the door to gay marriage in the Church in Wales. Last year Scottish Anglicans voted to allow gay couples to...
  • Princess Alexandra of Hanover is Removed from British Line of Succession [After Becoming Catholic]

    09/28/2018 5:53:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 45 replies
    Royal Central ^ | 9/27/18 | Oskar Aanmoen
    Princess Alexandra of Hanover has been removed from the British line of succession according to Point de Vue-magazine. The 19-year-old princess is the daughter of Prince Ernst August of Hanover and Princess Caroline of Monaco. The Princess has recently become a member of the Catholic Church and this the reason why she has been removed from the British line of succession. However, she remains the 12th in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne. Princess Alexandra of Hanover is the only child of Prince Ernst August of Hanover and Princess Caroline of Monaco. She was born on July 20,...
  • Australia Cathedral Prays to 'Erotic Christ,' Calls the Trinity 'Our Queering Principle'

    09/27/2018 7:07:53 AM PDT · by NRx · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09-26-2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    On September 16, St. John's Cathedral in Brisbane held a service of "Choral Evensong for the Brisbane pride festival." The church's Facebook page posted photos of the church decked in rainbow flags, the sermon referred to the Trinity of God as the church's "queering principle," and according to reports, prayers were said to a "Rainbow Christ" and an "Erotic Christ." "The Trinity is our Queering principle, that which invites us to defy binaries and labels," Peter Catt, the cathedral's dean, declared in a sermon entitled "Queering the City of God." In that sermon, Catt praised LGBT activists in the 1990s...
  • United Methodist African Bishops Reaffirm Church's Stance Against Gay Marriage, Oppose Schism

    09/26/2018 12:14:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/26/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    he United Methodist Church's African bishops have recently reaffirmed their support for the traditional definition of marriage, as well as opposition over possible schism within the denomination. The UMC Africa College of Bishops released a statement Monday stemming from their official meeting held Sept. 3-7 in Freetown, Sierra Leone. According to their statement, the bishops held extensive discussions regarding the denomination's debate over homosexuality, which many believe may lead to the UMC splitting. "... we reaffirm our position as traditionalists and view marriage as union between Man and Woman as clearly defined in scripture and affirmed in our COB 2016...