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  • The Bible In Paintings: THE FIRST FUNERAL

    01/17/2022 5:57:33 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 8 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 Engravings•Facades•Frescoes•Illuminations•Miniatures•Mosaics•Photographs•Reliefs•Sculptures•Tapestries•WindowsG E N E S I SCHAPTER 4, VERSES 2-16 Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. New International Version ©1984, Abrdgd, EMPHASES Added 1 ANTONIO BALESTRA "The Death of Abel " 2 CAMILLE-FÉLIX BELLANGER "Abel" 3 ANTON LOSENKO "Abel" 4 FRANÇOIS-XAVIER FABRE "Mort d'Abel" 5 THOMAS COLE "The Dead Abel" 6 GIOVANNI DUPRE "Abel" 7 "The Dead Abel" 8 THOMAS COLE "The Dead Abel" 9 After TITIAN "Cain Exiled" 10 KAREL DUJARDIN...
  • The Bible In Paintings: THE FIRST MURDER

    01/16/2022 7:01:04 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 17 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 Engravings•Facades•Frescoes•Illuminations•Miniatures•Mosaics•Photographs•Reliefs•Sculptures•Tapestries•WindowsG E N E S I SCHAPTER 4, VERSE 8 Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. New International Version ©1984, Abrdgd, EMPHASES Added 1 CAMILLO BOCCACCINO "Cain and Abel" 2 PABLO PERNICHARO "Cain Killing Abel" 3 DANIELE CRESPI "Cain Killing Abel" 4 HUGO VOGEL "Cain Slays Abel" 5 JOSEP VERGARA "Cain and Abel" 6 "Kain und Abel" 7 LAZZARO PISANI "The Death of Abel" 8 PETER PAUL RUBENS "Cain Slaying Abel" 9...
  • The Bible In Paintings: FARMER CAIN and SHEPHERD ABEL

    01/15/2022 6:11:29 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 11 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 Engravings•Facades•Frescoes•Illuminations•Miniatures•Mosaics•Photographs•Reliefs•Sculptures•Tapestries•WindowsG E N E S I SCHAPTER 4, VERSES 2-7 Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. But Abel brought FAT portions from some of the FIRSTBORN of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. SO CAIN WAS VERY ANGRY, and his face was downcast. Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry?...
  • The Horrors of Communism and the Resilience of Faith in Albania

    01/14/2022 6:13:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 1/12/22 | Filip Mazurczak
    A review of Dom Simon Jubani’s harrowing, inspiring, and occasionally off-putting From the Depths of Hell I Saw Jesus on the Cross: A Priest in the Prisons of Communist Albania. Although all Communist regimes persecuted religion to varying degrees, nowhere did the anti-religious campaign employ such diabolically creative methods of cruelty, and nowhere was it as fatally thorough, as in Albania. Isolated from the rest of the world during the Cold War quite like North Korea today, few outside the western Balkans and the Albanian diaspora know much about the country’s tragic recent history. Hopefully, the shocking memoirs of Dom...
  • The Bible In Paintings: AFTER THE GARDEN

    01/14/2022 6:28:15 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 24 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 Engravings•Facades•Frescoes•Illuminations•Miniatures•Mosaics•Photographs•Reliefs•Sculptures•Tapestries•WindowsG E N E S I SCHAPTER 4, VERSES 1-2 Adam lay with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, “With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man.” Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. New International Version ©1984, Abrdgd, EMPHASES Added 1 GEORGE FREDERIC WATTS "Eve Repentant"2 THOMAS COLE "Expulsion from the Garden of Eden"3 HANS HEYERDAHL "Adam og Eva Drives ut av Paradiset" 4 "Adam & Eve" 5 "The Expulsion from Paradise" 6 BACCHIACCA "Eve with Cain and Abel"7 LUCAS...
  • Egypt - A Time of "Spiritual Awakening" in Memory of the Coptic Martyrs of Libya, Who Died Whispering the Name of Jesus

    01/13/2022 7:38:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Samalut (Agenzia Fides) - Fifteen days of "spiritual awakening" to live in grateful memory of those who died seven years ago whispering the name of Jesus while being killed by a group of jihadists. This is the proposal addressed to Egyptian Christians by the Coptic Orthodox diocese of Samalut, in the province of Minya, on the occasion of the seventh anniversary of the martyrdom of the twenty Egyptian Coptic Christians murdered on a Libyan beach in February 2015 together with their Ghanaian co-worker at the hands of a group of terrorists from the so-called Islamic State (Daesh). The liturgical and...
  • Syria - Father Jacques Mourad: the Monastery of Mar Elian, Devastated by Jihadists, Could Soon Return to Being a Place of Prayer and Peace

    01/12/2022 6:46:38 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 12/28/21
    Quaryatayn (Agenzia Fides) - The ancient Monastery of Mar Elian, located on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Quaryatayn, which in 2016 had been devastated and desecrated by jihadist militiamen, could soon return to being a place of prayer and peace for the Syrian Christians and also for their fellow Muslim destinies. It was announced with joy by Father Jacques Mourad, the monk of the community of Deir Mar Musa who was kidnapped in Mar Elian on May 21, 2015 by a commando of jihadists of the self-styled Islamic State, and lived long months of imprisonment, first in isolation...
  • The Bible In Paintings: BANISHED FROM THE GARDEN

    01/12/2022 6:44:54 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 13 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 Engravings•Facades•Frescoes•Illuminations•Miniatures•Mosaics•Photographs•Reliefs•Sculptures•Tapestries•WindowsG E N E S I SCHAPTER 3:21-24 The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. After he drove the man out, he placed on...
  • The Bible In Paintings: HIDING FROM GOD

    01/11/2022 6:03:25 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 17 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 Engravings•Facades•Frescoes•Illuminations•Miniatures•Mosaics•Photographs•Reliefs•Sculptures•Tapestries•WindowsG E N E S I SCHAPTER 3:6-14, 21 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God...
  • The Bible In Paintings: EVE TEMPTS ADAM, Part 2

    01/10/2022 6:02:25 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 40 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 Engravings•Facades•Frescoes•Illuminations•Miniatures•Mosaics•Photographs•Reliefs•Sculptures•Tapestries•WindowsG E N E S I SCHAPTER 3, VERSE 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. New International Version ©1984, Abrdgd, EMPHASES Added 1 MARCANTONIO FRANCESCHINI "Adam and Eve"2 JACOB JORDAENS "Adam and Eve"3 GUSTAVE-CLAUDE-ETIENNE COURTOIS "Adam et Eve"4 GUIDO RENI "Adam and Eve"5 BARTHOLOMEUS SPRANGER "Fall of Man"6 CJ BEHEM "Adam and Eve"7...
  • The symbolism of Jesus’ baptism at the Jordan river

    01/09/2022 9:07:53 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 01/09/22 | Philip Kosloski
    When Jesus was baptized by St. John the Baptist, it wasn’t just any body of water, or puddle, but the Jordan river. This is significant, as this spot wasn’t random, but has profound biblical symbolism. When the people of Israel were led to the “Promised Land,” they had one final hurdle to overcome: the Jordan river. The entire nation had to cross the Jordan river in order to claim the land that God had marked out for them. This action is narrated in the book of Joshua. The people then followed Joshua across the Jordan river and were saved from...
  • The Bible In Paintings: EVE TEMPTS ADAM, Part 1

    01/09/2022 6:03:13 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 36 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 Engravings•Facades•Frescoes•Illuminations•Miniatures•Mosaics•Photographs•Reliefs•Sculptures•Tapestries•WindowsG E N E S I SCHAPTER 3, VERSE 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. New International Version ©1984, Abrdgd, EMPHASES Added 1 LUCAS CRANACH the Elder "Adam and Eve in Paradise" 2 "Temptation of Adam and Eve" 3 CHRISPIJN VAN DEN BROECK "Eve Tempting Adam" 4 Source 5 ALBRECHT DÜRER "Adam and...
  • The Bible In Paintings: SATAN TEMPTS EVE

    01/08/2022 5:48:38 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 22 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 Engravings•Facades•Frescoes•Illuminations•Miniatures•Mosaics•Photographs•Reliefs•Sculptures•Tapestries•WindowsG E N E S I SCHAPTER 3, VERSES 1-6 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ ” “You...
  • Vatican Newspaper Remembers Jan. 6 Siege as Attack on U.S. Democracy

    01/06/2022 5:51:29 PM PST · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 1/6/22 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The attack on the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, 2021, “represented a direct blow to the heart of American democracy,” the Vatican newspaper said. Marking the first anniversary of the storming of the Capitol, the newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, explained to readers, “The attack on the Capitol was the degenerated development of the ‘Save America March,’ organized by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump to contest the election that had decreed his defeat.” In its Page 4 article, the newspaper noted that it took three hours to secure the building after the siege began and that, when it...
  • Abortion staffer pretends to be injured woman’s mother during 911 call

    01/06/2022 9:48:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    https://www.liveaction.org ^ | By Cassy Fiano-Chesser | January 5, 2022 , 06:41pm
    A botched abortion that is now part of a medical malpractice lawsuit is under further scrutiny following the release of the 911 call from facility staff. Markeisha Hemsley is suing Capital Women’s Services in Washington, D.C., Moore ObGyn in Maryland, and nurse Khalilah Jefferson for $30 million, claiming that a late-term abortion left her potentially infertile. Hemsley suffered a lacerated cervix, a three-inch tear in her uterus, and massive internal hemorrhaging, as well as an incomplete procedure. Jefferson, who committed the abortion, did not remove the baby’s head. Instead, it was pushed through the hole in Hemsley’s uterus, and ended...
  • The Bible In Paintings: GOD CREATES EVE

    01/06/2022 6:18:38 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 41 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 Engravings•Facades•Frescoes•Illuminations•Miniatures•Mosaics•Photographs•Reliefs•Sculptures•Tapestries•WindowsG E N E S I SCHAPTER 2, VERSES 20-25 …for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for...
  • False Teachers Update: The Seven Year Tribulation

    01/05/2022 9:50:17 PM PST · by Tzaphon · 7 replies
    Self | 01/05/2022 | Mordichai ben Avram
    False Teachers Update: The Seven Year TribulationVerse in question: [Not Realty]Daniel 9:27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering.Hebrewכז וְהִגְבִּיר בְּרִית לָרַבִּים, שָׁבוּעַ אֶחָד; וַחֲצִי הַשָּׁבוּעַ יַשְׁבִּית זֶבַח וּמִנְחָה, וְעַל כְּנַף שִׁקּוּצִים מְשֹׁמֵם, וְעַד-כָּלָה וְנֶחֱרָצָה, תִּתַּךְ עַל-שֹׁמֵם. Vav – And, Hei – The גָּבַר Strong בְּרִית covenant... And the strong covenant…גָּבַר gâbar, gaw-bar'; a primitive root; to be strong; by implication, to prevail, act insolently:—exceed, confirm, be great, be mighty, prevail, put to more (strength), strengthen, be stronger, be valiant. בְּרִית Brit...
  • Famous Flooded Bell Tower Restored, Open to the Public [Russia]

    01/05/2022 6:41:10 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 1/3/22
    Large-scale restoration work at the famous flooded bell tower in Kalyazin, Russia, has been completed, and the internationally-known site is now open to the public. “The bell tower of St. Nicholas Cathedral is known far beyond the borders of Russia. This object is interesting for tourists and historians, a significant symbol of the spiritual heritage of the Tver Province. It’s important to preserve this unique structure for future generations,” Tver Governor Igor Rudenya said while inspecting the site in May, reports the Tver administration. The restoration project won the All-Russian Competition for the Best Projects for Creating a Comfortable...
  • The Bible In Paintings: THEN GOD SAID, "LET US MAKE MAN"

    01/05/2022 6:10:52 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 54 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 Engravings•Facades•Frescoes•Illuminations•Miniatures•Mosaics•Photographs•Reliefs•Sculptures•Tapestries•Windows HAKON SOREIDE "Creation"G E N E S I SCHAPTER 1, VERSES 26-28 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill...
  • The Bible In Paintings: AND GOD SAID, "LET THERE BE LIGHT"

    01/04/2022 5:56:51 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 53 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 Engravings•Facades•Frescoes•Illuminations•Miniatures•Mosaics•Photographs•Reliefs•Sculptures•Tapestries•WindowsG E N E S I SCHAPTER 1, VERSES 2 & 3 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. NOTES: 1. God explained this surface-darkness in Job 38: "When I laid the earth’s foundation…I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness." 2. God directs our attention to the earth's surface. We are to view the following events not looking downward from outer space, but looking UPWARD from earth's surface. 3 And...