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Stern Messages from Jesus and Mary at Holy Love Ministry

Holy Love Ministry

August 31, 2015

Our Lady comes as Our Lady of Grace. She says:

“Praise be to Jesus.”

“In the world today there seems to be an unwritten code of ethics which forbids criticism of spiritual leadership. 1,118 more words


Where does the Bible say only clergy can baptize?

Where in the Bible does it explicitly state, “Only bishops and priests can baptize and confer the Holy Spirit?” Where explicitly? Nowhere.

So why do we Orthodox Christians believe this?  1,776 more words

Church History

Review of the Power of the Bishop in Western Europe 1000-1300: Episcopal Personalities Conference

This conference was held at Cardiff University on 10-12 June 2015, and brought together around two dozen scholars (mostly British, but also some from the United States and Belgium) working on mediaeval history and theology. 248 more words

the nuncio and the appointment of bishops

Archbishop Charles Brown could teach me a thing or two about smiling. Every time I’ve seen the papal nuncio to Ireland on TV or in newspaper pics, as well as on the couple of occasions I was introduced to him in person, he has been smiling – a great, big, teeth-showing smile of the kind we associate with Americans. 665 more words


Meeting of the Bishops of the Ecumenical Throne

Over the next few days a total of 140 archbishops and bishops will participate in a five-day event in Istanbul (Constantinople) between August 29 and September 2. 340 more words


External Ornaments in Heraldry

The last post on the arms of the new Territorial Abbot of St. Maurice started an interesting conversation in the comments section. Namely, about the fact that the Abbot’s arms are ensigned with only the crozier that indicates the coat of arms belongs to an abbot. 844 more words


NT Wright declaring only the fashionable part of the truth?

The ‘true truth’ is non-violent. Really? Jesus’ assault on the money changers challenges that statement, as does the image of him in Rev 19:

“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. 481 more words