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Strange Bedfellows – Part 2

NEWS FLASH!!! Matthew: Volume 7 of Heavenly Citizens in Earthly Shoes is now available from CreateSpace (paperbacks) and Kindle (eBooks). Click on the link to the right of this page to go to Amazon and place your order. 621 more words

Church Age

Of Body Art And Beauty Politics

What crosses your mind when you see a heavily tattooed woman?

Well, I kinda was confronted by that question a couple of hours back. I walked into a shop and one of the shop attendants was a woman, with lots of tattoos on her arms as well as a large flower detailed one on her lower back. 995 more words


The Religious Spirit

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A religious spirit is a work of deception perpetuated by evil, which gives the person plagued by it a certain air of self-righteousness, but it’s more than attitude. 171 more words


A Dress That Says It All

Gong Xiv Fa Cai  恭禧發財!

So Chinese Celebrations started this week, my favourite time of year! Growing up in Malaysia Chinese New Year was an important celebration and tradition. 761 more words


Kumartuli: God's Place

Kumortuli (also spelt Kumartuli, or the archaic spelling Coomartolly) (Bengali: কুমোরটুলি) is a traditionally potters’ quarter in northern Kolkata (previously known as Calcutta), the capital of the east Indian state of West Bengal. 192 more words


For Whom the Bell Tolls

If you’ve still not knocked off “do the new” on the year’s bucket-list, we have a suggestion. Join the Wednesday Night rites of New York’s church bell ringers. 422 more words


From Offering to the Great Entrance and Back Again

Fr. Ephrem Lash gave a riveting lecture on the Divine Liturgy entitled “Translating The Liturgy: Was there a Great Entrance at the Last Supper?” (1) In it, he points out vividly that aspects of our liturgical life of offering bread and wine to become the Body and Blood of Christ grew organically from a background that began with the Last Supper, and he shows that this does not mean that each component of the Divine Liturgy today was present even in an embryonic sense at the Last Supper. 1,132 more words