Via Eponymous Flower, one of the molestation victims of a Chilean priest tells the Spanish daily El País what Pope Francis said to him in their recent meeting: “ Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you like that and he loves you like that and I …read more
Not a lot of people know this about Christianity✝ but Easter’s actually a bigger deal than Christmas🎅🏼. That was the case at least until a few 💯 years ago when Christmas became more popular. So what’s the big deal about Easter?
The Jews✡ understood the purity of God and …read more
In Christianity✝, the week just before Easter is called the Holy Week. It is also the last week of the religious season of Lent. It includes the following days:-
Palm🌴 Sunday 🌄
Palm Sunday🌴 is a Christian feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. It commemorates Jesus' voluntary entry into …
Brazil🇧🇷: In Brazil at the Mardi Gras celebrations, which happens just before Lent, the streets are filled with large processions of people👥 and floats marching, singing and dancing, over several days before Shrove Tuesday.
UK🇬🇧: Before the season of Lent on Shrove Tuesday, Pancake🍳 races are held around the UK …read more
The Easter Bunny🐇 has its origins in European folklore but is now a figure and symbol of Easter✝. It is depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs🐣. Similar to Santa Claus🎅🏼 or the Christkind👼, the Easter Bunny carries coloured eggs🍳, candy🍬, and sometimes also toys in his basket to the …read more
🔱1⃣ The name ‘Easter’ and linguistically similar names only occur in some Germanic languages. Almost all & Romance based & even Scandinavian languages use a variant of the Hebrew✡ word ‘Pesach.’ Easter was so named because it had a similar meaning to Pesach which actually means ‘Passover.’ In fact, the origins of …read more
10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
10 Porque somos feitura sua, criados em Cristo Jesus para as boas obras, as quais Deus preparou para que andássemos nelas.
10 Porque somos hechura suya …read more
3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight …read more
"Every journey has a starting point . . . and it has an end. God meant for [life] to be filled with joy and purpose. He invites us to . . . take the rest of our journey with Him." - from his 2006 book "The Journey"
"End your journey well. Don’t waste your …read more
In more than 70 years, Billy Graham, who died on Wednesday (Feb 21) at the age of 99, preached to nearly 215 million people around the world. "He was probably the dominant religious leader of his era," said William Martin, author of A Prophet With Honor: The Billy Graham Story …read more
The Rev. Billy Graham passed away in his sleep Wednesday morning, and though no family members were present, a spokesman said his passing was peaceful. "It was described by nurse and doctor as a very peaceful passing," said Mark DeMoss, a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. "He was …read more
16 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
16 E o próprio nosso Senhor Jesus Cristo nosso Deus e Pai …read more
No, says a historical geographer with the excavation at el-Araj, a site on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee in the Jordan River delta. "We did not write the headline," explains Steven Notley, distinguished professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Nyack College and academic director of …read more
Pope Francis warned leaders of the world's top 20 economies meeting in Hamburg against forming dangerous and distorting alliances that could harm the poor and migrants, in an article in Italian daily la Repubblica on Saturday.
"The G20 worries me, it hits migrants in countries in half of the world …read more
The restored tomb in which Jesus’s body is believed to have been interred after his crucifixion will be officially unveiled at a ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday.
A team of Greek scientists and restorers has completed the nine-month renovation …read more
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