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Maslenitsa: On Cheesefare Week BYZANTINE, TEXAS - February 23, 2017 ... In the old days Maslenitsa was for remembrance of the dead. So the burning of the figure of Maslenitsa means her funeral, and blini (pancakes) – coliphia. But with time the Russians longing for fun and entertainment turned the sad holiday into jolly Maslenitsa with blini – round, yellow and hot as the sun, sledding and horse sleigh riding, fistfights and mother-in-law chatting. The rituals of Maslenitsa are very unusual and interesting because they combine the end ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2017/02/maslenitsa-on-cheesefare-week.html
Honoring the Mother of God FOUNTAIN OF ELIAS - February 20, 2017 ... present Him with gifts representing royalty, prophecy and priesthood. Mothers, imagine that your child is presented to the High Priest in the temple, and he looks you directly in the eyes with love and compassion, with thankfulness that you have blessed him with the opportunity to hold your child in his arms, and he tells you that your child will be a stumbling block to your nation, even while a Savior of the world, and that you, yourself, will be pierced in the soul. ...http://fountainofelias.blogspot.com/2017/02/honoring-mother-of-god.html
"Grass Widow" TEA AT TRIANON - December 11, 2016 ... term we wrote about in 2010 . We'll take a look first at "grass widow," which now generally means a woman whose husband is temporarily away or a woman who's divorced. The phrase made its debut in English writing in the 16th century, several hundred years before "grace widow" appeared on the scene. In the 1500s, a "grass widow" was not a respectable woman. The term meant "an unmarried woman who has cohabited with one or more men," or "a discarded mistress," in the words of the Oxford English ...http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com/2016/12/grass-widow.html
Hope YOUR DAILY TRIPOD - November 25, 2016 ... and sisters have suffered for the Gospel. Some, even this very year, have died for their faith in Christ. But to all who have been faithful, living or dead, hope is the last word. A far better future awaits us. John describes it as the new Jerusalem, a place where the powers of evil are overcome, where God reigns for all eternity. It's where we all long to be, in that place where illness and suffering and death no longer exist, in that place where we join the chorus praising ...http://yourdailytripod.blogspot.com/2016/11/hope.html
Remembrance Day 2016 ST PATRICK'S CONVENT SCHOOL - November 11, 2016 ... residence to St Patrick's. Around that time, Fr Jackman enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy. He served as a Naval Chaplain for the duration of the war. On 31 st December 1945 Fr Jackman was demobilised with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After the war Fr Jackman returned to Newfoundland where he again took up duties as a parish priest. From 1948 until 1977 he was parish priest of St Edwards Parish, Kelligrews. He retired in 1977 and died four years later, in 1981. The Knights of Columbus Fr ...http://stpatricksconventschool.blogspot.com/2016/11/remembrance-day-2016.html
Dead Child Thrown Into the Trash, a Criminal Act for Mumbai's Bishop CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 30, 2016 ... life". The prelate is distraught by the story of the baby girl, who was found by police after it received a tip from a passer-by. The autopsy shows that in addition to rat bites, the body showed numerous wounds to the head and chest. According to the pathologist, this is consistent with the body being thrown from a considerable distance, as if the authors had thrown her from a moving car. According to the Catholic Church, the bishop noted, "Human life is sacred because from its beginning it ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/dead-child-thrown-into-trash-criminal.html
Vatican and Church in Argentina to Open 'Dirty War' Archives CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 27, 2016 ... Church's archives was taken at the express direction of Pope Francis, "in the service of truth, justice and peace." Francis — then Fr Jorge Mario Bergoglio — was the young Jesuit superior in Argentina during the military dictatorship, making his decision to open the archives all the more remarkable. Many senior clerics were close to Argentina's military rulers at the time and human rights groups have accused them of complicity with the regime. Francis himself had been criticised ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/vatican-and-church-in-argentina-to-open.html