Pilgrim

16 Dec 18
Contemplative Pilgrims

By Elaine Knudtson “Your Grace Still Amazes Me” as sung by Philips, Dean and Craig A New and Living Way The coming of Jesus signaled a change in the old order that relied on the law as the means of pleasing God.  Jesus reinterpreted the law as “Love the Lord your God” and “Love your […]

16 Dec 18
A Pilgrim's Progress

Let the groans of the prisoners come before you;       according to your great power, preserve those doomed to die! Return sevenfold into the lap of our neighbors       the taunts with which they have taunted you, O Lord! But we your people, the sheep of your pasture,       […]

16 Dec 18
The Open View

open view web desk The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today inaugurated a new Airport Complex, and an Integrated Command and Control Centre for the Kumbh Mela, at Prayagraj.  The Prime Minister also performed Ganga Pujan, and visited the Swachh Kumbh Exhibition. He visited the Akshay Vat in Prayagraj. He also dedicated to the nation, […]

16 Dec 18
disasters

1770 Great Bengal Famine The Great Bengal Famine was a large famine in Bengal during the British rule in the period of 1769-1773. Bengal famine was caused the deaths of 10 million people in Bengal, Bihar and some parts of Odisha. 1839 Coringa Cyclone The Coringa Cyclone was one of the 10 big disasters that shook […]

16 Dec 18
Trying to Be There

Pilgrims ramble through unexpected glades, their purpose belied by their effortless strides, responding to the call of nature’s wordless preachers. Hawthorn and bramble guard with thorny blades saplings, and provide a safe place to abide for countless timid small and hungry birds and creatures.   I really enjoyed reading this article last weekend: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/26/wildwoods-britain-climate-change-northern-forest It […]

16 Dec 18
Paperdabba

Sabarimala Temple/File A group of transgenders, who were on their way to offer prayers at Sabarimala temple, were stopped here, around 60 km from the shrine, and sent back by police Sunday. The transgenders alleged that the police harassed them and said they were not banned from darshan at the shrine, but the police said […]

16 Dec 18
Hold Fast What Thou Hast

Paper 11 The Lord’s Death – Announcement Our thoughts of the Lord’s supper will be incomplete if we do not recognise that our eating the bread and drinking the cup is an announcement of the Lord’s death and has in view His coming again. Four distinct thoughts are connected with the supper: (1) Fellowship, which […]

16 Dec 18
In Search of a New Eden

  We have a lot of ideas about what constitutes a traditional Christmas, but we often fail to realize that Christmas traditions have changed a lot since the first one in Bethlehem 2018 years ago. The first recorded Christmas celebrations took place in the 4th  century and we don’t know a whole lot about them […]

16 Dec 18
Newsdiaryonline

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has allocated 1,472 hajj seats to Jigawa for the 2019 pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. Spokesman of the state Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Ibrahim Hashimu-Kanya, disclosed this in an interview in Hadejia on Sunday. He said the commission had assured the board of additional hajj seats after allocating […]

16 Dec 18
Middle East Monitor

Western tourists, a rarity in Saudi Arabia, visited this weekend under a new visa system, as one of the world’s most inaccessible countries tries to open up its society and diversify its economy away from oil. Thousands of fans flocked to Riyadh’s historic Diriyah district for Formula E, a motor sports tournament using electric vehicles, […]

16 Dec 18
The Wider Screen

Screening: ‘Old Boy‘ (2003) When I watch movies I tend to stay well within my comfortable boundaries. As a result I never expected to see something quite as brave as Oldboy. The film has awakened quite a lot of emotions in me that I never knew I could feel when watching a movie. In the […]

16 Dec 18
Travel Blog

Very few cities in the US transforms like NYC during the holidays. Parks, hotels, trains, display windows, and more become completely unrecognizable from their summer counterparts. Since there is so much to see, we’ve gathered all the info you need here to plan your perfect Christmas in NYC. Thank you CORT for sponsoring this post. All opinions are […]

16 Dec 18

Gemina

Geraldine Pilgrim – Dreams of a Winter Night Photographed by Susan McKeon.

16 Dec 18
Indian Catholic Matters

Pope Francis on December 11 appointed Bangladeshi Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario as his special envoy to the celebration of Catholic Church’s 27th World Day of the Sick to be held in Kolkata, during February 9-11, 2019. The World Day of the Sick is a feast day of the Roman Catholic Church which was instituted on 13 […]

16 Dec 18
Freddy's Blog

They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. (Matthew 2:11) The Jesus Baby Shower had a royal flair! We are told that the gifts the scholars brought were no […]

16 Dec 18
The Isle Of Thanet News

Louie’s Helping Hands and Maverick Musical Theatre Group On Sunday, December 2 MMTG Maverick Musical Theatre Group put on a performance ‘Advent Journey’ in aid of charity. They raised £150 for Louie’s Helping Hands, which provides life-changing support to children aged 2-11 living in Kent with multi-sensory impairments and physical difficulties. The charity is raising […]

16 Dec 18
Blushing Goat Chronicles

Chant: om mani padme hum (heard, live and recorded, at Boudhanath; incidentally it’s also a good scooter mantra – see below) Thursday, December 13th. Today was a big day and happily, Joe felt like himself again. We started off with a trip to Himalayan Java, where I accidentally knocked my muffin out of the waiter’s […]