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Maronite Christianity in Lebanon refers to adherents of the Maronite Church in Lebanon, which is the largest Christian denomination in the country. The Lebanese Maronite Christians are believed to constitute about 22% of the total population of Lebanon.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maronite_Christianity_in_Lebanon

 

Paul Saad's Photostream

 

www.maroniteschool.co.za/ ******* www.catholicchurch.co.za/

IBeTTeR oN BLaCKI

 

HaPPY HoLiDaY WeeKeND

   

Wish you again a wonderful happy weekend and for those who are going away or take a break

 

a fantastic x-mas celebration and all the best for 2010.

           

Play it loud………..

♪♪♫ L I S T e N ♪♪♫♪♪♫

  

The Son confers with the Father one last time before stepping out of Eternity to save mankind.

 

Stylistically inspired by some of Nannan Zhang's earlier work.

Cathedral

 

One more time, the interior of the beautiful cathedral of Málaga.

So, we have made the choice to visit the cathedral , a decision that was absolutely the right one.

 

Short desciption

The Cathedral of Málaga is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Málaga in Andalusia in southern Spain. It is in the Renaissancearchitectural tradition. The cathedral is located within the limits defined by a now missing portion of the medieval Moorish walls, the remains of which surround the nearby Alcazaba and the Castle of Gibralfaro. It was constructed between 1528 and 1782, following the plans drawn by Diego de Siloe; its interior is also in Renaissance style.

 

The outstanding interior and personal feelings

There are so many things to tell about the magnificent interior, the overwhelming pillars, the beautiful paintings and statues. If you're a roman catholic or not, one can admire the artists and the craftsmanship. If you are a catholic or not, you can really feel the higher spirit of this beautitful church of christianity.

 

From the archives , a special for Good Friday.

 

On of the most beautiful Catholic Churches inside and out that I have ever seen.

 

Today, Gesù Catholic Church remains the spiritual center of downtown Miami. As the oldest church in South Florida, Gesù invites all to visit this historic landmark that has been serving South Florida’s Catholic community for nearly 120 years.

 

The Fathers of the Society of Jesus have been instrumental in the establishment of Gesù Catholic Church from its inception. Gesù Parish was established as a result of the large Catholic community present in Miami. The original wooden church was built on land donated by Henry Flagler, and as Miami began to grow the need for a larger Church became a necessity. In 1921, the first cornerstone of this concrete and steel structure was laid to suit the needs of the growing Catholic community in Miami.

 

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Cathedral

 

The exterior of the beautiful cathedral of Málaga.

So, we have made the choice to visit the cathedral , a decision that was absolutely the right one.

 

Short desciption

The Cathedral of Málaga is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Málaga in Andalusia in southern Spain. It is in the Renaissancearchitectural tradition. The cathedral is located within the limits defined by a now missing portion of the medieval Moorish walls, the remains of which surround the nearby Alcazaba and the Castle of Gibralfaro. It was constructed between 1528 and 1782, following the plans drawn by Diego de Siloe; its interior is also in Renaissance style.

- I took this photo on visit to family and was very interested by the way in which light balance affected the mood of a shot

 

- This picture comes as a result of a few hours worth of experimenting

Cathedral

 

The interior of the beautiful cathedral of Málaga.

So, we have made the choice to visit the cathedral , a decision that was absolutely the right one.

 

Short desciption

The Cathedral of Málaga is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Málaga in Andalusia in southern Spain. It is in the Renaissancearchitectural tradition. The cathedral is located within the limits defined by a now missing portion of the medieval Moorish walls, the remains of which surround the nearby Alcazaba and the Castle of Gibralfaro. It was constructed between 1528 and 1782, following the plans drawn by Diego de Siloe; its interior is also in Renaissance style.

 

The outstanding interior and personal feelings

There are so many things to tell about the magnificent interior, the overwhelming pillars, the beautiful paintings and statues. If you're a roman catholic or not, one can admire the artists and the craftsmanship. If you are a catholic or not, you can really feel the higher spirit of this beautitful church of christianity.

Ribeira Grande, São Miguel - Azores, Portugal

The interior of the beautiful cathedral of Málaga.

So, we have made the choice to visit the cathedral , a decision that was absolutely the right one.

 

Short desciption

The Cathedral of Málaga is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Málaga in Andalusia in southern Spain. It is in the Renaissance architectural tradition. The cathedral is located within the limits defined by a now missing portion of the medieval Moorish walls, the remains of which surround the nearby Alcazaba and the Castle of Gibralfaro. It was constructed between 1528 and 1782, following the plans drawn by Diego de Siloe; its interior is also in Renaissance style.

 

The outstanding interior and personal feelings

There are so many things to tell about the magnificent interior, the overwhelming pillars, the beautiful paintings and statues. If you're a roman catholic or not, one can admire the artists and the craftsmanship. If you are a catholic or not, you can really feel the higher spirit of this beautitful church of christianity.

Maronite Christianity in Lebanon refers to adherents of the Maronite Church in Lebanon, which is the largest Christian denomination in the country. The Lebanese Maronite Christians are believed to constitute about 22% of the total population of Lebanon.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maronite_Christianity_in_Lebanon

 

Paul Saad's Photostream

 

www.maroniteschool.co.za/ ******* www.catholicchurch.co.za/

Canon 100mm, f/ 2.8, macro lens.

Let’s talk about Christianity for a minute.

 

Someone I recently become acquainted with told me I was going to Hell. Actually I asked them if they thought I was going to Hell and they concurred.

 

Which really actually doesn’t make any sense. You see, I am a good father, care about the betterment of the Earth, and generally try to do the right thing.

 

So why did they say I was going to Hell?

 

(I think) Because I haven’t accepted Jesus into my life.

 

Why would I accept Jesus into my life in the first place? He is a guy who was alive 2000 years ago. He has been written and spoken about more than any one person ever. I bet he was a badass motherfucker. He sure ass better have been. He is stuffed down our throats in my culture, for better or for worse.

 

But somehow I think many of these hundreds of different forms of Christianity that have sprung up over the past 2000 years are unfortunately losing sight of what the actual man was preaching. Which … I believe was renunciation of violence, forgiveness of all sins, putting a lack of importance in worldly goods, fidelity in marriage, and unconditional love. Oh yeah – and the love of God.

 

You know a great many people who call themselves Christians actually live the same kind of life I do which includes sex before marriage, cursing, an occasional lie here and there, do drugs or drink alcohol, and other various things that are not innately “good”. Actually a bunch of them actually do things that are **WAY** out of my morals like awful things I won’t even get into on here (you know what I’m talking about).

 

And I find it unfortunate that these same people are okay with this because of one simple fact: They have accepted Jesus into their life. They use their religion almost to move past the guilt of how they are living their life. Then these same people are quick to pass judgment on me because I am not of their same belief system?

 

But if I went into a time machine and told Jesus as much as I love him, that I indeed had a different religion than him and I wasn’t taking him into MY life. And if he replied that I was going to Hell because of my different belief.

 

I’d tell him to eat shit.

 

Why would I feel any different?

 

But I don’t think he would say that.

 

Which brings me back to this point: Jesus was a badass motherfucker! I’m kind of jealous of how popular he is. If my face and name is plastered everywhere in the year 4009, how cool would THAT be?

 

Taken May 24th, 2009

Posted May 26th, 2009

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Something of a collaborative effort between my brother Jimj0will and myself.

"A Child's Book of Saints", illustrated by T.H. Robinson

Sant'Ambrogio's Church, Milan, Italy.

English

When Christianity became widespread in Europe after the 3rd century AD, the religious or mystical respect for the mistletoe plant was integrated to an extent into the new religion. In some way that is not presently understood, this may have led to the widespread custom of kissing under the mistletoe plant during the Christmas season. The earliest documented case of kissing under the mistletoe dates from 16th century England, a custom that was apparently very popular at that time.

Winston Graham reports a Cornish tradition that mistletoe was originally a fine tree from which the wood of the Cross was made, but afterwards it was condemned to live on only as a parasite

Mistletoe is commonly used as a Christmas decoration, though such use was rarely alluded to until the 18th century. According to custom, the mistletoe must not touch the ground between its cutting and its removal as the last of Christmas greens at Candlemas. It may remain hanging throughout the year, often to preserve the house from lightning or fire, until it is replaced the following Christmas Eve. The tradition has spread throughout the English-speaking world, but is largely unknown in the rest of Europe. (The similar native species Phoradendron leucarpum is used in North America in lieu of the European Viscum album.)

According to an old Christmas custom, a man and a woman who meet under a hanging of mistletoe were obliged to kiss. The custom may be of Scandinavian origin.

 

Español

Esta planta fue considerada durante mucho tiempo por los antiguos como un remedio universal lo cual hacía que fuese objeto de gran veneración por parte de los galos que se reunían en torno de las encinas cargadas de muérdago para hacer sus oraciones bajo el sacerdocio de los druidas

 

CATALÀ

Hi ha la creença que aquesta planta és portadora de la fertilitat i de la bona sort. És paràsita de les parts aèries d'alguns arbres i es manté verda tot l'any; per aquest motiu va ser considerada sagrada pels celtes. És molt fàcil reconèixer-la pels fruits, generalment de color blanc i enganxosos

 

Located 30 km in the south of Athlone, Clonmacnoise is a Christian site founded by St. Ciarán in the 6th century next to the river Shannon. There are ruins of a cathedral and churches. It was used as a pilgrimage destination but destroyed several times during wars. Pope Johan Paul II has had a speech here.

Just uploading for banner. However, this is Shenandoah Mountains in Spring.

 

If we walk step by step in the light, where the Father is, then we are ultimately connected to each other through the sacrifice of Jesus His Son. His blood purifies us from all our sins. 1 John 1:7

Should the knot of history be solved that way: Christianity with barbarism, and science with unbelief? (F. Schleiermacher, 1829)

Created for Photoshop Artistry Grunge Course challenge 10.

 

Create a composition about one of your passions.

 

I chose my hero, Jesus. I made a mess of my life many years ago. I hit bottom and finally surrendered my life to Christ to take the mess that I was and create a new person. I now have new hope every day and I know where I'm spending my eternity. It's what I wish for every person in this world. It was the best decision I have ever made. He chose the nails for me and you.

 

Words and background from Adobe Stock.

Textures courtesy of LittleOwlSampler and Keriyoo.

Texture also by Topaz Texture Effects.

 

HE > i

God's kingdom is like a jewel merchant on the hunt for excellent pearls. Finding one that is flawless, he immediately sells everything and buys it.

Matthew 13:45-46

 

I spent the night looking for some video reference to this. All seemed off mark. Although many interpret Jesus as speaking in parable, nothing is more direct. Let go to what distractions hold you hostage to a temporal existance. Set your journey towards your heavenly home.

 

After some searching, the search led to a song with captures the essence of Matthew 13: 45-46: "This is My Desire" Michael W. Smith www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvUNkRbi5Rc

Lord, I give You my heart

I give You my soul

I live for You alone

 

Every breath that I take

Every moment I'm awake

Lord, have Your way in me

 

13 August 12. The night's rain brought reprieve from the oppressive heat and humidity. By 10:00 am, the sun regained its overlording ways. Here, sunlight sparkle, refracting in a most unique way, as light refracts through rain water collecting in a large lotus leaf. Look closely - heaven shimmers in the distance.

 

Between arching lotus bridge and the duck's favorite feeding place: National Museum of Korea.

 

DE COLORES!

Christianity was introduced into Norway around the year 1000 A.D. From then on during the Middle Ages until 1537, approximately 1000 stave churches were built. The Church in Norway was Roman Catholic at that time. The stave church at Ringebu, built c.1220, is one of 28 surviving stave churches and is one of the largest.

  

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringebu_Stave_Church

Christianity in chains

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