The Nicene Creed sung by Orthodox Church Choir
Welcome to Transfigurations! This blog is intended to serve the orthodox Anglican community and the wider Christian community. We pray that all that is posted here will be faithful to the Scriptures as the inspired word of God, speak the truth in love, edify, bless and transform this local body of Christ, and be an impetus for revival, repentance, prayer and intercession!
Friday, 9 October 2009
By DAMIEN CAVE
By Babu Thomas
By PETER STEINFELS
Churches facing legal battles over property remain dependent on state-by-state rulings
Worshipers who split from the national church prepare to turn over the keys to the diocese after losing a property battle.
Irene Klotz, Discovery News
The Living Church
"But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child - a direct killing of the innocent child - murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love, and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts. Jesus gave even his life to love us. So the mother who is thinking of abortion, should be helped to love - that is, to give until it hurts her plans, or her free time, to respect the life of her child. The father of that child, whoever he is, must also give until it hurts. By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. And by abortion, the father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. That father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching the people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion. " ...Mother Teresa image
by Billie Owens
By Simon Sarmiento
Thursday, 8 October 2009
by Steven Ertelt
Thursday, October 08, 2009
America has been at war over abortion for the last four decades. When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Roe v. Wade, the court's majority attempted to put an end to the abortion question. To the contrary, that decision both enlarged and revealed the great moral divide that runs through the center of our culture.
Most Americans seem completely unaware of the actual contours of the abortion debate as it emerged in the early 1970s. In 1973, the primary opposition to abortion on demand came from the Roman Catholic Church. Evangelicals -- representative of the larger American culture -- were largely out of the debate. At that time, a majority of evangelicals seemed to see abortion as a largely Catholic issue. It took the shock of Roe v. Wade and the reality of abortion on demand to awaken the Evangelical conscience. the rest
By Deacon Keith Fournier
Oct 9, 2009
It was no exceptional thing for Jesus to withdraw Himself “into the wilderness to pray.” He was never for one moment of any day out of touch with God. He was speaking and listening to the Father all day long; and yet He, who was in such constant touch with God, felt the need, as well as the joy, of more prolonged and more quiet communion with Him... Most of the reasons that drive us to pray for strength and forgiveness could never have driven Him; and yet He needed prayer. ...GH Knight image by Argenberg
In a bombshell article published in Rome, the bishop of Denver, Charles J. Chaput, criticizes the American president and the churchmen who praise him, curia cardinal Cottier first among them. But the Vatican secretariat of state is also under fire
John Roach for National Geographic News
By ELLIOT SPAGAT (AP)
Response to communion outlines divergent views on current draft
From The Times
Source: Diocese of Atlanta
October 7th, 2009
By David Derbyshire
By Lisa Weighton
By Damian Thompson
State law against ‘unreasonable or loud’ noise used to arrest Christians sharing gospel but not enforced against town-sponsored concerts
Oct 8, 2009
Officials put on alert to use military force against potential “unrest” by churches.
Oct 7 2009
Britain moves closer to legalizing assisted suicide.
By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer
By Carol Crump
In the secret of God's tabernacle no enemy can find us, and no troubles can reach us. The pride of man and the strife of tongues find no entrance into the pavilion of God. The secret of his presence is a more secure refuge than a thousand Gibraltars. I do not mean that no trials come. They may come in abundance, but they cannot penetrate into the sanctuary of the soul, and we may dwell in perfect peace even in the midst of life fiercest storms. ...Hannah Whitall Smith image by Max Wolfe
Eleven countries in south Pacific put on alert, but no immediate reports of injury or damage
Archbishop Robert Duncan released the following pastoral letter to the clergy and people of the Diocese, in response to yesterday's ruling in the Calvary lawsuit (also available in PDF):
Judge James Goes off the Deep End
October 6, 2009
The White House finds a four-star scapegoat for its Afghan jitters
by Steven Ertelt
Strive to be as a little child who, while its mother holds its hand, goes on fearlessly, and is not disturbed because it stumbles and trips in its weakness. So long as God holds you up by the will and determination to serve Him with which He inspires you, go on boldly and do not be frightened at your little checks and falls, so long as you can throw yourself into His arms in trusting love. Go there with an open, joyful heart as often as possible; if not always joyful, at least go with a brave and faithful heart. ...Francis de Sales image by tamakisono
October 5, 2009
CHICAGO, Oct. 6 /Christian Newswire/ -- In recognition of the goals of Banned Books Week by the American Library Association (ALA), Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) is requesting the ALA to include ex-gay books in its annual promotion of ALA's "celebration of the freedom to read" program.
EWTN has consistently given high priority to uncompromising support for Catholic moral principles and the pro-life movement.
By Molly K. Hooper
Some Lutheran congregations withholding financial support
By PHILIP ELLIOTT
Oct 5, 2009
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There are ten times more Catholics there than elsewhere, but they live in peace with the Hindus and Muslims. Education is generalized, with equality between men and women. The only threat to this miracle comes from a Marxist government
Sunday, October 4, 2009
When Pope Benedict visits this country next year, he is expected to stay at Buckingham Palace as a guest of the Queen. The warmth of her welcome will come as no surprise to the Pontiff, if senior sources at the Vatican are to be believed.