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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!
Dakshana Bascaramurty and Kaleigh Rogers
January 6, 2012
January 6, 2011
By Parija Kavilanz
Shenendehowa cuts ties with group after sex ed lessons spur complaints
Friday, January 6, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
- Among non-Hispanic blacks there were far more abortions than births, 38,574 to 26,635, or 60%. So for every 1,000 African-American babies born, 1,448 were aborted.You can find more information and see the report in its entirety by clicking here [opens a .pdf file]. the rest
- Among Non-Hispanic black teens, the abortion rate was even greater – 5,956 abortions to 2,265 live births, or 72%. For every 1,000 African-American babies born to teens, 2,630 were aborted.
- The abortion rate among teens as a whole was 63% – 12,139 abortions to 7,207 live births. For every 1,000 babies born among New York City teens 1,684 were aborted.
New translation's success, which saw queues outside bookshops, is not linked to Utøya murders, says publisher
Friday, January 06, 2012
January 5, 2012
By Ed Whelan
Thursday, January 5, 2012
A senior bishop has described plans to allow assisted suicide for the terminally ill as morally unacceptable.
In response Bishop Newcome, who speaks for the Church of England on healthcare topics, said in a statement: “The present law strikes an excellent balance between safeguarding hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people and treating with fairness and compassion those few people who, acting out of selfless motives, have assisted a loved one to die.
“Put simply, the most effective safeguard against abuse is to leave the law as it is. What Lord Falconer has done is to argue that it is morally acceptable to put many vulnerable people at increased risk so that the aspirations of a small number of individuals, to control the time, place and means of their deaths, might be met. Such a calculus of risk is unnecessary and wholly unacceptable.”
January 2, 2012
Children, draw near to your Father, and he will embrace you in the arms of love. Come, ye poor, stray, wandering sheep, return to your Shepherd. Come, ye who have been seeking happiness in worldly pleasures and pursuits, but have failed to find in them that satisfaction ye expected: come, and learn how to be truly happy here, and eternally happy hereafter. – Come, sinners, to your Saviour. Come, ye dull, ignorant, and illiterate; ye who think yourselves the most incapable of prayer: ye are more peculiarly called and adapted thereto. Let all, without exception, come; for Christ hath called all. ...Madame Guyon image
January 4, 2012
By Benge Nsenduluka
By ROBERT JABLON
By Penny Starr
Jan. 3, 2012
More and more service member marriages are ending. Learn about this trend and the complex legal issues surrounding military divorces.
Unlike military divorce numbers, in the civilian world, divorce rates have been declining since 2000. In 2009, the latest year for which CDC data is available, the civilian divorce rate was 3.5 percent.
Why the disparity between civilian and military divorce trends? Experts are cautious to come to pinpoint definite conclusions without sufficient study. But, there is no doubt that the rigors of military life, especially the repeated deployments seen in recent years, can lead to tension in a romantic relationship.
Clohessy says he refused to turn over documents
...because monastery life is too hardBy Nick Pisa
January 02, 2012
by BC Parents and Teacher for Life
January 1, 2012
Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian priest Yohanna Qulta, deputy patriarch of the Coptic Catholic church, which aired on Al-Hayat TV on December 10, 2011.Interviewer: When I asked if the Copts were thinking of leaving Egypt, you said: "Absolutely."the rest
Yohanna Qulta: Of course. The fear we encounter on TV and in national newspapers, which I don't want to name... Actually, why not? Al-Ahram, Al-Akhbar... They run large headlines, quoting the Salafis as saying that the Copts should either leave Egypt or pay the jizya poll tax in submission.
Jan. 03, 2012
The "Nigerian Taliban" also advise Muslims in the south to return to the north because they risk being killed by soldiers. Thousands of Christians fleeing. The bishops reject the sectarian drift of the conflict and ask for more security, but also no retaliation.
Survivors flock to charismatic churches as a haven for healing.
Mon, Jan. 02 2012
by Elton Jones
By Parisa Hafezi
December 31, 2011
The institution of marriage must be fundamentally redefined to accommodate same sex couples, says a Canadian economist.
Jan. 1, 2012
By ERIK ECKHOLM
Former Rio Grande bishop appointed January 1 by Pope Benedict XVI
icicle pansies are amazing! This is a picture Raymond took yesterday out by the garage (they're even nicer today at 50 degrees). The weather is expected to deteriorate later today, but in the meantime, I'm enjoying this little bit of heaven. -PD