Sunday Respite – Rosa Mystica

 

For this week I chose Michel Pepe – Rosa Mystica. Wishing everyone a wonderful day as we are finally moving ever closer to a “real” Spring here.
Eastertide
Eastertide is the period of fifty (50) days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday.  Each Sunday during this season of Eastertide is treated as a Sunday of Easter. They are named accordingly: Second Sunday of Easter, Third Sunday of Easter, Fourth Sunday of Easter and so forth until the Seventh Sunday which is named “Pentecost Sunday.”

 

 

 

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Holy Saturday – “Could We Start Again Please”

 

For Holy Saturday I have chosen a song from Jesus Christ Super Star. I have read that the show will be shown on Sunday evening at 8pm Eastern time. Not sure if it is the original or if the show has been redone.

 

Maundy Thursday – ‘Stay with me’

 

A day for reflection.

Jesus Prays at Gethsemane

40Then Jesus returnedto the disciples and found them sleeping. “- Were you not able to keep watch with Me for one hour? He askedPeter. 41“Watch and pray so that you will not enter into temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”…

 

Stay With Me-Taize

Sunday Respite – Welcome to Spring

 

This week we celebrate on March 20 the Spring Equinox. For my Sunday Respite I chose “The Meaning of of the Spring Equinox.”  The notes say “An inspiring journey, set to beautiful music, into the history and current significance of the Spring Equinox”

I invite you to explore a relationship with the Christian tradition and many ancient and present religions, and their commonality. Among the Roman Catholic church and Protestant denominations, Easter Sunday falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after MARCH-20, the nominal date of the Spring Equinox.

I offer you this video when you have some time for self-reflection.

Belsebuub & Angela Pritchard from Belsebuub expand upon the symbolic and spiritual significance of this time.

“…Throughout the world, the spring equinox is a time of great confrontation between the forces of darkness and light, in the death and resurrection of the central deities of sacred teachings throughout the world.

“It symbolizes what an initiate goes through in a definitive and important stage of self-realization, where the struggle between darkness and light creates the opposition needed to attain immortality. This is symbolized by the dark half of the year on one side of the spring equinox sun, and the light half of the year on the other…

 

Happy Easter! He has Risen!

He had risen indeed! Wishing everyone a wonderful day.

Sunday Respite – The meaning of the Spring Equinox

This week we celebrated the Spring Equinox. For my Sunday Respite I chose “The Meaning of of the Spring Equinox.”  The notes say “An inspiring journey, set to beautiful music, into the history and current significance of the Spring Equinox”

I invite you to explore a relationship with the Christian tradition and many ancient and present religions, and their commonality. Among the Roman Catholic church and Protestant denominations, Easter Sunday falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after MARCH-20, the nominal date of the Spring Equinox.

I offer you this video when you have some time for self-reflection, and then the links below for your consideration.

Belsebuub & Angela Pritchard from Belsebuub expand upon the symbolic and spiritual significance of this time.

“…Throughout the world, the spring equinox is a time of great confrontation between the forces of darkness and light, in the death and resurrection of the central deities of sacred teachings throughout the world.

“It symbolizes what an initiate goes through in a definitive and important stage of self-realization, where the struggle between darkness and light creates the opposition needed to attain immortality. This is symbolized by the dark half of the year on one side of the spring equinox sun, and the light half of the year on the other…

Church Leaders denounce Trump’s plan to favor Christian refugees

Forget that only a handful of Christians have been permitted refugees status while hordes in the millions have flooded Europe, mostly male. Forget that Christians are the most persecuted minority with horrendous stories of torture and murder. So where are our Christian church leaders in this? According to the New York Times, ‘outrage’ at Trump’s plan to save them. I can believe it. Many churches have become nothing more than indoctrination hubs for  progressivism. Here tis:

christiansThe executive order he signed on Friday gives preference to refugees who belong to a religious minority in their country, and have been persecuted for their religion.

But if Mr. Trump had hoped for Christian leaders to break out in cheers, that is, for the most part, not what he has heard so far.

A broad array of clergy members has strongly denounced Mr. Trump’s order as discriminatory, misguided and inhumane. Outrage has also come from some of the evangelical, Roman Catholic and mainline Protestant leaders who represent the churches most active in trying to aid persecuted Christians.

By giving preference to Christians over Muslims, religious leaders have said the executive order pits one faith against another. By barring any refugees from entering the United States for nearly four months, it leaves people to suffer longer in camps, and prevents families from reuniting.

Also, many religious leaders have said that putting an indefinite freeze on refugees from Syria, and cutting the total number of refugees admitted this year by 60,000, shuts the door to those most in need.

“We believe in assisting all, regardless of their religious beliefs,” said Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, the chairman of the committee on migration for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

More at  New York Times and well worth the full read.

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