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CNN International: ‘Skeletons found “holding hands” after 700 years’


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I think I’m funny, and sometimes, others do, too


My tweet was "favorited" by a sharp writer.

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Travel photos of Matthias Church in Budapest, Hungary

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We visited the Matthias Church, on the Buda side of Budapest, on Jan. 4. Click a photo to begin a slideshow:

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A travel photo gallery of Bratislava, Slovakia

This gallery contains 29 photos.


We visited Bratislava, Slovakia, on Jan. 3. Click an image to start a slide show.

Saint Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, Austria


We visited Vienna and Saint Stephen’s Cathedral on Jan. 2.

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The Cathedral in Passau, Germany


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Sadie was here — rebel, rebel


About a year ago, in London, in the park beside Parliament.

Stopped here to ask for condoms


Photogallery of Greek iconographer working on Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Myrtle Beach


Click here to see The Sun News‘ photogallery of an iconographer at work.

Good ones. . .


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Found on Coastal Carolina University’s campus.

Happy New Year from London!


I took these from Waterloo Bridge — after waiting there for about 5 hours!

 

Durham Cathedral in the snow


We went to an Evensong last night in the quire, and a communion service this morning in a side chapel with only three of us, another person, the priest, and her assistant!

After taking too many photos on Tuesday, we woke up this morning to a new blanket of snow. Here are a few photos:

Monday, December 20, taken from the cloister


Monday, December 20; Audrey (age eight) and I really wanted to climb the tower, but ice at the top caused it to be closed to visitors


Tuesday, December 21; Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle are located on a peninsula


Wednesday, December 22, in the morning snow


Another from Wednesday, December 22, with fresh morning snow


Wednesday, December 22, from an overlook near the train station; Durham Castle is on the left of the Cathedral

Inside All Souls Langham in London


Today we went to the 9:30 a.m. service at All Souls Church, Langham Place here in London. John Stott is Rector Emeritus at this church, which is the last standing church built by noted architect John Nash (1752-1835).

The worship service was a “contemporary” style, accompanied by trumpet, cello, guitar, drums, and piano. Roger Salisbury gave an excellent sermon, essentially on Matthew 1:18-25, that reminded us of our need for a Savior.

Here’s a look at the inside; I made some other notes in the captions below:

The front of All Souls Langham; note the giant Christmas tree. If you look closely at the overhead screen, you'll see a fetal image with a halo! "He's on His Way" is the theme of Advent.


This beautiful painting of Christ, with his hands bound, hangs at the front of the church.


The preacher used this pulpit to rise over the congregation and hover around the room. Just kidding. But it looked like a personal transport vehicle from Star Wars. A bit out of place in a church interior of white with gold trim!

I first saw the exterior of this church last summer. Click here to see how it looks on the outside.
 

Present your gifts unto God, or at least near him



Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo and captain Antonio Lopez lift the European Super Cup soccer trophy at the Almudena Cathedral during the celebrations of their victory against Inter Milan in the European Super Cup soccer final, in central Madrid August 31, 2010. REUTERS/Juan Medina (SPAIN – Tags: SPORT SOCCER)
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‘Inception’


Remember the feeling you had after you first saw The Matrix? I finally saw Inception. Wow.





Scenes from Christopher Nolan’s Inception movie. (Photo ITAR-TASS/ Karo premiere film company) Photo via Newscom Content © 2010 Newscom All rights reserved.

Where John Stott is Rector Emeritus: All Souls Langham Place


I stumbled upon this church today, roughly three blocks off Oxford Circus in London, while Kristi and the girls were scooping up all kinds of clothing inside John Lewis and M&S. Check out the plaques below.

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An historical note...

The first liturgical Protestant service at Contingency Operating Base, Basra


Thanks to First Lieutenant Shamika Hill for sharing this article and these photos.


Chaplain (1st Lt.) Barry Malone, Contingency Operating Base Basra hospital chaplain, and Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Tim Mallard, 1st Infantry Division chaplain, begin the liturgical Protestant Worship service with the processional. This was the first such service on COB Basra. Liturgical services have roots in Catholicism and follow many of the same styles of worship and traditions such as communal prayer, reading and hearing the word, a response of confession, weekly celebration of the Eucharist and the following of the church calendar. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jason Kemp, 1st Inf Div, USD-S PAO)

By Sgt. Jason Kemp
1st Infantry Division, USD-S PAO

COB BASRA, Iraq – The first liturgical Protestant Worship Service was held at the Contingency Operating Base Basra chapel on Palm Sunday, March 28, 2010.

“Soldiers come from a variety of faith traditions, and we have some that come from traditions such as Lutheran, Anglican, Episcopalian or Reformed who are used to several different types of things in worship that are distinct and we are trying to incorporate those things into this worship service,” said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Tim Mallard, 1st Infantry Division Chaplain.

Liturgical services have roots in Catholicism and follow many of the same styles of worship and traditions such as communal prayer, reading and hearing the word, a response of confession, weekly celebration of the Eucharist and the following of the church calendar.

“Our worship is based off the church calendar. So we will be following the lectionary and base our preaching off of that,” Mallard said. “The church calendar follows certain colors and themes throughout the year in accordance with numerous other traditions around the world.”

The Church Year is a series of holy days and seasons that mark the passage of time throughout a year-long cycle. The Christian calendar is organized around two major centers of “Sacred Time”: Advent, Christmas and Epiphany; and Lent, Holy Week and Easter, concluding at Pentecost. The rest of the year following Pentecost is known as “Ordinary Time,” from the word ordinal, which simply means counted.

“It really is tied to Lutheranism, that arose out of Germany, or Anglicanism, which arose out of England. Then, with the founding of our country, those denominations or traditions came to America,” said Mallard.


Chaplain (1st Lt.) Barry Malone, Contingency Operating Base Basra hospital chaplain, and Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Tim Mallard, 1st Infantry Division chaplain, conduct the celebration of the Eucharist during the first liturgical Protestant service on COB Basra. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jason Kemp, 1st Inf Div, USD-S PAO)


Chaplain (1st Lt.) Barry Malone, Contingency Operating Base Basra hospital chaplain, conducts the celebration of the Eucharist.

The perfect Friday photo; a visual metaphor for the weekend



ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – MARCH 26: Peter Besenyei of Hungary in action over the beach during the Red Bull Air Race Qualifying session on March 26, 2010 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images for Red Bull Air Race) Content © 2010 Getty Images All rights reserved.