Easter 2015 and Good Friday, April 3 – 6

Good Friday is on April 3 in 2015 and Easter Monday is on April 6. Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday and it is a federal statutory holiday across Canada. It's a complicated but precise foruma that determines the day Easter Sunday is celebrated: It is the first Sunday after the first full moon in spring (after March 21st) which can occur as early March 22 and as late as April 25. Good Friday marks the death of Jesus Christ according to the Christian religion. It is a … [Read more...]

Keeping Jesus in Christmas!

Each year there's usually some discussion about Christmas and how the religious holiday has become too secular, too centered on shopping, and not about Jesus' birth. While most Christians might agree, it can be hard to figure out what to do about it. How, exactly, do you put Christ back in Christmas? Especially if you're already knee-deep in decorations, cookie-baking, and struggling to put up the Christmas tree. This is not a mandatory to-do list, but rather a few ideas to remind … [Read more...]

Christ Consciousness is our Universal Destiny!

The human mind has spiritual currents running through its thought streams. These streams contain vital information from Spirit that is highly valuable to humans. Spirit is the source of everything TRUE, BEAUTIFUL, and GOOD and conveys these ideals through the human mind that intersect with a person’s beliefs, helping the individual ascend into the higher information that uplifts and improves the quality of life. In human life, spiritual growth is achieved by aligning with these spiritual … [Read more...]

Ramadan Prayer Guides, 30 Days

"When the month of Ramadan begins, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of (Hell) Fire are closed and the devils are chained." (Bukhari) With fantastic imagery, this 'hadith' informs all Muslims that the month of Ramadan is a special month unlike others. During the 30 days of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world will join together and strive to worship Allah. Beginning from the moment when one can distinguish between a white and black thread and lasting until sunset, the daily … [Read more...]

Death and Resurrection: Enlightenment and the Body of Light

Integral development taken to the highest can involve the body as well and the mind or consciousness. The fullest expression of this may involve a dramatic transformation of the body, as indicated in this review of traditions that emphasize the complete 'transformation of the body in the process of enlightenment'. Summary Enlightenment or God-realization is not purely a psychological event. Bodily changes also occur, most dramatically in the higher phases of enlightenment. In the … [Read more...]

Tortured for Christ (Book) – ORDER FREE COPY

Request a complimentary copy of Tortured for Christ The Voice of the Martyrs invites you to request a complimentary copy of Richard Wurmbrand's international bestseller, Tortured for Christ. Simply complete the address form below. Along with the the copy of Tortured for Christ, you will receive a complimentary subscription to The Voice of the Martyrs award-winning newsletter. This timely newsletter will keep you informed on Christian persecution worldwide while sharing practical … [Read more...]

St. Joan of Arc’s own birth on the Epiphany – JAN 6

January 6 marked the second-oldest Christian feast day after Easter. Also known as 'Little Christmas,' the Feast of the Epiphany is a day of religious observance for many Christians around the world. Joan of Arc's birth was not officially recorded in the small town where she was born however the people of her town remembered that she was born on Epiphany, or Twelfth-night, which is January 6. The Epiphany celebrates the revelation of God in human form in the person of Jesus Christ and part of … [Read more...]

THE CROSS – TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK

“If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them.” Luke 6:29 THE CROSS – TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK An Open Doors colleague shares the following incident from an SSTS seminar in Indonesia. I remember standing in front of nearly 800 pastors on the island of Timor facing a serious dilemma. Most of the pastors were victims of attacks by Muslims on the island of Ambon. They had lost homes, churches and even … [Read more...]

Good Friday, celebrated by Christians around the globe!

Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Tridum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday, though the latter properly refers to the Friday in Easter week. Good Friday is the Friday before Easter, which … [Read more...]

Benefits of Attending Church as a Family

In today’s fast-paced and frantic world, Sundays may be the only time that your family is able to catch up on much-needed rest and relaxation in preparation for another hectic week. Getting up early and rounding everyone up for church may seem more like work than an enjoyable way to end the weekend. Finding the right church may require a bit of trial and error, but your happiness within a congregation is largely dependent upon your family’s ability to fit in there and feel … [Read more...]

The Liberating Truth: How Jesus Empowers Women – Jesus, the Feminist

Throughout his ministry, Jesus promoted the dignity and equality of women. He affirmed, honored and encouraged them in their faith, gave them dignity, equality and value, and talked about them to men as positive examples of faith. Jesus vigorously promoted the 'dignity and equality of women' in the midst of a male-dominated society. This is an amazing thing. Considering most, if not all of the rabbis, plus the Pharisees, the Romans, the laws and the customs, were united in their … [Read more...]

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