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#Egyptology
غار کا چرچ (قاہرہ، مصر)
Cave Church (Cairo, #Egypt)__10th CE
کیامصر صرف اہراموں اور حنوط شدہ لاشوں (Mummies) کی سرزمیں ھے؟
ہرگز نہیں۔
مصر ایک بار پھر تاریخ کے جنونیوں کوحیران کرنے والا ھے۔
وہ ایسےکہ جنوب مشرقی قاہرہ میں مقتم پہاڑ (Mokattam Mountain) کے قلب میں
واقع ایک غار کے اندر دسویں صدی عیسوی کے فاطمید عہد (Fatimid Era) میں بنا یہ چرچ مصر کا ہی نہیں بلکہ مڈل ایسٹ میں واقع سب ے بڑا ھے۔
غار کے اندر بنے ھونے کیوجہ سے ہی اسے "Cave Church" کہا جاتا ھے۔ اس St. Simon Monastery کا اصل اور قدیم نام "The Tanner" ھے۔
اس حیران کن اور شاندار
خانقاہ میں 20,000 عبادت گزار کے بیٹھنے کی گنجائش ھے.
چرچ ایک شاہکار ھے جس کی دیواروں اور پہاڑی چٹانوں پر نقش شدہ دیواروں اور کہانیوں کے ساتھ ساتھ کنواری مریم (Lady Mary) اور مریم میگدالین (Mary Magdalene) کا مجسمہ بنایا گیا ھے۔
اگرچہ یہ چرچ ٹورسٹ سائیٹ نہیں ھے مگر
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Charles Kaye Okoye wrote: -

There is a common saying that problem is not giving water to the mo*nkey, the challenge is how to get back the cup from him.

This is the current dilemma in Igboland today.

The Igwe of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe rose up from a meeting
yesterday in Anambra to announce that IPOB has accepted to cancel the ongoing Monday sit at home.

He went on to declare that the decision followed the meeting by the state government, the traditional rulers and the IPOB leaders.

Igwe Achebe informed
Nigerians and Ndigbo in particular that the IPOB leaders rose from the meeting and placed call to all their members to sheath their sword.

He went on to announce that all churches in the entire Igboland will open to worshippers on Monday 4th April, for Ndigbo to pray for
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THREAD| Over the last three weeks #Russian Orthodox #Church has been consistently mentioning #Ukraine in its news stories. Let's have a look at the key narratives spread by the Church regarding the Russian invasion. What they say and what they mean:
🗣 We must do everything to prevent the enemy from destroying our spiritual unity, around which the religious and cultural life of our united people, Russians and Ukrainians, was formed

💬 We must reunite a Russian Empire, if not peacefully then by force /1
🗣 We should be careful not only to assess the information that is being disseminated, but also be extremely attentive to your own statements about recent events

💬 Be careful with what you say, consequences might follow /2
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The percentage of multiracial churches has increased over the last 20 years from 6 percent to 19 percent. That could be a sign of greater interracial understanding among Christians. BUT…
…that growth is because Black people and people of color are going to predominantly white churches. White people aren’t going to churches where PoC are the majority. The shift has been almost entirely one-way.
This one-way reshuffling may preserve majority Black and PoC churches as spaces of affirmation for those groups, but it may also speak to the (un)willingness of white Christians to follow Black and other PoC leadership.
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What does "accessibility" mean for you when it comes to Church? #disability #accessibility #welcome #church
Any specific resources or changes which you would love to see? Personally I'd love to see a box of coloured overlays in every church so that when I forget mine (which is every time) I can still use one.
I'd like (once contact resumes) for those presiding at Communion to announce the "Peace" giving instructions on how to nonverbally indicate you wish to share the peace in words, or with a handshake or a hug etc.
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I was minding my business last night, reading tweets about the Bills vs Chiefs game when the below tweet caught my attention.

It's been a while since I've done a faith-based Twitter thread, but Greg Locke's comments have compelled me to speak up. Put on your seatbelts! 🧵 1/14
Greg Locke’s comments are the very reason why I started @AutismFaithNet. His statements are HIGHLY OFFENSIVE to me as a Christian AND mom of TWO sons with autism, with one that also has a rare form of epilepsy. 2/14
My boys mean EVERYTHING to me. It would be easy to write a post about how amazing they are, assuring everyone that neither one of them has a demon. But I think it’s more important to highlight another point… 3/14
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The Jewish cemetery of #Salonica was once the largest Jewish cemetery in Europe, with over 350,000 graves. Its destruction began with the Hellenising policies of interwar Greece and concluded in 1942 during the Nazi occupation of the city. #Thread
Whereas the Jewish cemetery was destroyed and incorporated as part of the Aristotle University, #Salonica’s Dönme cemetery became a football field, and the city’s main Muslim cemetery became the International Fair Ground.
Though the vast majority of tombs in the Jewish cemetery belonged to #Sephardim, there were also many Ashkenazi tombs, as well as some headstones dating back to the Roman era.
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#wednesdaythought Houses of God

That (#Jesus) #Christ actually inhabits the nature of the regenerate believer is assumed, implied and overtly stated in the Holy Scriptures(#Bible). All the Persons of the Godhead ..
are said to enter the nature of the one that engages New Testament #Truth in #faith and obedience. "If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him" (John 14:23). ..
And the doctrine of the indwelling of the #HolySpirit is too well known to need support here; everyone that is taught even slightly in the Word of God understands this. Whatever God is, the Man #Christ #Jesus is also. ..
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I am terrified of what this country has become. #Religious #dictatorship of far-right government (or rather ruling party's chairman) has destroyed the tripartite system.
An almost 100% ban on #abortion has been already introduced ([1],[2]) under the label of "being pro-life", without providing any actual support for disabled children and families in need.
Yesterday the parliament approved an anti-#LGBT bill in first step of legislation ([3]). Racism and homophobia are on the agenda ([4]), especially in the givernment-run tv stations.
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Sikh Supreme body SGPC blows bugle against #Church activities of converting #Dalit Sikhs to #Christianity in Punjab for d first time when Sikh bodies assumed silence by striking quid pro quo deal with Canada @WorldSikhOrg @sikh_coalition @Khalsa_Aid @khalsaaid_india @unitedsikhs+
गहरी नींद से जागी शिरोमणि गुरद्वारा प्रबंधन कमिटी, दलित सिखों के ख्रिश्चन धर्मान्तरण के खिलाफ उठाई आवाज!
ईसाई मिशनरी पंजाब के सीमावर्ती इलाकों में चला रहीं ‘जबरन धर्मांतरण अभियान’; अकाल तख्त जत्थेदार बोले- SGPC करेगी कड़ा मुकाबला +
jansatta.com/national/chris…
Punjab Christian missionaries menace: Concerns raised over how Dalit are lured to Christianity and their lack of representation in Sikh body Dalits and Minorities Punjab head Dr Kashmir Singh opined that to counter menace of missionaries in the Dalit Sikh+ opindia.com/2021/10/punjab…
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#BIG Govt of India reappointed Priyank Kanungo @KanoongoPriyank as Chairperson of NCPCR @NCPCR_ for 2nd term.
Dubious NGOs tried their best to stop it through last minute frivolous petition but failed to achieve the goal!
Best wishes to him n thanks @narendramodi @AmitShah
During his 1st term as CP he had hit evangelist groups working under the guise of child rights NGOs and had ordered orphanages to repatriated FAKE orphans to their homes to reunite with parents. The ordered had irked #Church groups running orphanages of purchased kids.
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#REQUEST On Shri Krishna Janmashtami (Coming 30th August) We urge all to keep Late Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati ji's photo as Twitter, whatsapp n FB DP n status in the memory of Great Saint murdered by #Church #Naxal #Communist nexus! #Odisha
He was killed on same day in 2008!
Swami ji was standing as obstacle between Church and Tribal Vanavasi society of #Odisha for which he was assassinated in #Kandhamal as he had effectively stopped Christian Conversions in the area!
By remembering Swami Lakshmananand ji, we can defeat agenda of Church playing its victim card.
#Kandhamal violence remembrance is tool to whitewash sins of killing Swami ji n Vanavasi Culture.
Join online program, raise your questions to fix responsibility of Swami ji's murder!
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Christian groups r aggressively targeting @MinistryWCD minister @smritiirani, @NCPCR_ CP @KanoongoPriyank for enforcing inclusive values in pampered minority institutions, Catholic portal UCA News @UCANews opens propaganda/ weaponized misinformation front against @PMOIndia Govt+
Pathological India hater Father John Dayal @JohnDayal (Secy-General All India Christian Council n former head All India Catholic Union) written open letter to @NCPCR_ chief: Why minority rights r sacred under penname A J Philip lashing out repatriation order of FAKE Orphans+
As tweeted by @by2kaafi, @NCPCR_ report has stirred a hornet's nest in NGO mafia circles working under guise of minority welfare but actually minting huge money from foreign #FCRA donors+
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Judges have either ingrained fear of #Church money, muscle power or soft corner!
Sister Lucy Kalappura is running post to pillars for justice- for woman rights but she didn't get judicial patronage which non existent #Sabarimala woman entry issue got!
Judges sans Justice! +
Franciscan Clarist Congregation where Sister Lucy serving since age of 17 yrs has 750 NGOs under its umbrella, hundreds of it having #FCRA which we will strike soon!
That's the brute force which is forcing Indian judiciary to deny her police protection!
Kudos to her courage!+
Lawyers backtracking from taking up her fight legally withdrawing as Church money power flows in to force them to stay away from Sister Lucy!
Self styled women rights activists uttering no word out of #Church money- muscle power. No Badi Bindi @cpimspeak leader standing by her+
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(1/3) This incredibly detailed gold #Byzantine wedding ring is our #ArtefactOfTheDay.

Produced c. 7th century CE, the bezel depicts the bride and groom being crowned by the haloed figures of Jesus and Mary. Beneath them is the word: "Harmony".

#Classics #Christian #History #Art
(2/3) Remarkably, the exterior of the ring is also heavily inscribed with seven scenes from Jesus's life in chronological order, from the Annunciation to the Resurrection.

A personalised wish by the married couple is also featured: “Lord, help thy servants, Peter and Theodote".
(3/3) The edges of the bezel also feature a verse from the #Gospel of John (14:27) that asks God to grant the newlyweds peace.

The ring testifies not only to the intimacy of the couple, but of their steadfast devotion to #God on a small, personal level.

#Religion #Gold #Church
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#EXPOSE Christian Medical Association Of India got Rs 83.95 Cr for blatant evangelization misusing medical science behind façade of social service.
Dr Jayalal @jayalal10 head of @IMAIndiaOrg was its trustee was silent when CMAI openly spread #Church superstitions #FCRAViolation++
its official Facebook Page also promotes Doctors like President of IMA Dr. Johnrose Austin Jayalal n others, Healthcare Professionals and Christian religious leaders who blatantly admit to their outright evangelization motives. ++
“We will go together n restore. We will see d master of breakthroughs bringing great victories. We will come with one heart n one mind to make Jesus Christ d Lord of healthcare. DR. ARUL ANKETELL” during CMAI Doctor National Conference for Christian doctors from across India++
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1/ This was a dream & vision that God gave me last year on March 24th, 2020. Then, I only shared it w/ 2 other ppl, that I recall.

I saw a man in white robe with a sword in his hand fighting against an enemy. Two young women were standing beside him, one on each side. ...
2/ Fire and smoke shot toward them, and a head appeared from the midst of the smoke. The head was that of a dragon. The head of the dragon had two horns on his head like an antelope. The dragon told the man that he cannot defeat him or protect the two women. The man replied ...
3/ to the dragon, telling him that he is really weak and that he only gets his power by speaking lies. The dragon became enraged and replied, "I will show you my power and strength." The two women told the man that they will help him. The man thanked the women, and he gave ...
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THREAD #Serbian #Orthodox #Church bishops start Conclave (#Sabor-Holy Assembly in #SPC parlance) to elect new #Patriarch, 3 months after previous died of #Covid. Election much more about politics than religion, mainly #Serbia #Kosovo relations but also #Russia Orthodox Church /2
2/ vs. #Ecumenical Patriarch of #Constantinople. Most of numerous traditional cleavages within SPC (Young Lions vs. Old Guards); Serbians vs. TransDrinians; ecumenicals vs. hardline Orthodox etc. will be irrelevant with only the split between Russian vs. Greek students, roughly/3
3/corresponding with main division: support for whatever "solution" President Vucic might propose to satisfy int'l demand to at least de facto recognize Kosovo vs. stubborn refusal to accept anything not in line with current Serbian constitution that says #KosovoJeSrbija. /4
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#Lebanon #Beirut #Church #emigration

After last August's explosion in Lebanon, hundreds of thousands of Christians are trying to flee Lebanon, creating concerns for the future of the Church there.
Father Jad Chlouk, parish priest of Saint George's Maronite Cathedral in Beirut, told the Catholic charity Help to the Church in Need (ACN) in an interview with the press that Christians felt alienated from their homeland.
The Lebanese media estimated that around 380,000 applications for immigration were made following the blast. Father Chlouk emphasized how Christian numbers have plummeted in the Middle East.
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#Pope Honorius I (625-638) was condemned and excommunicated for heresy by the sixth general council in 680. Stephen VI (896-89) had the body of his predecessor Pope Formosus exhumed and put on trial (this is the famous cadaver synod) for his unbecoming conduct during his tenure.
Stephen had Formosa's papal vestments removed and two fingers from his right hand cut off. Formosa's' body was thrown into the Tiber. After the synod, public opinion turned against Stephen. He was deposed in an uprising and strangled to death.
Then there was John-12 (955-964) who died a mysterious death, after having been accused of adultery & turning his pontification into a whore house. However, he had more than his match in Benedict-9 to the only man 2 have served as Pope for 3 discontinuous periods, beginning 1032.
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In the 13th century, Pope Gregory IX (#Pope from 1227-1241), believed that cats had Satan himself within them . Following a Papal Bull (essentially laying down #Church doctrine), virtually everyone in Western Europe began to exterminate cats. #Christmas #Christianity
Thousands were accused of #witches or devil worshipers, and either tortured, killed or both. The cat genocide petered out following Gregory death, but the gory tradition remained alive. #Christmas #Christianity
During another witch hunting frenzy in the late 1400s, cats were killed en masse again, as a part of Church’s war against #Satan. Killing of cats on such a massive scale, resulted in a huge increase in rat population in #Europe. #Christmas #Christianity
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#Thread #Faith #God #Christ #Salvation #Jesus #Church #Bible #scripture
1. Faith is meant for spiritual things.

Faith is misused and abused.

Using faith on earth w/o rigorous testing is damaging that what God gave you to connect you to Him.
2. Think of #Gambling...doesn't the house always win?

What is going through the mind of those who sit at the #SlotMachines?

Whoa!!!!!!! Think of the #Internet.

Shouldn't we #GuardYourHeart?

What of #Hope?

I often think of the #BookOfJob #OldTestament.
3. Are you tossed around by the wind and waves?

Ephesians 4:14
"Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming."
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#Important- Church hand clearly visible in nationwide court orders banning firecrackers! Soul harvester #ConversionMafia would jump in to feed unemployed #TamilNadu workers in cracker industry. CH in #FCRAViolation strike recovery mode @by2kaafi @Indumakalktchi
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Odisha Govt restricts use of #Diwali diyas, just few days ago diya processing kilns seen destroyed by local officers citing #NGT order.
Again force villagers out of ancestral small busyness then feed them n convert #ConversionMafia in full swing
@Naveen_Odisha
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Earlier @OxfamIndia had run vicious online campaign defaming #AssamTea industry citing labour issues. Aim was to kill tea industry n then trap unemployed labours in Church net. For it @oxfamcanada pumped money in India! @himantabiswa #ConversionMafia
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