Before the coming of the Spaniards, Filipinos kept their little idols called Larauan in memory of their departed ancestors.
I've seen several centuries-old pulpits in some of the Catholic churches that I visited.
We are sent to the world as ambassadors of Christ, to actively engage it, prevent it from deterioration and make it a better place to live in.
In the Gospels' account of Jesus' resurrection, it says that he appeared to Mary Magdalene early in the morning (Mk. 16:9-10), to his disciples and to the other women also early in the morning. All these appearances happened on the day of his resurrection. There is no record of the Risen Christ meeting his mother Mary first.
“No one took his life from him; he gave it up in a voluntary, unique act.” Jesus is the willing sacrifice!
The Triumphal Entry was Jesus’ act of proclaiming himself as the Messiah!
Week One: Rethinking Our Concept of Being a Neighbor and Our Treatment of Jesus The Lenten season has started. It is a season of forty days, except Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Though the season is not formally observed in many Evangelical or nondenominational churches, it is still, the best season to reflect on Jesus’ journey to the Cross. I invite you to reflect with me in this series entitled “On the Way to THE CRUX. Reflections on Jesus’ Journey to the Cross.”
Martin Luther "Even if I knew tomorrow that the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
“I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.” (Philippians 3:10 & 11 NIV)
“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 3:13 ESV2011)
Aside from the families of Zechariah, Elizabeth, Joseph, and Mary who were all righteous and faithful, there were a bunch of equally faithful Jews and wise Gentiles who were waiters for the consolation of Israel.
"And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn." (Luke 2:7, NJKV)
Hellenism continued even after the death of Alexander the Great.
History Visita Iglesia or the Seven Churches Visitation or simply put, Church Visit is an ancient Roman Catholic Lenten tradition to visit seven churches on the evening of Holy Thursday. […]
"The challenge for the contemporary 'non-Catholic' Christian churches is how to make their liturgy and other church services serve as transmitter (mediator) of Christ's power so that the congregation can have a more tangible and concrete experience of Christ."
“The Separation of Church and State shall be inviolable.” (Art. II, Section 6, 1987 Philippine Constitution) 1986 EDSA People Power: Jaime Cardinal Sin’s Call The issue of the separation of church […]