Orthodox Easter Celebrations
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Orthodox Easter Celebrations

The world’s Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter – the most important festival in their calendar, amid a series of restrictions and bans. Officials in Europe, the Middle East and Africa urged people not to attend services, fearing this would lead to a spike in coronavirus infections. However, in Georgia, worshippers are still able to attend…

The Gift of Reverential Amazement
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The Gift of Reverential Amazement

Saint Augustine speculated that in heaven the glorified bodies of the martyrs might bear some traces of their sufferings. ‘Such scars will not be blemishes’ he wrote, ‘but, rather, marks of honour. Although corporeal they will shine out with a truly spiritual beauty.[1]’  This speculation reminds us of something important about the wounds on the…

Thomas’ Doubt and Faith in the Resurrection
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Thomas’ Doubt and Faith in the Resurrection

Central to Thomas’s and our faith in the resurrection is not so much that there is life after death in a risen body, but that Jesus is vindicated as Lord and God. ‘God raised him on the third day,’ said Peter in the house of Cornelius, ‘and allowed him to appear, not to all the people but…

Pope Francis: ‘We’re living through an Epochal Change’ – Preparing for the Aftermath of Covid-19
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Pope Francis: ‘We’re living through an Epochal Change’ – Preparing for the Aftermath of Covid-19

Cardinal Turkson highlighted the need for the commission and the importance of looking to the future “so as not to be unprepared.” He said: “The health crisis has already triggered an economic one.. The risk is that a social crisis will be provoked if this economic crisis is not dealt with immediately. One crisis risks…

Juba, South Sudan: ‘Reconciliation is the only Remedy to this Broken Nation’ – Archbishop Stephen Ameyu
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Juba, South Sudan: ‘Reconciliation is the only Remedy to this Broken Nation’ – Archbishop Stephen Ameyu

“South Sudan is a broken nation. The families of this nation are broken. The ethnic communities of this nation are broken. Individual citizens are broken. This nation needs special God’s intervention. Reconciliation is the only remedy to this broken nation,” Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of Juba Archdiocese wrote in his Easter message addressed “to all faithful…

Karamoja, Uganda: A Student’s Experience
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Karamoja, Uganda: A Student’s Experience

During Missionary Experience Program in Uganda- Kotido Diocese , I was always amazed at the active participation of the Christian  during celebrations either in church or in the community. In every celebration in Loyoro parish, both in church and in the village, I was always struck by the interior, external, and material elements that characterized…

Corona Pandemic: Where is God in all this?
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Corona Pandemic: Where is God in all this?

Christ, the Consoler. I would like to begin unpacking this idea with a thought experiment. Imagine someone comes to you and says something like the following: I’m really struggling at the moment. I am so busy after a recent promotion at work meaning much longer hours, with three kids at home, not to mention the…