Ein Karem celebrates Annunciation with Gospel Music.

Last Saturday (March 25) the Community of Ein Karem (Jerusalem) celebrated the Annunciation Feast during the “Entrance of Sunday” prayer,

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The scandalous message of the cross

Once when I was a teenager an evangelical friend asked me why we Catholics put so much emphasis on the cross, since this is the main symbol of the Church, after all we use the cross from the top of the church building to the small necklaces, for the most devout. He further said that Read More

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Didache: the Doctrine of the Twelve Apostles.

The Didache or The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles is a short treatise which was accounted by some of the Fathers as next to Holy Scripture, dated by most modern scholars to the first century.. It was rediscovered in 1873 by Bryennios, Greek Orthodox metropolitan of Nicomedia. The text, parts of which constitute the oldest extant Read More

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The Old and the New Covenant.

The Covenant of the Last Supper is described as “new”. Some like to think it is a covenant to the spirit of the gospel as opposed to Jewish law and prophecy. But such an interpretation runs counter to reality; for the opposition lies, not between the Old Testament and the gospel, but between two mentalities, Read More

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The circumcision of Jesus.

The circumcision of Jesus is an event from the life of Jesus according to the Gospel of Luke, which states in verse 2:21 that Jesus was circumcised eight days after his birth (traditionally January 1). This is in keeping with the Jewish law which holds that males should be circumcised eight days after birth during a Read More

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Professor talks on New Testament in the Talmud, at Ratisbonne.

Today morning, Professor Israel Yuval (Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Center in Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University) gave a lecture at the Fr. Josef Stiassny Hall, in Ratisbonne. The conference “The New Testament in the Talmud” focused on the possible references to the New Testament found in the Talmud, leading us to believe that Read More

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