House Church Manual

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The Ramayana and the Mahabharata speak to us clearly about the ancient India, about her people, her customs, her ways of living, her arts, her civilisation and culture, her manufactures, etc. The most important original collections in Arabic and Persian are A. A Vritti is a whirlpool or thought-wave in the mind-lake. Books that we have found particularly interesting are shown in bold. Here however Pashu is used in a different sense, that is, as denoting the creature as contrasted with the Lord (Pati).
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Evelyn Underhill on Prayer

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The Second Council of Nicea, "following the divinely inspired teaching of our Holy Fathers and the tradition of the Catholic Church", vigorously defended the veneration of the images of the Saints: "we order with ever rigour and exactitude that, similar to the depictions of the precious and vivifying Cross of our redemption, the sacred images to be used for veneration, are to be depicted in mosaic or any other suitable material, and exposed in the holy churches of God, on their furnishings, vestments, on their walls, as well as in the homes of the faithful and in the streets, be they images of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ, or of Our Immaculate Lady, the holy Mother of God, or of the Angels, the Saints and the just"(331).
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Let Us Worship

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Even when Jesus was still living, his followers were misunderstood and persecuted by the Pharisees and Sadducees who felt threatened by Jesus' teachings. The Oblation and Temple of Ezekiel’s Prophetic Visions, in Their Relation to the Restoration of the Kingdom to Israel. Mind you, I’ve had years of therapy and worked very hard to deal with it, but here at the Academy, I’ve had major breakthroughs – really profound insights that tell me I’m finally making progress. Nimbarka says that both difference and non-difference are real.
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Women As Ritual Experts: The Religious Lives of Elderly

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Kapelrud, Arvid S. “Temple Building, a Task for Gods and Kings.” Orientalia 32 (1963): 56-62. In the text of Shiva-Purana it is mentioned that the god Brahma is unable to continue his task of creation because the creatures that he has produced do not multiply. For example, the Canaanites practiced ritual prostitution and infant sacrifice under the guise of worship to gods like Molech and Baal ( Lev 18:6-30; 20:1-5 ), while Paul found little had changed in the practice of idolatrous worship in Greek Corinth of the first century a.d. ( 1 Cor 6:12-20; 10:14-22 ).
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Lectionary for Mass: Year C, Sundays, Solemnities, Feasts of

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I would be very interested in discovering ancient text that speaks of torso-oriented solo-improvised dance being used to honor Inanna, or seeing images from ancient Sumer that show a woman with a hip raised in dance. Harmonious company is having relatives and friends who share similar thoughts and are motivated towards togetherness and mutual support. During this council of bishops people rioted in the streets demanding the worshipping of the Goddess be restored.
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Selections from the Hymnal 1982 in Large Print

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Not long after Ezekiel's vision, Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian hordes plundered the treasures of Solomon's temple and reduced Jerusalem and Yahweh's "house" to ashes and rubble in 587 b.c. ( 2 Kings 25:1-21 ). He beholds his Lord everywhere, in every object. Sixteen of these qualities belong to material substances. He was sentenced to two consecutive life terms for the murder convictions and seven 20-year sentences for the aggravated assault convictions.
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There ain't no God in Church no more

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Temples or churches, books or forms, are simply the kindergarten of religion, to make the spiritual child strong enough to take higher steps; and these first steps are necessary if he wants religion. The Smriti includes the two great Sanskrit epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana; the many Sanskrit Puranas, including 18 great Puranas and several dozen more subordinate Puranas; and the many Dharmashastras and Dharmasutras (textbooks on sacred law), of which the one attributed to the sage Manu is the most frequently cited.
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Journey of Lent

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In an extraordinary book entitled Seductions of Crime, Jack Katz, a UCLA professor of sociology, takes an atypical position that questions standard sociological methods of analyzing crime. Man wants to know about transcendental matters when he is in a reflective state. Answer Muslims worship in the Mosque, this is a church for Musilms. If you worship Him as Christ or Allah, He will come to you as Christ or Allah. The Tantra Shastra recognizes this principle by certain injunctions into which I cannot enter here.
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They Speak by Silences

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Too often the only religious ritual left in our daily lives is going to church on Sunday. In this regard, persistent continuities with Hinduism’s ancient roots in Vedic traditions can be discerned. Without life-changing preparation in Egypt, the Israelites turned away from obedience just a few weeks later in the harsh desert. The recollection of Joseph, Mary and Jesus' going up to Jerusalem, together with other observant Jewish families, for the celebration of the Passover (cf. We make it when we finish praying in order that we may hold fast the gift we have received from God.
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Sermons on Suicide

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This is the path that Mother Kali shows us. Galling, Kurt. “Tempelgerate in Israel.” In Die Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, edited by H. Another way that the Ancient Greeks would honour the gods was through competitions. When a man is prepared in his heart to seek the Word of God, to do it and to teach it, a great work of revival has already begun. They were generously endowed with land and jewelry; famous sculptors were invited to lavish their skill on them; and great musicians sang there on certain occasions.
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