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January 2013

Don Bosco

Saint John Bosco

Giovanni Bosco lived in Turin, Italy. He was mostly known as Don (“Father”) Bosco. Today (31 January) is his feast day. I am honoured to bear his name. His feast day is celebrated at least by Roman Catholics and Anglicans (Church of England, The Episcopal Church, Celebrating Eucharist). Don Bosco was a priest in nineteenth

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which Bible?

So you say: “I believe everything in the Bible”. Which one? Which Bible? Does that include everything in 2 Esdras? What about Judith? Ummmm… Tobit? What about that book so popular in the early church: Ecclesiasticus (even called by a churchy name)? “Ummm…”, says Average Christian, “just a minute, let me look them up…” “Hey,

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it is a metaphor!

It’s a metaphor! (2)

I was delighted by the interest and discussions (on this site, on twitter, on facebook, on other sites) around my suggesting that the deacon proclaim, from time to time, “It is a metaphor!” I appreciated a lot the point that deacons essentially already do this. They declaim, “Wisdom! Attend!” – not: “Knowledge! Attend!” or: “Fact!

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a badge for your site

Many people like, from time to time, to add a badge to their website or blog. The HTML for adding the above badge to your blog or website is: Ordinary (“counting”) Time is a very common way of referring to where we are currently. We stop just before Lent, and (essentially) carry on counting where

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alpha and omega

Alpha and Omega

What does “I am the Alpha and the Omega” mean to you? In your daily life? Alpha (α or Α) and Omega (ω or Ω) are the first and the last letters of the Greek alphabet. In the Book of Revelation 1:8 it says: Ἐγώ εἰμι τὸ ἄλφα καὶ τὸ ὦ, λέγει κύριος ὁ θεός,

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