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The Pagan Origins Of Christian Mythology
The Judeo-Christian religions were founded in a region of the world where savior religions existed for thousands of years. Much of the symbolism and many of the stories in the Bible may be traced to earlier myths of the Persians, Egyptians, and other people...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
A Cup of Hemlock: Dealing with Conflict in Coven and Congregation
There have always been those folks who point out our foibles, and make us take an uncomfortable look at our world, as well as those who simply had the misfortune to point out the obvious when it was unwelcome. Then there are troublemakers, folks who go out of...
Paganism & Wicca >> Daily Life
Egyptian Temples, part II: The Priesthood
The basis for the country, for society and for the individual was the maintaining of Maat. When the earth is a reflection of the sky, which is lorded by Re, then Pharaoh, "son of Re", Horus incarnated, becomes accordingly the lord of the earth. But...
Religions >> Egyptian
Egyptian Temples, part VI: The House of Life
Library - Archive 'The House of Life' could well be called a library. It was that part of the temple where all records and texts were kept and stored. These papyrii encompassed many different fields of learning as well as the accountings on the daily and...
Religions >> Egyptian

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Against Liturgy Shaming
The photos were of their liturgy, which featured liturgical dancers, ribbons, streamers — you name it and they probably had it.
Pope celebrates penitential liturgy, compares sin to blindness
As part of the “24 Hours for the Lord” initiative, during which confessions were heard for an extended period of time, Pope Francis celebrated a penitential liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica on March 4.
A little bit of liturgy . . . please!
I grew up in a non-liturgical church. No written prayers for us! Even responsive readings from the hymnal brought the scorn of some.
Silence in the Liturgy
In an essay published in Italian in L'Osservatore Romano on January 30, 2016, Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, discusses the meaning of silence in the Roman liturgy.
Agenda for this week: The Pope will preside the liturgy of penance
This annual tradition, known as the liturgy of penance, will be held in the afternoon in Saint Peter's. Yet, this year it has a special significance for being the Year of Mercy.

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