More Christians Murdered in Nigeria

Fears Christians are being targeted by radical Muslims as 20 are killed in Nigerian town hall massacre 

Read more: Daily Mail

Please pray for those Christians living in the Northern states of Nigeria. It must be awful knowing that there are people who will target you with death just for being Christian.

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Greece: Trade union leaders arrested following protests


“On Thursday 24 November 2011, the Greek police arrested Nikos Photopoulos, President of the power workers’ union GENOP/DEI, along with more than a dozen of his fellow trade unionists. They will appear in court on Tuesday 10 January 2012 to face charges that could see them jailed for up to five years. They were protesting against part of the Greek austerity measures – the cutting off of power to people unable or unwilling to pay a new, swingeing property tax, levied regardless of income or wealth. Greek trade union confederation GSEE, is calling for the charges to be dropped.”

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Joseph Ratzinger : Eschatology

Eschatology : Death and Eternal Life.

Having read Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Benedict XVI (see this post) I was pleasantly surprised by how readable it was. So I thought I’d give another of his books a go. There are a number that I want to read but the only one I could find available in Hampshire at my local library at Farnborough was Joseph Ratzinger – Eschatology : Death and Eternal Life.
Let’s hope it’s as readable as the other one of his that I’ve read!

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Epiphany or Twelfth Night today in the Western churches a rememberance of the adoration of the Magi upon the Christ child. In Anglicanism it marks the season of Epiphany, in the Catholic church it’s a single day.

Matthew 2:9-12
9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. 

I really must do more to relate to the church calendar, New Year’s resolution and all that.

Wonder if the Magi would manage to get through to Bethlehem today?

To Your Health!

My hundredth post!


My hundredth post in over 2 years of this blog. Fifty posts a year, one a week. You’d think at that rate the content would be better composed! You’d think I’d not use cheap posts like this to mark the ton! You’d have thought I’d have put a picture in to make it more visually appealing! Wrong!

I feel a New Year’s resolution coming on…