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Within Christianity, Holy Week commemorates the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. Among English-speaking communions, the expression Passion Week is also used to describe the same period of time—the Sunday before Christ’s Crucifixion to His Resurrection. One of the earliest designations for this week in the Early Church was the “Great Week,” and during the medieval era was known simply as the “Authentic.” In Germany and Denmark, the popular title for this week is ‘Still Week,’ an allusion to the diminished labors of Christ and the Apostles during...Read more... Read more... -->
In 461, Patrick passed from this life. Tradition suggests his body was placed upon a wagon to which were harnessed two young unbroken bullocks which were allowed to wonder about. Where they stopped, at Dun-Lethglaisse (now known as Downpatrick), there Patrick was buried. Later, a church was built above his grave, and like many Christian leaders, he was venerated and worshiped by other Christians—something that Jesus Christ never intended for his servants. Patrick is one of the most widely known Christian missionaries in the history of the Church. Through his spiritual descendants, he cast an...Read more... Read more... -->
This post is part 3 of the series:Christian Living SeriesIn contemporary America and throughout the world, orthodox or biblical Christian principles and practices are under attack. Though this struggle is not new to the life of Christianity, it is new to many Christians who may be tempted to compromise or completely capitulate in matters of Christian belief and behavior. The Bible is replete with examples of those who compromised or capitulated in this way, but Jesus Christ has warned that only “he who stands firm to the end will be saved” (Matt. 10:22; 24:13; Revelation 2:26)....Read more... Read more... -->