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Shame in the public arena. Shame. Guilt. Shaming.   In 401 AD, twenty-nine Saxon “slaves,” strangled each other to death with their bare hands in their prison cells. They chose this death rather than being forced to fight one another in Rome’s arena. Better death than shame. Their “owner,” the Senator Symmachus (famously known as the “Last Pagan”), wrote of them that they were a rebellious “band of slaves, worse than any Spartacus.” In the pages of the New Testament we…

Shame in the public arena. Shame. Guilt. Shaming. In 401 AD, twenty-nine Saxon “slaves,” strangled each other to death with their bare hands in their prison cells. They chose this death rather than being forced to fight one another in Rome’s arena. Better death than shame. Their “owner,” the Senator Symmachus (famously known as the “Last Pagan”), wrote of them that they were a rebellious “band of slaves, worse than any Spartacus.” In the pages of the New Testament we…

((((the Eastern/Byzantine churches copied the New Testament manuscripts that led up to the translating of the KJV. The Greek Old testament and the Latin Vulgate were used also. )))

((((the Eastern/Byzantine churches copied the New Testament manuscripts that led up to the translating of the KJV. The Greek Old testament and the Latin Vulgate were used also. )))

The Forbidden Book of Enoch. Enoch was the grandfather of Noah. It is not currently regarded as part of the Canon of Scripture as used by Jews, apart from the Beta Israel canon; nor by any Christian group, apart from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church canon. However, it is argued that all the writers of the New Testament were familiar with it and were influenced by it in thought and diction.

The Forbidden Book of Enoch. Enoch was the grandfather of Noah. It is not currently regarded as part of the Canon of Scripture as used by Jews, apart from the Beta Israel canon; nor by any Christian group, apart from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church canon. However, it is argued that all the writers of the New Testament were familiar with it and were influenced by it in thought and diction.

Guide for reading the entire new testament during Orthodox Advent which began Nov 15.  The goal is to read OUT LOUD and the schedule is laid out.  If you are seeing this late (as I was) every weekend you get two "catch-up days" so this was set up by someone with their head in the heavens but their feet on the ground!  Thanks to Ann for pointing me in this direction.

Guide for reading the entire new testament during Orthodox Advent which began Nov 15. The goal is to read OUT LOUD and the schedule is laid out. If you are seeing this late (as I was) every weekend you get two "catch-up days" so this was set up by someone with their head in the heavens but their feet on the ground! Thanks to Ann for pointing me in this direction.

Ever wonder why the fish is often a symbol for Christianity? The New Testament was written in Greek. In Greek, the word for fish is "ichthus." This can be turned into an anagram that outlines the basic Christian beliefs.

Ever wonder why the fish is often a symbol for Christianity? The New Testament was written in Greek. In Greek, the word for fish is "ichthus." This can be turned into an anagram that outlines the basic Christian beliefs.

Read through the New Testament during the Nativity Fast

Read through the New Testament during the Nativity Fast

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