loaves and fishes


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loaves and fishes

Jesus multiplies fare for his following. [N.T.: Matthew 14:15–21; John 6:5–14]
See: Miracle
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In both countries it was clearer than crystal to the lords of the State preserves of loaves and fishes, that things in general were settled for ever.
He thinks of the loaves and fishes even when he believes his is in a real Presence.
It was near one of them that the miraculous draft of fishes is supposed to have been taken, and it was in the desert places near the other that he fed the thousands by the miracles of the loaves and fishes.
NNA - Israeli prosecutors on Thursday charged a third Jewish suspect in a probe linked to a June arson attack at a shrine where Christians believe Jesus performed the miracle of loaves and fishes.
Burning the church is a serious blow not only to the church but to many others all over the world for whom the story of the miracle of the loaves and fishes is a source of faith, inspiration, but first of all a source of life.
Thousands of Palestinians on Sunday protested the Israeli settlers act of burning the Church of Loaves and Fishes (Tabgha) in Tiberias last Thursday.
A spokesman for the fire brigade said a preliminary investigation showed the blaze broke out in several places inside the limestone Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, evidence that it was started deliberately.
Ramallah, June 18 (Petra) -- Extremist Jewish settlers Thursday burned the Loaves and Fishes Church on the shores of the Sea of Galilee inside the 1948 Palestinian occupied territories.
A BIRMINGHAM student has scooped a major writing award for a vivid, first-person account of the loaves and fishes miracle.
He said: "I support the homeless in Glasgow through a charity called Loaves and Fishes.
Naismith, who hopes to make the yuletide lunch annual event, said: "I support the homeless in Glasgow through a charity called Loaves and Fishes.
During the months of November and December, The Auction House is hosting special fundraisers for Loaves and Fishes, Toys for Tots and 14-year old Jaycie Cassidy, who has been hospitalized for more than 30 days.