But then the Church came to the front, with an axe to grind; and she was wise, subtle, and knew more than one way to skin a cat -- or a nation; she invented "divine right of kings," and propped it all around, brick by brick, with the Beatitudes
-- wrenching them from their good purpose to make them fortify an evil one; she preached (to the commoner) humility, obedience to superiors, the beauty of self-sacrifice; she preached
Hermon in the north--the table-lands of Bashan--Safed, the holy city, gleaming white upon a tall spur of the mountains of Lebanon--a steel-blue corner of the Sea of Galilee--saddle-peaked Hattin, traditional "Mount of Beatitudes
" and mute witness brave fights of the Crusading host for Holy Cross--these fill up the picture.
Not till I had repeated the Blessings' (he meant the Buddhist Beatitudes
) 'did I achieve calm.
"With the farewell of His Beatitude
Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, Lebanon is is bidding farewell to a spiritual and temporal leader who has marked an important stage in the history of the country.
A friend shared with me a Beatitude
moment after attending the healing Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Retiro, Quezon City, which led her to the road of reconciliation with her father whom she had not talked to for two years.
The committee voiced support to the statement of the Roman Orthodox Patriarch represented by his Beatitude
Patriarch, Theophilos III, the Armenian Patriarch represented by his Beatitude
Patriarch, Nourhan Manougian, and Custody of the Holy Land represented by FC Francesco Patton.
The True Nature of Human Being: From an Islamic point of view, human being is not merely a corporeal organism, but rather possesses a celestial element that remains after the dispersion of body, and lives forever, either with perpetual beatitude
or eternal misery.
3 (BNA): His Beatitude
, Bishop John V, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East of the Orthodox Church, hailed the support of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to all faiths and religious beliefs in the Kingdom of Bahrain, which has become a model of religious coexistence and cultures rapprochement.
As a father of three children, Popcak realized that Jesus' call to be humble in the first Beatitude
(Blessed are the poor in spirit) stands in direct opposition to what modern men learn growing up.
Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, met with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, and Counselor to the President John Podesta, this morning to discuss the situation of the Christians in the Holy Land, specifically in the context of the crisis in Gaza.
His linking of virtues to each commandment and beatitude
consistently provides a useful means of explaining the ethical implications of these important biblical texts.