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Faith Makes A Pilgrimage (1948)

Full title reads: “FAITH MAKES A PILGRIMAGE”. Lourdes, France. Long shot of Lourdes Cathedral. Back view of congregation gathered in grotto looking towards altar with bowed heads. Back view of Archbishop of Boston, Richard Cushing, kneeling before altar. Congregation genuflecting. Pilgrims kissing the Archbishop’s ring. People in chairs watching. Old woman counts her rosary. More pilgrims kissing Archbishop’s ring. Pilgrims kneeling in prayer. Priests and pilgrims looking at stone figures of Christ and disciples. Pilgrims genuflecting. Several shots of the stone figures of Christ and disciples. Several shots of pilgrims looking at stone figures. Several shots of crowd of pilgrims walking past camera. Long shot of Lourdes Cathedral with pilgrims walking towards it. FILM ID:1436.26 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT’S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING … Read entire article »

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The Trying of Our Faith

The Trying of Our Faith “Good morning class. Clear your desk. We have a surprise test today”.  Do you remember the agony and the butterflies that filled your stomach when the teacher would announce a surprise test? They never came at a good time. Very seldom were we prepared for them. If only I had studied, we think to ourselves, I would be alright.  Why today? Why not tomorrow? I will be ready tomorrow,  we think. Just not today,  we cry to ourselves. Well, just as in school, we get surprise tests in life. You never really know when it is going to strike, but, rest assure, it is coming. Just as in school, we knew that surprise tests were part of the curriculum. We were told on the … Read entire article »

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A Few Minutes for Faith – The Mystery of Holy Chrismation

A Few Minutes for Faith – The Mystery of Holy Chrismation

Fr. Irineos explores the Mystery of Holy Chrismation, which follows Holy Baptism in Orthodox practice. This video explores the scriptural basis as well as the theological understanding of grace and the sacrament. Video Rating: / 5 Το συνεχιζόμενο επί 10 συναπτά έτη μαρτύριο του Εκδιωχθέντος Εγκλείστου Πατριάρχου Ειρηναίου του Α’ δεν έχει τελειωμό.Ως πότε η Ορθοδοξία άπασα θα παριστάνει πως δεν ακούει και δεν βλέπει??!!! Η Φωνή Βοώντος εν τη ερήμω όμως δεν σιωπά!! Video Rating: … Read entire article »

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Taking the Leap of Faith

Taking the Leap of Faith Everything in me said “don’t do it” but for some reason I knew I was suppose to. Nothing really made sense about it, yet I knew it was from God. What you’re wondering, the leap of faith I was about to take. Though it was hard to rationalize, understand or see clearly I knew I had to take it. I was going to “step out of my comfort zone and into God’s hands”. I was going to let go of my life and put it in to God’s hands. Stepping out on faith is never easy to do, but it is definitely worth the step, the leap, the anxiety. You may hear that still small voice, you may feel that invisible push, but somehow you … Read entire article »

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We All Need a Little Faith

We All Need a Little Faith It is unlike anything else you will do with your life. Having faith is something that takes a long time to understand and even longer to truly feel that you have. As the Bible says, “Faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you cannot see.” Hebrews 11:1(NIV) Faith begins with a relationship with Jesus Christ, the man who gave everything, even His own life for our sins. So, why do we feel that we can hold back, keeping things from Him, especially our lives and what we COULD be doing for Him. Yet, we aren’t we’re keeping them for our own use and selfishly trying to please our own selves more than we are trying to please Him. Maybe … Read entire article »

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If You Have a Faith!

If You Have a Faith! Have you ever been in the flow of life when everything just fell into place and it felt like you are the happiness person in the world? Everything is the magical game. Every effort you made come true. Let’s imagine and wish or desire it. Faith is an attitude towards life that allows us to consciously awaken to feel that what we hope and desire will be true here and now. It opens the door for us to experience everything we hope and we get many powers to step ahead. Laws of Universe will help you achieve what you want. Below are some tips.     I remember such a time many years ago when I lived in the East Village in NYC and entered my screenplay … Read entire article »

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Advanced Faith (4) – Fast & Pray

Advanced Faith (4) – Fast & Pray Jesus made it clear, and the apostle Paul repeated the assertion later, that fasting is a vital key to unleashing spiritual power. In the Greek Orthodox Church, there are still many people who become strict vegetarians during lent; for the same reason, Catholics are encouraged to give up one thing for forty days; the idea has even been picked up by the Muslim faith where, during Ramadan, no food is ingested between sunrise and sunset. There seems to be a strange, underlying connection between faith and fast. By now, if you have been following my series of articles on Faith, you will be convinced there are two separate parts of your existence, body and spirit. There is also a third part which connects … Read entire article »

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Having Positive Faith

Having Positive Faith “You just gotta have FAITTTTTTHHHH!” From the song “Faith” by George Michael and Limp Bizkit   They way you think will influence the way you will be. This is why having faith is essential in order for you to do anything. What you think about the most of and what you imagine yourself as the most of is what you will become!   Welcome to the power of faith! If you want to become successful or wealthy then you just have to image yourself as being it by having faith and then you will become what you are wanting and thinking about because you are obsessed with it and you have faith about it.   If you want positive things to happen in your life then you have to think positive and … Read entire article »

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Faith Shall Set You Free

Faith Shall Set You Free Faith is the key. The power of belief is at the heart of making any success system work for you. Absolute faith in your power to achieve limitless wealth, success and self fulfillment is that hidden secret that you have been searching for. “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will move.” Matthew 17:20 I rarely quote Scripture and I do not follow modern religions as they are little more than distortions of the truths of the many enlightened souls who have passed before us. However, if you read the ancient texts, you will find in all religions that faith has been at the heart of … Read entire article »

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Faith’s a Winner! The Faith of ‘Inaction’

Faith’s a Winner! The Faith of ‘Inaction’ The life of faith is a much more interesting proposition than living life constantly fearful or in a faithless way, swept up as a victim in situations of quandary. And by faith (for the uninitiated) I mean an approach to meeting life difficulties and triumphs that simply doesn’t respond much differently (than we normally would). It’s the same response no matter the stimuli. When we receive that bad news phone call, for instance, our first reaction–our gut instinct–is to shout and scream, or at least protest and complain and seek a better outcome. With faith we reserve judgment, and we wait on God to help us… I was reminded of this when recently sitting in McDonald’s sharing a meal and a drink with my … Read entire article »

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