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Orthodox Christians Commemorate the Dormition of the Virgin Mary

Today, many Orthodox Christians commemorate the Dormition, or falling-asleep, of the Virgin Mary. Western Christians celebrate the same feast today, but with a different name: the Assumption. As we recall the bodily death and assumption into heaven of the holy woman whose “yes” to God made possible our own redemption and resurrection, we look with hope to our own resurrection and eternal life with Christ.

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The Episcopal Church’s Website’s Deafening Silence on the Persecuted Church

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Rev. Jerry Kulah speaks at the 2012 General Conference, at which he served as a delegate (Photo credit: UMNS/ Paul Jeffrey)

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Liberal UMC leaders are once again talking about empowering the growing non-American portion of the denomination. But does the proposed solution match the rhetoric?


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