Friday, July 17, 2009

Cardinal in ecumenical chorus line in Berlin for bread blessing

Festival of the Churches at the beginning of the month. The Cardinal is Georg Kardinal Sterzinski, and the protestant representative, Bishop Huber already reported on this blog for a variety of reasons.

Kyrie eleison!

You I will praise all the time

Coptic bread blessing

The chorus line
Alt-Katholische Kirche, Anglikanische Kirche, Armenisch-Apostolische Kirche, Äthiopisch-Orthodoxe Kirche, Berliner Mennoniten-Gemeinde, Bulgarische Orthodoxe Kirche, Bund Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Gemeinden (Baptisten), Christliches Zentrum Berlin, Evangelisch-methodistische Kirche, Evangelische Brüder-Unität Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine, Evangelische Kirche Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz (EKBO), Finnische Lutherische Gemeinde (s. EKBO), Freie evangelische Gemeinden, Griechisch-Orthodoxe Kirche (Antiochien), Griechisch-Orthodoxe Kirche (Konstantinopel), Die Heilsarmee, Koptisch-Orthodoxe Kirche, Mülheimer Verband freikirchlich-evangelischer Gemeinden, Niederländische Gemeinde Berlin, Niederländische Ökumenische Gemeinde, Reformiertes Moderamen (s. EKBO), Religiöse Gesellschaft der Freunde (Quäker), Römisch-Katholische Kirche Erzbistum Berlin, Rumänisch-Orthodoxe Kirchengemeinde Berlin, Russische Orthodoxe Kirche, Schwedische Victoriagemeinde, Selbständige Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche, Serbisch-Orthodoxe Kirche, Siebenten-Tags-Adventisten, Syrisch-Orthodoxe Kirche von Antiochien sowie der Rat der afrikanischen Christen in Berlin-Brandenburg und der Internationale Konvent Christlicher Gemeinden in Berlin-Brandenburg.

Lutheran liturgy in Latin- not a common sight!


Stealth priestess gives blessing in the Diocese of Linz


(on St Valentine's Day)

Papal vacation interrupted by slight medical problem


Celibacy becomes private matter for priests in Linz


Father Josef Friedl has confirmed that in five conversations with Bishop Ludwig Schwarz he has dispelled all ambiguities about his attitude to celibacy.
OÖN: Father, has everything been discussed bv you and Bishop Ludwig?

Friedl: Basically it is settled. The Bishop said at a press conference that I can remain a parish priest.There were five conversations with him, but I have to keep to our understanding to say nothing more. I trigger nothing more.

OÖN: This means you have left the relationship with your partner?

Friedl: I will certainly not go into it. I say nothing. I've clarified everything out from my side. My private life is private.

OÖN: Bishop spokesman Ferdinand Kaineder was this week relieved of his duties. What do you say to that?
Friedl: bad, very bad. He is a great man and had many good ideas. It is very unfortunate that one looses such people.

OÖN: Did you fear that conservative groups in the Catholic Church could also boot you out?
Friedl: the right wing circles, yes ... Direct fear not, but they have set directed their fire at me.