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Friday, July 17, 2009

Cardinal in ecumenical chorus line in Berlin for bread blessing

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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!

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Stealth priestess gives blessing in the Diocese of Linz

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(on St Valentine's Day)

Papal vacation interrupted by slight medical problem

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Celibacy becomes private matter for priests in Linz

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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.