Sunday, April 01, 2012

Liturgy of the Word followed by Communion from the tabernacle

Typika - OrthodoxWiki:

Is not without controversy even among the Orthodox.

"It should be noted that while this service is blessed in some jurisdictions, it is not universally accepted, nor is it of ancient origin."

So much for the return to the Early Church desired by the Second Vatican Council.

Muslims in Europe are converting empty Christian churches into mosques.

from the Gatestone Institute- whole article at this link.

The proliferation of mosques housed in former churches reflects the rise of Islam as the fastest growing religion in post-Christian Europe.
There are now more practicing Muslims than practicing Christians in many parts of Europe, not only in large urban centers, but also in smaller towns and cities across the continent.
As Islam replaces Christianity as the dominant religion in Europe, more and more churches are set to become mosques, which increasingly serve not only as religious institutions but also function as the foundational political building blocks for the establishment of separate, parallel Muslim communities in Europe that are based on Islamic Sharia law.
The latest churches destined to become mosques are located in Germany, where the Roman Catholic Church has announced plans to close up to six churches in Duisburg, an industrial city in northwestern part of the country, due to falling church attendance."

'via Blog this'