Sunday, March 23, 2008
HAPPY EASTER 2008 TO ALL -- TO OUR ORTHODOX FRIENDS, NOT UNTIL APRIL 27TH!
Oh grave where is thy victory ?
First-fruits of incorruptible man
Jesus, Son of God
Lamb of God
Ram of Consecration
Author and finisher of our faith
Bread of life
Mighty One of Jacob
High Priest of the order of Melchisadec
Holy One of Israel
Eternal one of Jacob
King of Kings, Lord of Lords
He is risen
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!"
"In 1582, Gregory XIII (Pope of the Roman Catholic Church) revised the calendar for use by people all across Christendom, resulting in a new set of dates for Easter. Universal adoption of the Gregorian calendar occurred slowly. By the 1700's, though, most of western Europe had adopted what came to be known as the Gregorian Calendar.
"The rules for determining the date of Easter are:
"Easter falls on the first Sunday following the first full moon that occurs on or after the day of the vernal equinox; the vernal equinox is fixed as March 21. There are some highly technical rules for determining the actual date of the full moon, but when you take all this into account the result is that Easter can never occur before March 22 or later than April 25.
"(Eastern Orthodox churches use a variant of these rules that result in those churches celebrating Easter on a different Sunday.)"
Quoting from http://www.godweb.org/
the RCC took it upon itself to
change the date.
The very word Easter is pagan in
origin. The resurrection took place
during Passover. He is the Passover
lamb. His blood should be on the
doorposts of our hearts. He is also
the Unleavened Bread. He is also
the First Fruits of God.
For that matter the Sabbath is
now and always was on the seventh
day, Saturday. Of course the word
"Saturday" is a pagan word as are
all the days of the week and all the
months of the year. It was Constantine
a Roman Emperor who changed the
day of worship to the first day, the
"venerable day of the sun".
My point is definitely NOT to denigrate
the RCC but just to point out how
hard the devil has been at work
doing everything he could to mess
up the Christian faith. He's won a
number of battles but the war is
won by the conquering King Jesus.
He is risen !
I had a dream last week that when I woke up I remembered singing that song throughout. I wondered at the time if I was being attacked spiritually while sleeping and the Holy Spirit was protecting me with song. Whatever the reason, what a wonderful way to wake up, with a song in your heart!
Do you know about these people?
EU to be cashless by 2010.
I think we will go directly to Phoenix or cashless and by pass the Amero which I heard has been printing for a year.
Would not be surprised if it's Hillary, or such a fight McCain as default. Doesn't matter.
http://www.ecb. eu/press/ key/date/ 200...080318. en.html
They are not Biblical but pagan in origin and are certainly commercial.
Who really cares? I prefer to keep my money in my purse rather than giving it to the "merchants."
It is a lecture entitled "Hidden Agenda" by Professor Walter J. Veith.
This is twice now I've been
attacked by Dorothy.
I have no "little scheme".
My questions have been honest
and my intentions are, I think,
the same as everyone else in here.
The website I ASKED about seems
plausable to me. If it's a pack
of lies tell me that it is. Instead
you've called me a liar for the
You obviously didn't, couldn't,
or just wouldn't read it. In
fact you yourself describe it
as "questionable". That would
have been fine but you had to
go on to call me a liar.
I have no "scheme" and my
question was a simple question.
Dorothy, I'm a Christian.
My last name is Farrar.
I live in Maine.
I'm a musician who plays
I love to read the Bible
because it''s God's word.
I'm not perfect and I have
sins that continue to beset me.
I'm not easily insulted, but
you've managed to do just
Anyone else who wants to know more about Paul, check out his comment at 8:31 pm following Constance's 2/18/08 essay.
My mother had a saying which was "He think's he's smart to the extent he thinks we're stupid."
Not saying this applies to you of course. It's just a bit of folk wisdom.
and the “tradition” of a Friday crucifixion, which isn't supported with scripture.
This is one of those things I had not really thought about until very recently.
I have not done any in-depth studies on the Jewish festivals and the specific dates tied to each, but others who have, concur that at the moment in history
that Jesus was crucified, the ‘Day of Preparation’ before Passover fell on Thursday of that week. Jesus died 3 hours before the Passover meal – at the exact time
they slaughtered the lambs. This is supported in Scripture in that Joseph of Arimathaea and Nicodemus requested the body of Jesus from Pilate so it could be anointed and buried before the High Holy Sabbath-Feast, which began in a few
hours. What I know for sure is that on the third days He rose!! My Redeemer Lives!!
The dating of the our celebrating of our Lord’s
(by WHOM-EVER), is based on the lunar calendar to identify it with Passover. “Easter”
is always the first Sunday after the first full moon after the “Spring Equinox”. Unfortunately,
‘The Festival of Aries”, the “Spring Equinox” and “Easter” also mark the start of
a New Year for Bahai, Astrology, and the Persians. More than likely, the view of
most who acknowledge the holiday, have more in common with the ancient pagan beliefs and practices – ( fertility symbols like rabbits, and eggs and the “new spirituality”)
than the Resurrection of Jesus our Messiah. Those of the “spiritual mindset” of
the 'Aquarian Age' EMBRACE the celebration of “The Easter Festival” as one of
Three Major Spiritual Festivals
(one of twelve, “Easter” being Aries) as they anticipate
The “Reappearance of the Christ”. You can read the “Easter Festival Talk” organized by the Lucis Trust given March 20, 2008 in New York City. -Rudi
Luke 6: 22-23
How it was explained to me was that in ancient Jewish time, time was reckoned that any part of a day was considered a day, so if Jesus died on Friday he was dead Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and he rose Sunday. Friday and Sunday were part days, but considered full days.
I like Dorothy's sense of rigor in research!
Thank you both for enriching my day!
The success of Google’s web tracking ability, which allows them to customize ads according to user internet browsing habits, has pushed COMCAST, Microsoft, TIVO, and a host of other companies, to get into the act by developing their own versions of living room awareness technology. Big Brother will soon be watching you through your cable box. Everybody wave.
Yes, it's here.
Think this through.
Sounds like quarentine to me when the pandemic occures, you?
Where is the great snatching away?
You can pet your CAR just don't pet your cat. ;)
I'm dyslexic and don't catch mistakes some times.
I stand by everything I said at 8:31
on February 18 and every other time
I written something here.
I also noticed that I've said "God bless
you" to you , and I've said I'm sorry a
couple of times, and I've thanked you
I've also referred to myself as a
"class clown" in here, and identified
you and others as real researchers
which I think you are.
But you quote your mom about
"some people" and then say with
duplicity that it doesn't refer to me.
You've called me "wide eyed",and
basically stupid, twice now but nary
a word to show me why.
WHAT did I do to you ?
You are a mean spirited person.
It will be a truck stop.
3 mil will flood into Israel taking over in the future, will Israel soldiers fire?
Planned for Israels 60 birthday. (I thought they had it already)
Oslo was to be no borders for Israel.
(Dr. Montief (sp) show who's pretty good. Guest will be on next week, has lived in Israel for 60 years? not sure long time anyway.)
Is Israel causing false flags to justify response? I've heard this before from supporters of Israel. (thank God we're not there)
Apparently the last attack/war when Israel lost was to create a mind set like what is here, so we/they are more ameanable to accepting whatever is dished out. People are down in spirit.
"When Israel goes to war and it will be very, very soon, the society is in tatters and divided, how can they win and the army can't function."
Without borders it's the New World Order taking over, probably this spring.
Best I could do.
and user-friendliness of that technology by the world’s people. In the second scenario
“Scenario 2: ‘Dimitrios’ and the Digital Me’ (D-Me)”,
“Dimitrios is wearing, embedded in his clothes (OR IN HIS OWN BODY), a voice activated
‘gateway’ or digital avatar of himself, familiarly known as ‘D-Me’ or ‘Digital Me’” (my emphasis) page 5 or 7/58.
The report offers a ‘Executive Summary’ with the first section titled, “Critical Social-Political Factors” which is a list of , “A series of necessary characteristics that will permit the eventual societal acceptance of AmI:” (page 8 or 10/58)
- AmI should facilitate human contact.
- AmI should be orientated towards community and cultural enhancement.
- AmI should help to build knowledge and skills for work, better quality of work, citizenship
and consumer choice.
- AmI should inspire trust and confidence.
- AmI should be consistent with long term sustainability – personal, societal and environmental
- and with life-long learning. In essence, the challenge is to create an AmI landscape made up
of ‘convivial technologies’ that are easy to live with.
- AmI should be controllable by ordinary people – i.e. the ‘off-switch’ should be within reach:
these technologies could very easily acquire an aspect of ‘them controlling us’. The experts
involved in constructing the scenarios therefore underlined the essential need that people are
given the lead in way that systems, services and interfaces are implemented."
My take on this-the bottom line-is,
Although this information is about the EU, you can bet the US has a mirror image of research on-going at it’s own intelligence research facilities. I’ll work on finding some North American information this week. Do some “googles” on Ambient Intelligence etc. There is much more current info. Anyone have any insight on something called “HP 2010” (Healthy People 2010)?? I just started reading about it and it looks BIG but haven’t had time to really investigate. –Rudi
IST Advisory Group (ISTAG).
a key role of ISTAG is to reflect and advise on the definition and implementation of a coherent research policy in Europe
ICT (Information and Communication Technologies)
PS, if you get upset with me, I’ll have to take my own advise.
You're right, you're right
and you're right, ( well
maybe not the "Christian of the
highest order" part ).
I've had occasion to make a
number of cyber friends here
and I love the free exchange
of info and the general subject
There are other sites that have
a very similar thrust, but they
aren't necessarily Christian, and
there are Christian sites that
"don't want to go there", so
here I am.
I'm grateful to Constance for
providing this one and I know
it's not about me nor do I want it
to be. I've been too flippant on
a number of occasions, for which
I've said I'm sorry. The end of the
world as we know it is no joke.
Sure you know this, but Ami means friend in French. Your digital me is your friend. He'll vote like you do.
This sparked some thought on my part of what we were trying to develop back then. My senior project started out with some user-interactive products that could become embedded in the skin. I discarded it for an easier solution, but the research I had done back then indicated that it was possible, and already in development for devices that would be surgically implanted into the skin for interfacing with computers/web.
I am sure that it was in it's infancy when I looked into it, but when I searched, "user interface ami design" it took me to the wiki article on ambient intelligence.
I will see if I kept my research in my portfolio about the embedded systems I found back then.
Very interesting, Rudi, Thanks for the prompt.
"... in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men." It seems to me that the Easter tradition is an example of what Jesus is referring to here. And I am not talking about the fact of Jesus' resurrection, but the only sign He gave that He is the Messiah, that is essentially negated by the Easter tradition. Another word for this that Constance uses at the heading of this blog is syncretism. And frankly, what passes for Christianity is full of syncretism. It appears to me that it is as if the three great religions of the world have dismissed the Jesus of Scripture as either a fraud/liar or a lunatic. For some possibly useful research on the day the Jesus of Scripture died, go to:
I am also going to check out a book entitled "The Day Jesus the Christ Died" by Fred S. Coulter.
Thanks so much for the link. Very, very interesting and insightful.
Thank you for the additional information. Nope, knowing only about 10 French words, and "friend"
not being one of them, I had no idea it translates Ami. I'll do the google on "industrial design embedded technology" in the morning. Gracias!! Spanish I know a bit more of! -Rudi
passover happens on the 15th day (14th day at sundown) after the SPRING equinox.
that means when day and night are exactly the same length, THATS the beginning of the new year. so 15 days after that IS passover. the modern day jewish calendar is wrong as well. you must go back to the old and know that God locked the dates in by the sun.
We, the Orthodox Christians,
celebrate the Feast Day
of the Glorious Resurrection of
our Lord Jesus Christ every year
on the first Sunday which
is after the first full moon
which is after March 20
according to the Julian Calendar
(currently, that is April 2
according to the
Gregorian Calendar). We prefer
to use the word Pascha, which
comes from the Hebrew word
for Passover. The Day of Pascha
must not precede or coincide
with the Jewish Passover, to
avoid simultaneous celebration
with the Jews, who have
not accepted Christ.
An Orthodox Christian
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