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The QUEEN, as Sovereign Head of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem…

The QUEEN, as Sovereign Head of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, has directed that the appointment of Peter Grant RODDA to be a Serving Brother/Member of the said Order, dated 8 August 1984, shall be cancelled and annulled and that his name shall be erased from the Roll of the said Order. (Amazing the authority of the Queen)

THE ORDER OF ST JOHN
The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to sanction the following Promotions in, and Appointments to, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem:
AS BAILIFF GRAND CROSS
The Most Reverend Archbishop Emeritius Desmond TUTU
AS KNIGHT
Victor Kennicott ATKINS Jr
Captain (Retired) Winston Giles CHURCHILL
Joseph MacDonald DEALEY Jr
Andrew Martin LATHAM
Colonel John Robert MacKENZIE MBE TD
Andrew Hayward NEIS
Colonel (Retired) Howell Crawford SASSER Sr
The Honourable Gordon James WHITIN
AS DAME
AnnLuedinghaus, Mrs CASE
Elizabeth McLean, Mrs HYERS
Ms Polly Hohlt JONES
Eileen Mary, Mrs YAGO
AS COMMANDER (BROTHER)
Theodore Wayne BROWN
Dr Glenn Miller DAVIS
Dr Charles Edward Francis DRAKE
The Reverend Dr Christopher Ashley FORD
Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Patrick Roy HOLCROFT LVO OBE
Richard Allen HUNNINGS
Theodore Howard JACOBSEN
Kenneth Floyd KOEN
Jaeame I KOYIL
Howard LESTER
John Daniel PEEBLES
Dr James Steven REIBEL
Thomas Franz ROEDL
The Right Reverend Stacy Fred SAULS
William Robert VAN LUVEN
AS COMMANDER (SISTER)
Dr Anne Louise COLEMAN
Miss Melanie Sue ETHRIDGE
Brantley Carter Bolling, Mrs KNOWLES II
Ms Dianne Alley ROBINSON
Joan Margaret Lively, Mrs STANSBURY
Susan Schiffer, Mrs STAUTBERG
The Reverend Dr Cecily Johnson TITCOMB
AS OFFICER (BROTHER)
Dr Charles Emmet BAGWELL
Dr Stuart Furtwangler BALL
The Reverend Dr David George COULTER CB QHC
Mortimer Finlay CURRAN
The Right Reverend Clifton DANIEL III
The Very Reverend Dennis Lee DAY
The Right Reverend Andrew Marion Lenow DIETSCHE
Robert Martin DONALDSON
Alexander Fraser DRYBURGH
The Reverend James Robert HARLAN
Christian Barrett HENSLEY
Donald Lee KLEIN Jr
Blucher Blair LINES
Donald Scott LURDING
Dr George Hutcheson MARTINDALE Sr
Canon Nigel Patrick NICHOLSON DL
Nicholas Lithgow PAUL
Ronald Carroll PLUNKETT
David Edmund Ian PYOTT
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Jeffrey Andrew RITSICK
The Honorable Gerald Wesley SCOTT
Scott Allen SPAULDING
John Thomas SPIKE Jon Malcolm SWENSON
Jeremy Alexander WOAN
Tiong Wee David YEO
AS OFFICER (SISTER)
Dr Cherylee June BERRY MBE
Susan Wright, Mrs BRENNAN
Torrey Van Antwerp, Mrs DEKEYSER
Jane Adams, Mrs FERRIL III
Margaret Gaskins, Mrs GILL
Ms Kent Elizabeth GLADSTONE
Jane Piper, Mrs GLEASON
Cynthia Satterwhite, Mrs JARBOE
Susan Goldwater, Mrs KEENAN
Mary, Mrs KING
The Reverend Ruth Bradbury LAMONTE
Nicola, Mrs MOTH
Elizabeth Hanson LeViness, Mrs NOTTINGHAM
Elizabeth Ann, Mrs PAUL
Sheila, Mrs TREACY
Marilyn Seely, Mrs VAN STORY
AS SERVING BROTHER
The Reverend James Patrick ADAMS
The Honorable Robert Brown ADERHOLT
Mohammad Arif Bin ALI
Dr Inderjit Singh ANAND
George Patterson APPERSON III
David Gifford ARSCOTT
The Reverend Paul Andrew BAGOTT
Stuart David BAKER
The Reverend Stuart Alan BATES
Richard Foulke BEIRNE IV
Peter Bernard BENNETT
William Charles BLIND Jr
Paul David BOLLINGER
Roger Blane BORGELT
John Glenna Bryson BOYD
Stephen Charles BROOKS
Raymond Ramsdell BUNKER
Timothy Knowlton CARPENTER
Dr William Richard CASHION Jr
Hin Kei Enoch CHAN
Marcus Holman CHESNUTT
Dr George CIOFFI
Brigadier General (Retired) Carter Weldon CLARKE Jr
The Reverend Timothy Alexander Robertson COLE
Mark Henry CRITCHFIELD
Kevin James Brady DAVIS
Guy Louis DE CHAZAL
Butler Carson DERRICK III
David Alan DISI
Herbert Laurence FRITZ Jr
Stephen Wilhelm GAUSTER-FILEK
Ray GOUGH
Joseph Thomas GREEN
William Robert GRIFFITH
Robert Phyfer HALL II
Charles Douglas HARVEY
John Calvin HAYES IV
Dr Fraser Cummins HENDERSON Sr
Kenneth Frank HERRINGTON III
Raymond HINSON
The Very Reverend Randolph Marshall HOLLERITH
Gee Yen HUNG
The Reverend Andrew David HYBL
William George JAMES-HIRST
Ethan Whitcomb JOHNSON
James Alexander KENNEDY
Colonel (Retired) Kenneth Andrew KRAFT
Andrew Astwood KRYZAK
Lieutenant Colonel Dr Simon Paul LeCLERC
Kok Seng William LEE Dennis Anthony LOCK
Major Michael Joseph MARIN
The Reverend Canon Brooks Kevin MASON
David Andrew MATTHEWS
Bernard MATZ
Vaughan Watkins MCRAE
Stephen Warren MILES
Harris Evan MILLIGAN Jr
Lieutenant James Gregory MOXNESS II
Arthur Phillips NAZRO III
George Thomas NOVINGER
Matthew Martin OGBURN
Michael O’TOOLE
Dr Craig PATERSON
Roy Alan PEARCE
Daniel Steven PEÑA Jr
Stephen David PERROTT
The Reverend Dr John Peter PHAM
Dr Kasey Lee PIERSON
Michael Forster PISAPIA
Dr Martin Param PONNIAH
Anthony John PUGH
Blasko Cedomir RISTIC
John Rowland ROBINSON
Bruce Clifford ROSS-LARSON
Mark Lynford SABERTON
Anthony SCHEMBRI Jr
The Reverend Canon Dr Robert Alan SCHIESLER
Ross SHELLEMAN
Clay Greenwood Iverdale SMALL
Michael Roy SONNENREICH
Lloyd Gregory STANFORD
Ernest Franklin STEINER
The Reverend Canon John Harvey TAYLOR
Chu Yaw TEH
Sudip Dilip THAKAR
Thoong Leong THONG
Daniel Egan TOMAI
James David WARREN Jr
Michael William WEISBROD
Christopher WHITE
Dr Adrian Charles WHITWOOD BEM
Christopher Robin WOLF
Richard Randolph WOODS
Matthew Tyler YATES
AS SERVING SISTER
Wafa, Mrs ABDIN
Ann Roscopf, Mrs ALLEN
Ms Robin Lynn ALLEN
Dr Zaina AL-MOHTASEB
Chandana, Mrs ANAND
The Reverend Susan Gallagher ASTARITA
Ms Irene Georgia ATHANS
Alixandra Fitzwilliam-Tate Collins, Mrs BAKER
Melinda Joan, Mrs BARBEE
Mary Ellen, Mrs BORGELT
Felicia Jane BROWN
Cynthia Lynn, Mrs CASHION
Mariana Poutiatine, Mrs COTTEN
Delphine Helen, Mrs DAFT
Marjorie Sellers, Mrs DAY
Edith Baird, Mrs EGLIN
Hui Shang ER
Dr Joyce Marie GATTAS
Isa HABIDAH
Julia Dayton, Mrs HANSEN
Elizabeth Ann, Mrs HARVEY
Cassandra Hyland, Mrs HENDERSON
Miss Virginia Lynn HOPSON
Sharilyn Durdin, Mrs LAMPSON
Virginia Snyder, Mrs LEE
Ms Christine McCARRICK
Ms Candace Anne MACKENZIE
Ms Lisa Anne MCCLUNG
The Honorable Bonnie MCELVEEN-HUNTER
Nora Frances Stone, Mrs MCRAE
Marilyn Ross, Mrs MILES
Bettie McGowin, Mrs MILLER
Ms Mary Kathleen MYERS
Lucy Collins NAZRO
Gladys Filomena, Mrs NOVINGER
Li Yen ONG
Ms Nancy McDonald PARIS
Donna Olney, Mrs PASSMORE
Ms Susan Austin Taylor PERKINS
Alice Douglas, Mrs PIDGEON
Lynn Tryon, Mrs POHANKA
Barbara Gahan, Mrs ROBINSON
Miss Emma Kate Camilla SHEPPARD
Janice Elaine Siever, Mrs SMULCER
Sandra Feagan, Mrs STERN
Mary Leslie Casson, Mrs STEVENS
Laura May Thalmann, Mrs WARNER
Toni Joy, Mrs WHITEING
Nancy Marie Ranney, Mrs WOLCOTT
Maureen Rose, Mrs WOODWARD
The QUEEN, as Sovereign Head of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, has directed that the appointment of Peter Grant RODDA to be a Serving Brother/Member of the said Order, dated 8 August 1984, shall be cancelled and annulled and that his name shall be erased from the Roll of the said Order.

Aramaic Video – May be the answers you been waiting for?

The Bible was written in verse so it would not be changed.

A poem cannot be changed without changing its meaning. Even if one word is replaced with another, it will not mean the same. Of course, I’m talking of masterfully written verse, such as we find in the Scriptures.
Therefore, when you have a translation of the Old Testament Scriptures from the Ancient Aramaic (or Ancient Hebrew), the poetic structure is going to be lost, because the translators will attempt to capture the meaning and not reproduce the rhyme or the meter of the poetry. Such is the case with the Greek and Latin translations; they have not retained the poetic structure of the verses.
But why were the Scriptures recorded in verse if they were to be translated and used by all nations and tongues? I believe they were recorded in verse so as to preserve the exact meanings of the doctrines and oracles recorded by the inspired writers.
The Western translators say that the Old Testament Scriptures were recorded in verse — that’s why we quote chapter and verse — and that they were written in Hebrew; but why do they say that the New Testament was originated in Greek? Don’t they know that the New Testament is also written in verse? Well, if they knew that, why isn’t the Greek New Testament written in verse? As it stands, the Greek and Latin New Testaments are not in verse; their texts have no rhyme or meter like the Ancient Aramaic does!
For example, the Gospel of John, in its entirety, is one poem. It is a beautifully written poem. How can it be said that the New Testament was not originated in the Ancient Aramaic language when it is all in verse? The Lord Himself quoted the Book of Isaiah and Jeremiah, and they are both complete poems from the first word to the last. The Lord Himself delivered all His teachings in perfect verse. His words are preserved in verse only in the Ancient Aramaic. How can the Western Churches claim that the New Testament was originated in Greek?
Are they going to deny that the New Testament was written in verse? Are they going to say that the word “verse” implies only that the text is divided into sentences, which are simply numbered for easy reference? Then why does the Ancient Aramaic all rhyme and have meter?
No, in fact, all the Scriptures were originated in the Ancient Aramaic language, and that was by design, so that later generations and all the nations of the world would never be able to alter a single word of truth.
To prove this, I have made this video commentary on the Gospel of John, using verses 6 through 14 of the Gospel of John.

Archbishop of Punjab, Pakistan agrees with Archbishop of Canterbury

“The Syrian Church represents a very ancient and a very rich strand in the great tapestry of Christian witness,” said the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.

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His Excellency continues, “And perhaps most importantly to most people in maintaining the language that is closest to the language spoken by Our Lord himself across these centuries.

“I can still remember the experience of first hearing the psalms sung in Syriac and realizing that was probably the same kind of sound heard by Our Lord as the psalms were sung in Aramaic in his day.” (Look at the date of this article. It appears on the surface to be almost a prophecy of what the Syrians are experiencing now. Various human societies obviously are not as interested in preserving the Original Christian History as they pretend.)

Eashoa:(eeshoo) Sound

Jesus: (eesa) Urdu

Jesus: (eesa) Arabic

Jesus: (Yesu)

You have searched the English word “Jesus” meaning in Urdu which is “عیسی” eesa. Jesus meaning in Urdu has been searched 23,556 (twenty-three thousand five hundred and fifty-six) times till 2/10/2017. On this one website. You can find the translation in Urdu and Roman for the word eesa. Find the meaning in Urdu, Arabic, Hindi, Spanish, French and other languages.


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Archbishop of Canterbury opens Tur Abdin exhibition at Southwark Cathedral

Giulio Paletta’s exhibition of photographs of Tur Abdin in Turkey has been opened at Southwark Cathedral by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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Photojournalist Giulio Paletta, who specialises in small Christian groups, has been to Tur Abdin in south-east Turkey to record the life of the Syrian Christians.

The little ancient Christian community in the mountains has been immune from Roman influence but suffered in recent upheavals which saw death or exile from beginning of the 19th century to the 1990s. The Syrian Orthodox minority now finds itself struggling with little support from the Turkish authorities.

“The Syrian Church represents a very ancient and a very rich strand in the great tapestry of Christian witness,” said the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.

“And perhaps most importantly to most people in maintaining the language that is closest to the language spoken by Our Lord himself across these centuries.

“I can still remember the experience of first hearing the psalms sung in Syriac and realising that was probably the same kind of sound heard by Our Lord as the psalms were sung in Aramaic in his day.”

Speaking of the community’s present struggle with poverty and harassment, Dr Williams said that he wanted to express solidarity with them and pray for them.

“Turkey has an honourable tradition of tolerating and protecting religious minorities and it would be a tragedy if the next generation were to see that tradition becoming any weaker.”

The Bishop of Woolwich read out a message from the Bishop of Tur Abdin who said that it was a great comfort to have support from the British ecumenical Tur Abdin Focus Group which is staging the exhibition.

A second message was received from the Patriarch of Antioch who visited Lambeth Palace last year. The Patriarch’s representative Bishop Polycarpos also spoke.

Canon Bruce Saunders, welcoming the Archbishop, said: “Southwark Cathedral is a parish church rooted in this local community, we are the mother church of the diocese but from time to time we also behave like an English cathedral should with a national profile doing something which takes our interest beyond our own boundaries.”

Among guests at the opening were the Syrian Ambassador, diplomatic representatives from the Netherlands and Turkey, Metropolitan Seraphim of Glastonbury, the Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe, Fr Stephen Griffith who is both Anglican Chaplain in Syria and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Apocrisiarius to the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch and the Archdeacon of Southwark.

For the Archbishop it was his second visit to Southwark in 6 days; last week he opened a new nurture room at Cathedral School in Redcross Way.

The Tur Abdin exhibition is at Southwark Cathedral until Monday 18 October.

Attacks on Assyrians in Syria By ISIS and Other Muslim Groups

De facto information we all need to know.

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Posted 2015-02-27 03:57 GMT

The following is a list of attacks against Assyrians in Syria by ISIS and other Muslim Groups.

See also: List of Assyrian and Other Churches Destroyed in Syria

2012-05-12 Jihadists Seize Christian Village in Syria, Expel Its Residents

They take pride in speaking Aramaic, language Jesus Christ speaks. (Eashoa M’sheekha)

Syriacs, Assyrians and Chaldeans are ethnically and linguistically the same people. They take pride in speaking Aramaic, the language Jesus Christ spoke.

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One of them was Syriac, the other was Chaldean. The Syriac speaks Arabic but understood my conversation with his comrade in English. The Chaldean is a member of the Kurdistan parliament who speaks in perfect, fluent English. Among the three denominations that constitute one of the oldest Christian communities in Mesopotamia, only a representative of the Assyrian community was not present.Syriacs, Assyrians and Chaldeans are ethnically and linguistically the same people. They take pride in speaking Aramaic, the language Jesus Christ spoke. Generally, they do not like to be asked whether they are Syriac, Assyrian or Chaldean. They insist that they are all the same and that such a question is of a divisive nature.

Nevertheless, I asked and found that one of them is Syriac, belonging to the Orthodox church, and the other one Chaldean, connected to the Vatican.

Read the full story here.

Nature vs Nurture

The nature vs. nurture dialogue is a cultural and logical journey made possible with the help of scientific  and spiritual study about whether tribal culture, behavior, social communication is primarily the cause of nature or nurture. Nature, by both sides give definition by journeying into genetics and hormonal influences. Nurture, by both sides give definition by journeying into environment and experience. Wholeness in the dialogue manifest evidence as we move through time, and not taking snapshots of intermediate slices of time and space.

What man seeks is utter freedom, endless happiness and zero pain. In other words, everything.

Eashoa knew. He fulfilled the Scriptures and sent out his disciples into the world to preach about a spiritual kingdom — life everlasting, outside the realm of the visible world; to teach about the Scriptures and how they were fulfilled through his life and mission; and ultimately to give us peace in understanding how the universe works, how to live and never lose heart.

Eashoa knew that his teachings would be misinterpreted by many, but that they would be accessible to those who didn’t use them for self-aggrandizement and personal profit. All I can do is to translate the Scriptures as I find them. I can’t reconcile all the doubters to one set of beliefs. I can only do my best as a translator. I’m satisfied with that.

Eashoa knew everything. His birth, teachings, death and resurrection were the only proof humanity needed to find meaning in life. He picked a narrow sliver in the timeline of the universe to place the historical mission that would make sense of all the history and philosophy of the world. He knew that there were great kings and empires such as those of the Pharaohs, the Babylonians, the Ashurai, the Greeks and the Romans. He knew many others would come and go. He knew of the great philosophers and scientists of all the ages before and the ages that would come. You may not believe it, because you might be thinking how could Eashoa have known everything?

Eashoa knew everything because the best of the scientists have to offer is, “We don’t know.” Man does not understand what gave him birth, what happiness is, why there is pain, and why he must die. (I refer to man not as a Chauvinist, because women know more — they know about birth anyway, and a few other things I don’t wish to go into now.) Eashoa is the only one who has explained this aspect of human consciousness: a seed is nothing more than the genetic basis of what the plant needs to grow out of. So is the human being nothing more than the forty-six chromosomes that make up his or her genesis. The seed and the fetus are the basis of life as we know it. Where did this knowledge come from?

The universe is made up of dark and light elements, negative and positive forces, and the observable world for us is an endless mystery that most of us don’t even care to grapple with; we are so concerned with our own little world, and Eashoa knew that. Ultimately the human being isn’t interested in a scientific explanation, but an opportunity to seek some measure of happiness within the confines of the human culture where he or she lives.

Eashoa knew that. He came to the world two thousand years ago and answered all the questions humanity would ever ask. The questions and the answers are here in the Ancient Aramaic Scriptures. I want you to learn to say “Eashoa”. You say, “Jesus.” It’s Eashoa — not Ye-shoo-wa — Ee-sho. I transliterates it Eashoa. It’s not asking too much, and maybe it’s not all that important, since we all know who we’re talking about. Do we not?  Read more…

‘Eashoa knew’ taken from Victor Alexander

Morocco, first nation to recognize the United States as an independent nation 1777 A.D.

“What CFC plans to do is sell market access to French speaking Africa and giving fiscal and financial incentives to financial institutions, professional services firms such as legal and consulting companies as well as large multinational firms with regional headquarters,” Abdelmalek Alaoui, Managing Partner of Global Intelligence Partners, an adviser on the project said in an email statement.

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While early Pentecostals in America were often marginalized within the larger Christian community, Pentecostal beliefs began penetrating the mainline Protestant denominations from 1960 onward and the Catholic Church from 1967.[7] This adoption of Pentecostal beliefs by those in the historic churches became known as the charismatic movement. Charismatics are defined as Christians who share with Pentecostals an emphasis on the gifts of the Spirit but who remain a part of a mainline church. Also, charismatics are more likely than Pentecostals to believe that glossolalia is not a necessary evidence of Spirit baptism.[6] The movement led to the creation of independent evangelical charismatic churches more in tune with this revival of the Holy Spirit. Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, California is one of the first evangelical charismatic church in 1965.[8] In United Kingdom, Jesus Army, founded in 1969, is an example of the impact outside USA.[9] Many other congregations were established in the rest of the world.[10]

Missionaries have the authority to preach the Christian faith (and sometimes to administer sacraments), and provide humanitarian work to improve economic development, literacy, education, health care, and orphanages. Christian doctrines (such as the “Doctrine of Love” professed by many missions) permit the provision of aid without requiring religious conversion.

The earliest examples of Christian missionary activity are those recorded in writings that would eventually come to form the New Testament. Early writings include the letters of Apostle Paul, written in the course of his missionary activity in Asia Minor and Greece. His activities were preceded by an expansion of Christianity from the first followers of Jesus in Jerusalem throughout Syro-Palestine. This is also described in the Acts of the Apostles.

The earliest Christian mission, then, the Great Commission and Dispersion of the Apostles, was active within Second Temple Judaism, as Christianity had not yet split from Judaism. Whether a Jewish proselytism existed or not that would have served as a model for the early Christians is unclear, see Circumcision controversy in early Christianity#Jewish background for details. Soon, the expansion of the Christian mission beyond Judaism to those who were not Jewish became a contested issue, notably at the Council of Jerusalem. The Apostle Paul was an early proponent of this expansion, and contextualized the Christian message for the Greek and Roman cultures, permitting it to reach beyond its Hebrew and Jewish roots.

From Late Antiquity onward, much missionary activity was carried out by members of religious orders. Monasteries followed disciplines and supported missions, libraries, and practical research, all of which were perceived as works to reduce human misery and suffering and glorify the Christian God. For example, Nestorian communities evangelized parts of Central Asia. Cistercians evangelized much of Northern Europe, as well as developing most of European agriculture’s classic techniques. St Patrick evangelized many in Ireland. St David was active in Wales.

During the Middle Ages, Ramon Llull (c. 1232 – c. 1315) advanced the concept of preaching to Muslims and converting them to Christianity by means of non-violent argument.[2] A vision for large-scale mission to Muslims would die with him, not to be revived until the 19th Century.

Additional events can be found at the timeline of Christian missions.

Morocco was the first nation to recognize the fledgling United States as an independent nation in 1777.[27][28][29] In the beginning of the American Revolution, American merchant ships in the Atlantic Ocean were subject to attack by the Barbary pirates. On 20 December 1777, Morocco’s Sultan Mohammed III declared that American merchant ships would be under the protection of the sultanate and could thus enjoy safe passage. The Moroccan–American Treaty of Friendship, signed in 1786, stands as the U.S.’s oldest non-broken friendship treaty.[30][31]

thousands-receive-the-holy-spirit-at-crusade-in-indonesiaWe must pray for believers in Indonesia. Thousands are being drawn to Jesus.

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