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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.

Should the word “Lamb” be replaced with the word “Ram”

Rev 6:1 And I saw that the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living beings saying, like a voice of thunder, “Come.”
Rev 6:2 And behold, a white horse. And he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering, and to conquer.
Rev 6:3 And when He opened the second seal, I heard the second living being saying, “Come!”
Rev 6:4 Another horse went out, fiery red, and it was granted to him that sat on it to take peace from the earth, so that they might kill each other; and there was given to him a great sword.
Rev 6:5 And when He opened the third seal, I heard the third living being say, “Come.” And behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.


Rev 6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living beings, saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; but do not harm the oil and the wine.”
Rev 6:7 And when He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living being saying, “Come.”
Rev 6:8 And behold, a pale horse, and he who sat on it was named Death, and Hades was following him. And authority was given to him over a fourth of the earth, to kill with the sword, and with famine, and with death, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
Rev 6:9 And when He opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held.
Rev 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, do You not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?”
Rev 6:11 Then a long white robe was given to them, and it was said to them that they should rest yet a while, until also their fellow servants and their brothers, who were about to be killed as also they were, should complete their course.
Rev 6:12 And I saw when He opened the sixth seal, that there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole moon became like blood.
Rev 6:13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, like a fig tree casting its untimely figs, being shaken by a mighty wind.
Rev 6:14 Then the sky was split like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island were removed out of their places.
Rev 6:15

Rev 6:16 And they said to the mountains and crags, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb!
Rev 6:17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who shall be able to stand?”

Marietta Wolfe Song “Won’t Somebody Love Me”

Marietta Wolfe Song “Won’t Somebody Love Me” 

Allow the word pictures of this song inspire you to love. I was thinking today. The secret to enduring obedience to the laws of each nation is “Love Your Nation” If you love your Nation you will respect your own laws. And, laws that need to be changed love will help you decide if these laws are necessary.

You desire to see your Nation improve, improve yourself through prayer and reading Holy Writings.

High Hopes for Kids Development Center Story

Microsoft Partner

The Microsoft partner community is a special group of truly invested businesses and professionals. We see this commitment to global good every day.  We delight in sharing the stories of a few of our partners who are making a difference in the world. Today we are sharing the amazing work of ImageQuest and their support of the non-profit organization, High Hopes for Kids Development Center.

We spoke with Co-Founder, President, and CEO of ImageQuest, Milton Bartley, about their philanthropy projects and the inspiration behind the work that they do.

Delivering Quality of Life

High Hopes Development Center provides a pediatric therapy clinic and inclusive preschool to families in Tennessee. The mission of the founders of the non-profit was to create a place that would meet the needs of families with children who had special needs or chronic diseases. The center consists of a therapy clinic that helps children and youth from birth to 21 years achieve success in all areas of their daily lives through physical, occupational, speech and feeding therapies. Their preschool has a special inclusive blend of children both with and without special needs in a developmentally appropriate setting.

Milton says that ImageQuest got involved with High Hopes for Kids almost a decade ago when after providing some services to the non-profit they came to learn more about the organization. As Milton learned more about High Hopes, he got more involved in fundraising and some other volunteer efforts. Inevitably, ImageQuest got to the point where they provide High Hopes with their critical IT services completely pro bono.

Supporting the Cause

Over the years, ImageQuest has provided all the necessary managed services, Office 365 licensing and communication tools, new computers, a new server, even video monitoring systems for classroom and playground security. They helped the organization apply and get grants for their equipment and, if they were unable to win the grant, the equipment was donated to the organization. Through their IT services and frequent support in fundraising efforts, ImageQuest has become an important part of the success of High Hopes for Kids.

The Inspiration Behind the Work

Milton said that the inspiration for ImageQuests™ support of the High Hopes organization is likely similar to many other benefactors. He said, It all started with a visit. When you go on site to the facility and you see the work that they’re doing, on both the therapy side as well as the education, you can come away from that not touched by the experience. I was just blown away. He was so affected by the work that High Hopes does every day to help special needs children and their families live a more enriched and fulfilling life, he knew that he needed to help in the best ways he could.

The Importance of Philanthropy from a Business Perspective

Milton says that the philanthropy ImageQuest does is important from a personal and a business perspective for a couple of reasons. Beyond simple altruism, he says that customers expect businesses to be involved in the community, but it’s easy for that support to be spread too thin. Milton explained,  “As a business, you get asked by many organizations to participate, and what I learned early on is that if I support every cause that asks, I’m giving very little and I don’t see the impact. Because of that, we made the decision that we would focus all our energies on only two charities where we knew we could make a difference.”

From an altruistic perspective, he said that its important for employees to know they work toward something beyond just a simple paycheck. Milton said, “We can see that we give back and we can see that were making a difference in our community, which makes everyone feel better about where they work.  This helps ImageQuest maintain a strong relationship with the community, helps with team morale, and even helps them with recruiting the best talent.

It makes us feel good as a business. Were doing something for society that makes what we do bigger than ourselves.

“Milton Bartley, Founder and CEO of ImageQuest”  

What happens to humans who disagree with freedom?

 

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There exist yet leaders whom are hell bent on ignoring their people’s needs.

President Barack Obama dances tango during a state dinner hosted by Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri at the Centro Cultural Kirchner as part of President Obama’s two-day visit to Argentina, in Buenos Aires March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

 

 

Must be horrible to experience the consequence of failing to acknowledge others as humans.

 

All Internet Lies have a …

All internet lies have easy identifiers (IDS) if you know what to look for these ids. Internet Lies (ILS) all follow the certain formula: Example: “The victim receives a call instilling panic and urgency to make your payment by purchasing iTunes Gift Cards from the nearest retailer (convenience store, an electronics retailer, etc.). After the cards have been purchased, you will be asked to pay by sharing the 16-digit code on the back of the card with the caller over the phone.

It’s important to know that iTunes Gift Cards can be used ONLY to purchase goods and services from the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, or for an Apple Music membership. If you’re approached to use the cards for payment outside of the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, or Apple Music, you could very likely be the target of a scam and should immediately report it to your local police department as well as the FTCCurious?

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.)

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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.