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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Our Nationalistic Churches: The Church of Christ

You've probably seen The Filipino Church of Christ in the States. Here is a interesting description of it written by a Filipino: Iglesia ni Cristo is a Philippine protestant sect that has adopted a sort of fast food approach to religion. The formulaic Iglesia churches are a brilliant exercise in... Sign in to see full entry.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

The Mass At Cock Crow

Tomorrow we begin the Dawn Masses. It is a series of nine masses celebrated daily at dawn. Our parish has it scheduled at 4 AM. This is a tradition among Filipinos. During the time of the Spanish friars they couldn't get their male parishioners to hear the morning mass since these were all already... Sign in to see full entry.

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Monday, December 13, 2004

They're Here They're Here! Carollers Are On The Loose Again!

As Christmas nears, many of our kids are once more getting busy. After all, Christmas also means carolling. The first group of carollers started their rounds in our neighborhood last December 1, 2004. Do you think that 's strange? Not in the Philippines where the first Christmas song is aired on the... Sign in to see full entry.

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Sunday, December 5, 2004

Wet Christmas

I think we may be having a very damp Christmas this year. With all those who weep over the death of loved ones during this past month. Add to these those who have been left homeless by two destructive typhoons, and what have you got? A real flood of tears....and God Himself will always be with them.... Sign in to see full entry.

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Thursday, November 25, 2004

Christmas In Our Hearts

Filipino Original Music for Christmas. Here is one from a favorite singer. Christmas In Our Heart by: Jose Mari Chan Whenever I see girls and boys Selling lanterns on the streets I remember the Child In the manager as He sleeps Wherever there are people Giving gifts, exchanging cards I believe that... Sign in to see full entry.

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