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Cairo (AsiaNews) – Eygpt’s newly elected President and leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Morsi, has promised the nations’ Orthodox and Catholic bishops he will resolve the problems and restore peace among Christians, in a meeting held this morning in Cairo. Yesterday, the president-elect received an official delegation of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

According to Fr. Greiche, spokesman for the Catholic Church who attended the meeting, the statements by the new Islamist president is a good sign for the future of Christians in Egypt. He stresses that the meeting was not planned, but was called at Morsi’s express desire. “He wanted to personally  meet the bishops – he says – and has proved helpful and friendly to Catholics to work together to address and solve the problems of our community.”

Declared president on 23 June with 52% of the votes, Morsi has repeatedly stated in his campaign that he would…

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Through faith all things are possible – and God in His mercy never ceases to work miracles

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“There is nothing impossible unto those who believe; lively and unshaken faith can accomplish great miracles in the twinkling of an eye.

Besides, even without our sincere and firm faith, miracles are accomplished, such as the miracles of the sacraments; for God’s Mystery is always accomplished, even though we were incredulous or unbelieving at the time of its celebration. “Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?” (Rom. 3:3).

Our wickedness shall not overpower the unspeakable goodness and mercy of God; our dullness shall not overpower God’s wisdom, nor our infirmity God’s omnipotence.”

~St. John of Kronstadt, My Life in Christ

Saint John of Kronstadt (1829-1908) is one of the most beloved Russian saints to whom thousands would come seeking his ascetic and pastoral advice. He served most of his life as a priest at St Alexander Nevsky’s Cathedral in Kronstadt outside St Petersburg. He wrote widely on many topics, especially on the profound existential need to cultivate transcendent Christian love and forgiveness.

Another great article from The Onion Dome 2.0!

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Byzantine Music ScoreFirst published September 20, 2002

ISTANBUL – In a discovery which is sure to send shock waves through shock-wave-permeable materials both north and south of the Golden Horn, an unnamed American musicologist discovered the text of an even wordier Liturgy of St. Basil this week in the basement of Hagia Sophia (Church of the Holy Wisdom, now a museum and trendy underground fish-n-chips shop).

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