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Fr. Glenn: Making It Count

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

One of the things people often ask is whether there is reincarnation. Despite the popularization of the concept—notable in other religions especially—the Christian might note the passage that was in one of our weekly Mass readings for Nov. 7: “… it is appointed that human beings die once, and after this the judgment…” (Hebrews 9: ). We also read similarly in other scripture, such as: “Do not give your heart to sorrow; drive it away, remembering the end of life. Do not forget, there is no coming back…” (Sirach 38:20-21) Jesus Himself illustrates the finality of earthly life in Read More

Father Theophan: Ego Spots

Icons created by Fr. Theophan. Photo by Fr. Theophan

By Father Theophan
Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church
Los Alamos

Over the past few months, my work in the pottery shop has been on hold. I have however been working on my iconography practice, and it looks like I’ll have a show of it in July at the Library. All the more reason to keep at it.

In an icon, painted (or written) in the medieval Russian style, the first layer of pigments are the darkest. It’s called the “roskrysh”, which translated means uncovering, the image begins to be uncovered. The painting moves from dark to light, hopefully reflecting Read More

Fr. Glenn: Lifting Up

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

One of the local big news stories last week was the shooting on the movie set of “Rust”, where a well-known actor accidently shot the cinematographer with a prop pistol. But what seemed almost as tragic was the rapidity of which the actor’s political opponents (he is pro-gun control) leapt to attack and ridicule him even before photos of his profound anguish had left the front page. I could not help but recall: “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles; lest the LORD see it, and be displeased…” (Proverbs 24:17), and “…you should not have Read More

Haitian Christian Mission Gives Much But Needs Help

 

From left, Haitian Christian Mission’s Donor Care Director Kristen White, Stateside Sponsorship Director Whitney Smith and Vice President of Haiti Operations/Director of Evangelism Jonas Dorlus speak about the organization Saturday night at the Christian Church. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Christian Church’s Kathy Anderson, left, introduces Haitian Christian Mission’s representatives Stateside Sponsorship Director Whitney Smith, Vice President of Haiti Operations/Director of Evangelism Jonas Dorlus and  Donor Care Director Kristen Read More

LANL Employees Bring Federal Lawsuit Claiming COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate Religious Discrimination

THOMAS MORE SOCIETY News:

Workers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are suing their employers at the government-funded national security research facility.

Thomas More Society attorneys filed the federal lawsuit Oct. 22, in United States District Court over a COVID-19 vaccination mandate that discriminates against employees who seek religious or medical exemptions.

Those employees at the Los Alamos lab who choose not to receive a COVID-19 vaccination for religious or medical reasons face imminent loss of income, benefits, and ultimate termination under the government Read More

Fr. Glenn: An Exceptional Aspiration

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

“Hear me roar!”

It seems that vehicles get ever louder, whether it be the seemingly inexhaustible myriad of muscle cars, loud motorcycles, souped-up pickups or whatever. I’ve always been quite fond of quiet, so riding in a deafening vehicle never appealed. But, I suppose, it comes from the hormonally-fueled desire to dominate, and the roaring, beating of the chest, bellowing, etc., are primal declarations of strength and power—real or simply postured—a challenging to all hearers a contest of dominance … if they dare. “I’m louder, thus faster, stronger, better!” Read More

WRPC Hosts ‘Not-Just-Junk-In-Your-Truck’ Oct. 23

White Rock Presbyterian Church (WRPC) is hosting a ‘Not-Just-Junk-In-Your-Truck’ sale 8 a.m. to noon
Saturday, Oct. 23 to benefit Afghan refugees. White Rock Presbyterian Church is at 310 Rover Blvd. Courtesy/WRPC Read More

Fr. Glenn: Finding Strength

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

Well, it was definitely Friday. Lots of businesses get slammed on Mondays—car repair shops, banks, etc. But for others it can be on Fridays, usually when you have a busy weekend in the making anyway. Plans change, pressures and tempers rise, etc. So easy to just give in to anger and either lash out or despair. Or both.

Cruising the online guides the other evening, I came across a docudrama called “Shackleton’s Captain” on tubi.com—a very engaging story about the South Pole expedition in the early 1900s. Sir Ernest Shackleton gathered a crew and sought to be the first expedition Read More

Donations Needed For TOTH Children’s Christmas Bazaar

Donations are needed for this year’s Children’s Bazaar at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Courtesy/TOTH

COMMUNITY News:

Have any treasures lying around the home? Bring them to the Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr., to be donated to the Children’s Christmas Bazaar.

Donations are being accepted now through Nov. 30.

Items are needed from the community to make this event a success. Suggested items should be new or like new – dolls, stuffed animals, action figures, cars, trucks, toys, baby toys, unopened puzzles, jewelry – pins, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, unopened Read More

Scenes From Ordination And Installation Of New Pastor Zachary Garris At Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church

A service of Ordination and Installation of Zachary M. Garris as pastor of Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church was held Sunday evening in White Rock. Garris, kneeling is prayed for during the service by Ordination Commission Members from the Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Zachary M. Garris, center, with Ordination Commission members Gary McMillan, Greg Schneeberger, Charles Bell, Rick Steele, David Finnegan and David Forslund during his ordination Sunday evening at Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church in White Rock. Photo by Carol Read More

White Rock Presbyterian Church Hosts ‘Not-Just-Junk-In-Your-Truck’ Sale Saturday Oct. 23

WRPC News:

White Rock Presbyterian Church is hosting a “Not-Just-Junk-In-Your-Truck” sale, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 23, to benefit Afghan refugees.

They invite anyone who has items to sell to reserve a spot in the church parking lot for $10 per space. Just park your car and open your trunk to display your gently used wares such as clothing, toys, household goods, small appliances or even craft items. No furniture or large appliances please.

Sellers pay only the cost to rent the space for the sale. However, additional donations to the Afghan refugee project are greatly appreciated. Once the Read More

Fr. Glenn: Choosing Allegiances

By Father Glenn Jones:

If you’ve ever seen Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, you’ll remember the episode when the Nazi collaborator receives from a number of cups the one he thought was the Holy Grail—the cup of Christ at the Last Supper—and drank from it, expecting to receive immortality. Whoops; wrong one. He aged and was pulverized immediately, upon which the ancient knight quips: “He chose…poorly.” Yeah … thanks for the tip. (VIDEO)

We all make a gazillion choices during each day—what to eat, what to wear, work decisions, etc. We decide by what we believe benefits us the most. Will this route Read More

Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church To Ordain New Pastor

Zachary Garris, here with his wife Sara and son David, will be ordained and installed Sunday as the new pastor of Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church in White Rock. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church at 333 Bryce Ave. in White Rock cordially invites the community to the ordination and installation of their new pastor Zachary Garris, at 6 p.m. Oct. 10, as a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.

Garris is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss., and has a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School. Prior to being called to Read More

HAN: TRIAD, Let My Brothers And Sisters Work

By CLIFF HAN
Los Alamos

WWII was the most devastating and destructive wars of all time. It began when Adolph Hitler took power at a time when Germany was economically and politically unstable. He invaded Poland, and made treaties with Italy and Japan to enhance his ability to dominate the entire world and proceeded to murder 6 million Jews in what he called the “final solution”.

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) was established when the world’s leading scientists wanted to create a weapon that would put an end to Hitler’s plan and the unspeakable devastation of the war.

By bringing together Read More

Fr. Glenn: My Guardian Dear

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

The subject of angels often captivates people. There’s actually quite a number of references to angels in the Bible—315 by my BibleGateway concordance count, the number probably depending on the translation. But from cover to cover our angel guides are there—from Genesis to Revelation—just as they are from “cover to cover” of our lives.

Now, every October 2nd is a day we Catholics celebrate our guardian angels—spiritual protectors and guides we believe is given by God to each of us per Jesus words: “…do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that in heaven their  Read More

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