A FIRE that raged through a church destroyed everything except holy paintings of Jesus and Christian saints — leading worshippers to hail it as a miracle. The blaze gutted the ancient monastery of Saint Elijah in Serbia, Russia but the reliefs — which had been blessed by the clergy — remained largely intact. They show the faces of Jesus, Saint John the Baptist and Saint Peter which had once hung pride of place in the 13th century Orthodox church. Firefighters battled to save the building in the remote village of Kazapun but large parts were completely ruined. Rescuers were stunned to see the religious icons were still in good condition despite the severity of the blaze. News quickly spread of the surviving paintings as believers began viewing the rescue as a sign of godly intervention. MOST READ IN WORLD NEWS'BLAZING SQUAD' Brits in court accused of starting Magaluf hotel blaze 'in aerosol prank' DEATH PLUNGE Boy, 17, falls 11 storeys to his death as pals beg him … [Read more...] about Devastating fire that ripped through church destroying absolutely everything except the faces of Jesus and John the Baptist is hailed as a miracle
BIZARRE footage seems to show 'blood' leaking from Jesus Christ's tomb in Jerusalem. Despite sceptics claiming the footage is "old" and "fake", it has sent some Christians into a frenzy, with one posting online: “The truth is in front of people and they just deny it.” The clip was apparently filmed at the Stone of Anointing in Jerusalem – the site which Christians believe is where Jesus’ body was prepared for burial. As the camera zooms in on the top of the grave, a red substance appears to seep through the stone. According to reports, the "moment" was caught by Nicola Kanaan, a resident in Galilee. She claimed the crimson pooling was "blood leaking from the slab". It apparently happened inside Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the holiest sites in Christianity, which is believed to contain the site where Jesus was crucified - along with his tomb. Thousands of viewers have commented on the footage since it circulated last week. Others claimed the … [Read more...] about ‘Blood’ leaks from Jesus Christ’s tomb in Jerusalem in bizarre footage that has sparked conspiracy theory frenzy
JESUS is conventionally thought to have had 12 male disciples - but new information has emerged that claims to show that he had female disciples as well. Here we ask what the latest evidence is and who are theologians Helen Bond and Joan Taylor who have uncovered it. Did Jesus have female disciples? According to a documentary screened on Channel 4 on April 8, theologians Helen Bond and Joan Taylor believe at least half of Jesus' disciples were women, and paired up with the male disciples to spread the word. In addition, they also believe the women bankrolled the movement and Jesus' preaching. Bond and Taylor both said they were appalled - but not surprised - to discover evidence that the female disciples were airbrushed from Christian history. What is the latest evidence? According to research presented by Bond and Taylor, evidence throughout the Bible suggests women such as Joanna, Susanna and Salome were prominent disciples of Jesus at the time. In the gospel of Luke, there is a … [Read more...] about Did Jesus Christ have female disciples, what’s the latest evidence and who are theologians Helen Bond and Joan Taylor?
JESUS would have looked very different from how he is portrayed in paintings and films, an expert has said. Here's what the Son of God would really have looked like - plus the most likely dates of Christ's birth and death as calculated by scientists and historians. What did Jesus Christ look like? In paintings the baby Jesus often has curly blond hair, and as an adult He usually has flowing locks, pale skin and blue eyes. Fair-haired Willem Defoe and blue-eyed Robert Powell are among the actors who have played Him on the big screen. The Bible referred to Jesus as a Galilean Israelite, and scholars believe He would have resembled a modern day Middle Eastern man. Joan Taylor set the record straight in her book, What Did Jesus Look Like?, which examines His many depictions including the fabled Turin Shroud. The author concludes Jesus was probably around 5ft 5in tall with a slight yet muscular physique. While she admits we will never know for certain, Taylor she says His features would … [Read more...] about What did Jesus look like, what date was He born and where did He die on the cross?
Christians around the world reenact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday Religious devotees observed Good Friday on March 30, 2018 with reenactments of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. From Germany to India, Christians filled the streets of their respective cities to watch actors as biblical figures two days before the Easter holiday. … [Read more...] about Christians around the world reenact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday