st. james' church

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Telč Castle, Czech Republic

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St Cross Hospital & Church, Winchester by Glass Angel
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St Cross Hospital & Church, Winchester. Chancel, north aisle window, by James Powell and Sons, 1917 - St Michael.

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The West Wing | 4x12 | Guns Not Butter

“That’s ‘cause you don’t know the story of Fishhooks McCarty.”
“Is this a real person or a Donna person?”
“Corrupt politician on the Lower East Side in the '20s. Every morning he stopped at the St. James Church on Oliver Street and said the same prayer, ‘O Lord, give me health and strength. We’ll steal the rest.’”

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( 10/15/2015 ) - The more I read about European history, the more I see truth in this quote:

“The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for    c e n t u r i e s” - James Madison

Kirn baby or corn dolly, a harvest festival decoration at the Church of St James the Great, near Aslackby, Lincolnshire, Great Britain. Photo © by Maigheach-gheal and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons.

Photographer’s text, in part: “As it was considered unlucky to cut the last sheaf of the harvest, the growing stems were plaited into a corn dolly and felled by the reapers’ thrown sickles. The dolly was then dressed and garlanded, carried home in procession and kept through the winter in the farmhouse or church to ensure a good harvest next year. The custom was a survival of pagan rites[….] These appeased the corn spirit or fertility goddess who took her final refuge in the last sheaf.

"Variously called the kirn baby, the mare, hag or maiden, the dolly was woven into many elaborate shapes.”

anonymous asked:

I know Rachel, Cassie and John Tomlin were known to be Christians. Was there anybody else who was also a Christian among the victims?

Yes, there were other Christian victims. Columbine was predominantly white and Christian. I can’t be 100% sure what their religions are of course, these are all my assumptions, but here is all the info I got.


Rachel Scott - She was a Christian.  I don’t think there needs to be any explanation. I think we all know that she was a Christian by now (lol).

Daniel Rohrbough - He was a Christian. His father, Brian Rohrbough, on multiple occasions has blamed the violence in today’s culture on the removal of God from the schools. I remember reading once somewhere a while ago that said “Daniel was a devout Christian.”

Dave Sanders - Im not too sure about Sanders. All I know was that his eulogy was read at the Trinity Christian Center by Pastor Bill Lower.

Kyle Velasquez -  Im pretty sure he was. He had a funeral service at St. James Presbyterian Church and on the inside of his coffin was written “In God’s care.”

Steven Curnow - I haven’t seen anything about his religion. He had a funeral at the Trinity Christian Center.

Cassie Bernall - Cassie was a christian. She was active in church youth programs and Bible study groups.

Isaiah Shoels - He most likely was. His gravestone has two symbols of hands praying, as well as a verse from the bible.

Matthew Kechter - I think he was a Christian as well. On his gravestone, there are symbols of crosses. Also, on his plaque at the Columbine Memorial, it says “Matthew, a gift from God” which leads me to think thats why his parents named him Matt.

Lauren Townsend - She was a Christian. She attended the masses at Southern Gables Evangelical Free Church.

John Tomlin - John was a Christian. John would lay his bible open on the dashboard of his truck, hoping someone would see it and bring them closer to God.

Kelly Fleming - Kelly was a Christian. Her funeral was held at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church with Daniel Mauser. Her gravestone has a huge angel on it and Inside her casket has two crosses, which really makes me think she was a Christian. Also, recall her mother’s angel experience.

Daniel Mauser - Daniel was a Christian. You can see pictures of his baptism and first communion here. There are also pictures of him celebrating Easter here and Christmas (At 3:10) with his family.

Corey Depooter - I think Corey was a Jehovah’s Witness. His mother once said “I pray all the time. I constantly talk to Jehovah and ask him for direction. And I ask Jehovah to give (Corey) a kiss on the cheek.” “It is prayers that make us strong.”  However he did have a funeral at the Trinity Christian Center.