Rasha called her fiance Atef on his cell phone. A rebel answered and told her that they captured Atef and had given him the option of converting to Islam. He refused. So they slit his throat.
Atef was engaged to be married to Rasha. They are Christians and they lived in the ancient Christian village of Maaloula in Syria where the residents still speak Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke. Earlier this month the village was attacked by rebels of the Free Syrian Army made up of Jihadist factions from all over the Middle East including members of Al-Qaeda.
Kirsten Powers wrote yesterday in the D[……]
If People magazine had been around at the end of the 19th century Elizabeth Feodorovna would have been on the cover – many times.
It is said she was one of the most beautiful women in the Europe of her day. But physical beauty is not what mattered for her. Her beauty came from within.
Elizabeth was the granddaughter of Queen Victoria of England and older sister to Alexandra, wife of Tsar Nicholas II. She was born on November 1, 1864, the daughter of Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom. She was nicknamed Ella. She died on July 18, 1918 at the age of 53. Her[……]
There is a great deal of confusion today regarding what the Christian response to poverty should be.
The Apostle James makes our responsibility clear:
“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world…What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,’ but you do not give them the things which are neede[……]