Posts Tagged ‘Jerusalem’

Church of the Holy Sepulchre may close in protest over water bill

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, on the site where Jesus was crucified and rose again, may close for a day in protest over a disputed $NZ2.8 million water bill. Such a move would bar thousands of pilgrims and visitors from the church that is considered to be the most holy Christian shrine Read more

Vandals deface another Jerusalem Catholic church

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Vandals defaced the walls of one of Jerusalem’s best-known Catholic churches on Tuesday. Police said the perpetrators, who are believed to be Jewish extremists, defaced a wall leading to the Church of the Dormition, a century-old structure built on the site where tradition says the Virgin Mary died. The graffiti read “Jesus, son of a Read more

Playing politics with the global war on Christians

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Most people, most of the time, are fundamentally decent. Hence if they knew that there’s a minority facing an epidemic of persecution — a staggering total of 150,000 martyrs every year, meaning 17 deaths every hour — there would almost certainly be a groundswell of moral and political outrage. There is such a minority in Read more

Compassion Sisters feature in Film Festival gem – “How Far is Heaven”

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

A full theatre watched the 90 minute long documentary “How Far is Heaven” at the Paramount Theatre on in Wellington on Saturday. The documentary is a “fly on the wall view” of the interaction between three Compassion Sisters  and the local community at Jerusalem on the Whanganui river. Particular emphasis is placed on the local Read more